Monday, November 26, 2012

Glen Beck talks about Ham Radio

Glen Beck featured Ham Radio  on his GBTV show, interviewing Walt Mayfield / KD5WSV, who covered a lot of ground in the short segment. Here's Walt explaining a lot about Ham Radio & showing some Ham Radio gear. Great Segment!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Backpack Radio with a 2kW punch

KC3VO's 2kW ham radio backpack amplifier gets the attention of the FCC! This is a preview from ARVN's "Dayton Collection" from the 2009 Dayton Hamvention. This clip comes from the "Unauthorized" Dayton TOUR. Details at

Friday, November 9, 2012

An Affordable Gadget for all Weathergeeks

A pro weather station has always been a "Gee, I wish I could afford one of those..." gadgets that any Ham with a eye on the sky would love to fit out in their shack, but just can't swallow the hundreds of dollar price tag most of the complete "bells & whistles" models carry. (At least that has been the case for me, who always wanted one but could never justify the expense.)
Now, while the adage "You get what you pay for", may apply here, there are Weather Stations that offer wireless connectivity, full features, AND Internet connectivity & streaming on a beer-bottle price ...the line of weather stations badged by Ambient, Weatherwise, & others made by Chinese Manufacturer, Fine Offset Ltd. They've been around for about 3 years, and have recently come down from the $150-$200 range, to crack the sub-$100 sales offerings...down into the budget-minded WX Geek price range. (and just in time for the Holidays too!)
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