Operating Your Amateur Radio Station

Today’s Article Count is 11.   The most recent update was made on July 01, 2019.

These articles offer perspectives on ways you can enjoy the ham radio hobby through On-The-Air activity.

Logging Software

An accurate log is essential for Radio Sport Contesting.  A log is a powerful tool if you are in pursuit of Ham Radio Awards.  PC software makes logging a piece of cake.

Part of the How Do I… series.

Logging Software [PDF]

Why I Operate CW

A blend of humor and How Do I… techniques inspired by David Letterman’s Top Ten Countdown, as seen on the CBS Television Network LATE NIGHT show.

 

I Operate CW [PDF]

There’s an App for that

It can be challenging to imagine a Ham Radio Station that runs without using a PC.  Hams have a wide array of PC applications from which to choose.  Read about them here.

PC Programs [PDF]

An App for that [PDF]

Practice Makes Perfect

In other areas of the website we talk about being prepared.  Radio Sport Contests provide a competitive outlet for honing the skills that Hams use during emergencies.

Part of the How Do I… series.

Practice Makes Perfect [PDF]

Skill vs. Luck

A short story about some things that went wrong on a Contest Weekend coupled with  the steps that brought relief.  In other words, If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.

Part of the How Do I… series.

Skill vs. Luck [PDF]

Maximizing Play Value

The point of this article is that most of what Ham Radio Operators do is scalable.  If you want to try something on a small scale you can get plenty of enjoyment before making a big investment.

Part of the How Do I… series.

Maximizing Play Value [PDF]

Public Service

Amateur Radio Operators are well-known for the service they provide to communities in times of disaster.  Hams also are  helpful at parades, races, fairs, and walk-a-thons.

Part of the How Do I… series.

Public Service [PDF]

Hints And Kinks

Frank Mellott, KB3PQT, writes about his recent experiences on the CARC Net, using FLDIGI, using FT8, and sending QSL Cards to confirm Two-Way Radio Contacts.

Part of the How Do I… series.

Hints And Kinks [PDF]

 

CARC Net Check-In

Tips to guide you when checking-in to the CARC Net.  Our net is a directed social event with relaxed procedures.  More formal procedures are used by the  National Traffic System Nets and for Emergency Operations.

Part of the How Do I… series.

CARC 2 Meter Net [PDF]

Clubs, Nets and Social Activities

One topic.  Three files.  All three work together to tell the story of what and how Ham Radio Operators do to enjoy the hobby.  Please enjoy these articles that are part of our How Do I… series.

Clubs Nets Social Activities Part 1

Clubs Nets Social Activities Part 2

Clubs Nets Social Activities Part 3

A Plea for Logging Your QSOs

Our author has a few thoughts about ways in which you can leverage the capabilities of the PC you may be using to work Digital Modes by loading an App and registering for the ARRL Logbook of the World, or by registering for eQSL.

LOTW and EQSL and Digital Modes [PDF]

Slow Scan Television

In the world of Ham Radio technology there is cutting-edge new technology such as FT8 and FT4 digital modes.  There is fully functional old technology that works the same today as it did one hundred years ago (e.g. Morse Code).  And, we have some fairly old technology that very few hams have actually used. 

This article talks about Slow Scan Television (SSTV) which has its foundation in the 1960s and still draws “oohs” and “aahs” when demonstrated to a curious audience.

SSTV [PDF]

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