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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…

My return to HF begins

25 watts on 10m SSB can do an awful lot. Yesterday I added a Radio Shack Realistic HTX-100 to my station. It’s a 10m-only 5/25w SSB/CW transceiver. After monkeying around with my MFJ 945E antenna tuner, it finally dawned on…

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Is the ARRL taking its Web server breach too lightly? The ARRL Letter dated October 9, 2014, belatedly mentioned of one its Web servers had been breached sometime in September. See the complete article here: bit.ly/1siX8hY. The mention lacks specifics…

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I have been researching logging software. This time it’s Log4OM. Back in my day there was no logging software. Only a paper logbook and a pen. To-date I have tried DXLab, DxKeeper, Logger32 and a couple of others. I found…