My subscription to Life expired, but I still have a subscription to Mad.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Surfin': Got Traffic?

This week, Surfin’ remembers George Hart, W1NJM, and his National Traffic System.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Surfin’: Are You Arduino'ing?

This week, Surfin' takes a journey to the ham radio maker world of Arduino.

Monday, March 18, 2013


2013-03-10   0411Z   WKCW   1420 kHz    60 W   Warrenton, VA   320 m SW   station id (1)
2013-03-12   2300Z   WENE   1430 kHz   5 kW   Endicott, NY   160 m W   station id (1)
2013-03-17   2317Z   WINY   1350 kHz   5 kW   Putnam, CT   58 m ENE   station id (2)

My receiving equipment: C.Crane CC SW Pocket and built in whip antenna (1) or CC twin coil ferrite antenna (2).

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013


Worked three new ones including a station (WHO) over 1000-miles away last night!
  • 2013-03-04   2359Z   CJBC   860 kHz   50kW  Toronto   370 miles   WNW   news, id
  • 2013-03-08   0340Z   CFRB   1010 kHz   50kW   Toronto   364 miles   WNW   talk radio
  • 2013-03-08   0346Z   WHO   1040 kHz   50kW   Des Moines   1025 miles   W   id
My receiving equipment: C.Crane CCRadio-SW and CC twin coil ferrite antenna.

WHO antenna farm.

Surfin’: Computers and the Internet -- A Backward Glance

This week, Surfin’ considers not taking things for granted. (On the eve of year 62 on the planet, I got very nostalgic while writing this column.)

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Catching up on reporting my loggings.
  • 2013-02-21 0030Z   WEZE   590 kHz   Boston, MA   5 kW   110 m   NE   station id, religious
  • 2013-02-22 2303Z   CFAV   1570 kHz   Laval QC   10 kW   276 m   N   Beatles marathon, French
  • 2013-02-22 2322Z   WQTW   1570 kHz   Latrobe PA   1 kW   350 m   WSW   weather, station id   
My receiving equipment: C.Crane CCRadio-SW and CC twin coil ferrite antenna.

WEZE antenna farm.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Surfin’: Following Meteors

This week, Surfin’ chases meteors at the Radio Meteor Observation Bulletin website.