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In 2011, I became curious as to how an HF station might operate from a moving passenger train. Many ham operators design and test their equipment to operate in harsh emergency conditions. Those operating conditions are never the same and never predictable.

In 2011, I became curious as to how an HF station might   operate from a moving passenger train. Many ham operators design and   test their equipment to operate in harsh emergency conditions. Those   operating conditions are never the same and never predictable. Operating   “railroad mobile” would be another opportunity to adapt HF gear to an   environment that was certainly not designed with long range ...

The ARRL Centennial; W1AW WAS; operations that are taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will relocate at 0000 UTC on February 5 (the evening of February 4 in US time zones), from   Minnesota  and Texas to Georgia (W1AW/4) and Hawaii (W1AW/KH6).   During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and from most US territories, and it will be easy to work all sta...

The collapse of two radio towers in North-Central West   Virginia on February 1 resulted in three deaths and injuries to two   individuals. The tragedy also resulted in the loss of three Amateur   Radio repeaters belonging to the Stonewall Jackson Amateur Radio   Association (<strong>SJARA</strong>) and forming part of the <strong>HamTalk</strong> linked repeater system, which were available to assist with emergency and disaster commun...

The 2014 Field Day packet is now available. ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event. It takes place each year in the   US and Canada on the fourth weekend in June, when thousands of radio   amateurs gather with their clubs, in groups, with friends, or by   themselves to operate “in the field” to simulate an emergency   communication situation.


In 2013, the ARRL received more than 2500 Field ...

Beurt SerVaas, W9WVO, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died February 2.   He was 94. Known in his home city as the politician who revamped   Indianapolis and Marion County politics, he presided over the   City-County Council for three decades. Outside of Indianapolis politics,   though, he may be best remembered as the person whose publishing   company rescued <em>The Saturday Evening Post</em> magazine in the 1970s and...

Amateur Radio operators in Slovenia are helping to support   communication after the Eastern European nation was hit by extreme   winter weather that has included heavy snow and sleet, and accompanying   ice damage to power and telecommunications lines. Accumulated ice and   snow took down power lines and even toppled support towers, cutting the   electrical supply to a reported 25 percent of households,...

Four new poll questions have been published on the QuickStats page on the ARRL website.  

   

Will you build a kit if it requires you to install Surface Mount Components?     

Did you work the FT5ZM DXpedition to Amsterdam Island?     

Do you use trees to support any of your antennas?     

Do you use an RF power amplifier on VHF or UHF?     


Visit the QuickStats page and be sure to bookmark it in your browser. Results from ..

Two radio amateurs with close ARRL ties are among the winners of   Dayton Hamvention 2014 awards. Hamvention will honor three Amateur   Radio operators and one ham radio club for their &ldquo;significant   contributions to the Amateur Radio Service&rdquo; when the annual, 3 day   gathering gets underway May 16. Named Amateur of the Year is Larry E.   Price, W4RA, a President Emeritus of the ARRL and of the Internati...


Solar activity surged this week, with average   daily sunspot numbers increasing nearly 55 points from 101.4 to 156.3.   Average daily solar flux rose nearly 38 points from 142.9 to 180.4.   These increases compare the recent period, January 30 through February   5, with the previous seven days.

Two Amateur Radio-related activities aboard the International   Space Station have been postponed. The deployment of Amateur Radio   CubeSats planned for February 6 has been put off, and a new date has not   yet been announced. NASA <strong>reported</strong> that astronaut   Koichi Wakata, KC5ZTA, this week installed a deployer mechanism that   will be used in concert with the Kibo robotic arm to release the first   set of...

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for  amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information  and resources.

The Arecibo Observatory Amateur Radio Club (KP4AO) is   setting up a new Amateur Radio station in the facility&rsquo;s Angel Ramos   Visitor Center exhibition. Club President Angel Vazquez, WP3R, said the   new station will offer an opportunity to showcase ham radio to the   thousands who visit the observatory each year.  The announcement came during a behind-the-scenes tour of the deep-space radiotelescope