Month: March 2021
Who was behind Last Man Standing Callsigns – KA6LMS?
If you’re a fan of Tim Allen’s TV series Last Man Standing, you’ll have a final chance to contact the show’s Amateur Radio Club station before it goes QRT. The […]
David Casler reviews the “new” Baofeng GT-5R — better than the UV-5R, still just $25
Dave Casler checked out the GT-5R. It is restricted to the (American) 2m/70cm band frequencies, and he found that it had significantly reduced spurious emissions. In this video, he mentioned […]
Amateur Radio Restored
Electrical Experimenter, vol. 6, no. 2, June 1919 – HUGO GERNSBACK Winning one war seems like a great accomplishment, but winning two wars, one after the other, is a historic […]
Should Non-hams have BaoFengs in their emergency kits?
You would be hard-pressed to find a website that is outlining what to place in an emergency kit for your family home, car, or workplace, that didn’t include a battery-powered […]
What was The Last Wireless Message On The Doomed Titanic?
Interview Transcript: Today in the last wire podcast, we’ll be discussing the radio systems found on the Titanic and how it shaped the future of emergency communications. Join me in […]
Learn about the South Wiltshire Raynet
Today in the Last Wire Podcast, we’re joined with Tom, (M7GMZ). Who’s part of the South Wiltshire Raynet in the United Kingdom. His group is part of a volunteer communication […]
Get On The Air” Contest is a Huge Success in Halifax!
On January 6th, 2021, Amateur radio operators waited until the noon gun fired before the “Get on the Air!” 2 Metre Simplex Challenge started. This 12-pound gun is a tribute […]
Do amateur radio operators still use Morse code?
In an emergency, Morse code can be generated by improvised methods such as turning a light on and off, tapping on an object or sounding a horn or whistle, making […]
When there is an emergency will you need to know about the hidden Yaesu menu?
Disasters in remote places have historically involved amateur radio operators. These “hams” have stepped in to provide assistance when other forms of communication fail. Disasters still happen regularly, and ham […]