Archive for the 'Amateur Radio' Category

TRAM 1480 Dual Band Antenna

I was looking for an inexpensive dual band VHF/UHF antenna to use with my go box radios.  I came across a dual band antenna from TRAM on Amazon that was half the price of similar Diamond and Comet dual band antennas. The specs for the Tram were advertised as follows: Gain:                                    6 dB […]

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Vintage Radios and Modern Headphones

I have a number of  pieces of “Vintage” Amateur Radio equipment that I have collected, repaired, and use regularly on the air.  A lot of my time on the air is on CW, or Morse code for the non ham readers out there, and I use headphones to copy weak CW signals from time to […]

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RMS Express and the PK232

RMS Express is a program for sending Email via Amateur Radio via the Winlink network.  It has capability of sending Email over the internet, over a High Frequency (HF) radio link, or over a Very High Frequency (VHF) radio link via AX.25 Packet Radio.  This program is used by many of the hams that are […]

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Drake 2-NT Transmitter Re-Cap

I really love the older “Vintage” ham radio gear.   I especially like the Drake radios.  Drake produced some really fine radios, but went out of the Ham Radio business in the 1980’s. The radios are still great radios and perform nearly as good as some of the very latest ham radios made today.  In particular […]

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Notice Something Different?

Did you notice something different on the website?  Well, the name has changed…..actually, my Amateur Radio Call, for which he site is named, has changed. I was first licensed as a Novice Class Amateur Radio Operator in 1965 as WN4EJE.  After my novice period, I passed my General Class License test which included a 13 […]

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