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New 2700km+ IARU Region-1 tropo record on 23cms between Ireland and the Canary Islands
On the 17th of July 2020, there was a tropo opening between the Canary Islands and the UK and Ireland on the VHF and UHF bands
RSGB online ham radio exams
Most of the available slots for the online RSGB amateur radio Foundation and Intermediate exams in September are already booked
ARRL Board Confers Awards and Recognitions

Meet Up with ARRL Virtually August 7 – 9 at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

SAQ Alexanderson Day in the Age of COVID-19

YOTA 2015 Italy
Official web site of the Youngsters On The Air Italy 2015
6 Elements Yagi Antenna on 50 MHz
Antennas/6M/6 meter Yagi Antennas
This is a design based on the QuickYagi 4 software by WA7RAI with some changes for practical reasons. The beam uses 6.5 metres of standard 25mm square boom, 12mm diameter elements without tapers. The actual boom length used is 6.3 metres and all parts are readily available.
ARRL Volunteer Monitors Recognize Good Operators

ARRL Volunteer Monitors recognized 13 operators in 10 states with Good Operator letters during the second quarter of 2020. Among the operators recognized were CW and SSB operators on 20 and 40 meters, outstanding net operators on 2 meters (including a net control of the Central Indiana SKYWARN Net), and an operator on 40 meters who demonstrated exemplary courtesy and assistance to amateurs with...


Radio Amateur Takes Part in Historic First Commercial Human Spaceflight to ISS

Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, was one of two NASA astronauts who made spaceflight history over the weekend. Behnken and Doug Hurley were the first astronauts since the 1970s to make a water landing, after their Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. On May 30, the pair made history as the first live crew to be launched into space in a commercial vehicle, for a stay on the Int...


New England Division Convention Canceled Due to COVID-19

Initially scheduled for July, the Northeast HamXposition, host of the 2020 ARRL New England Division Convention, was moved back to November because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the in-person event is off until next summer, although some activities will take place online this year. Renamed before the 2019 show, the Northeast HamXposition has succeeded the long-running annual Boxboro hamfest...


Cherryland ARC
The Traverse Bay Amateur Radio Emergency Communication Group
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
"ARES trains and organizes Hams to provide emergency communications to ""Served Agencies"" such as FEMA, National Weather Service, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Hospitals, and others. This site describes ARES goals and methods and structure."
Notable Patents on Antenna Design
Operating Aids/History
Patents of most popular antenna models including Zeppelin Antenna, Beverage Antenna , Franklin Antenna , Yagi-Uda Antenna , Sterba Antenna , Rhombic Antenna , Turnstile Antenna , Folded Dipole Antenna , Coaxial Antenna , Slot Antenna , Discone Antenna , Quad Antenna Element , Log Periodic Antenna , Swiss Quad Antenna
Smartphone app helps identify unknown data modes
There's an incredible amount of radio signals. It's impossible to know them all, let alone recognize them. So why not get help from SignalID?
Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes deserving Amateurs by appointments to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
BBC programme on pirate radio
In the 1980s a new generation of pirate radio stations exploded on to Britain's FM airwaves. Unlike their seafaring swinging 60s forerunners, these pirates broadcast from London's estates and tower blocks to create a platform for black music in an era when it was shut out by legal radio and ignored by the mainstream music industry
Call sign changes in Australia
Australia's radio amateurs are no longer forced to change call sign when they upgrade to a higher level of licence or move to a different part of the country
UK HAM - Ham Radio Website
UK ham radio website with info on a variety of things by M0TRJ
Kendall Amateur Radio Society
Kendall Amateur Radio Society (KARS) offers ham radio activities and fellowship to ham radio operators in Boerne, Tx, the hill country and NW San Antonio.
23cm 1296 MHz Transverter
Technical Reference/Transverters
A homemade 23 cm transverter project with several building steps and pictures
Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio
The Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio was set up in the Martello Tower at Abbey Street in Howth, Co. Dublin by the late Pat Herbert in 2003
New Zealand introduce licence for the supply of transmitting equipment
RSM have released details of how to apply for a licence to supply Radio Transmitters and obligations for a permitted person to supply unrestricted two-way radios
Radio Spectrum Interference complaints consultation
Eire's communications regulator ComReg has published their response and decision to the consultation on managment of radio spectrum interference complaints
Solar Cycle 25 is Coming to Life
There's no longer any doubt. Solar Cycle 25 is coming to life
U3A ham radio meeting
The U3A, an organisation aimed at older people, is holding an online meeting for amateur radio operators on August 13 from 2-3pm
Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas

With the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a hurricane again later today and make landfall this evening, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reactivated at 1600 UTC on 14.325 MHz. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the net will shift operations at 2300 UTC to 7.268 MHz, where it will remain until no longer needed by the NHC. A hurricane warning is in effect...


Slow-Scan Television Activity August 4 – 5 from ISS will Commemorate Apollo-Soyuz

Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club
New York's Hall Of Science Amateur Radio Club.
RW3FX Dmitry
Personal page from Russian amateur radio station RW3FX
2m Slim-Jim Aerial using Ladder-Line
Antennas/Slim Jim
The Slim-Jim is a bit of a classic - building one is almost certainly a rite of passage and you will be glad that you did: It is easy to make, fairly easy to tune and rolls-up for transportation.
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2016
TriBand Moxon Antenna for 6m 4m 2m, Antena KIT, A comparison of 40 meter beam antennas, 6 Meter Quad Turnstile Antenna, 6 Meter Band Moxon Style Antenna, J-Pole Antenna for 50 MHz, VE2DX Electronics, J-pole antenna Calculator, The Ugly MacGyver 6 meter J-pole Antenna, 50MHz / 6m J-pole Antenna by VK4ADC
Why hobby electronics is a great thing to take up
The Deccan Herald reports nothing is more satisfying than using a piece of electronic equipment built at home
7-CALL Amateur Radio Club Experience station approved
8J1YAB, 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club Experience station has been approved by Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications on 3rd August, 2020.
VE3RIX Manotick Amateur Radio Group - Ottawa
The Rideau Township village of Manotick, Ontario was founded in 1854 by Moss Dickinson and is located about 20 KMs south of Ottawa along the picturesque Rideau waterway.
Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub (BARK)
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