Category: Amateur Radio

Practicing CW / Morse Code by Listening to Real Stations

I’ve come to the realization that it is much more interesting to practice CW by listening to real live stations. Lately I have been tuning around the bands to find a QSO or station that is transmitting somewhere near what

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Welcome to 2016 – My Ham Goals For The Year

Happy New Year! Now that 2015 has come to a close and we have a whole new year ahead of us, I’ve decided to set some ham radio goals for the year. I am probably being overly ambitious but if

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Re-Learning Morse Code

Back when I first got licensed (Canadian Basic) you only had privileges on bands above 30 MHz. If you wanted to get on HF you had to learn and pass a Morse Code test. There were actually two tests, one

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K1N Navassa DXpedition Official DVD Trailer

I had a blast working K1N earlier this year and from this trailer it looks like the DXpedition team did also. Apparently the DVD isĀ 44 minutes in length and the initial production run is around 1000 units. I might have

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I finally got my call plates!

It took me two attempts to get the paperwork right and 6 weeks of waiting but they are finally here!

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ICOM unveiled IC-7300 at Tokyo Ham Fair 2015

ICOM has unveiled the IC-7300 transceiver. It is an all mode (SSB / CW / RTTY / AM / FM), HF + 50Mhz radio that comes in the 3 models listed below. IC-7300 – 100 W IC-7300M – 50 W

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2015 NSARA Picnic

— I am not affiliated with the Greenwood ARC, but I am an NSARA member, so I wanted to pass this along — The Greenwood Amateur Radio Club is pleased to host the 2015 NSARA Picnic! The event will be

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APRSdroid gets an Easter weekend update

After what seems like a very long time, Georg Lukas (DO1GL) has pushed out a new update to this awesome APRS application for Android (APRSdroid). The UI has been modernized a bit, some bugs have been fixed, and there has

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70 cm Crucifix Antenna

So I recently decided that I to build a new antenna for my 70 cm rig to replace the dual band magnet mount that I was using as it did not fit well in my new shack. I ended up

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Happy New Year!

I guess it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. The last time was way back in July. A few things have changed since then. I’ve not come into possession of a Kenwood TS-570SG (HF + 6m) and have moved

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