Category Archives: Ask Dave

Solar Power for your Ham Station AD #52

Can you power your station from the sun? Absolutely! This video explains solar power from the panels and batteries to charge controllers and sizing. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a … Continue reading

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A Simple Look At a Basic Amplifier, AD #51

One of the basic building blocks of radio is the amplifier. Let’s look at the theory behind a simple transistor amp, breadboard it, and test it! You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can … Continue reading

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DX and the Radio Amateur: Ask Dave #47

What’s DX? How does it work? Is it something you want to do? Give it a try! This video tells how. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a question by clicking … Continue reading

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From Data Modems to Sound Cards: AD #46

We use sound cards for lots of digital modems. Why? This episode explores the history behind creating the tones we put on the air. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a … Continue reading

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Understanding Oscillators: AD #45

Where do radio sine waves come from? From oscillators! This video delves into a simple audio phase-shift oscillator to see how they work. Included is a look at a breadboarded oscillator on an oscilloscope. You can see a list of … Continue reading

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Using Anderson Powerpole Connectors: AD #44

What are Anderson Powerpole connectors? They’re really popular for 12VDC power connections. This video explains how they work and shows how to mount the connectors properly for amateur radio. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking … Continue reading

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Overcoming “New Ham” Frustration: AD#43

Are you a new Tech and can’t find folks to talk with? This video provides several suggestions that can increase your satisfaction with your new hobby. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can … Continue reading

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How to build a J-pole with twinlead: Ask Dave #42

The Amateur Radio Supplies 2m/70cm Dual Band J-pole kit is the subject. This video takes you through the entire build process including testing. I ran into some issues, but fixed them. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos … Continue reading

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How to get on JT65: AD #41

JT65 is one of the most popular amateur radio digital modes. This video walks you through setting up the software and getting on the air. Good luck! 73, from Dave, KEØOG. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos … Continue reading

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Symbolism in the FCC Seal: Ask Dave #40

The FCC has a seal as well as a logo. At the request of a viewer, this video explores the symbolism in the seal. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a … Continue reading

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