The ARRL Current-November 2021


Digital editions of “On The Air”, “QEX”, and “NCJ” now available online.

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

Accessed on 11 November 2021, 0518 UTC.

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Now Online! Digital editions of December 2021 QST, November/December 2021 On the AirQEX, and NCJ
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December QST

Practical Solutions for an End-Fed 20-Meter Vertical

Toivo Mykkanen, W8TJM


“Practical Solutions for an End-Fed 20-Meter Vertical,” by Toivo Mykannen, W8TJM, shows how to use a J-pole matching method on an HF vertical that requires only one mounting point and no radials. Read QST

November/December On the Air

A Better Signal from Your Handheld

Ward Silver, NØAX


Though handhelds offer great portability, their range often isn’t great. Ward Silver, NØAX, offers several techniques and hints in “A Better Signal from Your Handheld,” starting with making sure your handheld’s antenna is vertically polarized. Read On the Air

November/December QEX

NanoSSB RX – An Ultra-Low Cost SSB Multiband Receiver

Dr. George R. Steber, WB9LVI


“NanoSSB RX — An Ultra-Low Cost SSB Multiband Receiver,” by Dr. George R. Steber, WB9LVI, takes you through building a multiband SSB receiver that’s controlled by an Arduino Nano. The receiver itself is housed on a tiny integrated circuit available from Silicon Labs. Read QEX

November/December NCJ

Filters for Separating Same-Band Signals

Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C


The fun of big operations takes a downturn when interference crops up for stations that are trying to operate on the same band, with as little as 50 kHz between them. “Filters for Separating Same-Band Signals,” by Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C, takes you beyond the usual mitigation techniques with a discussion of ultra-sharp, low-loss filters that will help isolate operations occurring on the same band. Read NCJ


Eclectic Tech  Episode 46


Episode 46 of the Eclectic Tech podcast, which premiered on Thursday, November 4, features Ward Silver, NØAX, and a discussion about the famous Beverage antenna, which turns 100 this year. Listen Now

On the Air – Episode 23


The November edition of the On the Air podcast will debut Thursday, November 11, and will elaborate on the meanings and practical uses of common Amateur Radio “Q-codes.” Listen Nov 11

Webinar – Getting Started with AllStar

Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm ET


AllStar is an internet-based connection network for linking repeaters and nodes. It can be used by home operators or with large-area repeaters. Presented by Jason Johnston, KC5HWB, of Ham Radio 2.0, you’ll learn how to get started with AllStar and how you can begin using it yourself. Register Now

Monday Night Ham Radio

Monday, November 15, 2021 @ 6:15 pm ET


Join several YouTubers from the ham radio community for a special Monday Night Ham Radio featuring The ARRL Handbook. Often perceived as a resource for more advanced hams, the Handbook is an excellent reference for every ham’s bookshelf, including beginners. The evening includes a series of videos in a playlist that will carry viewers through the content of the entire HandbookBookmark the link and check out Monday Night Ham Radio on November 15.

New Products & Upcoming Promotions

2022 ARRL Calendar: Cats in Shacks

It’s no joke! This year’s 12-month wall calendar is a celebration of the feline friends who purr alongside — or on top of! — our rigs and amps. Makes a purrfect holiday gift! Order Now


Holiday Savings are on the Way

Mark your calendars, our Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday specials are coming soon. Members can gobble up great savings beginning Thursday, November 25. The ARRL Store will present limited-time special offers; be sure to check your inbox later this month.

Support ARRL on Giving Tuesday

ARRL is taking part in Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 30. On this globally recognized day of generosity, we invite our members to celebrate the season by giving back to the hobby you love. Your gift can be directed to the fund of your choice, and will help us reach our $20,000 Giving Tuesday fundraising goal. Learn more and make a donation on November 30.

National Convention Registration Open!


The 2022 ARRL National Convention will kick off on Thursday, February 10, with a series of day-long ARRL Training Tracks and a National Convention luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld. Registration is now open, and an early bird registration rate is in effect through December 15.


HamCation® will host the rest of the convention on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get your ticket now.

Upcoming Events

10 Meter Contest | December 11-12, 2021


Rookie Roundup CW | December 19, 2021


2022 ARRL National Convention at Orlando HamCation® | February 10-13, 2022

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