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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
Shack Surge Protection
How to protect your valuable equipment
Learning CW
W0FEN shares his method of learning Morse code.
HF Reel Type Portable Antenna for QRP
HF Reel Type Portable Antenna for QRP An "eHam Classic" by K9GDV
Like Contacting Marconi in Morse Code
NO6E shares his latest contact, K1JT himself!
The 'F' is for 'Fun'
More operating advice for this popular new digital mode
My Idea for Listening Headphones
K3MEJ's simple idea to allow you more operating pleasure
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
Elecraft K3s - New K Line
Daiwa CN-801HP true PEP reading meter - not bad. but not accurate as some
SARK100 Antenna Analyzer Kit - Disappointing
Daiwa NS-660PA - Excellent Meter!
XHDATA D-808 Portable - Good little receiver full of features
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Jan 21  FS: ICOM IC-7610 SDR Transceiver KW4CQ
Jan 21  YAESU FTDX1200 w/accessories WA8BMA
Jan 21  Kenwood PS-52 DC Power Supply *NICE* K1DPM
Jan 21  W2IHY iBox *Excellent* K1DPM
Jan 21  Kenwood SP-31 speaker *Excellent* K1DPM
News View More Ham News!
Vancouver Island Ham Radio Ops Now Better Equipped to Help in an Emergency:
24-Hour Field Event is Next Weekend:
Schofield Radio Club Hits New High:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #03 de K7RA:
Candidates Complete Their Amateur Radio Training in Leigh:
Preserving a 45-Year Record of Sunspots:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #03:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to Retire:
ARRL Board Of Directors to Meet:
The Doctor Will See You Now!
A Message to Members from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR:
Club Group Will Operate W1AW for Winter Field Day:
Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92
Florida Ham Radio Club Aids Homeless During Cold Snap:
DoD Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success:
Registration Now Open for HamSCI Workshop:
Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, (SK):
In Brief...
Western Nevada College Offering Class to Certify Ham Radio Technicians:
William Paterson Students Visit Vieques, Forge Radio Partnership:
NCVEC Question Pool Committee Releases Errata to Technician Question Pool:
Ham Radio Operators Display Emergency Capabilities During Winter Field Day:
Amazing 3D-Printed Radio Works, Despite Having No Battery or Outlet Plug:
Ham Talk Live #98 -- Building Satellites:
RSGB Band Plans Updated:
WIA: The Future of Amateur Radio Update:
Live Ham Radio Show Tuesday:
Pacific Island Villagers Get Electricity and Water Storage:
A Cartoonist's Adventures in Radio:
Amateurlogic Episode 113 is Released:
Sea Cadets Earn Ham Radio Technician License:
Ham Radio Operators to Train for Next Disaster:
Do Shortwave 'Numbers Stations' Really Instruct Spies?
AX Prefix on Australia's National Day:
The IARU Watches WPT Developments:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW 01/26/18
23rd Annual Albuquerque Winter Tailgate Albuquerque, NM 01/27/18
Hazel Park Hamfest Madison Heights, MI 01/28/18
AM Rally Returns! 02/02/18
2018 AM RALLY 02/02/18
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
How low do you go? Tell us your experience with operating lower frequency bands (80M and below).
[196 votes since 2018-01-15]
  Really Low: I've operated on one of the new low bands (630M or 2200M).
  Classically Low: I operate the classic low bands a lot (80M and 160M).
  Barely Low: I've operated on HF a lot, but not often at or below 80M.
  Wannabe Low: Would like to, but no antennas, etc.
  Not Low At All: I've never operated below VHF.
  Conditionally Low: I only operate HF on Field Day or at another's QTH.
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
1359 14015.0     Z60A CQ
1359 14022.7     OY1CT
1359 14272.5     GB2KW Beaming
1359 14243.0     I8QLS
1359 14005.0     ET3AA thx for contact up
1359 3514.0     LZ1JZ
1359 18161.0     4X4FR 73 rafi
1359 21074.0     ZS2PF FT8 -12
1359 21074.0     4X1AJ FT8 -01
1359 7128.0     G7SQW/P
Spotlight Ke4VYN
Ke4VYN Primary HF communication is handled with a Icom 756Pro Back-up HF is a Icom 718 Antenna matching done by a pair of Ameritron ATR-15 tuners. Match is confirmed with a Ameritron AWM-30 meter for each transmitter. Primary is a Ameritron AL-1200 amplifier. Back-up is a Ameritron AL-811H Headsets are a David Clark Model 100 (20-20Khz) and a Telex Airman 760 (300-3Khz). Antenna primary is a 256 foot dipole 80 feet high. The balun is a Antenna Products SM-153 12:1. Feed with 600 ohm lead. Main beam is a M2 40M3L-125 survivor series mono beam that is twisted with a Hy-gain Ham-IV. Antenna back up is 130 dipole up 60 feet feed with 450 ohm lead.

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    K4FAU's shack The shack of K4FAU is undergoing constant improvements. Currently the main HF rig is a (temperamental) Kenwood TS-940S. For some extra power on HF we have a ALPHA 78. The antenna is a Sommer but we will be installing a Force12 5BA later this year. Visit us at

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