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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
A comprehensive breakdown by W8WZ
Other Hobbies Revealed
What are your other interests?
Is FirstNet a Real Threat to Ham Radio?
Will free beat out a $47 billion system?
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
A lighthearted look at some of our idiosyncrasies...
Bring Ham Radio into DMR
K6LIE voices his concerns over digital mobile radio operation.
 
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
MyAntennas EFHW-4010 4-Band End Fed Dipole - Fabulous Performance!
Watson Multi-Ranger 9 - A good aerial, excellent when you consider the price
Buckmaster 7 Band, 3KW, OCF Dipole Antenna - Works like it should
SOTABEAMS Bandspringer Midi - Great Portable Antenna
Hardrock-50 HF+6M Solid State Amplifier Kit - excellent amplifier
 
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Dec 13  wanted plate transformer K9DRG
Dec 13  wanted plate transformer K9DRG
Dec 13  AOR 3030. AKSWL
Dec 13  Icom IC-910H N4TWX
Dec 13  Yaesu FT-747GX HF transceiver NO TX $225 AKSWL
 
News View More Ham News!
Emergency Communications Activation in Slovenia:
5B4XMAS -- Celebratory Callsign for Christmas:
Ham Talk Live #93 -- Gift Ideas with W0QH:
Amateur Radio Enthusiast Called in to Join Hunt for Space Teddy:
Amateur Radio Roundtable:
Tri-State Native's Hobby Provides Potential Lifeline in Times of Need:
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:
ET, Phone Home! Antietam Students are Calling the ISS on Monday, Dec. 11:
4 Reasons Why You Should Become a Ham Radio Operator:
200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #48 de K7RA:
Bay View Students Talk to Italian Astronaut Paulo Nespoli:
Hams Who Took On the Ockhi Onslaught:
Scientists are Concerned About the Abnormal Phenomena On the Sun:
Radio Amateuring Like It's 1975:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #49:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
FCC Seeks Comments On Technological Advisory Council Recommendations:
W1AW to Start Scheduled Transmissions on 6 Meters Beginning on January 2:
Michigan Section Manager Appointment Begins on January 1:
The Doctor Will See You Now!
World Wide Radio Operators Foundation Announces KP4 Generator Project:
Arizona Repeater Association Joins Maxim Society:
IARU Region 1 and EURAO Presidents Meet:
Countries Authorize New, Expanded Amateur Radio Allocations:
Participation In ITU-Radiocommunication Consultations 'Mutually Beneficial'
Reputed World's Oldest Ham Jean Touzot, F8IL, (SK):
In Brief...
Vietnam Veteran's Last Wish to Broadcast on Ham Radio Fulfilled:
Kerala: Ham Radio Helps Save Two Fishermen at Sea:
New Model Reveals Origins of the Sun's Seasons:
World Wide Radio Operators Foundation Announces KP4 Generator Project:
FCC Seeks Comments on Technological Advisory Council Recommendations:
Electrical Engineer Pitches In After Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico:
Ham Talk Live #92 -- NASA On the Air:
RI High School Students Speak with International Space Station:
Ham Radio Bounces Back in New Role to Track Criminals' Location:
The National Weather Service Hosts Annual Skywarn Recognition Day:
Devastating Space Storms Could Hit the Earth at Any Time:
Canyon View Emergency Preparedness Night Teaches Safety to Community:
Ham Radio Tells Story of Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait:
Ham Radio Provided Vital Communication Link During 2007 Storm:
 
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
N8S 50th Anniversary of the Silver Bridge Collapse WV 12/15/17
Stew Perry Topband Challenge 12/30/17
SKN - Straight Key Night 01/01/18
ARRL RTTY Roundup 01/06/18
North American QSO Party, CW 01/13/18
 
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
How well do you understand HF propagation? Comments please!
[558 votes since 2017-11-21]
  I'm blissfully unaware of how little I know.
  I realize how little I know but would like to learn more.
  I know some stuff, but realize I need to learn more. I can't really explain it well to anyone.
  I know a lot and can explain it to a 4th grader.
  Other
 
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
0228 50273.0     VE2XK
0227 3790.0     ZS6NJ CQ
0225 7025.5     TI5/N3KS 599, TNX
0225 50069.0     W9RCA/B
0225 50313.0     VE4MR
0224 144150.0     K6RSJ DN41AFCN94JF
0224 144150.0     N1SZO EN57FN34 msk144 tu
0224 28480.0     VK3EY Rob, strong
0223 50260.0     N5BCA
0222 7133.0     VU2ELJ Weak
 
 
Spotlight K6CU
K6CU These days I operate with a minimal amount of gear. TS-850sat and a HF6v vertical. On QRP I use the HW-8. Still work DX, and still operate 100% on cw.

 
Strays Add a Stray!
Are you really a Ham Radio Operator if you don't know CW?
KC9RNK
 
Forums View All Forums
Hot topics in Digital Forum:
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  • Anyone else find it frustrating FT9 and NO QSL info?
  • So how would a psk pile up work ?
  • Is this a unique set up? Windows 10 - Rigblaster Pro - FT-480HX - HRD
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    Ham Radio Links View More Links!
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    Free Azimuthal Maps 4.8
    Building a Linear Amplifier by W5MZ 3.1
    KV5R's Getting Started in NVIS Antenna and Propagation Experimentation 3.6
    17 Meter Hanging Loop Antenna 3.8
    Metro Amateur Radio Club 3.3

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    Friends Remembered View More
    Robert May (KB5SXU)
    Phil Kenny (K6AXY)
    George Ford (K2QIJ)
    dennis w martin (W9DVV)
    Edward (Buck) Vaughan (KR4NL)
     
    Shack Showcase KT6G
    KT6G Just getting started in Amateur Radio. Picture is of my shack at present. Icom 756 pro III, MFJ-993b tuner, microHAM USB interface II, SP-23 speaker, PS-125 power supply, Old Pyramid 13 volt 26 amp power supply, Self-built shelf that has built in incline with machined ground bus bar, homemade ground straps for gear, Two LCD screens running off homebuilt computer. DX Engineering 135 dipole 30' high, 1:1 balun, coax runs under the raised foundation in conduit right into the shack through custom split plate.

     
    Propagation More info

    Issued 2017 Dec 14 0005 UTC
    Flux: 72 A-Index 7 K-Index 3
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.
    Fcst: