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How to Ground Power and Radio-Wave Frequency in Your Ham Radio Shack

Providing good grounding — for both AC and DC power as well as for the radio signals — is very important for a trouble-free ham radio shack. Although proper power grounding is fairly straightforward for [more…]

How to Address Interference with Your Ham Radio Equipment

Two noise sources are likely to cause interference with a ham radio: electric and electronic. Electric noise is caused primarily by arcing in power lines or equipment, such as motors, heaters, and electric [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Ham Radio Operational Problems

Operational problems with ham radios fall into three categories: power, data, and control. After you determine which type of problem you have, you often come very close to identifying the cause of the [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Ham Radio Problems: Radio-Wave Frequency and Power

Your ham radio station is a system of equipment and antennas. To operate properly, each piece of equipment expects certain signals and settings at each of its connectors and controls. You can trace many [more…]

How to Maintain Your Ham Radio Station

The best thing you can do for your ham radio station is to spend a little time doing regular maintenance. Maintenance works for cars, checkbooks, and relationships, so why not ham radio? [more…]


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