Tag Archives: ham_radio

The RBN

Bill Meara has a cool SolderSmoke blog post about the Reverse Beacon Network. Unlike regular (“forward”?) beacons where a station automatically transmits specially formatted messages, the Reverse Beacon Network listens for real operators calling CQ (“Does anybody wanna chat with … Continue reading

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New HF propagation widget

I modified the SonicChicken homepage today. The “weather pixie” links haven’t been working for some time now, so I finally removed all those. I may add some sort of weather widget back in later. But in the meantime, I added … Continue reading

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Power supply project

I built my 11-amp power supply a while ago, but I just now finished writing up the article about it.

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Home-brewed SWR meter

I finished my home-brewed SWR meter last week, but this blog was down. (I failed to heed my hosting company’s warning about a PHP upgrade, doh!) So, now that the blog is back online, I’m posting it here as well.

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Twinlead slim-JIM antenna

I finally finished my first antenna tonight! I made a twinlead slim jim and tried getting on the air. Unfortunately, there aren’t many people on this late on a holiday evening. I was able to make one contact with a … Continue reading

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My callsign

I just realized that I never posted my ham (amateur radio) callsign, something which I meant to do as soon as I received confirmation. It’s: N3JIM If you want to know more about radio callsigns (both ham and broadcast), here’s … Continue reading

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Arden Park hams

I got my amateur radio (“ham”) license last week, but I haven’t posted my callsign very widely because I applied for a vanity callsign as soon as I got my license. (It isn’t possible to apply for a vanity call … Continue reading

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