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  • Surfin': What's on the Horizon?

    07/10/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU ARRL Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' discovers what is really on the horizon. Last time, I mentioned using Infoplease's Distance Calculator to determine the distance between two points. After reading that, Mike Masterson, WN2A, suggested that I use the Hey, What's That? Learn More

  • Search for Amateur Radio News

    Feature. 01/20/2012 | Surfin': Doing Something New. This week, Surfin' metaphorically connects The Fab Four's record releases and the ham radio experience. Learn More · Stan.jpg ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Check Out One Heck of a Mode

    01/01/2009. Frank Doerenberg, N4SPP, is such a big fan of Hellschreiber that he built a Web site dedicated to that mode of operation: The Hellschreiber Web page of Frank N4SPP. Frank recently performed a major update of his Web site, so this is an opportune time to tune you into it. By the way, according to Wikipedia, ... Learn More

  • Surfin': AM Radio Days

    03/25/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' returns to its radio roots: 520-1610, before kc became hertz. I blame it all on AM radio. Technical writing has been my career for more than three decades. I became a technical writer because my future boss at Modems”R”Us thought that being a ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Scheduling Your Contesting

    05/07/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor May 7, 2010. This week, Surfin' checks the calendar to see what's brewing in the contest ham radio world. Next Saturday evening, I will attend the 18th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner (thanks to my intrepid editor for inviting me). I admit that I need to remove the rust ... Learn More

  • Surfin': How Far Away Is the Horizon?

    May 17, 2013 ... Here are some online tools to help you answer that question. Learn More

  • Surfin': I Got Mail/Ideas

    06/08/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' answers the mail and shares its contents with you. I get mail and lots of it. Mostly e-mail, but mail nonetheless. Please keep those cards and letters coming; I enjoy hearing from you and I often get ideas from your mail that end up here. Les Paul. Learn More

  • Surfin': Still Finding Woodstock

    08/21/2009. I expected last week's Finding Woodstock to reveal a bunch of other hams who attended the event, but it only turned up three. The first was a big surprise: My editor, Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA -- the person who straightens out the mangled words I write here -- attended Woodstock. She was 2 years old and  ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Learning Circuits and Electronics Online

    02/17/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' goes back to electronics school, but it's free and online this time. This came from Bob Perlman, KG6AF, the other day: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) -- which has had an open courseware initiative for several years -- is now taking ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Got Parts, Maps and Macs?

    10/07/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' returns to RadioShack, Google Maps and Steve Jobs. The Great Create. Last month, I wrote here that Heathkit is back in the business of producing kits. This week, I have more good news: RadioShack is back in the parts business providing bits ... Learn More