Tag Archives: amateur radio

I just got my ham radio license, now what do I do?

Your new callsign has appeared in the FCC database and your license came in the mail. Congratulations, you are now officially a Ham Radio Operator. What’s next? I know those weeks when I first was licensed were pretty exciting times. I couldn’t wait to buy that radio, get on the air, and make lots of […]

Amateur Radio Stocking Stuffers

Time is running out to get the ham radio obsessed person in your life the perfect gift. Fortunately, there are plenty options still available, especially if you are looking to pick up a couple of trinkets or odds and ends to fit in their stocking. So here is my list of great little items that […]

W8S Special Event Station: SS Badger on the air Sept 14-15

The steamship SS Badger, a car ferry that runs from Manitowoc, WI to Ludington, MI, is set to sail this weekend carrying several amateur radio operators and equipment for the W8S special event station. Built in 1952 and first set sail in 1953, the Badger has provided regular ferry service for 60 years on the […]

Using a Satellite Antenna J-Mount with your J-Pole antenna

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to mount your J-Pole antenna or other lightweight amateur radio antenna? The Digital Broadcast Satellite (DBS) dish antenna mounts are a great way to mount your antenna to a house, mast, tower. And the best part is with a little asking around, you may even get the mounts […]