Gary Utz - KE2YK

127 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Likes | 1 Following | 132 Followers | @ke2yk | Retired IT Engineer and Entrepreneur.  Enjoy Amateur Radio when not engaged in coaching others using the MY WAY FORWARD life changing journey. 

Mi Mini PC Pocket Computer Now Available From $149

With 24 days still remaining on their campaign the development team behind the “world’s most powerful pocket size mini PC ” have already raised over …

TenTec R4030 QRP fun!

DitDit.fm is a podcast celebrating morse code, the CW operating mode and amateur radio. The show is hosted by Bruce Pea, N9WKE, and features conversations with interesting CW operators, offers useful CW operating tips, and encourages amateur radio operators at all levels to get on the air, have fun and enjoy operating CW!

Local ham-radio enthusiasts pull an all-nighter in national event

When the next big earthquake finally strikes the Los Angeles region, the phones may either be knocked out or overloaded.<p>So, if the power grid goes down and cellphones won't work, short-wave radios are widely considered the best solution.<p>This past weekend at Verdugo Park, the Crescenta Valley Radio …

Flight of the Bumble Bee QRP contest

Setting up This is the first (but not last) year I participated in this contest, I have Larry W2LJ to thank as his blog posts regarding this contest …

The DXer and the Technician – Amateur Radio Documentary [ Video ]

“The DXer and the Technician” – 22 minutes (UHD 4K resolution) – English versionThis true story is about two amateur radio operators who have been …

YJ0YM Efate Island OC-035

Chung VA7YM will be active from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, 6 to 17 April 2017 as YJ0YM.<br>Operate on HF bands and 6m in SSB, RTTY and PSK 31.<br>QSL manager …

Gift ideas for Hams

It's December, and that means Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner. And sometimes for a Ham, "The Holidays" presents a quandary. …

How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

Blu-ray discs' pretty color actually makes them great at capturing light.<p>You probably don't think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of …

SKYWARN Recognition Day 2014 is December 6

<b>SKYWARN</b> Recognition Day 2014 gets underway at 0000 UTC on Saturday, December 6 (Friday, December 5 in US time zones). This will mark the 16th annual …

£50 MIPS is a micro-computer running Android and Linux

Rapberri Pis are all the rage these days, but now there's a new kid on the micro-computing block.<p>Unveiled by British chip design company Imagination …

FCC Reverses ALJ’s Decision, Revokes Convicted Sex Offender’s Amateur Radio License

The FCC has reversed the decision of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who ruled in 2010 that David Titus, KB7ILD, of Seattle, Washington, could keep …

Amateur Radio

California Scientist-Ham On the Air from Antarctica McMurdo Station, Ross Ice Shelf

Ham radio is not the primary reason Ron Flick, K6REF, is in Antarctica, but it’s proving to be an enjoyable diversion to his scientific activities at …

Antarctica

“Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” Attracts More than a Dozen New Co-Sponsors

The list of co-sponsors for the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014, <b>H.R. 4969</b>, has grown to 63. Sixteen new co-sponsors signed aboard as the 113th …

Arduino Frequency Display For Kenwood TS

This is PART 5 of the project “Arduino Frequency Display For a Kenwood TS-520S HF Ham Radio”.<br>Steve Leander from www.kv6o.com picked up where I left …

Arduino

Largest Sunspot Region (so far) in Sunspot Cycle 24 • AmateurRadio.com

Look at this huge sunspot, the largest yet of Sunspot Cycle 24! It is about the same diameter as Jupiter! Notice how tiny Earth is, in comparison. …

Inspecting antennas

Some years ago I went to a BBQ where someone had a wi-fi controlled quadcopter remotely controlled from an iPad. It was very impressive with its …

W5OLF WSPR kit • AmateurRadio.com

Jay has been working on new versions of his little WSPR beacons. All being well I should receive a 10m 500mW out version in the next few weeks.<p>Jay is …

W1AW Centennial Operations Set Sights on Washington and Kansas Plus American Samoa.

The ARRL Centennial <b>W1AW</b> portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Wyoming and Massachusetts and the US …

ARRL Introduces Kindle Edition of Ham Radio License Manual

The ARRL has introduced a digital edition of <i>The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual</i>, its most popular introduction to Amateur Radio. The e-book includes …

ARRL Asks FCC to Continue Issuing Hard Copy Licenses to Those Who Want Them

In <b>comments</b> filed November 5, the ARRL has recommended that the FCC continue to provide paper license documents to Amateur Radio licensees who want …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

How to Avoid the ‘Biggest’ iPhone Malware App Attack Yet

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WNPR Highlights the History of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

On a May 23 broadcast, Connecticut Public Radio station WNPR featured Amateur Radio and the ARRL as part of its “<b>Where We Live</b>” program, hosted by …

Centennial Operations Shift States on May28 UTC)

The ARRL Centennial <b>W1AW WAS</b> operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, May 28 (the …

Police Scanner Radio app review: stream over 2500 police, fire, rescue, and other radio feeds

Introduction<p>What we have here is a scanner app called Police Scanner Radio, featuring a versatile and comprehensive selection of over 2,500 different …

Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

Apple will be streaming this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today. Apple only sometimes streams live video of its special events, and never announces its intent to do so this far in advance, so this is an interesting development.<p>…

Hoot Owl Sprint After Action Report

Disappointingly, there was not a lot of activity last night in the QRP ARCI Hoot Owl Sprint. My guess would be that between the CQ WWPX Contest and …