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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! - Return Customer
TYT MD-9600 - Compared with the price its good
Icom IC-R8600 - Solidly built, solid performer
Yaesu FC-50 Automatic Antenna Tuner - Works great
Yaesu YH-77STA - Very good sound
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Mar 24  Heathkit SB-200 KILO9BM
Mar 24  CW Keys, Paddles, and Bugs (Cheap and in Bulk!) W3JJW
Mar 24  Ten Tec R4020 QRP KK4WS
Mar 24  MFJ-971 QRP Tuner KK4WS
News View More Ham News!
Storm Spotters Using Ham Radios:
Ham City: Regina's Amateur Radio Operators Look to the Future:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #12 de K7RA:
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
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
Michigan QSO Party MI 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!)
[250 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
0149 3662.8     W3LL
0149 1855.9     RC6U
0148 3765.2     PJ2T
0148 3741.0     KF5WVJ
0148 3642.4     9A9Z
0148 1866.1     LY3BB
0148 7206.0     KO0A
0148 3741.0     KF5WVJ
0148 1889.9     S53O
0148 14189.8     VK4KW
Spotlight WD2I
WD2I My Little Corner Of The Kitchen.

Strays Add a Stray!
Recently my wife was impressed by ham radio. A battery died in a new rental car in the middle of nowhere, possibly causing us to miss an overseas flight. Then, LiFePO3 batteries used for FT-891 managed to jump start the car.
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    Gene Turner (WJ4T)
    Garey K Barrell (K4OAH)
    Hector Figueroa (K6FIG)
    Larry McCalvy (WA9JMO)
    Clive Morel (AA6MR)
    Shack Showcase K5GUS
    K5GUS Pictured is my 2 yr old that loves playing with Dad's radios. Radio's are K2/100 s/n 4426, IC746, IC910 and a K1. Use the AL811H when needed and a Mosely CL33 tribander, various dipoles, 5 el 6m, 16 el 2m to round out the farm.

    Propagation More info

    Issued 2018 Mar 25 0015 UTC
    Flux: 68 A-Index 9 K-Index 3
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.