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    Thank you Dan, always great to hear feedback,...

    Thank you Dan, always great to hear feedback, where to pitch a blog is often the hard bit hihi...73 have a good christmas...John G4YDM
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    Ham Radio Tips for Portable Operation

    The worked all Britain hobby is where licensed radio hams communicate with other enthusiasts in different parts of the Country. There is usually a net controller who calls in mobile stations to give...
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    Ham Radio The Cubical Quad Aerial

    The cubical quad aerial is another of my favourite aerials which are very easy to build with a little time and patience. The Quad aerial has been used for many years by Radio Ham's to increase their...
  4. Ham Radio Vertical Aerials - How to Build One

    Vertical aerials for the Ham radio operator have several distinct advantages over wire dipoles which we string up in the air. Here is a list of the verticals I have used on the upper High frequency...
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    Ham Radio - Top Band Loaded Vertical

    Top band or one hundred and sixty metres is a difficult band when it comes to aerials, a half wave dipole is 264 Feet long and it needs to be well up in clear sky to operate correctly, no mean task...
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    Who Invented Ham Radios

    We have to go back in time to well over one hundred years ago to the late 1880's to discover the early pioneers who first found that radio waves actually existed. Heinrich Rudolf Hertz a German...
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    Tips for Aircraft Band Monitoring

    Do you own an Aircraft Band receiver? Are you slightly disappointed because cannot receive the tower or aircraft on the ground, you are not alone, many have the same problem, keep reading to discover...
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    Ham Radio Antenna, a Simple Yagi

    A Ham Radio Antenna that works very well and can be made cheaply from materials sourced from local D.I.Y. store. This directional beam aerial is called a Yagi, it invented by a Japanese Scientist.
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    Ham Radio - Aerial for HF Bands

    The new Radio Ham who have spent time exploring as a Short Wave Listener complete with a long wire aerial, and aerial matching unit, probably worked well and did a good job of pulling in signals from...
  10. Ham Radio - How Did I Start in This Fascinating Hobby?

    Ham radio, how I started in the fascinating World of Ham radio and how it leads me into the Telecommunications Industry, where I worked as an Engineer.

    It all started when I received a book called...
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    Ham Radio Repairs

    You probably know that I have an H.N.D. and thirty years' experience working in the Telecommunications Industry, but please do not let information cloud your judgement when thinking about repairing...
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    Ham Radio Receivers

    Ham Radio Receivers are designed and manufactured in handheld and desktop versions, they differ in many ways offering features and benefits to suit individual needs. A separate receiver covering the...
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    Ham Radio Digital Modes Including P-25

    How does it work?

    P-25 is a communication system essentially created and utilised by public service agencies in North America, the system allows communication between several agencies such as Fire...
  14. Ham Radio and the Natural Propagation of Radio Waves

    I often hear new radio hams that have not spent time as listeners complaining about the noise on their receivers or transceivers after they have spent thousands of pounds on their transceiver...
  15. Ham Radio - The Advantage of DStar and DMR Modes

    Ham Radio is a fascinating hobby, but what is the advantage of D-star and DMR modes.

    There are many different interests within the umbrella name of Ham Radio. People communicate with other...
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