The K3/Ø-Mini Remote control is functionally identical to our full K3, sized K3/Ø. Both control a remote K3 Transceiver via the RemoteRig RRC-1258MKII. The new KXPA100 100W Amplifier with internal ATU option at the Dayton Hamvention 2013 by Elecraft booth. – Download the Guide to KX3 Mobile Installatio (by w6nie) link below etc. KXPA100 works with [...]
FLEX-6700 & FLEX-6500 Radios will start shipping within six weeks of Dayton Hamvention 2013. – K5SDR, Gerard updates the project status (FlexInside-9) - FlexRadio will have four running demonstration units at the Dayton, May 17-19, 2013 – The nuew software, SmartSDR™ is a Thin Client!! – The Flex-6700 out of the box and how it saounds [...]
New FTdx-1200 100W HF/50MHz Up-conversion type 1st IF 40,455MHz at Dayton Hamvention 2013 – 4.3 in TFT full color display like FTdx-3000 – Optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit ! The SCU-17 USB Interface supports CAT, USB Audio in/out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift) and Firmware update functions! Optional FFT-Unit adds other features – Download the new 16-page [...]
IC-7100, New HF/VHF/UHF Multi Mode & D-STAR DV Ready – Intuitive Touch Screen, Quick Response, Multi-band Radio - Built-in SD Card Slot for Voice & Log Storage. Designed to the 70MHz band in European versions, etc. – Icom announce the upcoming release of the new “Slanted style” Amateur Transceiver! (… available in the UK in the spring of 2013) [...]
STAMPFL mini swRX and swRX - Two analog Shortwave Receivers with Touchscreen – The STAMPFL Receiver is still in its experimental stadium …. and is not, comparable to a DSP KWZ-30, Reuter or Perseus receiver - STAMPFL Morse keys was founded by Heinz Stampfl HB9KOC in 2005 and is now the first Swiss manufacturer of Morse keys [...]
N8A American’s Samoa DXpedition 12 to 27 November 2013 – The team: JH3PRR, W6SZN, ZL1GO and ZL3CW are setting up a DXPedition to American Samoa under the Special Callsign N8A, especially for the CQWW CW contest but with extended precontest activity intended to make KH8 widely available. Location will be well South of the Capital Pago Pago [...]
TS-990S Firmware Ver.1.01 has been upgraded to Version 1.02 April 12, 2013 see below – User Manuals Ver.03 (IT) (EN) (FR) (EA) (DE) (JA) languages - Catalogo Italiano PDF di 12 pagine, linck below!! IC-7800 vs TS-990 Video by IV3YER and other videos etc. – Aggiornato il TS-990S con la Versione 1.02 del 12.04.2012 vedi link – Video confronto con IC-7800 di IV3YER [...]
XRØZR Juan Fernandez DXpedition will be on the air later this 2013. From the latest news, the Hams team say sometime between October 1 to November 30, 2013 – IOTA SA-005 - (XRØZR – CEØ on the most-wanted list it’s ranked #35 !) Un Team di Radioamatori, con il callsign XRØZR, sarà attivo dalle Isole di Juan Fernandez entro la fine [...]
Last week, the ARRL announced that the introduction of the new TQSL 1.14 software for Logbook of The World (LoTW) would be available on May 20. Upon further testing, three defects -- now corrected -- were reported after that announcement. Before publicly releasing a corrected version of TQSL 1.14, the software must be thoroughly retested by the Trusted QSL Software Development Team. LoTW users ...
ARRL Headquarters will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no W1AW code practice or bulletin transmissions that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen Tuesday, May 28 at 8 AM (EDT). We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
Hamvention Sunday saw the beginning of the exodus from Hara Arena, but for those who remained, there was still a lot to see.Of course, one of the major attractions was the traditional "last minute bargain." There were quite a few of these to be had in the fleamarket, but Sunday sales were prominent indoors as well. Early feedback from several vendors indicated that Hamvention 2013 was a success...
Hamvention Saturday got off to a rousing start. By late morning the aisles in the indoor exhibitor areas were crowded to the point where movement was difficult at best.ARRL Member ForumAmong the first forums of the morning, the ARRL Member forum was filled to capacity. After an introduction by Great Lakes Division Vice Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, Ohio Section Manager Frank Piper, KI8GW, dis...
Hamvention Friday opened in the midst of dense fog. Fortunately, the fog burned off before noon.Attendence seemed high for a Friday with indoor exhibits swamped with amateurs soon after the doors opened at 9AM. The ARRL Expo area drew a substantial crowd with popular activities such as the W1AW 75th anniversary exhibit, the Youth Lounge and spectral purity testing courtesy of the ARRL Lab. Of c...
Since we are now at (or close to) the peak of Solar Cycle 24, it is no surprise that the solar indices are up. The latest forecast predicts Solar Cycle 24 to peak this fall, but that will be determined after the fact, and it will be based on a long running average of sunspot numbers. This past week, the average daily sunspot numbers increased by more than 34 points, rising to 156.1, while the a...
By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOUContributing EditorHere are some online tools to help you answer that question.As a fan of VHF and UHF operating, I often seek out mountaintop locations so I can work some DX, unimpeded by manmade objects and Mother Nature’s higher hills. And while I appreciate the view, I often wonder how far away the horizon is.I discovered a great article about this topic years ago and...
CQ magazine announced its 2013 Hall of Fame inductees on May 17, welcoming eight new members into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, including former QST Managing Editor Joel Kleinman, N1BKE (SK), who helmed QST from 2001 until his untimely death in 2012. In addition, CQ named two new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame and two new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.Kleinman came to the Leagu...
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Ham Radio/Clubs/North America/USA/TexasAustin Hams - Your Ham Class Headquarters for Bell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Co.
Ham Radio/Clubs/Europe/UKIOMARS affiliated to the RSGB in April 1948. This is the only OFFICIAL site of the Society.
The primary club for Amateurs on the Isle of Man
Operating Modes/RepeatersIsle of Man Repeaters maintained by David Osborn GD4HOZ this site covers the VHF repeater GB3GD and UHF internet linked 70cm repeater GB3IM. Using Allstar software for linking GB3IM is the only site in the uk to have three transmitters.
Supported by the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society
Antennas/Homebrewing TechniquesHam radio wire antennas are the most common form of antenna used by ham radio operators. Here you can find hints and tips on diy wire antennas
Technical Reference/Coax Cables and ConnectorsOnline coax cable impedance calculator
Technical Reference/Amplifiers/HF AmplifiersThis is the HF Packer amplifier project. KG9E was able to build this amp and put it on the air in about 25 hours.