Category Archives: Articles

Looking forward to the 2014 Dayton Hamvention and FDIM

Each year, I attend the Dayton Hamvention and much of the QRP conference, Four Days in May.  This year, I’ll be working our Ears To Our World table again, along with other volunteers, at booth 411 in the Ball Arena (BA411). … Continue reading

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My favorite ham radio apps for iOS and Android

In November 2013, The Monitoring Times magazine published an overview of my favorite ham radio and shortwave radio apps for iOS and Android smart phones/tablets. I just posted the full article on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post. Since … Continue reading

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“The Weakest Solar Cycle in 100 Years”

Thanks to QRPer.com contributor Eric (WD8RIF) for passing along this story from Sky and Telescope. Scientists are unsure why this solar peak has been less than stellar: (Source: Sky and Telescope) Scientists are struggling to explain the Sun’s bizarre recent … Continue reading

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A tour of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

For those of you, like me, who got their start in ham radio by listening to international broadcasters on the shortwaves, you might like the article I just posted on the SWLing Post. It’s a tour of the Edward R. … Continue reading

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NPR’s Robert Krulwich comments on EME and extra-terrestrial morse code

(Source: National Public Radio) Dot Dash Dot Dash This is the moon as Morse code. […]All over the world, ham radio operators and Morse Code enthusiasts beam dot, dash messages straight at the moon, then wait 2.7 seconds for the … Continue reading

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Mountain Xpress: Your cellphone can’t do this

I’m very proud of our local free community newspaper, the Mountain Xpress for its article on ham radio. Not only does the article give readership a short primer in the hobby, but it also profiles a variety of local hams–even … Continue reading

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Advances in Software Defined Radios could (will) change our wireless world

Note that I’m not speaking strictly of the HF spectrum here. But mark this:  a radio revolution is, right now, in the making. ARS Technica just last week published an article entitled, “How software-defined radio could revolutionize wireless” in which … Continue reading

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A QRP Family Holiday on Prince Edward Island, Canada

This year, during our family’s summer holiday, I’m enjoying the hospitality of Prince Edward Island, Canada (hence, the lack of recent posts on QRPer).  This is our family’s second visit to the maritime island, and each time we’ve been  fortunate … Continue reading

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Telegraph operations in the Great Auroral Storm of 1859

These days, CMEs and solar flares get a great deal of media attention. But it’s mostly speculation–for even with our advanced abilities to measure the potential impact, we can’t be sure what will happen each time this occurs. Might this … Continue reading

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The Toronto Star publishes my thoughts on the cuts to Radio Canada International

Other than being a QRPer, I’m also an avid shortwave radio listener and international broadcasting supporter. Below is a post from my other blog, the SWLing Post, that I hope you will read and share: (Originally posted on the SWLing … Continue reading

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