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SSB Frequency Lists
9/26/2017 10:46:21 AM
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What in the World is SSB? - Part 2
9/26/2017 10:26:13 AM

What in the World is SSB? - Part 2

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What in the World is SSB? - Part 1
9/26/2017 10:23:31 AM

What in the World is SSB - Part 1

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A Quick Way to Start Listening to SSB
9/26/2017 10:17:54 AM

A Quick Way to Start Listening to SSB

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Improving AM Reception
9/25/2017 4:06:16 PM
C. Crane has narrowed AM Reception issues down to two basic ideas: 1. A good AM Antenna is of the essence: an inexpensive radio with a good antenna will outperform an expensive radio with a poor antenna. 2. A good antenna where there's no signal won't make a difference: the antenna has to be in the path of the radio signal. ... More
Who Invented Radio?
9/22/2017 6:20:31 PM

Historical accounts of discovery and invention sometimes sidestep the truth. The development of radio provides a case in point.

It's nothing short of uncanny how history attributes certain inventions or discoveries to the wrong person. Many myths propagate indefinitely because unwitting teachers reprogram each new class with the same questionable assertions. The history of radio communications is replete with examples... More
How Things Connect
9/22/2017 5:37:56 PM
The number of cables you need to keep things connected in your home can be overwhelming. It's not just a matter of plugging things in and turning them on anymore. These days you'll find yourself looking for an RCA jack, or a 1/8" jack, or a USB cable, or even a newfangled thing called a Firewire. Keeping all these wires and cables straight can boggle the mind and leave you feeling frustrated. Here's a primer to the different t... More
Improving AM Reception In An Office Building
9/22/2017 5:16:46 PM
One of the toughest places to get radio reception is inside an office or apartment building. Construction materials like brick and metal, and noise from computers and other electronics can all combine to make radio reception nearly impossible to receive. Besides the construction of the building, you sometimes have to account for your location in the building as well. Often people are allowed to listen to music or radio while they work but a ra... More
Shortwave Frequency List
9/22/2017 4:35:07 PM
English-Language Shortwave Frequencies Audible In North America By Glenn Hauser Exclusively For C. Crane Company, Inc. This is a quick-reference list of frequencies from each country which carry some English and which may be heard in North America. Many are easily heard; some are difficult and rarely audible. ... More
How to Set Up a Wireless Network
9/22/2017 4:16:20 PM
First you must "get connected" to the Internet. The five primary connection types are Dial-up, DSL, Cable, Satellite and Wireless. The following chart lists the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you decide which option best suits your needs. ... More
AM Radio And IBOC
9/22/2017 3:56:54 PM
Turn on the radio and you won't hear much about IBOC. Why is that? I've asked around over the last few weeks, and talked with lots of different experts interested in the impact of digital radio in the US, and most people agree that IBOC is not reported on by the general media because it's just too technical. Well, when I look over the pages and pages of notes I have in front of me, it seems that it is a pretty technical issue - nev... More
Art Bell - An Interview With A Legendary Talk Show Host
9/22/2017 2:02:33 PM
Today, it's with great pleasure that we share with you a conversation I had with Art Bell, the inimitable host of "Coast-to-Coast AM." Just a few minutes on the phone with Art, and you know that you're in the unmistakable presence of a man who lives a full, contemplative life. We arranged the interview to talk with Art about a Giant Loop Antenna he installed on his property. The conversation, not surprisingly, spanned the gam... More
What will I hear on the 2-Meter Amateur Radio Band?
5/16/2017 10:20:27 AM
While listening to the 2-meter ham band you can expect to hear normal conversations or "rag chew" as the hams call it. You may also hear a ham operator on his way home from work asking his wife if she needs anything... More
NOAA - One of the Best Kept Secrets on the Web
5/16/2017 10:19:53 AM
Some people say "Noah" and some people say "N, O double AA". Either way, they're all talking about the same organization, the "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"; perhaps the best-kept secret in government. Take a quick trip to the NOAA Web site and you'll immediately be struck by two things. They're about a lot more than the weather and ... More
5/16/2017 10:19:13 AM
On this page, we want to give you the essential information to help you get started with downloading and listening to the podcasts you choose. The first thing we would like to mention is that in order to listen to podcasts the only thing you need is a computer with Internet access. That's right, despite the name of a popular MP3 player being included in the word "podcast", listening to podcasts doesn't require the use of that... More
Preparing for an Emergency
5/16/2017 10:18:47 AM
These days, preparing for an emergency doesn't just mean being ready for a storm or an earthquake. Forces of nature aren't the only things we need to account for, we also need to account for the unexpected, intentional attack on our sense of peace. Still, whatever the source of an emergency, you'll always be in better shape if you've done something to prepare for the unexpected. Knowing your environment will help you determine ... More
Quiet Before the Storm, Distant Radio Sounds After
5/16/2017 10:18:12 AM
Have you ever experienced the feeling of hearing a car drive past and, not by recognizing the engine or thinking someone needs new brakes or muffler work, but by feeling the bass before you even see the car. A loud bass can make you feel like your heart beats more than you'd want it to, and can puncture the silence you might be enjoying during a quiet evening or morning in your yard. Perhaps, without even realizing it, you've wished th... More
Scanning the Airwaves
5/16/2017 10:17:31 AM
There are a lot of reasons to have a scanner nearby. You can use a scanner to follow local police and fire activity, often times hearing about things well before they're reported on the news. You can also use a scanner to listen to ham radio, and get the benefits of traffic reports ham operators share with one another. You can even use a scanner for a good, if unfortunate, laugh every now and then. ... More
Sky-Wave Radio
5/16/2017 10:16:51 AM
If you listen to AM radio stations by night that are just impossible to pick up by day, chances are you're benefiting from sky-wave propagation. Propagation is just the technical word for how radio signals travel through the air. Sky-wave propagation is the specific name given to radio waves that travel through the sky. Sky-wave propagation takes place between sunset and s... More
The Transistor
5/16/2017 10:15:57 AM
It's been over 50 years since the transistor was invented and we rely on it for more of today's technology than you might expect. You could say that the transistor made the wonders of the twentieth century possible. Without it, computers would never have made it into people's homes,handheld computers would be the stuff of science fiction, and we wouldn't have such things as cell phones or satellites. More importantly; however, ... More
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