Category Archives: Hams

This African ISP commercial may be the best amateur radio promotion. Ever.

Many thanks to my buddy Ulis (K3LU) for sharing this brilliant commercial:

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April 18 is World Radio Day

Friday, April 18, is the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) “World Radio Day”. The theme for World Radio Day 2014 is “Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication”. World Radio Day is celebrated each year on April 18 to recognize … Continue reading

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VA3OOG covers Bowie like no other

In this music video, Col. Chris Hadfield (VA3OOG/KC5RNJ) records a revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, on board the International Space Station: As if he wasn’t cool enough already. We hams couldn’t ask for a better ambassador than VA3OOG.

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Four Days In May: A look back at FDIM 2012…

One of the highlights of my trip to the Dayton Hamvention last year was attending evenings at Four Days in May (FDIM), a QRP convention sponsored by the QRP ARCI that rather conveniently coincides with the Dayton Hamvention, which I try to … Continue reading

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Harold’s JA7HJ tower was not your average tower

I meet some very interesting people in radio circles.  My friend Harold Johnson (W4ZCB) is undoubtedly one of them. Last year at my local ham radio/DXer club meeting, members were asked to bring photos of shacks and rigs, and describe … Continue reading

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