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The ELF Network: The untold story

December 23, 2021 |

The ELF Network: The untold story Copyright (c) 2021 by Ralph Iden, All rights reserved.

Author’s note: In the late 1960’s, the U.S. Navy proposed Project Sanguine that would use extremely low frequencies (70-80 Hz) for communication. It was an … Read More

My Dream DXpedition

December 25, 2020 |

My Dream DXpedition as told to Ralph, WB9ICFCopyright (c) 2020 by Ralph Iden, All rights reserved.Part 1I have been looking forward to this trip for a long time. By all accounts, this year has been one for the books. At … Read More

Wolf River Coil TIA Enhancement

January 23, 2019 |

Woke up this morning and found my photo background covered with snow. Shoveled a bit and took this photo of my modified Wolf River Coil Take-It-Along kit with a dual collar.

The kit ships with three 32′ radials with … Read More

Raspberry Pi Slides from RARA presentation

October 12, 2018 | | 3 Comments

This evening, I presented “An Introduction to the Raspberry Pi” to a group of radio amateurs from the Rockford Amateur Radio Association. It was great to get together with this group again and a good time was had by all. … Read More

Celebrating one year back in the hobby…

August 7, 2018 |

Today marks my one year anniversary of my return to amateur radio. To celebrate, I presented a talk on the Raspberry Pi to our local radio club, the McHenry County Wireless Association. As promised, I am uploading my slide deck, … Read More

Arduino, Raspberrry PI, or any SPI enabled device: Speak Now!

April 25, 2018 |

I happened across an interesting Kickstarter project, BIG BUDDY TALKER , an inexpensive way to add natural sounding speech to your next project. It features more than 1000 sounds (visit the Kickstarter to see the current list of words) that … Read More