HAM Radio 101

HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio 101: Help for the Morse Impaired

On February 23, 2007, the FCC eliminated the Morse code requirement for all U.S.-issued amateur licenses. Within 72 hours of the announcement, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) staff reported […]

HAM Radio 101

Julius T. Freeman, KB2OFY, SK: Ham Hero Committed to the Pursuit of Equality

Julius Freeman, KB2OFY, SK, was part of the Red Tails, or Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African-American Aviators (plus navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks, and other […]

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Remembering Hams who Made a Difference: Leslie “Les” Moxon, G6XN, SK

Plus, Check Out the New EAntenna Dual-Band Moxon Antenna Available from DX Engineering Ham radio boasts a storied history of antenna designers whose creations bear their names or call signs: […]

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Four Myths about Ham Radio QRP Operating

QRP has certainly been a divisive topic over the decades. Some swear by it, others swear AT it! There is no question that QRP operating poses challenges that most larger […]

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Tales from the History of Wireless Part II: The Rivalry Between Sir William Henry Preece and Oliver Heaviside

Let’s face it, solving differential equations isn’t a hobby we’re all desperate to tackle. In fact, there are those of us who simply shudder at the mention of anything mathematical. […]

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EMCOMM: The Value of Winlink in Emergency Communications

Winlink Global Radio Email®️, often referred to as just Winlink, is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio frequencies and authorized government stations to provide radio pathway emails. […]

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EMCOMM: Taking a Look at Leadership Structure

Many systems have various types of leadership structures. EMCOMM is no different. For this purpose we shall focus on two types: the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) Field structure, as […]

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EMCOMM: Getting Involved in the Storm Spotter Program

The SKYWARN program was developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) in the 1960s. Even though the NWS receives information from satellite, surface weather stations and Doppler radar, technology is […]

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HAM Radio 101

Tips on Prepping for Your Ham Radio License Test

Study for two minutes. Get a cup of coffee. Study for two more minutes. Browse Netflix. Study again for two minutes. Check email. Study for another two minutes. Get lost […]

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EMCOMM: Hams Making a Difference Through Public Service

What do you use your amateur radio license for? There are many ways to use ham radio; however, one very rewarding way is to serve the community. The Amateur Radio […]