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FCC: Radio Buoys Operating in the 1.900 to 2.000 kHz Band [ET Docket No. 15-99] 1. The Commission proposes to amend Section 80.375 of its Rules to make the 1,900 kHz to 2,000 kHz band available to commercial fishing vessels for use by radio buoys on the open sea and to include them in the […]

Email With Or Without The Internet Is there an emergency and you need wireless communication? Got Winlink? “Winlink is an all-volunteer project of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc. (ARSFI), a non-profit public benefit corporation.” BTW, you need an amateur radio license to operate. “Winlink is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio […]

Is The TYT-9800 Getting Popular?

Is the TYT-9800 getting popular? I’m hearing more of these radios every day and there’s a reason why. What is it? Without a doubt it’s the price. The “other guys” sold a VHF/UHF transceiver of excellent quality, all equipped with four bands, but the price was kind of hefty. This is a point in time […]

Although software-defined radio is nothing new, the technological aspects keep expanding and exciting breakthroughs are advancing. What do have when you mix Kiwi with Beagle? Here’s a new one for you: KiwiSDR Kit Software Defined Radio with BeagleBone Green by Seeedstudio. SDR that covers 10 kHz to 30 MHz. The KiwiSDR Kit is plug and […]

Any outside event that is planned has a chance of being stifled. You plan, hope, and then wait. Hopefully mother nature will cooperate. The clouds are always a threat. On August 21, 2017, all things agreed for most of us in America. Did you see the eclipse? Honestly, some solar glasses were bought previously, but […]

Cheaper Wire For Ham Antenna Projects

In certain situations less is more! Especially for listening to the lower bands in this crazy unpredictable solar cycle, I’m accustomed to building my own antennas. Thicker copper wire is usually the standard, but over the years I’ve learned that thinner gauge wire will hold out sufficiently. It’s all in the packaging. Here are a […]

Waterproof products are very useful, but we sometimes forget the list that’s available. Water repellency is what we’re after, on the car, in the back yard, camping gear, marine, electronics, amateur radio gear, etc. Let’s finish the project with style. Top Waterproof Products 1. Scotch Electrical Tape Super 33+ Vinyl — The tape’s pressure-sensitive, rubber-resin […]

GPE 27 5/8 Antenna Good For DX

The low radiation angle for the Sirio Antenna Sirio GPE 27 5/8 is excellent for DX. The Sirio GPE 27 5/8 Antenna is designed for the 10m & 11m in frequency range. It’s omnidirectional and tunable by acting on the whip length, plus low radiation angle for excellent DX. The coil is protected by a […]

Signal Carrier In AM and FM Amplitude is defined as the distance between the tip crest of the wave to the rest position of the wave. With Amplitude modulation, the amplitude of the carrier wave varies, while the frequency remains constant. Frequency modulation is the encoding of information in a carrier wave by varying the […]

Today: Jan. 5, 2017 Yesterday: ISS Radio Report Wed, 2017 – 01 – 04 12:39 Twitter link: ISS Fan Club It was the first Wednesday in the month of January. The year of 2017 ushered in some very pleasant weather for much of the United States, just as Quebec and Vancouver in Canada had been […]

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