Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ham Radio news on Kindle with Calibre

I have started to use Calibre ebook management to download Ham Radio RSS feeds and e-mail them to my Kindle after converting them to the right format. The Fetch News function does this automatically as long as Calibre is running. Currently I receive the Southgate ARC feed and the NRRL feed.

Please suggest interesting Ham RSS feeds!


  1. Good evening Mad's....I have to look into this as I own a Kindle and just use it for reading Ebooks. I've not really looked into all that it can do. I have noticed some blog posts by others have been done with the Kindle. Thanks for the link to Calibre.

  2. We are just 2 weeks away from the Dayton Hamvention. Please help us to get this message out to all Amateur Radio operators by forwarding it to your mail lists.

    W5KUB.Com will start the live broadcast on Wednesday May 18th at approx 0800 Central Time or 1300 UTC.

    We will be broadcasting our 550 mile drive live on Wed May 18th.

    We will broadcast our shelter set up on Thursday morning May 19th at Hara Arena at approx 0900 Eastern time or 1300 UTC and them might broadcast the Air Force Museum on that afternoon

    Then we will be live for the entire Hamvention Friday 20th through 22nd.

    We will also be giving away over $5000 to lucky winners on our broadcast. All you have to do is be logged into our chatroom and claim your prize when your name is called. This year prizes include:

    Grand prize FT-950, Icom IC80AD D-star radio, headsets with mic from Heil Sound, headset and mic from TenTec, Diawa wattmeters, LDG auto antenna tuners, Comet antennas, baluns, communication speakers, weather stations, ham hats, QSL cards, ham plaques, many other ham related prizes. We have so many prizes that we will be giving them out every 20-30 minutes during live broadcasts.

    Last year we had over 50,000 unique hams follow us on the broadcast in about 150 countries. Log into the chat room and chat with us or other hams watching the broadcast. Also Astronaut Col. Doug Wheelock, commander of expedition 25 on the International Space station is scheduled to be our guest at our booth. Watch for that interview. I personally talked to Col Wheelock 28 times while he was aboard the space station. There will also be other surprise interviews and guests.

    The site is and it is on 24 x 7, 365 days per year. It will have recorded videos on when we are not live. Come on over to the website and say hello.

    Thanks, Tom W5KUB