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John Painter

About John Painter

My interest in amateur radio started in the 60's when I had a high school friend (Herman, N4CH) who I used to spend Saturday nights with talking and listening to the world in his shack. Alas we graduated h.s. and went off to different colleges and my interest in radio became subordinated to career, family and "life". Once I retired in 2006 I decided to pick it up again and wondered why I missed out on 40+ years. No regrets however, just happy to be here now! 73, John WB6V

New link in Member’s Favorites

A new link has been added to the Member’s Favorites: “Find your Lot Size”. When you enter your address you will see a satellite image of your house with the ability to set markers and determine distances. Want to know … Continue reading

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Websdr

Want to listen to the ham bands in other parts of the world? “A WebSDR is a Software-Defined Radio receiver connected to the internet, allowing many listeners to listen and tune it simultaneously. SDR technology makes it possible that all … Continue reading

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Repeater information

Got a new ht or mobile (like me) and wondering what repeaters to program into it? A new link has been added to the Member’s Favorites called “Repeaters – Repeaters”. The Northern Amateur Relay Council of California, Inc. (NARCC) is … Continue reading

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New links

Check out the Member’s Favorites for a couple of new and very neat links. The first is a YouTube video that comes from Jim, WB6ZZR about a $59 flagpole antenna that requires no radials. The key is it’s design. Check … Continue reading

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New link added to Member’s Favorites

Thanks go the Francois, KE6MLT for this link providing a quick and easy view of the current band conditions. It gives you band propagation predictions as of the last 30 seconds. How’s that for “current”? Lots of background info on … Continue reading

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