Probably The Best Method For Breaking A Pile-up

In the world of HF amateur radio some bands are “rag chew” bands – a small group of hams get together on the air for a long chat.  Think of a coffee clutch.  On other bands things are more rapid fire.  Sometimes it is because the calling station is from … Continue reading

Ham Radio Balloon Contact!

Last weekend I was driving up to WalMart to pick some things up and had the FT-857d mobile in scan mode as I drove. I heard the usual police band chatter, somone on a repeater, so ariline traffic, and then it stopped on 164.520 – the National Calling Frequency in … Continue reading

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