Top 5 Ham Radio Study Books For 2019

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Today we are going to be talking about my top 5 choices for ham Radio study hard copy books! We have talked about several websites and apps in the past month or so, but there are those out there that still like the hard copy books. So here are my top 5 choices for hardcopy Study Books 5. The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Number 5 on my list is the ARRL Ham Radio License Study Guide. This book comes in…

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DX News – April 4, 2019

QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 14  ARLD014 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  April 4, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD014 ARLD014 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by the URE, 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. MAURITANIA, 5T.  Evert, PA2KW will be QRV as 5T2KW from Nouadhibou from April 9 to 15.  Activity will be on the HF bands…

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Malcolm Keown, W5XX, Re-Elected Section Manager For Mississippi

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. this is the last post on the new Section Managers. I am actually missing James Ferguson, N5LKE, the Section Manager from Arkansas. I wrote him several emails and never heard anything back from him nor could I find anything online about him. So in this post we are going to be talking about Malcolm Keown, W5XX, from Mississippi. Malcom was licensed in 1958 as a Novice in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then got my Extra in 1964 at the FCC Office in Atlanta.…

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Modified Digital QST App Now Available for Apple iOS Users

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. I saw something that I kind of liked today on the ARRL news feed. Have you ever heard someone raving about an article they read in the latest QST magazine but you are not a member of the ARRL? Up until now(I believe) you were out of luck unless your friend would let you borrow their copy. If you have an iOS device, you can download the updated QST app from the App Store and you don’t need to be a member…

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10 Study Tips To Help You Study For Your Test

1. Set A Test Date Pick a date to take your test between two and six weeks away. Don’t set your date to far away, the longer you drag it out the more likely you will be to procrastinate or not take the test at all. Put the date on your calendar in your phone, on your desk or wall calendar. Better yet, put it on all three of them. Then put reminders every week prior to your test date listing how many more weeks or days you have until…

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Need Help Reviving A Quiet Repeater Area?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. A couple weeks ago I saw a post on Reddit where KE6YJR posted a question to the Hamradio sub reddit asking how to revive a dead Repeater area. Here is a link to that sub reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HamRadio/comments/awpzrw/need_help_reviving_a_quiet_repeater_area/?st=JSTGSHSL&sh=857c1522 There seemed to be three main ideas answered to this question. Start a net or three – find out what is of interest in the area and make a net for people to talk about it. Throw your callsign out or ask for a…

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Steve Morgan, W4NHO, Re-elected Section Manager For Kentucky

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! In today’s post we are going to be talking about Robert Morgan, W4NHO. He actually goes by Steve though. Steve was first licensed in 1969 as WN4NHO. His first station consisted of a Heath DX60B transmitter and a Hammarlund HQ-170 receiver. In 1979 he upgraded to General as WB4NHO. In 1997, he dropped the B in his callsign and got the vanity call W4NHO. Steve’s activity in amateur radio includes traffic handling in KY and 9RN, ragchewing on CW and PSK31. His…

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Carl Gardenias, WU6D, Re-Elected Section Manager For Orange, CA

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. Today we are talking about the re-elected section manager for Orange, CA, Carl Gardenias, WU6D. I reached out to Carl, but I did not receive anything back from him. Oddly enough, none of the re-elected Section Managers have gotten back with me except for one saying that he was inundated with emails and would get back to me as soon as he could. So I had to do this the hard way, and honestly, the only thing that I could find on…

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Who Is The New Idaho Section Manager?

In Idaho, Dan Marler, K7REX, of Boise, will officially take over the leadership of the Idaho Field Organization from Ed Stuckey, AI7H, on April 1, who chose not to run for a new term after serving as Section Manager for more than 10 years. Marler has been an Assistant Section Manager and was the only nominee after the position was re-solicited last fall About Dan You will normally find him on the D-STAR XRF757A multi-mode reflector (D-STAR, DMR, Fusion), but He can also be heard on the HF digital modes (including CW). He…

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Who Is The New Section Manager In Wyoming?

Wyoming will welcome Rick Breininger, N1TEK, of Green River, as its new Section Manager on April 1. He was the only nominee for the position after Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, announced that he would not run for a new term after serving since 2015. Breininger has been a Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison in Wyoming Wyoming ARRL Section Website 1. Could you tell me a little bit about your personal history? Things like how long you have been a ham, License class, where you are from, and what you…

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