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Digital Explained (March 2013 Program)

There is a strong move within all forms of communications from the once traditional form of communications (analog) to the most recent form, digital.   One of the first communication tools…

A Special Opportunity

Late in 2013, the ARRL announced an unusual contest.  This contest is centered upon the League’s centennial.  This contest–The ARRL’s Centennial “W1AW WAS” operation—is scheduled to take place throughout each…

Another Do You Know

A decade can be a bit paradoxical for Amateur Radio license holders. Once that valued call is issued and it begins to support a new or renewed form of communication,…

Computer Festival

Ides of March The 39th Trenton Computer Festival is Saturday, March 15th at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. Readers of the eDipole have been invited to attend this…

Did You Know

The next time there is a lull in the exchanges in an Amateur Radio contact, these facts may help in restarting more dialogue: Did You Know? Despite the widely held…

Preparing for 2015

The ARRL has advised the eDipole the FCC is opening a brief window for comments on WRC-2015 Below are items and recommendations for the WRC-2015 draft: The FCC’s now stale…

eDipole Comment

The following letter was received by the editor of the Marple Newtown Amateur Club’s eDipole.  A part of its text dealt with “Second Use for Stamps.”  Included in the letter…

It Will Never Go Away

In a search for international information for the eDipole, an overseas discovery found SPAM, that the rectangular container of canned meat that most American bypass when shopping, has a worldwide…

Change at the FCC

The FCC has announced that it is transitioning away from its so-called “transition website” front page, which has been in place for the last 3 years. The Commission said the…

Where Ham Radio Began for Many

It is not uncommon for many seasoned Amateur Radio operators to volunteer it was shortwave listing that helped in seeking information about how to become a Ham Radio operator.   This…

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