Category: Operating Tips

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.