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August 15, 2019
The Doctor separates myth from fact about this very popular antenna for the HF bands.
August 1, 2019
Different tools for different applications. The Doctor explains the differences.
July 18, 2019
Your antenna's polarization can make a big difference in how well you can hear, and be heard -- especially on VHF and up.
July 4, 2019
There are many types of cable for many applications. Which type do you need?
June 20, 2019
The Doctor answers questions from listeners!
June 6, 2019
Trees make handy supports for wire antennas, but getting an antenna into a tree -- and keeping it there -- can be a challenge.
May 23, 2019
The answer to the question is an emphatic "no," and the Doctor explains why.
May 9, 2019
A discussion of UTC as well as the importance of accurate time for a number of digital modes.
April 25, 2019
These little radios are packed with features, but which one is best for you?
April 11, 2019
Whether you own an HF transceiver, or a VHF/UHF handheld radio, there is much to hear beyond Amateur Radio frequencies.
March 28, 2019
Are you curious about the mysteries of signal propagation, or maybe wondering how well your antenna is working? The answer may be just a "WSPR" away.
March 14, 2019
A discussion of SWR -- Standing Wave Ratio -- can be complicated, but it really doesn't need to be.
February 28, 2019
Become acquainted with the versatile Raspberry Pi microcomputer, and learn about our new podcast for beginning amateurs.
February 14, 2019
We are at the bottom of the current solar cycle, but what are the long-term prospects for improvement?
January 31, 2019
Steve Ford, WB8IMY, provides an introduction to FT8, one of the most popular Amateur Radio digital modes ever created.
January 17, 2019
Steve Ford, WB8IMY, speaks with ARRL Radiosport Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, about the fascinating world of VHF/UHF.
January 3, 2019
These directional antennas may look like Yagis, but they are quite different. The Doctor explains!
December 20, 2018
These antennas are everywhere, but how do they really work?
December 6, 2018
RF exposure is a concern for every amateur, but did you know that FCC Rules require you to make an RF safety assessment of your station? The Doctor explains . . .
November 22, 2018
Computers have become integral parts of most Amateur Radio stations, but the type of computer you choose depends upon the application.
November 8, 2018
Would you benefit by adding an external speaker to your radio? The answers may surprise you.
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