Category Archives: ham

A great QRP (low power) ham radio story

A nice story with a big finish . . . Today I saw a tweet pointing to a post on my friend Alan’s blog – announcing a local launch of a high altitude balloon by Bill, WB8ELK. With a couple … Continue reading

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QRZ.com running Ubuntu Server

Here’s an interesting interview with some history and behind-the-scenes information about the site qrz.com. QRZ.com is one of the largest sites in the world serving amateur radio. A quote from that interview: “The new QRZ runs the Ubuntu 64-bit server.  … Continue reading

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Frankentuner

I’ve been thinking for a while about how I might get my antenna to load up on 160m. It’s a 104′ dipole fed with ladder line. I decided to try connecting both sides of the ladder line together and driving … Continue reading

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