How did we get the term “Yagi”?

Glad you asked… Today we celebrate Hidetsugu Yagi’s 130th birthday, and thank him for keeping our television and radio signal coming in loud and clear. Because of the Yagi antenna, radios and televisions can receive stronger signals from a specific direction, which helps avoid interference from surrounding signals. Hidetsugu Yagi was a Japanese electrical engineer.…

Not Just Fair Weather Amateurs

Hams Help During Blizzard 01/25/2016 Amateur Radio volunteers were at the ready as a storm of historic proportions over the January 23-24 weekend dropped up to 3-1/2 feet of snow, some of it on states not used to seeing much snow at all. Some communities remained paralyzed Monday morning, as they continue to dig out.…

South Sandwich DXpedition may cease early

01/24/2016 The US East was not the only place to suffer a blizzard this weekend. The VP8 DXpedition now on South Sandwich reports it’s been hit by some serious winter weather that could curtail the team’s stay. The poor weather is a result of a strong South Atlantic storm. “Since early this morning, we have…

Cleveland County ARES Net Report – 1/19/2016

Submitted by WX5MOR, Gayland Cleveland County ARES Net was conducted at 8 pm on Wednesday, January 19th.  Net Control Operator was WX5MOR/Gayland, operating from the Moore Emergency Operations Center. 33 check-ins were received, including KE5JZN/Chris who was with the NCO at the Moore EOC. There were five announcements: WG5T/Bill reminded us of the weekly 10m…

DX Code of Conduct

DX Code Of Conduct I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling. I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly. I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station’s call sign before calling. I will not interfere with the DX station nor…