Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by “QRZNOW.com.”
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Accessed on 27 November 2021, 1348 UTC.
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JTAlert 2.50.8 is available – FT8
JTAlert New: – Callsigns Window: New ATNO (All Time New One) visual alert for the Wanted DXCC, US State and VE Province alerts. When the ATNO is trigg… Read more
Working with the Xiegu X6100 [ Videos ]
Xiegu X6100 2e0bvj working special event station TM60ANT in France on 20 metres with the Xiegu X6100. 10 watts into my home brew fishing pole vertical… Read more
RFinder B1 Plus – HRO at Pacificon 2021
RFinder In this video from Pacificon 2021, Bob Greenberg talks about his product, the RFinder B1 Plus, a digital radio that lets you talk from anywher… Read more
Made in the USA! Ham Radio Holiday Gift List 2021
This year my ham radio holiday gift list features items all made in the USA. Field Notes Steno Book CW Morse Keyshttps://cwmorse.us/ Chameleon CHA-LEF… Read more
How well is the VHF Repeater Hearing your Signal?
VHF Repeater “Collin, K0NNK, is having some trouble with is antenna and a nearby repeater. He hit a 2 meter repeater full quieting but the repea… Read more
Dayton Hamvention Expects to be Live Event in 2022
Dayton Hamvention® organizers are planning to mount the first in-person show in 2022, following 2 years of COVID-related cancellations. The event is s… Read more
Xiegu X6100 HF – First Look and Review
Xiegu X6100 “We are looking at the *first* production X6100 radio from Xiegu and Radioddity. This radio covers 120 through 6 meters and is the s… Read more
DX Commander Part 2 – HF Vertical
Some slight mishaps have been fixed, some radials have been re-established, and it is time to double check this bad boy, with an SWR meter. Will the D… Read more
Big Bright Regions Beckon Amid a Big Aurora Show | Solar Storm Forecast 11.22.2021
“Activity remains subdued this week with only pockets of fast solar wind to bring sporadic aurora to high latitudes, nothing like the G3 show we… Read more
Choosing a “Step Up” Software Defined Radio (SDR)
We talk about the benefits of step up SDRs, and look at 4 models under $200. Read more
ISS SSTV Dec 1-2 145.800 MHz FM
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…. Read more
Does 5 x Copper Rods Help my Antenna Field and Inverted L?
So I grounded the fence to the ground to help my Inverted L on 80m. WIll it make any difference? HUGE project this time – but only 8 minutes for… Read more
What’s Inside a 49:1 Unun?
Terence, 2E0IPK, asks “What makes a 49:1 unun and what does 49:1 actually mean? Read more
Chamleon Antenna’s MPAS Antenna, is it as good as a Dipole?
“Not long ago I purchased the Cha Hybrid-Mini from Chameleon Antennas. This is the 500 watt SSB and 250w for CW version and just a bit larger th… Read more
Hi-Z Antennas – Manufacturers Showcase
K7TJR with Hi-Z Antennas! Read more
Superb Antennas – 40m to 13 cm. from The Antennas-Amplifiers Company
Peter Waters G3OJV, introduces this superb range of antennas built to a standard, rarely seen in ham radio. The prices are still competitive and the p… Read more
RigExpert Stick Pro – Portable Antenna Analyzer [ Review ]
The Rig Expert Stick Pro is an antenna analyzer that will cover HF and 2 meter and 70 centrimeter bands. Frequency range: 0.1 ~ 600 MHz Freq… Read more
CAIG DeoxIT Contact Cleaners
CAIG DeoxIT Contact Cleaners CAIG Laboratories DeoxIT contact cleaners improve the performance and reliability of ALL electronic equipment and parts!… Read more
Do Lightning Rods make Antennas Impossible?
Joe, AD2AH, has been asked if lightning rods would present a halo and degate the radiation pattern or a Endfed Antenna? He doesn’t think it woul… Read more
ICOM America – HRO at Pacificon 2021
In this video from Pacificon 2021, Will Jourdain (AA4WJ) talks about all the fun gear at the ICOM America booth. Read more
ARRL Handbook – Assembling a (Ham Radio) Station!
“I’ve been mentioning your years that the ARRL Handbook is a fantastic resource for most amateur radio operations. Today I will be talking… Read more
Reviewing the Radioddity GD-AT10G Handheld
Review for the Radioddity GD-AT10G! Radioddity GD-AT10G 10W DMR Radio Featuring 10W high power output, powerful 3100mAh battery, GPS & APRS functi… Read more
ARRL 2022 Handbook – Battery Selection for Portable Operation
In this video, we take a look at the new 2022 Handbook from the ARRL. Specifically, we look at a new chapter on selecting a battery for portable opera… Read more
VHF & up Bandplanning 2021
You can find here the official IARU Region 1 bandplans currently valid from 50 MHz until 250 GHz.Only carefully considered modific… Read more
2022 ARRL Handbook – Radio Propagation
The ARRL 2022 Handbook is the perfect addition to any shack, including beginners in ham radio and I show some of the great information you can expect… Read more
Different Coax Cables
Theo, PD9DP, only asks, “Does it make a difference if I use different coax cables? We have quite a lot to discuss… Read more
Visits Chameleon Antennas Factory
I recently visited the Chameleon Factory in California. I took many photos and will show them in this video to share the experience. Read more
CLOUDMARKERS – Community Plugin For SDRuno
In this video we take a look at an awesome plugin for SDRuno that shows frequency markers from a cloud based database. Read more
uSDR Pocket 8-band SSB/CW QRP TRANSCEIVER
The uSDR/uSDX is a pocket sized 8-band SSB/CW QRP transceiver with built-in Li-battery, internal microphone, PTT button and very low RX current consup… Read more
FTM-6000E Dual-Band FM Mobile Transceiver – Hands-on Demo!
The FTM-6000E delivers reliable and stable 50W transmit performance. The heavy-duty heat sink is equipped with FACC (Funnel Air-Convection Conductor)…. Read more