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  • Surfin': Radioing the Titanic

    04/13/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' hops on the wayback machine and revisits the 100 year old radio communications surrounding the Titanic disaster. In case you missed it, the RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Got Heathkits?

    09/02/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' celebrates Heathkit's reentry into the kit business. This story was buried by all the coverage of the East Coast earthquake and hurricane last week, so in case you missed it, Heathkit is back in the business of producing kits. Here are a few ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Updating Surfin'

    07/22/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' revisits and updates recent installments of itself. HamStack. I mentioned HamStack twice recently. The first time was how much I was impressed with their kits at Hamvention, The second time was after I obtained their HamStack Starter Pack and ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Radioing Over the Appalachian Trail

    05/16/2009. When packet radio was a new Amateur Radio pursuit, packeteers would attempt to see how far they could digipeat using the maximum eight digipeater call signs that you could program into a TNC. Those were the days when you could count the packet users in Connecticut on one hand -- it was about the same ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Hammin' in Hawaii

    06/03/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' revisits a website all about ham radio in the Aloha State. “Hamming in Hawaii” was the title of the fourth installment of Surfin' back in January 2001. In that installment, I wrote about the website of Ron Hashiro, AH6RH. Ten years later, I am writing ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Moving Packets with DDP

    04/29/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' looks at a new protocol for moving packets through the ether. Danny Knaggs, 2E0DPK, is designing and developing a new free, open source ham radio protocol called “DDP” -- for “Danny's Digital Packet” -- that provides a modern alternative to ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Makin' Radio at a Higher Level

    Jul 9, 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': The Ghosts of Surfin' Past

    12/25/2009. This episode of Surfin' follows up on two previous recent episodes: " A Wireless Dilemma" from November 27 and "Twitter, Facebook and Ham Radio" from December 4. I received a lot of e-mails and comments regarding both columns, but I expected that "Twitter, Facebook and Ham Radio" would result in more ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Analog Ham

    06/01/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' dusts off the Victrola to spin some platters (or queues up the MP3 player to play some tunes). Normally, I only mention music in passing here, although music was what first attracted me to ham radio. Back in the late 1950s or early 1960s, I saw a  ... Learn More

  • Surfin': How About DXCC Entities?

    07/27/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' considers another replacement for HyperTerminal and a new blog that digs up the low-down on DXCC entities. The DXCC Sleuth. I wrote last week's Surfin' in response to an e-mail from Rich Holoch, KY6R, who was looking for “an in depth  ... Learn More