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  • Surfin': Clandestine Radio in Uncle Tom's Corner

    10/23/2008. One of the people responsible for sparking my interest in radio died recently: "Tom Kneitel, W4XAA (ex-K2AES), died August 22 at age 75. He was a prolific author of articles and books on monitoring, CB radio and building electronics projects," according to August 29th edition of The ARRL Letter. As a newbie ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Appalachian Trail QRP Radioing

    05/28/2009. Mountain Radioing. After reading about the plans for the first annual Appalachian Trail Golden Packet Event here two weeks ago, Rem O Donnelley, K6BBQ, informed me about hams who regularly operate QRP from the Appalachian Trail. Rem mentioned that Ron Polityka, WB3AAL, has made more than 1000 ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Combining Software Defined Radios and Smart Phones

    May 24, 2013 ... This week, Surfin' checks out a ham who is developing a handheld radio that's a cross between a smart phone and an SDR. 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': Hunting Broadcast Radio Transmitters

    02/24/2012. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' wonders where the transmitter went -- and finds it on the Internet. It was easy when there were only three AM radio stations in town. The antenna towers of WATR were only two blocks away and dominated my neighborhood. WWCO's tower was ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Homebrewing Today

    Nov 5, 2009 ... Besides the magazine, the makers at Make also have a very cool Web site that features an abundance of online projects including this list of radio-related undertakings. Thank you Paul Laing, VK2YIL, for suggesting this week's topic. Until next time, keep on surfin'!. Editor's note: Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Destination: Dayton

    05/08/2008. This is a good news/bad news Surfin'. First, the good news: Tom Medlin, W5KUB (formerly WA5KUB), and his crew will be broadcasting live video and audio of the Dayton Hamvention® again this year on his Web site. Tom says, "We are viewed each year in 150 countries and bring the Hamvention experience  ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Find Your Opening on the Map

    09/23/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' visits a website where a map reveals the real-time status of the VHF band. One website that I visit at least once a day -- and usually many times per day -- is NG0E's VHF Propagation Map, which displays current VHF band openings during the ... Learn More

  • Surfin': A New “Old” User Interface for SDR

    12/17/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' visits a blog where ham radio tradition and cutting edge meet head on. Tobias Wellnitz, DH1TW, recently concluded a year-long project to provide a new, but old user interface for SDR (software-defined radio). No fan of controlling SDR with a ... Learn More

  • Surfin': LOU on SDR and GPS

    Jun 19, 2008 ... 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