Introduction to Microphones – YouTube


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In the first of a series of videos tutorials on microphones, Doug Ford, former head designer at Rode Microphones explains the basics of how microphones work,…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Excellent tutorial on microphones from the former head designer at Rode Microphones.  Simple, clear explanations.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Car antenna for the 144-146 MHz – Simple amateur radio antenna


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The car antenna is a magnet for attachment to the roof (Ham radio antenna wire: Car antenna for the 144-146 MHz http://t.co/041dKvKkIJ)

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An interesting Russian design for a 2 meter vehicle antenna.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.2dipol.com

Live Amateur Radio Digital TV Test Transmits Astronaut’s Image from the ISS


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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

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With Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata (KC5ZTA) serving as host, the final commissioning pass of the ARISS “Ham Video” transmitter and camera was a success on 13 April 2014.  According to the ARRL, earth stations “received clear video and audio during the approximately 5 minute pass and streamed (the pass) over the internet via The British Amateur Television Club server.  There is no word yet on how the new television capability will be used for the ARISS program on board the International Space Station.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.arrl.org

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Ham Radio and Fitness | AmateurRadio.com


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Unfortunately, to many, ham radio and fitness are mutually exclusive. We are all passionate about a hobby whose major milestones can be accomplished setting in a comfortable chair in front of our radios.

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A down-to-earth and earnest appeal from Mike Crownover (AD5A) for hams to keep as physically fit as possible.  Mike says he has shed a few unwanted pounds by participating in a variety of outdoor amateur radio events, ranging from SOTA (summits on the air) events to portable operations from a hiking backpack.  Mike adds that “The higher fitness level we can achieve improves our odds to live long enough to achieve some of our sedentary goals.”  A lot of medical evidence supports Mike’s contention that being physically fit improves our lives and our relationship with others.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.amateurradio.com

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Wire_Antennas_for_Ham_Radio


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RT @N1KMM_Net: Wire Antennas for #HamRadio: http://t.co/UlapExDCaz #EMA #ARRL #SkyWARN #RedCross #ICRC #IFRC #CERT

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

If you need some new antenna ideas, this is the place to go.  Iulian Rosu (Y03DAC/VA3IUK) has compiled an illustrated list of 200 amateur radio antenna designs, ranging from tee antennas to inverted v beams for 30 meters.  He also lists useful antenna resources, books, and articles that will help you find the ideal antenna for your location.  For details, visit http://www.qsl.net/va3iul.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.qsl.net

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Ham radio a ‘fascinating hobby,’ enthusiasts say – Owen Sound Sun Times


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Owen Sound Sun Times Ham radio a ‘fascinating hobby,’ enthusiasts say Owen Sound Sun Times Like the fair’s other participants, which included representatives from local hobby, community service and special interest groups, members of the amateur…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

An excellent promotional piece from the "Owen Sound Suntimes."  The article focuses on the activities of the Georgian Amateur Radio Club and the features an interesting interview with two of its members, Dave Newcombe and Adam Karasinski.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.owensoundsuntimes.com

Tuning in to the amateur airwaves – ABC Local


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ABC Local
Tuning in to the amateur airwaves
ABC Local
Frequency. The Bundaberg Amateur Radio Club is part of a world-wide group of 2 million amateur radio enthusiasts.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

With the possible exception of a CB reference ("breaker, breaker"), this is an interesting photo essay about Australian ham Dave Nebe (VK4HAX) and the activities of his club, the Budaberg Amateur Radio Club.  Excellent photographs and an acceptable text.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.abc.net.au

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