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CQ WW DX CW Contest 2018
11/20/2018 09:25 AM
The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. The 2018 CQ World-Wide DX Contest CW is November 24-25. The goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 1812
11/20/2018 09:25 AM
Making a good balun, DMR For Dummies, Active Antenna Amplifier, Dish Antenna for 2.4 GHz Satellite Reception, Receiver Front End Protection, Oil Filled, Power Measuring Dummy Load, Inverted L- Antenna for the TOP Band , A Transceiver Front-End Protector , Yet Another Front End Saver, Morse Code Audio Lessons, CATSync, Elecraft K3 fans noise
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 1811
11/20/2018 09:25 AM
6 Bands Fan Dipole Antenna, Caged Fan Dipole Antenna, The Fan Dipole A valuable multi-band HF antenna, Weather Resistant Field Antenna for 50 MHz, The KL3JM modified SRI Fan Dipole for 80-40-20 Meters, James Pole Antenna, A Simple Radio Receiver, A simple QRP Power Meter Project, Half Wave Fan Dipole Antenna, Yaesu VX-3R Review
 
CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2018
11/20/2018 09:25 AM
The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.
 
INRAD W1 Headset
11/20/2018 09:25 AM
The INRAD W1 competition headset, a unique headset for DXing, contesting, or general use on the air.
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2052 February 24 2017
02/23/2017 09:03 PM
NEW AMATEUR RADIO ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ARISS: BOOK EARLY, DON'T GET LOST IN SPACE NAVAL HONORS FOR AUSTRALIAN AMATEURS RADIO SCOUTING NEWFOUNDLAND HAM BECOMES RAC'S ATLANTIC DEPUTY DIRECTOR CONTACT WITH THE CONCORDE HAMS HELP CELEBRATE RADIO STATION'S 95 YEARS THE WORLD OF DX IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR 2017 SCRIPT AUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2051 for February 17, 2017
02/17/2017 07:59 AM
NO RADIO SILENCE IN ANTARCTICA THIS 'COMEBACK KID' IS AN OM HONORING A HEROIC HAM AND HIS CREW SHORTWAVE FEST LONG ON AMBITION NEWEST RADIO INTERFERENCE UNDER THE SUN? TWO SILENT KEYS FOR THE CENTURY THE WORLD OF DX A VERY MERRY "CHRISTMAS HAM" SCRIPT AUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2050 February 10 2017
02/09/2017 12:48 PM
TAKING 630 METERS FOR A TEST DRIVE DISTINCTION FOR A YOUNG DXer SCOUT CAMPS GET ON THE AIR WORLD OF DX HISTORY ON THE USS HORNET SAILING TOWARD SIGNALS IN SYDNEY ROUNDING UP CONTACTS FOR SCHOOL HAM CLUBS A SPECIAL REQUEST FOR A FRIEND'S SPECIAL PROJECT SCRIPT AUDIO EXTRA
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2049 for February 03, 2017
02/03/2017 06:41 AM
IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HAIL TO THE HAMS! SILENT KEY: NYC MARATHON'S ALLAN STEINFELD W2TN A WORLD RADIO DAY PREVIEW IN LONDON HONORS FOR HAM IN MAUI HAM RADIO GOES IVY LEAGUE NETS OF NOTE: THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER AUSTRALIAN HAMS MARK HISTORIC WW2 BOMBING WORLD OF DX NOT-SO-POETIC LICENSE SCRIPT AUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2048 for January 27, 2017
01/26/2017 03:01 PM
AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT PASSES IN HOUSE MISSOURI LAWMAKERS CONSIDER STATE PARITY ACT  NEW CHAIRMAN AT HELM OF FCC D-STAR BECOMES FIREFIGHTING TOOL HAM AND EGGS, BUT MOSTLY HAMS STRONG TALK ON WEAK SIGNALS FROM NOBEL LAUREATE AN HF HOMECOMING ACROSS THE MILES MORE ACTIVATIONS FOR K2BSA THE WORLD OF DX USING CODE IN A FLASH SCRIPT AUDIO
 
AMSAT Congratulates Qatar Amateur Radio Society, AMSAT-DL for Successful Es’hail-2 Launch
11/19/2018 03:35 PM
AMSAT-NA has congratulated AMSAT-DL (Germany) and the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) for their roles in the successful launch on November 15 of the Es’hail-2 satellite, which carried AMSAT-DL’s Phase 4-A transponder aloft. Es’hail-2 will be the first geostationary satellite to sport an Amateur Radio transponder. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle, Es’hail wi...
 
Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency
11/19/2018 03:07 PM
Amateur Radio repeaters and TV (ATV) have helped to keep the broader community informed on the local status of widespread fires in Southern California, radio amateurs say. Benjamin Kuo, KI6YR, who had to evacuate but now is back home, said remote Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) mesh cameras captured video from fires across Southern California earlier this month, including the early...
 
AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Launch Delayed
11/18/2018 07:54 AM
AMSAT has announced that the SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express launch carrying the Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat and several other Amateur Radio payloads has been delayed. SpaceX tweeted, “Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date.”Fox-1Cliff and othe...
 
ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced
11/16/2018 09:40 PM
ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions.Here are the final tabulations:Central Division DirectorKermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755Mr. Carlson was declared elected.Hudson Division DirectorRia Jairam, N2RJ 1,292Mike Lisenco, N2YBB 1,239Ms. J...
 
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!
11/16/2018 01:49 PM
Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list. 
 
New Reference Added: Ham Radio Glossary
04/27/2017 11:46 AM
If you are looking for a great glossary to use with your students, we have provided a great glossary of amateur radio terms and definitions.
 
New Topic: The Playfair Treasure Hunt
04/27/2017 11:36 AM
Get ready for an exciting adventure that will bring together, amateur radio direction finding (ARDF or Fox Hunting), history, and decoding all into one amazing activity that you as the educator will have as much fun with as the students will during the actual treasure hunt.
 
New Topic - Tape Measure Yagi Beam
04/10/2017 11:43 AM
The Bacon Station has added a new topic (and activities) called the Tape Measure Yagi Beam.
 
New Handouts Added - Playfair Cipher
04/10/2017 03:02 AM
We have added some new links for handouts that go along with the topic of the Playfair Cipher.
 
New Topic Added - The Playfair Cipher
04/10/2017 02:56 AM
We have added a new and exciting topic to The Bacon Station that can really get the kids engaged, the Playfair Cipher.
 

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