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E51DXX DXpedition
What it was like from inside Rarotonga
Nice Looking Mic for Shack
Thinking about upgrading your audio? W8HDU provides some help.
6 Band Wire Antenna
An "eHam Classic" by N4JTE
Preparing for the Propagation Winter
W7TJ shows the decline in our last few solar cycles
Historical Events in Amateur Radio
A trip through history
The Gift of Friendship
How ham radio can foster International goodwill
The Digital LID and His Elmers
The true infinite endeavor of ham radio
Get Rid Of That Lossy (Lousy) T-Match
Try an L-Match for more efficiency
Technician Licensees -- Why Not Try Low Power HF CW?
It's more fun, easier and less costly than you may think!
Why am a Maker and Ham
Embrace the Maker Community and show them the Ham know how and ingenuity
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
Electronic Equipment Servicing - WA4GEG - Another great job
AntennaWorks 144MHz 8877 Amplifier - You're not just buying an amp
Bird Model 74 Coaxwitch - QUALITY
Win4K3 Suite Software for the Elecraft K-Line - Not just for the K3
HyEndFed Antenna (multiple models) - Simple, adaptable & effective (40m QRO)
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Sep 16  Heil PR-781 N2PM
Sep 16  Cisco Switch & Two TrendNet Print Servers W1GVT
Sep 16  Yaesu FT-857D w/TXCO-9 WA3RSL
Sep 16  WTB in Minneapolis - Used compact HF beam antenna W0XS
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Radio Hams Can Encrypt, In Emergencies, Says Ofcom:
Emergency Service Organizations Open Doors to Visitors:
Floyd County Hams Talk About Their Work In the Community:
Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club:
Lecture Series to Start with Ham Radio:
For RadioShack, the End is Near:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #37 de K7RA:
St. Joan of Arc Students Talk to Astronauts on International Space Station:
Ham Radio Operators to Help J and K Victims:
Big Solar Storm Heading Toward Earth:
ARNewsline Report 1935 -- Sept 12 2014:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #37:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
'Amateur Radio Parity Act Of 2014' Co-Sponsor List Swells To 32:
ARES/RACES Volunteers Mobilize In Wake Of Nevada Flash Flooding:
FCC Enforcement Bureau Warns Two Hams For Failure to Identify Properly:
Canadian Regulator Accepts Radio Amateurs Of Canada's International 60 M:
Convention Speech of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, on YouTube:
Morse Learning Machine Challenge Catching On with Hams:
Selected 'Ham Radio' 2014 Presentations Now Available Online:
Round Two of 2014 ARRL 10 GHz And Up Contest Just Ahead!
Radio Scouting Webinar Set:
Tuskegee Airman, Congressional Gold Medal Recipient George Mitchell K6ZE SK
A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
Red Cross Volunteer Stu Press, KC8HQT, (SK):
K6H Special Radio Event:
Amateurlogic 70 is Released:
Win 500 Free Color QSL Cards:
Ham Radio Deluxe September Coupon:
Radio Amateurs of Canada 60-Meter Proposal:
Radio Contact Allows Lanier Students to Talk with Astronaut Aboard ISS:
September 11th Memorial Station N2Y:
Sharing a Passion to Help Others:
QSO Today Podcast -- Yehuda Cern 4X1TQ:
WIA Makes Its Submission to Australian Government Spectrum Review:
Students Contact Astronaut on International Space Station:
Lecture, Living History, Free Programs Highlight National WWI Museum:
Numbers Stations, Radio, and Their Role in the Intelligence Community:
What Happened to Motorola?
Connecting Across Cultural Lines With Ham Radio:
'Brightpoints' Reveal Inner Workings of Sun's Solar Cycle:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
W4VEC Test Session Charleston, SC Area Goose Creek, SC 09/17/14
Peoria Superfest IL 09/19/14
Battleship Iowa Recognizes POW/MIA Day CA 09/19/14
MWRS Flagpole Contest 2014 Sydney, Australia 09/20/14
80th Anniversary Nashville, TN 09/20/14
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
Looking back to YOUR start in Ham radio, with an eye to "...the way things are in the world" to-day, do you think that you would have become an Amateur radio operator if you were somehow miraculously the same age as when you started, but in 2014?
[268 votes since 2014-09-11]
  YES---I am just a diehard techie who loves hands-on technical things.
  NO---Far too many distractions to-day, what with Facebook, Twitter, the internet, & computers in general.
  YES---Radio offers a challenging realm totally separate from the "user friendly" stuff of to-day's world, where most ANYONE is able to participate.
  NO---I probably wouldn't even have HEARD of Ham radio in to-day's popular media & social culture, so how could I have joined the ranks?
  What does it matter? The world is what it is. You can't miraculously transform 1950, or 1960, onto the present. Every dog has its day, & Ham radio's glory days are surely, for better or worse, behind it.
Spots View More DX Spots!
JN45 Tnx qso
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
1956 24930.0     PJ4DX SA-006
1956 10108.0     VK9NT UP TNX! 73!
1956 21070.0     KA3ARF
1956 999999.9     IK2OFO JN54
1956 3500.0     DO5SSB
1956 3676.0     II9IAIQ special call 15
1956 999999.9     IZ4BEH JN54>Jn48
1956 28120.0     LU1EEG bpsk31 cqcq /- 28120
1956 7015.0     II4ENG
1956 21071.0     ZB2GI
Spotlight W4SVX - Curt Parrish
W4SVX - Curt Parrish Here is my shack c. 1951. Hammarlund HQ-129X receiver and homebrew 2-tube transmitter running 20 watts. Changed call in 1976 to K4TL. Both the shack and the waistline are bigger now.

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