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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ham TV Operators Go High Definition

Ham TV Operators Go High Definition: Through the years, hams have always been quick to try out new technologies including microwave, satellite, digital communications, and most recently, high-definition television.



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Amateur Radio Operators Convert to Digital Television

Amateur Radio Operators Convert to Digital Television: Radio amateurs, or “hams,” have been involved in one way or another with television practically ever since commercial entities began developmental work in the medium during the 1920s.



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Friday, January 22, 2016

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 8.3, Outdoor Safety

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 8.2 Video Introduction

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 8.1, Electrical Safety

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 7.3, Scatter Modes

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 7 2 The Sun

ARRL General Class Lesson 7.1, The Ionosphere

General Class Lesson 6.6 Transmission Lines

KE0OG's Lesson 6.5 Specialized Antennas for ARRL General Class Ham License

KE0OG Lesson 6.4 Loop Antennas

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 6.3, Yagi Antennas

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MT Adventures: Just another "Beyond Gash" tour

MT Adventures: Just another "Beyond Gash" tour: When Kyle invited me along on a Sky Pilot tour, I asked if we could head north instead of south from the top of Gash point, taking advantag...

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Book

Contact Sport
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About the Book
SUSPENSE and CONTROVERSY in RADIO’S BIGGEST COMPETITION. In the woods of Massachusetts, pairs of contestants huddle in tents filled with communications equipment. Their voices soar through the air, riding waves into the atmosphere, as they comb through static and noise for a response from the other side of the world. They’re searching for loot in the form of other voices in the sky. The rarer their contact, the more valuable their treasure.
A major new book describes the exciting world of amateur radio competition and the intriguing characters of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship. The competitors hail from across the planet, from youthful challengers to veterans with decades of radiosporting experience. Meet fascinating personalities as they battle computer malfunctions, getting lost, and staying at the top of their game for 24 hours in a hot, stuffy tent. The final scores bring surprises, disappointments, even a recount, and decades-long friendships will be stressed in the fight for the crown of amateur radio, the ultimate “contact sport.” Follow the action as the teams dance upon the radio waves. See who will be crowned champions of their sport.
Contact Sport is a wonderful book, written not only for knowledgeable amateur radio operators, but also for their children and grandchildren, to open the wonders of science and radio magic to all ages.
Buy an enscribed autographed copy from Big Cartel.
Find the book in your local independent book store.
Coming soon in eBook & hardcover

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lesson 4.7 Basic Test Equipment

Lesson 4.6 Practical Circuits

Lesson 4.5 Active Components

Lesson 4.4 Reactance and Impedance

Lesson 4.3 Basic Components

Ham Radio General Lesson 4.1, Electrical Principles (re-uploaded)

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 3.4, Technical Standards

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 3.3 Control Operator Privileges

General Lesson 3.2

Lesson 3.1 Regulatory Bodies