26SEP 2016
Ham Radio lightning protection

Ham Radio lightning protection

Antenna Lightning and Surge Protection There have been hundreds of discussions on how to protect your radio equipment from lightning strikes. They all talk about grounding your antenna, and grounding your radio equipment. They suggest dozens of lightning and surge protectors for the antenna coax line…

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23SEP 2016
Amateur Radio Handheld

Amateur Radio Handheld

You may have heard about amateur or “ham” radio from a friend or maybe one of the members in your Makerspace is a ham. What is ham radio and what does it offer you? First, you’re a Maker, so you already have a lot in common with the ham radio community. Hams are tinkerers, builders, fixers, and inventors…
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20SEP 2016
Amateur Radio headphones

Amateur Radio headphones

To assist you with selecting the RIGHT HEADSET for YOUR APPLICATION, we build three primary categories of headsets. Listen-Only Headsets These headsets are ideal for CW Ops or for Ops that may normally use either a Desk Mic, or a Studio Style Desk-Boom-Mic. They work especially well for either CW or…
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17SEP 2016
Getting Ham Radio license

Getting Ham Radio license

We run a lot of posts on amateur radio here at Hackaday, and a majority of our writers and editors* are licensed hams. Why? Because playing around with radio electronics is fun, and because having a license makes a lot more experimentation legal. (*We’re sure you have good reasons for slacking, Szczys.)…
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14SEP 2016
Best Amateur Radio

Best Amateur Radio

This simple question is asked a lot. The answer isn’t that simple. Most radios I reviewed had something they were really good at, but producing a radio which ticks all the right boxes is not easy. What is important to you? Anything you want me to add? Best battery life Quansheng TG-UV2. Keeps on going. Battery is rated 2 mAh @ 7.4V. Baofeng UV-5R. Rated at 1800 mAh @7.4V and…

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19MAY 2016
Ham Radio dummy loads

Ham Radio dummy loads

A dummy load is just one of those standard tools that you need in the shack. It s a load that has a purely resistive impedance of 50 ohms at all frequencies of interest (HF in my case). You don t need to pollute the airwaves while just tuning or testing your transmitter! Dummy-loads are easy and relatively inexpensive to build yourself, using one or more suitable resistors…

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28APR 2015
Discount Ham Radio equipment

Discount Ham Radio equipment

AES Las Vegas, NV 4640 South Polaris Ave Las Vegas, NV 89103 800-634-6227 702-647-3114 Fax 702-647-3412 AES Las Vegas is located at 4640 S Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103. If you are traveling with a GPS, use this Lat Long for your AES waypoint. N36 06.331 W115 11.097 AES Las Vegas carries a complete stock of Amateur Radio equipment, with HF and VHF transceivers, amplifiers…

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23SEP 2014
YouTube Ham Radio videos

YouTube Ham Radio videos

On this page, you’ll find the latest version of the Essex Ham “ Getting Started: Welcome To Amateur Radio ” video: This video requires Adobe Flash. If you can’t view it, scroll down for the YouTube version About “Welcome To Amateur Radio” The video was created by the team at Essex Ham to do a number of things Give those curious about amateur radio a quick overview Outline some…

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08JAN 2016
Ham Radio amplifiers for sale

Ham Radio amplifiers for sale

Jokerman Electronics online store offers you wide range of linear amplifier for mobile and base CB radios. Inexpensive CB radio amps for beginners and top models for pros are available for purchase in our online shop. We work only with trustworthy radio equipment manufacturers. You probably know about such brands as Texas Star, X-Force, Palomar and DaveMade . Their broad assortment…

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01APR 2016
Ham Radio antenna tower for sale

Ham Radio antenna tower for sale

The following article was written by Steve Morris, K7LXC, of Champion Radio Products. The original can be found Here. He is well known amongst the international Ham Community as the owner and moderator of the popular Towertalk ham-forum. The Ten Most Common Tower Building Mistakes After working on over 150 amateur radio tower and antenna systems over the last 15 years, I…

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