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CW Zero-Beating (Ask Dave #4 12/28/2018)

Ham Antenna Rotator: The Teardown (ElectronicDesign 12/27/2018)

W1AW ARRL Station Tour (moviestudioland 12/24/2018)

FCC Reaches $900,000 Settlement in Unauthorized Satellite Launch Case (ARRL 01/03/2019)

FCC to Suspend Most Operations on January 3, if Government Shutdown Continues ( 01/01/2019)

Radio Amateurs Position to Support Emergency Communication in Tsunami’s Wake (ARRL 12/28/2019)

The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 12/28/2018)

What are You Proud Of? (Foundations of Amateur Radio #185 12/21/2018)

Need To Talk To Santa Claus? Try Using A Ham Radio (KUT 12/24/2018)

Kekionga Radio Club Finding Success (Journal Gazette 12/24/2018)

Rainier Hams to Get Dedicated Radio Frequencies (Nisqually Valley News 12/21/2018)

ARRL Petitions FCC to Incorporate Parity Act Provisions into its Amateur Radio Rules (ARRL 12/21/2018)

New Amateur Radio Packet Gear Awaits Unpacking, Installation on Space Station (ARRL 12/21/2018)

The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 12/17/2018)

Santa Checks in with Kids Through Ham Radio (Herald Dispatch 12/17/2018)

Hamvention® Seeks 2019 Award Nominees (ARRL 12/17/2018)

ESR Meter Project (from 2006) (W2EAW #5 12/17/2019)

ESR Mater 5 Transistor Version (W2EAW #247 12/17/2019)

Setting Up Your Home Ham Station (Ask Dave #3 12/14/2018)

Jordan’s First CubeSat, JY1Sat, is Designated as JO-97 (ARRL 12/12/2018)

Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Special Event Set for December 21 – 27 (ARRL 12/12/2018)

How to Choose a Two-Way Radio (Popular Mechanics 12/11/2019)

Coax Loss Calculator (KV5R 12/11/2018)

Smith Chart: Design an L-Network — Impedance Matching Circuit (W2AEW #276 12/10/2018)

Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 Receiver Suffers Apparent Failure (ARRL 12/11/2018)

WSJT-X 2.0 Full Release Now Available; FT8 Enthusiasts Urged to Upgrade Now (ARRL 12/10/2018)

My First Perfect ISS SSTV Image! (Space Comms 12/03/2018)

New Two-Ham ISS Crew Launched to ISS is the First Since Aborted October Flight (ARRL 12/07/2018)

FCC Tells LED Sign Marketers to Abide by Statutes and Rules (ARRL 12/07/2018)

AMSAT's Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat Launched Successfully (ARRL 12/04/2018)

Transistors, How do they work (Learn Engineering 11/30/2018)

National Weather Service Recognizes Volunteer Radio Operators All Across The Country (WXOW 12/04/2018)

Fox-1Cliff Launch Now Set for December 2 (ARRL 11/30/2018)

Ham Radio Satellites to Launch from India (ARRL 11/30/2018)

Rappaport Suggests National Security Risks with Amateur Radio Violations (RadioResource Media Group 11/26/2018)

AMSAT Congratulates Qatar Amateur Radio Society, AMSAT-DL for Successful Es’hail-2 Launch (ARRL 11/26/2018)

Gas Up The Generator? It’s Not That Simple (OFF GRID HAM 11/25/2018)

QRP-Guys Multi-Z Antenna Tuner for Low Power on 40m-10m (7-30MHz) (QRP Guys 11/19/2018)

Fox-1Cliff Launch – Your Help is Needed! (AMSAT 11/21/2018)

Spacex Launch from Ksc to Achieve 'dream' of Ham Radio Enthusiasts (Florida Today 11/19/2018)

From Technical to Social Aspects, Ham Radios Have Something for Everyone (Journal Gazette 11/19/2018)

62 People Were Contacted Over Ham Radio in this Veterans Day Tribute (Gainesville Times 11/11/2018)

Desoldering and Soldering SMD Components (MikesRadioRepair 11/15/2018)

The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 11/10/2018)

One Storm Wanes as Another Comes (Solar Storm Forecast 11/10/2018)

CW Zero-Beating (Ask Dave #4 11/06/2018)

HF Radio Wave Propagation (N1QQ 10/29/2018)

AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Set to Launch on November 19 (ARRL 10/10/2018)

Florida Air Show Gives Ham Radio Some On-the-Air Exposure (ARRL 10/10/2018)

FT8: Saving Ham Radio or Killing It? (HACKADAY 11/06/2018)

FCC Fines Amateur Radio Licensee $25,000 for Operating Unlicensed FM Station (ARRL 11/06/2018)

New 2018-2019 Technology Grant Available from RaRa

RaRa in the News — Pumpkin Patrol (WHEC 11/03/2018)

Capacitor Types, Characteristics, and Applications (W2AEW 10/18/2018)

What Are Maidenhead Grid Squares? (J Mitch Hopper 10/10/2018)

Weather Forecast Forces Early Shutdown of VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition (ARRL 10/25/2018)

The K7RA Solar Update (ARRL 10/29/2018)

Successful Ham Radio Contact between Students and Space Station Excites and Inspires (ARRL 10/25/2018)

Detained Norwegian Radio Amateur Now Allowed to Leave Chad (ARRL 10/25/2018)

ARISS Joins with NASA on the Air (NOTA) for SSTV Special Event (ARRL 10/23/2018)

FCC Bombshell on Chinese Handhelds (Ask Dave #174 10/21/2018)

Enforcement Bureau Issues Advisory on Two-Way VHF/UHF Radios (FCC 10/21/2018)

Ham Amateur Radio Operators Ready to Respond in Alaska (KTUU 10/21/2018)

Amateur Radio Operators Needed to Help Communication After Michael (News4JAX 10/18/2018)

Amateur Ham Radio Operators Ready to Help with Natural Disasters (KOLOTV 10/18/2018)

International Space Station Crew Member Fires Up NA1SS to Seek Random Contacts (ARRL 10/11/2018)

FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Overhauls Marking Requirements for Short Rural Towers (ARRL 10/11/2018)

Amateur Radio Assets Active as Category 4 Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall (ARRL 10/11/2018)

Buy A Baofeng While You Still Can? FCC Scowls at Unauthorized Frequency Transmitters (Hackaday 10/10/2018)

Highlights of the 20-meter Band (Ask Dave # 2 09/27/2018)

Ham Radio Basics — How to Call CQ (09/24/2018)

Clyde Beal: A Hobby for a Lifetime, HAM Radio (Herald-Dispatch 10/08/2018)

Ham Radio Volunteers in Indonesia Link Earthquake Zone with Outside World ( 10/08/2018)

Ham Radio Operators Doing Different Duties During Storms (13WMAZ 10/05/2018)

IARU Region 1 Volunteers and Partners Getting Behind WRC-19 50 MHz Agenda Item (ARRL 10/05/2018)

Online Fundraising Campaign Backs ISS Radio Upgrades (ARRL 10/05/2018)

Nothing Like the Standard of Morse Code (09/21/2018)

Stealth Ham Antenna Beating the HOA (09/13/3018)

Remembering the Launch of Sputnik 1 — Earth’s First Artificial Satellite ARRL (10/05/2018)

Ham Radio Operators Doing Different Duties During Storms (10/01/2018)

The K7RA Solar Update (09/28/2018)

Sweden’s Telecommunications Regulatory Agency to Require Fee to Run More than 200 W (09/26/2018)

Scouting’s 2018 Jamboree on the Air Set for October 19 – 21 (09/26/2018)

FCC Enforcement Advisory Targets Noncompliant Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers (09/26/2018)

W5TOM Stealth Antennas (09/13/3018)

Why QRP Works (09/10/2018)

Amateur Radio Volunteers Still Dealing with Florence's Aftermath (09/21/2018)

South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Communication (09/17/2018)

Minnesota's Last Ham Radio Store to Close Its Doors as Owners Retire (09/17/2018)

Ham Radio Operators Play Vital Role in Hurricane Response (09/13/2018)

Ham Radio Operators Assisted After Sandy Hook (09/13/2018)

Amateur Radio Communication Support Beginning for Tropical Storm Gordon (09/05/2018)

Ham Radio SSTV, Slow Scan Television, HF/VHF/UHF (09/03/2018)

Detecting RFI Sources in the Shack and Home (08/30/2018)

Where Is All The RTTY? What Is RTTY? HF Digital Mode (08/27/2018)

An Amazing Recovery: ARISS Packet System Revives (08/27/2018)

What Closing A Government Radio Station Would Mean For Your Clocks (08/27/2018)

Concern Rising within Amateur Radio Community over WWV-WWVH Shut Down Proposal (08/27/2018)

Ham Radio Tutorial - How To Use An Antenna Tuner (08/20/2018)

FCC Grants Temporary Waiver for Hurricane Lane Relief Efforts (08/27/2018)

Radio Operator To Broadcast From The Umpqua River Lighthouse (08/20/2018)

UN Amateur Radio Club’s 4U1UN Makes Major Moves Toward Getting Back on the Air (08/20/2018)

Franklin County Amateur Radio Club Keeps County Connected (08/20/2018)

Mysterious Three Phase Power eHam #166 (08/14/2018)

Amateur Radio Volunteers Recognized (08/14/2018)

Wisconsin Residents Embrace Amateur Radio Hobby (08/14/2018)

Quick WSPR Crash Course with JTDX (or WSJT-X) (08/10/2018)

Ham Radio 630 Meter CW Reception Texas To Minnesota (08/09/2018)

Digital Hotspots for DMR, D-Star, and C4FM Ask Dave #141 (08/05/2018)

Heated Elements and Circuit Boards (08/02/2018)

IARUMS Reports Kiwi-SDR Can Locate Intruders in Ham Radio Bands (08/10/2018)

YB3MM/8 – Waleakodi Island Activation OC-213 (08/10/2018)

Amateur Radio Operators Play Key Role In Triathlon (08/05/2018)

Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club Fires Up 1950s Vintage Gear for NASA on the Air Special Event (07/31/2018)

Solar Flares Disrupted Radio During 2017 Hurricane Irma (07/31/2018)

On the Airwaves — Wisconsin Ham Has Contacts Around the World (07/27/2018)

Alleged Interference Nets Ham Radio Operator $18,000 Proposed Forfeiture (07/272018)

Thailand Reported to Have the Third Largest Ham Radio Population (07/27/2018)

The K7RA Solar Update (07/18/2018)

Civilian Taught Soldiers Language Key in Wartime (07/17/2018)

DMR Radio Discussion — How It Works (07/31/2018)

Adding a Linear Amplifier? (07/28/2018)

Antenna Analyzers Ask Dave #1: (07/18/2018)

How a Directional Coupler in an SWR Meter Works (0715/2018)

West Marin Event Helps Keep Morse Code Alive (07/17/2018)

Which Repeaters Should I Put Into My Hand Held Radio? eHam #161 (07/11/2018)

Ham-designed Gear Used in Thailand Cave Rescue (07/15/2018)

The Breathtaking Complexity of the Wireless Spectrum (07/15/2018)

Ham Radio Helping Lifelong Hobbyists Stay Mentally Fit in Old Age (07/15/2018)

Operating PSK31 Ham Radio Tutorial on 20 Meters (07/07/2018)

WLW's 500,000 Watt Transmitter (06/30/2018)

North Huntingdon Ham Radio Operator Settles Case with FCC (07/11/2018)

CAMSAT Offers More Details on New Satellites, One Carrying HF Transponders (07/02/2018)

Canadian Radio Amateurs Petition Parliament to End Deliberate Interference (07/02/2018)

Experiments Look to Leverage Low-Latency HF to Shave Microseconds off Trade Times (07/02/2018)

Understanding 10 Meter Sporatic-E (a bit old but interesting 06/20/2018)

How to Get the Best Amateur Radio Gear — eHam #160 (06/30/2018)

Ham Radio Reaches the World — Without the Internet (06/30/2018)

Hannibal, Quincy Ham Radio Operators Make 675 Contacts in 24 Hours (06/20/2018)

Ham Radio Operators Reach Out as Part of Annual Field Day (06/26/2018)

Ask Dave — International Beacon Project #31NCDXF Link (06/20/2018)

Williamsburg Ham Radio Operators join in National Emergency Communications Test (06/17/2018)

Ham Radio Tutorial - How to call "CQ" (06/17/2018)

Antenna Fundamentals 1 Propagation (06/14/2018)

Amateur Radio Field Day Demonstrates Science, Skill, Service (06/12/2018) 

Delaware House Acknowledges Contribution of Amateur Radio Operators (06/12/2018)

Intro to Oscilloscopes — N1QQ (06/10/2018)

The K7RA Solar Update (06/10/2018)

Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition Team Bracing for 'Grim' Propagation (06/08/2018)

eHam Foundations of Amateur Radio #156 (06/08/2018)

How to get started on Ham Radio 2 Meters FM, Part 1 (06/03/2018)

Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, Promotes Amateur Radio in Media Announcements (06/03/2018)

Politico Article Raises Visibility of Amateur Radio Parity Act Progress, Challenges (06/03/2018)

Post-Launch Signals Received as Amateur Radio Heads to Moon (05/23/2018)

High Voltage AM Transmitter Equals FUN! (05/28/2018)

Thousands of Amateur Radio Operators Measured the Solar Eclipse's Effects on the Atmosphere (05/23/2018)

“Scouts BSA” Program Change Expected to Enhance Ham Radio Opportunities for Young Women (05/22/2018)

Ham kids build, learn tech skills (05/22/2018)

Amateur Radio Parity Act Language Inserted in National Defense Authorization Act (05/15/2018)

In Search for a Secret Weapon (05/24/2018)

Beginning Learning Morse Code -- Straight Key Vs Paddle (05/22/2018)

Home Brew Motorola Based D-Star Repeater VK5REX B (05/17/2018)

Ask Dave — Using Anderson Powerpole Connectors (AD #44) (05/10/2018)

Ask Dave — Review using DMR of Diamond A430S10 70cm Beam Antenna (AD #124) (05/03/2018)

Three CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS (05/14/2018)

Norway Introduces 2 × 1 Contest Call Signs (05/14/2018)

Informal Amateur Radio Nets Being Maintained in Wake of Volcanic Eruptions in Hawai’i (05/14/2018)

ARRL Asks FCC to Protect Amateur Radio Millimeter-Wave Bands (05/10/2018)

Lunar-Orbiting Microsats with Ham Radio Payloads Will Make Use of WSJT JT4G Sub-Mode (05/10/2018)

Look for 'Ham Radio 2.0 -- Innovation And Discovery'
at Hamvention

Ham radio operators help save lives in Tinder Fire (05/02/2018)

D-STAR ONE Phoenix Declared Lost, More D-STAR CubeSats Planned (04/26/2018)

Dalton Holds Annual Georgia QSO Party for Amateur Radio Members (04/26/2018)

International Amateur Radio Regulatory Developments Announced (04/26/2018)

Radio Ham in Canada to Gain Access to New 5 MHz Allocation (04/21/2018)

The Short and Long of Radio Waves (04/21/2018)

Virginia Radio Amateur Completes Contacts on All 29 Ham Bands (04/19/2018)

School’s Ham Contact with Space Station Raises Amateur Radio’s Visibility in Alabama (04/19/2018)

World Amateur Radio Day April 18th (04/10/2018)

Network Radios — The Reality of Amateur Radio in 2018 (03/28/2018)

More Frequent Spotless Days Now, Can Signal Solar Activity in the Future, Top Contester Says (04/10/2018)

New ISS Crew Member’s Ham Radio Contact to Highlight a Wider Educational Effort (04/072018)

More than 30,000 New Ham Licensees and 7,000 Amateur Radio Exam Sessions in 2017 (04/07/2018)

Amateur radio operators invited to Summits on the Air (04/02/2018)

Configure an Amateur Radio Gateway with a Raspberry Pi (03/26/2018)

Ham Goes Nuts for Tiny Transmitter (03/26/2018)

Planning a Contest Station (YouTube) (03/23/2018)

Hospital Ship Crew Members Get Amateur Radio Training at Sea and Additional Link (03/26/2018)

Radio Amateurs Pitch In to Help as “Hat Trick” of Major Coastal Storms Hit Northeast (03/21/2018)

80 Young Radio Amateurs to Attend Youngsters on the Air Camp in South Africa (03/21/2018)

Astronauts Talks Life With San Bruno Students (03/17/18)

Man Rescued from Atop Ham Radio Antenna (03/17/18)

ARRL to Shine Spotlight on Public Service Communications at Hamvention 2018 (03/17/18)

Ham Radio in the Digital Age (02/21/2018)

Ham Radio Parity Act Removed From Revised Bill (02/20/2018)

Last revised: 09/11/22 12:01 PM

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