Category Archives: Ham Radio

SMARTsFest in Minnesota – Philco 42-327 revival Part 1

I went to the SMARTsFest a few weekends past and came back with a new project. It is a 1942 Philco 42-327. This is a tube radio and I will be rebuilding it to working order and cleaning it up … Continue reading

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DIY Magnetic loop

How it works: A loop antenna is effectively a tuned RLC circuit. What does this mean? It means the primary coupling loop inductively couples to the secondary. The secondary loop has a variable capacitor to electrically adjust its resonance. Alternatively, Some … Continue reading

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Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio build

Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio Receiver Kit – DIY for Enthusiasts, Built it into a radio case ! Bought from Amazon…. This was a fun build. I love the way it is set up similar to the way old radio projects … Continue reading

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40M CW Transmitter QRP Pixie Kit Receiver

Wandering around on Ebay, I found myself looking again at the Pixie QRP morse code transceiver. I purchased for $15 from seller “19d10recon” and got 2 crystal frequencies to use. Laying out the parts I found I was missing 2 but … Continue reading

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Tuning antennas for SWR

Tuning antennas for SWR **Note: This method is that in which you will be cutting your antenna to ensure a resonant length. Introduction: Common models of SWR (standing wave ratio) meters are used to give a general reference of how … Continue reading

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Ham Night before Christmas, Tracker and Santa Net

Merry Christmas Fellow Hams!!! Santa Tracker: For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey! noradsanta.org Santa Net: Every year on 3916, we … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Fests!!!!

Ham Radio Fests!!!! HAMFEST/CONVENTION 09/24/2016 | SMARTSFEST 2016 Location: Henderson, MN Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: SERT Radio Club & SMARTS Club Learn More HAMFEST/CONVENTION 10/01/2016 | Last Chance Tailgate Location: Plymouth, MN Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Twin City FM Club … Continue reading

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Getting a free Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign

I have been getting a few questions about Vanity Call Signs. This should be a fairly complete doc on how to obtain your Vanity Call Sign. Please note you will have to already have a license and hence already have … Continue reading

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Moving Net Check In content to permanent home

So we are in the process of linking the EPRC (Eden Prairie Radio Club) website to the domain name and I have access to add posts there. It makes sense to move the content for this over to that home. … Continue reading

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How to find VE Testing Sessions

Ready to schedule that Ham radio license test? The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) publishes test session dates and times for test sessions held across the United States.  To find all the latest test sessions for your area … ARRL Test … Continue reading

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