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10 Things EVERY Ham Radio BEGINNER Should Know!!

14 September, 2023 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Looking to obtain your ham radio license or just starting out? Here are some helpful tools and references to support your ham radio journey. Whether you're a newbie or currently studying for your exam, these resources are sure to enhance your ham radio experience.


Setup an AllstarLink Node from SCRATCH [for Beginners]

5 July, 2023 - Reading time: ~1 minute

This is a step-by-step video for beginners to help setup a AllstarLink hotspot node so you can connect to thousands of other nodes all over the world.

AllStarLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and hot spots accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol.

My SHARI PiHat 👉 https://kitsforhams.com/

Register for a Node Number 👉https://www.allstarlink.org/

HamVOIP 👉 https://hamvoip.org/

MobaXterm 👉 https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/

32GB MicroSD Card 👉 https://geni.us/luhwT

Raspberry Pi 4 👉 https://geni.us/1CAaE6S


The $13 Ham Radio Balloon That Cost the US Military $400,000!

23 February, 2023 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Have you ever heard of a ham radio balloon causing a major expense for the military? In this video, we'll explore the surprising story of how a $13 ham radio balloon has potentially led to a major expense to the US military. Don't miss out on this intriguing tale of a ham radio balloon gone wrong!

Original Story 👉 https://www.space.com/mystery-object-shot-down-yukon-amateur-ballloon

Track Balloons 👉 https://sondehub.org/

Live TV from a Balloon 👉 https://youtube.com/live/5vYcVRWrdhs?feature=share

More about ham radio balloons 👉https://vepimg.b8cdn.com/uploads/vjfnew/1073/content/images/1596949203send-an-amateur-radio-balloon-around-the-world-bill-brown-wb8elk-pdf1596949203.pdf


Finding A Hidden Radio Transmitter | Ham Radio Fox Hunt

9 August, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Fox Hunting (hidden transmitters) is an activity where ham radio operators use radio direction finding techniques to locate one or more radio transmitters hidden within a designated search area! It requires skill and is lots of fun!


8 Underrated USED Ham Radios YOU CAN STILL BUY!

9 August, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

What radio (ham rig) should you start off with when you get your ham radio ticket?

There's still plenty of good radios on the used market. I have owned all the radios in this list and I go through some of my favorite radios that I have owned over the years.