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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
FT8 Burnout? Cure Available Now
Things a little crowded? Looking for a change? Give Olivia a try!
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
Spiderbeam 18m Heavy Duty Telescopic Fibreglass Pole - Fantstic
DX Engineering DXE DVA-40-P 40m Directional Control Console - Fantastic 40M Antenna
Yaesu FT-70DR dual band digital HT - EXCELLENT !
Yaesu FTM-400DR - Not impressed
Icom 756PRO Series LED Upgrade - W8HMK Icom 756 Pro III LED Upgrade
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Mar 20  Icom ID-5100A WD1V
Mar 20  ICOM IC-706 MKII G K9DTC
Mar 19  Heil PR-20 Microphone and Base AA6VB
Mar 19  TenTec "Century 22" CW Transceiver W2VT
News View More Ham News!
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:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #11 de K7RA:
AmateurLogic.TV Episode 115 is Here:
John Moyle Memorial Field Day:
RAYNET Active in Extreme Weather:
Past Louisiana Section Manager Jim Molan, KD5IGG, (SK):
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #12:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
Why ARRL is Recommending Enhanced HF Privileges for Technicians:
ARRL To Shine Spotlight on Public Service Communications at Hamvention 2018
The Doctor Will See You Now!
2018 ARRL International Grid Chase Update:
FT8 DXpedition Mode Field Test Attracts Upward of 500 Participants:
Chinese Lunar-Orbit Amateur Radio Payload Could Launch this Spring:
Tennessee Middle School Students Will Send CubeSat Into Space:
In Brief...
Getting It Right!
Coax Loss vs Connector Loss:
Astronaut Talks Life in Space with San Bruno Students via Ham Radio:
Bellefonte Students Make Direct Contact with Space Station:
Ham Talk Live #106 -- SKYWARN Nets:
Ham Festival (the Radio Kind) Brings Enthusiasts to Hunterdon:
Want to Help First Responders? Amateur Radio May Be for You:
NASA Rendered a Massive Solar Eruption in 3D Using Three Satellites:
Man Rescued from Atop Ham Radio Antenna:
DARA Gives Update on Hamvention:
W1AW 2018 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule:
South Texas SM Stepping Aside; New South Texas SM Appointed:
FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge:
Mendocino County Emergencies: When All Else Fails...Amateur Radio:
Maidenhead Grid EL58hx Activation 2018:
Orbiting Astronaut Talks Life In Space with Students via Ham Radio:
58th Acadiana Hamfest Invades Rayne:
An Autonomous Drone for Working Rare Squares:
Update on the Melbourne University Space Program:
Madison County Storm Spotters Do What Radar Can't:
Radio Operators Connect at Acadiana Hamfest:
Positive Contact:
A New View of the Sun from NOAA's Solar Telescope:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB 03/24/18
April Fools' Fest 2018 Noble, IL 04/07/18
HAMBASH 2018 KANSAS CITY MO Kansas City, MO 04/21/18
Michigan QSO Party MI 04/21/18
Florida QSO Party 04/28/18
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
Why do newer hams fail to become truly active? Pick your best answer and elaborate (and remain civil please!)
[53 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
1329 14074.0     A91YOZ FT8 Heard in
1329 7105.0     IT9CTG/P DCI PA 119 WCA I
1328 7120.0     IQ8CS
1327 14200.0     YO2MKI 73 Mihai
1327 21075.9     PB0AEX
1327 18140.0     3C0W 5-10
1326 21032.0     TJ2TT
1326 18140.0     3C0W Thanks Yuris for the 2nd
1326 14220.0     IZ3WUW Cq Cq
1326 18140.0     3C0W TnX new band 73- 5 to 10
Spotlight Shack of KB2FCV - Present
Shack of KB2FCV - Present This is my work in progress in our first home. I build the desk large enough to hold some of my vintage and my modern equipment. Not shown to the right is the PC and a workbench with deep shelving for test equip.

Strays Add a Stray!
Has anyone tried that New form of communication in Amateur Radio? It's called PHONE but it will require some actual human interaction & a microphone but it's Awesome!
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    Shack Showcase KC8QNS- Small But effective!
    KC8QNS- Small But effective! This simple station includes a Icom IC-718, Yeasu FT-1500, MFJ 949D tuner, Goldline power supply,and a Samlex 1223 power supply.

    Propagation More info

    Issued 2018 Mar 20 1205 UTC
    Flux: 70 A-Index 16 K-Index 1
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.