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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Title: First Digital DX contact!

Radio Amateur - the local lunatic

August 8th, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio There are things that surprise me about this amazing hobby of Amateur Radio every day. One thing that is not a surprise is… Go to Episode

Delta Loop for Portable Operation

August 1st, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio Today I learned something new. A good antenna makes a big difference and you can hear it. Of late, I've been using the antennas… Go to Episode

Hunting for the perfect SWR.

July 25th, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio There is a persistent perception among a small part of the amateur community that you need to build, buy or use antennas… Go to Episode

Tuning a dipole, bring your friends...

July 18th, 2015

Foundations of Amateur Radio This week I spent several hours in a park with a mast, guy wires, some coax, an antenna analyser, copper wire, a balun, cable… Go to Episode