Teaming with American Radio Club

A little less than a year ago I started this website to be a virtual elmer and help people get more from ham radio. While I took a break from publishing videos in the summer, I did not take a break from the mission. For the last few months I have been working with the folks at the American Radio Club on their launch and joined in on their mission to help educate ham radio operators. While lots has gone on behind the scenes, the first of many videos just went on line.

I’m really enjoying working with other hams to help people get more active. Subscribe to their YouTube channel and watch for more videos About Ham Radio soon.

Learning Morse Code [HTL-24]

Morse code is amazingly popular, nearly 20 years after the license requirement was expired for new hams. However, it remains probably the most efficient way of sending a message in terms of distance per watt. Jim, N4BFR, discusses how to start your Morse Code journey.

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The Basics of Hurricane Tracking on HF [HTL-19]

Amateur Radio operators deploy when all else fails and may be most famous for deploying to assist after storms. In this video Jim, N4BFR, describes how to listen to the various communications before, during and after storms via HF / Shortwave radio.

Thumbnail image is Hurricane Isabel from the ISS, Image courtesy of Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.

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Thanks to NV6H for this very detailed list of hurricane frequencies from 2018.