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Learning CW
W0FEN shares his method of learning Morse code.
HF Reel Type Portable Antenna for QRP
HF Reel Type Portable Antenna for QRP An "eHam Classic" by K9GDV
Like Contacting Marconi in Morse Code
NO6E shares his latest contact, K1JT himself!
The 'F' is for 'Fun'
More operating advice for this popular new digital mode
My Idea for Listening Headphones
K3MEJ's simple idea to allow you more operating pleasure
Bringing the K6AER HF J-Pole to Life
Bringing the K6AER HF J-Pole to Life NO6E walks you through his build and installation
A Book Review of 200 Meters and Down
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Is FirstNet a Real Threat to Ham Radio?
Will free beat out a $47 billion system?
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
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Baofeng/Pofung BF-F8HP - Good - While It Lasted
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Just Ahead In Radiosport:
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In Brief...
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Amateur Radio Roundtable:
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Tapping Into a Ham Radio's Potential with SDRPlay:
Croatia 5MHz-Plus Top Band Extensions:
Codebreakers' Wall at Bletchley Park:
Amateurlogic Episode 112 is Released:
Foundations of Amateur Radio eBook:
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Radio Amateuring Like It's 1975:
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1206 14128.0     R17YOTA TNX QSO
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N4NDX Western NC My Equipment: Antenna: ZeroFive 43 ft Vertical 160-10 Meters HF Radio: Yaesu FT-990 A/C- D/C 1.3 Amplifier: Yaesu FL-2100B - 1200 Watts PEP, 1000 Watt CW and 600 Watt AM. Head Set: Heil ProSet Elite 6 Desk Microphone: Yaesu Dynamic Microphone MD-1 My Accessories: LDG AT-600Pro Autotuner MFJ-828 SWR/Wattmeter MFJ-259B HF-VHF SWR Analylizer Swan WM-2000A Peak Reading Wattmeter Palstar DL2K Dummy Load 30 MHZ 500- 2500 Watts Yaesu World Clock

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    Shack Showcase GW0KTL
    GW0KTL I like to try out different rigs and compare them. I have to say that my favourite rig is in fact the Multibander Kenwood TS2000. Although up against competition in my shack at the moment such as the MP1000 MKV and The Icom 781, The Kenwood holds its own and its definately going to be the last rig to leave the shack. The FT847 unfortunately comes in at last place overral, but still an outstanding multibander solution. There are things about different rigs that you tend to fall in love with, and always wish that you could find a rig that has everything you want, well for me the Kenwood TS2000 has all this except looks and size, I wish it was as big as the 781 because I like big lumpy rigs on the bench. The setup you see has all 6 connected (The FT847 is reserved now for portable use only) and running through a 6-way audio switch, and then through a BHI digital filter and finally into the filtered Icom speaker. This configuration lets me have good audio quality out from the middle of the shack bench whatever set I use, and filtered just the way I like it. There is a fair bit of Antenna switching capability going on, but hidden in the picture. The Kenwood / Icom and Yaesu are all connected to a PC for logging ease, but it is the Kenwood that I usually use for working PSK31 and CW as it performs outstandingly with a Rigblaster plus, and its keying capability is very nice. The Icom ICR9000L is my favourite receiver for ear-wigging, its HF reception outperforms all the other sets for clarity and selectivity, and its sensitivity is on a par with the others. The Bearcat is a secondary scanner I use for keeping an eye on some favourite frequencies locally. The Icom 910H is now only connected for 23cm use, having been taken over on 2m and 70cm now by the superior Kenwood. Thanks for looking, hope to work you on the bands soon. Best Regards Gary (GW0KTL): QTH Newport, South Wales UK (IO81LO)

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    Issued 2017 Dec 17 0905 UTC
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