Next one-day Tech class, Saturday, May 3, 2014

My next One-Day Tech Class will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 221 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI. Immediately after the class, the Technician Class license exam will be administered.

Pre-registration is required, and there is a $10 fee to take the class, but the fee will be waived for anyone under the age of 18. We often fill the class and have to put people on the waiting list. So, if you would like to take this class, send a check or money order to reserve your spot to:

Dan Romanchik, KB6NU
1325 Orkney Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

You can also pay by sending money via PayPal to

Prospective students should download the study guide IMMEDIATELY. Read through it a couple of times and take some online practice tests (URLs for practice test websites can be found in the study guide) before coming to class. Studying beforehand greatly increase the chances that you’ll pass the test.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me or phone 734-930-6564.

Wanna review my new study guide?


I have completed the PDF, Kindle (.mobi), and Nook (ePub) versions of the new edition of the Tech study guide. If you'd be interested in having an advance look at it, e-mail me, and I'll send you a copy. I have an ulterior motive, of course. I'd … [Continue reading]

Coiling Cables

A couple of years ago at Field Day, Bruce, KT8TD, tried to show me how to coil cables properly. using the "over-under" technique. Using this technique helps prevent cables from getting all tangled when you uncoil them. I really was too tired at the … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: digital TV, vintage computers, 10 GHz

Jeff Davis @ke9v DATV-Express digital-ATV project #hamradio   David Larsen KK4WW @Apple1computer RT @computerhobby: #Vintage #Computers Peek inside the Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum warehouse … [Continue reading]

Who else is on Twitter?

Follow Me on Twitter

For the past year or so, I've been fairly active on Twitter. My id there is @kb6nu. I've found it to be a great adjunct to my ham radio operations. Whenever I turn on the rig, I also open a window on the computer and log into Twitter (via … [Continue reading]

Kindess of Strangers


In the closing moments of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Name Desire, Blanche DuBois utters her most memorable line, "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." Amateur radio operators are sometimes like that. I … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: Save the Easter bunny, loop antenna, your own satellite

  E22ICQ @o0ToTOm0o Rescue the Easter Bunny - Ham Radio Fox Hunting for Beginners.   Andrew Herron, W8FI@kritikal Frank's N4SPP Ham Radio home-built SM0VPO 80 40 20 meters compact spiral loop … [Continue reading]

A photo from Field Day 1948

A.Radio News Sept 1948

I love this photo of Field Day 1948. It's a reminder that it's time to start thinking about this year's Field Day...Dan Here's the accompanying article. … [Continue reading]

New clock accurate to within 1s every 300 million years


The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard, along with the current NIST-F1 … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: amateur radio course, SwiftKey, BeagleBone

Radio Guy @Radio_2_Radio Amateur Radio: Ken Green's Amateur Radio Course - Clovelly Donkeys Laurent Haas - F6FVY @f6fvy Typing revolution : SwiftKey for physical keyboards #contesting #ohWait DIY … [Continue reading]