Monthly Archives: October 2011

Technician Class License Lesson 2.3, Radio Equipment Basics

Here’s your video introduction to Lesson 2.3 of the Technician Class manual. The actual lesson is contained in the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. 

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Technician Class Lesson 2.2, Modulation

Here’s the video to introduce Lesson 2.2 from the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. 

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Ham Radio Technician Course Section 2.1

This ten-minute video clarifies the concepts of frequency and wavelength with explanations and examples to prepare you to study Section 2.1 of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual.  To go back to the Ham Radio training page, click here.

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My New Video Aids to Becoming a Ham Radio Operator

I’m embarking on what I hope will be a successful series of videos that assist those of you studying to get your Technician Amateur Radio License. The Technician is the gateway into amateur radio. You do have to take a … Continue reading

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Early History of MARC—Bob Schaeffer, KJØG

The Montrose Amateur Radio Club (MARC), located in Montrose, Colorado, recently celebrated its 50th birthday. Bob Schaeffer, KJØG, is one of the original members! He and his wife Connie, KØGAS, are avid contesters and have been very active in club … Continue reading

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Smart Electricity Meters: Insanity in Ouray!

Power to the People Recently our little electric utility, San Miguel Power Association, said they were moving into the 21st century by installing smart meters. The idea is that these can transmit the meter reading to the utility’s billing system … Continue reading

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C’mon Amazon, ship the way you say you will!

Amazon, like any large shipper, is always looking for the least expensive way to get packages from Point A (their warehouse) to Point B (my home). We live way, way in the boonies, so we like to get our stuff … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Fall Color Slideshow- Ouray CR 8 and Double Tracks

Even though past peak, there are plenty still around. Plus, the scrub oak is turning color too! The photos I took today for this slideshow were taken along Ouray County, Colorado, CR 8 up to Vista Point, then along a … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Video Instructional Material On Line

I’m looking for easy ways to help people get their ham radio licenses. To that end I’ve been combing YouTube and have found a number of sources. There are two ways to study: just study the questions and their answers, … Continue reading

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Fall Color along Last Dollar Road, Dave Wood Road, Rim Trail

Last Dollar Road has great fall color every year! I went through this delightful San Miguel County, Colorado, road on 30 Sept 2011, a few days before peak–good thing I did because the weather turned bad. The slideshow also includes … Continue reading

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