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Getting started: Radio recommendations for new hams

Alright, you’ve just received your ham radio Technician license, or are in the process of earning your license. You’ve been reading the literature and looking at radios to get started with. Maybe you’re even shopping around on eBay or the other sites for a new or used radios. One of the exciting things about this […]

Lightning protection for antennas

I originally wrote this article on March of 2012, but over the past year this topic has been one of the most searched blog posts on my site. Lightning safety is an important topic, so I revisited the information, updated it and present it again at the top of my blog. When you look at […]

Red Cross ECRV decommissioned

Red Cross Decommissioning Emergency Communication Response Vehicles

Preparing for the next generation of emergency communications, the Red Cross is in the process of decommissioning their Emergency Communication Response Vehicles (ECRV) and replacing them with a more flexible and mobile emergency communications go kit. According to a article on the ARRL site: The American Red Cross has made the decision to phase out […]