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    Results 41 - 48 of 36500 ... The Amateur Amateur: We're Having a Bad Transmitter Day. TAGS: uhf repeaters . 03/28/2010. By Gary Hoffman, KB0H Contributing Editor March 28, 2010. I am one of several people who acts as the net controller for the weekly St Louis County ARES® phone net. The last time I had run the net had ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Mastless in Missouri

    Jun 2, 2013 ... It was a nasty night, with heavy rain and howling wind. I was down in my shack, overseeing three Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) nets: our weekly voice net, a short net in which we practice receiving formal traffic and a packet net . I'm the manager for all of them. Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Packet, Part 1

    Mar 30, 2009 ... We visited an Amateur Radio field demonstration being sponsored by the Suburban Radio Club (now the St Louis and Suburban Radio Club). It was a simple demo with just a few people, but one of the stations was running packet. I was kind of impressed. This was 1995, and at that time I hadn't see all that ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Parity Act

    LATEST NEWS: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ARRL has developed and posted a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to explain and to clarify what the passage of the legislation would accomplish — as well as what it would not. You can view the FAQ and download a copy here. The Amateur Radio Parity Act of ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Manic

    04/22/2012. By Gary Hoffman, KB0H Contributing Editor. I cleaned my shack this morning. Okay, that might not even be physically possible, but I certainly made a serious dent in the clutter. I removed everything that was keeping me from opening my file cabinets. I extracted a bunch of junk from behind them and moved them ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Talking to Myself

    Jan 26, 2013 ... Kerchunk, kerchunk. You know what that noise means, right? That was the sound of me “testing my radio” when I first got my license. Bet you did it, too. Oh? You claim you never did anything so impertinent as to key up and unkey, just to convince yourself that you were transmitting? Okay, if you say so. Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: *Some Aggravation Required

    Aug 22, 2012 ... Amateur Radio has been around for more than 100 years. It has added many new techniques and modes of operating since the early days. And while new methods and equipment are constantly being developed, the hobby never really abandons anything. This means that newly licensed hams find ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Virtually There

    08/30/2011. By Gary Hoffman, KB0H Contributing Editor. Yesterday upon the stair. I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. Oh, how I wish he'd go away -- William Hughes Mearns. My wife Nancy and I were sitting in a Mexican restaurant having lunch. Between bites of my taco, I described the ... Learn More

  • Status Report: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017

    Nov 28, 2017 ... The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 – S. 1534is alive, but with legislative action slowed to a glacial pace on Capitol Hill in recent months, there's been no real progress to report since this past summer. At present, the bill is under consideration by the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Radio Parity Act: Setting the Record Straight

    ARRL has been diligently working toward passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA) for the past 3 and a half years. Our view is that this legislation is, in its current form, extremely beneficial and necessary — right now — for many thousands of radio amateurs, and for future generations of hams. The future of Amateur ... Learn More