Why does this Emergency Amateur Radio group remain largely unknown?
The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is a Defense Department-sponsored civilian auxiliary of amateur radio operators that actively supports military operations. While the USA Defence Department will employ amateur radio […]
What is the best two way radio for emergency communications?
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. […]
A New Ham’s Trial By Fire, During A Flood.
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. […]
A New Ham’s Trial By Fire!
While Ed W4EMB, was still station in Iraq, he studied Ham radio while he could, between missions. Little did he know that when he got back and wrote his amateur […]
Is that free tower worth it?
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 […]
Is the Baofeng GT-5R, the radio we all wanted – right price, legal, and with increased quality?
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 […]
What Amateur Radio Chest Packs should You Purchase?
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 […]
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 […]