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ICOM Tuner Connector
Many Icom radios e.g.7100 have a connector for automatic tuners such as the Icom AH4. The cable supplied by Icom is of a fixed length 10m and is not shielded. Icom recommends to use shielded cable for any length greater than 10m.
40 meter portable dipole for QRP operations
Schematic drawing and instructions for the construction of a simple portable dipole for use in low power and portable operations
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2004
Experimental HF 6-band SSB transceiver, The half-wave dipole, your first antenna, A Three-Band One-Tube Novice Transmitter, The Spectrum Monitor, Optocoupled Transceiver-PC Audio Isolator project, TI9A Isla del Coco Chatham Bay DX-pedition, V31YN
Q900 SDR Transceiver
Q900 portable Amateur radio transceiver for the HF, VHF & UHF bands working AM FM SSB CW RTTY by Guohe Electronics.
Arfon Repeater Group
Arfon repeater group serving radio amateurs in north west wales or over 30 years
BDM Club
Club Belgium Digital Mode application for smartphone android is on line
An original amateur radio blog in Esperanto lenguage, all about ham radio, DX, antenna.
Make your own 2 metre 5/8 whip antenna
This article is about a home made project of a whip antenna for 2 meters band. Includes lenght of whip for all frequencies from 140 MHz to 151 MHz both in mm and inches
CQ WW 160 m SSB Contest 2020
The CW mode is held the final full weekend of January. The Phone mode is held the final full weekend of February.
Down Under Amateur Radio Special Event
Over the March 14 – 15 weekend, members of the Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club (SADARC) in Australia will be on the air as VI3RA (Radio Australia), connecting their transceivers to the curtain array and rhombic antennas at the former Radio Australia site in Shepparton. Radio Australia ceased transmitting from the site in 2017
Low Cost HF Portable Antennas
In this Waters and Stanton video Peter Waters G3OJV looks at simple low-cost HF portable antennas
State law protects ham radio operator
The York Dispatch reports on the case of radio amateur Lindsey Fowler K0WXT who installed a short mast at her home
Distracted Driving in Canada update
Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time
Ofcom consultation on EMF compliance
Ofcom is holding a public consultation on proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)
ARRL Audio News - February 21, 2020
ARRL Audio News - February 21, 2020
Mississippi ARES® Emergency Coordinator Credits Training for Effective Tornado Response

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers in DeSoto County, Mississippi, devoted several days in January to assisting local emergency managers in responding to tornado damage in the region. Desoto County Emergency Coordinator Ricky Chambers, KF5WVJ; Assistant EC Gene Adams, KF5KVL; Tate County EC Brad Kerley, KG5TTU, and Andy Luscomb, AG5FG, reported at 3 AM on January 11 to the DeSot...

New World Distance Record Claimed on 122 GHz

A new world distance record of 139 kilometers (86.2 miles) is being claimed by radio amateurs in northern California. This tops the record of 114 kilometers set in 2005 by WA1ZMS and W4WWQ, according to the Distance Records on the ARRL website.

The February 17, 2020, contact was between Mike Lavelle, K6ML, on Mount Vaca (CM88WJ75ON) at 835 meters (2,739.5 feet) above sea level, and Oliver Barret...

France Authorizes Use of 60-Meter Band

Emergency Communication Exercise Set in Northern Florida

On Sunday, March 1, dozens of amateur radio volunteers from several states will take part in a 3-hour exercise in the northern Florida city of Gainesville. The exercise is designed to test and evaluate skills, assets, and strategies for emergency communication, such as those that might be needed in the aftermath of a hurricane. The exercise is being organized by the North Florida Amateur Radio ...

VP8PJ South Orkney Islands DXpedition Anticipates Being on the Air on Sunday, February 23

The VP8PJ DXpedition to South Orkney Islands now anticipates being on the air sometime on Sunday, February 23, a couple of days behind the projected schedule. “The process of assembling the camp continues,” the DXpedition team reported on February 21. “[G]oing well, but will continue throughout today and tomorrow.” And in a follow-up report, “The ice has cleared enough to get the equipment asho...

Include some interesting shortwave radio audio files, recorded BC stations, and a large colletion of SWL QSL cards
York Hamfest
York, PA, hamfest and computer show
The Amateur Television Network
Fast Scan Amateur Television in Alabama, Arizona, Northern California Southern California, Georga, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Washington, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Bishops Stortford Amateur Radio Society
The Bishop's Stortford and District Amateur Radio Society founded in 1967
Historian Wanted
The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) is looking for a Historian
Ham radio club gets free publicity on TV station
WBNG News reports the Binghamton Amateur Radio Association met for one of their regular meetings Wednesday night- something this organization has been doing locally for decades
Yasme Foundation Grants and Excellence Awards
The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made the following grants at its board meeting in Orlando, Florida
ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention
The Great Lakes Division Convention will be held in conjunction with the Toledo Mobile Radio Association’s annual hamfest in Perrysburg, OH, on March 14th and 15th
9J2LA Zambia DXpedition news
Some good news have to be shared. After an endless long process to get our Zambian license we are finally there. A big thanks to Mario/9J2MYT (IK1MYT) and Brian/9J2BO in Lusaka who helped us achieving this important goal. The license has been received just before the weekend
NEMO-1 Ham Radio Buoy report
On January 30 at noon, AMSAT ARGENTINA launched the NEMO-1 buoy into the Atlantic sea, callsign LU7AA. It was transported 70 km east of Mar del Plata by the fishing vessel 'Porteño', from Sandokan
Puerto Rico TV features ham radio
On February 18 the 4 PM newscast of TV station WAPA highlighted the importance of amateur radio for emergency communications in Puerto Rico
Coronavirus outbreak postpones DXpedition
The ARRL report the W8S DXpedition to Swains Island in the Pacific, set to take place in mid-March, has been postponed until Fall due to coronavirus travel restrictions
WA9ZCO Wins the February QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the February 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “CW Combo Key” by Marc Alan Winzenried, WA9ZCO.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issue today.


Ham licence in Thailand
Ham Radio licencing in thailand by on4afu
NC4FB Amateur Radio
Online self-study programs for U. S. Amateur Radio license exams, Canadian Amateur Radio exams, and FCC Commercial Elements 1, 3, 7, 7R, 8 and 9.


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