The ARRL Current


Now online from the ARRL:  Current digital editions of QST, OTA, QEX, and NCJ.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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NOW ONLINE! Digital editions of December 2020 QST, Nov/Dec 2020 OTAQEX, and NCJ
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December QST
Nov/Dec OTA
Nov/Dec QEX
Nov/Dec NCJ
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December QST
The Tuna Tin “S” — A Bare-Bones Synthesized QRPp Transmitter
Bob Fontana, AK3Y
This update to a classic design includes tunable frequencies and a digital display.
In the May 1976 issue of QST, Doug DeMaw, W1CER/W1FB (SK), developed a two-transistor QRPp — “p” denotes less than 1 W — transmitter using a pair of 2N2222A transistors. Dubbed the “Tuna Tin 2,” the transmitter was crystal controlled and produced a 250 to 350 mW output for a cost of less than $10. In the March 2000 issue of QST, Ed Hare, W1RFI, provided an updated version of Doug’s original design.
Here, we take another step forward. The Tuna Tin “S” (for synthesized) keeps costs below $20 and is still small enough to fit within the confines of a tuna tin, but has an integral VFO, digital display, and a higher power MOSFET final.
November/December On the Air
The Best Antenna for the Job
There is no such thing as a single antenna that’s perfect for every station. Choosing an antenna depends on what you want to do with your station, how much money you can spend, and any restrictions you may encounter with your property. This On the Air article will walk you through what antenna types are best for certain types of operating.
November/December QEX
Remote Operating with a Raspberry Pi, Fldigi/Flrig, WSJT-X, and NoMachine

Harry Bloomberg, W3YJ
My primary residence is on a small suburban lot where putting up a good HF antenna is a challenge. A few years ago, I inherited five acres of woods and an old Amish farmhouse 85 miles away. I hung some antennas from tall walnut and pine trees on the property and spent weekends and holidays operating from there.
November/December NCJ
Contest Mentoring — Part 2
Fred Regennitter, K4IU
NCJ interviewed a number of active and experienced contesters who have opened their homes to new contesters to share contesting activities and offer coaching and training. They included Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC; Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB; Mike Ritz, W7VO; Tom Taormina, K5RC, and Kirk Pickering, K4RO. We received additional comments from David McCarty, K5GN; Dennis Alexander, W5KU (of the NU5A crew), and Rich Westerberg, NØHJZ.
What’s the Buzz
Eclectic Tech, Episode 20 – November 5

Tune in to the latest episode of the Eclectic Tech for host Steve Ford’s, WB8IMY, conversation with Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW, ARRL Director of Emergency Management, on the state of technology in Public Service. Learn about a revolutionary new power source that turns nuclear waste into useful energy!

On the Air Blog
My First Mobile Installation with a little help from my friends – November 2
by Lisa Roberts, AL6Y, ARRL member
Photos by Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, ARRL member
The new On the Air blog post is from ARRL member Lisa Roberts, AL6Y. As a new ham, Lisa was interested in setting up a rig in her car. Learn how Lisa and her friends worked together to install the equipment necessary to turn her car into a mobile station.
New Products
Check out our new W1AW t-shirts and one-of-a-kind ceramic mug featuring a Morse code die-cut design. Plus, other seasonal fall and winter products will make great gifts for every ham on your list. Sign up to receive ARRL publication and product promotions so that you don’t miss our special online offers during Thanksgiving week.
Featured Publication
The Secret Wireless War
The Story of MI6 Communications – 1939-1945
“There never was, in the whole history of wireless, a bigger role for the amateur wireless enthusiast.” – author Geoffrey Pidgeon

The Secret Wireless War is an extraordinary story that includes ham radio operators among those patriots that helped the allied war effort during World War II. Enjoy 422 pages and 194 illustrations including pictures of secret agents’ wireless sets.

In celebration of Veterans Day, save $10 with code WW2 (one code per order) now through November 30.
Order Online at arrl.org/shop.

ARRL is your Advocate
One of the most valued ARRL services that membership contributes to is ARRL’s advocacy efforts. Many areas of policy affect the Amateur Radio Service, from spectrum defense to antenna zoning. ARRL works to defeat unnecessary regulations by educating policymakers and mobilizing members to speak out on a range of issues. ARRL supports legislation on Capitol Hill that preserves and protects access to existing amateur radio frequencies as a natural resource for the enjoyment of all hams.
Comments on FCC Fees Due Nov. 16
ARRL will file comments with the FCC opposing their proposal to adopt a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application. We urge members to file their individual comments.
Win a Handbook
The ARRL Facebook page is having a pre-holiday giveaway. Log onto the page between November 16 – 22 for your chance to win the new ARRL Handbook 2021 Six Volume Book Set! Simply comment on our contest post and tell us why you’re thankful for amateur radio and you could win! One winner will be chosen at random and notified via Facebook Messenger.
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ARES Letter
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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