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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!
Operating Portable QRO
Just because you're out in the field doesn't limit you to low power...
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.
Product Reviews View More Reviews!
EAntenna 59+ - Excellent Design and Materials Engineering
Heil Pro-Set Elite 6 - Poor Quality
Technofix UK - Better than HM-151
Yaesu FTdx-9000 (PEP-9000 enhanced version) AKA Mark 2 - Fantastic!
Channel Master 9521A - Not for cold climates
Classifieds View More Classifieds!
Feb 22  W2IHY EQ /Heil Mic boom/Heil foot switch KC2SKF
Feb 22  FT-990 BY YAESU with automatic antenna tuner KC2SKF
Feb 22  ICOM IC-SP3 N2PM
News View More Ham News!
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
Ham Radio Emergency Service Transitioning to New Online Reporting System:
ARRL Announces 2018 Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology Sessions:
Louisiana Elects New Section Manager:
The Doctor Will See You Now!
'Improving Hurricane Preparedness' Is National Hurricane Conference Theme:
Postponed DXpedition to Disputed Spratlys Reset for March:
3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition to Extend Beyond Amateur Radio:
Paul Danzer, N1II, Is 2017 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award Winner:
Ham Radio 'A Special Hobby,' Young ARRL Member Tells College Publication:
In Brief...
Speaking to People Worldwide:
Telegraph Centre Cardwell at Queensland Celebrates World Radio Day:
Satellite Show in Surrey BC:
Ham Talk Live #103 -- Hamvention Changes:
Win a HackRF One SDR and 49 More Prizes!
More Than a Hobby:
Big Rockets, Small Rockets: The Age of Space Startups is Here:
Berthoud High Students Go 'Ham' with Amateur Radio Competition:
DMR Talkgroup for Universities:
WIA Moves Towards 24/7 Ticketing System:
ILLW 100 Entry is YL Team from Portugal:
New Policy for WIA QSL Bureau Operations:
WF Amateur Radio Society Looks to Add Millennials:
The American Legion's 99th Birthday to Be Celebrated:
Bellefonte Area Middle School Students Work On Out-Of-This-World Project:
Calendar View More Calendar Events!
First 5 Upcoming Events  Location Start Date
CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB 02/23/18
Ham-Con Vermont Hamfest South Burlington, VT 02/24/18
NAQP RTTY 02/24/18
WASHFest South Park, PA 02/25/18
ARRL DX Contest, SSB 03/03/18
Survey View Results & Other Surveys!
As, a licensed Amateur Radio Operator just how active are you ??
[269 votes since 2018-02-16]
  Operate every day
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  Pretty much a Weekend operator
  Every few weeks!
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  Only when the "Radio Bug" bites
  When is the next Contest?
Spots View More DX Spots!
Time Frequency     Callsign Comment
2217 3504.4     EA6NP Heard in PA
2217 18100.5     NP4BM
2216 3796.0     EA3JE cq
2216 14070.7     KE7JHA BPSK31 cq
2216 7125.0     UA3RA 5 OCEAN
2216 24915.0     PY2EBD
2216 1823.0     RY6M 599 Strong
2215 14256.0     PJ7TM
2215 3573.0     A71AM
2215 14256.0     PJ7TM nice
Spotlight W5EEX Homebrew Keyer
W5EEX Homebrew Keyer Here is a photo of a keyer I built up from mostly scrap box parts. It is based on a Picaxe-08M micro controller. Note the re- purposed parts....the case is an iPhone5 box, the battery pack is from one of the free Harbor Freight LED flashlights. Other re- purposed parts are from the junk box. Keyer works great!

Strays Add a Stray!
FT8 is no less interactive or anti-social than any contest "UR 59 05... QRZ" Don't knock it until you've tried it.
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    Issued 2018 Feb 22 2105 UTC
    Flux: 68 A-Index 12 K-Index 4
    Actv:No space wx storms observed.