Archive for HAM Radio

Upgrading a “Lost Art”

This article is the written transcript of the podcast audio found at: http://vintagevolts.com/podcast/Vintage_Volts_Episode_5.mp3 In today’s world of instant and rapid communications, the Amateur Radio Service (HAM radio) is losing its appeal amongst the latest generation of people. A member of that generation might even go so far as to wonder why people who are licensed […]

The Two Hour QSO

As an amateur radio operator (HAM radio) I rarely talk for any great length of time during a QSO (meaning, talking with a “single person contact” or in a lengthy group conversation). My “rag-chewing” time is usually limited to the time it takes me to drive back and forth to work. Well today, I had […]

The way ELECTRONICS used to be!

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