About Jon Titus

Jon Titus received his first amateur-radio license as WN2KCZ in 1963. He returned to the ham world in the late 1970's and now holds an Amateur Extra class license, KZ1G. Jon has college degrees in chemistry and has worked in the electronics industry for many years

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Kids Talk with Santa via Radio

On December 12, about 60 children, along with parents and siblings, talked with Santa Claus at the North Pole via 2-way radio. Amateur-radio operators in the Herriman Amateur Radio Club (HARC) set up a VHF/UHF station at the Herriman Library and used the local 70-cm Herriman repeater to communicate with the North Pole. Childrens’ requests […]

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MESH Network Demos & Training on 9-19

Dave Bauman, KF7MCF, just announced demonstrations of MESH radio networks and training sessions who interested hams on Saturday September 19th. Mark your calendar for 2:00 PM MDT at the park area near the Taylorsville Senior Citizen’s Center off Redwood Road and 4800 South. Use the access road on 4800 South go north just past the Senior […]

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2015 Jamboree on the Air

The annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Scouting event uses amateur radio to connect Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in our community. This event–held each year during the third full weekend of October requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack. JOTA typically attracts more than 750,000 Scouts who participate from 6,000+ stations […]

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Joint US-Cuba DX Operation Planned

The resumption of normal diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba has led to plans for a joint US-Cuba operation that should occur in fall 2015. The projected dates will include the CQ World Wide SSB contest sponsored by CQ magazine. Cuban ham-radio operators get on the air frequently, so the country appears on the […]

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Bird Attacks Antenna, Ends QSO Party

During the North American QSO Party (8-15 and 8-16) I set up a Buddipole antenna to operate on 20M from a friend’s deck in the South Dakota Black Hills. My friend Mike (KB0ZND) and I operated on Saturday and made many single-sideband (SSB) contacts with only 75 watts. The Buddipole antenna uses two tuning coils, […]

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