DX News – April 11, 2019

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD015 ARLD015 DX news ZCZC AE15 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 15  ARLD015 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  April 11, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD015 ARLD015 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by EA4NF, 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. UGANDA, 5X.  Anders, SM0HPL is QRV as 5X7W from Kampala until April 27 while…

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DX News – 3/14/2019

ZCZC AE11 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 11  ARLD011 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  March 14, 2019 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by 5B4ALX, 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. VIET NAM, 3W.  Jean-Pierre, F6CTF will be QRV as 3W9JF from Hoi An from March 16 to April 6.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20 and 17 meters using…

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DX News – January 24, 2019l

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD004 ARLD004 DX news ZCZC AE04 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 4  ARLD004 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  January 24, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD004 ARLD004 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by VE3FU, The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. TUNISIA, 3V.  Ash, KF5EYY plans to be QRV as 3V8SF in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW…

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The Successful Ham Radio Operator’s Handbook

This new book is aimed at new or returning hams, to help them understand the practical aspects of the hobby, how to use their radios, build antennas and baluns, and get on the air successfully.  In it you will find explanations of how the various parts of your ham radio – the transmitter and receiver – work, plus how these are being implemented using software defined radio technology.  Operating techniques for VHF/UHF repeaters, HF radio DXing techniques, and the new digital modes are covered. Radio propagation, antennas, transmission lines, SWR and…

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2018 State Of The Hobby Survey Results Posted!

The results are in!   About a month ago, I posted a blog post where I talked about a survey that was titled “2018 State of the Hobby Survey.” The author of the survey, did a survey last year, in 2017, and decided to do it again in 2018. In the survey that he did in 2017, he only had 688 people respond and take the survey. This year, in 2018, he had a whopping 2919 people answer his survey from all across the globe. This is an increase of…

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ETH097 – An Oopsy Causes A Big Scare!

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! Tech Corner Hawaii’s recent ballistic missile scare    http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2017/07/ham-radio-license/   http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2018/02/contesting-killing-hobby/   Ham Radio 360 – All Good Things Must Come To An End   West Mountain Radio The Epic PWRgate is West Mountain Radio’s 3rd generation power gate product. It uses advanced technology to achieve a very low power loss and has maximum flexibility to charge modern batteries. Epic PWRgate is a 12 volt backup power system rated at 40 amperes continuous from either a Power Supply or…

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AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

01/18/2018 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds. Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur Phillip. Akin to Independence Day in the US, on Australia Day many celebrate the country and its culture, flying the national flag and celebrating with fireworks. K5CLMCreator and Owner…

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ETH095 – Winter Field Day, The ARRL Board and More…

  Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we have Ian Kahn back with us as a hopefully at least semi-regular co-host.  NOTE: There is a little behind the scenes part after the closing music on this episode. My wife asked if I would keep her in the episode, so how could I say no… 🙂 Tech Corner Winter Field Day Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday…

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FT-8: I’m Not Really Feeling The Magic

Partly out of curiosity and partly because my friend Jeff, KE9V, shamed me into it, I setup my Signalink interface, downloaded WSJT-X from https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html, and started operating FT-8, the latest “shiny object” (as the ARRL dubbed it) from the K1JT team. As you probably know, this mode has really caught on with the digital crowd, and the waterfall is chock full of FT-8 signals. Part of the reason for this is that it has some of the characteristics of JT-65, but is not as excruciatingly slow. Over the past couple…

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