CQ Amateur Radio News


Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, features, events, and commentary compiled by “CQ Amateur Radio.”

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 14 December 2022, 0423 UTC.

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CQ Newsroom stories include:
New General Class Exam Question Pool Released – Revised pool will be used for Element 3 exams given after July 1, 2023
Hamvention Selects Innovation as 2023 Theme – Organizers say it “encompasses in just one word the world of amateur radio today”
Japanese Amateur Radio Lunar Satellite Lost in Space – Controllers of OMOTENASHI cubesat hope to regain contact when satellite comes into full sunlight in March
WTWW Signs Off Permanently – Financial reasons cited for shutdown of shortwave broadcaster; music and ham radio programs move to WRMI under umbrella of “WRMI Legends”
New Huntsville Museum to Feature Ham Station – Museum of Information Explosion, opening this spring, receives grant to fund state-of-the-art amateur station
ARDC Grant Funds RFI-Fighting Efforts – Amateur Radio Digital Communications provides funding to buy RFI kits for each of New England’s ARRL sections and provide training
Applications Open for 2023 YOTA Camp – Young hams ages 15-25 may apply for weeklong summer camp in Ontario
Nominations Open for CWops “Advancing the Art of CW” Award – Group looks to honor those “advancing the art or practice of radio communications by Morse code”
Details on these stories and more are online in the CQ Newsroom at:
CQ’s December issue
Technology Special!
  • Do You Have Blinders On? Getting More from FT8
  • Build Your Own Low-Voltage Transformer
  • S Parameters Made Easy
  • A Tiny QRPp Wattmeter
  • Slot Antennas
Plus …
  • The Periodic Table of Major Contests for 2023
  • So You Want to Go On a DXpedition?
  • CQ Classic: A Visit to Christmas Island (from 1977)
  • Rules: 2023 CQ WPX RTTY Contest
CQ’s January issue
  • Rare DX From the Heart of Italy
  • A Billion-Year-Old Radio Signal
  • Results: 2022 CQ WW VHF Contest
  • CQ Reviews: CODAN High Power Amplifier Controller
  • Build Your Own Low-Voltage Transformer, Part 2
  • Lego® Equipment Enclosures
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Reminders for Hawaii radio amateurs:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will participate in the ARRL Winter Field Day Event, 28-29 January 2023 at the golf course in the Kapua Farm Lots near Eden Roc.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 28 January 2022, 0930-1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center. For details, contact Steve (WH6N) at

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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