Category Archives: Amateur Radio

What is Bandwidth?

AF7KB, a great mentor and teacher of Amateur Radio explains it very well. Advertisements

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Rick Scott or Write In

I try not to get over political in my writings. Though I needed to take a few moments to address my fellow Floridians. One of my Florida neighbors asked why I’m supporting Rick Scott for Senate (our current governor). Well … Continue reading

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Turn the Bands Green

Since I am home and recuperating from the hospital I thought what better way to relax than to play on the radio.  Today being St. Patrick’s Feast Day there is a contest going on called Turn The Bands Green. From … Continue reading

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1.25 Meters

1.25M or 220 as it is affectionately called by me was my favorite band to hang around on when I lived in Maine. Since being here in Florida I haven’t made a single contact on that band. I sure do … Continue reading

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ARRL Wake Up!

This is my response to the ARRL: I am a member and an accredited VE, I am against this and will be sure to inform the FCC about this if they open it for comment. Part of the incentive to … Continue reading

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New Ham Frustration

Are you a new Amateur Radio Operator? Have you been frustrated with the hobby or just don’t know where to begin? Dave Casler offers some great advice to newly minted Hams!

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MAC & HAM

Note: this is not my Shack Calling all Amateur Radio Operators who use Apple/MAC computers! I came across this nice resource for us. Go to: http://macham.club/macham-club/ They are providing for us something completely free. “Free email service for ham radio … Continue reading

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K1NAT

My beautiful bride never ceases from making me feel so proud. As most of you should know by now Snowie passed not only her Technician Class but also her General Class Amateur Radio Operator Exam. She was originally issued the … Continue reading

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My Two Cents

After reading something on an Amateur Radio forum, I penned the following reply and thought the blogosphere would get some insight into it as well. The post was another Amateur Radio Operator complaining that we as a hobby are to … Continue reading

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CQ WW SSB

Today KN4GWP K1NAT (Snowie) and I went to the PCARS Club Station where I operated the club HF radio (under the club call sign W4MLB) for a few hours during  this contest (CQ World Wide Single Side Band) that started yesterday … Continue reading

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Proud

Today at the bi-monthly VE Test Exam for Amateur Radio sponsored by PCARS at the Melbourne Library. Snowie having completed taking the Element 2 (Technician) Class this past Thursday, sat today for the Licensing exam.  The other student from the … Continue reading

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Melbourne Hamfest

CQ! CQ! CQ!  This is KC1FLG.  Today marks the start of the: 52nd Annual Melbourne HAMFEST and ARRL State Convention Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS) October 13 & 14 2017 Note: The Hamfest is Friday and Saturday ONLY! Friday: … Continue reading

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Revised ARRL Frequency Chart

An updated ARRL frequency chart is now available for printing and downloading at http://www.arrl.org/graphical-frequency-allocations. The chart has been updated to include our new bands at 2,200 and 630 meters. Band Charts PDFs: 11×7 Color 8.5×11 Color 8.5×11 Black and White

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The Ham Code

The Radio Amateur is CONSIDERATE…He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. LOYAL…He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur … Continue reading

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