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FCC Not Processing New License Applications

ARRL News - Thu, 04/27/2023 - 4:35pm


On Wednesday, April 27, in a notice to all VECs, the FCC again asked them to refrain from submitting any amateur radio exam session or license application files while the Commission works to resolve an issue with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) application filing system.

The ULS application filing system was not functioning properly last week and then the FCC indicated the problem ...

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Thursday 28 July 2022: UCARC Weekly Net

Club Events Beta - 4 hours 47 min ago
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Venue: -145.350 Mhz CTCSS Tone 127.3
Category: Club Event - Activity
Weekly Union County Club Net on the Marysville 2 Meter Repeater

Comet-NCG – Dayton Hamvention 2022

QRZ Now - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 2:26pm

2022 saw the return of the Dayton Hamvention and also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the world’s largest ham radio trade show. Ham Radio Outlet went to the show, of course and spoke to many of the vendors.

Antenna Yagi Antenna GXP-7 (7 elements 5 bands) December 30, 2014 No comments

  Resonant frequency [Resonance frequency]: 28, 21, 14 MHz Frequency [Frequency]: 24, 18 MHz Logoperiodic Number of elements [Number of elements]... Read more

Building 2 Meter Vertical Moxon June 03, 2016 No comments

Building a 2-Meter Moxon by Stephen Dunifer Source´S : http://www.moxonantennaproject.com/ and VE3STL   Read more

Create CLP-5130-1N VHF/UHF Log-Periodic Antennas – VHF/UHF, 21 Elements, 50-1300 MHz March 15, 2016 No comments

VHF/UHF Log-Periodic Antenna Antenna, LPDA Type, VHF/UHF, 21 Elements, 50-1300 MHz, 500 W, 50 ohms, 6.66 ft. Boom Length, Type N, Female Create CLP-51... Read more

Antenna Construction and the Optimized Wideband Antenna March 15, 2021 No comments

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3D Print – 3 element 2m (145 MHz) Ultra Portable yagi May 26, 2015 No comments

3D Print – 3 element 2m (145 MHz) Ultra Portable yagi by OK1CDJ Description Tape measurement yagi. Weight only 170 g. The longest part is 530 mm... Read more

Antenna Design and Measurement Software June 22, 2020 No comments

AnTune software assists in designing antennas and RF impedance networks. Their software runs on PC/Windows and can communicate with a Vector Network A... Read more

SmartSDR for iOS v3.06.02 Now Available October 21, 2019 No comments

FlexRadio Systems announces the release of SmartSDR for iOS v3.06.02 is now available for download or update from the Apple App Store. This App requir... Read more

Cushcraft MA-5B Yagi Antenna February 28, 2015 No comments

Cushcraft Compact HF Multi-Band Beam Yagi Antenna10-20 MetersThe MA5B, Compact HF Multi-Band BeamSmall Footprint — Big SignalMA5B, Cushcraft’s m... Read more

Review Portable Power for Amateur Radio – Ham Radio Q&A June 27, 2019 No comments

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AnyTone 578 Mobile Review in QST Magazine July 12, 2020 No comments

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Grounding the Computer April 25, 2022 No comments

Rob, WD4IFT, is installing a new ham shack and wants to know how he should ground the computer. Dave here to help explain what he suggests… Read more

“A Day At MFJ.” How Their Products Are Made And How Quality Is Job December 21, 2020 No comments

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Review of Chameleon P-Loop Magnetic Antenna May 30, 2017 No comments

  CHA P-LOOP 2.07.0-29.7 MHz The CHA P-LOOP 2.0 was designed with portability, ease of use simplicity, ruggedness and high performance in mind. U... Read more

Anan 7000DLE II Review July 14, 2020 No comments

The ANAN-7000DLE MKII monoblock SDR transceiver incorporates an Intel 8th Generation i5/i7 core computer, the SDR client software is preloaded and cal... Read more

The QCX-Mini 20m QRP Rig Kit Arrives December 30, 2020 No comments

QCX-mini: a feature-packed, high performance, single-band 5W CW transceiver kit, with WSPR beacon and built-in alignment/test equipment. Available for... Read more

N Female Connector Installation (10mm /.400″ Coax) July 18, 2019 No comments

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Equipment Harbor Freight Solar Panel for Ham Radio [ Video ] May 07, 2016 No comments

As an easy introductory solar project I purchased Harbor Freight’s 45 watt solar kit for my ham radio use.   Read more

Powerwerx 30 Amp Desktop DC Switching Power Supply with Powerpoles June 08, 2015 No comments

Power Supply This small regulated switching power supply features 2 Powerpole outputs in front and 1/4″ binding posts in rear. Machined metal fr... Read more

LimeSDR Mini 2.0 – An open, full-duplex, USB stick software defined radio March 10, 2022 No comments

LimeSDR Mini 2.0 is an upgraded, drop-in replacement for LimeSDR Mini, a hardware platform for developing and prototyping high-performance and lo... Read more

BURST 2000A – HF power amplifier November 26, 2018 No comments

Technical characteristics of HF power amplifier BURST-2000A 2200 W PEP output power (SSB and CW) All HF bands, including WARC bands and 6 meters Rated... Read more

N6ARA TinyPaddle – Jack – Assembled February 09, 2022 No comments

N6ARA TinyPaddle – Jack – Assembled Small and lightweight iambic paddles. Intended use: Backup paddles for field operations Ultralight radio kits User... Read more

Airspy HF+ Discovery is the Most Refined HF/VHF SDR November 24, 2020 No comments

The Airspy HF+ Discovery sets a new standard in terms of reception performance with extra pre-selectors for all the supported bands and a New DSP Core... Read more

ICOM IC-705 FULL POWER With The ANKER 521 Power Station April 14, 2022 No comments

ICOM IC-705 FULL POWER With The ANKER 521 Power Station Check out Anker 521 Portable Power Station Read more

WiMo QRM Eliminator January 28, 2022 No comments

QRM Eliminator, Two Antenna Signal Phasing Unit, with T/R Relay PTT control, Metal Enclosure, Status LED, 12V, 150 mA, Each The WiMo QRM Eliminator is... Read more

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West Mountain Radio – Dayton Hamvention 2022

QRZ Now - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 7:16am

West Mountain Radio 

2022 saw the return of the Dayton Hamvention and also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the world’s largest ham radio trade show. Ham Radio Outlet went to the show, of course and spoke to many of the vendors. In this video, your Ham Radio Sensei, Julian Frost (N3JF) spoke with Mark Siegesmund from West Mountain Radio

Antenna Rotating Tower For Ham Radio 30 Feet Tall At Jim W6LG’s House And Can Be Used For Emergency Comms August 06, 2020 No comments

“Jim Heath W6LG shows his newly installed antenna and tower at his residence. The tower has a maximum height of 30 feet as restricted by Placer... Read more

What is a Bi-Cone Antenna ? June 15, 2015 No comments

Bi-Cone Antenna he Bi-Cone Antenna is a Dipole Antenna The Bi-Cone antenna is essentially a finite length dipole antenna that exhibits very wide reson... Read more

Mobile Antenna Model 100A-HP 3.2 to 29 MHz August 29, 2015 No comments

Mobile Antenna Model 100A-HP When properly installed on your vehicle the Model 100A-HP will provide continuous coverage from 3.2 to 29 MHz with the su... Read more

The ULTIMAX-8040 broadband dual band double bazooka for 40 & 80 meters July 06, 2015 No comments

The ULTIMAX-8040 broadband dual band double bazooka for 40 & 80 meters is a fantastic antenna using a newly designed “HY-Q” coax coils that gives... Read more

Diamond V2000A Antenna for 6m-2m-70cm April 11, 2022 No comments

The V2000A is the U.S. version of the V2000 Tri-Band Antenna. This antenna has been optimized for the U.S. FM Bands. The V2000A utilizes a linear phas... Read more

The X7 Triband Yagi – Cushcraft December 22, 2014 No comments

  X7 BIG THUNDER TRIBANDER YAGIThe X7 Triband Yagi is geared to set new standards in both radiating performance and mechanical reliability. The p... Read more

The CDAA Antenna and the Wullenweber January 30, 2015 No comments

A CDAA  of which the Wullenweber is a type, consists of a group of omnidirectional antennas symmetrically spaced about the periphery of a circular ref... Read more

Active Antenna Amplifier (model AAA-1C) February 22, 2016 No comments

Active Antenna Amplifier The Kit The amplifier kit consists of the following parts: Amplifier board (mounted and tested) Control board (mounted and te... Read more

Review How To Program a Baofeng Ham Radio Easy and FAST With CHIRP March 17, 2020 No comments

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Unboxing the TYT TH-8600 Mini-Mobile Radio March 13, 2017 No comments

TYT’s newest addition to their analog radio line is the TH-8600, which is a full-color screen dual band mini-mobile radio. Outputting 25-watts o... Read more

IC-7610 VS. FTdx-101D September 06, 2019 No comments

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Impedance, Basic Description For Ham Radio With Jim Heath W6LG YouTube Elmer June 11, 2020 No comments

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Yaesu Reveals the FTM-300DR Dual Band Mobile Radio June 12, 2020 No comments

    The new FTM-300DR provides stable and reliable 50W RF power output. As in recent YAESU mobile transceivers, the FTM-300DR is also equipped with a... Read more

Using the MFJ-1708SDR To Have A Wide Band Pan-adapter August 01, 2019 No comments

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DISCOVERY TX 500 Upgrade Amplifier & ATU! October 21, 2021 No comments

We look at the latest firmware update and also at the upcoming accessories. GENERAL FEATURES – Splash proof & Dustproof Portable SDR 160-6-m... Read more

ASSEMBLY “N” CONNECTOR FOR ULTRAFLEX 13 MKII 720p December 11, 2015 No comments

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Equipment New Firmware Icom Updates for the IC-705, IC-7300, IC-9700 to include Smoother FT8 Mode Operation March 05, 2021 No comments

Icom will be releasing new firmware for our IC-705, IC-7300 and IC-9700 transceivers. The updates are planned to improve the user experience and incor... Read more

Yamaha CM500 Headset with built-in microfone May 28, 2015 No comments

Yamaha CM500 Headset The Yamaha CM500 is a Circumaural headset that combines a pair of comfortable, noise-attenuating earcups and flexible headband wi... Read more

First KX3 with PX3 January 06, 2020 No comments

“I’m trying out the first KX3 with PX3 retrofit. It is big, but it looks really nice and sounds amazing! Cost for parts, labor and US ship... Read more

Compact In-Line stereo DSP noise cancelling module -BHI June 30, 2019 No comments

Compact In-Line stereo DSP noise cancelling module £179.95 Net Price (ex VAT) £ 149.96 Add to Cart Compact In-Line 0.270 kg Weight: A-COMPACT IN-LINE... Read more

ICOM External speaker SP-41 for IC-7651 and IC-7300 February 21, 2018 No comments

A high-quality external speaker that matches the IC-7610 best.  Dual watch ® is also comfortable with input switching . Dual watch can be done comfort... Read more

HAMlab 160-6 100W – SDR Transceiver September 11, 2017 No comments

HAMlab 160-6 100W – SDR Transceiver Highlights SDR + measurement instruments rugged steel housing LDMOSFET 10W Linear amplifier (160M-6M) 1Gsps... Read more

New ICOM IC 7300 ( ENGLISH VERSION ) August 24, 2015 No comments

 ICOM IC 7300 High Quality Real-Time Spectrum Scope RF Direct Sampling System Class Leading Phase Noise Characteristics Large Touch Screen Color TFT L... Read more

MKU PA 23CM-1200W A – Power Amplifier May 18, 2022 No comments

High power linear amplifier for the 23 cm Amateur Radio band Our high-performance amplifier for the 23 cm amateur radio band achieves great performanc... Read more

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JIANPAI 8R Four Band LED Color Screen VHF/UHF Handheld Radio

QRZ Now - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 7:11am


Four Band LED Color Screen VHF/UHF Handheld Radio

Antenna The most effective way to place a long wire antenna January 30, 2021 No comments

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CrankIR from SteppIR – Portable Ham Radio Antenna July 07, 2020 No comments

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Antennas for Difficult Situations: Ask Dave Episode 7 June 22, 2016 No comments

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RX ANTENNA MINIWHIP 100Khz- 30Mhz- HAMBUY September 24, 2015 No comments

RX ANTENNA MINIWHIP MOVIL 100Khz- 30Mhz Price : 79,00 € More:         Read more

Gizmotchy Beam Antenna February 23, 2016 No comments

The Gizmotchy® high performance horizontal and vertical beam antenna traces its roots back to the early dawn of CB history.  The Gizmotchy® antenna st... Read more

Finding Annoying Power Line Noise – Ham Radio March 04, 2020 No comments

Power Line Noise MFJ-5008  ULTRA-SONIC RECEIVER W/PARABOLIC REFLECTOR, 18~DIAHF and VHF operation can be affected by noise on the bands which mak... Read more

Multiband Ground Plane Antenna [ 3D print ] March 15, 2022 No comments

Ham Radio Multiband Ground Plane Antenna by ok1cdj Download Files :https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2030237 This is remix from http://www.thingiverse... Read more

Butternut HF5B 5-Band Butterfly Beam Antenna December 10, 2014 No comments

  Butternut HF5B 5-Band Butterfly Beam Antenna Five popular HF bands 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters in a rotatable, two element beam? No Lossy trap... Read more

Review Baofeng BF-F8HP Dual Band UHF/VHF – 8 Watt output [ Video ] July 11, 2015 No comments

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Xiegu X5105 QRP Portable HF Radio – Review and Demo HF/6m September 06, 2017 No comments

Operating mode: A1A(CW),A3E(AM),J3E(USB/LSB),F3E(FM) minimum frequency stepping: 1Hz Antenna impedance: 50Ω Operating temperature range: -10℃ ~ +60℃ F... Read more

Yeasu FTDX10 Catalog [ EN ] December 07, 2020 No comments

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FTdx10 vs IC-7300 Comparison January 15, 2021 No comments

This week Jonathan compares the new Yaesu FTdx10 and the Icom IC-7300. What are your comments on either? Read more

Reverse Beacon Network Made Easy with the Icom IC-7300 March 15, 2021 No comments

“Bruce Bittenbender, K3BBB, suggested I look at how easy it is to use the Reverse Beacon Network (www.reversebeacon.net) with the Icom 7300. You... Read more

General Amateur Radio Exam part 13. Digital Modes pt 5, HF Antennas part 3 – Ham College 42 July 03, 2018 No comments

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Jim, W6LG, Shows an Electrical Plug After It Failed June 01, 2018 No comments

Jim shows what happened to an electrical plug after it developed a loose screw. Read more

Ultimate Raspberry Pi Build | Ham Radio November 27, 2019 No comments

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Equipment Hambuilder All Band Trx Full set (RTC03+BritX+HBRF01+20WPA) fully assembled August 01, 2017 No comments

Hambuilder HBR8HF HF transceiver full set board and parts This is an assembled and tested board set for build fully operated HF All band transceiver c... Read more

New Russian PA. 2000 Watts . Liquid cooling. Weighs only 14 pounds! January 27, 2019 No comments

  BURST 2000A HF power amplifier BURST-2000A 2200 W PEP output power (SSB and CW) All HF bands, including WARC bands and 6 meters Rated input pow... Read more

MRF101AN: 100 W CW over 1.8-250 MHz, 50 V Wideband RF Power LDMOS Transistor June 25, 2019 No comments

These devices, MRF101AN and MRF101BN, are designed for use in HF and VHF communications, industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) and broadcast and ae... Read more

LDG RT-100 Remote Tuner May 11, 2016 No comments

RT-100 LDG has announced the RT-100. The RT-100 is a 100 watt coax in / coax out remote tuner designed to be placed near the feedpoint of the antenna.... Read more

CW decoder CWD2014M December 06, 2015 No comments

CW decoder  The kit has been developed in the meeting A1 Club’s CW enthusiast I was commercialized GR301A / er When the paddle and vertical swin... Read more

Yaesu FT-991 [ New Video ] December 16, 2014 No comments

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Arduino Antenna Rotator – DIY September 08, 2016 No comments

“After 5 years of operation of the antenna HexBeam I decided to remove the antenna from the chimney and put on a 10m mast in the garden. In the... Read more

NooElec NESDR Nano 2 – 25MHz-1750MHz December 03, 2015 No comments

Product Description   Brand new re-design! The NESDR Nano 2 are custom-made by NooElec for SDR applications, though they will still function as qualit... Read more

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PrepComm MMX TearDown – Keyboard CW?

QRZ Now - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 7:04am

PrepComm MMX TearDown

The MMX Multi-band Morse Code Transceiver is the evolution of the DMX-40+ Morse Code Transceiver,and includes the keyboard!  It has the same industry-leading decoder, the same high sensitive SDR receiver, 10 frequency memories per band, RPL microprogramming for custom automation, and more.  However, what is added is a band board plug-in system that supports up to 3 bands.  Currently, the supported bands include 80, 40, and 20 meters.  You can purchase a single band MMX, and add other bands later, purchase a dual band MMX, and add the third band later, or even get all three bands on your initial order!

Specifications are similar to the DMX-40+, such as receiver sensitivity of -119 dBm.  Power output is highest on 40 meter, and slightly lower on 80 and 20 meter bands, as listed in the Specifications tab in the right column.



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How to Read an SWR Curve April 28, 2022 No comments

“It’s impportant we understand where an antenna tunes and what is the 1.5:1 bandwidth, particularly for Amplifier users and those without... Read more

Antenna Lifting Kite May 13, 2015 No comments

  Antenna Lifting Kite One of the most enjoyable portable activities that you can do with the family or alone is using a kite-borne antenna. I ha... Read more

2 Meter & 70 Centimeter Mobile Halo Antenna Project January 13, 2015 No comments

“I have wanted to try 2 meter SSB mobile for some time but did not have a horizontally polarized antenna to try it out. Since I had success buil... Read more

C31XR-JK Tribander 10/15/20m – Re-Designed, Optimized & Improved July 17, 2017 No comments

The C31XR-JK (Tribander) has been re-designed, optimized & Improved from the very popular Force 12 Tribander of all times for contesters and Dx... Read more

ICOM AH-710 Folded Dipole Antennas AH-710 April 16, 2015 No comments

Wire Antenna, Assembled, Multi-Band, Non-resonant, 150 W, UHF Male, PL-259, 80.3 ft. Length, Each Wire Antenna Band Wire Antenna Frequency 160 meters... Read more

3D Printing – A Ham Radio dipole center with BNC and 1:1 balun February 26, 2018 No comments

Showing how easy and quick it is to design a custom center insulator for a dipole Here’s the 3D part if you want to print one for yourself.... Read more

XR6 | COMPACT 11 ELEMENT 20 /17 / 15 / 12 / 10 / 6 METER MULTI-MONO YAGI June 02, 2015 No comments

For years InnovAntennas co-owner Bill AA7XT pestered his InnovAntennas business partner Justin G0KSC to design an antenna that would cover 20 through... Read more

Review Unboxing Elad FDM-DUO – Small stand alone SDR QRP May 24, 2017 No comments

This is an unboxing video about the Elad FDM-DUO, a small stand alone SDR QRP, also comes with a complete SDR control software. Read more

Yaesu FT-818 – Unboxing [ Video ] March 28, 2018 No comments

The new FT-818 incorporates all the many basic and attractive features of the ever-popular FT-817ND while providing upgrades desired by many existing... Read more

How to set up Compression on your HF radio March 14, 2021 No comments

*Photo : K2FX “Oggie Harry Rundall, AC3EK, wrote to me about an experience he had setting compression on his Icom IC-7300. That prompted me to i... Read more

Icom Reveals the ID-52A/E Dual Band DSTAR Radio | New DSTAR Radio Announced! August 09, 2020 No comments

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Grounding should be done on the Ground May 31, 2021 No comments

KN4ZBK, has a grounding set up that needs some adjustment in order to have the highest chance to protect his home and equipment. Read more

ICOM IC-705 Review and Full Walk Through January 14, 2021 No comments

Here’s the complete and detailed review of the ICOM IC-705. If you are already an owner of this unit, this video covers the essentials of the op... Read more

DMR Dual Band Radioddity GD-77 Review HT October 25, 2017 No comments

Here is a video just showing the Radioddity GD-77 dual band DMR HT. A much better model than the GD-55, and definately worth the price over a TYT MD-3... Read more

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“This week I’m reviewing the Openspot by Shark RF. No images to hunt down, It runs D-Star, DMR & Fusion all in one box. Don’t fo... Read more

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QRZ Now - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 6:54am

For this week’s Something for the Weekend Tony and Richard go out to the park to demonstrate the new portable antenna systems from JPC!




Antenna GB 10elm 144MHz Quad May 31, 2015 No comments

GB 10elm 144MHz Quad Details GB 10elm 144MHz Quad for Horizontal or Vertical mounting Turning:2,20m ( 7ft) Boom:3,80m (12ft) Aluminium ( 2 parts) Wire... Read more

Ham Radio Anthology : Antennas 1973-1975 July 19, 2015 No comments

Carefully selected, these first two antenna anthologies cover all types of antenna designs and theory from 160 meters through microwaves. All articles... Read more

2/2 (4) element 7/10MHz Yagi (3.9m) Force12 Antennas March 12, 2015 No comments

  Force12 Antennas  – A super-compact dualband 7/10MHz WARC band Yagi with single feedpoint The 4-LFAR-40/30, an Excellent super-compact Du... Read more

New Book: Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is Now Shipping! March 16, 2018 No comments

ncrease your station’s receive performance with new book Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur by ARRL author Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ.   Althou... Read more

10m Telescopic Flag Pole Antenna Support March 21, 2016 No comments

The inside diameter of the 10m pole is just over 44mm which means you can internally sleeve a 44mm tube inside the pole to give you lots of options fo... Read more

Butternut HF5B 5-Band Butterfly Beam Antenna December 10, 2014 No comments

  Butternut HF5B 5-Band Butterfly Beam Antenna Five popular HF bands 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters in a rotatable, two element beam? No Lossy trap... Read more

Center Loading the Wolf River Silver Bullet 1000 November 28, 2019 No comments

“Wold River Coils has a new accessory for Silver Bullet 500 & 1000 coils called the UAFI or You Asked For It kit. The UAFI is a pair of exte... Read more

Little Tarheel II | Mobile HF 80-6 Meter Ham Radio Antenna March 22, 2021 No comments

The Little Tarheel (TH-1L), when properly installed on your vehicle, will provide continuous coverage from 7.0 to 54 MHz with the supplied whip. The L... Read more

Review SunSDR2 DX HF Transceiver Setup and Demo August 25, 2020 No comments

Expert Electronics SunSDR2 DX HF 100W, 6M 50W, VHF 8W Transceiver with Direct Digitization and Direct Signal Synthesis The SunSDR2 DX transceiver base... Read more

Best Ham Radio Antenna Analyzer for OFF-GRID, Camping, SOTA February 25, 2022 No comments

Antenna Analyzer What is the best ham radio antenna analyzer for off-grid comms, SOTA (summits on the air) camping, outdoors, etc? And why? Frequency... Read more

Heil Sound of Bob Heil explaining the Parametric Audio Systems (PRAS) November 30, 2018 No comments

The Heil Sound Parametric Receive Audio System (PRAS) is a state-of-the-art audio system that enhances the internal audio systems of amateur radio, sh... Read more

SDRplay RSP 1A Review and SDR Primer December 07, 2017 No comments

The new 14 bit SDR wideband receiver from the UK. I also include a 15 minute SDR primer https://www.sdrplay.com/rsp1a/ KEY BENEFITS __________________... Read more

Icom IC-705 Interview with Ray Novak from Orlando Hamcation 2020 February 08, 2020 No comments

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QCX+ the new QRP Labs 5W transceiver kit May 27, 2020 No comments

QCX+: a feature-packed, high performance, single-band 5W CW transceiver kit, with WSPR beacon and built-in alignment/test equipment. Available for 80,... Read more

How Antenna Traps Work January 27, 2021 No comments

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Latest on the Icom IC-705 From Ray Novak | Youtubers Hamfest May 25, 2020 No comments

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Equipment BUILD A COMPUTER TO CW INTERFACE February 15, 2016 No comments

Using a well-known circuit, I show you how to build a simple computer interface so that your logging software can send CW through your radio. The logg... Read more

Five-Watt SDR Transciever for Hams – RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio November 21, 2016 No comments

The RS-HFIQ is a high performance Software Defined Radio (SDR) 5W Transceiver for CW, SSB, AM, FM and digital modes. Product Summary Not just another... Read more

TEN-TEC Rebel Model 506 Open Source QRP CW Transceiver November 18, 2014 No comments

The TEN-TEC Rebel model 506 transceiver is designed with the purpose of providing Ham Radio operators a platform for developing and writing code using... Read more

Ham Radio GoBox Update 2018 by DL1GKK September 09, 2018 No comments

Ham Radio GoBox by Karl-Heinz Krawczyk “In October 2017 I fulfilled my wish to have a digital amateur radio station as compact as possible in on... Read more

ARS-USB AZIMUTH by EA4TX January 30, 2015 No comments

  Antenna Rotator System is the most popular and universal engine management antenna rotator. With this new generation that includes a USB port,... Read more

TitanSDR – 9 kHz to 32 MHz frequency coverage January 25, 2015 No comments

    TitanSDR Multichannel HF Receiver Parallel Demodulation, Recording and Analysis of up to 40 HF Emissions Applications Homeland security... Read more

EXTRAFLEX BURY /.400″ – Low loss Coax Cable July 12, 2019 No comments

EXTRAFLEX BURY /.400″ [10,3 mm / 0,405 inches Cable]                      WHY CHOOSE THIS CABLE: – The only 10,3mm coax that can be use bo... Read more

New ! Maestro Wireless Remote April 22, 2016 No comments

Gerald Youngblood, President and CEO of Flex Radio Systems gives us a demo of the new Maestro wireless remote system which controls most of the Flex R... Read more

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Tuesday 5 July 2022: Club Meeting

Club Events Beta - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 4:01pm
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Venue: EMA Station 720 Address
Category: Club Event - Meeting
Club Meetings will be held at :
Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040

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Saturday 25 June 2022 - Sunday 26 June 2022: ARRL Field Day

Club Events Beta - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 12:53am
All day
Venue: Union County EMA Station 720 Address
Category: Club Event - Activity
ARRL Field Day

SDRplay SDRconnect demo at Friedrichshafen 2022

QRZ Now - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 7:19am

This video shows the demo we showed at Ham Radio 2022, in Friedrichshafen, Germany. This demonstrates the core underlying technology behind what we’re calling “SDRconnect” “SDRconnect” is the new name for the multiplatform version of SDRuno (up till now we called it SDRuno V2)

We demonstrated the completely rewritten Core DSP engine for Spectrum and Waterfall displays – with the prototype software running on a Raspberry Pi computer. We also show the networking capability by remotely accessing an RSP based in the UK.

This is still an early stage demo, and the software team have a lot to do to complete the graphical user interface.

Work is underway on the new graphical user interface which:

• Retains the style and popular features of SDRuno

• Offers a more consistent and intuitive layout

• Addresses fixes and improvements suggested by users ever since SDRuno was first adopted.

SDRplay plans to release the first version of SDRconnect before the end of 2022. SDRplay is promising that SDRconnect will fully support the older obsolete RSP2 and RSP2pro products, although the original RSP1 (phased out in 2017) will not be supported by SDRconnect. (SDRuno V1.42 will continue to be available for RSP1 users).

The new graphical user interface will bring a lot of advantages based on what users have been asking for – like more consistency in the way panels and menus are organised making it more intuitive and easy to use, and the ability to lock panels together.

Antenna Four-square eight directions antenna system, with dummy load power indicator and high power May 24, 2019 No comments

4SQ-8DIR antenna system The four-square phased-vertical array if used by many contesters and DXers for oreration on the low bands. This construction m... Read more

Do antenna tuners help with shortwave listening? December 20, 2021 No comments

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Ham Radio Antenna Project: Ham Sticks on a Motorcycle! July 31, 2020 No comments

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RigExpert Stick 230 Antenna Analyzer Review & Operation September 10, 2020 No comments

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20M Vertical Dipole – Amazing Performance – T2LT Design July 01, 2021 No comments

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Diamond V2000A Antenna for 6m-2m-70cm April 11, 2022 No comments

The V2000A is the U.S. version of the V2000 Tri-Band Antenna. This antenna has been optimized for the U.S. FM Bands. The V2000A utilizes a linear phas... Read more

Portable Carbon Fiber Telescopic Antenna Mast With Premium Tripod, Review/Demo September 08, 2020 No comments

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Hybrid Double Quad Antenna 2m 2/HDQ5 April 12, 2015 No comments

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Review First contact with this new Chinese made FX9B QRP February 13, 2019 No comments

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Digirig Radio Interface – Baofeng Winlink & CHIRP programming February 24, 2022 No comments

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Best Coax Cable for Portable Operation February 07, 2022 No comments

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Langstone Project – SDR Transceiver using an Adalm PlutoSDR September 16, 2020 No comments

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7 Things When Building Your Ham Radio Shack May 19, 2022 No comments

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Make Wires Stay Twisted Together July 12, 2020 No comments

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How do I Ground My Transceiver in a Recreational Vehicle April 15, 2021 No comments

Devin, KM4ENW, asks how to ground his 2m/70cm radio in his RV. I show how to use the frame of the RV as a good counterpoise. Read more

Elk Log Periodic 2M/440LBB, Review/Satellite Antenna December 02, 2019 No comments

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Equipment Perseus SDR – EladUSA July 01, 2020 No comments

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DAV – FCA1000: 1250W Linear amplifier – 160 to 6 Meter September 09, 2017 No comments

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Expert Electronics MB1 Prime 2021 August 24, 2021 No comments

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LRN Precision LD-11 QRP Transceiver April 03, 2016 No comments

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Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR May 18, 2018 No comments

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Kenwood TS-480HX / 480SAT December 08, 2014 No comments

  Kenwood TS-480HX / 480SAT Tailor-made for DX’ing, the new TS-480HX HF transceiver raises the bar on portable performance. Despite its com... Read more

New DV4Home V2 digital IP transceiver for D-Star, DMR, C4FM, NXDN October 29, 2017 No comments

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General3D Baofeng Handheld Radio Stand September 06, 2018 No comments

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New Treasurer John Sager, WJ7S, Says ARRL a Perfect Match

ARRL News - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 1:38am
ARRL's new Treasurer, John R. Sager, WJ7S, officially took office on May 1, 2022, and is already helping to plan the ARRL's financial future.

Sager brings with him over 40 years of financial management experience. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Cash Manager, and holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah.

What led him to ARRL...

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ARRL to Host LIVE Video from W1AW for Field Day

ARRL News - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 1:22am

Join ARRL live from W1AW via YouTube for 2022 ARRL Field Day! See all of the fun involved with Field Day, and ask your questions about the event in the Live Chat and get them answered in real time. Watch on ARRL's YouTube channel at youtu.be/RN8mc3NVdwg starting on June 25, 2022, at 1:30 PM Eastern / 10:30 AM Pacific / 1730 UTC.

W1AW is among the world's most recongizable call signs. It is the p...

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2022 ARRL Field Day Weekend -- Are You Ready?

ARRL News - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 1:04am
One of the most anticipated amateur radio operating events of the year in the United States, Canada, and worldwide is this weekend. ARRL Field Day kicks off at 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 25, and concludes at 2059 UTC on Sunday, June 26. Last year, almost 27,000 individuals participated in ARRL Field Day, logging over 1.4 million two-way radio contacts during the event.

For 2022, there are some n...
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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 1:56pm

This past reporting week (June 16-22) began with a bang, when the daily sunspot number was 159. But sunspot numbers declined every day to finally reach 80 on June 22.

One new sunspot group emerged on June 15, another on June 16, one more on June 18, and another on June 21.

Average daily sunspot number over the week was 124.6, up substantially from 74.3 the previous seven days.

Average daily solar...

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ARRL Audio News June 24, 2022

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:00am

Mini DIGITAL PWR / SWR meter review

QRZ Now - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 7:11pm

This is the review of a Mini portable PWR and SWR meter with built-in battery and High SWR warning buzzer. There are also the Xiegu X6100’s output power measurements in the video. Another purpose of this review is to explain for beginners how to measure SWR on the antenna and ouput power from transceiver with this or any other similar device.

Frequency range: 1.8mhz-50mhz

Measurement range: 0.5w-120w (up to 210W, long-time FM, am, CW mode is recommended to be less than 120W, SSB mode is optional)

Measurement accuracy: <± 5%

Standing wave range: 1.0-99.99

Access interface: sl16 (block m)

Charging interface: type-C

Aluminum alloy shell size: 63mm * 88mm * 38mm (excluding protruding parts)

Battery capacity: 1000mah

Insertion loss: < 0.1dB

Charging shows red light, full green light and working yellow light

When the standing wave is greater than 2.5, the buzzer prompts intermittently

If the standing wave is greater than 3.0, the buzzer will prompt continuously

Battery undervoltage, buzzer continuous prompt

Antenna ANTENNA LAUNCHER – THE AIR BOSS DEMONSTRATION October 18, 2016 No comments

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New Antenna 50 and 70MHz – 4 el Moxon May 16, 2016 No comments

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NANOVNA V2 VIDEO TUTORIALS July 02, 2020 No comments

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Yaesu FTM-100DR Wires-X Portable Digital Node + Firmware Update February 28, 2019 No comments

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SharkRF Openspot3, The Most Advanced Digital Ham Hotspot! December 25, 2019 No comments

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Ham Radio Forms a Planet-Sized Space Weather Sensor Network February 11, 2021 No comments

The article “Ham Radio Forms a Planet-Sized Space Weather Sensor Network,” appeared on February 9 in Eos, Earth & Space Science News — an American... Read more

ZUMSpot Nextion 3.5” Ham Radio Hotspot First Look July 12, 2020 No comments

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Finding and Fixing RFI April 28, 2021 No comments

RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) has been a problem for Ham radio operators and SWL’s (Shortwave listeners) since the radio hobby began. Both from n... Read more

Equipment Ray Novak, N9JA – Icom America – Manufacturers Showcase June 11, 2021 No comments

“We are live with Ray Novak, N9JA, Sales manager of ICOM America with Tim, K3LR. What questions do you have for Ray?” Read more

RFinder P2 Dual Band Android DMR Tablet | FIRST LOOK! May 21, 2021 No comments

Today we go over the newest Android DMR device from RFinder, the P2 tablet with a 7″ screen. This is a dual band DMR and Analog radio built into... Read more

ANAN-8000DLE HF & 6M 200W SDR Transeiver November 23, 2016 No comments

The ANAN-8000DLE HF & 6M 200W SDR Transceiver meets and exceeds the requirements of even the most discerning Amateur Radio Operator, it is based o... Read more

Diamond CX-210N November 17, 2014 No comments

The Diamond CX-210N is a low loss, two position coaxial switch providing very low loss and high isolation. It is rated DC to 3000 MHz and can handle u... Read more

IC-9700 VHF/UHF/23CM All-Mode SDR Transceiver UK Availability and Projected Pricing October 31, 2018 No comments

IC-9700 Icom Inc. has released more details about the launch of the IC-9700 VHF/UHF/23CM All-Mode SDR Transceiver. Icom plans to release this high-per... Read more

NEW Alinco DM330FXE 30A Supply with USB ports July 30, 2015 No comments

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Transceiver RFI Kit – 5 Noise Reduction Filters February 08, 2020 No comments

MPN: RFI-ICOM-7300 Type: NEW Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Filter Power Rating (PEP watts): = Cable Rating RFI Suppression Range (MHz):... Read more

TEN-TEC Model 539 Argonaut VI QRP 1-10 Watt Transceiver February 16, 2016 No comments

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Amateur/RNSS Coexistence – 23cm Band

QRZ Now - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 7:01pm

23cm Band

After review and approval by the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee and the IARU Administrative Council a presentation on preliminary Amateur / RNSS Coexistence in the 23cm band has been released.

See the presentation at

Source IARU

Antenna InnovAntennas XR7 & XR7C February 23, 2019 No comments

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Attaching Coax to a Dipole July 20, 2021 No comments

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Ground Radial Wire For Vertical – Ham Radio Antenna August 15, 2015 No comments

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Review Review of Radioddity GD-77 DMR Tier 2 Handheld August 31, 2017 No comments

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Equipment Icom releases the ID-52A/E Amateur Handheld Transceiver with Color Display and Bluetooth® Communication August 07, 2020 No comments

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Saturday 25 June 2022 - Sunday 26 June 2022: ARRL Field Day

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Venue: Union County EMA Station 720 Address
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