Operating notes: A productive day down at the museum


I wasn't able to get down to WA2HOM, our club station at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum on Saturday, but I did make it on Sunday. It was a very productive—and fun—day. I arrived at the museum at about 1:15 pm, and when I got up to the shack, there … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: clear-top boxes, SDR, HSMM

Sverre Holm, LA3ZA @LA3ZA Show off your project in a clear top tin la3za.blogspot.com/2014/02/show-o… Victor Laynez @roteno Fun little radio housing. pic.twitter.com/QtmCw2smuW DIY Engineering @DIYEngineering Using SDR to Read Your Smart … [Continue reading]

ARRL Board Requests Member Comments About Digital Modes


SB QST @ ARL $ARLB007 ARLB007 ARRL Board Requests Member Comments About Digital Modes ZCZC AG07 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 7  ARLB007 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  March 3, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB007 ARLB007 … [Continue reading]

Amateur radio in the news: School Club Roundup, Berkeley ARC turns 100, Morse Code wall

For Two Rivers School students, amateur transmission brings a window on a wider world. Two Rivers School in North Bend (WA) became a ham radio station for a day, Feb. 12 during the nationwide School Club Roundup event. Middle school teacher Joe … [Continue reading]

Operating Notes: W1AW/8, W8P

Over the past week, I participated in two special operating activities. The first was operating as W1AW/8 on 40m CW on Thursday evening, 2/20/14. Three of us—Stuart W8SRC, Arun W8ARU, and yours truly—operated for two hours between 0100Z and … [Continue reading]

Delta Division survey provides insight into clubs

In a LinkedIn discussion about grant writing for amateur radio clubs, I learned about a membership survey done by the ARRL's Delta Division. There's a big section on clubs and club activities. Here are a few bullet points from the executive … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: club resources

ARRL @arrl ARRL Atlantic Division Adds Resources to Aid Amateur Radio Clubs: The ARRL Atlantic Division leadership has cr... bit.ly/1gB2ptw Atlantic Division director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, is truly one of the directors that knows what he's … [Continue reading]

ARRL membership: Is 25% asking too much?

In the March 2014 issue of QST, Harold Kramer, WJ1B makes a big deal of the fact that ARRL membership is now up to 162,200 members and growing at a rate of about 1% per year. After patting the ARRL on the back about this, WJ1B launches into a … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide index

I've now update all of the sections for the 2014 version of the No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide. Here's an index to all of the sections: Electrical principles, Ohm's Law DC power calculation Math for electronics Resistors, … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: Antique wireless, Nuclear Summit special event

 @K7AGE AWA GATEWAY available #hamradio antiquewireless.org/uploads/1/6/1/… pic.twitter.com/NoI7dkksmW DIY Engineering @DIYEngineering Call for Hams and Hackers: Welcome ICE/ISEE-3 Home - ISEE-3, one of America's most dedicated space exploration … [Continue reading]