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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
Bringing the K6AER HF J-Pole to Life
Bringing the K6AER HF J-Pole to Life NO6E walks you through his build and installation
A Book Review of 200 Meters and Down
A comprehensive breakdown by W8WZ
Other Hobbies Revealed
What are your other interests?
Is FirstNet a Real Threat to Ham Radio?
Will free beat out a $47 billion system?
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
A lighthearted look at some of our idiosyncrasies...
Bring Ham Radio into DMR
K6LIE voices his concerns over digital mobile radio operation.
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Alinco DX-SR8 - Solid rig at low cost
Generic: 1Mhz-30Mhz 40W VSWR LED indicator Connector MINI SWR di - For portable ops and home use.
Yaesu FTdx-5000 (including D and MP versions) - AMAZING RADIO
Alinco DX-SR8 - Best Bang For Your HF Buck!
Yaesu FTdx-5000 (including D and MP versions) - A PLEASURE
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Dec 13  YAESU 4700 Separation cable K2LS
Dec 13  NEW TS-480SAT & MD-90 mic $865 W9FBI
Dec 13  Yaesu Land Liner Speaker Patch SP-101PB WB2NGX
Dec 13  Brass Signal Electric Straight Key N1HM
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Emergency Communications Activation in Slovenia:
5B4XMAS -- Celebratory Callsign for Christmas:
Ham Talk Live #93 -- Gift Ideas with W0QH:
Amateur Radio Enthusiast Called in to Join Hunt for Space Teddy:
Amateur Radio Roundtable:
Tri-State Native's Hobby Provides Potential Lifeline in Times of Need:
Tapping Into a Ham Radio's Potential with SDRPlay:
Croatia 5MHz-Plus Top Band Extensions:
Codebreakers' Wall at Bletchley Park:
Amateurlogic Episode 112 is Released:
Foundations of Amateur Radio eBook:
ET, Phone Home! Antietam Students are Calling the ISS on Monday, Dec. 11:
4 Reasons Why You Should Become a Ham Radio Operator:
200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #48 de K7RA:
Bay View Students Talk to Italian Astronaut Paulo Nespoli:
Hams Who Took On the Ockhi Onslaught:
Scientists are Concerned About the Abnormal Phenomena On the Sun:
Radio Amateuring Like It's 1975:
DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #49:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
FCC Seeks Comments On Technological Advisory Council Recommendations:
W1AW to Start Scheduled Transmissions on 6 Meters Beginning on January 2:
Michigan Section Manager Appointment Begins on January 1:
The Doctor Will See You Now!
World Wide Radio Operators Foundation Announces KP4 Generator Project:
Arizona Repeater Association Joins Maxim Society:
IARU Region 1 and EURAO Presidents Meet:
Countries Authorize New, Expanded Amateur Radio Allocations:
Participation In ITU-Radiocommunication Consultations 'Mutually Beneficial'
Reputed World's Oldest Ham Jean Touzot, F8IL, (SK):
In Brief...
Vietnam Veteran's Last Wish to Broadcast on Ham Radio Fulfilled:
Kerala: Ham Radio Helps Save Two Fishermen at Sea:
New Model Reveals Origins of the Sun's Seasons:
World Wide Radio Operators Foundation Announces KP4 Generator Project:
FCC Seeks Comments on Technological Advisory Council Recommendations:
Electrical Engineer Pitches In After Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico:
Ham Talk Live #92 -- NASA On the Air:
RI High School Students Speak with International Space Station:
Ham Radio Bounces Back in New Role to Track Criminals' Location:
The National Weather Service Hosts Annual Skywarn Recognition Day:
Devastating Space Storms Could Hit the Earth at Any Time:
Canyon View Emergency Preparedness Night Teaches Safety to Community:
Ham Radio Tells Story of Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait:
Ham Radio Provided Vital Communication Link During 2007 Storm:
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N8S 50th Anniversary of the Silver Bridge Collapse WV 12/15/17
Stew Perry Topband Challenge 12/30/17
SKN - Straight Key Night 01/01/18
ARRL RTTY Roundup 01/06/18
North American QSO Party, CW 01/13/18
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Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
2018 21074.0     PY1FI FT8
2018 1822.5     RW3XW CQ
2018 3788.0     DK1RU Merry Christmas Olaf. 73.
2018 50280.0     OE3EMC JN98VCJN78JO 4 dB
2017 50280.0     IZ0INX -04dB MSK144
2016 18152.0     CE2JOK Cq dx
2016 50280.0     OZ1BNN JN98VCJO55PM 2dB
2016 7023.0     E71YOTA cq..
2016 50280.0     OZ1BNN -02dB MSK144
2016 1830.0     S01WS VERY SRONG My PA 80W DIPOL
Spotlight K4REB Shack
K4REB Shack Primary rig IC-775 connected to a 5 band Cubic Quad. IC-746 and a IC- 706MKII Other antennas DX77 Vertical,HM Multi band inverted vee, longwire, 80 meter full wave loop. We enjoy all the bands and modes except SSTV Member FISTS CW Club XYL Sue K1REB Son Reb Jr. K9REB

Strays Add a Stray!
The bands giveth and the bands taketh away. Blessed be the bands.
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    Shack Showcase The Station of WB9FQS
    The Station of WB9FQS First licensed since 1970, Larry is mostly active operating SSB generally on 20m, but also on 80m, 40m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m DX and 2m FM. Primary HF Station is a Kenwood TS-850S, Ameritron AL-811A, into a Mosley TA33jr-WARC Yagi at 10 meters and a B&W 1.8-30 folded dipole. Back-up HF rigs are Kenwood TS-140S and TS-440S, and VHF/UHF rigs TM-271A, TM-241A and TH-F6A.

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    Issued 2017 Dec 13 1805 UTC
    Flux: 71 A-Index 13 K-Index 2
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.