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Amateur Radio (495 members)

Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) is a popular hobby and service in which licensed Amateur Radio operators (hams) operate communications equipment. (from ARRL)

Amateur Radio Feed

  • N7HKL
    N7HKL:
    3 hours agoHi John. Welcome aboard. Ted N7HKL
  • John_P_North
    John_P_North:
    5 hours agoGreeting from KF5UMC, Full timers for four years. I have a General Class license using a Icom 718 and a 5 band trap vertical when stationary. I was told about this group and thought I would give it a try. Good on QRZ...73 John www.qrz.com/db/KF5UM...  more
    • John_P_North
      Ed_Loves_Lisa 5 hours ago Welcome from Ed, KG5UN. Going full time next year.
    • John_P_North
      John_P_North 5 hours ago Fine Business Ed, I see you are from 5 land...I got my ham license in Abbeville LA. 73 John
    • John_P_North
      N7CHS 2 hours ago Welcome Aboard. 73 Chuck
    • John_P_North
      Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons 1 hour ago Yes!  Welcome.. the more.. the merry'er!  Greetings from Planet Zargon... aka Decatur GA! (H)  WB2PSB
  • NU6O
    NU6O:
    Fri at 6:54 PMHello to all, We are currently boondocked at Table Bluff near Eureka, Ca. This was the site of one of the first wireless stations in 1906. Also a WWII comm site. I have been using my 4' loop on 20M today and propagation was really good here. No man made n...  more
    • Julie K. and 6 others like this.
    • NU6O
      The Leaf’s Fri at 7:29 PM Enjoy, loved the “Cookhouse” in Samoa. Make sure you go hungry!
  • N2HYG
    N2HYG:
    October 13Currently I use the hustler mobile with the interchangeable coils for each band. I have a portable tripod that goes up close to 15 feet. I mount the Hustler to the top of that with a counter poise that is cut for that band. In my case the lowest band I...  more
  • RV Explorers
    RV Explorers :
    October 6Any suggestions for a not expensive portable HF antenna that could be easily set-up and taken-down at campgrounds? Thanks!
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    • Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) and 2 others like this.
    • RV Explorers
      RStrait October 7 I also use the ATAS-25. I have a long wire antenna as well that some places have allowed me to put up.  I use it with my FT-897D and FT-890.
    • RV Explorers
      NU6O October 7 The most efficient small antenna is the loop. Mine is homebrew, 4' in diameter, made from a piece of 7Ghz elliptical waveguide, which is flexible hollow copper, about 2" in diameter. It is remote tuned with a vacuum variable with stepper motor drive. I ge...  more
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      • RV Explorers
        RV Explorers October 7 Thanks all. Looking at the FT-891, leaning towards ATAS.
      • RV Explorers
        Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons Sat at 3:36 PM So, where do you get this eliptical waveguide?  and what does that cost?  Sometimes the Coax DIY might be ok when you don't have unlimited funds.  ;P
    • RV Explorers
      Sonny and Linda October 8 Google End Fed Half Wave
    • RV Explorers
      N2HYG October 13 Currently I use the hustler mobile with the interchangeable coils for each band. I have a portable tripod that goes up close to 15 feet. I mount the Hustler to the top of that with a counter poise that is cut for that band. ...  more
    • RV Explorers
      Alan and Catherine Mon at 1:08 PM I'm using a 71 foot end fed random wire.  I purchased 27 foot Jackite telescoping poles and mounted them on our 1967 converted Greyhound bus.  I feed it using a 9:1 unun and 1:1 balun for RF isolation.  I added a 90 foot wire counterpoise t...  more
  • Donald & Stella
    Donald & Stella :
    October 6Very warm in Yuma ! Will be setting up antenna tonight .
    73
    N0HN
  • Donald & Stella
    Donald & Stella :
    October 3Good Afternoon , 20 meters open good !! look for K7G he is on 14.228 .
    73
    Donald
    N0HN
  • beyondskp
    beyondskp :
    October 1Heads up for Android users. APRSDroid may require an uninstall and reinstall with Android 10, at least with build QP1A.190711.020. When I tried to open it it complained about compatibility and suggested I check for an updated version (there isn't one), as...  more
      · via Android App
    • Mike_F and 2 others like this.
    • beyondskp
      beyondskp October 7 Actually, it turns out you simply have to uninstall the version of APRSdroid in the play store and go online to down load and install the OSM (open street maps) version.  The Play store version uses Google Maps and will crash the app when map display...  more
  • Ed_Loves_Lisa
    Ed_Loves_Lisa:
    October 1Been on the road for six weeks, set up and operated when I could. Here are photos of my station last week when we were at the beach in Mississippi.
      · via iPhone
  • Donald & Stella
    Donald & Stella :
    September 30Enjoying the Weather In Cottonwood , AZ . very nice resort here and good spot to Put wire up . 73
    N0HN
    • Mike_F and 4 others like this.
    • Donald & Stella
      N7CHS October 1 Recently erected an EFHW from my ladder to a nearby tree for 40M. I've worked about 40 states on 80, 40 & 20 using FT-8. Have fun. 73's
    • Donald & Stella
      Ken Pooler October 1 Hope to catch you on the air while your there, We are replacing the motorhome and still make it to Mobile Al for the winter. Just waiting on the ins company.
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      • Donald & Stella
        N7CHS October 2 Look me up on qrz.com. We can schedule a qso. Chuck
    • Donald & Stella
      Donald & Stella October 2 Looked you up ! when is good for you on 40 or 20? We will be headed out Friday or Saturday for Yuma .
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      • Donald & Stella
        N7CHS October 6 Radio is currently offline.  I am rerouting control & power cables.  Cables should arrive mid week.  Borrowed an MFJ Antenna Analyser. I've got almost 9 db of loss in my coax.  Replacing RG-58 with RG-8X this week.  
    • Donald & Stella
      Ron&Karen October 6 Heading to Hope Arizona today.
    • Donald & Stella
      Donald & Stella October 6 We are in Yuma ,AZ will setup Vertical tonight when its not so hot !! 
      Will be trying to Help out the Geratol Net  at night 3.668 there is a few who need AZ .
      73 
      Donald 
      N0HN
      Portable RV -7