Amateur Radio Licenses On The Rise

Since 2007, we’ve seen a general rise of people joining the amateur radio ranks. This is great news after steady declines in numbers during the first half of the 2000’s. What caused this decline, and could the bottom fall out of the amateur radio...

Top 10 KB9VBR Antenna Blog Posts for 2013

This is the time of year when everyone get retrospective. With the end of the year and the start of a new one, it’s easy to look back at where we’ve been and where we are heading. This blog is no different. This year  I had one big goal: increase the...

Ham Radio Holiday Gift Ideas

Shopping for a loved one addicted to amateur radio can be a difficult task. Ham radio is such a varied hobby, the choices and selection of gifts can be endless. But here are a few things that any ham radio operator would love to see under the tree or in their...

A piece of hidden radio history

The early days of radio was a pretty wild time of experimentation. Back in the early teens, most stations were informally licensed, the Federal Government was granting experimental licenses at the time and didn’t start licensing commercial stations under after...