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CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2018
10/22/2018 04:46 AM
The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.
 
INRAD W1 Headset
10/22/2018 04:46 AM
The INRAD W1 competition headset, a unique headset for DXing, contesting, or general use on the air.
 
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 1810
10/22/2018 04:46 AM
Digital SWR Meter with Arduino, Duoband ultra portable yagi, Vertical Full Wavelength Loop, Ham Radio Beginner, 3B7A Saint Brandon DX Pedition, inRadio Centrum Radiokomunikacji, C96RRC Mozambique, VK5MAV/9 Cato Reef
 
61st Jamboree on the Air
10/22/2018 04:46 AM
Jamboree on the Air is a spectacular opportunity to introduce Scouts to amateur radio.
 
Palm Radio closes down
10/22/2018 04:46 AM
Palm Radio, manufacturer of amateur radio morse paddles, ceased production on 28 September 2018
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2052 February 24 2017
02/23/2017 09:03 PM
NEW AMATEUR RADIO ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ARISS: BOOK EARLY, DON'T GET LOST IN SPACE NAVAL HONORS FOR AUSTRALIAN AMATEURS RADIO SCOUTING NEWFOUNDLAND HAM BECOMES RAC'S ATLANTIC DEPUTY DIRECTOR CONTACT WITH THE CONCORDE HAMS HELP CELEBRATE RADIO STATION'S 95 YEARS THE WORLD OF DX IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR 2017 SCRIPT AUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2051 for February 17, 2017
02/17/2017 07:59 AM
NO RADIO SILENCE IN ANTARCTICA THIS 'COMEBACK KID' IS AN OM HONORING A HEROIC HAM AND HIS CREW SHORTWAVE FEST LONG ON AMBITION NEWEST RADIO INTERFERENCE UNDER THE SUN? TWO SILENT KEYS FOR THE CENTURY THE WORLD OF DX A VERY MERRY "CHRISTMAS HAM" SCRIPT AUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2050 February 10 2017
02/09/2017 12:48 PM
TAKING 630 METERS FOR A TEST DRIVE DISTINCTION FOR A YOUNG DXer SCOUT CAMPS GET ON THE AIR WORLD OF DX HISTORY ON THE USS HORNET SAILING TOWARD SIGNALS IN SYDNEY ROUNDING UP CONTACTS FOR SCHOOL HAM CLUBS A SPECIAL REQUEST FOR A FRIEND'S SPECIAL PROJECT SCRIPT AUDIO EXTRA
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2049 for February 03, 2017
02/03/2017 06:41 AM
IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HAIL TO THE HAMS! SILENT KEY: NYC MARATHON'S ALLAN STEINFELD W2TN A WORLD RADIO DAY PREVIEW IN LONDON HONORS FOR HAM IN MAUI HAM RADIO GOES IVY LEAGUE NETS OF NOTE: THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER AUSTRALIAN HAMS MARK HISTORIC WW2 BOMBING WORLD OF DX NOT-SO-POETIC LICENSE SCRIPT AUDIO
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2048 for January 27, 2017
01/26/2017 03:01 PM
AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT PASSES IN HOUSE MISSOURI LAWMAKERS CONSIDER STATE PARITY ACT  NEW CHAIRMAN AT HELM OF FCC D-STAR BECOMES FIREFIGHTING TOOL HAM AND EGGS, BUT MOSTLY HAMS STRONG TALK ON WEAK SIGNALS FROM NOBEL LAUREATE AN HF HOMECOMING ACROSS THE MILES MORE ACTIVATIONS FOR K2BSA THE WORLD OF DX USING CODE IN A FLASH SCRIPT AUDIO
 
Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, Resigns as Rocky Mountain Division Director
10/20/2018 10:00 PM
In a letter to ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, on Friday, October 19th, Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, resigned as Director of the Rocky Mountain Division due to time constraints and competing duties with work and family. As such, the Secretary of the Corporation has declared the position vacant.In accordance with Article 7 of the Articles of Association, Vice Director Jeff Ryan, K0RM, will assume th...
 
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!
10/19/2018 12:56 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. 
 
Correction: Practice Contest for ARRL RTTY Roundup Participants Planning to Use FT8
10/19/2018 10:09 AM

 
The K7RA Solar Update
10/19/2018 09:42 AM
Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18.Sunspot area was listed at zero on October 15-17, which means that the area was less than 10 milli...
 
WRTC 2018 QSL Cards on Order; No Return Cards Wanted
10/19/2018 09:38 AM
World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) chair Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, says QSL cards for contacts with the competing Y8-prefix stations now are on order at the printer’s.“It is not always easy to keep up the pace after such a big event like the WRTC 2018,” Janssen said. “But, we are moving forward.” WRTC 2018 will not automatically send QSL cards, but everyone who wants a paper Q...
 
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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