Why you Should Upgrade to the Extra Class Amateur Radio License – Ham Radio Q&A

In my article I talked about why you should, and shouldn’t upgrade to your General Class Amateur Radio license. That video generated a fair amount of comments and discussion, and I what I saw for the most part was really positive. Like I mentioned previously, the exams are nothing more than a framework and are […]

Why you should (and shouldn’t) upgrade your amateur radio license

Congratulations! You just earned your FCC Technician amateur radio license. I bet when you took the test, one of the examiners asked if you wished to also test for your general license. If you are like most people, you are probably pretty mentally exhausted from taking the first test, so you may or may not […]

2017 Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference and Digital HF Presentation

Every year in October, emergency communication team members and leaders get together for the annual Wisconsin ARES/RACES conference. This year’s conference, the 19th annual held, featured the theme of Digital Communication. Digital is a big subject and a one day conference can barely scratch the surface. The presenters did an excellent job at highlight the […]

Connecting an Antenna to your NOAA Weather Band Radio

The National Weather Service maintains over a 1000 transmitters that broadcast important weather information and alerts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These broadcasts can be picked up with a NOAA weather radio like this one. But while there is coverage for almost the entire united states and territories, there are some areas […]

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