How to Copy CW in Your Head

The second most common question that I get about CW is, “How do I learn to copy in my head?” When I get this question, I give, what to some, is a very unsatisfying answer. One day, I just went cold turkey. I put down the pencil and paper and never copied letter-by-letter ever again. Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ, author of Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy , says that what operators need to do is to program themselves to copy in their heads. He counsels operators to practice relaxation and…

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13 Colonies Special Event with Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO – ETH074

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, about the 13 Colonies Special Event Station over the 4th of July week. Question of the Week: What is your favorite special event?   Tech Corner – 13 Colonies Special Event Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO – WM3PEN Bonus Station Call sign http://www.13colonies.net/index.html   The special event goes from July 1 at 1300 UTC through July 7 at 0400 UTC. However, please check the 13 colonies website for more…

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Operating Bicycle Mobile with Mike Nickolaus, NF0N

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Operating Bicycle Mobile with Mike Nickolaus, NF0N Facebook Question of the Week: So far we have talked about two topics that join another hobby with amateur radio, what other hobbies out there work well with amateur radio? Tech Corner – Operating Bicycle Mobile Today with talk with Mike Nickolaus, NF0N about how to operate Bicycle Mobile. Mike is one of the founding members of the Bicycle Mobile Hams of America…

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Field Day 2017 with Ian Kahn, KM4IK – ETH071

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Want to Listen to this Later? Download It Here!Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Field Day 2017 with Ian Kahn, KM4IK! Facebook Question of the Week: What Class Station Is Your Club or You Running? Field Day 2017 Dates Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2017 is June 24-25. If your club is not doing field day or you…

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DX News – December 15, 2016

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  QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 51  ARLD051 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  December 15, 2016 To all radio amateurs     This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. KENYA, 5Z.  Sila, AK0SK plans to be QRV as 5Z4/AK0SK from Taveta from December 22 to January 6, 2017.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB.  QSL…

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DX News – October 27, 2016

DX Bulletin 44 ARLD044From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT October 27, 2016 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD044 ARLD044 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by ON4EI, VE2EVN, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. TUNISIA, 3V. Special event station TS16WTSA is QRV until November 3 to recognize the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly being held in Hammamet. QSL via operators’ instructions.…

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ETH038 – Can You Hear Me Now? The RST Reporting System

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about the RST Reporting System, the Moore County Amateur Radio Society and we are going to announce the winner of the Nanuk 904 case provided by Gigaparts.com. Tech Corner – 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 today.…

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ETH017 – Summits On The Air (SOTA)

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be continuing our series on HF by talking about Summits On The Air(SOTA). What is Summits On The Air(SOTA)? SOTA is an awards program for amateur radio that was started in Great Britain back in 2002 and has since gone world-wide. It is a program that is designed to encourage amateur radio operators to operate from a temporary location on top of a mountain.The operation must be done from a location that…

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DX News – May 6, 2016

ZCZC AE19 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 19  ARLD019 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  May 5, 2016 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  Martin, LU9EFO is QRV as CE0Y/LU9EFO until May Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to F4BHW. CAPE VERDE, D4.  Stephan, DL3GCS is QRV as…

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Solar Update de K7RA

Source: ARRL News 05/06/2016 Solar activity increased last week, making one of those occasional upticks on the way down from the peak of the solar cycle. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 43.3 to 74.7, and average daily solar flux increased by ten points to 91.9. Average planetary A index went from 9.4 to 11.3 and average mid-latitude A index went from 11.6 to 10.7. At 0415 UTC on May 2 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning. At the end of the day, the planetary A…

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