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International DX/Phone CONTEST MAR 6 - 7

All Things Ham Radio!

Welcome to my home page, a launching pad to many fascinating ham radio activities in Maine and around the world.

Maine Virtual Hamfest!!!

Cory KU1U and others are organizing an amazing virtual hamfest for March 6 from 9am until 4pm. Special guests include sound and radio engineer Dr. Bob Heil, K9EID, and the former "enforcer" Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH and more! There will be other topics and venues to buy and sell ham gear. BUT, you must register first, so do it now here: Maine Virtual Hamfest Register


Get More Signal For Your Buck
dipole antenna

Amateur radio is an awesome hobby and public service. We all love to get on the air and chat using a multitude of modes and frequencies. But sometimes we wish the signals we are hearing were stronger, and that our own transmissions could reach out farther to get the attention of that rare DX or contest station.

Read full article here: Optimize Your Ham Radio System!

Things To Do In Quarantine!

The CoronaVirus has impacted nearly every facet of life on planet Earth. But Ham Radio offers us many opportunities to pass the time with fun and rewarding activities. Here are a few:

Pi This Winter!

Raspberry Pi Microcomputer
Dec 11, 2019

A nifty tiny but powerful device that can complement any ham shack is the Raspberry Pi mico computer. The new Raspberry Pi 4 is quite an upgrade from the previous model and can run all the open source office suites, browse the Internet, and run many ham radio applications.These include packet/APRS, NBEMS/FLDIGI and associated programs, logging and rig control, echolink, and much more!

My winter projects relating to the Raspberry Pi include the fllowing:

  • TNC Pi Kit for APRS
  • Maintain Several Web Sites With Pi
  • Interface Pi With HF Rig for Digital Comms
  • Track Satellites with Gpredict
  • I'll post my progress on this web site. 73 de N1EP

    Sundays Sweepstakes Social Was Fun!

    joan and Brian make sweepstakes contacts
    Joan N1NUA and Brian KC1FXF made
    a great team during the Sweepstakes!

    Check out the sweepstakes social article under the NEWS section!