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Articles and advice from experienced hams to help you get active and on the air.

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Parks on the Air

 

There are thousands of Parks on the Air (POTA) eligible parks, wildlife areas, and historic sites throughout the world, so there’s bound to be at least one within a reasonable driving distance from where you live. Check out this article for information about how to get in on the fun.
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Foxhunting: A High-interest Activity at W8UM
Foxhunting is a fast-paced activity where hide and seek, radio, and competitive spirits collide. The idea is, there is a 2-meter transmitter (a “fox”) hidden on campus, and it’s emitting a Morse code message at specific intervals: 1 minute on, 1 minute off. This article highlights foxhunting at the University of Michigan.
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The Wide World of Radiosport
Radiosport is a popular sub-hobby within ham radio featuring an exhilarating and fast-paced contest atmosphere. An on-air contest can require as much stamina, technique, and strategy as other, more traditional sports. Learn more about radiosport in this article.
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ARRL On the Air — Episode 22

Contest season is currently underway! Veteran competitor Chris Plumblee, W4WF, gives some tips on this episode of the On the Air podcast.
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Contest Entry Categories Decoded
On-air contests offer a variety of entry categories to choose from, based on how you want to operate. Here’s a quick guide to the basic entry categories.
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One Thousand FT8 Contacts in 14 Days
“I’ve been extremely satisfied operating FT8, and it was a lot of fun making contacts with so many people across the world.” If you want to learn how to operate this exciting digital mode, check out this blog from Jeromy Alexander, AD8GN.
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Hamspeak
QSO Party — Often, a contest that focuses on a certain geographic area such as a state or a group of states. QSO parties are generally of a shorter duration (12 hours or fewer), and are often regarded as more casual than major contests.
 

Conventions and On-Air Events

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention Cheyenne, Wyoming | October 7-9, 2022

 

Pacificon hosting the ARRL Pacific Division Convention

San Ramon, California | October 14-16, 2022

 

EME — 50 to 1296 MHz | October 15-16, 2022

 

School Club RoundUp | October 17-21, 2022

Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners offers ideas to get you started in contesting and tips for building your skills if you are already active. Order online at arrl.org/shop.
 

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The ARRL Current

Here are the online digital editions of “QST”, “On the Air”, “QEX”, and “NCJ.”

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 20 September 2022, 0327 UTC.

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October QST

3D Printing for Hams 101

Christian Bravo, W4ALF

 

3D printing has so many applications within am radio, and “3D Printing for Hams 101,” by Christian Bravo, W4ALF, provides information on what you’ll need to create your own projects. The October issue also includes reviews of printers, and loads of internet resources where you can get free software and projects to print. Read QST

September/October On the Air

Make a 2-Meter J-Pole Antenna from Lamp Cord

John H. Unrath, K6JHU, and Dino Papas, KLØS

 

This article guides you to construct a simple antenna from a lamp cord, coax, and some common tools and materials. At the end of this easy build, you’ll have a portable 2-meter antenna that you can toss into a go-bag. More technically minded hams can check out the July 2022 issue of QST for the article “Make a 2-Meter J-Pole from Lamp Cord,” by John H. Unrath, K6JHU, which offers more about the design and construction of this antenna. Read On the Air

September/October QEX

SSB Receiver Controlled by a Smartphone

Benjamin Neveu

 

An IT student’s internship project with the F6KFI Radio Club benefits hams by using a smartphone to reduce the cost of controlling an SSB receiver. Read QEX

September/October NCJ

Operating Mobile in the Florida QSO Party

Martin Durham, W1MD

 

Martin Durham, W1MD, was used to contesting from a Caribbean superstation, but 12 years ago he started seeing how the other half lives when his contesting partner Charlie Carroll, K1XX, suggested they operate mobile for the FQP. See how it’s done in, “Operating Mobile in the Florida QSO Party.” Read NCJ

 

 

 

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On the Air Podcast

In the September 2022 episode of the On the Air podcast “Make a 2-Meter J-Pole Antenna from Lamp Cord,” Dino Papas, KL0S, provides insight into the construction and tuning of this J-pole antenna, which he built for the September/October 2022 issue of On the Air from a design by John H. Unrath, K6JHU. Along the way, he and host Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, uncover a bit of J-pole history and dig into why an antenna analyzer is a must-have if you decide to build this project. Listen Now

September is National Preparedness Month

Amateur radio operators use their training, skills, and equipment to provide communications during community events, disaster response, and various programs. To learn how you can use your license to help serve your community and for more information on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, visit arrl.org/ares.

 

Visit the ARRL store for resource manuals, polo shirts, safety vests, and more. Find items that are perfect for public service and ARES volunteers who are trained in the field, as well as those who are just getting started. Shop Now

ARRL Online Auction

The 2022 ARRL Online Auction will take place October 21-27 and will feature unique vintage items, new gear, QST “Product Review” items, and more! Proceeds from the annual Online Auction benefit ARRL education, licensing, and training programs. Pre-registration begins October 19.

3-Year Membership Offer

Renew or extend your ARRL membership for 3 years and get a free limited-edition coffee mug featuring a popular cartoon by the creative artist and ham, Philip “Gil” Gildersleeve.

 

This offer applies to 3 year full memberships (not valid for digital, student, life, international, or other membership types). Use code GIL2 at checkout. Renew Now

Member Services

ARRL members and customers can now join, renew, shop, and donate all in one transaction. For assistance logging in to arrl.org, follow these instructions to access ARRL features and services.

 

Reminder: ARRL Member Services has extended our phone support hours to 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST, Monday through Thursday, to serve our members better.

Conventions & On Air Events
HRO Superfest hosting the ARRL Central Division Convention Milwaukee, Wisconsin | September 23-24, 2022

 

EME – 2.3 GHz & Up | September 17-18, 2022

 

Red River Radio Amateur Hamfest hosting the ARRL Dakota Division Convention West Fargo, North Dakota | September 24, 2022

 

Collegiate QSO Party | October 1-2, 2022

 

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention Cheyenne, Wyoming | October 7-9, 2022

 

Pacificon hosting the ARRL Pacific Division Convention

San Ramon, California | October 14-16, 2022

 

EME – 50 to 1296 MHz | October 15-16, 2022

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Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by the ARRL’s “On the Air Monthly Magazine.”

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What is CW and Why Does it Work So Well?

 

CW, or continuous wave, is a stream of radio frequency (RF) energy that never changes or stops. It’s also a very efficient way to communicate on the ham bands. Find out why CW works so well in this article.
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Top 10 Reasons to Try Morse Code
“It’s like texting without the monthly bill.” Morse Code has been an integral part of amateur radio since the very beginning. Find out why some still consider it part of the essence of ham radio in the article.
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Morse Code Keeps the Beat
Find out how Morse code found its way onto an album by a five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz composer and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master in this article.
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ARRL On the Air – Episode 25

If you’re thinking about giving CW operating a try, check out this conversation of the On the Air podcast with Michael Fluegemann, KE8AQW.
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Modulation: Changes in the Flow
Radio communications is achieved by modulating a radio wave known as the carrier. There are many methods of modulating a carrier, each come with their own advantages and disadvantages. This article provides an overview of the major types of modulation.
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Hamspeak
Keyer Paddles — Common name for the mechanical portion of an electronic keyer. There is generally a single or dual lever mechanism; one side for dots, one for dashes.
 

Conventions and On-Air Events

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo (online event) | September 17-18, 2022

ARRL is a QSO Today partner

 

HRO Superfest hosting the ARRL Central Division Convention

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | September 23- 24, 2022

 

Red River Radio Amateur Hamfest hosting the ARRL Dakota Division Convention

West Fargo, North Dakota | September 24, 2022

 

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention Cheyenne, Wyoming | October 7-9, 2022

 

Pacificon hosting the ARRL Pacific Division Convention

San Ramon, California | October 14-16, 2022

 

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The ARRL Current

Now Online!  Digital editions of “QST”, “On the Air”, “QEX” and “NCJ.”

Views expressed in this Amateur Radio update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 10 June 2022, 2234 UTC.

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Now Online! Digital editions of July QST, May/June On the AirQEX, and NCJ
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July QST

Make a 2-Meter J-Pole from a Lamp Cord

John H. Unrath, K6JHU

 

Boost your handheld’s performance with this lightweight, packable antenna made from common household wire and parts that you may already have in your shack. Read QST

May/June On the Air

Maximizing Your ARRL Field Day Score

 

Though Field Day isn’t a contest, many participants want to rack up as many contacts and bonus points as possible. This article offers tips and strategies for making the most of your Field Day weekend – and your score! Read On the Air

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

 

To celebrate the 50th year of publication for ARRL’s National Contest Journal, ARRL has commissioned a limited-edition challenge coin as a gift to all 2022 subscribers new and renewing! Subscribe Now

Podcasts

Eclectic Tech — Episode 61

 

This episode of ARRL’s Eclectic Tech podcast brings you Dayton Hamvention excitement, with a recap of the 2022 show from QST magazine’s “Product Review” Editor Pascal Villeneuve, VA2PV. Listen Now

On the Air — Episode 30

 

This episode of the On the Air podcast features Field Day tips from ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE. ARRL Field Day is coming up on June 25 and 26. Listen Now

Get Ready for ARRL Field Day

There’s still time to gear up for the most popular on-air event in amateur radio with 2022 Field Day merchandise. T-shirts, hats, pins, patches, mugs, and more are available while supplies last. Shop Now

 

Check out our take-along ARRL Field Day Guide sponsored by DX Engineering. It has tips on setting up and running your station, an explanation on how to fine-tune emergency communications skills during the event, a safety checklist, a handy guide for tracking bonus points, and more. Print Now

ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program Webinar

The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program has launched and is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply is June 30 at 7:00 PM EST. An informational webinar was held to answer questions about the program and can now be viewed on our YouTube channel. Watch Now

3-Year Membership Offer

 

Renew or extend your ARRL membership for 3 years and get a free limited-edition coffee mug featuring a popular cartoon by the creative artist and ham, Philip “Gil” Gildersleeve. This offer only applies to 2022 3-year full memberships (not valid for digital, student, life, or other membership types). Use code GIL2 at checkout. Renew Now

Member Services

ARRL members and customers can now join, renew, shop, and donate all in one transaction. For assistance logging in to arrl.org, follow these video instructions to access ARRL features and services.

 

Reminder: ARRL Member Services has extended our phone support hours to 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST, Monday through Thursday, to serve our members better.

Conventions & On Air Events
June VHF | June 11-13, 2022

 

Kids Day | June 18, 2022

 

HAM RADIO International Amateur Radio Exhibition

Friedrichshafen, Germany | June 24-26, 2022

 

ARRL Field Day | June 25-26, 2022

 

IARU HF World Championship | July 9-10, 2022

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