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Here’s a weekend project that will keep you busy for a moment and will give you a very nice police scanner antenna. This antenna is called an Off-Center Fed Dipole. The assembly is fairly easy and receive capability is fantastic. It took me a few minutes to put this scanner antenna together because I already […]

The Hammarlund Super Pro was an American made high-frequency receiver used during World War II. “The SP-600 Super Pro covered the frequency range of 540 kHz to 54 MHz.” In 1936 the first of the Super Pro series were manufactured. According to a November 1940 QST Magazine ad, “The fact that ‘Super-Pro’ receivers are used […]

Police Scanner Audio 2013 Boston Marathon bombings Listen to police scanner traffic after the Boston Marathon bombings. Emergency dispatch audio from Boston Marathon attack can be heard on the recording. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings occurred on April 15, 2013, when two bombs were detonated during the Boston Marathon at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 […]

How To Build An HDTV Bowtie

I saw a few pictures online about the DIY bowtie antenna and I was curious. Could it be possible to construct an antenna that would pull in the digital channels on the cheap? I found some excellent information on how to build an HDTV bowtie antenna. Will the coat hanger antenna work at all? At first I […]

If you’re into technology, 2 way radio, or you just have cabin fever and want an excuse to get out of the shack, the Dalton Hamfest will the be the place to be on February 25, 2012. The Dalton Hamfest will be located in Dalton, Georgia and will be sponsored by the Dalton Amateur Radio […]

Are you a shortwave listener and thinking about getting your hands on a guide that contains a list of international frequencies? The WORLD RADIO TV HANDBOOK 2012 may be just what you’re after. The shortwave listening guide of 2012 is available. The World Radio TV Handbook, or WRTH is now in its 66th year. It […]

The 40 Meter Wire Dipole

Doing 40 Meters On A Wire You haven’t fully utilized your ham radio capacity until you’ve tried to construct a dipole. A simple wire dipole is center-fed as the driven element. The dipole was invented by Heinrich Hertz around 1886. The dipole is one of the most popular antennas and one of the most practical. […]

The Tower That Broadcasted The World’s First Television Program On November 2, 1936, BBC engineers at Alexander Palace transmitted what is often claimed to be the world’s first television program. However, the world’s first public television transmissions had begun in Berlin, Germany, the previous year. Adolf Hitler became absolutely furious, upon hearing BBC boasting the […]

Urgent: Project 25 Certified, But Still Not Working May 27, 2010 – “Today the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation held a hearing to review the status of interoperability for public safety communications systems that enable first responders from multiple agencies and jurisdictions to communicate. Specifically, the hearing discussed the status […]

Bearcat BC355C Police Scanner Uniden Bearcat BC355c The Uniden BC355C 800MHz 300-Channel Base Mobile Scanner (Black) is a great scanner! Frequency Coverage – Includes “action” bands – 25-54,108-174,406-512,806-956 (excluding cellular) I had programmed a Uniden BC350A for a friend several months ago, and I liked the way the scanner looked. So, when I discovered that the […]

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