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

 @K7AGE AWA GATEWAY available #hamradio… 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]

More QSLs: K7TAN, W8UM


K7TAN is my first "TAN" card. This isn't a QSL from a station whose callsign spells a word, but I like it because it's from W8UM, the amateur radio station at the University of Michigan, here in Ann Arbor. As you can see, they celebrated their … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: ID, repeaters, club stations

Proper station identification is also very important. The basic rule is that an amateur station is required to transmit its assigned call sign at least every 10 minutes during and at the end of a communication. (T1F03) The only time an amateur … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: control operator and control type

An important concept in amateur radio is the control operator. Only a person for whom an amateur operator/primary station license grant appears in the FCC database or who is authorized for alien reciprocal operation is eligible to be the control … [Continue reading]

From my Twitter feed: weather radio, drones, DMR

Jayson Tautic @TAUTIC Really cool project! “@chasxmd: Project: Si4707 Weather Radio”   J.Héctor García XE2K @XE2K After so many Drones in the news, Why not an 160m Vertical wire array supported by Drones ? can be the … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: authorized and prohibited transmissions

As a licensed radio amateur, it’s important to know what you can and can’t do on the air. For example, any language that is considered obscene or indecent is prohibited. (T1D06). For the most part, transmitting music is also prohibited. The only time … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: operator licensing

Technician, General, Amateur Extra are the license classes for which new licenses are currently available from the FCC. (T1C13) You may operate a transmitter on an amateur service frequency after you pass the examination required for your first … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: ITU, frequency allocations, modes

The ITU is a United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues.(T1B01) There are three ITU regions. North American amateur stations are located in ITU region 2. One of the reasons that it is important to know about the ITU … [Continue reading]

Amateur radio in the news: HS ham club, hamfest (rally) in Harwell

Brad's Beat: Joplin High School Ham Radio Club. Students at Joplin High School are embracing a technology more than 100 years old. More than 20 students have enrolled in the Ham Radio Club. They're all studying how to get their license to broadcast. … [Continue reading]

2014 Tech study guide: FCC rules – Amateur Radio Service

The Amateur Radio Service is a service administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is the agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States. (T1A02) Part 97 is the part of the FCC … [Continue reading]