Build your own 9:1 unun antenna on the cheap!

Building the popular 9:1 unun antenna based on the popular EARCHI antenna design. An antenna that works relatively well with an internal tuner for 40-6 meters.

A popular antenna for portable ham radio operations or even multi – band operation at home. Assembled this one for less than $20, but it can probably be done cheaper if you have existing parts/container.

Toroids can be found at hamfests, online retailers (Amazon, Palomar Engineers, eBay, etc), and many other sources. Plastic…

Build your own 9:1 unun antenna on the cheap!
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Maritime Mobile Operation on LF May be a First for Amateur Radio

What began as a “let’s-see-if-we-can-do-this” effort resulted in successful Amateur Radio contacts on 475 kHz in early August by two Canadian operators aboard the sailing vessel Hakuna Matata off the coast of British Columbia. The accomplishment may be an Amateur Radio first. Mark Mattila, VA7MM, and Toby Haynes, VE7CNF, equipped Mattila’s 31-foot offshore-equipped Beneteau sloop with the gear …

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Ham Talk Live! Episode 79 – Youth DX Adventure to Costa Rica

Coming up Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time on Ham Talk Live, you'll have a chance to call in and talk with some of the members of the Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure team 2017 that went to Costa Rica. Team members this year include: Chris Brault, KD8YVJ, Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, and Austin Harris, WA8CCS. We'll talk with them about their adventures, and take your calls and tweets as well!

Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time by going to…

Ham Talk Live! Episode 79 – Youth DX Adventure to Costa Rica
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FCC Technological Advisory Council Investigating Technical Regulations

The FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) is looking into FCC technical regulations to determine if reforms or changes might be in order. Greg Lapin, N9GL, represents ARRL on the TAC and chairs the ARRL RF Safety Committee. The FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) announced the TAC public inquiry (ET Docket 17-215), which seeks comments by October 30 regarding technical regulations…

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HR2.0: Episode 111 – BaofengTech UV-50X2 Testing

http://www.livefromthehamshack.tv/2017/08/28/episode-111-baofengtech-uv-50×2-power-testing/
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The BaofengTech UV-50X2 has been out for several months, and has been waiting on my table since it was brand new. I thought it was time to power this rig up and do some power tests on it. I was pleasantly pleased with the results.

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting Where Needed in Hurricane Response

[UPDATED: 2017-08-30@1833 UTC] Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers are pitching in to support communication at some Red Cross shelters in South Texas in the ongoing aftermath of catastrophic and unprecedented flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey. ARES members also are serving as net control liaisons to the Harris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). At least 3 dozen v…

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