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Everything You Need to Know About HAM Radio Q-Codes

The aim of Q-codes is to make communication in Morse code faster. A Q-code consists of letters and begins with the letter “Q”. HAM radio users can simply send a sequence of three letters to represent a longer message. This eliminates the needs for sending out lengthy sentences and is far more effective. There are tons of […]

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Marine Radio Operating Procedure

If you own, or have just obtained a VHF marine radio, then give yourself a pat on the back first, as you have taken a vital step towards being safer and more efficient while out in the open water. Now what’s needed is a thorough understanding of the operating procedures. With that said, let’s go […]

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HAM Radio License

If you are planning on getting a HAM radio, it’s important to know that a license is required. The reason is that the FCC developed this service with the aim of creating a pool, or group, of experts who could provide assistance in times of emergencies. Therefore, having these licenses is a big deal and requires […]

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Best VHF Marine Radio Antennas

VHF Marine Radio Antenna: Buyer’s Guide And Reviews

​Last updated: Feb. 16, 2017 The design and quality of a VHF marine radio’s antenna can have a considerable impact on its abilities. The antennas height, shape and placement affect the radio’s range and transmission capabilities. Even the most superior marine radios can’t perform effectively without a top-notch, well-constructed antenna. Many people obtain radios with cutting-edge features […]

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What is a HAM Radio?

In today’s day and age, the internet has become a primary means of communication. We use it, together with smartphones, to connect with people on a global scale. It has absolutely revolutionized the world we live in. However, the hype has diminished slowly over the years, and today we simply carry on communicating in a monotonous manner. […]

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Best Ham Radio 2018 – Buyer’s Guide and Reviews

Last updated: Feb. 01, 2018Ham radios offer a fresh, fun way to interact without the use of smartphones and the internet. With a ham radio you can talk to people in your local town or state or even in other countries of the world. Apart from being a joy to use, ham radios can also […]

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Supplies For A Power Outage

Emergency Radio Power Sources

Emergency radios are very dynamic pieces of communications equipment and can be operated by way of numerous power sources. Let’s face it, no matter how effective your radios is, or how accustomed you are to its features, you can’t rely on it without power. Therefore, always opt for a radio with sufficient, even numerous power […]

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What is Digital Selective Calling (DSC)?

You can never be too safe out at sea. Weather disasters can occur in the water as often as they do on dry land. The difference is that in the ocean, most of the time, you are alone and isolated. This is where Digital Selective Calling comes into play. It keeps boaters and sailors safe while […]

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What is the Automatic Transmitter Identification System (ATIS)?

If you head out into European water often, then familiarizing yourself with the Automatic Transmitter Identification System (ATIS) is essential. All vessels voyaging though European waterways are required to utilize this system. In fact, it’s the law. So, in order to avoid any misunderstandings, let’s take a look at what ATIS is all about. What is ATIS? […]

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What is Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME)?

If you are someone that ventures out into areas prone to dangerous weather and looking into purchasing an emergency radio, then you may have heard of Specific Area Message Encoding, or SAME. You most certainly are familiar with its importance as well. There’s no doubt that SAME is a lifesaver and crucial for all potentially […]

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