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Column: HAM? HAM radio? ham radio? Amateur Radio? amateur radio!

On the ARRL PR mailing list, we’ve been discussing the proper way to refer to amateur radio. What brought this up was an email from one list subscriber, Richard, WB6NAH, who was (rightfully) proud of the work that his club—the Skagit Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Club—was doing. He noted that they were even featured in …

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Column: Noise floor report does not inspire confidence

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

Last June, the FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee asked licensed and unlicensed users of the electromagnetic spectrum to answer some questions about the noise they were experiencing and whether or not it was affecting their services. Specifically, they asked:

Is there a noise floor problem? Where does the problem exist? Spectrally? Spatially? …

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Column: Is there a market for a $400 “prepper” radio?

We are carrying KB6NU’s monthly column here on our website and newsletter. For those of you who don’t know Dan, he’s the author of the free “No-Nonsense Study Guides” for all three license classes, and he’s written several books, of interest to hams. Learn more at his website, kb6nu.com.

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

A couple of days ago, …

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Column: Celebrating your club’s Elmers might encourage others

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

Sam, W5KF, recently sent me a link to the Elmers’ page on the Norman, OK, South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) website. Not only is it a listing of the club members who have stepped forward to Elmer new members, but also provides ways to honor current and past Elmers. This …

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