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Is it worth building a SMALL Contest/DX station?

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Ruth Willet KM4LAO, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, and Leslie Butterfield G0CIB to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is – Is it worth building a SMALL contest/DX station? ICQ …

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Amateur radio at the railway station with no trains

An item has just been posted on the BBC Archive twitter feed about a Railway Station with no trains Halfway through the item, G3SCW who lived there is shown using his amateur radio equipment. https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1213852656936071168 • Our thanks to Norman G4AYU for spotting this item

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DX Hall of Fame nominations

Just a reminder that nominations for the 2020 “class” of the CQ DX Hall of Fame are due by March 1st. The CQ DX Hall of Fame honors those DXers who have gone “above and beyond,” not only in terms of their own on-air accomplishments but also in terms of …

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Senegal visit

Willy, ON4AVT, will once again be active as 6W7/ON4AVT some time in February 2020. His main activity will be on 60 meters using mostly FT8, with some CW and SSB, with a FT-891 with 100 watts into a HyEndFed antenna. QSL via the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch:https://www.on4avt.be/trip_to_senegal.htm

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Arctic Blast Hamfest

The Pioneer Journal report the Wadena Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) is preparing for the 2020 Arctic Blast Hamfest, Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Bertha Community Center. A hamfest, not to be confused with a day of eating ham, is a convention of amateur radio enthusiasts and combines a trade …

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ZS6JON achieves 2m DXCC

John Sygo, ZS6JON has finally completed the long overdue paperwork to receive his 2 metre DXCC through a mix of paper QSL cards and LotW confirmations on Tuesday 31 December 2019. John is well known worldwide in the VHF, UHF and SHF community as a pioneer in his field with …

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QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Ward Silver – N0AX

Ward Silver, N0AX, author of the QST magazine column, “Hands-On Radio”, editor of ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, and author of many books on ham radio, was my guest in Episode 29 from February, 2015. As the new year begins, it seems a great opportunity to reach into the archive …

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Ofcom don’t know if interference eliminated

A Freedom of Information request asked Ofcom how many cases of interference to radio amateurs had been investigated by Ofcom and successfully concluded with elimination of the interference – Ofcom admitted they did not know It appears if Ofcom simply go through what they deem as the appropriate procedure during …

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