RST Reporting System

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Have you ever talked to someone especially on an HF frequency and they say that “you are 59 here in where ever”? If you are new to the hobby, you might not know what they mean by saying “59”.  They are using the RST Reporting System. History of the RST Reporting System Many years ago, right around 1934 to be specific, an amateur radio operator by the name of Arthur W Braaten, W2BSR, made up the current reporting system that we use…

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SKYWARN Recognition Day

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! One of the major reasons that I got into this hobby was for public service. One of the aspects of this hobby that I love is storm spotting, or Skywarn. I got involved with Skywarn about 8 months after I got my license, right after I took my first Skywarn class. I have always loved the weather! With Skywarn, I actually know what I’m looking at and can do something with what I’m seeing. I have gone up to my local National…

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Upcoming Events and Contests

Hello and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Are you interested in contest or events? There are three of them coming up next month according to the ARRL website. I’m sure there is more of them happening though, I just don’t know about them. If you know of an event and would like to have it added to this page, shoot me an email to k5clm@everythinghamradio.com and Ill get it added to this page or the corresponding months page. I am posting an Upcoming Events an Contest post the last day…

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