HAM Radio 101

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: Poaching

Poaching is when a third station strays onto the frequency of a station who is running in order to make contact with one of the responding stations.  If N9RV is […]

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Guide to Canadian National Parks on the Air 2019

Spearheaded by a group of dedicated Hams from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadian National Parks On The Air (CNPOTA) is a new program (modeled after ARRL’s defunct National Parks on the […]

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Word of the Day: “Rubber Clocking”

A slang term used to refer to the adjusting of times in the contest log to make QSOs appear to conform to the rules of a category and contest. This […]

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What is the VHF/UHF Century Club?

If working UHF/VHF is more your style (or all your budget will allow), there are still lots of ways to have fun on the air and get recognized for your […]

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Word of the Day: XYL

Today’s Word of the Day salutes all the XYLs who “stand by their Ham.” For many male Ham Radio operators, having a supportive, understanding, patient, and abundantly tolerant XYL is […]

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Split Operation—Pitcairn Island 2019

Have you made a QSO with the Pitcairn Island VP6R 2019 DXpedition yet? If not, keep at it. The team will be operating eight stations from the island until November […]

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Fox Hunting—Getting Young People Hooked on the Adventure of Ham Radio

How do you convince a young person to drop the video controller, put away the smartphone, step out into the sunlight, and give Ham Radio a whirl? Cue the Mission […]

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Product Profile: IC-PW2 HF/50 MHz All Band SO2R 1 kW Linear Amplifier

Icom has added a new amplifier to go along with its already impressive list of Amateur Radio equipment. At the 2019 Ham Fair (August 31-September 1) in Tokyo, the company […]

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What is “Receive Diversity?”

The practice of using two antennas, each feeding a separate receiver locked onto the same frequency, to better capture a weak signal. This frequently is an advantage due to the […]

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Ham Radio 101: Who is Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW?

Today’s Word of the Day honors one of the pioneers of Amateur Radio, Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW, inventor and co-founder the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) along with Clarence D. […]