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!

Use it or Lose it ... make a contact today!

October 3rd, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio In your travels around the sun it's likely you've heard the phrase: "Use it or lose it." Within the ranks of our… Go to Episode

Propagation predictions and operating your radio

September 26th, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio Today propagation is what it is, yesterday it was different and tomorrow it will be different again. It's one of the fundamental… Go to Episode

Every Antenna is a Compromise!

September 19th, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio Recently I read a comment a fellow amateur made about an antenna. He said: "Of course, that antenna is a compromise..."… Go to Episode

Phonetic Alphabets

September 12th, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio Today we have a standard for our on-air phonetic alphabet - technically it's called a spelling alphabet, but I digress. As… Go to Episode