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DXE-ATSA-1 Works on 160 Meters
Have 90 feet of wire? Here's a quick way to get on 160/80 meters!
The Final Courtesy
An "eHam Classic" by K3UOC
DXCC and Remote Operation, an Opinion
VE7IG makes his case
Funny SMPP App Note
Is common sense lacking in product information?
It Was Worth A Try
Are children no longer interested in the fun of science and technology?
2-Element Bent Dipole Yagi
K4RVN shares his experience with this antenna
Safety Schmafety
Ah how things have changed over the years...
A Vest Pocket DX Expedition to Southern Africa
How to be the DX station without a ton of equipment!
Revive Two Meters
K7PE presents his solution
E51DXX DXpedition
What it was like from inside Rarotonga
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
Mosley Mini-33-WARC - Small / good / lovely
ICOM IC-7600 - Covers Nearly All Bases
Par Electronics EF-30 End-Fed dipole - Simple wire antenna
N9TAX Dual band slim jim portable antenna by 2way electronix - Excellent antenna
Cobra UltraLite Multiband Antenna - The Best!
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Oct 22  Bird 43 Wattmeter Element KA0HDC
Oct 22  B&W PT-2500A HF Linear Amplifier NA1A
Oct 22  ALINCO DJ-580T K9FN
Oct 22  FDC 2 meter HT K9FN
Oct 22  VERTEX VX-150 K9FN
News View More Ham News!
The Explorers Club Allows Guests to Speak with Astronauts:
'Ham Radio Can Counter Dark Side of Social Networking':
CQ Policy Statement on Stations in Crimea Using Russian-Issued Call Signs:
York-Area Scouts Use Ham Radios to Talk to Scouts Around the World:
Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Gather for Annual Greeneville Hamfest:
Ham Radio Enthusiasts Gather in Kalamazoo:
Boy Scouts Have Weekend Submarine Adventure:
Ham Radio Operators Link on Global Airwaves:
Amateur Radio Operators Get Their Own Day:
Boy Scouts: 'Jamboree On the Air':
Ham Radio Day in Paris:
Design The Next AMSAT Satellite!
Ham Radio Operators Were Keys to Communication After Quake:
Amateur Radio Operators Get Their Own Day:
Blizzard Saturday in Colorado? No, Just a Radio Test:
Service and Sacrifice: WWII Radio Man Still Connecting:
VA Plans to Build Nationwide High-Frequency Radio Network for Emergencies:
Why Ham Operators Should Consider 3D Printing:
CQ Policy Statement on Stations in Crimea Using Russian-Issued Call Signs:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #42 de K7RA:
ARNewsline Report 1940 -- Oct. 17 2014:
Museum of Radio and Technology Channels Memories of a Bygone Era:
Hayle Radio Amateur Leads Way for Cornwall to Have Unique Radio Call Sign:
NASA Spacecraft Provides New Information About Sun's Atmosphere:
Amateur Radio Emergency Services Volunteers Ready for the Next Big One:
Why This West Virginia Town Has No Cellphones:
Ham Geeks In Operation:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #42:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
As Gonzalo Hits Category 4, Hurricane Watch Net Plans Extended Activation:
ARES Volunteers Stand Ready as Tropical Storm Ana Aims for Hawaii:
ARRL Executive Committee Adopts Mobile Amateur Radio Operation Policy:
W1AW Centennial Operations are West Virginia and Nevada Bound:
Young Ham Recognized for Navigation Aid for Visually Impaired:
School Club Roundup Is Coming to Town!
AMSAT Offering Fox Satellite Collectable Coin as Donation Premium:
Radio Amateurs In India Fill Communication Gaps In Cyclone's Wake:
IARU REGION 1 Proposal Could Expand List of Countries with 70 MHz:
National Wildlife Refuge Week Special Events Set for October 14-20:
Celebration of First Great Britain-New Zealand Contact Highlights History:
Amateur Radio Author William E. 'Bill' Sabin, W0IYH, (SK):
A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
Former ARRL Staff Member Mary Lau, N1VH (SK):
QSO Today Podcast -- EP 12 W6IRD & K6IRD:
MacLoggerDX V5.55 Yosemite Released:
Amateurlogic 9th Anniversary Special:
Ham Radio Operators Gather in Wildcat Park for Annual Picnic:
China Readies Moon Mission for Launch Next Week:
Pay It Forward: Jeff Martin, Ham Radio Hero:
Participate in California ShakeOut on Thursday:
Cyclone Hudhud: Ham Radio Operators On Standby:
Boo! NASA Releases the Scariest Picture of the Sun You’ll Ever See:
Cyclone Hudhud: Amateur Radio to Provide Vital Info:
Local Officials Say Radio Can Fill In for Internet in Event of Cyber Attack
Professionals, Volunteers Keep Residents Safe at Home:
For Ham Radio Geeks, Contact With Space Station Is Exciting:
Statewide Test of Ham Radio Network Involves Boundary County Operators:
Solar Radiation Blasts Radio Communication:
You Can Now Send Messages In Morse Code With Your iPhone's Keyboard:
Madison in 100 Objects: 9XM Radio Equipment:
Radio Drill Prepares for Disaster:
Simulated Emergency Ham Radio Test This Weekend:
Flying Hams Tell of Terrifying Flight Experiences:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
Frankenstein 2014 Halloween FunExpedition Jefferson City, MO 10/25/14
125th Anniversary - Jenkinsburg, GA Jenkinsburg, GA 10/25/14
2nd Annual Boggy Creek Fouke, AR 10/25/14
50th Annual Green Valley, AZ, White Elephant Parad Green Valley, AZ 10/25/14
Battle of Westport Memorial Sulphur Springs, AR 10/26/14
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?
[1105 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!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
0851 28435.0     ZA/F4GFE
0851 21070.8     IW3IEA
0851 21265.0     VK9XSP
0850 28500.0     5R8M merci pour le
0850 10112.4     W2YC ARRL Centennial NJ 5 pts
0850 21011.9     VK9DXL Tks new one. Up
0850 144425.0     F5ZAM/B IN93RS
0849 24891.0     V73NS Tnx
0839 24902.1     5R8M up F2DX @ the
0838 21012.0     VK9DXL up
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WB0UGO Main Operating Position WB0UGO Main Operating position

Strays Add a Stray!
My Advice: Just get on the air. Start with just one band. I recommend 40 meters - open 24/7, easy to prepare for - Put a dipole together Get it up 20 or 30 feet and enjoy the band.
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    Issued 2014 Oct 23 0605 UTC
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