Introduction to Shortwave Radio

Shortwave Radio

Shortwave radio, also known as high frequency (HF) radio, is considered by some to be the “first internet.” Shortwave (3 – 30MHz) signals travel great distances (especially at night) and can be tuned to listen to broadcasts originating in other countries, earning shortwave radio the nickname of “world band radio.” Here’s a beginner’s guide to … Read more

The Fun Of Ham Radio DX

ham radio fun

There are many aspects to ham radio. This is just one of them, working DX (overseas) contacts for competition or just for a chat. This video shows you another ham radio operator (Larry) contacting a few stations at random. I realize a lot of these are just quick contacts but it feels nice to know … Read more

DX QSL cards

DX QSL cards

I received a new batch of DX QSL cards in the mail today. Lots of long-distance cards in this batch. I like the cards with shack photos in them especially.