Packet Radio has been around for years. Learn where it came from, what it is used for today, and how you use it with just the equipment you have now.
Hamshack Hotline – What is it?
An increasing number of Ham’s now have a Hamshack Hotline VoIP phone in their ham shack or some are adding their Hamshack Hotline number to their email sign-offs
Amateur Radio Guides – Echolink
Another in our series of Amateur Radio Guides. This one is on Echolink, you see the name pop up, particularly on repeater guides. This provides a overview of what you need to get started with Echolink and getting validated
Amateur Radio Guide – Digital Mode – FT8
Another in our series of Amateur Radio Guides. This one is on Digital Modes. This provides a fairly complete overview of what you need to get started with FT8 in terms of hardware, software including links and alternatives.
Regulation Changes – what has changed recently?
Regulations in the last 3-4 years, particularly for Foundation licensees. It seems many existing amateurs have missed the changes over the last few years with websites not being updated causing confusion.
What is Digital Radio?
As a newly minted ham, the term Digital Radio is one of areas that is going to cause you some confusion. Lets try and clear this up straight away. The …
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The Big Question – is ham radio dead??
If you read and believe some of the doom and gloom posts on some of the forums – yes!! especially if you are are drawn in by the clickbait, but …
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What radio should I buy for VHF/UHF?
There are a multitude of radios that are available for purchase ranging from Handy Talkies (HT’s) through to Mobile units, and even through to Base stations (although many use the …
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What Radio should I buy for HF?
First of all this article will not provide you with a definitive answer as there are a host of variables that need to be considered which may include Budget? Are …
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What are contests – how do I take part?
As soon as you get on the air, you are going to hear about contests, either through amateur radio news articles, or even worse, you are trying to get on …
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What’s VHF/UHF Radio & Repeaters all about?
In very simple terms, VHF / UHF Communications is a very vast subject and a simple article like this is not going to do it justice. It also depends on …
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Is 10 watts enough or am I wasting my time?
Amateur radio is a delicate balance (especially in suburbia) of installing what you need and want, whilst at the same time, making sure your neighbours are not affected by interference …
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