Category Archives: Ham radio

Problem Getting News That Matters To Me

My wife and I were in San Luis Obispo June 23 on vacation.  That evening our room lights dimmed, a brown out.  A while later we lost power.  My wife looked out the window and reported not seeing any lights.  … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Station In A Go Box

I had heard a story of a long time ago where a police department somewhere in the United States needed ham radio operator help for some emergency.  I believe it was a RACES group.  The police needed to coordinate their … Continue reading

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Hand Held Radio Safety Lanyard

One day while wearing my Kenwood TH-F6 on my belt I backed up to a wall for some reason and the radio fell off my belt and the clip on battery separated, both falling to the floor.  The radio was … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Activity At Walt Disney World, Orlando

I really recommend that if you are a ham radio operator staying at Walt Disney World, Orlando, that you check out Disney Emergency Amateur Radio Service or D.E.A.R.S.  Here is the web site for that club: http://www.wd4wdw.org/.    The web site … Continue reading

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RF Interference From Craftsman Charger Toward Yaesu FT-817

I had an interesting conversation with a salesman at Ham Radio Outlet about putting up an antenna inside a house.  He told me that house appliances, florescent figures and many other devices would interfere with an indoor antenna.  That evening … Continue reading

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