Category Archives: Amateur Radio

ARRL Now Offering New “Radio and Wireless Technology” Patch Program for Girls Scouts

I’ve felt for a long time that ham radio in the US needed to support scouting beyond the Boy Scouts of America. This is good step forward. The ARRL has begun offering a new Girl Scouts “Radio and Wireless Technology” … Continue reading

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Burghardt Changes

Rumors about Burghardt Amateur Center’s serious changes (dropping the amateur radio dealership and becoming a repair-only shop) are true.

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Scanning the Straw Poll?

I’m seriously considering staying home on August 11, the day of the Republican straw poll here in Ames, glued to the scanner all day.

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CVARC Hamfest

I’m off to the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Sunday morning.

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New Toy

I just bought a Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner. Wheee! I once again have a non-crappy handheld scanner. It’ll be just my luck if the local law enforcement agencies go to P25 digital. I can’t afford that yet.

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Field Day 2006

I participated in Field Day this year with the Story County Amateur Radio Club and Cyclone Amateur Radio Club. Thiings went well. We had two stations: one at the American Red Cross and one at City Hall. We also had … Continue reading

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