Tag Archives: Amateur Radio

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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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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PARC Field Day 2016

*From the archives of my old blog Just Us Owls* This past weekend was Field Day, for Ham Radio operators it is a time to practice skills in Emergency Communications and Operations, make contacts and just plain old have fun! … Continue reading

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Stop the Nay Saying

I want to take a moment and address something I’ve been seeing in our hobby. I’ve seen plenty of arguments both online and in person about the less expensive HT and mobile rigs put out by Chinese manufacturers. My first … Continue reading

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Irma Update

I will be the radio operator at one of the shelters here in Brevard County during Hurricane Irma. Tomorrow I will packing last minute things and then Friday I will do a double check of my go bag. I will … Continue reading

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Phonetics Part 2

From N1BUG ELMER TIP OF THE WEEK: Using Phonetics, Part 2. Last week we looked at use of the phonetic alphabet to communicate anything which must be spelled out: call signs, other mixed letter/number groups, proper names and uncommon words. … Continue reading

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ARRL Surprise

I had a wonderful surprise in today’s mail from the ARRL! I am now a Volunteer General Class V.E., I have to say I love my hobby more and more each day, I’m learning so much. My accreditations thus far: … Continue reading

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Elmer Tip

From one of my good friends and my first Elmer, N1BUG. ELMER TIP OF THE WEEK: Order of Call signs. Convention on which call sign goes first (calling station or station being called) varies by radio service. In amateur radio … Continue reading

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Elmer Tips 

From N1BUG.  ELMER TIP OF THE WEEK: Station Identification Requirements. FCC Regulations require us to give our call sign every ten minutes during a communication and at the end of a communication. Remembering to identify can be a challenge for … Continue reading

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One Year

CQ! CQ! CQ! This is KC1FLG! CQ! CQ! CQ! Today marks my one year anniversary of getting my amateur radio license! My first contact ever was Bill Welsh, KB1WEA, both on EchoLink and the N1BUG repeater!   It has been … Continue reading

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A Year Ago

Has it been a year already?  One year ago today, 26 March 2016, I passed the Element 2 Technician Class Exam, sponsored by the Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club (PARC).  I took the exam at Milo Town Hall in Milo Maine.  I … Continue reading

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