Category Archives: Ham Radio

It’s Field Day weekend: find a local event, have fun

If you live in North America and have an interest in becoming a ham radio operator, this is the weekend to check out what amateur radio is all about, and meet local radio enthusiasts.  It’s Field Day. What is Field Day? … Continue reading

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Photos from the VOA Bethany Museum

Immediately after packing up our table at the Dayton Hamvention, my buddies Eric (WD8RIF), Miles (KD8KNC), and I made the 30 minute journey to Bethany, Ohio, to visit the VOA Bethany museum. Main entrance and front lobby (above). Entering the … Continue reading

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TX Factor Episode 8

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David (G4EDR), who writes: “I thought you and the many readers of your SWLingPost would be interested in the latest edition (8) of TX Factor a UK produced online TV programme. It features two … Continue reading

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American Radio History site adds Monitoring Times issues

The American Radio History website has just announced the addition of 75 issues of the late Monitoring Times magazine to their free downloads archive. These issues span 1983-1993, making a nice stroll down memory lane for many of us. Click … Continue reading

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ARS Technica: People turn to ham radio in aftermath of Nepal earthquake

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John Drake, who shares this excellent article from ARS Technica: “On Saturday, Nepal was shaken by a massive earthquake that registered a 7.8 on the Richter scale, causing widespread destruction in areas of dense … Continue reading

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This African ISP commercial may be the best amateur radio promotion ever

Many thanks to my buddy Ulis (K3LU) for sharing this brilliant commercial:

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A Photo Tour of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, I made a pilgrimage the to the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland, USA.  The museum is located in a modest and beautiful historic house on the corner of Mt. Oak and Mitchellville Roads … Continue reading

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