Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Get Ready for the Spring 2024 RaDAR Rally

RaDAR is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio. Eddie Leighton ZS6BNE in South Africa conceived the RaDAR concept. The RaDAR Rally adds movement to portable operating with a time constraint. The objective: Use your ham radio knowledge, portable equipment, and physical skills to challenge yourself during an unforgettable four-hour experience. The four-hour duration creates an urgency that demands optimized equipment and operating strategies. When: The first Saturday of April and November. Choose four hours during the UTC day. The following Sunday is a backup date if Saturday doesn't work for you. The next RaDAR Rally is April 6th, 2024. Register at www.radarrally.info.




Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Portable Antenna Shootout with WSPR

We compared some portable antennas using Zachtek WSPR transmitters, including a 1/4 wave vertical, dipole, and magnetic loop. This talk was recorded at our Feb 5th, 2024 Beginner's Academy Zoom.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Andy's Ham Radio Linux

Andy (KB1OIQ) Stewart is the creator of the software collection called "Andy's Ham Radio Linux", which consists entirely of Free Software and Open Source Software based on Ubuntu. The talk will be a high-level introduction to the available programs, how to download and install the software, and the many customizations designed to make life easier. This talk was recorded during the Jan 22, 2024 Beginner's Academy Zoom.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

QSO Today Episode 484 Richard Gutknecht NZ2I

Richard Gutknecht NZ2I is a second-generation amateur radio operator who caught the bug early and got a novice license at age 15. Answering his country’s call to duty, Rick joined the Air Force and became an active ham stationed in Germany. Now retired, Rick enjoys getting on the air, volunteering for his amateur radio club, and producing and co-hosting a podcast on current events and American history. NZ2I is my QSO Today. https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/NZ2I