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Elecraft KX2 QRP Kit by RadioSetGO

Hans W1JSB, shows us his newly designed and highly anticipated Elecraft KX2 QRP Upgrade Kit.  The kit is self contained for rapid deployment and ease of use.
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How to Digitally Record Voice Messages for Yaesu DR-2X Repeaters With IMRS Using the Yaesu FTM-7250

This video demonstrates how to use the FTM-7250 to record digital voice massages on DR-2X Repeaters with the IMRS option.

How to Field Program the BTECH Mobile: UV-25X2, UV-25X4, and UV-50X2

Walk-through steps for manually programming the BTECH Mobile UV-50X2, UV-25X2, and UV-25X4.
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Installing & Testing a 43′ Vertical Antenna with 9:1 Unun & Remote Tuner by K5ACL

SignalSearch Published on May 4, 2018 Trying a 43′ Vertical, spirally wound on a 40′ Spiderpole with a 9:1 unun & LDG RT 100 Automatic Tuner. Please visit https://www.k5acl.net for more ham radio adventures!

Ham Radio 2.0: Episode 136: 3-Year Anniversary Video

It has been a great 3-years of producing this video. I’ve learned much, met some great people, and enjoyed learning more (and teaching others) about Amateur Radio. I’m excited to see what the next year holds! Thanks to YOU for… Continue Reading →

Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award”

05/03/2018 ARRL member Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan’s Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award.” The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and… Continue Reading →

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test Set for Saturday, May 12

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 12. Armed Forces Day is May 19, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event… Continue Reading →

Amateur Radio Case Attracts Attention of FCC Commissioner

05/02/2018 FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, has used the latest chapter in an Amateur Radio enforcement proceeding to reiterate his call that the Commission abolish its Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) system. The long-standing case involves efforts by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ,… Continue Reading →

3 Meaningful Reasons You Should Get Your Ham Radio License

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A Road Trip You Didn’t Expect

Imagine you and your family have decided to take a nice road trip to get away for the weekend.  It’s a beautiful sunny day, the only clouds in the sky are light and wispy, you have the windows down and your family is enjoying the scenery.

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Building and Testing a 20 Meter Vertical Moxon Antenna by K5ACL.

20 Meter Vertical Moxon Antenna Johnny, K5ACL describes how he built and tested a 20 Meter Vertical Moxon Antenna.  If your interested in building a Moxon antenna, give Johnny’s video a look and see the many links he has included… Continue Reading →

How to Use the New BTECH AMP-25 Series Amplifiers with your Handheld Radio

How to use the new AMP-25 series amplifiers with your handheld radio. The configuration will work on all AMP-25s including the AMP-V25, AMP-V25D, AMP-U25, and AMP-U25D. To learn more:

BTECH UV-5X3, The First Affordable VHF, 1.25M, UHF Tri-Band Handheld Transceiver

 Learn more and buy at: BTECH UV-5X3, What’s Different from the BF-F8HP and UV-5R? Tri-band Frequency Range Display Sync DTMF Decode Incoming ANI Display Remote: Stun, Kill, Revive, Inspect, and Monitoring On-the-Go Selectable Frequency Range Scanning Remove and Add… Continue Reading →

Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions

April 28 — Mentorfest Convention Convention, Garland, Texas May 4-5 — Military Radio Collectors Group Convention, Paso Robles, California May 5 — Delta Division D-Star Day Convention, Lafayette, Louisiana May 6 — Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention, Bristol, Pennsylvania May 18-20… Continue Reading →

KM4IPF Shows the Template for the HF Go Box that Will be Used for Our Dry Tortugas DXpedition

KM4IPF, AE4FH, and WX4TV are planning a mini DXpedition to the Dry Tortugas later this year and we are building an HF go box to hold the Yaesu FT-857D radio and other gear that will be used to make HF… Continue Reading →

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20, and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4.  The previous week saw 4 days with no sunspots,… Continue Reading →

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2018 ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND TEST IN ONE PLACE

Military Auxiliary Radio System The Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day Crossband Test, scheduled for May 12, 2018.  This annual event is open to all radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications…. Continue Reading →

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