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  • Ham Radio Featured at Dave Ramsey Studios:

    eHam.net News
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    The Dave Ramsey show is heard on over 500 radio stations across the US and is the largest independent syndicated radio show in existence. KG4WXX Matt is the son of Ted Randall WB8PUM the host of the long running "QSO Radio Show" that runs on Shortwave and heard around the world on WTWW.
  • Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Plane Safety Threat:

    eHam.net News
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    BEIJING -- The Chinese authorities are concerned that a growing number of pirate radio stations may disrupt communications between passenger jets and air traffic controllers. The high-power stations are in Beijing and Tianjin municipalities and Hainan, Yunnan and Guangdong provinces, said the South China Morning Post. The authorities last year began cracking down on burgeoning pirate and ham radio operators. China had 2.7 million civil radio stations by the end of last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in a report last year in the Global Times. Ham radio…
  • W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate to Tennessee, Oregon on September 3

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Arizona and Maine. They will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 3 (the evening of September 2 in US time zones), to Tennessee (W1AW/4), and Oregon (W1AW/7). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to ...
  • McKean County Amateur Radio Club Starts Licensing Class:

    eHam.net News
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    The McKean County Amateur Radio Club, an affiliated club with the American Radio Relay League, will conduct a technician licensing class next month. Organizers said the class will teach candidates the theory, safety procedures and station operation to be able to take the technician tests for an amateur radio (HAM) license. Students will receive training on various types of communications modes available to amateur operators. Organizers said students do not need Morse code to use the popular 2 meter and other VHF-UHF band frequencies. Morse code will be offered to those interested in learning…
  • Ham Radio Featured at Dave Ramsey Studios!!

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    KG4WXV
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Ham Radio featured in a video highlighting Dave Ramsey’s chief engineer Matt Aaron KG4WXX. The Dave Ramsey show is heard on over 500 radio stations across the US and is the largest independent syndicated radio show in existence. KG4WXX Matt is the son of Ted Randall WB8PUM the host of the long running “QSO Radio Show” that runs on Shortwave and heard around the world on WTWW. Matt has been with Dave Ramsey for 8 years and was hired as chief engineer at age 22. This was very unusual and a ton of responsibility for a young man age 22. Matt takes care of all things technical and when the…
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  • W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate to Tennessee, Oregon on September 3

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Arizona and Maine. They will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 3 (the evening of September 2 in US time zones), to Tennessee (W1AW/4), and Oregon (W1AW/7). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to ...
  • ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Labor Day, September 1

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, and there will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice. ARRL Headquarters will reopen at 8 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 2. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!
  • FCC Ups the Ante in Proposing Huge Fine on CB Operator

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Right on the heels of a whopping $14,000 proposed forfeiture for a Florida CBer for failing to allow a station inspection, the FCC Enforcement Bureau is recommending a $22,000 fine for a New York CBer. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) in the case of James Engle of Lewiston, New York, on August 28, alleging that he interfered with the communications of other CBers, operated wi...
  • ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, to Keynote W9DXCC 2014.

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the banquet speaker for the 62nd annual W9DXCC, September 19-20, 2014, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Registration remains open. The special hotel rate is valid through August 28; banquet orders must be received by September 13. DXers, anyone interested in learning more about DXing, and their guests are welcome. There is a full program of forums ...
  • “Ham Video” Transmitter May Be Tested During ARISS Contact with German School

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    According to ARISS-Europe (ARISS-EU) Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, the digital Amateur Radio TV “Ham Video” transmitter may be tested during an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with a high school in Siegburg, Germany, on September 1. If so, this would mark the first time the Ham Video system is used for an ARISS educational event. The direct, 2 meter FM contact...
 
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  • McKean County Amateur Radio Club Starts Licensing Class:

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    The McKean County Amateur Radio Club, an affiliated club with the American Radio Relay League, will conduct a technician licensing class next month. Organizers said the class will teach candidates the theory, safety procedures and station operation to be able to take the technician tests for an amateur radio (HAM) license. Students will receive training on various types of communications modes available to amateur operators. Organizers said students do not need Morse code to use the popular 2 meter and other VHF-UHF band frequencies. Morse code will be offered to those interested in learning…
  • Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Plane Safety Threat:

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    BEIJING -- The Chinese authorities are concerned that a growing number of pirate radio stations may disrupt communications between passenger jets and air traffic controllers. The high-power stations are in Beijing and Tianjin municipalities and Hainan, Yunnan and Guangdong provinces, said the South China Morning Post. The authorities last year began cracking down on burgeoning pirate and ham radio operators. China had 2.7 million civil radio stations by the end of last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in a report last year in the Global Times. Ham radio…
  • Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Gather in Shelby For Annual Event:

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    SHELBY -- Thousands of FCC licensed Ham radio enthusiasts, known as "Hams" gathered at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds this weekend for the annual Shelby Hamfest. They're brushing up on the latest transmission techniques, Morse code, buying and selling equipment and learning about technological advances in a medium that originated in the 19th century. Ham enthusiast Bill Minikiewicz of South Carolina said he has been into ham since the late 1960s."You've got an antenna and you're talking to somebody just like yourself halfway around the world" said Minikiewicz.And even in the era of the…
  • Ham Radio Featured at Dave Ramsey Studios:

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    The Dave Ramsey show is heard on over 500 radio stations across the US and is the largest independent syndicated radio show in existence. KG4WXX Matt is the son of Ted Randall WB8PUM the host of the long running "QSO Radio Show" that runs on Shortwave and heard around the world on WTWW.
  • Thousands Expected at Weekend's Hamfest:

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Thousands of attendees are expected to be on hand for the return of the Shelby Amateur Radio Club's Hamfest, which begins Saturday. "This is its 58th year in Shelby since it began," Hamfest Chairman Ben Melvin said. The event was taken to Dallas in 2008, but returned to Shelby last year.
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  • Ham Radio Featured at Dave Ramsey Studios!!

    KG4WXV
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Ham Radio featured in a video highlighting Dave Ramsey’s chief engineer Matt Aaron KG4WXX. The Dave Ramsey show is heard on over 500 radio stations across the US and is the largest independent syndicated radio show in existence. KG4WXX Matt is the son of Ted Randall WB8PUM the host of the long running “QSO Radio Show” that runs on Shortwave and heard around the world on WTWW. Matt has been with Dave Ramsey for 8 years and was hired as chief engineer at age 22. This was very unusual and a ton of responsibility for a young man age 22. Matt takes care of all things technical and when the…
  • Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1933 – August 29 2014

    WA6ITF
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1933 – August 29 2014 Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1933 with a release date of August 29 2014 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. A ham radio floater balloon makes two trips around the world; an IARU Region One official says 23 centimeters is in jeopardy; Moldavia joins the CEPT universal licensing system; International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend sets a new record and a Morse sprint will honor the memory of the late Nancy Kott, WZ8C. Find out the details are on Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1933 coming your way right now. (Billboard Cart Here)…
  • QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes Week 6 Winner- Jamie Sproule, VE3JSO

    KF7WIS
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Our QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes week 6 winner will be receiving a $20 gift card from our sponsor, Gigaparts as well as a Premium subscription to QRZ.. But we were thinking, after taking a look at his biography page, that maybe we could help him out with something he's been working hard at. Check out the biography page of our winner, Jamie Sproule, VE3JSO, to see which states he needs to earn his Worked All States Award. Maybe you could be the missing QSO! Congratulations to this week's winner and a big thanks to all of you who have entered the contest so far! Don't forget that you can…
  • The ARRL Letter, August 28, 2014

    WW1ME
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The ARRL Letter August 28, 2014 Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, Editor [Note: Clicking on the story links below will take you to the news article as it appears in The ARRL Letter on the ARRL website.] Major ARRL Second Century Campaign Gift from JA1BK Will Support DX Log ArchiveFCC Proposes to Fine CBer $14,000 for Not Permitting Station InspectionUS-to-VK Transpacific Reception on 630 Meters ReportedBalloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling the EarthW1AW Centennial Operations Relocate to Tennessee, Oregon on September 32014 ARRL Field Day Logs Received List Available for ReviewW1AW/8 to…
  • AmateurLogic.TV visits Huntsville 2014

    W5JDX
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    AmateurLogic.TV Huntsville Bonus Episode is now available for download. George and Wayne make their yearly pilgrimage to the Huntsville Hamfest. We visited with some old friends to find out what they’ve been up to and got some great stories you’ll enjoy. 1:11:47 Southern Amateur Fun http://www.amateurlogic.tv/... or http://youtu.be/Rqi6A60wLAQ
 
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  • Special Event Station ON44WAR - CW transmissions with a Whaddon MK VII (Paraset)

    ON4JPB
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    Special Event Station ON44WAR - CW transmissions with a Whaddon MK VII (Paraset) On September 6th and 7th 2014, the Radio club of BINCHE (ON7RY) – BELGIUM – will activate the Special Event Callsign ON44WAR in order to commemorate the sacrifice of the Belgian Resistance (WW II) and especially those of the Refuge B 40 in Waudrez (Belgium). The timetable of the activities will be as follows : On Saturday 6th from 09:00 AM up to 06:00 PM (UTC + 2) On Sunday 7th from 09:00 AM up to 03:00 PM (UTC + 2) At the hour up to the hour and a half, CW transmissions with a Whaddon MK VII (Paraset) on the…
  • KP1-NAVASSA

    N4GNR
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    I received a phone call from the powers to be that control Navassa Island. I had contacted them a year ago to speak of a possible activation. At that time they said absolutely NO. The good news is- That they are now looking at allowing an Expedition to KP1---STRICTLY a POSSIBILITY. They will have Law Enforcement that will accompany the successful group. There are some dangers that exist in that area. So, I had said that P5 would be activated before KP1 would ,, I "MAY" have to eat those words. Be hopeful that someone will get this done....Dan Cisson...N4GNR
  • 2014 Arizona QSO Party Announcement!

    KE7DX
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Announcing the 2014 Arizona QSO Party, sponsored by the ARRL Arizona Section and Catalina Radio Club, from Oct 11 1600Z to Oct 12 0600Z and Oct 12 1400Z to Oct 12 2359Z. Phone, CW and Digital modes on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6/2 meters. Single-Op, Multi-Op, Arizona Multi-Multi, Arizona County Expedition and Mobile categories. Work stations once per band and mode. Mobiles may be worked once per band and mode in each county. County Line operations (two counties max) count as 2 QSOs. Outside Arizona exchange sequential serial number and location (State, Province, or DXCC Prefix). Arizona Stations…
  • WW1USA World War 1 Special Event

    NZ0F
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    The WW1USAspecial event station will be on the air again September 6-7 to commemorate the centennial of the Battle of the Marne. That battle was considered to be a significant turning point in the war in favor of the Allies. This station will again be operating from the grounds of The National World War 1 Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO USA. Operating time will be continuous from 1500 UTC on Saturday September 6 through 2000 UTC Sunday September 7. Modes will be phone, CW and PSK. Stations worked during that period can submit their QSO info and receive a special commemorative…
  • 2014 Route 66 On The Air

    W6JJR
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Coming September 6-14, 2014, ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR Special Event. This years callsigns are W6A-W6U. For more information regarding the event including frequencies, QSL addresses, participating clubs, certificate, and decals please see: www.w6jbt.org and click the Route 66 Tab. Event hosted by: Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club, San Bernardino, CA
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  • 16th Annual South Texas Hamfest - November 7th & 8th

    KG5BXK
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    The 2014 South Texas hamfest will be held at the Aransas Pass Civic Center on November 7th & 8th. We are in a much, much larger location this year!! This Hamfest will be the biggest yet in South Texas. We have over 8000 square feet of Exhibit Space and over 100+ tables available. Just 20 minutes from downtown Corpus Christi, there are many nearby attractions to top off an awesome weekend of friendship, fellowship, and hamming it up. Take advantage of the advance registration price of only $8 and receive 2 door prize tickets with your purchase. For more information, please visit…
  • Sunday September 7, 2014 Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, NY

    K2HAT
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    :cool: Saratoga County Fairgrounds Ballston Spa, NY Sunday, September 7, 2014 {YES SUNDAY} 7 am Gates open. Fox hunt - Door prizes (grand prize - gift certificate) - New and used equipment - Food booth open all day Tailgaters—8x8 foot space included with $10.00 admission price, each additional “space” $5.00 VE Exam 9 am (off grounds) Fox hunt Door prizes galore. Tons of new and used equipment. Food booth open all day serving breakfast (coffee, pastries, breakfast sandwiches) and lunch (hamburgers, hotdogs) and more!!! Directions: Interstate 87 to exit 12, west on Route 67 to Ballston…
  • TARC HamExpo Saturday October 4, 2014

    KJ5T
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 Bell County Expo Center Belton, Texas 50 miles north of Austin 130 miles north of San Antonio 140 miles south of Dallas / Ft. Worth 165 miles northwest of Houston Approximately 80 percent of the population in Texas lives within 200 miles of HamEXPO! ADMISSION FEE for the public is $5.00 per person at the door (children under 12 free). Includes one free raffle ticket (a $2.00 value).
  • 9th Annual Central WI Swapfest (Colby, WI) Saturday, October 11th, 2014

    KC9YZR
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
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  • GCARC - South Jersey's biggest Hamfest - Sept 14 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    N4NYY
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    $8 admission - non-ham wives and kids under 16 are free $10 tables (yours or ours) or table space up to 8ft under covered pavilions (does not include price of admission) $7 tailgating per vehicle space up to 10ft in open grassy areas only (does not include price of admission). Tailgating under covered pavilions falls under "Table Rules" rates. 22 miles from Philadelphia 28 from Wilmington, DE 67 miles from Dover, DE 77 miles from Reading, PA 81 miles from Allentown, PA 91 miles from Baltimore 107 miles from NYC 125 miles from Harrisburg, PA 4-H Fairgrounds, 240 Bridgeton Pike (Route 77…
 
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  • From my Twitter feed: diode ring mixers, TAPR news, SDR SA

    Dan KB6NU
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Dr. NVR @Stefano_NVR How a Diode Ring Mixer works | Mixer operation theory and measurement: youtu.be/junuEwmQVQ8   Jeff Davis Summer 2014 TAPR PSR Journal Available –> tapr.org/psr/psr126.pdf #hamradio   EDN.com @EDNcom RT @measurementblue: Michael Dunn tries The $11 spectrum analyzer & SDR ubm.io/1q5JI5W @EDNcom @EDNMichael ow.ly/i/645Dp   rtl-sdr.com @rtlsdrblog BeagleBone Black Image File with RTL-SDR + GNU Radio + More rtl-sdr.com/beaglebone-bla… The post From my Twitter feed: diode ring mixers, TAPR news, SDR SA appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio…
  • HR4969 PowerPoint suitable for club presentations

    Dan KB6NU
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Recently, the ARRL hosted a webinar on HR 4969, The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014. This bill seeks to extend PRB-1 authority over private home owner agreements as it does to municipal ordinances. Larry, WB8R, the Michigan Section Manager,recently sent this PowerPoint presentation that was used at the webinar to people around Michigan, suggesting that they might want to present it at their club meetings.  He writes: Greetings,  By now you have heard a fair amount about HR-4969, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014 which is currently in the US House of Representatives.  This bill is our…
  • KC4AAA on the air from the South Pole

    Dan KB6NU
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the Amateur Radio Enthusiast LinkedIn group, Joe, W5FJG says: KC4AAA – Amundsen – Scott South Pole station has begun digital operations. We are up on JT65, PSK-31 and RTTY. We have completed testing and have worked a hand full of stations. We tend to operate now, from 0200 to 0300UTC, as it seems to be the best time for propagation into North America. I have been up around 1500 UTC, working into Europe. Look me up on QRZ and follow KC4AAA on Facebook. We intend to give more info on operating times and freqs. We also operate CW. The post KC4AAA on the air from the South Pole…
  • No-Code in 1934?

    Dan KB6NU
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    As a result of sending out a column (nearly) every month to about 350 ham radio club newsletter editors, I get copies of many newsletters from around the country. The following appeared in the August 2014 issue of the Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association (MARA) Squelch Tales. It originally appeared in the January 1934 issue of the magazine Short Wave Radio. PDFs of Short Wave Radio as well as many more magazines from the early days of radio can be found on the American Radio History website. A Codeless Amateur License ? No ! ALTHOUGH we doubt if anyone in Government circles is giving the…
  • From my Twitter feed: HackRF, regen, ham scam

    Dan KB6NU
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Michael Ossmann @michaelossmann I’ve launched a new instructional video series: Software Defined Radio with HackRF greatscottgadgets.com/sdr   Dave Richards @AA7EE New Blog-Post (warning – lots of pictures) – The Sproutie – A General Coverage Regen Receiver with Plug-In Coils wp.me/pzp4u-1kY   Mark VandeWettering @brainwagon QRZ unmasks an inept (but apparently still successful) Internet scammer. Caveat emptor! forums.qrz.com/showthread.php… The post From my Twitter feed: HackRF, regen, ham scam appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
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  • HV0A

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:08 pm
    It was once again a busy Saturday.  I rewarded myself with a bit of radio time in between mowing the lawn and starting dinner.  I hadn't looked at the contest calendar beforehand and had no idea if the bands would be full of ravenous contesters, so I headed off to the relative quiet of the WARC bands.Holy pileup, Batman!There was a H U G E pileup just above 18.077 MHz.  Some listening revealed that it was indeed a "holy pileup" as the quarry of the hunt was HV0A - Vatican City. And he was loud - very loud! In 36 years of Ham Radio, this was about the second or third time that I…
  • Did you participate in Field Day 2014

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    and submit a log to the ARRL?You can check to make sure they received it, and if there were any discrepancies with the class/category that you claimed.Go to: http://www.arrl.org/news/2014-arrl-field-day-logs-received-list-available-for-reviewScroll way down to the bottom of the page and download the PDF.Even though we got an e-mail confirmation when our log was submitted, I double checked to see if the log for NJ2SP was there. You can call me paranoid, but I just wanted to make sure our inaugural Field Day effort gets counted amongst the masses.It's there.72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care…
  • Good lunchtime DX session

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    When I left the house this morning for work, it was all of 52F (11C), which is very cool for New Jersey this time of year.  Also, I noticed on the drive in that many of the trees already have leaves that are turning yellow and orange, and many trees have started dropping their leaves. Again, that is something we are accustomed to seeing at the end of September, not August.But the day heated up, and by lunchtime it was 84F (29C). Quite a warm up!  And fortunately, it wasn't only the air temperature that had gotten hot. 17 and 15 Meters were hopping and hot - well, maybe not as hot as…
  • 2014 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Final Scores and Soapbox

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Well, the deadline for log summaries for the 2014 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt has come and gone. The NJQRP Club offers a hearty and well deserved "Thank You!" to all who participated. Thanks also for your enthusiasm which helps keep this event going from year to year. We're growing by little bits, and with your help, we aim to make the NJQRP Skeeter Hunt a "must have / must do" outdoor QRP event for summers to come!So without further ado - the top five finishers are: 1st Place - KX0R - George - 20,680 points2nd Place - N3AQC - The North American QRP CW Club Team - 13,368 points3rd Place - N3CU - Ken -…
  • Rectifying

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    And I'm not talking about changing AC to DC.As predicted, I have received some comments over at AmateurRadio.com, regarding the immediately preceding "Bug Fist" post.  As I've stated there, and will state here again (for the record) that post was NOT intended to be about folks who are learning how to send Morse Code as a beginner.  That post was supposed to be about people who know how to send good code - but don't, because they don't use a bug correctly.But to answer a question posed over there. How does one learn to send good code in the first place?Good question.Back in the day -…
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  • 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…
  • Announcing the October 2014 WØTLM Technician License Class

    Bob Witte
    12 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Ham Radio Two-Day License Class Sat October 18 and Sat October 25 (8 AM to 5 PM) 2014 Location: Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Station 1, Monument, 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…
 
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