Category: Beginners corner

Beginner’s Corner June 2019

Create Your Own OTA         We have spent a number of columns of late sharing some of the On-the-Air programs designed to get you out of your “shack” and get on the air. First, we will look at an unusual OTA program, Walmart Parking Lots on The Air (WMPLOTA, wmplota.org”. “Walmart parking lots”, […]

Beginner’s Corner May 2019

Lighthouses on the Air       This time we will look at one of the last “OTA” programs that we are aware of, Lighthouses on The Air. Lighthouses have fascinated people on land, as well as on sea. One of the earliest lighthouses was in the Roman Empire. There is some romanticism about a lonely […]

Beginner’s Corner April 2019

Islands of the Air   This month, we take a look at Islands of the Air (https://www.iota-world.org/). IOTA’s mission is to “increase activity on the amateur radio bands by encouraging operations from island locations, to keep a database of contacts made by IOTA participants and to recognise high performance in the making of such contacts […]

Beginner’s Corner March 2019

Islands of Fun   We will take a look at the Islands of the Air, another of the fine OTA programs, but before we do, there is a program that covers U. S. islands that bears mentioning first. The US Islands Program has announced its 25th anniversary this year. I’ll bet you didn’t even know […]

Beginner’s Corner February 2019

Climb to New Heights with SOTA Part II      Stone Mountain is the nearest SOTA summit.  Kennesaw Mountain and Brasstown Bald are also good spots.  You can drive to Kennesaw Mountain National Park. (it can also count as a Park on the Air.) Call before you go and let them know you are coming.  […]