Author: lastwire


Amateur Radio Qualification, You Can Learn From The Comfort Of Your Sofa.

April 27, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has forced education systems worldwide to find alternatives to face-to-face instruction. As a result, online teaching and learning have been used by teachers and students on an unprecedented scale. Since lockdowns – either massive or localized – may be needed again in the future to respond to new waves of the infection […]

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ham radio license

Why you should get your Ham Radio License?

April 26, 2021

With most of us leading super busy lives, the idea of volunteer with your local amateur radio club – giving your time and energy to a cause without financial reward – may seem an impossible task. I mean, how can we fit anything else into our already jam-packed schedules? However, volunteering in ham radio is important […]

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used ham radio gear

Used Ham Gear For Sale: Craigslist Isn’t the Place to Buy.

April 26, 2021

Beyond the fact that sites like Craigslist generally are riddled with scams and advertisers, it’s important to for the most part understand where actually your used amateur radio kind of is coming from—it’s a sort of essential piece of equipment and must really be reliable if it’s going to mostly be used for emergency communication […]

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This Emergency Amateur Radio group remains largely unknown and usually stumbled upon in the moment of crisis?

April 22, 2021

The use of MARS remains a largely unknown or niche capability, one that is usually stumbled upon by planners in the moment of crisis and then poorly implemented. Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC hopes to see changes in USA Defence Department with this largely unknown amateur radio group. The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is a […]

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CB radio emergency

What is the best two way radio for emergency communications?

April 19, 2021

Many people would say that the CB radio craze of the 1970s and Ham radio became obsolete when mobile cell phones became commonplace in homes and cars throughout North America. Many hams figured their hobby would slowly fade on the 2 metre and 70cm bands as technology advanced. The airways would become silent as more […]

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A New Ham’s Trial By Fire, During A Flood.

April 13, 2021

Interview’s Transcript: Today in the last wire podcast we’re joined with Ed, whiskey four echo Mike Bravo from Tennessee. Welcome to the show, Ed. Hey, thank you very much, John. Well, my father, uh, is a silent key now, but my dad was K D H E J, and he lived in Ohio and I […]

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Is that free tower worth it?

April 7, 2021

They pop up all the time on Kijiji, craigslist or posted on Facebook club sites. Someone has a free tower that they want to be taken down. At the heart of every successful radio, installation is the antenna support structure because there is no substitute for a radio antenna that has sufficient height! So when […]

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Baofeng GT-5R

Is the Baofeng GT-5R, the radio we all wanted – right price, legal, and with increased quality?

April 6, 2021

Do you remember when the first Chinese radio Baofeng UV-5R, which started flooding the country? Do you remember your first Baofeng UV-5R, it has been much maligned and touted as a classical example of you get what you paid for amateur radio. Ironically just as many people who owned this radio also complained about it. […]

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Radio Chest pack

What Amateur Radio Chest Packs should You Purchase?

April 5, 2021

The Last Wire Podcast explores radio chest pack for emergency communications. There are a ton of Radio chest packs on the market — so how do you know which one to buy and depend on for Ham radio events, EMO exercises or during a survival or bug-out situation? Here are three popular radio chest packs […]

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Who was behind Last Man Standing Callsigns – KA6LMS?

March 29, 2021

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 couple’s three daughters are not prepared for the shift to his stricter parenting style. The weeklong KA6LMS radio special event starts on March 24 at […]

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