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Friday, May 30, 2008

Surfin': Are You in the Blog Now?

In this week’s Surfin’, take a look at the current state of the art of Amateur Radio blogging. After you read that, come back here to post your comments, if any.

By the way, Surfin’ is a weekly column published on ARRLWeb features Web sites related to Amateur Radio, specifically, and radio, in general. If you have any suggestions for Surfin’, please contact WA1LOU using the e-mail link to the right.


  1. There are so many variations of Amateur Radio Blogs.

    I set out to encourage new hams and to share what other have shared with me.

    It is an interesting feeling to know what you write is read by hundreds of people before the day it out - my amateur ponderings have about 10-12,000 "direct hits" a month plus those reading by RSS feeds.

    It is an interesting world!



  2. I started my blog as a way to distribute info to encourage homebrew, there's now a huge amount of data there to build a homebrew state of the art shack, how about a homebrew SDR-1000 / LP100 / 20W & 150W PA plus all the test gear you'll need (with the exception of perhaps a spectrum analyser!).
    If I can do it anyone can with some practice :)
    I know HB isn't everyones 'cup of tea' but I can guarantee you'll learn something.
    Kevin - M0KHZ

  3. Here is an interesting tool. It shows events associated with peaks in Google search queries on "ham radio."


  4. And you can compare terms as well:

  5. It was this article, that I read shortly after I got my license that got me started with blogging about all my experiences as a HAM.

    Thanks Lou and 73 de AJ4JD