403-381-7080 gary@drhd.com

Swap and Shop Sites

Kitchner Waterloo Amateur Radio Club Swapshop http://www.kwarc.org/swapshop Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization Amateur Radio Club http://ve6lsc.club/ve6lsc-swap-and-shop/

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Nano VNA

Network Vector Analyzer - some helpful videos I have found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-tbvAbh9jk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJYeFpiqY8c https://youtu.be/DphS5jxANI4 https://youtu.be/mKi6s3WvBAM

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Mobile HF Operation

I have a real interest in Mobile HF operation. My truck has been outfitted to serve as a mobile communications centre Got an interest in going mobile? Here's some great links of a VE6AB Mobile Ops - DAWN THREADER PHOTOGRAPHY (jerryclement.ca) and check out his decked...

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FT8 and Other Digital Mode Operations

WSJT-X implements communication protocols or "modes" called FT4, FT8, JT4, JT9, JT65, QRA64, ISCAT, MSK144, and WSPR, as well as one called Echo for detecting and measuring your own radio signals reflected from the...

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Coax Line Loss

Some interesting links on line loss in various types of coax cables. If you find other reliable sites to add here - let me know! https://www.w4rp.com/ref/coax.html http://www.radioforeveryone.com/p/coax-cable-loss.html

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APRS and ISS

Another project that I have been running for some time is APRS. http://aprs.fi Current Position of ISS https://www.amsat.org/track/satloc.php?lang=en&satellite=ISS ISS Next Pass Predictions https://www.amsat.org/track/index.php Send messages from APRS to SMS...

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Facebook Groups

There are several local and national Facebook groups for HAM operators to join.  Some of my favourites include: South Alberta Amateur (HAM) Radio HAM Radio Operators HAM Radio HAM Radio / New to the Hobby DMR, C4FM, D-Star, P25, Echolink, HF and V/UHF Nets...

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AREDN

AREDN, the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network is a project focused on emergency communications.  It provides HAM operators with the ability to implement technology in practical ways to support emergency communication needs.  With their software, even...

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