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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…

Studying for the Extra Class license exam

Next month I will take the Extra Class license exam. Sadly, I let my old license expire decades ago. So this March I took the Technician exam followed by the General in May. Now it’s time to go all the…

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I just replaced my Kenwood TM-281A with this Icom IC-2300H. If you’ve been following my return-to-amateur-radio blog post saga, you know I’ve been trying to hit a not-so-local 2m ARC repeater. I tried three iterations of antennas with my Yaesu…