Foundations of Amateur Radio

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Starting in the wonderful hobby of Amateur or HAM Radio can be daunting and challenging but can be very rewarding. Every week I look at a different aspect of the hobby, how you might fit in and get the very best from the 1000 hobbies that Amateur Radio represents. Note that this podcast started in 2011 as "What use is an F-call?".

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The antenna and coax you use matter.

May 23rd, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio During the week I climbed on my roof and installed a base antenna for the 2m and 70cm band. The antenna is a Diamond X-300N.… Go to Episode

Buying and using pre-loved equipment

May 16th, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio The other day I received an email from Colin VK2JCC who mentioned that he was a keen home brewer and he was interested in… Go to Episode

How much is a bit worth?

May 9th, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio During the week I finally made the decision to purchase my first software defined transmit capable radio. It wasn't an easy… Go to Episode

So, you want to be an amateur?

May 2nd, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio The other day I stumbled on a social media post titled "So, you want to be an astronomer..." by /u/Andromeda321 on reddit.… Go to Episode