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  • No-Code in 1934?

    KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
    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

    KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
    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.
  • Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling Earth

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Three simple plastic foil-envelope balloons carrying Amateur Radio payloads and launched from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER, remain aloft and continue to circle the Earth. The oldest, identified as B63, was released on July 8 and became the second of Bodnar’s balloons to circumnavigate the globe. The first to do so, B64, went up on July 12 and had completed one lap around the Northern Hemisphere ...
  • This post is going to get me into trouble!

    W2LJ's Blog - QRP - Do More With Less.
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    John KK4ITN left a comment on my post "Conditions" over at AmateurRadio.com. Here's a line from it:"Seems when the bands are down every person with a ‘bug’ is out calling cq. Wish they would put code oscillators and dummie loads on sale. Dits at 20 wpm and dahs at 5 wpm."I guess it's not directly related to band conditions, and I'm not sure that John's claim is 1,000,000% accurate, however - he makes an excellent point.Not to dump on bug users, because I have a bug. I like using a bug. Using a straight key makes the arthritis in my hands go "Hey! Stop that!" But unless I've practiced with…
  • If goTenna can encrypt, why can’t hams?

    KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
    Dan KB6NU
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I’ve written here before about encryption and whether or not amateur radio operators should be allowed to use encryption. I’d like to throw another log on the fire. I just read an article in RadioWorld that describes the goTenna, a device that uses Bluetooth and the Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) to allow users with smartphones to text one another even if there’s no WiFi or cellphone link. The goTenna device communicates with the smartphone via Bluetooth and then transmits in the MURS band (151 – 154 MHz). The goTenna manufacturers claim a range of  a half mile to…
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  • US-to-VK Transpacific Reception on 630 Meters Reported

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    A radio amateur and medium-frequency (MF) experimenter in Australia has received a 630 meter (475.62 kHz) transmission from a radio amateur and Part 5 Experimental operator in Texas. While the approximately 8710 miles covered is not a distance record nor a “first” for that part of the spectrum, it does represent the sorts of accomplishments that the Amateur Radio community in the US might come ...
  • 2014 ARRL Field Day Logs Received List Available for Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    The ARRL “Logs Received” page now contains all 2014 ARRL Field Day logs received to date (scroll to bottom of page), including logs submitted via e-mail, web applet or on paper. The ARRL Contest Branch requests that Field Day participants review the list and contact ARRL Contest Branch Manager Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW, (860-594-0232) no later than September 12, if anything appears to be incorrect wi...
  • World DATV QSO Party is August 29-30

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Greater participation is expected this year in the only global on-the-air gathering of digital Amateur Radio television (DATV) enthusiasts. The annual event, which originated in Australia and now is in its fourth year, begins Friday, August 29, at 1000 UTC in Australia and internationally on Saturday, August 30, at 0001 UTC. According to the event’s primary organizer, Peter Cossins, VK3BFG, to ...
  • RS0ISS May Be on Slow Scan TV from the ISS this Week

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment on board the International Space Station (ISS) may be active on Wednesday, August 27, on 145.800 MHz FM, using the call sign RS0ISS, according to Dmitry Pashkov, R4UAB. The SSTV transmissions will be devoted to the life and work of the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. The SSTV transmissions from the ISS may continue beyond August 27, although the Kenwood...
  • Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling Earth

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Three simple plastic foil-envelope balloons carrying Amateur Radio payloads and launched from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER, remain aloft and continue to circle the Earth. The oldest, identified as B63, was released on July 8 and became the second of Bodnar’s balloons to circumnavigate the globe. The first to do so, B64, went up on July 12 and had completed one lap around the Northern Hemisphere ...
 
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  • Lebanon Students Talk to Astronaut on ISS:

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - Students in Lebanon had an out-of-this-world experience Tuesday when they talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station. I am really excited," eighth-grader Israel Irizarry said. "When I grow up, I am planning to be an astronomer working at NASA. I just love space so much." Irizarry and other students at Winfree Bryant Middle School had their questions ready. "This is all about the students talking with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station," science teacher Tammy Sheppard said. The event was streamed on YouTube while more than 600 students…
  • Radio Amateurs Call on New Recruits to Tune Into the World:

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    As social media takes over, enthusiasts from North Yorkshire are calling for recruits to join a new club using historic communications technology to talk to the world. The first ever Colburn and Richmondshire Amateur Radio club has been set up by friends Colin Lyne, Chris Watkins and Craig Dennis who are desperate to encourage people to get involved to keep the hobby alive. "What many young people especially don't realise is it's basically the same technology as mobile phones, only it's pretty much free to run. They can get their licence, buy a radio, and they enter the world of free speech,…
  • Speakers for Hams:

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    I am pleased to inform you about the launch of Phonema, a little company created by radio amateurs to provide high-quality speakers. The Phonema speakers are designed to harmonize aesthetically with modern transceivers and to integrate SDR.
  • AOR Digital Voice Receiver:

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    In addition to synchronous AM and USB/LSB/CW. It includes an SD reader for recording audio, uploading memory frequencies, and firmware updates. They weren't ready to release pricing information, but it certainly looks like an interesting box for monitoring a variety of modes.
  • Radio is Bernhard's Calling:

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Bernhard Scmidt's enthusiasm for amateur radio is contagious. "This is heaven," 70-year-old Bernhard said as he showed off his hobby room and radio equipment. Bernhard is a member of the Whyalla Amateur Radio Club -- a group of people who share an interest in amateur radio communications. Bernhard first joined the club in 1990 and soon gained his Amateur Radio Operator's Licence. "I went to the club here and they helped me get my licence," he said. Bernhard produced his radio logbook from a pile of radio textbooks and other related material - a quick glance showed he had talked to people from…
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  • 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
  • ICQPODCAST - South London Amateur / Ham Radio Roundtable has been released.

    M1MRB
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Series Seven EpisodeSeventeen of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - South LondonAmateur / Ham Radio Roundtable has been released. The latest news,Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) discuss the ARRLprotecting Amateur's with HR.4969 and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ)chairs a South London Amateur / Ham Radio Roundtable. News storiesinclude:- GB2EMF at EMF 2014Amateur Radio VillageHam radio goesaround the MoonFalse health scareover radio ham's mastUpdated WorldwideAmateur 5 MHz Allocation ChartKerry Amateur RadioGroup issued an additional callsignIARU R1 to discusspossible loss of 23…
  • Having a little fun with a scammer

    WY4J
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    If we all wasted their time, they might just go away, read on. A couple of years ago I was home nursing a broken leg bored out of my mind. So why not have a little fun with a scammer. Just like them, I made up fake numbers and receipts as to make him work a little longer. But obviously this is a first class moron as you will note when you read the absurdities I wrote to him. This is a scammer posing as a English ham and is trying to sell me an Ameritron QSK-5 switch. They love to assume the identity of a ham who does not have an email address listed on QRZ.com. This way you are unable to…
  • Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1932 – August 22 2014

    WA6ITF
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1932 – August 22 2014 Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1932 with a release date of August 22 2014 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a QST. Hams in Hawaii are ready as tropical storms head their way; The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference looks at the future; Ham radio gets the message through when all else fails; a new microsat is hand launched from the ISS and the story of a retirement community that has adopted ham radio. Find out the details are on Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1932 coming your way right now. (Billboard Cart…
  • The ARRL Letter, August 21, 2014

    WW1ME
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The ARRL Letter August 21, 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.] Webinar Helps to Build Ham Community Cohesion, Momentum for H.R. 4969Balloting Set for this Fall in Two ARRL DivisionsSouthern Florida Section Manager Wins Full Term, New SMs on Deck in Two Other SectionsSome ARRL Website Services to Be Down for MaintenanceSupport ARRL and Be Rewarded!Pat Barkey, N9RV, Named as Next National Contest Journal EditorW1AW Centennial Operations Heading to Arizona,…
 
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  • TSPOTA Activation September 19 and 20 Lost Maples Natural Area (LOS)

    KJ5T
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    http://www.tspota.com/ Not sure if anyone here is collecting Texas State Parks for the TSPOTA Award. If you are or interested in starting I will be active on 10-40 meters SSB and likely Digital (RTTY or PSK31) from Lost Maples Natural Area (LOS) on September 19 and 20 as KJ5T. Logs will go on LOTW and just ordered a batch of QSL cards so I can send a paper card with SASE.
  • N7P Vintage Aircraft Fly In special event

    KC7YE
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    N7P will be on 8/30/2014 1600Z - 2359Z from Paine Field flight line during Historic Flight Foundation's Vintage Aircraft Fly In. 14240 / 7240 + / - SSB , CW on request. QSL via AD7BF
  • 13 Coloniy event from july

    KD0YTB
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Wow time passes to quickly. Can i still submit my log for certificate? and i feel foolish asking this but can it be done electronically? Only instructions i found don't seem to answer my questions of course i am still learning the QSL thing. Thanks for the help Steve KD0YTB
  • HG25PANEU Remembers the Picnic that Changed History

    HA1DEL
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Dear YLs and OMs, Let me inform you about the callsign HG25PANEU. The special event station will operate during August and September 2014, remembering the Pan-European Picnic and Border Breakthrough in 1989 by members of Radioclub HA1KSS. The event, which occured 25 years ago near Sopron, Hungary, although began as a peaceful reunion of neighbour villages on both sides of the Austrio-Hungarian border, became a historic turning point, when hundreds of East German refugees camping in Hungary spontaneously appeared, and used the temporarily opened border to escape from the Eastern Bloc towards…
  • Es25b estonia societal event station on 20 m.

    WB6SLC
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Check out VELLO the chief op on 14.273 from Estonia working deep pileups like a top class pro! Quite the GENT!:o
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  • 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
    flyer.jpg tables.jpg vendor.jpg Attached Images flyer.jpg (221.4 KB) tables.jpg (124.6 KB) vendor.jpg (35.9 KB)
  • 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…
  • NoBARC Hamfest Sunday Aug. 24, 2014 Bowe Field (Adams MASS. Fair Grounds)

    K2HAT
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    NoBARC Hamfest Sunday Aug. 24, 2014 Bowe Field (Adams MASS. Fair Grounds) http://www.nobarc.org/hamfest.htm NoBARC Hamfest HAMFEST/CONVENTION 08/24/2014 Start Date: 08/24/2014 End Date: 08/24/2014 Location: Bowe Field (Adams Agricultural Fairgrounds) Old Columbia Street Adams, MA 01220 Website: http://www.nobarc.org Sponsor: Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club (NoBARC) Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 146.910 (PL 162.2) Public Contact: Bill Rech , WA1BR 35 Hampshire Drive Cheshire, MA 01225 Phone: 413-743-4344 Email: wa1br@nobarc.org http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/nobarc-hamfest-1 Large Pavillion…
  • Swap Meet in Medford, Oregon / Sept. 6th

    K7TFC
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a regional swap meet on the first Saturday of September (Sept. 6th), from 11:00a to 3:00p. All Hams (and Wannabe's) from northern California and southern Oregon (and from anywhere else, for that matter) are invited. We are asking non-RVARC members who want to sell to contact Todd at to arrange for table space and to give us an idea of how many to expect. See the attached flyer for additional details and a map. 73, Todd Carney, K7TFC Pres., RVARC Attached Files Swapmeet_Flyer.pdf (77.8 KB)
 
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  • 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.
  • DX Advisory Committee wants to put the screws to remote operation

    Dan KB6NU
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    In July, the DX Advisory Committee Report recommended several rules changes for the DXCC program. Among them, was a recommendation that rule I.9 be changed such that a QSO is acceptable for DXCC credit only when the remote station and the operator’s home station location are no more than 200 km apart. As with any rule change, this precipitated a lot of comment in the amateur radio community. A thread on the eHam.Net forum got quite a few comments. N7NG had a nice blog post on this controversy. Perhaps the most strident post on this topic was written by WW1X. He called these…
  • If goTenna can encrypt, why can’t hams?

    Dan KB6NU
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I’ve written here before about encryption and whether or not amateur radio operators should be allowed to use encryption. I’d like to throw another log on the fire. I just read an article in RadioWorld that describes the goTenna, a device that uses Bluetooth and the Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) to allow users with smartphones to text one another even if there’s no WiFi or cellphone link. The goTenna device communicates with the smartphone via Bluetooth and then transmits in the MURS band (151 – 154 MHz). The goTenna manufacturers claim a range of  a half mile to…
  • Amateur radio in the news: Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

    Dan KB6NU
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Here are a couple of reports of ham clubs taking part in International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. I actually worked W2GSB this weekend, but unfortunately didn’t work the Irish lighthouse…Dan Ham radio operators participate in International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. As part of International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, amateur radio operators were at Robert Moses State Park teaching visitors the history behind lighthouse communication. The radio operators, part of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, say ham radio is still an important means of communication. (video)…
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  • 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 -…
  • This post is going to get me into trouble!

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    John KK4ITN left a comment on my post "Conditions" over at AmateurRadio.com. Here's a line from it:"Seems when the bands are down every person with a ‘bug’ is out calling cq. Wish they would put code oscillators and dummie loads on sale. Dits at 20 wpm and dahs at 5 wpm."I guess it's not directly related to band conditions, and I'm not sure that John's claim is 1,000,000% accurate, however - he makes an excellent point.Not to dump on bug users, because I have a bug. I like using a bug. Using a straight key makes the arthritis in my hands go "Hey! Stop that!" But unless I've practiced with…
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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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