RF KILLS! (relays)

If you’re a subscriber to the sara-discuss mailing list, you saw my request today to keep an eye open for a couple of high voltage relays to use as replacements in an antenna loading coil remote switch. This article is some background on what led to that request.

N8CD’s Handheld Radio Review Series

My name is John, and my call is N8CD. I was originally licensed in 1978 as a Novice class at the age of 12, and before the time I was 14 I had my Technician class license. Since then, I’ve bought, traded, and sold a lot of different radios, and particularly a lot of different handheld radios.

Understanding Logbook of the World – Part 3

This article is the third part of a series of article on using Logbook of the World. Part one addressed key concepts for LoTW while part two went through how to setup LoTW. Part 3 will discuss basic use of LoTW through TrustedQSL directly or what this author likes to call “the hard way.” As shown in part 2, TrustedQSL is the interface by which Callsign Certificates are obtained and Station Locations configured for loading QSOs into LoTW.

Understanding Logbook of the World – Part 1

One of the most common but confusing tools in amateur radio today is the ARRL Logbook of the World (“LoTW”). Logbook of the World was created by the ARRL to establish a secure, online QSO/QSL manager that could be used both for convenience and to provide a reliable service for recording contacts for award applications.