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By Frank Juliano and Alex Wolff
Even in these days of incessant tweets, texts and Facebook posts, a century-old form of social media is drawing new enthusiasts by embracing the latest technology.
Members of amateur, or ham, radio clubs in the area may use everything from a telegraph key and Morse code to satellites to transmit video, digital data and voice communications.
Simons said people take up the hobby for many reasons, including to participate in contests, where some compete to make the most point-to-point connections in a given time frame, or to communicate for emergency preparedness. Others are interested in Dxing — which means communicating over great distances, and some will operate a station for various special events…. Read More
After over a week of being hit by fast solar wind, conditions are finally beginning to calm down. We have had gorgeous aurora shows all over the world... Read more
January 1 was the opening day for the ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 (IGC), and newly minted General-class operator Katie Thompsen, KI7HCX, of Mt... Read more
The TH-D74 is Kenwood’s latest hand held transceiver. It offers a wide range of features including digital (D-STAR), 2m/70cm analogue FM, APRS as well... Read more
By Peg Quann | Bucks County Courier Times When he decided to become a ham radio operator, Charles Dillenbeck, of Bristol Township, went all out for hi... Read more
ARRL VHF Contest Complete results for the 2014 ARRL September VHF contest now are online, with a summary article by Jeff Klein, K1TEO. ARRL Contest Br... Read more
Ham radio volunteers living in areas having good signal propagation into the Caribbean region are being asked to activate their home ALE (automatic li... Read more
The Mumbai Mirror in India reports that a complaint by radio amateurs has prompted the Telecommunications Ministry to order online purveyors, includin... Read more
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