Maritime Radio Day will take place in mid-April, with activity — all on CW — centering on International Naval Frequencies, 1,824; 3,520; 7,020; 10,118; 14,052; 21,052, and 28,052 kHz. Maritime Radio Day is held annually to commemorate nearly 100 years of CW maritime wireless service. Register online. Continue reading
Into kit building here’s the plans for according to the author an inexpensive home brew project Continue reading
Received an email this morning from Twitter advising we had a new follower to our twitter feed. Noticed in the bio that Twitter sent this chap was indeed a ham. Continue reading
We might live in a world where knowing how to write code is gold, but for 93-year-old Merle Taylor there is only one code: Morse code.
Taylor learned Morse code at 20 when she signed up to help Canada and the war effort. Her war-time job was to teach it to the pilots through the British Commonwealth Air Training plan. Continue reading
What makes a good portable CW paddle?
Richard G3CWI of SOTABEAMS has released a 3 minute video looking at the differences between a paddle designed for portable use and a fixed-station paddle.
The purpose of the video is to give some hints on the features to look for in a good portable CW key.
The team of the Radio Operadores del Sur (Radio Operators of the South-ROS) are going to activate Special Event Station K4M commemorating the 157th anniversay of the first telegraph communication by cable in Latin America. This historic event was done by Mr. Samuel F B Morse on March 1st, 1859 in the city of Arroyo, Puerto Rico.
The Nanaimo Amateur Radio Club have started a 10m net on Sunday nights. The net starts at 8:00 pm and they accept both voice and CW checkins. Frequency is 28.500 MHz USB. Looking for something to do on a Sunday Night give them a Checkin.
Members of the Essex CW Amateur Radio Club will be operating special event station GB2VJ from 8th August to 4th September 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of V-J Day in Europe and the USA Continue reading
Ken, LA7GIA, will be on a one-man DXpedition to Comoros (D6) between September 14–23rd.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Continue reading
I was having coffee with one of our fellow members the other day and he was saying how machine cw has changed the landscape of the mode. He went on to say how can anybody copy 40 or 50 wpm without the use of a machine generate code program. Continue reading