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Ham Radio and EMP. Post 2022.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PR2ExR7mX0. In our last post, I briefly review an article on Extreme Solar Events which could impact your neighborhood, home, and amateur radio station.  If Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) are sufficiently powerful, massive parts of our communications infrastructure could be rendered unusable. One of the unfortunate results of a "Carrington Event" would be EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse),which could produce serious damage to your home, including your ham radio station or any other solid state device. In this video from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) we get a good overall view of EMP, what it can do to our digital lives, and how we can mitigate some of the serious issues caused by EMP. One of the easy ways to protect your radio equipment would be to store your transceivers (HF/VHF/UHF), "tuners", and electronic tools in a "Faraday Cage."

Ham Radio and EMP. Post #617.

If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/7PR2ExR7mX0.  Good basic tutorial from Stan Gilibisco (W1GV) on how Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) affects Amateur Radio communications. Stan explains the origins of EMP, why it can disable communications (especially digital equipment), and how to protect your amateur radio equipment from EMP.  You may want to build a Faraday Cage for your rigs and other sensitive equipment.  It's always a good idea to disconnect your antenna after use. Unplug all power supplies and auxilary equipment from your rig after you sign off.  Be sure you have a good electrical and rf ground.  These simple steps will also offer some protection from lightning.  As a hedge against another Carrington Event (1859--wiped out many telegraph stations), you may want to buy a tube transceiver in case a super solar flare destroys the finals in your modern, solid state rig.  Hopefully, the sat

Ham Radio and EMP. Post #588.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/7PR2ExR7mX0. An excellent tutorial on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV).  Stan discusses the origin and effects of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), solar flares, and other space weather phenomena on amateur radio operations.  He also offers a few tips on how to protect your sensitive ham radio gear.  A good general introduction to EMP countermeasures.  For the latest amateur radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).