Monster Dipole Can Deliver Monster Signal

Monster Dipole Can Deliver Monster Signalhttps://youtu.be/7ah95zW9-WM This video shows how Gary Watson, ZL3SV, in Nelson, New Zealand, installed an enormous all-band dipole with each leg extending 320 meters (about 1,050 feet). The antenna is multiple wavelengths on HF, and on 20 meters it has a gain of more than 16 dB, Watson says. It hears […]

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ARLB007 FCC Not Yet Collecting $35 Application Fee

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB007ARLB007 FCC Not Yet Collecting $35 Application FeeZCZC AG07QST de W1AWARRL Bulletin 7 ARLB007From ARRL HeadquartersNewington CT March 23, 2021To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB007ARLB007 FCC Not Yet Collecting $35 Application Fee The FCC Part 97 rules establishing a new $35 amateur radio application fee go on the books […]

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More Winlink Adventures

More Winlink adventures: Here’s a de facto QSL from ARCPACIFIC regarding the March 11, 2021 drill, details of which are described below.  ARCPACIFIC@winlink.org via bounce2.pobox.comFri, Mar 12, 7:33 AM (6 days ago)to nv6wWinlink has automatically forwarded this message… Subject: ACK: Express Check In [Exercise]-NV6W-San Jose, CAMessage ID: GRQ4PDLF4WUZDate: 2021/03/12 15:30From: ARCPACIFICTo: NV6WSource: ARCPACIFICCMS Site: CMS-A [message […]

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Experience Gained in March 11 Winlink Thursday

K1CE for a Final: Experience Gained in March 11 Winlink Thursday Red Cross/ARES Exercise Ahead of May 8 Nationwide Exercise I participated in the March 11 “Winlink Thursday” (WT#6) to gain some more experience with Winlink Express, its message and other form templates, attaching jpeg files to messages, and using the VARA HF high-speed (thanks […]

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ARC EmComm Winlink Technical Moderator #2

ARC EmComm Winlink Technical Moderator #2 ARC.EmComm.mod2@gmail.com via groups.ioMon, Mar 8, 2:47 PM (10 days ago) to main It’s time for another monthly Winlink Thursday session. Last time, we showed you how simple it is to attach a file like a spreadsheet to your outgoing Winlink message. By reducing the size of the spreadsheet and […]

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San Mateo Coastside Holds 37-Station Simplex Test

QST via Paul Grigorieff, PIO / Half Moon Bay ARCN1HELradio@gmail.comMarch 8, 2021 SAN MATEO COASTSIDE HOLDS 37-STATION SIMPLEX TEST On Saturday, February 20th , the Half Moon Bay ARC and the Coastside CERT organization (sponsored by the Coastside Fire Protection District), conducted a very successful test of 2 meter simplex (point-to-point) communication along a 10-mile […]

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ARES: Mentoring New Net Control Operators

ARES: mentoring new net control operators — The following message was sent by Roberta Joiner with a special invitation to people who feel that they could use this information. I am also copying the information from her web address to make her information immediately accessible. Should you find it helpful, please let her know. Her […]

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Fiber Break in Morgan Hill

Fiber break in Morgan Hill – February 2021by Heatherly Takeuchi, N6HKT Jennifer Ponce, KJ6EST, the OEM Manager for the city of Morgan Hill, CA, was sitting at her desk early on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, when the internet went out. Internet interruptions are not common in Morgan Hill, but they are not unheard of either. […]

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Approaches to Tackle Noise Problems Vary, Remedies Elusive

From ARRL: Approaches to Tackle Noise Problems Vary, Remedies Elusive03/03/2021 RF noise is a frequent discussion topic among radio amateurs. A proliferation of electronics has cluttered and complicated the noise environment; it’s not just power lines anymore. Unless isolated from civilization, most hams experience RF interference (RFI) — sometimes without even realizing it, although spectrum […]

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ARES / Emergency Communications Updates

Santa Cruz County ARES Teaches Antenna Building via Zoom by Allison Hershey (KM6RMN), PIO Santa Cruz County ARES has enjoyed a fast-growing, enthusiastic chapter over the last few years, thanks to the dedication of a few gifted souls under the leadership of EC Bob Fike (KO6XX). However, the membership influx wasn’t from the traditional pool […]

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