Friday, October 12, 2007
Follow this link to look for your self. WWW.ANTTENNAWEB.ORG
By the way even though the site asks for all kinds of information about you I only entered my zip code and it worked just fine for me.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Not so on the Internet where anyone with a microphone and a camera can produce content that might appeal to a very small number of people. Many do just that and do it because they love talking about and sharing information on their favorite topic. Ham radio has benefited from this as there are now a number of well done audio pod casts for our hobby. Two of the best examples are This Week In Amateur Radio and Amateur Radio News Line.
Produced once a week like many other things in amateur radio they are far from an “amateur” production. If you click on the link of either program above and listen to an episode you will see exactly what I mean.
Always on the lookout for new content I recently found Amateurlogic.tv which is a video pod cast. You not only get to listen to your fellow hams talk about there interest in the hobby but get top notch video as they deliver stories about ham radio and give instructions on interesting projects that you can try out yourself. I have downloaded a number of their shows and I have to tell you that I'm very impressed with the quality of the content.
Take a look for yourself and see if you don't agree. Point your web browser over to AmateurLogic.tv where you can read their blog and look at the archive section with all the past shows. I think you will enjoy it as much as I have.
I have never become proficient enough at the code to really enjoy it but I do think it is a great way to communicate and despite the fact that you are no longer required to learn it for an amateur radio license I think it will be around for some time to come.
(In Plain English: One Man's Bid To Save Morse Code)
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Nostalgic for simpler days, retired astrophysicist Chuck Adams is translating classics of boys' lit into a language he fears is going the way of kit radios and marbles: Morse code.
Holed up in his high-desert home crammed with computers, radio receivers and a very patient wife, Mr. Adams uses homemade software to download online books with expired copyrights, convert the typed words into Morse code tones and record them on compact discs he sells on the Internet.
Follow this LINK for the entire story.