Tag Archives: ham radio

Are Kids the Future of Ham Radio?

Bob K0NR has an alternate take on how to keep ham radio alive as many of its practitioners age up: For whatever reason, it seems that most people find themselves in a situation as an adult that causes them to say … Continue reading

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KN0CK and KF7LZE RTLSDR for HF Back In Stock at Easy-Kits.com!

Edit: Easy-Kits.com is offline, but still for sale! Click through.  We’ve completed the next production run of Rev 5 direct-sampling RTLSDR with HF converters by KN0CK ! Rev 5 Direct Sampling HF RTLSDR with Amplifier

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For Sale: The KN0CK and KF7LZE RTLSDR for HF Rev. 5!

I’m happy to announce that Rev 5 of the KN0CK and KF7LZE RTLSDR for HF is now available for sale in its 5th iteration – now featuring Direct Sampling, while still keeping the familiar wide-band pre-amplifier! On account of the … Continue reading

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KN0CK HF Converter Rev. 4 is Released!

The complete Rev 3 KN0CK HF Converter has sold out and been discontinued. That’s okay, though, because it’s been replaced with the KN0CK RTLSDR for HF Revision 4! This model incorporates a lot of the feedback from the community about the … Continue reading

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Colorful NTIA Poster of U.S. Frequency Allocations

This great infographic looks like it could really help me figure out who’s talking on all of those data channels I pick up with my RTLSDR. Click through for the full size, a 3.5MB JPEG.  You could also get your … Continue reading

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Listen to Ham Radio Online with the ETGD WebSDR

I just discovered the fascinating Wide-band WebSDR operated by the amateur radio club ETGD at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. PA3FWM built a fascinating wideband SDR using a Xilinx FPGA, high-speed ADC and gigabit Ethernet interface to receive … Continue reading

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Big Antennas on Cars Photo Round-Up

I liked KC3RE’s VHF rover enough, I went looking for other interesting car radio installations. There’s quite a few! This Ford Escort has a pretty inconspicuous setup. This isn’t the same vehicle, but it might be similar: Car blog Jalopnik details … Continue reading

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Awesome VHF Rover

Amateur radio operator KC3RE has a pretty impressive VHF rig on top of his Land Rover Discovery. More photos at the Southeastern VHF Society Conference page.

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1953 Hallicrafters 8R40 Repair

Back in May, I dug up a Hallicrafters 8R40 from one of Seattle’s local electronics recyclers, 3R Technologies. It looked like it had been stored very well, had all the tubes, the dial strings intact, no rust to speak of and not … Continue reading

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