HR2.0: Episode 83 – Comparison of Digital Voice Modes from Orlando Hamcation

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This comparison of DMR, DSTAR and YSF was given by Jim Keeley, W1JJK, at the 2017 Orlando Hamcation. Jim speaks about how the modes differ, how they work, and what features each one has. This is an information-sharing forum, and not meant to sway anyone to or from any particular mode.

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100 Watts and a Wire: Episode 87 is posted

On this episode, we revisit the weekend's 160 meter contest. Did you participate? Whether you were "parking and barking" or chasing stations around the dial, I think we can agree… 160 meter is still a very sexy band! Plus, Lucas W6LDS makes his 100 Watts and a Wire debut with a review of the SharkRF Open Spot. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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100 Watts and a Wire: Episode 87 is posted
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QST Issue has Safety Concerns on Cover

Climbers will undoubtedly do a second take on the March 2017 cover photo of QST (shown here for educational purposes). Although an inspiring shot with and for youth, the photo illustrates a number of safety alarms for climbers of towers. IOW, this is NOT a good example for anyone. I will let climbers far more experienced than me list the various mistakes shown on this photo. Let's use it to remind ourselves: SAFETY FIRST.

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Chip W1YW…

QST Issue has Safety Concerns on Cover
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Am I Any Better at Morse Code?

I get so eager to learn that maybe I should slow down and research before learning the wrong way. I've tried for years to learn CW, or at least that is what I was telling myself. I would listen to tapes or on my phone and always failed for varies reasons. I go serious about it again in January 2017 and took the CW Ops class. I got better at it but not proficient. I am more motivated than ever to get better because I made progress….

Am I Any Better at Morse Code?
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ARRL 2016 International Humanitarian Award is Awarded to Two Hawaii Amateur Operators

The ARRL Board of Directors named Richard Darling, AH7G, and Barbara Darling, NH7FY, of Keaau, HI as the recipients of the 2016 International Humanitarian Award during the meeting in Connecticut on January 20 and 21, 2017.

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The Board cited the couple’s support of past International Humanitarian Award winner John Bush, KH6DLK/V63JB, and their “significant material support” to his efforts in the Federated…

ARRL 2016 International Humanitarian Award is Awarded to Two Hawaii Amateur Operators
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Custom Morse Code Wall Plaque

Howdy folks. Fred, AA7BQ here from QRZ HQ

I wanted to share with you one of my latest creations from the QRZ back room. I have created an engraved wall plaque measuring 16" x 18" and it turned out so well that I had to show it off here.

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The plaque was engraved on a CNC router into material known as Chalkboard which is basically 1/4" MDF that is coated with a black, anti-reflective "slate-like" coating. Its very study and will last a lifetime. The…

Custom Morse Code Wall Plaque
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Collegiate Amateur Radio Survey

I'm doing an independent survey on college ham radio clubs to help generate a list of active clubs, clubs in need, and colleges with no club but students with interest. If you're a student, alumni, faculty, or staff, please take a minute to add your college club to the survey. Don't worry if you think someone's done it already – that shows me your club is even more active!

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HamRadioNow: Former FEMA Fugate KK4INZ


Craig Fugate KK4INZ was FEMA Administator for the entire Obama presidency. Now (for the moment, anyway) a private citizen… and ham… he's looking forward to attending his local radio club meetings.

But his interest and commitment to both Amateur Radio and EmComm continues. In this episode he talks with co-host David Goldenberg W0DHG and me about what hams will need to do in the future to remain…

HamRadioNow: Former FEMA Fugate KK4INZ
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