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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Looking for a weekend radio project? Check out MakeRF

This year, at the 2014 Dayton Hamvention, I had the pleasure of meeting a number of SWLing Post readers–truly a highlight for me at the convention. One of the readers I met was Mike Gualtieri (KB3TKG). Mike and I had a … Continue reading

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The best general coverage transceivers for shortwave listening

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Like many amateur radio operators, I became interested in HF radio because of my real passion for shortwave radio listening. During my first fifteen years as an … Continue reading

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Tallying up Dayton Hamvention purchases

This year, at the Dayton Hamvention, I spent more money than I ever have.  Though the Hamvention is a showcase of innovations and flea market treasures, I typically walk away with a few connectors, cables, or maybe some handy accessories; … Continue reading

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Dayton Hamvention flea market: a few photos

I had a little over one hour to check out the Dayton Hamvention flea market yesterday morning before manning our inside exhibitor’s table for Ears To Our World. Here are a few radios that caught my attention: I actually purchased … Continue reading

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Going to the Dayton Hamvention? Stop by our booth!

For the third year in a row at the Dayton Hamvention, fellow volunteers and I will be representing the charity Ears To Our World (ETOW). This year, we will be in booth 411 in the Ball Arena (BA0411). Stop by and … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 2014 Dayton Hamvention and FDIM

Each year, I attend the Dayton Hamvention and much of the QRP conference, Four Days in May.  This year, I’ll be working our Ears To Our World table again, along with other volunteers, at booth 411 in the Ball Arena (BA411). … Continue reading

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