Monday, September 14, 2009

Amateur Radio and YouTube

There is a wealth of Amateur Radio videos available on You Tube. Admittedly some are pretty bad; but on the other hand, other are very well done and are very fun to watch.

If you want to be surprised, you can go to YouTube and type in "QRP" and you will get pages and pages of results. You will find a lot of homebrewing videos, Morse Code videos, portable operating videos, rig comparison videos, etc, etc, etc.

I'm not advocating that you spend all your time behind the computer watching Ham radio videos while you could be on the air making contacts; but it is fun to see what fellow Hams are doing and posting.

Want to see what the Hendricks PFR3 sounds like? Want to get a view of the new Chinese HB-1A? Want to see an ATS3B in action? Want to see how some Hams homebrew their own ladder line? Want to see the latest, or perhaps an earlier "Peanut and Rooster" adventure? Want to see how those home made compressed air antenna support rope launchers work? It's all there and more!

73 de Larry W2LJ


  1. Interesting that the guy sends his power 0.1W as "0R1". Why the R? Wouldn't "0W1" be correct?

  2. There is no reason to use high power (>10W) anymore. I called my 5 watts nowadays QRO. Hi. Yeah, all those video's are fun. We can add more to it. 73, Paul PC4T