Tag Archives: amateur radio

HF Automatic Link Establishment (ALE)

Automatic Link Establishment, or ALE for short, has become a worldwide standard for initiating HF communications between two or more points. In short, you program a radio with the channels you have access to, and that radio scans and “sounds” periodically establishing knowledge of other radios similarly scanning and sounding to create a network. At… Read more »

What is Amateur (Ham) Radio?

If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me what the antennas on my truck, or what the tower next to my house are/is for, I wouldn’t have to work. Similarly, once I tell that person they’re for Amateur Radio use, about 80% of the time, the next question out of their… Read more »