Hood County ARC Field Day – 2019

After checking out the Johnson County ARC Field Day Site, I decided to go over to the Hood County ARC Field Day site and check it out. I am glad I did because I learned a couple very interesting things while I was there. K5CLMCreator and Owner of Everything Ham Radio Owner of 2xC Products at 2xcproducts.com http://www.everythinghamradio.com

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How To Use The ARRL Field Day Site Locator

Here is a quick video on how to use the ARRL FD Site Locator. You can find it at http://www.arrl.org/Field-day-Locator K5CLMCreator and Owner of Everything Ham Radio Owner of 2xC Products at 2xcproducts.com http://www.everythinghamradio.com

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Field Day And Social Media

In this video give a shout out to the New North Texas Section Manager and his command staff. They are doing an awesome job and are very active on Facebook. Field Day is coming up this weekend. If you are attending a field day site or just working from your home, I would love to hear from you. Where are you at and what category are you running. Post a picture of your field day site on this post and let me see your setup. Also make sure you share…

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DX News – June 20, 2019

ZCZC AE25 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 25 ARLD025 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT June 20, 2019 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD025 ARLD025 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by AD8J, The Daily DX, The OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. SRI LANKA, 4S. Kamal, 4S7AB has been QRV using FT8 on 6 meters. QSL direct to home call. BELARUS, EW. Sixteen special event stations are…

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State Of The Hobby 2019 Survey Results!

The 2019 State Of The Hobby Survey Results Are In!!! There was a pretty good response this year, topping the total of last year by about 30%. The two graphs below show the response rate and times and the total number of people that responded to the survey. Just like last year, there was a lack of people that took the survey last year that took it this year. This kind of baffles me that there wasn’t more people that have taken the survey in the past that took it…

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24th World Scout Jamboree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/06/2019 West Virginia, USA, July 15th – August 2nd 2019 – Thousands of Scouts and Scouters from around the globe will be descending on The Summit Bechtel Reserve for the 24th World Scout Jamboree where the theme is Unlock a New World. The North American Contingents of Canada, Mexico, and the United States will play host for this quadrennial event. Amateur Radio will have a strong presence at the event where they’ll be operating as NA1WJ, signifying North America’s First World Jamboree. The diverse team at NA1WJ…

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Getting loaded (antenna-wise, anyway)

A couple of years ago, I homebrewed a “Cobra” antenna. It’s a doublet antenna, meaning that it consists of two elements connected to a center insulator, where it connects to a feedline. The unique thing about the Cobra antenna is that each element consists of three parallel conductors connected in series. My antenna uses a lightweight, three-conductor rotor cable that used to be available from Radio Shack. The feedline is 450 Ω ladder line that connects to an antenna tuner to give me multi-band operation. Connecting the conductors in this…

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DX News – April 25, 2019

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD017 ARLD017 DX news ZCZC AE17 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 25, 2019 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD017 ARLD017 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB6Z, The Daily DX, The OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. AZERBAIJAN, 4J. Alexander, 4J3DJ is QRV as special call 4JF1EU from Baku until April 28 to mark…

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ARRL and FCC Sign Memorandum to Implement New Volunteer

ARRL and the FCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that paves the way to implement the new and enhanced Volunteer Monitor program. The memorandum establishes the Volunteer Monitors as a replacement for the Official Observers (OO) program. Current OOs have been encouraged to participate in the new program. “We are excited by the opportunity to codify our partnership with the FCC and to work together to achieve our mutual interests of protecting the integrity of our Amateur Radio bands,” said ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR. “This Memorandum of…

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Are Ham Radio Clubs Dying?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. This month I was able to go back to my ham club meeting for the first time in about three years. The last time I went to a meeting, we had about 10!people in attendance, which wasn’t great to begin with. This month when I went, I walked into two people at the meeting and another that joined us a little bit later. It’s really sad to see our membership dying like it it. When we started the club in 1995…

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