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Curing Alternator Whine

Technical Reference/Filters<br>How to create a low pass filter able to reduce or even remove the noise generated from your car or truck alternator

See You In The ‘Linc’!

<i>courtesy: WØVLZ</i> This coming week will provide two great opportunities to fire-up your older radios and enjoy some pleasant CW exchanges with other …

Amateur Radio

You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

How does an artist know when a work is finished? Sometimes it's a deliberate decision. Other times, the decision is made by fate or circumstance. Now, an extensive exhibition at The Met Breuer Museum in Manhattan is exploring great works of unfinished art.<p>The Unfinished show has an intriguing …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Antennas for portable QRP ops

I seem to get requests from time to time, to bring up this topic on the blog. I can only speak for what has worked well for me. There are as many …

Iambic CW help

CW Resources<p>This website was designed by K9LU using Web Design software by Xara " onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">Xara Web …

Web Design

QSO Today Podcast

Episode 198 - Jack Mandelman - K1VT<p>Dr. Jack Mandelman is on the short list for holding the most patents, over 700 Worldwide, in the area of …

How To Do a VHF SOTA Activation - The KØNR Radio Site

The <i>Summits On The Air</i> (SOTA) program has really taken off in North America. SOTA originated in the UK in 2002, so it took a little while for it to …

7 Surprisingly Practical Lessons From America's New Poet Laureate

Not a poetry fan? Not to worry. There's plenty of inspiration and wisdom to learn from the life and work of Juan Felipe Herrera, the new U.S. poet laureate.<p>On Wednesday, June 10, the Library of Congress announced that Juan Felipe Herrera, 66, will be the next U.S. poet laureate.<p>Elaborating on the …

The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings

The great modernist poet had a sideline passion—creating a multitude of visual art: 1,600 sketches, drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings during …

The Ukulele Kids Club Is Striking A Chord With Children In Hospitals Around the Country

This musician is really tuned in to how to put a smile on these kids' faces.<p>Through a nonprofit organization called the Ukulele Kids Club, guitarist Corey Bergman is using the instrument to bring joy and relief to hospitalized kids around the nation. So far this year, approximately 500 ukuleles …

Ukuleles

Laundry day for a wrestler

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

Henri Matisse

Converting Morse Code to Text with Arduino

Morse code used to be widely used around the globe. Before voice transmissions were possible over radio, Morse code was all the rage. Nowadays, it’s …

Just Learn Morse Code ( Download )

August 13, 2015 No comments<p>The Cushcraft MA6VA provides amazing coverage, great versatility and incredible performance with an addition of 6 meters. …

Tenner 10m CW transceiver • AmateurRadio.com

<b>Click for bigger image.</b><p>The Tenner is a very simple CW rig for 10m. It produces about 500mW output and has worked across the Atlantic on many …

Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

JT65HF up and going! • AmateurRadio.com

Screen shot of my first ever JT65HF contact!<p>I was shocked to see that my last blog post was almost a month ago! I have been on the radio on and off …

Amateur Radio

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A conversation for amateur radio operators

About This Show<p>Show Info:<p>This weekly podcast is a conversation, a "QSO", between amateur radio operators, or hams. The purpose is to expose …

How to work amateur radio satellites with your handheld (HT) radio

D-Star Information Page

DStar - Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio<p>No Longer a Nay-sayer<p>I will be the first one to admit that I dismissed D-Star from the day I …

Pioneering Psychologist Jerome Bruner on Art as a Mode of Knowing and Its Four Psychological Aspects

The question of what art is has been asked and answered at least since we dwelled in caves. Every era has produced a crop of memorable answers from its greatest minds. Oscar Wilde pointed to the “temperament of receptivity” as the secret of art, Leo Tolstoy championed its “emotional …

Internet Radio Linking Project

The <b>Internet Radio Linking Project</b>, also called <b>IRLP</b>, is a closed-source[1] project that links amateur radio stations around the world by using Voice …