Issues, Problems, Pitfalls, & The Conclusion When we left GB Part 2, I talked about the fact that things didn’t always go as expected during either the GB1 or GB2 builds and that we would take a look at some of the specifics in this 3rd, and hopefully final, post for this series. I apologizeContinue reading “Go Boxes Part 3”
Recap Welcome back to my Go Box (GB) series. I’m not sure if you can really call two a series, but since this will likely go to three, I think we’re good, so here we go. In part one, we looked at what you might call a more traditional GB, similar to the majority ofContinue reading “Go Box Part 2”
What’s a Go Box? The subject of go boxes is one that has many, varied opinions. I don’t think it would actually start a big argument, but like any other topic in ham radio, there are some strong viewpoints on the subject floating around. Sort of like the old AM vs SSB arguments of aContinue reading “Go Boxes – Part 1”
Like many of you, life here at the DIY Ham has been a challenge these last few years. When we started the DIY Ham it was our intent to be a little more timely with posting projects and various tidbits of info. Alas, that did not materialize. Every time we thought we might be gettingContinue reading “The New Normal of Life”
Those of us who live on small, urban lots, or live under the auspices of HOAs or CCRs, routinely lament the frustrations of a limited ability to get on HF with a good antenna system. In recent decades an entire subculture of ham radio has sprung up in the area of stealth/invisible antennas that can be put up either hiding in plain site, camouflaged to blend in, or both. One of the most unique, to me, is the “Flagpole” antenna. This article describes my experience designing and building my version.
Welcome to the DIY Ham Where we celebrate the Do-It-Yourself spirit of Amateur Radio! I know this is a little out of order, as far as introductions are concerned, but my first post about the patron saint of ham radio was just so interesting I couldn’t resist. Anyway, here we are. Welcome to my humbleContinue reading “Welcome to the DIY Ham”
Yes you read that right, SP3RN is considered the patron saint of amateur radio. You see SP3RN belonged to a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar named Maximilian Kolbe who was arrested by the SS in WWII and sent to Auschwitz for, among other things, using his amateur station to report on the atrocities being perpetrated byContinue reading “SP3RN The Patron Saint of Amateur Radio”