Monthly Archives: March 2012

PARP 53–RST Signal Reports

 The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast episode 53 is now available for download or stream.  I’ve also updated the audio player used on to work across multiple platforms including portable devices such as iPhone and iPad.  In this episode I … Continue reading

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Become A Ham–A Shameless Plug

In addition to my amateur radio blogging, I also host an amateur radio podcast titled the practical amateur radio podcast (PARP).   I began podcasting about amateur radio in 2008.  PARP is currently in its 5th season and I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Ham Shack Update–Walls Complete

Even with losing one hour this weekend due to the daylight saving time change, I’m pleased to report that after three weekends and an estimated 20-24 hours of labor, the walls are complete.   As I reported last week, I only … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the KX3

Like so many of my fellow amateurs, I ordered the new Elecraft KX3 within minutes of the order form going active on the Elecraft website.  Like so many of my fellow amateurs, I also wait anxiously for word that the … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Deluxe

You may remember back in September, I blogged about the news of the developer (Simon) of Ham Radio Deluxe selling to several US hams.  I followed one of the threads over on the QRZ forums until I basically grew bored … Continue reading

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