Foundations of Amateur Radio


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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Title: First Digital DX contact!

First Digital DX contact!

August 1st, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio The other day day I managed my first DX contact using a new mode, FT8. It wasn't very far away, all of 2600 km or so, but… Go to Episode

What do you talk about?

July 25th, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio When was the last time you told anyone anything about your hobby? What about someone who isn't also an amateur? Have you… Go to Episode

What's the point of this hobby?

July 18th, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio One of the recurring questions in this hobby, technically outside this hobby, asked by people who've not yet, or have only… Go to Episode

Homebrew radio for the 21st Century

July 11th, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio The hobby of Amateur Radio is essentially one of experimentation. Within our community we endlessly build things, from amplifiers… Go to Episode