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Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2016
08/05/2020 07:41 AM
TriBand Moxon Antenna for 6m 4m 2m, Antena KIT, A comparison of 40 meter beam antennas, 6 Meter Quad Turnstile Antenna, 6 Meter Band Moxon Style Antenna, J-Pole Antenna for 50 MHz, VE2DX Electronics, J-pole antenna Calculator, The Ugly MacGyver 6 meter J-pole Antenna, 50MHz / 6m J-pole Antenna by VK4ADC
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2015
08/05/2020 07:41 AM
Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator Mk1, Building the 6 Meter Moxon Antenna, Soundcard Levels for Digital Modes, Tino Funkshop, Digital Mode General Operating Tips, Hands Free - Radcom Labs, Collins KWM-2 Modification
 
IOTA CONTEST 2020
08/05/2020 07:41 AM
25th - 26th July 2020 12:00 - 11:59:59 UTC RSGB IOTA Contests promotes contacts between stations in IOTA island groups and the rest of the world
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2014
08/05/2020 07:41 AM
The truth about ferrites, Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator Mk2, QRM.guru, Solar Cycle Progression, MiniKits, Strictly Ham,
 
CQ WW VHF 2020
08/05/2020 07:41 AM
CQ WW VHF Starts: 1800 UTC Saturday, July 18, 2020 Ends: 2100 UTC Sunday, July 19, 2020
 
Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas
08/03/2020 02:10 PM
With the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a hurricane again later today and make landfall this evening, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reactivated at 1600 UTC on 14.325 MHz. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the net will shift operations at 2300 UTC to 7.268 MHz, where it will remain until no longer needed by the NHC. A hurricane warning is in effect...
 
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
07/31/2020 02:35 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.
 
Hurricane Watch Net Activating as Hurricane Isaias Approaches US East Coast
07/31/2020 11:07 AM
The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated on 14.325 MHz on July 31 at 1500 UTC as Hurricane Isaias [pronounced: ees-ah-EE-ahs] heads toward the US on an uncertain trajectory.  The Volusia County, Florida, and State emergency operations centers were reported at a Level 3 (Monitoring) status.“For years I’ve said, ‘Just when you think you have Mother Nature figured out, she changes her mind,’” HWN M...
 
The K7RA Solar Update
07/31/2020 09:16 AM
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Finally, sunspots have returned! Two sunspots now are visible, both from new Solar Cycle 25. The daily sunspot number was 11 for July 21-27, rising to 22 for July 28-30.Recently, we have noticed an improvement in propagation due to seasonal sporadic-E activity.Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 3.1 to 14.1 this week, and average daily solar flux edged up f...
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2231 for Friday July 31 2020
07/30/2020 07:31 PM
- ACTIVATIONS ASSIST AS HURRICANE HANNA STRIKES - AMATEURS IN INDIA STAFF A COVID-19 'WAR ROOM' - ANTIQUE WIRELESS GROUP PRESENTATIONS GO VIRTUAL - AMSAT SYMPOSIUM SEEKS PRESENTERS ON SATELLITE TOPICS - NEW ZEALAND HAMS GET 3-MONTH EXTENSION FOR 60M BAND - SILENT KEY: GRADY FERGUSON W5FU - IN INDIA, A REUNION AMID A PANDEMIC - CHANGES MADE TO AUSTRALIAN CALL SIGNS - 2ND SATELLITE JOINS EUROPEAN DATA RELAY SYSTEM - MAINE TO GET STATE'S FIRST CUBESAT - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: HE'S DOWNRIGHT PROPER ABOUT PROPAGATIONSCRIPT AUDIO
 
ARRL Foundation Awards Grant to The University of Alabama Huntsville
07/30/2020 03:07 PM
The ARRL Foundation has awarded $510 to the University of Alabama Huntsville's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. The grant will be used to get university students licensed, and then integrate amateur radio communication protocols into extant models used for cybersecurity testing for industrial system controls. Analysis will be done on how well these protocols operate in this sett...
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2230 for Friday July 24 2020
07/23/2020 09:18 PM
- TOKYO HAMFAIR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - HAMS IN PERU ASSIST DISTRESSED AIR AMBULANCE - ON THE TRAIL OF 'PARASITE ANTENNAS' - MARS INTEROPERABILITY EXERCISE SCALES DOWN - CHANGES FOR ILLINOIS D-STAR NET - AMSAT LAUNCHES REFLECTOR FOR D-STAR USERS - SIGNAL REPORTING NETWORK EXPANDS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA - SILENT KEYS: TWO FROM LONG ISLAND MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - LOCKDOWN BOOSTS ROSTER OF HAMS IN UK - HAM RADIO ASTRONAUTS TAKE 300th U.S. SPACEWALK - AUSTRALIAN AMATEURS PUBLISH FREE DOWNLOADABLE E-MAGAZINE - NO RE-ELECTION BID FOR ARRL GREAT LAKES DIVISION EXEC - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT? TRY AN ARDUINO NANOSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2229 for Friday July 17, 2020
07/16/2020 07:51 PM
- YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR: MEET CHRIS BRAULT KD8YVJ - HAMS FILE OBJECTION TO SHORTWAVE PLANS NEAR CHICAGO - GALWAY DIGITAL RADIO GROUP COMPLETES DMR NETWORK - HAMS PAY TRIBUTE TO HISTORY'S 'BUFFALO SOLDIERS' - NEW ZEALAND RADIO OPERATORS FIND BIG POWER IN QRP - AMSAT-DL EYES EUROPEAN MOON LANDER FOR TRANSPONDER - TWO EVENTS OFFER HAMS A VARIED VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - SILENT KEY: MICHAEL JOHN CALHOUN KI4KIC - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: NO GARDEN-VARIETY MESSAGES IN TOMATOES' TRANSMISSIONSSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2228 for Friday July 10 2020
07/09/2020 08:31 PM
- SAILOR IN DISTRESS GETS HAM RADIO HELP - SWISS SOTA ACTIVATORS MARK 15 YEARS ON AIR - WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA MEETING SET THIS MONTH - TOWERING OPPOSITION FOR VERMONT HAM'S PLANS - UK REGULATORS DELAY RADIO SWITCHOVER TO DIGITAL - KIDS' CW CLUB GETS VANITY CALL SIGN - NEW ARES TO SERVE RURAL WEST VIRGINIA - IARU NAMES NEW COORDINATOR OF ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: EXCHANGING VOWS AND SIGNAL REPORTSSCRIPTAUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2227 for Friday July 3 2020
07/02/2020 10:00 PM
- NO 'NIGHT OF NIGHTS' EVENT AT HISTORIC MORSE STATION - SOTA ENTHUSIASM REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN EUROPE - HAMS IN INDIA KEEP WATCH DURING QUARANTINE - SILENT KEY: FORMER NEWSLINE ANCHOR DON CARLSON KQ6FM - MOVING DAY FOR HAM EXHIBIT AT NASA FACILITY - CHINESE LAUNCH COMPLETES NETWORK OF NAVIGATION SATELLITES - ADVOCATE SPEAKS OUT FOR INDIAN SATELLITE USE - CQ MAGAZINE NAMES NEW CONTESTING EDITOR - NETS OF NOTE: THE BBC BROADCASTERS NET - INTREPID-DX GROUP HOLDING YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST - USING PUBLICITY TO BOOST AMATEUR RADIO - WORLD OF DX - SPECIAL EVENT N4J - HF BANDS BECOME WEDDING BANDS - KICKER: HIKER'S TRAIL LEADS TO RESCUE BY RADIOSCRIPTAUDIO
 
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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