Ham Talk Live! Episode 99 – Receiver Comparisons with the IC-7610 with Rob Sherwood, NC0B

Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern on the next episode of Ham Talk Live!, Rob Sherwood, NC0B of Sherwood Engineering will be here to talk about his latest analysis of receivers, including the new Icom 7610. We will talk about comparing the 7610 to the 7300 and other receivers, and answer the questions that are sent in advance. (Questions were taken in advance on social media this week due to scheduling conflicts for live Q&A).

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Ham Talk Live! Episode 99 – Receiver Comparisons with the IC-7610 with Rob Sherwood, NC0B
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ARRL Board of Directors Agrees to Review of Conduct Code for Directors

The ARRL Board of Directors took action on a number of items at its Annual Meeting, January 19-20, in Windsor, Connecticut, including adopting a motion to a review the entire code of conduct for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of Members of the Board of Directors and Vice Directors. ARRL Officers, Directors, and Vice Directors will review the c…

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Southern California Linux Expo, Special Event N6S Set for March 8-11

The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) will take place March 8-11 at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCaLE began hosting Amateur Radio presentations in 2015, and this year’s SCaLE will include Special Event statin N6S, staffed by members of the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society (VCARS), who will answer questions about Amateur Radio and how it relates to Linux and the open-sou…

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New IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Named

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee has named Dennis Stice, WI5V, of Oklahoma City, as the new HF Beacon Coordinator for the region. Former Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Bill Hayes, WJ5O, stepped down on January 19, after 10 years in that position.

IARU R2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, praised Hayes for his service. “During this period Bill, has advise…

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Land Ops ARC producing meteorite documentary

The story about the second largest meteorite to be found in the U.S. is shrouded in a fog of controversy. The official name of this 6,070 pound space rock is "Old Woman Meteorite", but once upon a time it was called something quite different…Lucky Nugget!

This is literally a meteorite that was found and lost by its' discoverers just like the elusive lost arches gold mine these prospectors were in search of. The 1976 discovery is not well documented,…

Land Ops ARC producing meteorite documentary
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MFJ-1708SDR review – Share your antenna between your transceiver and an SDR

With all the low-cost performance SDR available these days, we can have a lot of fun experimenting with it. But we need antenna, with the MFJ-1708SDR you can share your favorite HF/VHF/UHF antenna with an SDR.

This arrangement allows you to simultaneously watch and listen. Then, when you are key up to transmit, the MFJ-1708SDR cuts off and grounds the SDR antenna line, providing your SDR with bullet-proof protection from damaging RF. It`s the perfect plug-and-play solution for upgrading…

MFJ-1708SDR review – Share your antenna between your transceiver and an SDR
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Get the Most from the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition with How-to Videos from DX Engineering

Get the Most from the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition with How-to Videos
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The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition scheduled to run from late January to the middle of February 2018, represents a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for Amateur Radio enthusiasts to snag this rarer-than-rare DXCC entity. Bouvet Island is an uninhabited speck of glacier-covered rock in the South Atlantic—and one of the most dangerous DXpeditions ever undertaken, replete with technical, physical…

Get the Most from the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition with How-to Videos from DX Engineering
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Secretive “Numbers Stations” Persist on HF

For many years, unidentified radio broadcasts have been transmitting coded messages, using numbers, such as “6-7-9-2-6. 5-6-9-9-0.” Even today, tuning across the HF spectrum typically will yield a “numbers station,” a mechanical-sounding voice (male or female) methodically announcing groups of single-digit numbers for minutes on end. According to Radio World, you may have tuned into a spy agenc…

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