JT65 20m Report for July 30

Decided to fire up the rig today and see if conditions are as bad as I have been hearing.  Well I must say I have had a lot more interesting and rewarding days then today. Continue reading


RF Pollution – LED Streetlights

The Courier Times reports Amateur Radio operator Charles Dillenbeck AB3MQ has highlighted LED streetlights as a source of RF pollution in Croydon Continue reading


Update on Ham Radio Operation in Turkey


Update on Ham Radio Operation in Turkey

There is no ham radio license revoked in Turkey and ham radio operators are operating normally. The reports on ham radio licenses being revoked by The Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTUK) are unconfirmed and speculative. RTUK is not a regulatory body of ham radio. We believe that it is against ham radio ethic to share unconfirmed information, especially in this sensitive time. We would like to remind every ham radio operator to avoid sharing unconfirmed news and speculation.



President TRAC (IARU-Member Society of Turkey)

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VHF/UHF Dipole Antenna

I have built many of these over the years always with success.  We turn the clock back for an oldie but goodie.  Here’s a simple jpole project that should only cost you a few bucks.




Call for nominations of Candidates for Regional Director to serve on the Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc.

The Secretary of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc. hereby solicits nominations for the positions of Director for the Regions of Atlantic, British Columbia/Yukon, Midwest and Ontario North/East (postal codes K and P). If required, elections for these positions will be held in October 2016 to take office on January 1, 2017 for a two-year term. Continue reading


Canadian Online Radio Course outline


Calling interested Ham’s to hold Radio Courses this fall. We are not asking for our course but rather to invite you to hold your own course. Continue reading


ILLW reaches 300 registrations


The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend next month has more than 300 registrations so far from 35 countries. Continue reading


Looming RF Engineering Age Crisis

Radio Amateur and Broadcast Engineer Chris Tarr W9JOL writes about the Looming Engineering Age Crisis Continue reading


Is This A Sign Of The Times?

AES closing down

U.S. amateur radio retailer, Amateur Electronic Supply (AES), has announced that it is ceasing operations as of the end of July, 2016.
The company has four locations around the country.

In a short statement, the company said:
It’s with great sadness that I have to tell you that Amateur Electronic
Supply (AES) will cease operations at the end of this month.

Tom Pachner, W9TJP
Amateur Electronic Supply LLC
National Sales Manager