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.
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.
Learn CW Online site – https://lcwo.net/ ARRL Code Practice – http://www.arrl.org/code-transmissions CW Ops – https://cwops.org/
Building your own antennas is fun and relatively inexpensive. Jim, N4BFR, takes us through the basics of finding the length, connecting to the balun, strain relief, insulation and adjusting the length.
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.
Want to make sure you and your fellow hams have the best experience while working DX stations and just HF in general? The DX Code of Conduct is a list of 13 tips to make your contacts go faster and better.