If you are a ham radio operator or are thinking about getting your amateur radio license, then there must be one piece of hardware in your shack – the radio itself. But though radios may come in many different shapes and sizes, they all have one thing in common: They need power! So what do […]
Knowing emergency frequencies for Ham radio is as critical as having the radio. That’s right. Most people think their bug-out bags or emergency preparations are complete the moment they buy a handy dandy Ham radio. However, unless the radio is programmed to receive the right Ham radio frequencies, it is pretty much useless. Therefore, you
The need for a ham radio oscilloscope is not often discussed in the amateur radio community. The low cost of many modern digital signal processing (DSP) based equipment has made it possible to analyze signals without an oscilloscope. However, there are still occasions when an oscilloscope provides value that other instruments cannot provide. This article
Ham radio has been around since the late 1800s. James Clerk Maxwell had a theory that communications could be improved utilizing the electromagnetic field. By 1901, Guglielmo Marconi had begun to communicate across the Atlantic Ocean utilizing his radio device with high power and huge antennas. Communications would continue to improve from there. In 1896
Does your TV freeze suddenly when you are watching your favorite show? Or maybe you hear muffled voices with the picture breaking up? These are signs of a ham radio interfering with your TV’s reception. You may not have one of these radios at home, but what if your neighbor does? It’s because of the
Ham radio is a great hobby for those who like to tinker and experiment with technology. It also offers the opportunity to help serve as an important resource during emergencies or disasters, when other communication systems might not be working. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about getting started in ham radio.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a proposal by government officials to ban ham radio. In this article we discuss how this could affect you and what you can do about it.
There are many different types of antennas, so it is important to know the purpose of each type. With this guide you will learn the various types available.
The placement of your Ham Radio Antenna is very important in amateur radio, you do not want to be wasting any of your ham radio equipment’s full potential and ham radio antennas are no exception.