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  • Surfin': Wikipedia vs CIA

    02/03/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' tries to determine the best place to just get the facts (Ma'am) about new countries. Before Wikipedia, there was the Central Intelligence Agency. A decade ago, if I wanted to look up information about the new country I just worked on 10 meters, ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Weekending at 39.8211°N, 84.2561°W

    May 11, 2012 ... This week, Surfin' reviews what you need for traveling well to the Dayton Hamvention®. Learn More

  • Surfin': Mastering the Keys of Amateur Radio

    06/12/2008. W. R. Smith, W4PAL, builds telegraph keys…very cool telegraph keys! You can view his beautiful work on his Telegraph Keys by W. R. Smith Web page and wonder in amazement how W4PAL built these keys, especially the miniature ones. In addition to building keys, W4PAL restores them and you can see ... 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': Going to the Source

    Jun 29, 2012 ... This week, Surfin' visits a website that is the host for thousands of free software applications. Learn More

  • Surfin': Hamming Your Way to Fame

    02/26/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' visits museums and the halls of fame of the baseball and ham radio variety. Being a baseball fan, I made the 230-mile trek and visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, on four occasions. My first visit ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Tracking the Dead Zone

    11/25/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week (and next ), hams can participate in an International Space Station experiment to test a spacecraft propulsion technology's effects on RF. This weekend and next, hams will have an opportunity to participate in an experiment that will test the viability of  ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Inauguration's Communications

    01/15/2009. Big doings in Washington, DC this Tuesday, and whenever something big is happening, we are there. Barack Obama's inauguration as 44th President of the United States (and Joe Biden as Vice President) is no exception. On January 19-20, Amateur Radio special event station K4I will mark the inauguration by ... 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': 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