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In This Day In History – 1838 – Morse demonstrates telegraph

Okay, so I am a day late with this item. But this would be of interest to Ham Radio Operators, around the world. From http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraph On This Day In History, January 6th, 1838. On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s … Continue reading

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E.F. Johnson Messenger 123A CB radio

Dating from around 1975, this is a 23 channel radio, made in the United States, for the Citizens Band. I bought it from the local Goodwill store, during their monthly half price Saturday sale, and only paid $2.00 for it. … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio at the Movies – The Anderson Tapes

Amateur Radio at the Movies Bob Cashdollar, NR8U The Anderson Tapes, 1971, Rated PG   1hr, 39 min. The Anderson Tapes is a cops and robbers movie with a paranoiac twist.  A con, Sean Connery, fresh out of prison, gets the … Continue reading

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2M Coffee Can Antenna

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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores | TechCrunch

via RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores | TechCrunch. Today, while reporting its 2013 fourth quarter results RadioShack announced plans to close 1,100 of its 4,000 stores in a bid to stem losses. The parts drawer and the RC toys and the … Continue reading

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The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet

NATO phonetic alphabet From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet Not to be confused with International Phonetic Alphabet. FAA radiotelephony alphabet and Morse code chart The NATO phonetic alphabet, more accurately known as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet and also called … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio Today

Original from 2003, still an interesting article detailing just what amateur radio is all about, and what it can do…

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Moxon Rectangle Generator

I came across an interesting and useful free little program, to calculate the relevant dimensions, for a directional rectangular antenna. MoxGen will show you the dimensions and (optionally) generate an antenna model file for a 50 ohm Moxon Rectangle antenna, … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Nation – Amateur Radio Social Network

  Are you a Radio Amateur operator? Have you checked out Ham Radio Nation – Amateur Radio Social Network.

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Free Exam Study site

I recently found, and can highly recommend a FREE website and iPhone app, to aid studying for your Ham Radio exams. This website features practice exams, and the mobile site has Flash Cards, to help you learn the question pool … Continue reading

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