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Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2016
08/07/2020 02:48 PM
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
08/07/2020 02:48 PM
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
08/07/2020 02:48 PM
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
08/07/2020 02:48 PM
The truth about ferrites, Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator Mk2, QRM.guru, Solar Cycle Progression, MiniKits, Strictly Ham,
 
CQ WW VHF 2020
08/07/2020 02:48 PM
CQ WW VHF Starts: 1800 UTC Saturday, July 18, 2020 Ends: 2100 UTC Sunday, July 19, 2020
 
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
08/07/2020 12:20 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. 
 
The September Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!
08/07/2020 12:08 PM

 
Campus Radio Clubs Face an Altered Fall Landscape
08/07/2020 11:38 AM
Many colleges and universities are preparing incoming students for fall classes, amid a complex landscape of re-entry plans due to COVID-19. Schools are pursuing a variety of instructional modalities, including live and asynchronous online classes, reduced-size or no in-person classes, and hybrid classes with some mix of it all. At schools where in-person attendance is allowed, the emphasis is ...
 
The K7RA Solar Update
08/07/2020 08:22 AM
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot Cycle 25 is under way. We saw one new spot on July 28 and two new ones on August 2 and 3. The daily sunspot numbers were 22 and 23 on the dates of their appearance, and the total sunspot area grew on Wednesday to 160 millionths of the visible solar disc. The total sunspot area was smaller the next day, August 6, but the daily sunspot number increased fr...
 
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2232 for Friday August 7 2020
08/06/2020 09:15 PM
- SILENT KEY: NEWSLINE'S BOBBY BEST WX4ALA - U.S. ASTRONAUTS RETURN TO EARTH - U.S. HAMS ACTIVATE FOR HURRICANE, TORNADO - PLANE CALLED A 'GAME-CHANGER' FOR SATELLITE LAUNCHES - AMAZON'S KUIPER SYSTEM GETS FCC'S OK - SILENT KEY: BOB REYNOLDS WB3DYE - EXTRA ONLINE SUPPORT FOR NEW HAMS IN THE UK - EARLY REGISTRATION FOR 2021 YOTA CAMP IN THE AMERICAS - HE'S LICENSED FOR A LIFELONG LOVE OF RADIO - THE MILLENNIUM NET GOES QRT - AMSAT OF SOUTH AFRICA HOSTING SPACE SYMPOSIUM - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: WHEN BUILDING A SUPERCAPACITOR BEARS FRUITSCRIPTAUDIO
 
SAQ Alexanderson Day in the Age of COVID-19
08/06/2020 03:12 PM
Despite mid-summer conditions, at least seven US listeners, most of them radio amateurs, were able to copy the 17.2-kHz signal from the SAQ Alexanderson Alternator at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden. The July 5 transmission from the vintage electro-mechanical transmitter commemorated the annual Alexanderson Day. All told, more than 600 reception reports [report updated on 20...
 
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
 
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
 
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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