5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton’s calendar

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Unboxing the MFJ-998 – 1500 Watts automatic antenna tuner

by Nick Blizzard

Drone video of the Dayton Amateur Radio Associations’ Hamvention 2018 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center

— An event that has become a Dayton tradition is in full force this weekend.

Dayton Hamvention 2018 is happening at the Greene County Fairgrounds through Sunday. The event is in its seventh decade, draws thousands and provides an economic boost to the Dayton area.

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Antenna

Small loops, growing popularity

Small loops, growing popularity

August 05, 2015
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by John Huggins “Small Loop HF antennas, often called magnetic antennas, seem to be all the rage these days. I suppose this old concept offers h…

Lesson 6.1 Antenna Basics

Lesson 6.1 Antenna Basics

December 19, 2014
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Antenna Basics “General Class Ham Radio instructional video, introduces Section 6.1 in the ARRL General Class License Manual. The section is ext…

MONSTER YAGI FOR 20M

MONSTER YAGI FOR 20M

December 03, 2015
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A 5 element wide spaced yagi for the 20m long path to Europe was installed at ZL6QH in May 2005. A photo of this “monster” antenna is show…

Equipment

Uniden BC125AT Power Package

Uniden BC125AT Power Package

June 18, 2015
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UnidenBC125AT, 500 channels in 10 banks/50 channels per-bank, the BC125AT includes full VHF and UHF coverage, including Air and Military Air channels,…

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70MHz experimental NoVs now easier

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Metrovna modern antenna analyzer

Following agreement with Ofcom, the RSGB is pleased to announce that a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5MHz experimental band.

Applications can now be made online for a new, annually-renewable Notice of Variation.

It works in a similar way to the 146-147MHz NoV.

This replaces the previous special research permit process and is expected to spur digital innovation at VHF.

Prospective applicants should ensure they read the supplementary information and must observe the NoV power and geographic restrictions.

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Antenna

Metrovna modern antenna analyzer

December 05, 2015
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Metrovna and ‘a modern antenna analyzer designed for amateur radio.It allows you to measure all the parameters of an antenna as SWR, R, X, Z,Phase,RL,…

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VHF

TYT TH-9000D – VHF

TYT TH-9000D – VHF

March 29, 2016
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The TYT TH-9000 is the Amateur compliant transceiver, with commercial grade features. This radio can be used on the BC Forest Logging Roads, and can…

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Former Radio Amateur-Astronaut Named as Spain’s Minister of Science

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PowerPlus – Rugged Portable DC Power Management System

Amateur Radio operator and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Petro Duque, ex-KC5RGG/ED4ISS, has been named as the Minister of Science in the new Spanish government. Duque, 55, first went into space aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 1998, and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station, carrying out Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with two schools in Spain.

Duque went to the ISS under a commercial agreement between the Russian space agency and the ESA. He also conducted a series of scientific studies during his ISS stay. Duque was Spain’s first astronaut.

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Equipment

Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz

Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz

May 18, 2018
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Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz Transceiver More specifications and info will be posted here as it becomes available! Full Down Conversion RX H-mode Mi…

App – Mobile

AmsatDroidFree now open source

AmsatDroidFree now open source

January 30, 2018
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AmsatDroidFree satellite tracking App for Android devices is now open source. This App predicts future passes for amateur radio satellites for a speci…

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Geochron Digital 4k UHD Review

Geochron Digital 4k UHD Review

June 11, 2018
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“This is the ultimate jewelry for your dream ham shack! The Geochron Digital 4k UHD gives viewers beautiful displays of the Earth with the sunri…

Antenna

ALEXLOOP PREMIER

ALEXLOOP PREMIER

May 02, 2018
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The AlexLoop has long been the gold standard of the portable magnetic loop antenna. The AlexLoop Premier is the new and further enhanced version of th…

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Former Radio Amateur-Astronaut Named as Spain’s Minister of Science

Amateur Radio operator and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Petro Duque, ex-KC5RGG/ED4ISS, has been named as the Minister of Science in the new Spanish government. Duque, 55, first went into space aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 1998, and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station, carrying out Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with two schoo…

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The K7RA Solar Update

Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week’s report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4. Geomagnetic conditions were quieter with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.7 to 4.4 and mid-latitude A index from 10.4 to 5.1.

Predicted solar flux is 72 on June 15-21, 75 on June 22-23, 74…

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Three balloons go up on Thursday

By rsgb Three high altitude balloon launches will take place from a site in Welshpool on Thursday, 21 June 2018, conditions permitting. Starting between 10.30 and 11.30am, the balloons will have a number of experiments on board to look at various aspects of space flight. Involving a number of schools in the north west, the launches are […]

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70MHz experimental NoVs now easier

By rsgb Following agreement with Ofcom, the RSGB is pleased to announce that a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5MHz experimental band. Applications can now be made online for a new, annually-renewable Notice of Variation. It works in a similar way to the 146-147MHz NoV. This replaces […]

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RBN adds FT8 spots

By rsgb The Reverse Beacon Network is beta-testing a separate Telnet feed for FT8 spots. You can find it at telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7001. This is in addition to the existing feed on port 7000, which has been re-purposed as CW-only. Also, Aggregator version five has been developed as a beta that can handle FT8 spots received from WSJT-X. […]

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2120 for Friday, June 15, 2018

By Kevin Trotman

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Space Station Digital Amateur Radio TV System Transmitter Determined to be Defective

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Koch Morse Trainer Pro – Android App

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) “Ham Video” digital Amateur Radio TV (DATV) transmitter on the International Space Station (ISS) is reported to be defective, with onboard repair not possible. Also known as HamTV, the DATV system stopped working in mid-April, and a subsequent test on June 1 using a second L/S band patch antenna on the Columbus module had failed. ARISS-EU Mentor Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, said ARISS plans to return the transmitter to Earth to repair, pending space agency approvals and availability of ARISS funds.

“Schools and crew members performing educational ARISS school contacts are delighted to use Ham Video,” Bertels said. “We will do the best we can to restart this service as soon as possible.”

Following extensive testing, the Ham TV system was first used for an ARISS school contact in February 2016. — Thanks to ARISS

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App – Mobile

DX Alert App ( Mobile )

DX Alert App ( Mobile )

October 20, 2015
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DX Alert App Instead of being connected to a DX cluster directly you can use DX Alert to monitor the cluster for you and get notifications on your pho…

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December 24, 2016
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“This week I’m reviewing the Openspot by Shark RF. No images to hunt down, It runs D-Star, DMR & Fusion all in one box. Don’t fo…

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New Icom IC-7851

New Icom IC-7851

December 19, 2014
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UPDATE 12/19/20114 0704Z Visit for complete information and photos : http://qrznow.com/icom-ic-7851-new-photos-manual/ Icom IC-7851 HF/6m Amate…

CW Decoder – Inac

CW Decoder – Inac

February 24, 2016
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decoder translates and displays the tones of a telegraph or teletype signal on a display of alphanumeric characters. Only required to run a connection…

Yaesu FT DX 3000

Yaesu FT DX 3000

December 30, 2014
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The Yaesu FT DX 3000 – Building on the YAESU FT DX Heritage The FT DX 3000 is member of the long line of top performing YAESU FT DX Series of tr…

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