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  • Surfin': Short Bits

    07/16/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' is full of short stuff that is not big enough to be tall stuff. Ham Radio on Highway Patrol. “Radioactive," the ham radio episode of the 1955 television series Highway Patrol is now available for viewing on Hulu (thanks to Mark Thompson, WB9QZB, ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Radio Lover

    Jun 18, 2009 ... The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources. Learn More

  • Surfin': Ham Tooling Online

    12/07/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' explores the Internet world of online tools for Amateur Radio. My maternal grandfather was a toolmaker. When he died, my father inherited my grandfather's tool collection and added it to his own tool collection. When my father died, I inherited my ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Still Finding Where the Hams Are

    10/08/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' checks out more online applications that reveal where the hams are in your neck of the woods. I received some e-mails in response to last week's Surfin' and AE6RT's Where the hams are Web page. A few like Mitch Wolfson, DJ0QN/K7DX,  ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Buyin' Parts

    04/23/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor April 23, 2010. This week, Surfin' waxes nostalgic about buying radio parts at the local electronics emporium. When I was getting into ham radio in the late 1960s, there were two electronic parts stores in my hometown: Bond Radio and Lafayette Radio. Bond had ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Hamming from the Front Lines

    Aug 27, 2009 ... The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources. Learn More

  • Surfin': Discovering the Voice of America in Ohio

    08/06/2009. Over the years, I have traveled to Dayton to attend the Hamvention using varied routes and means. These days, those means are by land in my vehicle du jour, but in my youth, I flew to Dayton a few times via other routes. One route I took back in the 1980s was to fly to Cincinnati and drive a rental car 65 miles ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Radio Ghosts Revisited

    Oct 26, 2012 ... The original “Radio Ghosts” episode of Surfin' that appeared here nine years ago sparked Sverre's interest in LDEs. Since that time, he researched the subject and came up with “The Five Most Likely Explanations for Long Delayed Echoes” and “ 15 Possible Explanations for Long Delayed Echoes”. Learn More

  • Surfin': Serving the Public

    01/23/2009. Before my stint at ARRL Headquarters in the last century, I knew nothing about Amateur Radio public service, so I was an unnatural for the job of Communications Assistant in the Public Service Branch of the old Communications Department. Under the tutelage of my boss Bob Halprin, K1XA, and his boss, ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Listening Anew

    01/13/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' describes how to become a PopComm monitoring station and obtain another call sign to boot. I just got a new call sign: WPC1LOU. It joins WPE1GYX and WA1LOU in my call sign collection. During the holidays, I began chasing long and ... Learn More