Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Forrest Mims, Radio Shack, and the Notebooks that Launched a Thousand Careers

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Forrest Mims, Radio Shack, and the Notebooks that Launched a Thousand Careers

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There was a time when Radio Shack offered an incredible variety of supplies for the electronics hobbyist. In the back of each store, past the displays of Realistic 8-track players, Minimus-7 speakers, Patrolman scanners, and just beyond the battery bin where you could cash in your “Battery of the Month Club” card for a fresh,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Radio Garden

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Radio Garden

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Planting radio garden

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers HF Ham Radio on a Budget: QRP Labs, QRPGuys, CW Academy – KE6MT

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers HF Ham Radio on a Budget: QRP Labs, QRPGuys, CW Academy – KE6MT

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When I started my amateur radio life as KK6VSI in August of 2015, I wish I could have had the information I’m about to lay out here.  Of course, most of the equipment didn’t yet exist.  So another way of looking at it is that my entry into amateur radio was perfectly timed for a…