27APR 2017
Ham Radio antenna design

Ham Radio antenna design

HAVE FUN DESIGN YOUR OWN J POLE FOR ANY BAND! (Try it with aluminum too!) Either way.TRY IT! Design your J Pole for hf, 2 meters, 220, 440 and up! J-Pole Antenna Design SAVE TIME BY USING THE CALCULATOR BELOW . On most of the J Pole designs out there, a choke should be used as close to the feedpoint…

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24APR 2017
License for Ham Radio

License for Ham Radio

A common question that is asked is, “Why do amateur radio operators need to get a license?” To answer this question, let’s consider two of the more common U.S. radio services for which you don’t need a license. In order for these services to be available to the general public, the FCC requires manufacturers…

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21APR 2017
Map of Ham Radio operators

Map of Ham Radio operators

This all started when I was interested in calculating the distance and bearing between amateur radio stations. I found this reference on calculating the great circle distance and bearing. Ultimately, this interest lead to a web form for producing azimuthal maps. For those who never heard of an azimuthal…

Packers And Movers is a prominent name in the packing and moving industry. Since the time of its inception,

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18APR 2017
Logging Software Ham Radio

Logging Software Ham Radio

The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors has named the free logging software development team to receive its Yasme Excellence Award. Team members include Tom Wagner, N1MM; Rick Ellison, N2AMG; Steve London, N2IC; John Bednar, K3CT; Nikolay Safronov, NA3M; Pete Smith, N4ZR; Andreas Hofman, KU7T; Larry Gauthier, K8UT, and Richard Ferch, VE3KI. N1MM+ represents a major revision…

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15APR 2017
Automatic antenna tuner Ham Radio

Automatic antenna tuner Ham Radio

KAT100 High Power Automatic Antenna Tuner The KAT100 is an ideal match for the K2/100, and will also work with the K2. It can easily handle from 200 mW to 100 watts, and its 10 LEDs accurately monitor SWR during transmit. Like the KAT2, the KAT100 includes two antenna jacks-it s like having two ATUs in one. Because of its tight integration with the K2, the KAT100 offers many…

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12APR 2017
FCC Ham Radio license Search

FCC Ham Radio license Search

FCC Search is the Commission s primary, full-text search tool that collects information from the site s web pages and documents (EDOCS). FCC Search offers a variety of sort, filter and pagination options, along with FCC-recommended featured results. To search FCC s databases, use the system-specific Quick Links listed in the right column of this page and described below. EDOCS…

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09APR 2017
EBay Ham Radio antenna

EBay Ham Radio antenna

Even in the age of the Internet, ham radio enthusiasts still get an enormous amount of enjoyment from connecting with others though radio waves. Licensed amateur radio operators, known as hams, need the right equipment in order to operate on radio frequencies that the Federal Communications Commission reserves specially for these hobbyists, according to the National Association…

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06APR 2017
Get your Ham Radio license online

Get your Ham Radio license online

The FCC has done a lot of work to make ordinary ham radio license transactions easier by creating the online ULS system, which allows you to process renewals, address changes, and other simple services. To use this system, however, you need to register in the Commission Registration System (CORES), whether or not the FCC has already granted your license. How to register in…

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03APR 2017
Antenna tuners Ham Radio

Antenna tuners Ham Radio

I m a little confused about how antenna tuners function in terms of reducing antenna system SWR. Is it true that an antenna tuner does not really tune the antenna? And if an antenna is cut to resonance already, what good is a tuner? Yes, it s true-an antenna tuner doesn t really tune your antenna in the strict sense of the word. It does not, for example, adjust the lengths…

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31MAR 2017
Ham Radio antenna Mounts

Ham Radio antenna Mounts

Getting your antenna in the air can sometimes be challenging. Not all of us have unlimited real estate and 120 foot towers at our disposal to hang any radiator on that we please. We all have to work within the confines of our situation, meaning limited space, property restrictions, access, or even budget. Thinking about those situations, here’s some creative ideas for mounting…

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