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Articles View More Articles!
Smaller Backyard, Revised 40-Meter Beam!
N4JTE's 3 element reversible vertical wire beam
A Place for Young Hams:
NV2A's suggestion to help younger amateur radio ops
Your First HF Dipole
An "eHam Classic" by K4DPK
The Future of Packet Radio
Will this reliable emergency communications mode survive?
Our Own Methods are Stifling Technology
N6JSX recommends a standardized repeater database
WAS, One Net, One Frequency, 100 Watts
When you work hard for something, the taste of satisfaction is even sweeter!
Smart Expander Keypad... for Your Radio
How to add to your stations flexibility and ergonomic position
RFI Mitigation in Rheem RGFG High Efficiency Furnace
Having interference problems? AC2EV may have a solution!
The Best First Antenna, Hands Down
If you don't already have one, try a time-proven classic!
Feeding an LPDA Beam Antenna
WB2WIK shows you a simple change to lower the SWR
 
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
CQ Magazine - UPDATE
Ladder Snap Ladder Line Kits - As Advertised
Kenwood TS-570D(G) - Very nice radio, over average performance to it's price.
Tecsun PL-880 - Needs Improving
Signal Link USB Computer-Radio Interface - Great and simple
 
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Jul 28  Wanted: Yaesu FT-8900R mounting bracket KI4FKW
Jul 28  Wouxun KG-UV8D Brand New!! N9JTW
Jul 28  DX Engineering AOK-12 K9WAG
Jul 28  Kenwood TS-590s w/accessories VE9VEA
Jul 28  Homebrew unknown builder AB0N
 
News View More Ham News!
Army MARS at the ARRL Convention:
Skywarn Warriors: Radio Buffs Work Front Lines for National Weather Service
Amateur Radio Operators Descend on Civic Center for Annual Hamfest:
Ham Radio Users Could Be Vital Resource In Emergency:
The First Social Network: Chewing the Rag with India's Ham Radio Operators:
New Book for Hams About Software Defined Radio:
MARS-Men Are From Texas?
That Was a Close One! Study: Massive Solar Storm Barely Missed Us In 2012:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #30 de K7RA:
Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Hosting Event In OKC:
ARNewsline Report 1928 -- July 25 2014:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #30:
Just Ahead in Radiosport:
ARRL National Centennial Convention Kicks Off Ham Radio's Second Century:
Convention Provides Springboard for 'Amateur Radio Parity Act, 'HR.4969:
FEMA, ARRL Sign Agreement; FEMA Administrator Calls Ham Radio 'Resilient':
FCC Proposes Substantial Fines for Two Radio Amateurs:
ARRL VEC Conducts Remote Exam Session With Applicants In Antarctica:
W1AW Centennial Operations Move to Indiana, Rhode Island:
Ham Radio Aids In Rescue Of Injured Colorado Hiker:
Cincinnati BPL Internet Service Provider Pulls The Plug On Its System:
ARRL Dedicates Centennial Terrace to Honor Major Donors:
Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor K1JT to Conventioneers: Amateur Radio Will Thrive
A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
Second Ham Fined for Frequency Interference:
Ham Radio Operators Help Rescue Injured Hiker:
Ham Stations to Provide Public Service During Storms:
Scientists Baffled as Sun Spots Disappear During Peak of Solar Activity:
FCC Issues K3VR $11,500 NAL:
India's VO-52 Satellite Goes Dark:
Hams and Uncle Sam Grow Closer:
FCC Issues KZ8O $22,000 NAL:
The Inaugural Victorian D-Star Users Group Meeting:
An Engineer's Field Day:
HI2DX Saona Island DXpedition NA-122:
Irving Club Teaches Ham Radio Use, Serves With Emergency Communications:
Hospital Has SPARC of Security:
Woburn Ham Radio Operator Participates in D-Day Reenactment:
Ham Radio Crucial In Disasters, FEMA Chief Says:
How The King of Jordan Paid Secret Visits to Coventry Radio Enthusiast:
Ham Finds Camaraderie, Public Service on Radio:
HOF Parades, Ham Radios Work Hand-In-Hand:
Ham Radio Operators of the World Face Off In Westborough:
The United States Takes Gold In Ham Radio 'Olympics':
 
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
100th Anniversary of Cape Cod Canal North Falmouth, MA 07/29/14
EAA AirVenture 2014 Appleton, WI 07/30/14
EAA AirVenture 2014 Appleton, WI 07/30/14
Union County Fair La Grande, OR 07/31/14
Sunbury Ham Camp Sunbury, PA 08/01/14
 
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
What can be done to further Amateur Radio?
[727 votes since 2014-06-26]
  Provide training for better use in local CERT teams
  Appeal to more preppers and homesteaders
  Outreach to high school science students
  Outreach in high-tech locales like Silicon Valley, Silicon Gultch, Silicon Spudland, Silicon Rainforest, etc
  Outreach to shut-ins and retirement communities
  Appeal to truckers and other road-warriors who want more than "smokey reports" on CB radio
 
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
2035 18158.5     W1AW/9 Indiana ARRL Cent
2035 18083.0     W1AW/9 tnx QSO
2036 7009.0     IK1WEG/8 CQ LH ITA
2035 14036.0     W1AW/9 up 1
2035 14244.1     W1AW/9 Chris at the mic-simplex
2033 14252.0     AM05GL
2034 14086.5     WP4NFF nice RTTY sig into Slovenia
2034 14026.5     6Y5WJ tnx
2033 21275.0     IK4MEE beaming n/a tnx athos
2033 14200.0     ZD7DC
 
 
Spotlight ZS4S
ZS4S FT1000D with h'brew amp ( 3 x 4-400's). Receivers : FR100B / FR50B / FRG7700 / IC7000. Antennas : 2 ele Cubical Quad (h'brew) @ 60ft, Inv Vee @ 50ft for 80/40 and shunt loaded tower for 160m.

 
Strays Add a Stray!
....What is this "Listening up 1 to 5"?.... pick a freq and listen on it instead of qrming several kcs worth of spectrum. Listen "up 2" or whatever, but not a variance that just serves to qrm others nearby.
NQ3C
 
Forums View All Forums
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    Friends Remembered View More
    Colin Pollard (G3DPX/N6UH)
    Robert (Bob) Serlet (WA0ZPW)
    Linda Gross (KB8NYR)
    Lee Kramer (N8TMF)
    Berlin Slone (N9YCE)
     
    Shack Showcase WV8PC Wilmington Delaware
    WV8PC Wilmington Delaware Icom 746 PRO,Heil Pro Set,Icom 208h,Fluid Motion BigIR,Ameritron AL-80B,Alpha DX BB Sloper wire, Uniden Bearcat BC796D Scanner, Ten Tec 238 B Tuner,Gateway Pentium 4 3 gigahertz computer with DSL.Hope to see you on the Air.

     
    Propagation More info

    Issued 2014 Jul 28 1805 UTC
    Flux: 121 A-Index 5 K-Index 3
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.
    Fcst: