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  • Icom IC-705 with the mAT-705 Portable Tuner

    “Today I operate the Icom IC-705 at my hunting lease as a portable radio with an End Fed Random Wire antenna from Nelson Antennas, and the mAT-705 portable tuner.” The post Icom IC-705 with the mAT-705 Portable Tuner appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • Capture the MAGIC of Six Meters — eBook

    Have you ever wondered about the “Magic” of Six Meters? After all, you’ve probably pressed the six meter button on your rig and failed to find any magic or even any other stations. If that’s the case, you’ve identified the “tragic” of the band. But without tragic there would be no magic. DOWNLOAD HERE The post Capture the MAGIC of Six Meters — eBook appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes

    A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents. But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that’s when amateur radio shines. Haney, the president of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio The post Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award

    The winning article for the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque award is “CW-ELMER – An Advanced Morse Code Learning System,” by David A. Duncan, K7DUN. The QST Cover Plaque Award — given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue — is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast The post David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. But fortunately Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with a new sunspot on January 15. Average daily sunspot number increased from zero last week, to 14.7 in the January 14-20 reporting period. Average daily solar flux rose from 73.8 The post The K7RA Solar Update appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • ISS SSTV 145.800 FM Jan 28-29

    Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD-120. The transmissions are part of the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will be made from the amateur radio station RS0ISS in the Russian Service module of the ISS. The post ISS SSTV 145.800 FM Jan 28-29 appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • Contest University to Host Propagation Summit on January 23

    Contest University (CTU) is holding a Virtual Propagation Summit on Saturday, January 23. The Zoom-platform event will get under way with introductory remarks from Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Ray Novak, N9JA, at 1600 UTC. At 1605 UTC, Scott Jones, N3RA, and George Fremin, K5TR, will moderate a session “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station The post Contest University to Host Propagation Summit on January 23 appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • FCC Notice: What You CAN And CANNOT Do With Ham Radio

    FCC Notice: What You CAN And CANNOT Do With Ham Radio The post FCC Notice: What You CAN And CANNOT Do With Ham Radio appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • How Your Radio’s Final Amp Class Affects Efficiency

    An Oggie asks why his radio draws so much more power than the 100 watts it puts out. The answer lies in using linear final power amps in the Class A, Class B, or Class AB category. Learn more! The post How Your Radio’s Final Amp Class Affects Efficiency appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.

  • Testing My Mini 64:1 Half-Wave End-Fed Antenna Transformer.

    Testing My Mini 64:1 Half-Wave End-Fed Antenna Transformer. The post Testing My Mini 64:1 Half-Wave End-Fed Antenna Transformer. appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News.