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  • 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': Check Out One Heck of a Mode

    01/01/2009. Frank Doerenberg, N4SPP, is such a big fan of Hellschreiber that he built a Web site dedicated to that mode of operation: The Hellschreiber Web page of Frank N4SPP. Frank recently performed a major update of his Web site, so this is an opportune time to tune you into it. By the way, according to Wikipedia, ... Learn More

  • Surfin': How's DXCC?

    Jul 20, 2012 ... This week, Surfin' searches the Internet for the history of the DX Century Club. Learn More

  • Surfin': Hamming and a Steel Pedal Guitar

    02/18/2011. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' rediscovers the hamming father of the steel pedal guitar. On Valentine's Day, ARRL News featured a story about rock 'n 'roll band Arcade Fire winning the Grammy award for “Album of the Year.” Turns out that two members of Arcade Fire -- Win ... Learn More

  • Surfin': Developing New Digital Voice Software

    09/10/2010. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' looks at the results of one year of codesmithing on the digital voice front. One year ago, David Rowe, VK5DGR, decided to begin work on a free, low bit rate speech codec with an initial target of communications quality speech at 2400 bit/s . 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': Kids and Kit-building

    05/10/2013. By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor. This week, Surfin' highlights a Morse code kit-building project in an Oregon middle school. When I was a student, the only technical gadget in the building was a cranky 16 millimeter projector that our teachers used to show films like Hemo the Magnificent and The ... 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': Seeking the Origin of CQ

    04/16/2009. The language of Amateur Radio includes unique words and phrases ; words and phrases hams use every day without thinking about them. A visit to AC6V's Jargon Web page will show you most of it. "CQ" is probably the most common idiom hams use. It is so common that even the civilians that populate a ham's ... Learn More

  • Surfin': QSLing Those Radio Memories

    11/25/2008. At the conclusion of a radio contact, the final courtesy is the QSL card. So, to conclude the recent run of Surfin's dealing with radio memories, it seems apropos to look at the QSL cards. I recently inherited a shoebox full of QSL cards from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. It provided a mini-education in Amateur Radio ... Learn More