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Dayton Hamvention Roundup Friday, May 19, 2023

by Mark H. Derks, KC1RVQ, ARRL Acquisitions Editor

The Calm Before

The first official day of 2023 Dayton Hamvention® began with half an hour of calm on the show floor. All the transceivers and whips, the coils of coax, and bins of SMA connecters lay abed beneath their evening coverings -- white plastic tablecloth in the ARRL exhibit space, black canvas covers for neighboring Icom, and others beyo...

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society
Ham Radio/Clubs/Europe/UK/Southern England
Mid Sussex ARS is an RSGB-affiliated club and meets at its headquarters in Burgess Hill on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. They organize various activities ranging from talks by members or guest speakers, evenings on the air using their shack's latest SDR equipment, training evenings and used equipment sales. As well as scheduled club nights, they run many outdoor activities throughout the year, including direction-finding contests, town days, social evenings and Special Event Stations. They even have their own free online training academy!
Battery University
Technical Reference/Batteries
A free educational website offering hands-on battery information. The tutorials evaluate the advantages and limitations of diverse battery chemistries, advise on best choices, and suggest ways to extend life.
Icom Announce ID-50 Compact Digital Dual Bander
The ID-50 is a compact VHF/UHF dual bander with both D-STAR and FM dual modes. Connecting to the D-STAR network, you can call a friend in another city, or other regions around the world with the ID-50. Smart functions such as Band Scope and Picture Sharing function enhance your QSO experience.
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2320
Countries with CEPT Licence, BG2FX Amateur Radios, JBOT QRP linear amplifier, RF Inductor Calculator, DCF77 , JJY, 9X5RU Rwanda,
T-minus 1 Day Until Dayton Hamvention – May 18, 2023

by Mark H. Derks, KC1RVQ, ARRL Acquisitions Editor

The day before Dayton Hamvention® 2023, and already antennas porcupine cars at the University of Dayton Marriott. Cardstock “No Parking” signs issued by the Xenia, Ohio, police department top blonde stakes on the approach to the vendor parking at the Greene County Fairgrounds, a signal about the number of ham radio operators about to descend.


Conventional or Inverter Generators
Technical Reference/Alternative Power
Generators are broken down into three basic types: conventional gas, inverter, and diesel. What is the difference between these? Which is best? Do you even need a generator if you already have solar or other off grid energy available? Let’s sort it out.
ARRL Audio News May 19, 2023

ARRL Audio News May 19, 2023

Marc Tarplee, N4UFP, Section Manager of the ARRL South Carolina Section (SK)

Section Manager of the ARRL South Carolina Section Marc Tarplee, N4UFP, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Tarplee served as the South Carolina Section Technical Coordinator for 7 years before becoming the South Carolina Section Manager in 2010. He was the longest-serving Section Manager of the century within the ARRL Roanoke Division.

He was a member of the York County Amateur Radio Society (Y...

KX3 assembly videos
Radio Equipment/HF Transceivers/Elecraft KX3
Four part series of assembly videos of the Elecraft KX3. Even if these videos are not a step by step format of the build but rather viewing completed steps with learned information, the author pass along to help your build go smoother
Guernsey Amateur Radio Society
Home page of the Guernsey ARS, with info about operating in Guernsey, and an online callbook
Simple Ham Radio Remote
Software/Radio Control
SimpleHRR is a free ham radio remote control web application (or web app) hosted by Raspberry Pi in the ham station to remote control a ham radio HF transceiver through a supported web browser from a Desktop PC, Laptop or Android phone. Supports recent ICOM IC-7x series transceivers
Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club Receives Commendation

The Virginia General Assembly recently issued a resolution commending the Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club, W4UG (VBARC).

House Joint Resolution 681 was carried in the Virginia General Assembly by Virginia Beach Delegate Karen S. Greenhalgh. The resolution was co-patroned in the Virginia Senate by the 8th District Senator Bill DeSteph and the 14th District Senator John Cosgrove.

The commendation...

Antenna Measurements
Testing of real antennas is fundamental to antenna theory. The most common and desired measurements are the antenna radiation pattern including antenna gain and efficiency, the impedance or VSWR, the bandwidth, and the polarization. The procedures and equipment used in antenna measurements are described in this page.
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2319
HF DXView Propagation Map, HF EFHW Antenna Antenna Tuner, A Morse Code Practice Oscillator, URE WebCluster, MSF radio time signal, Morse Code Practice Oscillator, CW Key-to-Rig Switch Box,
National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station Annual Test

The amateur radio station of the National Hurricane Center, WX4NHC (NHC), located on the campus of Florida International University in Miami, will conduct their on-the-air Annual Communications Test on Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 9 AM - 5 PM EDT (1300z- 2100z).

This is the NHC's 43rd year of public service. NHC Amateur Radio Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R/WX4NHC, reports that the purp...

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Celebrate Día del Radioaficionado

Radio amateurs in Puerto Rico have a day to honor their hobby, held this year on Tuesday, May 9. As set out by Law Number 50 of June 7th, 1996, every second Tuesday of the month of May is known as "Día del Radioaficionado de Puerto Rico," or Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Day. It is part of a larger celebration of National Radio Month held each May on the island.

Amateurs received a special proclama...

The Smith Chart
Antennas/Theory/Impedance matching
This tutorial introduces and explains Smith Charts, and then gives an introduction to impedance matching. Smith Chart is a tool to visualize the impedance of a transmission line and antenna system as a function of frequency.
KC7NYR Amateur Radio Site
Ham Radio/Personal Pages/USA
This Website is here to enhance the Amateur Radio experience and for those who are interested in multiple areas of our great hobby. We have information about Amateur Radio Emergency Communications. There are many areas in our great hobby that serve different capacities, ARES, RACES, NTS, FEMA, Linux, and much more.
LW MW Antennas and More
Shortwave Radio/Broadcasters
A large archive of medium-wave and long-wave broadcasting antennas from all over the world
Computer headset adapted for Ham Radio Usage
Technical Reference/Headsets and Speakers
Adapting a common PC earphone with microphone to connect to a transceiver via a homemade pre-amplifier, using a simple chip with aprox 10 db gain. Includes a schematic diagram
ARRL Audio News May 12, 2023

ARRL Audio News May 12, 2023

Congresswoman Lesko Reintroduces Bill to Replace Symbol Rate Limit with Bandwidth Limit

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced The Amateur Radio Communications Improvement Act (H.R. 3241) on May 11, 2023, to require that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminate the obsolete HF digital symbol rate limit with a 2.8 kHz bandwidth limit.

After being petitioned by ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® in 2013 (RM-11708) for the same relief, in 2016 the Co...

FRARS Amateur Radio Club
FRARS is a local ham radio club based in Poole, Dorset and has members active on all bands from 73KHz to Light!
Delta Loopy Ideas
Antennas/Delta loop
Setting up a portable wire delta loop antenna with an MFJ 33ft telescopic fiberglass pole
Dayton Hamvention® 2023 – ARRL Forums

The Rooster Net: For Whom the Rooster QSOs!

On May 26, 2023, The Rooster Net will celebrate 24,000 daily sessions on 3.990 MHz.

Doug Frothingham, K2IZI (SK), founded the Rooster Net on September 10, 1957. The net has met at 6:00 AM Eastern time every day without any interruptions since, possibly making it the longest-running amateur radio net.

Besides its more-than- 65-year existence, the Rooster Net operates without any rules or a traditi...

Logbook of the World - LoTW
ARRL's Logbook of the World (LoTW) system is a repository of log records submitted by users from around the world. When both participants in a QSO submit matching QSO records to LoTW, the result is a QSL that can be used for ARRL award credit.
Peaberry Software Defined Radio Transceiver
Technical Reference/Software Defined Radio
Construct the Peaberry, a SoftRock-compatible SDR transceiver. This project is aimed to build an amateur radio transceiver that operates on the medium or short wave bands
Ham Radio Project Seeks Science and Tech-Minded Students

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is looking for up to 20 young adults to join their online amateur radio project, Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum. This is the second running of this pilot program.

The program will run from August 7, 2023 - May 13, 2024, for 3 - 6 hours each week. Students selected for the program will receive hands-on experience and learn how the electromag...

ARRL - About Feed Lines
Antennas/Feed Lines
The feed line (also called the transmission line) is the RF power conduit between your radio and your antenna. The quality of your feed line is critical to your station. ARRL Article that explains differences among various commonly used feed line systems
ARRL Ready to Welcome Attendees at Dayton Hamvention® 2023

Dayton Hamvention 2023, ham radio's largest annual gathering, is just two weeks away. Gates open for the 3-day event on Friday, May 19, at 9 AM, at the Greene County Fair and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Spokesperson Michael Kalter, W8CI, reports that 700 volunteers are working to get the event ready.

"We like to think of Hamvention as ham radio's people event, and we have a lot to offer," said K...

WA5HOT Heart of Texas Ham Operators Group

Operating Aids/Maps
This dynamic DX Map aggregates various resources that will help radio amateurs to operate their stations in search of long distance contacts, DX. HamDXMap displays current MUF values and foF2 critical frequency values around the globe.
Ham365 DX Peditions Calendar
DX Resources/DX Calendars
Ham365 let you follow the main DX-peditions on a dedicated calendar page that shows the schedule of all monthly expeditions, running dxpeditions and even shows the dxpeditions reported on their users logs or cluster spots.


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