Category Archives: People

NM0S’ Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit

Just learned that David Cripe (NM0S) has a new kit for sale: the Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit. The Ozark Patrol is a simple, straightforward kit, designed with beginners in mind. The kit is a through-hole design, which is to … Continue reading

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Adam’s Yaesu FT-817ND Go Kit

Adam (KJ6HOT) writes: “Just wanted to pass on a link to a few videos I put together in case you’d like to share them, especially the Yaesu FT-817ND kit I put together.” Adam has also posted some SOTA activation videos … Continue reading

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2013 Ten-Tec Hamfest and W4DXCC: Rob Sherwood guest

Along with the Dayton Hamvention, I try to attend the Ten-Tec hamfest every year. Not only is it one of the hamfests nearest my home base, but also their “radios only” free tailgating is the source of many great quality radio … Continue reading

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A ham club at a bacon festival: what’s not to like?

Many thanks to the Southgate ARC for bringing this to my attention: The Roanoke Times reports that radio hams were among those attending a bacon festival The newspaper says hams from the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club, W4CA, showed up. “It’s the ham club at … Continue reading

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BBC World Service interviews Paul (N6PSE)who is attempting to organize a DXpedition to North Korea

(Source: BBC World Service) A small group of US ham radio enthusiasts have been in North Korea recently to ask for permission to set up a ‘pop up’ ham radio station there. Paul Ewing is one of them; he wants … 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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