Tag Archives: Ham Radio

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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Transceivers, portables and foldable solar panels: our Virtual Radio Challenge II responses

Three weeks ago, I posted a virtual challenge for SWLing Post readers:  your opportunity to piece together the best, innovative $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. You were tasked to … Continue reading

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Stack Exchange radio Q&A site

London Shortwave writes: I’ve just discovered that there is an Amateur Radio equivalent of the StackOverflow website (a Q&A website for programmers where answers are upvoted/downvoted according to a number of strict guidelines, ensuring answer relevance and quality). http://ham.stackexchange.com After … Continue reading

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Ken’s favorite QSL card

Regarding memorable QSL cards, SWLing Post reader, Ken Carr comments: “I received my favorite QSL card many years ago as a result of a random contact. I was just starting out in ham radio when I logged a QSO [contact] … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing comments on FCC regulation

Many thanks to Ray Novak for sharing this video from the ABC series Last Man Standing: I imagine there are pirates out there who would agree with Mike Baxter (a.k.a. Tim Allen).  Savor your ham.

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Frank’s maritime radio suggestions

In response to my previous post, The Best Shortwave Receiver for Your Boat or Yacht, Frank (VK3JFH/VP8DNM) writes: “I have all three of the portables mentioned, the Sony SW7600GR, the Sangean 909X, and the Tecsun PL-660. The latter is currently my … Continue reading

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