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Noise Suppression AI and Ham Radio. A Perfect Mix?

I was tweaking some setting with my microphone and had a crazy thought. Why don’t we use the same software used in content production to reduce noise on amateur radio? Sure, modern radios come with some built in digital noise reduction, but nothing compares to what is on the market for PCs these days. So i sought out to combine […]

Ham Radio Jamming From Cuba

A user over on the forum QRZ has posted a thread with a video of what sounds like a mass jamming of the ham radio bands in Cuba. The user reported that he was relaying conversation over the radio on SSB (Single Side Band) with another operator about the situation in the country when the frequency he was using was […]

Program your Baofeng Radio over Bluetooth, Wirelessly

Honestly, I’m not sure why we didn’t see it sooner. A company called TIDRADIO has came out with a device and smart phone app to wireless program your Baofeng radio (and several others) with Bluetooth. The best part of all of this is no more weird driver issues, and you don’t need to lug a laptop around just to program […]

JS8 – Like FT8, But more personal.

I’ve recently made a few videos on the digital mode js8. I say js8 is “like” ft8, because it offers very similar benefits in environments with weak propagation or high noise floors. But it brings back the personal connection that ft8 lacks. It also still includes some of those nice automated features that facilitate a QSO. Where FT8 Falls Short. […]

Discord Server Giveaway!

I’ll keep it simple. A lot of people have been asking about creating a ModernHam discord server. So now we have it.You can join here:https://discord.gg/hFEsTGQWJH We are also having a giveaway for those who enter from (6/10/2021) – (6/13/2021)If you would like to enter the giveaway, please go here:You must be a member of the discord to enter.https://themodernham.com/giveaway/discord-opening-giveaway/ Thanks to […]

Host a YSF Reflector on Debian Linux

A lot of guides follow the install on a raspberry pi. Today we will focus on installing a YSFReflector on Debian Linux. We will also cover installing the dashboard, and configuring PiStar to connect to your reflector, as well as registering your reflector online so others may join. Creating Sudo User First we need to create our super user. We […]

Why I Prefer Digital Ham Radio Modes

It’s a big debate these days. One group in the amateur radio community would tell you digital modes like FT8 are killing the hobby. Ask another, and they will say digital modes are saving it. I’m not going to get into the guts of why each one may they the way they do. I’m simply here to talk about why […]

How Baofengs have Helped Amateur Radio

Baofeng radios have been a hot topic in the ham radio community. They have also recently been under fire from the FCC. These cheap radios have been the source of much controversy. But the Baofeng UV5R has a special place in my heart, as the start of my journey into Amateur Radio, and many others. Let’s look into how Baofengs […]

Amazon Taking on UnCertified Baofengs and Wireless Devices

A few weeks ago the FCC issued a notice warning users about using Radios illegally. The intent was to combat the mass use in protests and other rumors suggesting they were used to coordinate attacks. Amazon has moved to crackdown on unlicensed and uncertified “RF Devices” within their website. You can view their post on the amazon seller forums here:https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums/t/action-required-for-radio-frequency-device-listings-on-amazon-com/781188New […]