My Wife, Jane – KD8KRS/AE Has EXTRA Class!

I am very happy for Jane today!  She studied her tail off, and then passed, the amateur radio Extra Class exam.  The material is rather complex and there is lots of it.  A bunch of it deals with things like antenna and radio wave theories as well as radio related … Continue reading

Is Amateur Radio (Ham Radio; NOT CB Radio) A Dying Hobby?

When I tell people that I am a ham and that I can talk to people all around the world – even from my car using HF antennas – I get a number of typical responses. Most people have a sense of disbelief or surprise because most of the people … Continue reading

How To Get A Ham Radio License – General Class Test

[google1]On May 21, 2011 I witnessed fine execution of the final step in the process of getting a general class FCC ham radio license.  Three people came to St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin to take – and pass – the ham radio license exam.  All three passed.  And … Continue reading

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