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The ARRL Current-December 2022

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Latest digital editions of QST, On the Air, QEX, and NCJ are now available online.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 14 December 2022, 2256 UTC.

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

More Radial Configurations for Elevated Four-Square Arrays

Al Christman, K3LC

 

Expanding on his previous analysis (in “Radial Configurations for Elevated Four-Square Arrays” from the April 2022 issue), Al Christman, K3LC, analyzed three more radial configurations in this article. These layouts, which use only one or two radials for each vertical element, still provide over 5 dBi of peak forward gain and a front-to-back ratio of 15 to 20 dB. It’s worth reviewing the April 2022 article to determine one’s optimum radial configuration, based on the available property boundaries. Read QST

 

November/December On the Air

Setting up a Workbench

Steve McGrane, KM9G

 

Every ham needs a workbench, and the good news is, the best workbench for you is one that’s tailored to your interests and needs. Check out “Setting up a Workbench” by Steve McGrane, KM9G, for insight into how to plan and create your space. Read On the Air

November/December QEX
Learn cutting-edge radio technology and breakthroughs from ham radio’s greatest minds. Read QEX
November/December NCJ
Get radiosport techniques and tips from today’s top contesters. Read NCJ

 

To celebrate the 50th year of publication, ARRL is offering a limited-edition challenge coin as a gift to all 2022 National Contest Journal subscribers — new and renewing! Subscribe Now

On the Air Podcast

For many new operators, nets are one of the easiest and best ways to connect with other hams. These regularly scheduled on-air meetings are sometimes convened for a specific purpose, like passing formal traffic, but sometimes they’re purely social occasions. New ham Ginger Wilder, KI5TJE, discusses her first time serving as Net Control for her club’s net, how she prepared for the task, and some of the unexpected things she learned from running the net. Listen Now

Year of the Volunteers

ARRL has designated 2023 as Year of the Volunteers. All year, we’ll highlight the many ways in which hams can be involved with, and of service to, each other, our hobby, and ARRL. Thanks to the ARRL Section Managers (SMs) who attended orientation at ARRL HQ in September 2022, for representing ham radio volunteerism on the cover of the January 2023 issue of QST.

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Make a tax-deductible donation to ARRL in 2022. We know that you have many options when it comes to your end-of-year giving. Please consider a gift this holiday season to ARRL in support of our mission to advance the art, science, and enjoyment of amateur radio. Donate Now

On Air Events
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Kids Day | January 7, 2023

 

RTTY Roundup | January 7-8, 2023

 

January VHF | January 21-23, 2023

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