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KB9VBR J-Pole antenna deployed for Emcomm Service

On Sunday, April 10 one of the largest one day tornado outbreaks hit the State of Wisconsin. 14 tornados where recorded, including an EF-3 twister that hit the city of Merrill, WI. Amateur radio operators from Marathon and Lincoln counties where pressed into action that day as SKYWARN severe weather spotters and to provide emergency […]

Help save our UHF Spectrum

Amateur radio operators now need to join the fight and let their elected representatives know about their opposition to H.R. 607. This bill in congress will allow the FCC to auction off a portion of the 420-440MHz amateur radio band, limiting our ability to effectively communicate in emergency and health and welfare situations. Amateur radio […]

J-Pole antenna makes contact with the ISS

Making a contact with the International Space Station can be a bit of a challenge. between the astronauts schedule and the narrow window of opportunity we have when the station is overhead; it’s more about luck than using fancy equipment to communicate. Here is a video I found on Youtube about Darryl Young, a ham […]

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