The New DXer’s Handbook – 2nd Edition

If you are a new amateur radio operator or shortwave listener, then you’ll find Bryce Anderson’s (K7UA) introduction to DXing of particular interest. Entitled ‘The New DXer’s Handbook’, there are plenty of tips and techniques explained in a simple and straightforward way. Continue reading

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VE7IKX on board the Mighty Mo

Hi Everyone:

For the HF folks out there just to let you know fellow Coastal Ham Radio member VE7IKX (aka Bill, aka Fleetwood Digital) will be in Honolulu next week. On Tuesday he will be aboard the USS Missouri and working the amateur radio station located on the Mighty Mo.

All Bill is aware of is that he will be operating 9-noon Hawaiian time which should place it noon-3 Pacific Time. He’s going to attempt to email/text me when he gets on board Tuesday.

I will make a quick post on the website any details I get. http://www.coastalhamradio.wordpress.com

If you make a contact let us know and we will post it on the site.

Hopefully everyone is having a great summer
Gord
VE7FKY

VOACAP Propagation Planner revisited!

VOACAP Propagation Planner is a comprehensive planning tool for HF contesters and DXers.

So far, the only problem has been that you really must have been a dedicated enthusiast to run all the software required to maximize your propagation-prediction planning efforts either in contests or DXpeditions.

Now, things have changed:
A new, more user-friendly version – 2.0 beta – is finally available!

The new online version now does all heavy-lifting and number-crunching on the VOACAP server, Continue reading

St. Paul Island DXpedition update

St. Paul Island DXpedition update

The St. Paul Island DXpedition scheduled for August 19-29th, 2016, has added another new member/operator to the team – Phil, VA3QR.
This completes their roster (9 operators).

Phil has been a ham since his teenage years, enjoys DXing, contesting, and technical aspects of our hobby. This will be his first DXpedition. Continue reading

Your invitation to the biggest D-STAR QSO Party

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Your invitation to the biggest D-STAR QSO Party

Icom has announced preliminary details for the 2015 D-Star QSO Party, an annual contest that promotes the Amateur (Ham) radio hobby around the world through D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio.) Continue reading

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

This premier annual fun event began in 1995 when the Ayr Radio Group had the Scottish Northern Lighthouse Weekend. The concept proved so popular that it was renamed and opened up to the world.

Always held on the third weekend of August, it has steadily grown to now attract more than 500 lighthouses and lightship from about 50 countries.

The main reason for its popularity is that the weekend is a fun event, held under simple guidelines, and in the spirit of international goodwill. Continue reading