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What I Pack for the Chicago Marathon

For the fourth year, I will be part of the Medical Communication Team at the Chicago Marathon this weekend. Not only is the event a great time, it is a wonderful volunteer opportunity. If...

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What is Near Vertical Incident Skywave?

This article is the first in a series on Portable NVIS Communication. This series focuses on short-haul communication during a disaster in the Amateur Radio Service. The Donut Hole Dilemma When stations are less...

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3 Things to Keep Busy This Fall

Fall is upon us. The time for playing outside is coming to an end. I have a few projects planned for my work bench. With luck, I will complete them before it gets too...

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Investing Bond Proceeds

Will County issued $175-million in 30 Year Bonds at 3.66% on August 9th. The proceeds will fund construction of a new Courthouse, Sheriff’s Facility, and replace the century-old Health Department building. As custodian of...

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Installing a Yaesu YSK-857 Microphone Extender

This is Part 5 of Outfitting a Jeep JK Unlimited for Ham Radio. In this part, I will explain how I installed a Yaesu hand microphone for convenient access by the driver. Amateur Radio...

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How Charities Can Attract Volunteers Like Uber

Raise your hand if you can volunteer every third Thursday of the month to my charity. Didn’t think so. While it may be unfair to conclude that society’s short-term attention span deters long-term commitments;...

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The Growing Need for Bilingual Volunteers

You can walk into any major U.S. city and find communities where English isn’t the first language. San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the more famous enclaves. And while the United States has been...

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Final Tuning of Little Tarheel II Antenna

This is Part 14 of Outfitting a Jeep JK Unlimited for Ham Radio. In this part, I will perform a final tuning on the radio station. It differs from the Preliminary Tuning of the...