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  • Ham Brings World a Little Closer:

    eHam.net News
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/15) -- Today's communication methods are nothing new to seasoned ham radio operators, who have been sending images, using Wi-Fi and talking to people around the world for years. Two Hopkins County Emergency Management Agency mobile ham radio stations were set up recently at Madisonville City Park for Worldwide Field Day over a 24-hour span. A few die-hard ham radio enthusiasts from the Hopkins County Amateur Radio Association were testing the airwaves, speaking to other hams from across the U.S. and Europe to Japan June 27-28. Organizers said several inquisitive…
  • From my Twitter feed: newbie podcast

    KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
    Dan KB6NU
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    I now have more than 2,700 followers on Twitter! AmateurRadio.com @amatradio Christian Cudnik KØSTH launches new podcast 100 Watts and a Wire. iTunes or stitcher.com/podcast/100-wa… @christiancudnik pic.twitter.com/0fuyVPBBI7   Ham Radio Science @hamradioscience Anan 10E First Look hamradioscience.com/anan-10e-first… pic.twitter.com/0xSooRoMmx   Aeroengineer1 @Aeroengineer1 A pretty slick @arduino controlled soldering station. Looks like a fun build. hackaday.com/2015/05/11/hac… |via @hackaday The post From my Twitter feed: newbie podcast appeared first on KB6NU's Ham…
  • Fluent in Frequencies:

    eHam.net News
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Amateur radio is a worldwide group of people who communicate with each other over a wide frequency spectrum using many different types of wireless transmitting modes. Some people may think amateur radio is a person talking through a mic at a radio station but actually it's more than that, way more than that. It's not like pushing a button and saying "Hi Mom!" over the air. There are complicated systems, technical terminology as well as getting licensed by the F.C.C. "It's not just talking on the air to a radio that operates in different frequencies... Includes slow scan television fast scan…
  • Help me define the HF Geek’s Guide to Working the Shortwave Bands

    KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
    Dan KB6NU
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    As a magician might say, “For my next trick…” I’m going to write a book on HF. There are already several good books out there on this topic, including: AC6V’s DXing 101 K4TWJ’s Your Guide to HF Fun N0AX’s Ham Radio for Dummies The problem is that these books don’t necessarily age all that well. For one thing, new radios with new features come on the market all the time. Also, as I’ve shown with my study guides and my CW book, I have my own take on these things, and that seems to strike a chord with my readers. There are a couple of other…
  • W1AW/5 Will Represent ARRL Headquarters in the 2015 IARU HF World Championship

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The summer’s most popular HF contest -- The 2015 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championship -- gets under way on July 11 at 1200 UTC and continues for 24 hours. The object of the contest is to contact other amateurs around the world -- especially IARU officials and member-society HQ stations -- in as many ITU zones as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters -- using C...
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  • UK Government Holds Up Export of Early Amateur Radio-Related TV Archive

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Most encyclopedias say that the first transatlantic television transmissions took place via the Telstar I satellite in 1962, but TV images actually crossed the Atlantic in the late 1920s via an Amateur Radio transmitter, according to historical accounts. An archive of documents and other material related to that event from television pioneer John Logie Baird and his colleague Benjamin Clapp, [G...
  • W1AW/5 Will Represent ARRL Headquarters in the 2015 IARU HF World Championship

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The summer’s most popular HF contest -- The 2015 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championship -- gets under way on July 11 at 1200 UTC and continues for 24 hours. The object of the contest is to contact other amateurs around the world -- especially IARU officials and member-society HQ stations -- in as many ITU zones as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters -- using C...
  • The K7RA Solar Update

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Conditions over Field Day weekend turned out to be not bad at all. The expected geomagnetic upset never happened. On June 25-26, the Thursday and Friday before Field Day, the predicted planetary A index for the June 27-28 was 45 and 60, really bad conditions. The actual planetary A index on those dates was 9 and 13, and the mid-latitude A index was 8 and 12, nice moderate numbers.Average solar ...
  • FCC Invites Comments on Proposed Rules for New LF and MF Amateur Allocations

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The FCC is inviting comments on its recent proposals to authorize Amateur Radio operation on two new bands -- an LF allocation at 135.7 to 137.8 kHz (2200 meters), and an MF allocation at 472-479 kHz (630 meters). Amateur Radio would be secondary on both bands. Comments are due August 31. Reply comments -- ie, comments on comments filed -- are due by September 30. The FCC allocated 135.7 to 137...
  • FCC Speedily Dismisses Petitions to Alter Amateur Service Rules

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Acting with near lightning speed, the FCC has dismissed two petitions for rule making calling for separate amendments to the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. Willison H. Gormly, WD0BCS, of Des Moines, New Mexico, filed both petitions on June 16, and the FCC turned them away on July 1. Gormly had requested that the FCC amend 97.301(e) of the rules by dividing it into separate sub-paragraphs for t...
 
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  • Propagation Forecast Bulletin #27 de K7RA:

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Conditions over Field Day weekend turned out to be not bad at all. The expected geomagnetic upset never happened. On June 25 and 26, the Thursday and Friday before Field Day, the predicted planetary A index for the June 27 and 28 was 45 and 60, really bad conditions. The actual planetary A index on those dates was 9 and 13, and the mid-latitude A index was 8 and 12, nice moderate numbers.
  • Radio Hobbyists Connect Worldwide:

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:04 pm
    In a world of cell towers, satellites and high-speed Internet, radio communication might sound outdated. But in times of emergency, ham radio has been used when other communication channels have failed including as recently as during 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Local radio hobbyists of the Mora Open Repeater Association (MORA) demonstrated their radio operation skills during the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Amateur Radio Field Day at the Kanabec County Fairgrounds June 27-28. MORA is dedicated to keeping radio communications alive not only to serve the public during emergencies but also…
  • Ham Field Day Shows Off Emergency Communications Systems:

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:03 pm
    When I first got to the site of Redding's only ham radio field day last weekend, I was immediately drawn to the sound of four generators humming loudly under a waterproof tent, nearby numerous antennas strung high above a wire tied between two trees. I was then greeted by two men in the crew named Gary and Eric. "I've been playing with ham radios since 1973," one participant, Gary Adams said. "One of the guys I went to school with was a ham radio operator and he wanted to show me the ropes. Then one thing led to another and I found it really neat." Every summer, the Candlewood Valley Amateur…
  • Ham Brings World a Little Closer:

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/15) -- Today's communication methods are nothing new to seasoned ham radio operators, who have been sending images, using Wi-Fi and talking to people around the world for years. Two Hopkins County Emergency Management Agency mobile ham radio stations were set up recently at Madisonville City Park for Worldwide Field Day over a 24-hour span. A few die-hard ham radio enthusiasts from the Hopkins County Amateur Radio Association were testing the airwaves, speaking to other hams from across the U.S. and Europe to Japan June 27-28. Organizers said several inquisitive…
  • Fluent in Frequencies:

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Amateur radio is a worldwide group of people who communicate with each other over a wide frequency spectrum using many different types of wireless transmitting modes. Some people may think amateur radio is a person talking through a mic at a radio station but actually it's more than that, way more than that. It's not like pushing a button and saying "Hi Mom!" over the air. There are complicated systems, technical terminology as well as getting licensed by the F.C.C. "It's not just talking on the air to a radio that operates in different frequencies... Includes slow scan television fast scan…
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  • ICQPodcast interviews Graham Somerville BHI Noise Cancelling Products

    M6BOY
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Martin Butler (M1MRB / W9ICQ) of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast interviews Graham Somerville of BHI Noise Cancelling Products at the Ham Radio Friedrichshafen Show. You can download the free ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast Audio Show at http://icqpodcast.com/download-the-show/ Latest Amateur / Ham Radio News - http://icqpodcast.com/news/ ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - http://www.icqpodcast.com
  • ICQPodcast interviews Paul Bigwood (G3WYW) Yaesu

    M6BOY
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Martin Butler (M1MRB / W9ICQ) of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast interviews Paul Bigwood (G3WYW) from Yaesu at the Ham Radio Friedrichshafen Show. You can download the free ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast Audio Show at http://icqpodcast.com/download-the-show/ Latest Amateur / Ham Radio News - http://icqpodcast.com/news/ ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - http://www.icqpodcast.com
  • 'Mini' GO-BOX Giveaway from AmericanRadioSupply.com

    W4ALK
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    AmericanRadioSupply.com is giving away a 15-Piece 'Mini' GO-BOX this Saturday, July 4, 2015. Details here: http://bit.ly/1CfXhJo or at www.go2ars.com c0b98e27-522c-44b6-8dee-f96f1733ab87.jpg Attached Images c0b98e27-522c-44b6-8dee-f96f1733ab87.jpg (20.8 KB)
  • 2015 ARRL/TAPR DCC (Digital Communications Conference) Call for Papers & Registration

    WB9QZB
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference October 9 - 11, 2015 Chicago, IL Mark your calendar and start making plans to attend the premier technical conference of the year the 34th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference to be held October 9-11, 2015 in Chicago, IL DCC Call for Papers Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference and publication in the Conference Proceedings. Annual conference proceedings are published by the ARRL. Presentation at the conference is not required for publication. More information about…
  • Amateur Radio Capabilities added to the Maritime Incident Response Team

    N2PHI
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Audubon NJ – The Tri-State Maritime Safety Association (TMSA) added Amateur Radio capabilities to its Maritime Incident Response Team in early May. TMSA is teaming up with the Audubon-Barrington OEM Alliance-Radio Club, for Amateur Radio support. Amateur Radio Operators have the communications knowledge, skills and abilities to assist the team in its communications needs thus freeing up team leadership who can focus their efforts on Incident Management knowing that skilled radio operators will be ready to handle communications. Amateur Radio Operators are not paid for their services, but…
 
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  • Geographical center of Arkansas special event.

    KG5CUN
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Hello. The club call K5NE will be holding a special event station on 9/12/15 to coincide with the Arkansas QSO Party. We will be a bonus station for those paticipating in the QSO party. We will run from 9am to 9pm central standard time. QSL info is as follows. Email KG5CUN @ freespirit6932@yahoo.com Frequency, date, time, signal received, and mode. Once confirmed, we will email your station a pdf file you can print out and frame. The QSL info will so be on KG5CUN QRZ site. Thanks and hope to make contact. 73's
  • N4T Special Event - Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In

    KF4BY
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    N4T, will be operating from the Triple Tree Aerodrome in the upstate of South Carolina. This is the 9th annual fly-in expected to attract nearly 1000 aviators from all over the US. With a 7000’ x 400’ runway and WWII control tower, Triple Tree offers a great experience for pilots and spectators during the 4 day event. The Aviator’s home of Fun, Fellowship and Hospitality. Operating September 10, 11, & 12. 40M – 7.030 Mhz & 7.268 1200Z – 1600Z +/- QRM 20M – 14.030 Mhz & 14.275 1600Z – 2000Z +/- QRM QSL Manager – KF4BY. Please send an SASE for a Special Event QSL…
  • PA70VERON

    PA7HPH
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    Commemorating the 70-th Anniversary of the VERON. start: 6 July 2015. SSB and digital mode. bands: 10,15,20, 40 and 80 M.
  • MRHS 'Night-of-Nights' 2015

    W5BIB
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:52 pm
    It's almost that time again !!! FYI: http://archive.constantcontact.com/f...472370098.html Beneath the photo of "RICHARD DILLMAN @ position 1" Pls correct the date to read: SUNDAY 12 July 2015 instead of Friday.:o TNX
  • Operation lafayette / frigate hermione dockside n.y tomorow

    F5PTA
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Hello e000_was8942101.jpgyoutu.be/wVc1zBtbFngveryone, Here Ham TM 1 USA / Lafayette . At the moment the frigate Hermione is docked in NY . 04 / 07/2015 will be activated 24 00 1 tm usa , for two Because the festival of independence from the US and the only visit of the frigate of General Lafayette who contributed to the release of United States Of America . The crew and the captain will welcome you for a ship's visit in period costume . Info point on the docks and visit the official travel of the city of NY . Do not miss next stop in another century. Festivitées good , good wind , good d.x…
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    QRZ Forums - Hamfest and Convention Calendar

  • SCARC Hamfest Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Fairgrounds Sunday, July 12, 2015

    K2HAT
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    ARRL APPROVED HAMFEST JULY 12, 2015 37th Annual SCARC Hamfest PDF The SCARC Hamfest will be at the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 12, 2015. 270,000 square feet (that's Six Plus Acres!) of outdoor tailgate space and 10,000 square feet of indoor space. Food, Door Prizes and Ample Parking too! KJI Electronics, a major dealer at the Hamfest, has indicated they will supply a significant door prize. Gates open at 6:00 am for sellers/tailgaters and 8:00 am for buyers. Admission is $7 per HAM. Indoor Tables $20 which includes ONE admission Tailgate Space $20 which…
  • 53rd. Annual Tri-State Amateur Radio Association(W8VA) Hamfest, Aug. 8th 2015

    KB8LSR
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    53rd. Annual Tri-State Amateur Radio Association(W8VA) Hamfest, Aug. 8th. 2015 New Location, Tri-State Fire Academy 4200 Ohio River Rd. 25702, just North of Huntington, WV on WV Rt. 2, GPS 38.432122, 82.369058. Talk in W8VA 146.76 minus, pL 131.8. Grand Prize: Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band Radio, plus other great prizes-Gift certificates, tools, books, etc. Prizes donated by R & L Electronics, HRO, DX Engineering, Tower Electronics and ARRL. Amateur Radio Vendors, Taigating, Flea Market and VE Testing. Special Guest BOB HEIL-K9EID of Heil Sound and Ham Nation VIA Skype Presentation.
  • COOS BAY Oregon

    KA7RRA
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:56 am
    on July 18 there is a hamfest coming to Coos bay Oregon. I'm planing on going and spending a few days on the cost,or maybe a week, anybody been to this hamfest,and can tell me what to see and do in Coos bay ?
  • Midwest-central Illinois old fashion hamfest Saturday August 1, 2015

    KC9YFU
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    :cool: COME JOIN US AT THE MIDWEST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS HAMFEST ON SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015 7AM TILL 12 NOON. GOOD EATS, EYEBALL QSO'S, MEET YOUR NEW AND OLD HAM BUDDIES. MACOUPIN COUNTY FAIRGROUDS CARLINVILLE, IL 62626 FREE setup tables for vendors - all ham related welcome -contact N9LQF for more info TALK-IN 440.250 2 SEMINARS DOOR PRIZES VENDORS HT GRAND PRIZES TAIL GATING FOOD:p $5 GATE FEE PER PERSON $5 TAILGATE FEE CHECK OUT THE FLYERS @ W9BXR.ORG OR K9MCE.ORG
  • Antique Radio / Ham Swap Meet

    N2LXM
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    New Jersey Antique radio Club and Ocean – Monmouth Amateur Radio Club Summer Tailgate Swap meet NJARC and OMARC Joint Venture Infoage Science History Learning Center and Museum 2201 Marconi Road Wall Township, New Jersey 07719
 
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  • From my Twitter feed: newbie podcast

    Dan KB6NU
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    I now have more than 2,700 followers on Twitter! AmateurRadio.com @amatradio Christian Cudnik KØSTH launches new podcast 100 Watts and a Wire. iTunes or stitcher.com/podcast/100-wa… @christiancudnik pic.twitter.com/0fuyVPBBI7   Ham Radio Science @hamradioscience Anan 10E First Look hamradioscience.com/anan-10e-first… pic.twitter.com/0xSooRoMmx   Aeroengineer1 @Aeroengineer1 A pretty slick @arduino controlled soldering station. Looks like a fun build. hackaday.com/2015/05/11/hac… |via @hackaday The post From my Twitter feed: newbie podcast appeared first on KB6NU's Ham…
  • FCC Invites Comments on Proposed Rules for New LF and MF Amateur Allocations

    Dan KB6NU
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    From the 7/2/15 ARRL Letter: The FCC is inviting comments on its recent proposals to authorize Amateur Radio operation on two new bands — an LF allocation at 135.7 to 137.8 kHz (2200 meters), and an MF allocation at 472-479 kHz (630 meters). Amateur Radio would be secondary on both bands. Comments are due August 31. Reply comments — ie, comments on comments filed — are due by September 30. The FCC allocated 135.7 to 137.8 kHz to the Amateur Service in accordance with the Final Acts of the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07). The proposed new allocation at 472…
  • Help me define the HF Geek’s Guide to Working the Shortwave Bands

    Dan KB6NU
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    As a magician might say, “For my next trick…” I’m going to write a book on HF. There are already several good books out there on this topic, including: AC6V’s DXing 101 K4TWJ’s Your Guide to HF Fun N0AX’s Ham Radio for Dummies The problem is that these books don’t necessarily age all that well. For one thing, new radios with new features come on the market all the time. Also, as I’ve shown with my study guides and my CW book, I have my own take on these things, and that seems to strike a chord with my readers. There are a couple of other…
  • Amateur Radio in the News (2015 FD Edition): All-YL Field Day,

    Dan KB6NU
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 pm
    There have been many, many news stories on Field Day operations around the country. Here are just a sampling: YL Group Puts Feminine Touch on Emergency Communications Annual amateur radio event attracts dozens to communicate across the country, world Ham radio operators converge in Metairie Butts County ham radio operators hold 24-hour test Local ham-radio operators compete for 24 hours; made contacts worldwide Field day highlights appeal of amateur radio operation Tallahassee radio amateurs are prepared Radio club gathers for field day  Local radio club competes in Annual Field Day Ham…
  • HamShield turns an Arduino into a VHF/UHF transceiver

    Dan KB6NU
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Here’s an interesting project – an Arduino shield that turns an Arduino into a VHF/UHF transceiver. One interesting feature is that unlike many commercial transceivers, the Ham Shield covers the 2 m, 220 MHz, and 440 MHz bands. According to Casey, KC7IBT, We have both voice and data working on the shield right now and also have a powerful library to control it. We also have it talking to the Chrome browser, so any computer that can run a web browser can operate a packet radio station or voice station. We also have another piece of chrome software called “APRS…
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  • Conditions sucked yesterday

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Apologies for my bluntness, but it is what it is.After completing a bunch of yard work, I got set up for the QRP-ARCI Summer Homebrew Sprint. All I heard was a bunch of nothing.  I ended up working K4BAI and N4BP and that was it. Discouraged, and thinking that it might be my portable antennas (which performed just fine for Field Day last weekend), I left the park early and came home. The HF9V and the W3EDP antennas connected to the shack KX3 weren't hearing any more or any better, so I guess it was just a bad propagation day.So this morning, I noticed a post from another Ham in the…
  • Happy Independence Day!

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    'Nuff said!72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care to send the very least!
  • Bonus!

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    I just went to the QRP-ARCI Webpage and saw that this Sunday is the Summer Homebrew Sprint. This usually falls on the Sunday we're at Lake George - but this year it's early.  Looks like a good excuse to head out to the park this Sunday (2000 to 2400 UTC) and put a few hours in behind the key. Also, a nice way to finish celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.The KX3 doesn't qualify for the homebrew bonus, and that's perfectly fine. I'm never in these things to win, anyway. The idea is to go out and have some fun. Here's our forecast for Sunday:Looks like a partly cloudy day…
  • It was a VERY good night on the radio

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Tonight was the kickoff to the 20 Meter QRP Foxhunt season. K2ZN in NY and NK6A in CA were the Foxes.  So if you were me, what would YOU think?  NJ to CA on 20 Meters - pretty easy right? NJ to Upstate NY on 20 Meters - tough row to hoe, right (too close)?WRONG!Al in Upstate NY was screaming in, anywhere from 559 to 599 depending on the QSB. It was like he was down the street.  Don in CA was anywhere from 339 to 559 at peaks. It was a little on the rough side, but I made it into his log. Good way to start off the season - it should be that way every week!Before, during and…
  • Jackite mishap

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    One of the things I failed to mention in my Field Day report ..... I managed to break my Jackite pole. It happened when I was trying to raise the W3EDP antenna.  The window line portion got stuck in a scrub pine. It was too high to reach from the ground, so (stupidly) I thought I'd get my Jackite out of the trunk, extend it just enough to "lift" the window line out of the offending branch.CRRRRRAAAAACKKKKKKK !!!It splintered. Argh. But fortunately, you can order replacement parts from Jackite.  I just did that a few minutes ago and the replacement section should be here in 2-5…
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  • Use SSB For Better VHF Range on SOTA Peaks

    K0NR
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Previously, I had written about how the use of SSB made the difference while activating Prospect Mountain (W0C/FR-069) for Summits On The Air (SOTA). This time I was the SOTA chaser, trying to work Brad WA6MM as he activated two peaks near Breckenridge, Colorado. Bald Mountain to Black Forest (click to expand) It was the Saturday of ARRL Field Day, so I planned to be out at our FD site in Black Forest. Brad and I had coordinated in advance and pretty much concluded that it would be difficult or impossible to make the contact on FM. Brad decided to take his FT-817 along with a homebrew…
  • Announcing: Oct 2015 WØTLM Technician License Class

    K0NR
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Ham Radio Two-Day License Class Sat Oct 3 and Sat Oct 10 (8 AM to 5 PM) 2015 Location: Black Forest Fire Station 1, Black Forest, CO The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio … Earn your ham radio Technician class radio privileges Pass your FCC amateur radio license exam right in class on the second day Multiple-choice exam, No Morse Code Required Live equipment demonstrations Learn to operate on the ham bands, 10 Meters and higher Learn to use the many VHF/UHF FM repeaters in Colorado Find out how to participate in emergency communications There…
  • Another June VHF Contest In the Log

    K0NR
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Last weekend was the ARRL June VHF Contest, my favorite ham radio event of the year. For me, this is “vhf activity weekend” when all of the vhf radio enthusiasts come out to play on the bands above 50 MHz. The sporadic-e propagation that is (almost) always present during the contest means that 6 meters will be hopping. I entered in the 3-Band Single Operator category, using 6m, 2m and 70cm. My 6m rig is a Yaesu FT-950 driving a 6M5XHP Yagi antenna.  For 2m and 70cm, I use a Yaesu FT-847 to drive a 2M9SSB Yagi on 2m and a similar Yagi for 70 cm. I set up portable masts at our…
  • We Call It “Tech Field Day”

    K0NR
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:45 pm
    For Field Day this year, the Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association (WØTLM) is planning a one day event that combines our Tech Day training activities with normal Field Day radio operating. This Tech Field Day will have a strong emphasis on radio education and training, including an opportunity to make contacts on the HF bands under the supervision of an experienced radio ham. click to expand Sat June 27th, 2015 (8:00 AM to 5 PM) Location: Black Forest Fire Station 1 11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs Come to our one-day education and radio operating event and learn from informative…
  • Good Operating Habits on Field Day

    K0NR
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:51 pm
    In preparation for ARRL Field Day, I will be doing a presentation at our radio club meeting, explaining how FD works. We have lots of newer hams, so I want to cover the basics well. I looked around on YouTube for some video of typical Field Day contacts so our members could hear what it sounds like. This video shows Andy K5PO doing an outstanding job of operating the WR5P Noise Blankers Field Day station. Give a listen and notice how he keeps the contacts short and to the point, clearly communicating using phonetics. 73, Bob K0NR The post Good Operating Habits on Field Day appeared first on…
 
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