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How and why to get started with Amateur Radio in 2019January 01, 2019

I've always wanted to get my ham radio license. The hobby seemed to have an alluring culture full of electronic technical whiz kids and grizzled old tinkerers. These are guys who know Morse code and wear huge closed ear headphones on their tractor. They listen to the radio signals generated by cosmic rays entering the atmosphere. Despite this I never really knew how to get started and it seemed…

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Stephen Castle

Stephen is a software developer living in Las Vegas Nevada. He is the creator of, a review app for off strip Las Vegas restaurants. He is also the maintainer of OpenMob, an open source web framework for 501c charitable organizations. In his spare time he writes about geology, ecology, technology, and politics.