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On the Air Monthly Newsletter

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Here’s the latest Amateur Radio news, events, features, and commentary compiled by “On the Air Monthly Newsletter.”

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 29 December 2022, 0431 UTC.

Content republished with permission of The ARRL.  Copyright ARRL.

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Wondering what to do with your new amateur radio license?

 

This email provides you with articles and advice from experienced hams to help you get active and on the air.

 

Build a Classic Multiband Dipole Antenna

 

On the Air readers who have a General- or Extra-class license will enjoy the versatility of this dipole, which works on several bands – how many is up to you, and the amount of space you have for the antenna. This article shows how to build one for yourself.
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A Copper Tape Antenna for Two Meters
This inexpensive antenna comes together in about 15 minutes and is designed to stick to a window. Depending on where you install it, you should be able to get into your local repeaters, and perhaps make direct simplex contacts as well. Check out how to build one in this article.
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Turn a Mobile Antenna into a Base Antenna
A common VHF/UHF mobile antenna with a 3/8 x 24 threaded base can be converted to an antenna for use at home. This step-by-step article shows you how to create a ground plane that makes it possible.
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ARRL On the Air — Episode 13

On this episode of the On the Air podcast, Curt Laumann, K7ZOO, talks about inspiring club activity with “project nights.” See what Curt’s “formula for success” is, and share it with your club.
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Installing Coax Crimp Connectors
Installing connectors, whether you crimp or solder them, is a basic skill that every ham needs. Crimping is poised to overtake soldering as the method of choice for attaching connectors to coaxial cable due to it being stronger, having less potential for mess, and more reliability. This article offers a step-by-step look at the crimping process.
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Hamspeak
Junkbox — Term used to describe an amateur’s collection of surplus parts generally saved for some future project.
 

On-Air Events

Straight Key Night | January 1, 2023

 

Kids Day | January 7, 2023

 

RTTY Roundup | January 7-8, 2023

 

January VHF | January 21-23, 2023

ARRL’s Introduction to Radio Receiver Kit provides a basis for introducing radio…to anyone. Builders are introduced to radio electronics through the experience of constructing the kit. Make this easy to build kit your next project!
 

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Reminder for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold it Winter Field Day on 28-29 January 2023 at the golf course in Kapua Farm Lots near Eden Roc.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 28 January 2023, 0930-1400 UST, at the Waimea Community Center.  For details, contact Steve (WH6N) at wh6n@gmail.com

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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