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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!
Mfj-2289 \"Big EAR\" - Great for FAST field set up
Kenwood TS-990S - 1 Year Review - Copper Ground Strap - Excellent product and quick turn around on internet orders
ICOM SM-30 microphone - Sleek, well built and functional.
Elecraft PX3 Panadapter - Not what I thought I was geting
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Sep 19  FS Accurate Instrument Model 151 Tube tester K5MBX
Sep 19  FS Hallicrafters R-46A Speaker K5MBX
Sep 19  FS: WWII ARC-5 Type Receivers and Transmitters K5MBX
Sep 19  Microtel WR 550 ALEXX1973
Sep 19  WTB Kenwood TM-D700 Control Head WE4HAM
News View More Ham News!
FCC Turns Down Petition to Create a 4 Meter Band in the US:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #38 de K7RA:
Tech Nerds Freaked Out About Obsolescence 100 Years Ago Too:
Man Was Fixing Ham Radio Tower Before Fatal Fall:
ARNewsline Report 1936 -- Sept 19 2014:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #38:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Scheduled for October 4-5 Weekend:
High-Value ARRL 'Red Badgers' Will Be Out In Force On Sept 21:
W1AW Centennial Operations Now In NC, CT, NM, ID In the Bullpen:
ARS of India Wants Less-Burdensome Amateur Radio Licensing Rules:
Rare Eritrea (E3) On the Air for Short Time:
Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Earthly Messages from Space:
Qatari Es'hail 2 Satellite Will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Tran
AMSAT-NA Announces Board of Directors Election Results:
Colorado ARES Team Wins an Honorable Mention In Citizen Corps Awards:
'Last Man Standing' Special Event Set for September 28:
No Easy Answers for RadioShack's Slow, Downward Slide:
A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
Live Webcast of K6H from Hollywood
QSO Today Podcast -- Service to Country:
Radio Enthusiasts from 25 Countries Compete in Borovoye:
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:
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:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
MWRS Flagpole Contest 2014 Sydney, Australia 09/20/14
80th Anniversary Nashville, TN 09/20/14
Grayson County Amateur Radio Club 20th Anniversary Sherman, TX 09/20/14
Home on the Range Cabin Rededication Smith Center, KS 09/27/14
39th Annual Elmira International HamFest Horseheads, NY 09/27/14
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?
[410 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
2357 50127.3     9Y4VU 73
2357 14225.0     VU2PBT CQ
2357 144300.0     YV5IUA Gracias porb
2356 10135.0     W1AW/1 CT CT UP2 FEW MORE MIN
2356 14087.0     WB4CTX cq centennial 12 pts rtty
2356 3800.0     CU4DX
2356 14297.0     W1AW/4 ,,,Tnx. NC. GoodDX. 73.,,,
2356 50127.3     9Y4VU
2356 14214.0     TJ3TS NA only
2356 3799.9     CU4DX correct
Spotlight KP4HE's antennas
KP4HE's antennas After 4 Hurricanes visiting Florida. No trees to rest on. This Hawk takes some time to do some of his "HAMMING" on my antenna system. We can see he prefers VHF/UHF. 73 KP4HE

Strays Add a Stray!
When we use "q" signals or CW shortcuts on phone, we are paying tribute to those that came before. May we never lose touch with our heritage.
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