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Starting out on HF with an Icom IC-718 My last HF rig was a Collins 32S-3B transmitter and a Collins 75S-3B receiver back in the 60s. Back then they was considered to be top of the line. I haven’t used…

My new G5RV Jr. multi-band antenna. A hands-on review.

My new G5RV Jr. is working extremely well. Due to time and weather constraints, I needed to get an antenna up quickly. So rather than order parts from multiple sources and cobble together my own G5RV, I elected to buy a…

Amateur Radio Parity Act

Here’s how I back up my log: I use a PC software program, Log4OM, to record all my contacts and control my rig. You may very well use a similar program. But keeping frequent backup copies is critically important in case…

DX Code of Conduct

How has DXing changed. It’s gotten an awful lot worse. An op-ed… Back in 1965 there were approximately 250,000 licensed ham radio operators. Today there are three times that many. Of course not all chase DX. Ham radio has changed…

QRZ.com logbook now meshes with LoTW download

Qrz.com and LoTW finally cooperate. QRZ Logbook Now Offering Reciprocal Confirmation Credit and LoTW Download QRZ Logbook now recognizes contact confirmations from ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW). QRZ Logbook users now can download their contacts from LoTW directly into…

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Via arrl.org 01/14/2015. The FCC Enforcement Bureau has affirmed an $11,500 fine against Brian Crow, K3VR, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, for deliberately interfering with other Amateur Radio communications. The FCC had first proposed the fine last July in a Notice…

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It’s great to be back on HF. My HF setup now comprises an Icom IC-718 transceiver connected to an LDG IT-100 Autotuner for Icom. I stopped using my 10m dipole entirely since I found that my G5RV Jr. works far…

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Always a favorite among serious and casual contesters alike, the 2014 ARRL 10 Meter Contest may enjoy excellent worldwide openings, plus a record number of participants! Activity in the CQ World Wide CW contest in late November was through the…