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WSPR—Weak Signal Propagation Reporter: AD#34

Can you WSPR? This video is the fourth in a series about propagation beacons. The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter is a system designed by Joe Taylor, K1JT, a Nobel laureate, to study HF propagation. You can participate both by listening … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 9.4, Antenna Design

Here’s your video introduction to Section 9.4, “Antenna Design,” in the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. This is a short section and a short video. Included are short demos of both EZNEC and 4nec2. To return to … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class License 7.2, The Sun

ARRL General Class Study Guide Lesson 7.2 is titled “The Sun,” but a more accurate title would be “How the Sun affects HF Propagation.” When you have finished, click here to return to the list of General Class training videos. … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 6.1, Antenna Basics

The section is really short. The book just throws several definitions your way that you need to be conversant with going forward. So, instead of taking only two minutes, I take twenty to walk you through very understandable explanations of … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 2.2, Digital Modes

This is your video introduction to Lesson 2.2, Digital Modes, in the ARRL General Class License Manual for ham radio. There is a companion video to this one that records an actual on-the-air QSO. After you have finished the video, … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 1.2

Here’s your video introduction to Lesson 1.2 (even though the video says Lesson 1.1), “How to Use this Book,” from the ARRL General Class License Manual. The URL shown in the lesson will provide you with further background information if … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 1.1

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APRS: Marrying Motorcycling and Ham Radio

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is a ham radio mode. It does many things. Here we look at the tracker mode. When I go motorcycling I carry a GPS receiver, a DeLorme PN-40SE. This web site is full of GPS … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Jupiter—after ten years

The Ten-Tec Jupiter (Model 538), now ten years old, is at the core of my current HF station, as seen in the image at the right taken only a few minutes ago. I wrote an earlier post reprinting the review … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Jupiter: My faithful HF radio for a decade

My Ten-Tec Jupiter Model 538 HF Transceiver celebrated its 10th anniversary in my ham radio shack. I wrote a review of it for the May, 2001, issue of BARC’s Bark, the newsletter of the Boulder Amateur Radio Club. I include … Continue reading

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