Category Archives: Ham Radio

Of a hand-held radio, a US Senator, a concealed hand gun, and a cri de coeur

When I got interested in Ham Radio, I discovered on YouTube some video offerings from “USNERDOC“, a fellow in Oregon who was in the Navy and is an emergency medicine doctor.  He has gotten into Ham Radio, in part, to … Continue reading

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SOLAR FLARE ALERT! But don’t worry, because “Firedrake Keeps You Safe”! (Short Wave and Ham Radio Fun)

A convergence of events drives me yet again to post, on this bloggily-productive day.
First, a TEOTWAWKI Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection and resulting grid killing EMP may be coming….
From SpaceWeather:
ACTIVE SUNSPOT: One of the biggest sunspots of the current solar … Continue reading

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SP3RN

Sometime ago I expressed interest in obtaining a Ham (amateur) Radio license.
Did you know that St. Maximilian Kolbe is the only saint to have held an amateur radio license?
His call: SP3RN

Okay… he is a martyr saint.  But think of what … Continue reading

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The average age of the LCWR is…

…74.
73s!

Technorati Tags: LCWR, Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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Very Cool Stuff: A dad and IRLP (that’s Ham Radio lingo) and panning for gold

As some of you know, I have been studying for my Ham Radio license.  I am squared away with the Technician’s License material and could do that exam at any time, but right now life is really – excuse the … Continue reading

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More with Morse Code – cool app

I have lately posted some items about Morse Code.  One of you readers sent me a video, dated from the beginning of April, of a very cool alternative to those nasty and inconvenient touch screens on our iPhones.
Enjoy!

You know, some … Continue reading

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Headlines… differently

As some of you have read, I have been studying for the Ham Radio license exams. I have pretty much absorbed the Technician material, and have moved on to studying the General material.  I am also absorbing Morse Code.
To that … Continue reading

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DAHDAH DAHDAHDAH DITDAHDIT DITDITDIT DIT

The other day I quipped that, as I acquire the use of Morse Code, I was augmenting my study by watching episodes of Inspector Morse.  One person caught was I was talking about.  Apart from the name, the show’s musical … Continue reading

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I did a very cool thing! And a cameo appearance.

I did a very cool thing. The International Space Station was to pass reasonably close to my position, though it would be pretty low on the horizon. I hooked up my handheld radio to an external antenna (a Buddistick) tuned … Continue reading

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