Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test

Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test

Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test is May 13 The US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will sponsor the traditional military/amateur radio communication tests on Saturday, May 13 to mark the 66th annual Armed Forces Day…

FCC

FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer

FCC says jamming police communications is a no-no — a big no-no The FCC has proposed imposing a fine of more than $400,000 on a Queens, New York, man who has admitted making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police…

DX Code of Conduct

DX Code of Conduct Pioneer, Proponent Randy Johnson, W6SJ, SK

One of the driving forces behind the DX Code of Conduct, Randy Johnson, W6SJ, of Corona del Mar, California, died on March 27 following complications of heart surgery. A member of ARRL and the First Class CW Operators Club (FOC),…

World Amateur Radio Day - International Amateur Radio Union

World Amateur Radio Day Marks IARU 92nd Anniversary

World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 Marks IARU’s 92nd Anniversary World Amateur Radio Day (WARD http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html) on Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 92nd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU http://www.iaru.org), and radio amateurs around the world…

Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test

New Tower Law May Affect Some Hams

New Tower Law Cited as Too Broad by FCC Commissioner A new law requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to enact certain new tower marking rules is too broad, according to FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, “and could use tweaks.” The…

ham band Interference

More ham band Interference – Russian “Buzzer” Disappears, Chinese “Foghorn” Returns

Illegal government-sanctioned transmissions on ham bands create unnecessary interference The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) March newsletter reports that the Russian “buzzer” on 6,998.0 kHz has disappeared. For a long time the system interfered with…

Hy-Gain AV-18VS Vertical Antenna http://amzn.to/2ozWQXV

Hy-Gain AV-18VS Vertical Antenna – Hands on Review

A Hy-Gain AV-18VS Vertical Antenna — properly installed — can be a terrific antenna After being off the air for a few decades, I had installed a G5RV Jr. to get back on the air. I ran it from a…

windows 10

Microsoft is fixing those confusing Windows 10 privacy messages

I wish I didn’t have to use Microsoft Windows. I’m a happy Mac guy, but my favorite rig control/logging software package, HRD, only runs on Windows. So most of us use Windows 10 these days whether we like it or…