New Product: WVRA 2016 Amateur Radio Calendar

Hams like their wallpaper. Be it exotic QSO cards, certificates, or a big fancy map. Now here’s another item you can add to the wall: the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association calendar. This twelve month calendar is jam packed with color photos of amateur radio activities, contest dates, and a comprehensive list of operating events. Best […]

Two Meter Band Plan: Ham Radio Q & A Episode 5

A popular landing spot for most new amateur radio operators is the two meter band. With the popularity of inexpensive handheld radios like this one, and the proliferation of two meter repeaters, it’s no wonder this is the new Technician’s first experience with ham radio. But the 2 meter band isn’t all voice and repeaters. […]

Using an external antenna with your handheld radio

Starting out in amateur radio, our first rig usually is the venerable handheld radio. Compact and all-in-one design, these HT’s or handi-talkies are an inexpensive choice. In fact, now with the Chinese handhelds flooding the market, a ham can get on the air for as little as $30. But soon after buying one, you realize the […]

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