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May 8 is Amateur Radio Day in Puerto Rico

May 8 is Amateur Radio Day in Puerto Rico

May 8 is Amateur Radio Day (Día del Radioaficionado) in Puerto Rico. In his proclamation, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló Nevares cited the Amateur Radio response in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes...

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Ham Radio Operators Involved In Nuclear Plant Emergency Exercise

Ham Radio Operators Involved In Nuclear Plant Emergency Exercise

The Herald-Palladium reports Southwest Michigan emergency response agencies have passed a test of their ability to respond to a simulated nuclear accident at Palisades nuclear power plant 

A response drill in southwest Michigan was well received by the US agencies of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

 

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How To Select Feedline For A Repeater, By Todd, KY4TS

How To Select Feedline For A Repeater, By Todd, KY4TS

A common overlooked part of putting together a repeater system is the selection

of proper feedline. "But, coax is coax, isn't it?" "I use LMR-400 for all my stations at home. That should be good enough for a repeater, right?" Well, not necessarily.

 

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TWO-WAY RADIO REPEATERS: HOW TO CHOOSE AND INSTALL

TWO-WAY RADIO REPEATERS: HOW TO CHOOSE AND INSTALL

TWO-WAY RADIO REPEATERS: HOW TO CHOOSE AND INSTALL

A two-way radio repeater takes weak and low-performing signals and retransmits them at a higher power so they can cover longer distances, ranges, and terrains without degradation. Repeaters eliminate unwanted noise and interference, helping to clarify messages as they are strengthened and re-transmitted. When properly installed, radio repeaters provide reliable communication signals from one radio to another, almost completely eliminating dead zones.

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Dayton Hamvention 2017 Reflection

Dayton Hamvention 2017 Reflection

What can I say about Dayton Hamvention 2017 other than WOW! It had everything; Great venue, 30,000 of your favorite ham radio friends, great vendors, Rain, Rain, and more Rain, good food, great buys, mud and on-site camping. Did I...

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Amateur Radio Linking Explained

Amateur Radio Linking Explained

Amateur Linking What is amateur radio linking and why is it so important, necessary, or just plain fun? Let's say you want to set up a repeater at Hamvention and talk to the group back home. How is that possible?...

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