Tag Archives: 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 […]

SKYWARN Recognition Day

The first weekend in December marks the annual National Weather Service’s 2010 SKYWARN Recognition Day. The event celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. Now in its 12th year, the 2010 SKYWARN […]

Special Event Station W9K

When I’m not busy building J-Pole antennas I’m usually wearing my other amateur radio hat as Emergency Coordinator for Marathon County, WI ARES/RACES. This Saturday, October 2nd is the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency test, so our group decided to do something a little bit different. This year we are setting up a fully operation Incident […]

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