Below is a list of thing that you can do to achieve your goal this month.
Choose at least one, and complete it.
Have flashlights ready in an easily accessible place and check batteries in flashlights and radios.
Acquire and learn how to safely use a portable generator.
Create a power outage plan – decide what you can do before, during and after a power outage to minimize the effect on your household.
We count on electricity for heat, food, and medical needs. Many gas appliances even need electricity to run. A power outage is an emergency that often follows another emergency—like a hurricane, tornado, or winter storm. That makes it even more important to be prepared in advance
Solar activity remains quiet, but on May 16 the daily sunspot number reached 212. I had to keep searching further and further back in the records to find a higher sunspot number. One year, six months and one week earlier -- November 9, 2011 -- the sunspot number was almost that high, at 208. Going back seven years, 10 months and 12 days to July 4, 2005, it was 192. To find activity beating the ...
This week, Surfin’ checks out a ham who is developing a handheld radio that’s a cross between a smart phone and an SDR.
The Dayton Hamvention® was last weekend and I drove 735 miles to attend the event for the 25th time. Kudos go out to my smart phone and its map apps for getting me to Hamvention and back without error, as well as getting me around those...
Now that the Morse code requirement no longer exists, those who held a Technician class license before March 21, 1987, having already passed the General theory exam, can upgrade to General class without further testing