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Using Yagis Backwards
VE7IG shows you how to get five bands with 2 four-element mono-band antennas
JT65-HF -- an 'Odd' but Fun Digital Mode
An "eHam Classic" by N0RQ
TS-940 ALC Mod Revised
A correction of a popular modification that can make your rig even better!
Possible Cure for Relay Contact Cancer?
Has N7UTB found an electrical wonder-drug?
The 'Wadetenna' for HF Pedestrian Mobile
How to take your rig for a walk
Where is Your Microphone?
Wanting to improve your audio? K4DPK offers some suggestions.
Ham Radio Supporting Field Medicine
K7RBW takes you on his trip to Honduras
How I Saved On My Tower
AB3CX breaks it down...
My Story: July 17th 1964
WA8UEG shares 50 years of his ham radio history
The Best Birthday Gift
Sometimes getting DX can be more rewarding than you know...
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
RUMLog for MAC OS X - Not for me
BaoFeng GT-3 Mark II - Absolutely NOT recommended
LDG AT-1000 Pro II - Great Tuner
MFJ DXers' World Map Clock - Neat clock
BaoFeng GT-5 Two-Way Radio - so far so good
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Dec 17  Stepp-IR Icom CAT control cable, S01 K8GI
Dec 17  Glenayre 28VDC rack mt power supply K8GI
Dec 17  West Mtn Radio PWRgate PG40 K8GI
Dec 17  RF Applications VFD Meter W7KPQ
News View More Ham News!
IARU Region 3 and APT Agreement:
Breakall Sends Students on a 'Fox Hunt' to Learn Ham Radio:
Ham Radio Towers Stolen In Effort:
Amateur Radio Operators to Converge In Claremore on March 13-14:
YL 33: The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and Their Awesome Legacy:
2015 FAR Scholarship Information:
AmateurLogic Ep 73 A Hamtastic Christmas Released:
Great Efforts by Philippine Hams:
IARU on Emergency Communications:
QSO Today- Ep 20 - Martin Huyett - K0BXB:
After-School Program Helps High School Students Learn About Ham Radio:
In the Late 1890s Marconi Helped Invent Wireless News:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #50 de K7RA:
Ham Radio Deluxe: Santa's Gift for You!
Manitoulin ARC Elects Officers and Directors at Annual General Meeting:
Ham Radio Operators Provide Line To Santa:
Engineer to Study Ham Radio Project -- Equipment Installation on Hold:
ARNewsline Report 1948 -- Dec 12 2014:
AMSAT-NA Board Approves Technology Development Seed Funding:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #49:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
ARRL'S Logbook of the World Tops 100 Million QSL Records!
QST Celebrates Its Centennial In 2015:
Art Zygielbaum, K0AIZ, Appointed ARRL Midwest Division Vice Director:
Preliminary ARRL November Sweepstakes CW Results Posted:
ARRL CW Rookie Roundup Returns On December 21!
W1AW Centennial Operations Up Next In Maryland, Hawaii, and Georgia:
Financial Woes Reported At Dayton Hamvention Venue, Hara Arena:
Boy Scouts 2014 Jamboree On the Air Report Shows Drop In Participation:
Philippine Hams Support Emergency Communication for Typhoon Hagupit:
IARU Region 3, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Formalize Relationship:
WRTC-2018 Announces Team Selection Criteria:
SSTV Transmissions from the International Space Station Set:
ARISS Discusses Ham TV, Elects New International Officers:
In Brief...
A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
Win a Free SDR Radio Receiver Package:
It's Good To Have A Ham In The 'Hood:
The Early Days of Amateur Radio On the Farm:
Tour the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum (Video):
Met Department to Met Department to Showcase Ham Radio for Bengal Fishermen
Amateur Radio Operators Locate Antenna at GHC:
SKYWARN Recognition Day Brings Amateur Radio Ops to NWS Office:
Radio Talk Targets Satellites:
Ofcom Will Remove Mandatory Callsign ID Interval, Allow Encryption for Some
TechFest 2015! In Lawrenceville, Georgia:
QSO Today - EP 19 - Dean Mertz - K0MKT:
Ham Radio Club Hosts Christmas Social:
NLR Weather Office Hosting Amateur Radio Operators:
Event to Promote Radio, Weather Program:
What If Communication Lines Break Down During Disasters?
Volunteer Weather Observers Get Due Recognition:
Radio Hams Will Connect Kids to Santa:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
EURAO Party; be digital, explore 30m 12/20/14
EURAO Party - be digital, explore 30m 12/21/14
Happy Holidays Special Event Green Valley, AZ 12/26/14
200th Anniversary of the Treaty of Ghent Canada 01/01/15
FMARC Regional Hamfest - Fort Myers FL 01/16/15
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
Do you take a radio station along with you whenever you or your family might go on a vacation, to the cottage, head out camping, or take an overseas trip...?
[494 votes since 2014-12-02]
  YES---I absolutely LOVE the notion & the challenges of operating portable like that.
  NO---My XYL & kids would KILL me if I dragged along my radios like that.
  YES---One can only lounge at the beach & see the sights for so long: my radio is a comforting thing to fall back on.
  NO---When I head out someplace new, my radio stays home, by my own choice. Who needs that distractioin in new environments, anyway?
  YES---It gives the perfect opportunity to utilize my so-called "secondary" radio, & to help ensure that it's still functioning.
  NO---Far too many questions from non-Hams whenever I might operate in "unknown territory" that only serves to spoil the fun.
  Who can afford to travel hither & yon these days?! Besides, my Ham radio is MY passport to anywhere that I might want to go.
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
2132 7139.6     WA1AW/3 Tnx
2132 7128.0     W0YR
2132 21025.0     W1AW/3 QSX 21026
2131 18140.0     FM/F2VX 59
2131 14037.0     W1AW/3 up 1khz
2131 7014.1     RU3DDY DE - HZ1BH / QRP pse cfm my
2131 21034.0     FW5JJ JJ calling CQ
2131 18109.2     K4MIL ARRL Cent RTTY
2130 21033.0     N7RO 40 pts
2130 21034.0     FW5JJ Heard in NV and UT
Spotlight KB2VYZ
KB2VYZ My shack as of 1/18/2007. Kenwood TS-2000, TS-430,ICOM 281H, Motorola GTX 900 Mhz, RS TRC446 CB, Uniden commercial VHF mobile, Yaesu VX-6R, Yaesu VX7R(B) and a bunch of little goodies. 73 de Frank/KB2VYZ

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