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Articles View More Articles!
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
FT8 Burnout? Cure Available Now
Things a little crowded? Looking for a change? Give Olivia a try!
Operating Portable QRO
Just because you're out in the field doesn't limit you to low power...
How to Overcome Some Condo Issues
Stuck with restrictions and limited space? Have no fear!
My Oscilloscope Affair: A Love Story
W8LV's tale of love and loss
To Amp or Not to Amp
To Amp or Not to Amp That is the question...which N4KC sets out to answer.
OCF Dipoles Fed with Ladder-Line
W5DXP shares the results of his experiments
 
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
Maxcon OCF Dipole - Pleasantly surprised.
QRPworks SideKar for Elecraft KX2, KX3, K3, K3S, and others - QRP Side Kar
JRC NRD-545 - Good Radio
LadderLoc - good product
Zero-Five 6-80 Meter Groundplane Vertical - A definite 5.0!
 
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Feb 20  Lp-Pan2 for K3 N4ZKR
Feb 20  WANTED: National LF-10 K5WTX
Feb 20  Flex-5000A ATU, 2nd RX, lots of extras free shipp N8FNR
Feb 20  Radio Handbook W. Orr, 20th edition KD8FZH
Feb 20  Electronic Communications Book KD8FZH
 
News View More Ham News!
Satellite Show in Surrey BC:
Ham Talk Live #103 -- Hamvention Changes:
Win a HackRF One SDR and 49 More Prizes!
More Than a Hobby:
Big Rockets, Small Rockets: The Age of Space Startups is Here:
Berthoud High Students Go 'Ham' with Amateur Radio Competition:
DMR Talkgroup for Universities:
WIA Moves Towards 24/7 Ticketing System:
ILLW 100 Entry is YL Team from Portugal:
New Policy for WIA QSL Bureau Operations:
WF Amateur Radio Society Looks to Add Millennials:
The American Legion's 99th Birthday to be Celebrated:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #07 de K7RA:
Bellefonte Area Middle School Students Work On Out-Of-This-World Project:
Ham Fest:
Wi-Fi-connected 3D-Printed Objects Communicate Without Electronics:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #08:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
'Awesome' Activity for The 2018 ARRL International Grid Chase:
ARRL Announces Mobile DXCC Operating Award:
3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition Revived:
The Doctor Will See You Now!
ARRL Receives Byrd Antarctic Expedition Morse Key, Historical Materials:
Z60A Operation Has Moved Kosovo Down The Most-Wanted List a Few Notches:
Radio Amateur Named as Next President of Harvard University:
Sisterhood of Amateur Radio Supports Girl Scouts In Radio Wireless Patch:
Nominations Now Open for CQ Amateur Radio, Contest, and DX Halls of Fame:
In Brief...
Solar Storm on Track for Earth After Solar Flares Erupt on Sun, NASA Warns:
Ham Talk Live #102 -- Recognizing Youth:
Storm Spotters Brave Elements to Get a First Look at Severe Weather:
Skywarn Recognition Day:
Tumbling Spacesuit Another Bizarre Object In Space:
Let's Call CQ -- QSO Today Episode 184:
Kettering University Student Brings Ham Radio Hobby, Expertise to Campus:
CRA's Hamfest Slated for March 10:
Red Cross and Amateur Radio Renew Alliance:
Orlando HamCation: Ham Radios Offered Lifeline to Puerto Rico After Maria:
Amateur Radio Roundtable Tuesday Nights:
KA1FZQ, 29th President of Harvard:
World Radio Day 2018: Tune In to the Good Old Days:
The Sun Goes Spotless:
North Korea's Eerie Coded Messages Return to Airwaves Ahead of Olympics:
Amateurlogic Episode114 is Released:
Wireless Power -- Zenneck Surface Wave:
Hawaii's Communication Breakdown and How Going Ham Could Save Us:
Passion of Amateur Radio:
Ham Club to Explore Echolink:
The Luxembourg Effect:
 
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
Battleship Iowa Turns 75 on February 22, 2018 San Pedro, CA 02/22/18
CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB 02/23/18
Ham-Con Vermont Hamfest South Burlington, VT 02/24/18
WASHFest South Park, PA 02/25/18
ARRL DX Contest, SSB 03/03/18
 
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
As, a licensed Amateur Radio Operator just how active are you ??
[222 votes since 2018-02-16]
  Operate every day
  Operate just for the Net check-in
  Pretty much a Weekend operator
  Every few weeks!
  Mobile operation only
  Only when the "Radio Bug" bites
  When is the next Contest?
 
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
0735 7148.0     IK2YXH diploma
0735 7144.0     SP8BBK spff 1638 pga
0734 7018.0     R0AK
0733 14285.0     DS23MFC/1 SSB
0734 3795.0     VP2ETE
0734 14255.0     OH1LWZ/M cq
0733 14216.6     I3CGV tnx
0733 14028.0     LY100X AWARD
0732 14016.0     VI70HI ANARE Heard Is Anniversary
0732 10136.0     5B4VL FT8 mode... -03 db
 
 
Spotlight N4QCV
N4QCV Here's my ham station with an Icom IC-751 Heil ICM mic and a 300 watt dummy load and my MFJ 20 amp power supply. I want to get a 40 amp one. My Icom IC751 works great after I had it worked on. My antenna is an MFJ 1620 , 1617 HAMSTICK OR HAMTENNA which works well with 100 watts. If I can hear them I can work them. I want to upgrade to an Icom IC-7200 next year but I will keep my Icom IC751.

 
Strays Add a Stray!
Why do all of the ham radio websites look like they were designed in the mid 90s and not following 21st century web design practices?
KB6QXM
 
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    Ham Radio Links View More Links!
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    Proppy: Online HF propagation predictions using ITU P.533. 5.0
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    Friends Remembered View More
    Mitchell Wright (KC0CWU)
    Arnold Whitlow (NM8K)
    Derick Ovenall (N3EGR)
    George Tew (NC5Y)
    Lyle Kaufman (K1DMU)
     
    Shack Showcase AB3EN's K3 using HRD
    AB3EN's K3 using HRD My K3 linked to the HRD suite gives me digital, cw. voice in one package. K3, TenTec Centaur, ICOM VHF, Signalink USB, SteppIR Vert, Heil Proset ic, and a LP-100 Wattmeter.

     
    Propagation More info

    Issued 2018 Feb 21 0605 UTC
    Flux: 68 A-Index 5 K-Index 0
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.
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