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EZNEC (PRO/2) WILL BE FREE
07/24/2021 08:09 AM
Beginning 2022 EZNEC will be released to the public domain and become free of cost and can be freely copied and distributed.
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2127
07/24/2021 08:09 AM
Homebrewing a 6 Meter Yagi, Online Toroid Multi Calculator, RF Impedance Matching Calculator, IAT Interactive Antenna Table , Basic Microwave Antennas, FT-817 CAT interface, 17 meter QRP Transmitter,
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2126
07/24/2021 08:09 AM
Practical Amateur Radio Grounding, How to Ground an Antenna: aerial earthing, 6 meter portable antenna, Electronic Ionosonde to Monitor the Ionosphere , History of the Hexbeam Antennas, 43 Elements Yagi Antenna for 23cm band, HexBeam Antenna Explained,
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2125
07/24/2021 08:09 AM
Speaker Wire EFHW Antennas 20m/ 40m, QRP 20m Transmitter, 4m QRP Transverter, A Homebrew Yagi for 1296 MHz DX, 23cm 1296MHz Field Day Yagi, Short DL6WU yagi for 23cm, DL6WU Yagi Antennas for 1200 MHz
 
Xiegu X6100 HF+6m All Mode Transceiver
07/24/2021 08:09 AM
Xiegu X6100 - HF/50MHz Full-mode Ultra-portable Transceiver. A New Generation X Series Portable SDR Flagship
 
Stations to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary of FT8
07/23/2021 12:31 PM

 
ARRL Board of Directors Creates Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee
07/23/2021 12:18 PM
At its just-concluded July 2021 meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors approved By-Law changes creating a third Standing Committee that joins the existing Administration and Finance Committee and Programs and Services Committee.The charter of the new Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee (EC-FSC) is to develop and recommend new or modified Board policy and programs for emergency c...
 
The K7RA Solar Update
07/23/2021 06:47 AM
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: It’s exciting to observe increasing sunspot activity. Recently Solar Cycle 25 produced new sunspots frequently, and I watch them pop up every day on Spaceweather.com. New sunspots emerged on July 14, 16, 17, 19 and 20, and two new ones appeared on July 21. When I look at this image from July 22, our sun is peppered with spots, reminding me of past solar cycles....
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2282 for Friday July 23, 2021
07/22/2021 07:55 PM
- HAMS AT THE READY AFTER WESTERN EUROPE FLOODING - INDIAN AMATEURS HELPING WITH DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING - SPECIAL EVENT STATION TO HIGHLIGHT CUBAN CRISIS - TOWER BATTLE ENDS IN FAVOR OF MASSACHUSETTS HAM - BATTLE OVER ANTENNA MAST CONTINUES FOR UK AMATEUR - FCC OKS EXPERIMENTAL 40 MHZ STATION FOR HAM IN GEORGIA - COMMERCIAL TELEVISION INDUSTRY RETIRES LAST NTSC TRANSMITTER - ARRL REOPENS CONNECTICUT HEADQUARTERS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: COLORADO AMATEUR RADIO CLUB REACHES A NEW HIGH POINTSCRIPTAUDIO
 
ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Central Division
07/22/2021 12:36 PM
ARRL Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA, has stepped down as Central Division Director. Carlson made the announcement at the July 2021 Board of Directors meeting this past weekend. Vice Director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, has acceded to the Director’s chair, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Brent Walls, N9BA, to succeed Luetzelschwab as the Central Division Vice ...
 
Massachusetts Court Okays Amateur Radio Tower, Citing Board of Appeals’ Error
07/22/2021 12:09 PM
A judge in the Massachusetts Land Court has ruled that the Zoning Board of Appeals in the City of Framingham “erred” in revoking a building permit for an 80-foot ham radio tower as an accessory use. The Building Commissioner in Framingham had granted ARRL member Mikhail “Misha” Filippov, KD1MF, a building permit for the tower, and Filippov had begun pouring concrete for the tower footings. Neig...
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2281 for Friday July 16, 2021
07/15/2021 07:41 PM
- HAM RADIO OUTLET OPENING FLORIDA STORE - YOUTH ON THE AIR CAMP ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL START - OFCOM REMINDS SWISS HAMS OF SATELLITE-USE FEES - SPECIAL EVENT STATION HONORS AMERICAN COMEDIAN 'RED' SKELTON - UK HAMS RESPOND TO SURVEY ABOUT AMATEURS' CHALLENGES - RESEARCHERS STUDY PIEZOELECTRICITY AS BATTERY REPLACEMENT - SUMMER AM QSO PARTY ATTRACTS EUROPEAN AMATEURS - FINNISH AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE HOLDS CENTENNIAL SPECIAL EVENT - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: DOUBLE THE AMATEUR RADIO JOY FOR MINNESOTA TWINSSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2280 for Friday July 9, 2021
07/08/2021 07:44 PM
- DXPEDITION TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD - OBSERVATORY RADIOTELESCOPE TO SPAN TWO CONTINENTS - SILENT KEY: IARU's FAISAL AL-AJMI 9K2RR - SILENT KEY: INDIA'S MAHABALA HEGDE VU2HEG - NEW SUNSPOT EXPLOSION CAUSES SHORTWAVE BLACKOUT - SPAIN'S AMATEUR MAGAZINE MAKES DIGITAL ARCHIVE AVAILABLE - PLUTO SPECIAL EVENT IS BACK IN ORBIT - ONLINE EDITION UPDATED FOR FRENCH AMATEUR DIRECTORY - LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY HONORS 3 WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: MOBILE ANTENNA HITS A BUMP IN THE ROADSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2279 for Friday July 2, 2021
07/01/2021 10:01 PM
- AUSTRALIAN AUTHORITY EXPECTS TO APPROVE 2 X 1 CALLSIGNS - AMSAT-SOUTH AFRICA HOSTING SPACE SYMPOSIUM - NEW OPPORTUNITIES NEXT YEAR FOR CUBESATS - FIRST YOUTH ON THE AIR CAMP BEING HELD THIS MONTH - STEM AND SATELLITES FILL KIDS' CAMP AGENDA - TAKING RADIO SCIENCE IN A NEW DIRECTION - MAJOR CW CLUB ORGANIZING CANADIAN VERSION OF K3Y EVENT - NETS OF NOTE: LADIES DIGITAL ROUNDTABLE - FCC UPHOLDS $2.8M PENALTY OVER DRONES - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: HAM RADIO: THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FORSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2278 for Friday June 25, 2021
06/24/2021 07:38 PM
- AMATEUR RADIO BEACON ON RETURN TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE - SPACEWALKING HAMS INSTALL SOLAR PANELS ON ISS - NEW FCC RULES ADDRESS EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM - PETITION ASKS FOR FCC TO ADD FIFTH COMMISSIONER - SILENT KEY: SUBHADEEP CHATTERJEE VU2CSB - CHANGES MADE TO NETHERLANDS' RADIO LICENSE - POSTAL OFFICIALS SAY: HERE COMES THE SUN - GET READY FOR VIRTUAL HAM EVENT IN FRIEDRICHSHAFEN - AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS MEDAL - FINDING RADIO WARMTH IN THE FROZEN ANTARCTIC - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: RADIO RETAILER HAS A FIELD DAY ON FIELD DAYSCRIPTAUDIO
 
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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