Category Archives: Videos

TX Factor: a brilliant Ham Radio show from the UK

Without a doubt, this is one of the best produced Ham Radio shows I’ve ever seen. I eagerly await TX Factor’s next episode. Click here to view TX Factor’s website. Thanks for the tip, WD8RIF!

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Happy Thanksgiving: “Mike” on Ham Radio

Many thanks to Ray Novak for sharing this video from the ABC series Last Man Standing: Happy Thanksgiving to all (even if you’re not State side)! And, please, savor your ham. -K4SWL

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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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Amateur Radio & Velveeta Cheese make television debut

My guess? There must be a ham in the marketing department at Velveeta:

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OH6DC’s Liver Casserole CW key

And I thought my buddy, Mike (K8RAT), was being gastronomically adventurous when he made a homemade single-lever “sideswiper” with a steak knife! Imagine what might happen if the steak knife meets up with this:

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Video: See a prototype Begali Adventurer in action aboard the USS Slater

This video features operations of the QRP DE-Xpedition aboard the USS Slater.  Among other innovations, they show a protoype Begali Adventurer in action.  The Adventurer is a miniature set of paddles which attaches to portable QRP rigs like the new Elecraft KX3.

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Video of Kenwood TS-990 at the 2012 Tokyo Hamfair

Admittedly, I love the analogesque dial above the tuning knob:

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Video: Tuning the Ten-Tec Argonaut VI

As Ten-Tec was setting up at the Dayton Hamvention last Thursday, I was able to meet with their engineer (John Henry) briefly and had a little time to play with the new Model 539 Argonaut VI. As I tuned around … Continue reading

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Gmail Tap: I only wish it were true….

Google has once again featured morse code–this time (unfortunately) as an April Fool’s joke! This video will explain it all, then, raise your hand if you’re disappointed.

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Building an Elecraft K3 in 7 minutes

This is a great time-lapse video of the assembly of the Midland Amateur Radio Club‘s Elecraft K3: See, that wasn’t so hard!

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