ILLW scores 100 registrations
The interesting Avery Point Lighthouse in the grounds of University of Connecticut, has been named as the 100th registration for the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, to be held in August. Continue reading
Looking to build an antenna. Check out WE5TYL’s OCF antenna.
This is a popular antenna design as the performance is very good across the HF bands and requires little or no tuning. It’s a dipole fed off center with a 4:1 current balun at the offset feedpoint.
The ARRL says Scout participation for the October 2015 JOTA was reported down by 8 percent from 2014
In 2012, there were 18,566 Scouts and visitors but in 2013 participation was down by nearly 4700, and it slipped further in 2014.
Following the nomination by the Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame is pleased to appoint Larry E. Price, W4RA, of Statesboro, Georgia as an Honorary Member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.
The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club’s annual swap meet will be held on Sunday, March 6 at Queensbourgh Coummunity Center. You can reserve a table(s) now. Full details can be found on their site or check our link on the upcoming events page.
Had some time to kill this afternoon, looked at the propagation charts and they weren’t that promising for 20 meters but decided to give it a try. Three hours later I ended up with about 10 contacts, mostly in the US but a couple to Japan and one into Russia. Quite happy with the day’s adventure. Had a couple of computer issues along the way and an error code 339 in my DX Log Keeper log book to boot. Don’t have a clue what that error code means. Life’s good. Anybody else on the bands today? Let us know how you did
Special Event station W1Q is now on the air until December 15, to celebrate QST’s 100th anniversary. The first QST was published in December 1915. W1Q will be active in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, December 4-6, with Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, as the operator.
ARRL COO Harold Kramer, WJ1B, and volunteer operators will be on the air on various bands and modes throughout the month. This is not an official ARRL operation, and Kramer will handle all details, QSL cards, and LoTW entries. He will post additional information on his QRZ.com page under WJ1B. — Thanks to Harold Kramer, WJ1B
Despite the often-expressed view that shortwave may be on the decline, if one were to look at this year’s shortwave receiver technology alone, the truth would seem to be anything but. Remarkably, 2015 has been a great year for the shortwave radio listener, as several models of portables, tabletops, and SDRs have been either introduced or improved.
The following is a basic, easy-to-follow buyer’s guide to some of the best receivers on the market currently. This guide is, by no means, comprehensive; rather, it’s a selection of rigs I have tested, some of which I now own. It builds on the guide I published in the November 2014 issue of TSM, and highlights innovations since that issue, while still acknowledging the contributions of previous models.
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OH9SCL active from artic circle
Santa Claus Artic Circle Team (SACT) will be active from Santa Claus Land (OH9SCL) during this December.
This year activity will be very special. OH9SCL has now been active for 30 years from Artic Circle!!
This Activity will be mostly on HF-bands on all modes.
Operators include OH3BHL, OH9KL, OH9MDV, OH9MM and possible others. QSL via OH9AB. For more information check: http://www.oh9ab.com/oh9scl
daily information can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Claus-Land-1689704417932775/