Tag Archives: Ham Radio

SWLing Post, Number 2,000

This morning, I noticed that we’ve crossed a small milestone here at the SWLing Post: as of this post, there are now 2,000 published posts in our archives. It’s a bit incredible that it’s already been almost seven years since I started this blog. … Continue reading

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Christoph’s photo tour of Friedrichshafen 2015

SWLing Post reader, Christoph Ratzer, has posted a photo gallery of the 2015 Friedrichshafen Ham Radio convention in Germany. Click here to view Christoph’s gallery. Many thanks, Christoph, for this fine photo tour! I actually recognize a couple of friends in those photos. I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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