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Comment:  Here are some of the leading Amateur/Ham Radio news items making headlines this weekend.  Views expressed in this radio amateur news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. via 

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

    • W3EDP Antenna
      My QTH isn’t great for antennas. I’ve tried a few types but haven’t managed to find one that works for me, especially on the lower bands like 40m and 80m. About 2 years ago I made up a W3EDP antenna using some left over wire and a 4:1 balun. It was noisy and worse than […]
    • LHS Episode #253: JS8CALL Deep Dive
      Hello and welcome to this episode of Linux in the Ham Shack! In our deep dive this time around, we take an in-depth look at the new weak-signal chat mode called JS8CALL, formerly FT8CALL. We explore the history and development of the mode, how it’s currently being used, the team behind the project, the operation […]

    • Hunting NDBs In CLE237
      CLE 237 will be held this coming weekend and will be somewhat different than normal.’CLE’s are ‘Co-ordinated Listening Events, and NDB DXers around the world focus their listening time on one small slice of the NDB spectrum … but this one is a lit…
    • Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 222
      ISS SSTV this weekend Twelve images will be downlinked, but this time with six featuring the SCaN educational activities while the other six images will commemorate major NASA anniversaries. AMSAT VP6D Ducie Island seeing too many dupes They’re seeing “far too many dupes” as they work their way through the pileups. ARRL ISS voice active, […]
  • Getting On HF: Some Remedies
    In my previous blog post, I listed four barriers to getting on HF: antenna restrictions radio frequency interference (RFI) cost the fiddle factor. Fiddle Factor really represents how multiple issues can come together to dramatically increase the complexity of an HF installation. Now I’d like to propose some ways of dealing with these barriers. Antenna … Continue reading Getting On HF: Some Remedies →

    The post Getting On HF: Some Remedies appeared first on The KØNR Radio Site.

  • Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:
  • The final round of Amateur Radio Technician License classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered exam will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 will be collected at the time of each exam. For more information, please contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at
  • For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.
  • Until next time, Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section.