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  • The ARRL Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications for 2015-16 Academic Year

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Starting October 1, The ARRL Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications from eligible young radio amateurs pursuing post-secondary education. Individuals and clubs support many of the 80 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, that are awarded annually. In addition, one applicant may be selected to receive the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, a “gap” schola...
  • WIA: Battle to Save the 9 cm Band:

    eHam.net News
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    The WIA has lodged a strong submission to the Department of Communications to save loss of access to two segments of our 9 cm band - a 25 MHz block at 3400-3425 MHz and a 50 MHz block at 3492.5-3542.5 MHz. In August, the Minister for Communications, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, issued the ACMA a draft Direction to enable licensing of these two spectrum blocks to the National Broadband Network for fixed wireless services in metro fringe and hard to service areas of the major mainland cities. The Department of Communications called for comment, with a closing date of 22 September 2014. The…
  • Heil announces new premium headsets - PRO 7

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    AA7BQ
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Our friends at Heil have asked me to tell everybody about their new headset, the PRO 7 For those of you who are pilots, you might consider this the "David Clark done RIGHT!" PRO 7 colors copy 2.jpeg The most comfortable wearing headset – ever. Adjustable stainless headband. Special designed foam gel ear pads provide 26 dB PNR reduction of outside noise Cotton cloth ‘booties’ to cover the ear pads 40 mil high response speakers producing extreme voice articulation Acoustically dampened speaker enclosure -3dB points set at 80Hz–12kHz Speaker balance control adjusts level between the two…
  • SPAR Winter Field Day Jan 24-25, 2015

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    WD8MBE
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    SPAR (Society for the Perservation of Amateur Radio) is sponsoring Winter Field Day. Dates and time are as follows: Jan 24 1700z - Jan 25 1700z. More info can be found at www.spar-hams.org. N8W will be operating near the town of Mineral City, Ohio. The team consists of: KD8ENV(Mike), N3JJT(Scott), KD8BBK(Tony) and WD8MBE(Tom). hope to hear you on the air! 73
  • Hamilton Amateur Radio Club International Hamfest

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    VE3HTF
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    The H.A.R.C. Invites you to attend on Saturday, October 4th our annual Hamfest. Located in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, we are at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Priority Vendor loading and entrance, food concession, full breakfast and lunch menus available. Details available at www.hamiltonarc.ca 73's Paul vE3HTF
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  • The ARRL Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications for 2015-16 Academic Year

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Starting October 1, The ARRL Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications from eligible young radio amateurs pursuing post-secondary education. Individuals and clubs support many of the 80 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, that are awarded annually. In addition, one applicant may be selected to receive the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, a “gap” schola...
  • Actor Tim Allen Gets His Ham Ticket For Real

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Actor and comedian Tim Allen now not only plays an Amateur Radio operator on television, he is one! Allen, whose real name is Timothy Alan Dick, got his new call sign, KK6OTD, on September 4, but did not release the news until this week. In his weekly ABC comedy TV show “Last Man Standing,” Allen’s character Mike Baxter, is supposed to be KA0XTT, and the show has featured ham radio in some epis...
  • ITU Secretary General Extends Greetings to IARU Region 1 Delegates

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    In a video, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary General Hamadoun Touré, HB9EHT, extended his wishes for “every success” to International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 delegates during their Regional Conference September 21-26 in Albena, Bulgaria. In the nearly 4-minute greeting, Touré said he appreciated the work of the IARU and for its support of ITU Headquarters statio...
  • W1AW Centennial Operations Going North to Alaska, West to California, and East to Washington, DC

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, October 1 (the evening of September 30 in US time zones), to Alaska (W1AW/KL7), California (W1AW/6), and the District of Columbia (W1AW/3). W1AW has visited each of the 50 states for at least 1 week so far during 2014, and by year’s end W1AW will have be...
  • ARRL Education & Technology Program Grant Application Deadline is November 1

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    November 1 is the application deadline for schools seeking ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP) grants for 2015. The ETP offers grants to US schools for Amateur Radio station equipment and related software as well as classroom resources. The program is also accepting progress grant applications. A primary ETP objective is to boost wireless technology literacy among US students and educator...
 
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  • WIA: Battle to Save the 9 cm Band:

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    The WIA has lodged a strong submission to the Department of Communications to save loss of access to two segments of our 9 cm band - a 25 MHz block at 3400-3425 MHz and a 50 MHz block at 3492.5-3542.5 MHz. In August, the Minister for Communications, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, issued the ACMA a draft Direction to enable licensing of these two spectrum blocks to the National Broadband Network for fixed wireless services in metro fringe and hard to service areas of the major mainland cities. The Department of Communications called for comment, with a closing date of 22 September 2014. The…
  • Creel's Radio Collection Given to Alabama Historical Radio Society:

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The late Rev. George Creel, a United Methodist minister who pastored churches in Gadsden and across North Alabama for more than 60 years, had a hobby of restoring antique radios and phonographs. He was a renowned expert in the field, specializing in radios from the early 1900s. The Creel family has donated their father's vast stock of vintage radio tubes -- some as small as 1 inch in -- and a collection of photographs of antique radio equipment, including several early "ham" units, to the Alabama Historical Radio Society in Birmingham. A key part of this memorabilia is a 1914 business letter…
  • Laketown Park in Kenner to Host Coast Guard Auxiliary Radio Day:

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Laketown Park in Kenner, Shelter No. 2, will host the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Radio Day. The day commemorates the 75th anniversary for the USCG Aux Flotilla 45 -- High Caliber Communications, Division 4 -- D8CR, a day dedicated to communication through HF bands to USCG Auxiliary and non-USCG amateur radio operators around the nation.
  • Nationwide Amateur Radio Operators Simulated Emergency Testing Oct. 11:

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Amateur radio operators in Ulster County will participate in nationwide simulated emergency testing on Oct. 11, according to the county Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Certified Amateur Radio Emergency Service volunteers will be deployed to positions across Ulster County as part of the test. The American Radio Relay League test is an exercise in emergency communications, administered by emergency coordinators.
  • Ham Radio is Still the Old Standby In Emergency Situations:

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Ham radio is still the dependable back up when disaster strikes. 911 calls from cellphones now make up about 70 per cent of emergency calls, sometimes because cells are the only phones available, as at vehicle accidents, but also because a growing number of people have abandoned landlines and rely solely on their cellphones. Even in well-served areas this can have drawbacks in emergencies. Landlines identify the address the person is calling from, important if the person in distress is incapacitated or distraught, but cellphones can only give the location within a few hundred metres. Both…
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  • Heil announces new premium headsets - PRO 7

    AA7BQ
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Our friends at Heil have asked me to tell everybody about their new headset, the PRO 7 For those of you who are pilots, you might consider this the "David Clark done RIGHT!" PRO 7 colors copy 2.jpeg The most comfortable wearing headset – ever. Adjustable stainless headband. Special designed foam gel ear pads provide 26 dB PNR reduction of outside noise Cotton cloth ‘booties’ to cover the ear pads 40 mil high response speakers producing extreme voice articulation Acoustically dampened speaker enclosure -3dB points set at 80Hz–12kHz Speaker balance control adjusts level between the two…
  • New Challenge Coin Premium for AMSAT Fox Donations

    KO4MA
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    AMSAT is excited to announce that a new premium collectable is now available for qualifying donations to the Fox satellite program. AMSAT has commissioned a unique challenge coin for donors who have contributed at the $100 level or higher. This challenge coin is shaped as an isometric view of a Fox-1 CubeSat, complete with details such as the stowed UHF antenna, solar cells, and camera lens viewport. Struck in 3mm thick brass, plated with antique silver, and finished in bright enamel, the coin is scaled to be approximately 1:4 scale, or 1 inch along each of the six sides. The reverse has the…
  • AmateurLogic Bonus Episode: George’s Visit to the Land of Radios

    W5JDX
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Bonus Episode: George’s Visit to the Land of Radios IcomVisit.png George visits with the Crew at Icom America for a fascinating tour of their new facilities. Up close interviews with different departments. Find out how they do what they do. 1:15:03 ... www.amateurlogic.tv http://youtu.be/ZPuv26q5_aw Attached Images IcomVisit.png (67.9 KB)
  • Amateur radio broadened Raleigh’s horizons

    K4WGE
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    In s Quote: ome ways the Internet of its day, amateur radio allowed communications across miles and across oceans, with “high school ‘kids’ and ordinary clerks being on the same footing with adults and professional men.” In 1938, N&O readers learned of ham radio communications being established locally. http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/...ighs.html?rh=1 http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/...ighs.html?rh=1http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/...ighs.html?rh=1 Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/...#storylink=cpy
  • RFinder 18 month RSGB Special !

    G4TUT
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    RFinder 18 month RSGB Special ! RFinder is now the 'Official Repeater Directory of RSGB' In honour of our new partnership with our friends across the pond, we are offering a six month bonus for new purchases and renewals on RFinder until the end of October! This special offer commences on 26.09.2014 0000UTC and ends on 31.10.2014 at 23:59UTC rfinder_graphic.pngRFinder is the World Wide Repeater Directory, with 170+ countries and 50.000+ machines world wide. RFinder is available on Android, Apple devices, and is accessible from www.rfinder.net, routes.rfinder.net, RT Systems, CHIRP,…
 
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  • SPAR Winter Field Day Jan 24-25, 2015

    WD8MBE
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    SPAR (Society for the Perservation of Amateur Radio) is sponsoring Winter Field Day. Dates and time are as follows: Jan 24 1700z - Jan 25 1700z. More info can be found at www.spar-hams.org. N8W will be operating near the town of Mineral City, Ohio. The team consists of: KD8ENV(Mike), N3JJT(Scott), KD8BBK(Tony) and WD8MBE(Tom). hope to hear you on the air! 73
  • 4-5 October - 1st Russian WW Digital Contest

    RK3DSW
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs, The Russian Digital Radio Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the 1st Russian WW Digital Contest 2014. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Russia. We invite all fans of digital modes to take part in contest from 12.00 UTC on Saturday 4th October till 11:59 UTC on Sunday 5th October, 2014. Types of modulation: RTTY45, BPSK63. The repeated contacts are permitted on different bands and different modes providing that a…
  • CE0Y/DK5VP CE0Y/DL8LR Easter Island

    4L5A
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Joachim, DK5VP and Frank, DL8LR will be active from Easter Island 11-18 October 2014 as CE0Y/DK5VP and CE0Y/DL8LR. http://dxing.at-communication.com/en...-dl8lr-easter/ 73 Al 4L5A
  • New fortress on the air: YO6EX/P

    YO6EX
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    YO6EX/P will be active in: 28 September 2014 - Darlos Fortified Church YO-00442, SB-F25. Freq: CW - 7030, 10124, 14040, 18084, 21040 +- QRM. QSO valid for: WCA - http://www.wcagroup.org/ENG/main.html RO-HIST: http://rohist.webs.com/ 73 & GL YO6EX http://yo6ex.blogspot.com http://pro-cw-club.blogspot.com
  • Working ty1aa

    GM0OBX
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    worked ty1aa tonight and can't find the QSO in the online log. I've tried some other calls who worked it and who worked in on the cluster. Their call signs didn't show up either. Has anyone who has worked it managed to check the QSO on the online log?
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  • Hamilton Amateur Radio Club International Hamfest

    VE3HTF
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    The H.A.R.C. Invites you to attend on Saturday, October 4th our annual Hamfest. Located in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, we are at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Priority Vendor loading and entrance, food concession, full breakfast and lunch menus available. Details available at www.hamiltonarc.ca 73's Paul vE3HTF
  • Microwave Update 2014

    G4TUT
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    Microwave Update 2014 Fellow Microwavers and Microwave EME'ers, Microwave Update 2014 is just over 4 weeks away, October 24-25, 2014, in Rochester, NY! The list of registered, attendees is growing daily- check the website http://www.microwaveupdate.org to see the list so far and to see who of your friends will be here. If you are planning on coming to the, conference and haven't registered yet, what's keeping you? If you've registered for the conference but haven't yet reserved a room at the hotel (the Rochester Marriott Airport), please think about doing that sooner rather than later. The…
  • Ocean - Monmouth A.R.C. Fall Tailgate Hamfest, October 27th

    N2LXM
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Ocean – Monmouth A.R.C. will be holding its Fall Tailgate Hamfest Saturday 27 October. Location will be at the Project Diana Site of the Infoage Learning Center Museum. 2300 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ. Gates open to sellers at 06:00, coast $15.00 indoor, $10.00 outdoor. Gates open to buyers at 07:00, cost $5.00 per person. We will have our club facility open for visitors, VE secession starts at 10:00. Free parking and Food vendor on site. Door prizes provided by KJI Electronics and Cheap Ham. For directions and information please visit us at www.n2mo.org
  • Ham fest ocean monmouth amateur radio club ham fest sept 29th

    N2UG
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:06 pm
    OMARC The Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club will be holding our Fall Ham Fest and Tail Gate This Saturday the 27. We are located on the historic Camp Evans Army Base. 2300 Marconi Rd Wall township NJ. Just look for the 60Foot parabolic dish. Please visit http://www.omarc.org for maps, times, contact info and pictures. Matthew Capozzoli N2UG
  • HAM RADIO AUCTION

    WO2W
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    HAM RADIO AUCTION Friday after Thanksgiving November 28, 2014.Doorsopen at 5:30pm for sellers. 6:00pm for Buyers Proceedings start at 7:00pm promptly.What toexpect: Lots of laughter and good deals. Whatto bring: Anything Amateur Radio related. Cash to buy a few items. SPECIAL AUCTIONANNOUNCEMENT KJI ELECTRONICS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AMATEUR RADIO STORE (610 POMPTON AVENUECEDAR GROVE, NJ 07009) IS COMING TO THE FAIR LAWN RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE AUCTION Refreshmentswill be available. Telephone201-791-3841 and leave your name, number and a shortmessage E-Mail: w2npt@arrl.net or fairlawnres@yahoo.com…
 
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  • Not worthy to be an Extra?

    Dan KB6NU
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I received an e-mail yesterday from someone who recently purchased my General Class and Extra Class study guides and has begun working toward getting his Extra Class ticket. He writes: Current status: Just now starting to understand what Ham radio is all about… I’ve made a lot of progress and have been passing the General […] The post Not worthy to be an Extra? appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
  • Version 1.1 of the Tech study guide now available

    Dan KB6NU
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Yesterday, I taught my first one-day Tech class using the updated question pool. It was interesting, and as a result, I’ve updated my No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide. I corrected a typo, and somehow I managed to leave question T1B13 out of v1.0, so that was added. The biggest change, though, is that I’ve added […] The post Version 1.1 of the Tech study guide now available appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
  • From my inbox: SDR, capacitors, scope probes

    Dan KB6NU
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Lots of interesting things pass through my inbox. Here’s a sampling of recent tidbits related to amateur radio: Pentek sells high-end software-defined radios for commercial and military applications. Their Software-Defined Radio Handbook is a free download from their website. EngineeringUnplugged.Com is an ambitious project to catalog engineering-related websites. The sites listed here include a lot more […] The post From my inbox: SDR, capacitors, scope probes appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
  • Amateur radio in the news: ham dies after fall from tower, a visit to ARRL HQ

    Dan KB6NU
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Man was fixing ham radio tower before fatal fall. CHIPPEWA FALLS — James Linstedt was familiar with repairing ham radio towers, having worked on the structures that make receiving and sending signals possible for at least the past decade, authorities and people who knew him said. But that experience didn’t prevent Linstedt, of Eau Claire, from […] The post Amateur radio in the news: ham dies after fall from tower, a visit to ARRL HQ appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
  • From my Twitter feed: resources for EEs, how to solder, intro to RTL-SDR

    Dan KB6NU
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Shelly Stazzone @pannamimg The 101 Best #Resources for Electrical Engineers pannam.com/blog/best-reso… with @ElsevierConnect @<nutsvolts @mizzouengineer @SDMmagazine   Tom Stiles @hamrad88 Introduction to RTL-SDR low cost software defined radio receivers: youtu.be/KIvMqDgIALk via @YouTube The post From my Twitter feed: resources for EEs, how to solder, intro to RTL-SDR appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
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  • Peanut Power Sprint

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Today was the NoGA QRP Group's 2nd Annual Peanut Power Sprint.The event took place from 4:00 to 6:00 PM EDT, or 2000 to 2200 UTC. It was another beautiful day in Central NJ with sunny skies and a temperature of about 85F (29C) at Sprint time. I set up in the backyard, as I did for QRP Afield, using the PAR END FEDZ 40-20-10, supported by my 31' Jackite pole. I bungeed the Jackite to my kid's old wooden swingset (which I serioulsy have to thing about taking apart and discarding now that they're both teenagers).I ended up working 47 stations - 1 on 15 Meters, 6 on 40 Meters and the balance on…
  • Sold Out!

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The Four State QRP Group has done it again.  They have just recently introduced another kit, only to see the initial run of kits get gobbled up within 36 hours of announcing them as ready for sale! This new kit is a regenerative receiver, designed by Dave Cripes NM0S, who was just inducted into the QRP Hall of Fame this past FDIM.The new kit is called the Ozark Patrol and is reminiscent of the Globe Patrol that many of us built in our very much younger days.The kit will become available again in 2-3 weeks as per the Four State QRP Group Website. You can go to the Ozark Patrol page by…
  • One can only dream .......

    25 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    http://www.eham.net/articles/32861Very enjoyable article.72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care to send the very least!
  • If this is what Autumn brings

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    then I will take it!I had two very nice DX QSOs during lunch today.  These were not "UR 599 TU 73" QSOs, nor were they exactly ragchews. But they were a nice change of pace from the typical "wham, bam, thank you Ma'am" kind of micro-QSOs that seem to be so prevalent these days.The first was with Vic SM7ZDI who answered my CQ on 18.086 MHz.  Vic was using a Yaesu FT-1000D at 100 Watts to a Windom. He had a good 569 signal and gave me the same. Vic told me that it was about 8C (46F) in Sweden. I was very grateful for the 65F (18C) that we had today, when I had heard that.SM7DZIMy next…
  • D'Oh!

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    I almost pulled another good one yesterday.I was down in the basement, adding the entries into my log from QRP Afield from Saturday. It had just turned 4:00 PM and I had the radio on and was monitoring 20 Meters at the QRP Watering Hole of 14.060 MHz.  Why was it so quiet? Was the band dead, or did we have another CME or solar flare? After all, it WAS time for the NoGA Peanut Power Sprint to start. wasn't it?Then I realized ...... that's NEXT Sunday!I'm just glad I caught myself, and didn't turn on the KX3's memory keyer, sending "CQ PP". I would have died from embarrassment. That would…
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  • Mt Herman: SOTA plus VHF Contest

    Bob Witte
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    The North America SOTA Weekend coincided with the ARRL September VHF Contest, which I interpreted as a great opportunity to do a combination SOTA activation and QRP VHF operation. A few other folks thought that was a good idea so we all got on the air from SOTA peaks on the Sunday of the weekend. I decided to operate from Mount Herman (W0C/FR-063) in grid DM79. I hiked up the same mountain for last year’s September contest and got soaked by the rain. Fortunately, the weather was excellent this year, making it a great day. View from the south side of Mt Herman For radio equipment, I took…
  • Portable All-Mode VHF Radio: FT-817 vs KX3

    Bob Witte
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    For truly portable mountaintop all-mode VHF operating, especially SOTA and VHF contests, the Yaesu FT-817ND has been my rig of choice. You might say that it is really the “only game in town” for a 6m/2m/70cm radio that fits in a backpack. The Yaesu FT-817ND I’ve had my eye on the Elecraft KX3 transceiver ever since it was introduced, but really I have been waiting for the 2m module to become available. (The KX3 has HF plus 6m standard.) After being announced over a year ago, the 2m module is now shipping and radio amateurs are getting their hands on the unit. I do enjoy…
  • SOTA Summit Activation: Sandia Crest (W5N/SI-001)

    Bob Witte
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Joyce KØJJW and I were headed to the Duke City Hamfest in Albuquerque when we decided to make a side trip up Sandia Crest for a low overhead (read: slacker) Summits On The Air (SOTA) activation. The view of the summit when approaching via the Sandia Crest Road. Sandia Crest pokes up 10,678 feet, towering over Albuquerque at roughly 5000 feet. Although the weather was rainy, we enjoyed the drive up the paved Sandia Crest Road through the Cibola National Forest. This looks like a great area to explore and we’ll probably be back sometime in the future. At the parking lot, about 40…
  • SOTA Summit W0C/SP-042 Activation

    Bob Witte
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    For the 2014 Colorado 14er Event, Joyce K0JJW and I decided to try a summit close to our cabin near Trout Creek Pass. The basic idea was to activate a non-14er SOTA peak with good VHF paths to all of the Colorado mountains. We also wanted to demonstrate the idea of activating Summits On The Air peaks during the 14er event. SOTA summit W0C/SP-042 We chose an unnamed peak (W0C/SP-042) that rises to 12,792 feet near Cottonwood Pass . This summit was already on my list of SOTA peaks to activate, so that was another plus. The trail starts at Cottonwood Pass, right on the continental divide and…
  • This Spewed Out of the Internet #28

    Bob Witte
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    More important things have spewed forth from the interwebz: HamRadioNow interviews the Ham Hijinks guys and has the nerve to actually publish the video. Later the Hijinks crew posted this article about changes being made to Field Day. Baofeng is going to change its name. Or is this just another Ham Hijinks article? WE2F writes: 146.52 Reasons to Monitor VHF Simplex but whatever you do, do not use 146.52 MHz on Field Day. Mike AD5A posts Why Operate QRP from Summits? The FCC kicks the butt of a cell phone jammer manufacturer, to the tune of $34.9M and also fines a couple of 14.313 MHz problem…
 
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