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Can (Should) The A.R.R.L. Be Saved?
What are your thoughts?
No Reason To Feel Intimidated Taking Your First Amateur Radio License Exam
How did you feel when taking your first ham radio license test?
My First Amateur Radio Transceiver: BaoFeng BF-F8HP
What was your first rig?
The Most Exciting Era in Amateur Radio
Have you tried some of the new digital modes?
This Addictive Grid Chase Thing!
Yet another way of having fun on the air!
How A Box Fan Sparked My Interest In Amateur Radio
How casual research morphed into a hobby.
Pedestrian Mobile Whip
Pedestrian Mobile Whip W0RW gets a Clansman 2.5 Meter Whip Antenna for PRC319, PRC320 Man-Pack radios on the air.
Digital Modes Activities & Granularity
Who else has had improved DX contacts with the new modes?
Mobile Grounds
An "eHam Classic" by K0BG
The Very Simplest Homemade Hi Q Loop!
WB2JNA shows you how to make this limited space stealth antenna
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
Heathkit SB-220/SB-221 - Fun to 're-do'
ALPHA 78 - Wonderful, Alpha History
NL7XM Callsign Historical Research - 1962 novice look up
Yaesu FT-70DR dual band digital HT - FT70D and Yaesu
Kenwood SP-23 - Great - with help
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Mar 23  WaveNode WN-1 Station monitor system VE2BBC
Mar 23  Heathkit SB-644A remote VFO WB9BXT
Mar 23  Heathkit SB-220 KM6HFR
News View More Ham News!
Charleston's 'Hamfest' Set for March 24:
From a Box of Radio Parts, Digi-Key Grew to a $2.3 Billion Anchor of NWMN:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #13:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
Hams Pitch in to Help as 'Hat Trick' of Major Coastal Storms Hit Northeast:
ARRL Seeks EC-001 Mentors:
Deadline Approaching to Submit Nominations for Five ARRL Awards:
International Space Station Astronauts Calling 'CQ Students':
The Doctor Will See You Now!
Chinese Over-the-Horizon Radar Appears on 40 Meters:
Launch of 'Spacebees' Unauthorized, FCC Tells CA Technology Developer:
Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen Puts Scouts in the Spotlight:
80 Young Hams to Attend Youngsters On the Air (YOTA) Camp In South Africa:
Hospital Ship Crew Members Get Amateur Radio Training at Sea:
Blind Man Reaches World Audience Through Radio:
'Rogue' Sunspots Spoil Chances for Long-Term Space Weather Forecasting:
Ham Talk Live #107 -- CW Ops:
Ogden (W9CZ) Named High Desert's 'Ham of the Year':
First Individual Amateurs in Tunisia:
Nearly 100K QSOs for Z60A:
Australia Hosts International Spectrum Meeting:
New Exhibition at Bletchley Park:
630M Group Playing WSQ2 in VK and ZL:
Scanner Group Hopes to Equip Citizen Patrols with Radios:
Mysterious Anomaly: the Sun Without a Single Stain for 37 Days:
AmateurLogic.TV Episode 115 is Here:
John Moyle Memorial Field Day:
RAYNET Active in Extreme Weather:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB 03/24/18
April Fools' Fest 2018 Noble, IL 04/07/18
April 8 2018-Hamfest-Pittsburgh PA Boston, PA, PA 04/08/18
Sullivan Illinois Hamfest Sullivan, IL 04/14/18
HAMBASH 2018 KANSAS CITY MO Kansas City, MO 04/21/18
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
Why do newer hams fail to become truly active? Pick your best answer and elaborate (and remain civil please!)
[194 votes since 2018-03-19]
  They were never really going to embrace the hobby
  Lack of Elmering
  Existing hams off-putting
  Equipment too expensive
  Lack of activity on the air
  Mike fright
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
1524 14195.0     BG7BES 59
1524 3573.0     LA8UU
1524 18137.0     F6ARC CQ
1523 50280.0     SV1QEZ JN38SPKM18UB CQ +10 -
1523 10116.9     ES100U try for vk5 low sig at
1523 7032.0     R3FO drc # 381
1523 14027.1     3B8XF up2,3 Tnx 73
1523 14222.5     HA8IB
1522 18150.0     TJ2TT 5 up SP
1522 3573.0     DO8YX
Spotlight KE8G & KD8CMB Station
KE8G & KD8CMB Station Main rig is a K3/100 and back-up is an Icom 746Pro, an Icom 2200H for 2 meters, an AL-811H amp, a MFJ-989D tuner. The tower holds a A4S, a 3 ele 6 meter beam, and the 2 meter vertical. Added a DX-88 vertical and about 2,500 feet of radials to the backyard. Also have a 40 meter dipole up.

Strays Add a Stray!
The main beauty of Ham Radio is the ability to make contact with another Ham anywhere in the World at any time ! What a reality !! '73; George.
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    Shack Showcase N8LAS shack
    N8LAS shack Two great Icoms surrounded by Heathkit accessories. Icom 735 and 229H. Heathkit tuner,amp, swr/wattmenter,speaker and keyer.

    Propagation More info

    Issued 2018 Mar 23 1205 UTC
    Flux: 69 A-Index 7 K-Index 3
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.