James Lathan

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Contest Radio Review 2018

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Rodgers Workshop Feb 17 2018…End Feed Antenna

We had 10 folks there today, one pot of coffee, and two dozen donuts.  Instructor Bill Minikiewicz contacted 17 countries recently over 5 days with his end fed antenna using CW.

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Nature Conservancy 2018

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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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FT8CALL, The NEWEST HF Digital Mode

A New FT8 with Rag Chew Abilities:

Tom Wright (NN2X)

August 12, 2018

Hello Fellow Ham operators

Yes indeed there is a NEW FT8, in which you can have a QSO!!! (Called FT8CALL)

This is what we have been waiting for, at least for those who desire to have a QSO rather than just signal …

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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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