Shortwave Station Bends But Doesn’t Break

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Despite being a commercial operation, WRMI has been very friendly to amateur radio. Glad to see they are recovering from Irma.

"Among the many victims of Hurricane Irma in September was the transmitter/antenna farm of Radio Miami International, WRMI in Okeechobee, located on a cattle ranch 40 miles inland from Port St. Lucie on Florida’s Atlantic coast. "

"The post-Irma scene looked as if a drunken giant had…

Shortwave Station Bends But Doesn’t Break
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Icom/AmateurLogic.TV award IC-7300 base station package

The original Amateur Radio video podcast, AmateurLogic.TV, celebrated their 12th anniversary with a complete base station giveaway.

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Icom supplied a new IC-7300 HF radio.
MFJ provided a new 5-band cobweb antenna, 100' RG-8X, and a MFJ-4230MVP Power Supply.
Heil Sound threw in a Heil Proset IC headset.

The lucky winner of the package is Ed Thomas, WD8KCT from North Canton, OH.

A number of consolation prizes were…

Icom/AmateurLogic.TV award IC-7300 base station package
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"Lightning Talks" from the TAPR DCC on HamRadioNow

This is a series of 6 quick talks at the DCC. They were an impromptu fill-in for a presenter who took ill, recruited with just a few hours notice from the audience. It worked great, and will probably become a regular feature of the DCC.

HamRadioNow is presenting full-length video of all the 2017 DCC presentations, as quickly as we can edit them. Check our web site: http://HamRadioNow.tv for more, and audio downloads….

"Lightning Talks" from the TAPR DCC on HamRadioNow
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Ham Talk Live! Episode 86 – Getting Started with Satellites with KX9X

Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern on Ham Talk Live!, Sean Kutzko, KX9X, joins us once again… but this time to talk about getting started with satellite operations! So if you want to know how to get started, be sure to tune in and call in with your questions for Sean!

Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button! If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand 24/7/365.25 also at…

Ham Talk Live! Episode 86 – Getting Started with Satellites with KX9X
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FT-8 Digital Has Taken Over The HF Bands!

I remember uploading a video about FT-8 when it was a week old, now, it is found on every band in great numbers.. Don't let anyone tell you there are no signals on HF lately. This video will just show you through all the bands and what the activity looks like lately. Give it a try, and please remember: Use LOW POWER.
5 watts, 10 watts, maybe 15 watts if you have to. But to all those running 100s of watts on JT65 and FT-8, blanking out the entire waterfall when you transmit, you are a…

FT-8 Digital Has Taken Over The HF Bands!
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Martin F. Jue joins Amateur Radio Roundtable

This week new addition to the show. Martin Jue joins the lineup. He will be a regular contributor each week. Tom and Martin will be talking about our first stations, first contacts, and the old days. Dave teaches us things we did not know about the famous J-38 CW key. Katie updates us on her ham club visit in Scotland. We will also be talking to the crew at the Christmas Island DXpedition. Watch the show Tuesday nights at…

Martin F. Jue joins Amateur Radio Roundtable
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MFJ-904H Review – Compact Antenna Tuner, up to 150W from 80 to 10 Meters

This is the review of a tiny tuner, the MFJ-904H, it can handles up to 150 Watts, not 300W as mention in the video at 0:40, sorry for the confusion, the meter goes to 300 W. It covers 80-10 Meters, has tuner bypass switch and can tune nearly anything! Good for the shack and portable operation!

73 Pascal VA2PV

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HR2.0 Episode 115 – Bound for Belton 2: Texas Nexus and MJARS 220 QSOs

http://www.livefromthehamshack.tv/2017/10/09/episode-115-bound-belton-2-texas-nexus-mjars-220-qsos/
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Another "on the road" video, once again driving down to the Belton HamExpo, the only Hamfest in Texas to support 2 shows each year. This is a great tailgate event that is enjoyed by many in this area.

On this trip, I get to catch up with a few guys from the MJARS club on their newly updated 220MHz BridgeCom Repeater, and I also have a few QSOs on the…

HR2.0 Episode 115 – Bound for Belton 2: Texas Nexus and MJARS 220 QSOs
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Imminent shutdown of seven repeaters

Imminent shutdown of seven repeaters

South Yorkshire Repeater Group (SYRG) have taken the unprecedented decision to close down our whole repeater network.

Due to a number of factors, we cannot continue to provide the service we have for a number of years.

This move has not been taken lightly and appreciate this loss will impact on a lot of amateurs.

It could be that other individuals or groups, may be able to offer the financing and time required, to…

Imminent shutdown of seven repeaters
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