Twitter / JeffLast: .@NWSGreenBay amateur radio …


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RT @JeffLast: .@NWSGreenBay amateur radio spotters in the spotlight on @WBAY #wiwx http://t.co/nrYBtFAned

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Weather spotters in action.  Amateur radio operators are quite busy today, following more tornadoes near Oklahoma City.  This is going to be a long summer for the plains states.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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The [Wire] Antenna Builders Survival Guide


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eHam.net Article: The [Wire] Antenna Builders Survival Guide – KE7FD presents some helpful tips
– eHam.net is a Web site dedicated to ham radio (amateur radio).

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Exceptional article from Glen (KE7FD).  Most of us who use wire antennas have run into the problems described by Glenn.  Although I use balanced feeders for my antennas, I found his discussion on coaxial feed lines most informative.  He also has a section on the use of baluns.  Keep this article for your antenna files.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Reasons to be on 50MHz FM | AmateurRadio.com


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Driving home this evening, I had the second VFO scanning through the 50 or so memories across 29/50/145 and 433MHz, with a few in between!

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

A nice tip from Tim Kirby (G4VXE).  I’m jealous–there’s not much 6 meter activity on Hawaii Island.  Every now and then, strong 6 meter signals reach my isolated island, but, as a general rule, 6 meters in Hawaii is largely centered on the island of Oahu, some 180 miles/288 km northwest of my QTH.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Planning commission hears request to waive radio tower fee


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Ridgecrest’s planning commission, Tuesday, heard a recurring discussion over an amateur radio tower previously discussed at a public meeting in Nov. 2012.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

And the struggle continues.  I ran into a similar problem several years ago.  I laid low for awhile and rigged up a stealth antenna in my house.  Out of sight, out of mind.  No neighbor complaints.  Presently, I use an inverted 40 meter vee fed with 450-ohm ladder line.  The mast, which is painted a dull green, and the antenna wire, which is a bit lighter, blend in well with the trees bordering my property.  When the antenna is not in use, I nest it to the ground.  The antenna mast can’t be seen from the street.  This antenna doesn’t perform as well as a beam on a tower, but then, I don’t have complaints about "ugly" towers or rfi complaints, either.  I tend to operate cw and other digital modes at QRP levels (less than 10 watts).  Sometimes, one has to pick their battles carefully.  Your mileage may vary….Aloha de KH6JRM.

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ANTELSAT a Ham Radio SSTV CubeSat from Uruguay


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ANTELSAT is a 2U CubeSat class satellite with a 70 cm SSTV downlink and amateur radio AX.25 Digipeater that is planning a Yasny Dnepr launch in 2013. It has been developed by ANTEL (the national te…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Thanks to AMSAT-UK for this story.  Uruguay will launch its first experimental CubeSat sometime this year from Yasn Dnepr.  On board will be a CW beacon, a 70 cm SSTV downlink, and a AX.25 Digipeter (1200 bps).  AMSAT wil provide more information as it becomes available.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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HAM Radio Enthusiast Helps Community


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It’s not just a hobby to Kevin Poorman. (Amateur Radio: HAM Radio Enthusiast Helps Community http://t.co/ZuIBycYA2b)

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

A good account of one ham’s service to his community.  Kevin Poorman has his heart in the right place.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Tony’s 10 Metre Band Report – May 30, 2013 | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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A good week with an excellent WPX CW weekend. ZX5J was the out right winner (in these lists) at the weekend with a different station top each weekday.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

G4CJC always manages to come with some fascinating tidbits for 10 meter (or is it metre?) enthusiasts.  Nice, concise approach to 10 meter happenings.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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