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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.
Danbury-area ham-radio clubs include theCandlewood Amateur Radio Association and the Northville Amateur Radio Association.
Danbury’s Steve Simons has been licensed since 1974, and his company, Manitou Systems Inc., supplies high-powered amplifiers.
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
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Amateur Radio has long been fertile ground for gaining knowledge and skill with electronics technology, as well as for hands-on experimentation and ap... Read more
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Here is a video about my go-kit with my FT-817 and making some contacts QRP. Videos on almost all items can be seen on my channel. In this kit i have... Read more
José, LU1FM will be active from San Andres Island. 21 March – 4 April 2015 as 5JØB. He will operate on 160 – 6m SSB, Digital modes.... Read more
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