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  • K3MRI

    Welcome

    By K3MRI

    Blog post category: Personal opinion Welcome to Ham Community, an experiment by a small group of amateur radio operators who, like all amateur radio operators, love to experiment. That's what we do. We try new things, then we improve them, then we simply build another one, better still. There are other amateur radio websites out there, we know this, And yet, none seemed to have the most important
    • 3 comments
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  • K3MRI

    Digital voice: which one?

    By K3MRI

    Join the conversation, we would love to know what you think...
    • 7 comments
    • 682 views
HamCation 2020... done

HamCation 2020... done

Blog post category: About the Community HamCation 2020 was our first large hamfest. We are told that we did well; what's sure is that we're happy. We met some amazing people and signed up plenty of new members. We also entered into some really exciting partnerships that you will be hearing about soon. And yes, we will be back at HamCation next year, hopefully in the exact same spot.

K3MRI

K3MRI

Thank you Frostfest

Thank you Frostfest

Blog post category: About the Community Frostfest 2020 has come and gone. RATS did a great job, thank you to the whole team. Early on, the line went as far as the eye could see and, from all appearances, lots of money changed hands. One of the highlights of Frostfest was when one of the announcers came on and told us that someone had lost over $500 in cash. The great news is that somebody else – an hon

K3MRI

K3MRI

Prepping for the big Fests

Prepping for the big Fests

Blog post category: About the Community Truth be told, we are excited. Throughout 2019, Ham Community has worked to develop the platform, iron out bugs, and most of all, listen to our membership to tailor the experience to what you want, not what we want. The good news is that most of the time, we want the same things. From a unique FCC lookup tool, unlike any other, to our very visual product reviews

K3MRI

K3MRI

Cofounders in the wind

Cofounders in the wind

Blog post category: Personal opinion Every year for the past three years, a group of us, notably the co-founders of Ham Community, has gone out to Assateague Island, by the Atlantic Ocean, on the first weekend after November 15. Yes, it's always a little cold and a little windy. Yes, we have to pay $20 to get into the park and $30 a night for a spot. No, it's not pure wilderness camping. But yes, it's

K3MRI

K3MRI

Saint Mary's County Hamfest

Saint Mary's County Hamfest

Blog post category: About the Community Here we are in St. Mary's County in an amazing little town with an amazing big name: Hollywood. Alan and I are here presenting Ham Community to the local ham community. We're hoping to walk away with a few new members and a few new friends.

K3MRI

K3MRI

New repeater forum

New repeater forum

Blog post category: About the Community Hi all. Just to let you know that I've created a new forum category about Repeater Management. I realized yesterday, at my club meeting, that we were talking about repeaters and that I had missed that one. Sorry about that!! Must've been 😴 at the wheel. Here's the link to the category, if you'd like to post: https://hamcommunity.com/forum/203-repeater-manag

K3MRI

K3MRI

First Hamfest

First Hamfest

Blog post category: About the Community Tomorrow, Sunday August 4, 2019, W4DOI and I (K3MRI) will be presenting Ham Community for the first time in public. We have rented a small table in the main hall of the Berryville Hamfest, at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, to show the site on a monitor, to hand out invitation cards for people to sign on to the community, and to, most importantly, hear di

K3MRI

K3MRI

Staying active in Amateur Radio

Staying active in Amateur Radio

Blog post category: Personal opinion I keep hearing about how many HAMs are licensed but inactive. Some, we are told become licensed, get an HT, get on air for a few days, get bored and go quiet. Others, even old-timers, seem to be frustrated by over-bearing HOAs who will not let them put up antennas. And then there are those who are frustrated by the low point in the solar cycle and have decided that

K3MRI

K3MRI

Welcome

Welcome

Blog post category: Personal opinion Welcome to Ham Community, an experiment by a small group of amateur radio operators who, like all amateur radio operators, love to experiment. That's what we do. We try new things, then we improve them, then we simply build another one, better still. There are other amateur radio websites out there, we know this, And yet, none seemed to have the most important

K3MRI

K3MRI

  • Our picks

    • Amateur Radio License Map
      A great tool to lookup your amateur radio 'neighbors'.
      • 0 replies
    • New radio installed on ISS
      An interesting article on the new Kenwood 710G installed on the ISS.

      http://k0lwc.com/new-ham-radio-onboard-the-iss-is-on-the-air/

       
      • 0 replies
    • Sigidwiki.com
      The signals listed on this page are used by and sometimes created by amateur radio enthusiasts and operators, including many experimental digital modes. You can find plenty of these signals in amateur frequency bands.

      Click the name of a signal to see more detailed information, possible decoding, and additional sound and waterfall samples.
      • 0 replies
    • Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Microcontrollers
      https://hamprojects.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/raspberry-pi-for-ham-radio/
      I'm not sure if this topic has been covered elsewhere.
      The above link provides a set of tutorials on virtually every aspect of RPi use by hams today with emphasis on setup and use of a variety of common apps such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, etc.  Including discussion of SSH, Putty, etc.
      It is truly an A to Z tutorial.  I highly recommend downloading all the sections, seven in all; ~15MB.
      If you have never powered a RPi, or plugged in a mouse, this will get you going.  If you are a power user (not me, I'm just learning!), you will find some new and challenging applications.
      Bruce,
      KN4GDX
        • Thanks
      • 0 replies
    • First voice transmission
      It happened in Maryland, USA in 1900, just south of Washington D.C.
      • 1 reply
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