This website publishes a number of different stations that make their SDR's accessible over the interwebz.
Use the "filter by location" feature, coupled with a quick visit to view the current grey line map to aid in selecting a station, and listen away!
Nashua Area Radio Society is offering an online (ZOOM session) Ham Bootcamp, with demonstrations and tutorials covering a variety of topics.
More information about the bootcamp , as well as information on how to register for the one they're holding on Nov 7 2020, can be found at the Ham...
Following up -- for those of you who never attended Dr. Aprill's classes , here is a 2-hour video where he dives into the class with the guys from Practically Tactical.
It's hosted on Vimeo (you didn't really think this would be allowed on YouTube, did'ja?)
Aprill - The Mindset of Criminal Actors
I listen to podcasts while driving in the truck, because broadcast radio is almost exclusively crap.
In a recent episode I was shocked to hear of the passing of Dr. William Aprill, and decided to do some digging to confirm.
(For context, here is an AAR of the class he taught for GOAL in...
Great memories growing up in PA/NJ in the 60's, spend summer weekends and vacation in the Pocono mountains. Dad had a boat on Lake Wallenpaupack,
and we would take the boat out while he and his partner-in-misbehaving brother-in-law would let me drive while they each stood in the back of the
Strongly agree based on personal experience in the last 9 months.
Registered at HamExam , they track my test results by question / section , and randomize the questions from the test pool.
For study material, since I have Kindle Unlimited, I didn't have to purchase a book.
I used Craig "Buck"...
Bison , are you suggesting it's a real-world parallel to the old joke (follows, for all you "young'uns") -
Question: Does Barbie come with Ken?
Answer: No, Barbie fakes it with Ken -- she comes with GI Joe.
I bought a Baofeng UV-5RA a while back - upgraded the rubber ducky to a better antenna (Nagoya NA-320A), and listened-in on a repeater local to me.
Then I got my technician license, and decided I wanted to program in the repeaters I'm likely to drive past in the local area, so I could xmit and...
September of 2018 the FCC made a determination about sale of some Baofeng products that are not FCC-certified for certain uses (like FRS / GMRS) but are being sold with the capability of xmit/rcv in those frequencies.
For more info, here is a place to start : Did the FCC just make Baofengs...
Hmm, missed this when you first posted it , Len. I have a Yaesu VX-6 , with a replacement for the rubber ducky as recommended by HRO in Salem NH (dual-band Diamond
SRH229). Still limited in range, whether in house or in vehicle.
If your longer antenna is outside the house, I'm very interested...
I never attended a class - I used two books (same author) to get my license - one for Technician, one for General.
The books are included in Kindle Unlimited, so the effective cost to me was zero.
Author is Craig Buck K4IA , titles are similar to "Pass your Amateur Radio ZZZZZ Class Test the...
Nothing prevents you from obtaining equipment and listening. Since the amateur radio bands are self-policing,
should you transmit regularly from a fixed location you are exposed to be reported to the FCC and subject to
fines. Likelihood? Unknown.
There are ham contests called "fox-hunting"...
I'm just a couple of weeks ahead of you on this track - Technician in November, vanity call in December (just 'cuz I wanted to do it), General in February.
Technician -- UHF/VHF , mostly local repeaters , on 2m , 1.25m, and 70cm . Primary resource is Minuteman Repeater Assoc
General -- adds the...
Well, the thread subject kinda says it all.
Big ham fest at the fairgrounds in Deerfield NH.
Home - NEAR-Fest.com
I'm planning on going up Friday morning, returning to Mass that night. Anyone else going?