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Should you call CQ on a Repeater? | Ham Radio Basics

3 August, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Nothing seems more controversial than whether you should call CQ on a repeater or not. Are there any rules about doing it?

Answering Ham Radio Basic questions, helping you further your journey in amateur radio!

Why Buy the Icom IC-705? | Review and Feature Overview

19 July, 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

I've had the Icom IC-705 for nearly a year now and recently Steve KM9G from Temporarily Offline Ham Radio  purchased one.

In this stream we'll be covering:

  • How the radio has performed over the past year
  • What can you or have you used the radio for?
  • Nifty Features that you may not be aware of
  • Basic Setup - Tips, Tricks, Hints on operation
  • Must have additional accessories + More!

QRZ.com Grouches: A Guide to Ham Radio YouTube Videos

3 July, 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Have you noticed sometimes when visiting the QRZ forums, you'll come across....grouches who have nothing else to do but complain. Lately their attention has turned to YouTubers! In this video, Peter AK3YE (VK3YE) and Hayden KD9SSB (VK7HH) provide an in-depth analysis of this topic.

Youtube Ham Channels: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/youtube-ham-channels.769530/

Don't forget to smash that like button, subscribe and hit the bell for Peter's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vk3ye/videos

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We think QRZ.com do a wonderful job at promoting Amateur Radio. It's just, some people can get a little grouchy at times.... chill out, be kind and enjoy ham radio!

Listen to Almost Any Radio Frequency with the AirSpy Mini SDR | Software Defined Radio

29 June, 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

The AirSpy Mini is a Software Defined Radio that is capable of receiving signals from 25 MHz to 1700 MHz, almost any radio frequency with voice or two way radio signals.

Today I give a brief overview and demo of the AirSpy Mini being used with the SDR# software.

Buy the AirSpy Mini from Connect VK:


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We have a new Field Day van! Winter Field Day 2021

28 June, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Whilst everyone in the USA enjoys summer field day, us here in VK have battled through our VHF/UHF winter field day! We have a new van and have levelled up with our radios now all within easy reach and comfort. Check it out!