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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': Beyond Bonaire -- It Was Like Magic

    10/29/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' can't get enough of that listening to the radio (AM and shortwave) back when The Beatles were still making music. Missing the Netherlands Antilles struck a chord with many of you last week. So much so that I collected all your words for this ... 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': Got Generator?

    Nov 2, 2012 ... This week, Surfin' considers portable power generators in the wake of another horrific storm. 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': Hill-Topping for the Golden Packet

    07/15/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' urges hams to climb every mountain on the East and West Coasts in the quest for the Golden Packet. July 24 is “Golden Packet Sunday.” Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, hopes to field enough Amateur Radio communications teams located on ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Twitter, Facebook and Ham Radio

    12/04/2009. Do You Twitter? Twitter is a free social networking and micro- blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers, known as followers. Senders ... 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': Got Batteries?

    06/04/2010. Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor June 4, 2010. This week , Surfin' solves the mystery surrounding our little friend -- the battery. When I was a kid, I had a love-hate relationship with batteries. I loved those circa-1959 D- and C-cells when I powered up a toy and that toy performed as expected. I hated  ... Learn More