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Now Is the Time (November 2013 Program)

Before the realities of winter provide more HF operating time, one of the current exercises in Amateur Radio should be the consideration, planning, and construction of an antenna or antennas…

A Down to Earth Battery

Quite some time after the ancient experimenters create their batteries, another attempt at an unusual batter was begun.    One such battery is often referred to as an “earth battery.  One…

Student Responses

Purportedly, an Elementary School Teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come…

Doing It in Space

During a media visit to the International Space Station (ISS), something other than Amateur Radio will be featured in this issue of the eDipole  This recorded activity is a normal…

Unbelievable Labels

It is not an uncommon event for Amateur Radio operators to complain about the meanings of English that was translated from another language.   While that is a challenge, equally testing…

Stop the Presses

As a November updating, the ARRL has announced the ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the 2013 operation of 7O2A — Yemen for DX Century Club credit. HF readers of the…

A Distant Ancestor

A wonderful and enlightening feature supplied by the BBC is indeed an ancestor of one of today’s important devices.  The eDipole suggests investing a few moments to visit the following…

Request for Expanded Tech Operations Denied

In a late October bulletin to the Amateur Radio community, the ARRL shared the news the FCC has “turned away a petition to expand Technician 10 Meter privileges.” The Newington…

New Recognition

In an early November 2013 message from the ARRL, the League announced the ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the 2013 operation of 7O2A — Yemen for DX Century Club credit.…

Lasers as Weapons

Science fiction has become the source of many items of warfare.   One such device is the laser gun.  Despite this requested weapon has become a stock item in science fiction…

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