ARRL has introduced three new e-books to its growing digital library. The newest titles available in the popular Amazon Kindle format include Work the World with JT65 and JT9 by ARRL author Steve Ford, WB8IMY, ARRL’s Small Antennas for Small Spaces, 2nd edition, and Antenna Physics: An Introduction, by Robert J. Zavrel, Jr, W7SX.
Work the World with JT65 and JT9 shows you how to assemble an effective digital communication station and configure the software for best performance. Some operators use these popular digital modes with as little as 5 watts RF output and an indoor antenna. The book is filled with tricks and tips to help you get on their air making contacts.
The fully updated, second edition of ARRL’s Small Antennas for Small Spaces is a must-have for radio amateurs who live in apartments, condominiums, or houses on small lots. The book is filled with practical advice, and will guide you to finding the right antenna design to fit whatever space you have available.
Antenna Physics: An Introduction was written to bridge the gap between basic theory and graduate-level engineering texts. Delve deeper into antenna theory, and explore the underlying principles, and mathematics, of antennas and antenna physics.
The Palstar SP30B audiophile speaker is a custom-engineered communications radio speaker. To truly enjoy the radio listening experience, you need a high quality speaker. After completing the R30A Shortwave receiver to rave reviews among users, the Palstar team saw the need for a compact shortwave speaker that is tonally matched to the R30A and designed […] Read more
” The ARRL Board of Directors has tweaked the DX Century Club (DXCC) rules to clarify and expand their recognition of remotely controlled station technology. It also has added a rule that puts greater ethical responsibility on operators with respect to remotely controlled operation. In addition, the Board adopted changes to the ARRL VHF/UHF contest […] Read more
Tommy explores Android RTL SDR, Peter completes a BitX40 transceiver, Emile takes a Byte of Pi, George talks about tool stores, and special guest John Ossi, N3DRH has part 1 of 2 on Karl Jansky. You won’t want to miss it. Read more
On Friday 25 May, ICASA published the National Radio Frequency Plan 2018 in which amateur radio was allocated 100 kHz on a shared basis in the 60-metre band as well as channel 5 290 kHz for the 5 MHz propagation research project. The National Radio Frequency Plan 2018 is a nearly 300-page document which covers […] Read more
Ham Radio Exam Courses What is it? Online courses for the U.S. ham radio license exams. How long does it take? Depending on your background and memory, most students pass easily after: Technician (entry-level) class license exam: 10 hours General class license exam: 20 hours Extra class license exam: 30 hours How does it work? Like […] Read more
he FCC is eliminating the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until required congressional notice has been given. This will take at least 90 days. As the Commission explained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Report and Order, and Order (MD […] Read more
On June 23, 2015 a new Italian National Frequency Allocation Plan (PNRF) was published in the Official Gazette The PNRF incorporates into national law the Radio Regulations and the Final Acts of the “World Radiocommunications Conferences” (WRC) last held in Geneva in 2012 (WRC12). The three PDF tables can be downloaded from Table A (0-27.5 […] Read more
GPS experimenter and blog author e.p. has recently been posting about his experiments in which he uses an RTL-SDR dongle to receive GPS satellite signals and acquire a position lock. To receive GPS e.p. uses one of our RTL-SDR blog units (back in stock soon!) with the bias tee enabled which is used to power a cheap 5V active […] Read more
Amateur Electronic Supply (AES) has announced that it is ceasing operations as of the end of July, 2016. The Milwaukee-based retailer has four locations around the country, including Milwaukee; Cleveland (Wickliffe), Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada and Orlando, Florida. It has long been the nation’s second-largest ham radio dealer, after Ham Radio Outlet. No reason was […] Read more
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AN AMATEUR radio ham operator from Hutton who has been taking to the airwaves since the 1920s has celebrated his 100th birthday. Fred Crockford, who turned 100 today (Wednesday), still spends two hours a day speaking to amateur radio operators all over the world, including in New Zealand and Australia. The grandfather-of-three and great-grandfather to […] Read more
The Dark Side of Ham Radio by Dutch Marich “My name is Dutch Marich. I am an Independent filmmaker. I love the dark and mysterious things in life, and I believe film is one of the greatest art forms. I graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2005, and I have spent the […] Read more
In comments to the FCC on a series of Technological Advisory Council (TAC) spectrum management policy recommendations, ARRL said that while some of the Council’s recommendations are valid, it would be “highly inappropriate” to generalize about applying them broadly in all radio services. The comments, filed on January 31, were in response to a December 1, 2017, Public […] Read more
Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz Transceiver More specifications and info will be posted here as it becomes available! Full Down Conversion RX H-mode Mixer High C/N 1st LO Built-in Roofing Filters 500Hz / 2.7kHz / 6kHz / 15kHz (270Hz Optional) 7 Inch Color TFT Display Roofing Frequency Sampling Band Scope Auto Scroll Mode Multi Information System […] Read more