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Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2103
01/25/2021 09:55 AM
Setup Raspberry Pi for Ham-Radio, HF Multiband Moxon Antenna, The ZS6BKW Multiband HF Antenna, Guide to 6 Meter DXing, WSPR Maps and Chars VK7JJ, WsprDaemon, K3 Soft Panel
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2102
01/25/2021 09:55 AM
Free eBook - Capture the MAGIC of Six Meters, DX Commander Antennas, Homebrew 6 Element Yagi for 70cm, WSPR MAP by WSPRnet, Icom 706MkIIG Frequency Calibration, UA9QCQ Contest Calendar, Programming KG-UV3D and UV-5R
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2101
01/25/2021 09:55 AM
How to Listen to Real Spy Broadcasts, How I Installed a Ham Radio Antenna on my Truck, OpenRepeater for Raspberry Pi, Soundcard Interfacing, DigiSkimmer, Isolated PTT and CW Key interface, WiRES-X Bible, Simple Online QSL Generator, Ham radio 40-meter dipole: your first antenna, IC-705 completely cordless digital ham radio,
 
The Best Amateur Radio Links of 2020
01/25/2021 09:55 AM
The best new amateur radio links of 2020
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2035
01/25/2021 09:55 AM
Build your own HF balun , HF Skeleton Slot Antennas, Packet Radio with Raspberry Pi 2 and Baofeng Radio, About Digital Modes, BlueDV for Android, Soundmodem UZ7HO, Guide to QSLing, doozy DStar for Windows, What is System Fusion, What is System Fusion
 
President Biden Taps Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting FCC Chair
01/22/2021 04:55 PM
President Joseph Biden this week designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair of the FCC. She succeeds, at least temporarily, former FCC chair Ajit Pai, who resigned effective on January 20. “I am honored to be designated as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden,” Rosenworcel said in a statement. “I thank the President for the oppor...
 
The K7RA Solar Update
01/22/2021 09:22 AM
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. Fortunately, Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with new sunspot 2796 on January 15. Instead of moving from the east across the solar horizon, it emerged in the southern hemisphere, just west of center.Currently we are seeing sunspot regions 2797 and 2798, which emerg...
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2256 for Friday January 22nd 2021
01/21/2021 08:15 PM
- U.S. RESEARCHERS ENVISION AN ARECIBO REPLACEMENT - ACMA REPORTS PROGRESS ON CALL SIGN BACKLOGS - AMSAT CUBESAT PART OF UNUSUAL VIRGIN ORBIT LAUNCH - CITY ANTENNA LAW UPTURNED BY FCC RULING - PROPOSAL TO SUPPORT JAPAN'S STUDENT RADIO OPERATORS - FCC REMINDER ISSUED DAYS BEFORE U.S. INAUGURATION - GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EVENT STATION IS MINING FOR CONTACTS - UK TV CHANNEL RECOUNTS AMATEUR'S NOTORIOUS, BRUTAL KILLING - CALIFORNIA HAMS DEDICATE COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY - HAMS SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS AT INDIAN RELIGIOUS PILGRIMAGE - RSGB NOMINATIONS DUE BY JAN. 31 - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: LAST HURRAH FOR 'LAST MAN'SCRIPTAUDIO
 
Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes
01/21/2021 09:44 AM
A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents. But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that’s when amateur radio shines.Haney, the president of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), was the foc...
 
David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award
01/21/2021 08:46 AM

 
Contest University to Host Propagation Summit on January 23
01/20/2021 10:30 AM
Contest University (CTU) is holding a Virtual Propagation Summit on Saturday, January 23. The Zoom-platform event will get under way with introductory remarks from Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Ray Novak, N9JA, at 1600 UTC.At 1605 UTC, Scott Jones, N3RA, and George Fremin, K5TR, will moderate a session “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project & HamSCI activities for 2021” with Nathaniel Fri...
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2255 for Friday January 15th 2021
01/14/2021 08:19 PM
- HAMVENTION 2021 CANCELLED - IARU EVENT ADOPTS THEME SPURRED BY PANDEMIC - EARLY-BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR QSO TODAY'S 2ND VIRTUAL EXPO - REVERSE BEACON NETWORK ADDS NODE IN FINLAND - POPULAR TV PERSONALITY GETS HAM RADIO LICENSE - LAUNCH OF SPAIN'S HAM RADIO SATELLITE POSTPONED TO MARCH - SPACECRAFT COPIES FM SIGNAL NEAR JUPITER'S MOON - HAMCATION NAMES NEIL RAPP WB9VPG 'EDUCATOR OF YEAR' - COUNTDOWN TO PLUTO'S BIG ANNIVERSARY - FANS OF RADIO'S FIRST VOICE MODE PREP FOR AM RALLY - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: GOT A MINUTE? ER, 59 SECONDS?SCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2254 for Friday January 8th 2021
01/07/2021 07:01 PM
- FCC EYES ADDING VOLUNTEER EXAMINER COORDINATORS - BREXIT DOESN'T CUT ALL UK TIES TO EU SATELLITES - WOODEN SATELLITES SEEN AS FIX TO 'SPACE JUNK' - SEA-PAC ANNUAL CONVENTION CANCELLED - LAWMAKERS SEEK PROBE INTO ARECIBO COLLAPSE - IOWA STUDENTS' BALLOON CIRCLES EARTH A THIRD TIME - PROJECT EYES DIRECT WAY TO GATHER SOLAR POWER - SILENT KEY: JAMES GOLDEN KD0AES - SILENT KEY: LOGGING SOFTWARE DEVELOPER DAVE PRUETT K8CC - SILENT KEY: FORMER RAC PRESIDENT FARRELL (HOPPY) HOPWOOD VE7RD - NOVA SCOTIA CONTEST WEATHERS THE STORM - WHEN THE DX FINDS THE DXer IN FINLAND - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: FOR HUNTING DECOY MARKETER, THE COST OF RFI IS DEARSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2253 for Friday January 1st 2021
12/31/2020 07:35 PM
- HAM RADIO IS PART OF MAURITIUS' FIRST SATELLITE - NEW FCC FEE REQUIRES US HAMS TO PAY $35 - COMMUNITY RALLIES TO REPAIR CALIFORNIA RADIO TOWER - PROJECT KUIPER UNVEILS ANTENNA DESIGN - SILENT KEY: TORONTO'S ALBERT VANDERBURG VE3ARV - SILENT KEY: CW MENTOR ROY CLAYTON G4SSH, SOTA MAINSTAY - 'GET ON THE AIR' CW KEY AUCTION BENEFITS UK CHARITY - JAPAN'S HAM COMMUNITY SHRINKS BUT SOUTH AFRICA GAINS NEWCOMERS - SWISS REGULATOR CHANGES LICENSE PROCEDURES - SWLs AND HAMS AWAIT YOTA AWARDS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: PARADE OF A LIFETIME HONORS NY AMATEURSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2252 for Friday December 25 2020
12/24/2020 08:15 PM
- FCC HOLDS LANDLORDS ACCOUNTABLE FOR RADIO PIRATES - TEXAS' HAM-COM CALLING IT QUITS - IN AUSTRALIA, SPORADIC-E GOES THE DISTANCE - EXTENSIONS GRANTED FOR GERMAN RADIO OPERATORS - AUSTRIAN HAMS GAIN ACCESS TO 60 AND 630 METRE BANDS - WHEN MORSE CODE GROWS ON TREES - SOMETIMES SATELLITES GROW ON TREES TOO - EUROPE PREPS FOR SATELLITE CONSTELLATION - CHINA'S RADIOTELESCOPE WELCOMES THE WORLD - RADIO EQUIPMENT STOLEN FROM RUSSIAN 'DOOMSDAY' PLANE - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: IN AUSTRALIA, THE ULTIMATE DX?SCRIPTAUDIO
 
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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