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I Worked ME on 7 Bands!
You never know what big fish is out there waiting to be caught...
Unidentified Digital Transmission 3895 kHz?
KU4GW asks for help in locating/decoding interference he and others have heard.
How a 1:4 Guanella-Balun (Current-Balun) Operates
An "eHam Classic" by KM3K
Nearly Cheap Homebrew QRP Vertical
KB2NAT shares his antenna design
Combining Amateur Radio and American History
How N4KC and KC5CYY hope to create student interest in both
What's On Your Handheld?
What's On Your Handheld? A look at various 2-meter antennas
Great Way to Give Back to Our Hobby
Have you considered becoming a sorter for one of the Incoming QSL Bureaus?
Common Courtesy on FT8
How hard is it to share the band?
How Improve an AME Mini Paddle
How Improve an AME Mini Paddle NU6I shares his in inexpensive enhancement
Sundown for Surplus
Are we witnessing the end of an era?
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
AA1K tower climber, Jon Zaimes - Fantastic work, very reasonable!
Drake W-4 Wattmeter - Drake quality strikes again
Electronic Equipment Servicing - WA4GEG - MarkV Repairs
Yaesu FTM-7250DR - great mobile radio
Hi-Z Triangular Array System - Excellent System
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Oct 23  W2IHY EQ With Heil microphone Boom and Heil foot s KC2SKF
Oct 23  YAESU FT-990 With auto tuner KC2SKF
Oct 23  DX Engineering K1FBI
Oct 23  MFJ-1786 Super High-Q Loop antenna N0HF
Oct 23  WANTED: ICOM SM-20 Desk Microphone WA3MOJ
News View More Ham News!
First of Six New IOTA Groups Announced:
Ham Talk Live #138 -- Live from Ducie Island:
Scouts in Langley Learn How to Communicate During Emergencies:
Spearheading Rescue Operations:
CenturyLink Helps Florida Students Talk to Astronaut on Space Station:
Ham Amateur Radio Operators Ready to Respond in Alaska:
Ham Radio Offers Endless Possibilities; Chatting with the ISS, Home School:
Socorro Hamfest Hosts State Convention:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #42 de K7RA:
Amateur Radio Operators Needed to Help Communication After Michael:
Weather Forecasts from Space Could Help Protect Us from Solar Flares:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #43:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
ARRL Executive Committee to Meet in Minneapolis:
ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone:
FT8 to be Permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup:
The Doctor Will See You Now!
Scouting's Jamboree On the Air (JOTA) Looking Forward to Successful Event:
Philippine Organizations Join Forces for 'Robust' JOTA-JOTI Presence:
VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way Aboard The Braveheart:
Dwingeloo Telescope Receives Dark-Side Lunar Images from Chinese Satellite:
In Brief...
Bidding in ARRL Online Auction Set to Begin on October 19:
ARRL Website Security Software Update Could Affect LoTW ADIF Downloads:
Foundations of Amateur Radio #176:
Lewiston Antenna Farm Making Contact with the World:
RNIB's 150th Birthday: Blind Glasgow Pensioner Broadcast to Mark Occasion:
Lee STEM Students Question an Astronaut:
Amateur Ham Radio Operators Ready to Help with Natural Disasters:
Now That the Disaster Has Moved On, What's Next?
Ham Talk Live #137 -- Linux in the Shack:
Latest from IARU Region 3:
Faces of Fauquier: Ham Radio Led to Arts Career:
M7 Foundation Licenses:
Amateurlogic 122 is Here:
EMO Worker Tries to Drum Up Enthusiasm for Ham Radio:
Ham Says Amateur Radio Vital if Cellular and Satellite Communications Fail:
Nassau County Radio Operators Aid Communications After Hurricane Michael:
Students Join Ham Radio Enthusiasts in Deerfield:
Ham Radio Operators Felping with Post Hurricane Communications:
Hams Connect Emergency Teams and Families Stranded by Hurricane Michael:
Amateur Radio Operators Provide Hurricane Aid Through the Airwaves:
Charles Hall Museum to Host Amateur Radio Club:
Amateur Radio Emergency Service Participates in Nationwide Drill:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB 10/26/18
ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW 11/02/18
Stone Mountain Hamfest Lilburn, GA 11/02/18
Stone Mountain Hamfest Lawrenceville, GA 11/02/18
FCARC Swapfest Appleton, WI 11/04/18
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
Some way to use 20-30 watts for FT8 but, how much power do you truthfully use when operating FT8?
[192 votes since 2018-10-18]
  Less than 1 watt
  1 to 10 watts
  10 to 50 watts
  50 to 100 watts
  More than 100 watts
  I don't use FT8
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
2213 24903.0     YJ0GC Not Busy! + 1 Call
2213 14076.6     JA8XIW
2212 24891.0     VP6D Good copy in SoCal
2212 14012.0     RI1ANL
2212 14227.0     KL7WG 5x8 into Atlanta GA
2211 28020.0     CE7VPQ
2211 7170.0     A41CK 59 in NJ
2211 24903.0     YJ0GC cq cq cq. lonely. up 1
2211 21023.0     VP6D QSX 21.0255
2211 7075.8     V47JA
Spotlight Gene K3ASF
Gene K3ASF After 47 years and 2 years into retirement I finally have a matching station. Desk is hand made of oak cabinet stock.

Strays Add a Stray!
You know you're a true old timer if your shack needed air conditioning even in winter.
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    Friends Remembered View More
    ArvidSending (LA2YE)
    Charles Winder, Jr. (K5FNN)
    Larry Sayger (KC9TDZ)
    Larry Damoir (N1PHV)
    John B Thuren (AA5T)
    Shack Showcase K9IKE
    K9IKE Active on all bands but 1.2 gig. Shack consists of: Icom 756 pro II, Kenwood TS 2000,Kenwood 742,Yaesu FT 857,Yaesu FT 900,SGC 2000,and Icom 2800H.

    Propagation More info

    Issued 2018 Sep 17 1205 UTC
    Flux: 69 A-Index 6 K-Index 2
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.