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.
On March 31, 2017, the DXCC desk announced the deletion of Midway Island and Kure Island from the DXCC entities list. The stated reason for this action was because of changes in the administration resulting from changes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, of which the […] Read more
Ofcom has today confirmed plans for releasing valuable new airwaves that could be used to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband services An auction is planned to take place in early 2016 for the spectrum, which has been made available by the Ministry of Defence as part of a wider Government initiative to free […] Read more
The entire 140-year oeuvre of Popular Science magazine has been archived for free browsing, thanks to a partnership with Google. Popular Science includes some Amateur Radio-related articles, such as “You Can Talk Around the World” in the January 1932 edition, “Thousands of Radio Amateurs Find it Easy to Learn Morse Code” from the March 1932 […] Read more
The Foundation for Amateur Radio Inc (FAR) invites applications for the 2016-2017 academic year for the 46 scholarships it administers. All applicants must hold a valid Amateur Radio license and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited university, college or technical school. Applicants attending school outside the US must provide a brochure describing […] Read more
by Scott W Harden “I have no money for a HF antenna, and even if I did my apartment complex wouldn’t allow it! This is my story, and while I’m no expert I hope that sharing my experience will help encourage others to try crazy things in the spirit of invention. A friend loaned me a […] Read more
On December 18 the Russian ARISS team members activated the amateur radio Slow Scan TV (SSTV) experiment from the International Space Station (ISS) on 145.800 MHz FM ISS SSTV reception on a portable setup using RTL-SDR Read more
H.R. 555 — a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill — has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which passed in the House late last summer but failed in the waning days of the US Senate to gain the necessary […] Read more
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA – WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 2016 A Full Duplex 50 Watt Tri-Band Radio from BTECH is Released BaoFeng Tech announced today the release of the BTECH UV-50X3 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-50×3), the first available full duplex, tri-band radio with an extended receiver range. The UV-50X3 combines some of the most requested features into one complete radio […] Read more
AR5001D 40kHz-3.15GHz Cellular frequencies blocked on USA version; unblocked version available to qualified entities, documentation required. Download AR5001D Brochure(604kB) Download AR5001D PRESENTATION(4.03MB) Download AR5001D & AR2300 Poster(8.5MB) Read more
Recipient of the ARRL Technical Innovation Award An Internet accessable160m through 70cm amateur radio station Expanding amateur radio via the internet Check out the IRB Forum for the latest information about the remotes Stan, W4MQ has been active in remote operations of amateur radio stations via the Internet for over 10 years and […] Read more
Photo Credit : W2VK Field Day is fast approaching and soon this empty field behind me will be bustling with activity. On the fourth full weekend of June more than 40,000 hams throughout North America hit the airwaves in what is billed the world’s largest amateur radio event. Of course the purpose of Field Day is […] Read more
For the 11th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be staging The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys will be able to talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:30 PM (Central) starting November 25, 2015. The Santa Net will run nightly at 7:30 PM Central through Christmas Eve, December […] Read more
Ham radio hobbyists offer help during disasters By JENNIFER CALHOUN When a tornado ripped through Enterprise eight years ago and wiped out most forms of communication, an unlikely group of heroes were there to help – the Enterprise Amateur Radio Society. The club is made up of about 12 to 15 people, all of whom […] Read more