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The Greatest, Almost Free, STEM Opportunity For Kids You’ve Probably Never Even Heard About

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Are you looking for something to keep those busy bodies engaged on summer break?  

How about something that is almost free, combines the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and is so practical and fun they won’t even realize they’re learning. 

If so, follow along, because unless you know a Ham Radio Operator, you’ve probably never even heard of it. 

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3 Meaningful Reasons You Should Get Your Ham Radio License

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A Road Trip You Didn’t Expect

Imagine you and your family have decided to take a nice road trip to get away for the weekend.  It’s a beautiful sunny day, the only clouds in the sky are light and wispy, you have the windows down and your family is enjoying the scenery.

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Elecraft KX2 QRP Kit by RadioSetGO

Hans W1JSB, shows us his newly designed and highly anticipated Elecraft KX2 QRP Upgrade Kit.  The kit is self contained for rapid deployment and ease of use.
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How to Digitally Record Voice Messages for Yaesu DR-2X Repeaters With IMRS Using the Yaesu FTM-7250

This video demonstrates how to use the FTM-7250 to record digital voice massages on DR-2X Repeaters with the IMRS option.

How to Field Program the BTECH Mobile: UV-25X2, UV-25X4, and UV-50X2

Walk-through steps for manually programming the BTECH Mobile UV-50X2, UV-25X2, and UV-25X4.
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Installing & Testing a 43′ Vertical Antenna with 9:1 Unun & Remote Tuner by K5ACL

SignalSearch Published on May 4, 2018 Trying a 43′ Vertical, spirally wound on a 40′ Spiderpole with a 9:1 unun & LDG RT 100 Automatic Tuner. Please visit https://www.k5acl.net for more ham radio adventures!

Ham Radio 2.0: Episode 136: 3-Year Anniversary Video

It has been a great 3-years of producing this video. I’ve learned much, met some great people, and enjoyed learning more (and teaching others) about Amateur Radio. I’m excited to see what the next year holds! Thanks to YOU for… Continue Reading →

Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award”

05/03/2018 ARRL member Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan’s Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award.” The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and… Continue Reading →

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test Set for Saturday, May 12

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 12. Armed Forces Day is May 19, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event… Continue Reading →

ARRL Counting Down to Hamvention® 2018

Hamvention® 2018, May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, is largest annual Amateur Radio gathering in the US, and sanctioned as the 2018 ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention. ARRL EXPO — a large exhibit area in Building… Continue Reading →

Amateur Radio Case Attracts Attention of FCC Commissioner

05/02/2018 FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, has used the latest chapter in an Amateur Radio enforcement proceeding to reiterate his call that the Commission abolish its Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) system. The long-standing case involves efforts by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ,… Continue Reading →

Building and Testing a 20 Meter Vertical Moxon Antenna by K5ACL.

20 Meter Vertical Moxon Antenna Johnny, K5ACL describes how he built and tested a 20 Meter Vertical Moxon Antenna.  If your interested in building a Moxon antenna, give Johnny’s video a look and see the many links he has included… Continue Reading →

How to Use the New BTECH AMP-25 Series Amplifiers with your Handheld Radio

How to use the new AMP-25 series amplifiers with your handheld radio. The configuration will work on all AMP-25s including the AMP-V25, AMP-V25D, AMP-U25, and AMP-U25D. To learn more:

BTECH UV-5X3, The First Affordable VHF, 1.25M, UHF Tri-Band Handheld Transceiver

 Learn more and buy at: BTECH UV-5X3, What’s Different from the BF-F8HP and UV-5R? Tri-band Frequency Range Display Sync DTMF Decode Incoming ANI Display Remote: Stun, Kill, Revive, Inspect, and Monitoring On-the-Go Selectable Frequency Range Scanning Remove and Add… Continue Reading →

Why You Should Always Bring a Two Way Radio Camping

 In this episode, The Practical Camper discusses why you should always bring a Ham Radio when camping and tips on obtaining your Amateur Radio License.  Additionally, the Practical Camper describes the Yaesu FT-65, Baofeng UV-5R Version 2, and Yaesu… Continue Reading →

Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions

April 28 — Mentorfest Convention Convention, Garland, Texas May 4-5 — Military Radio Collectors Group Convention, Paso Robles, California May 5 — Delta Division D-Star Day Convention, Lafayette, Louisiana May 6 — Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention, Bristol, Pennsylvania May 18-20… Continue Reading →

KM4IPF Shows the Template for the HF Go Box that Will be Used for Our Dry Tortugas DXpedition

KM4IPF, AE4FH, and WX4TV are planning a mini DXpedition to the Dry Tortugas later this year and we are building an HF go box to hold the Yaesu FT-857D radio and other gear that will be used to make HF… Continue Reading →

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20, and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4.  The previous week saw 4 days with no sunspots,… Continue Reading →

ARRL Website, Some Services to be Down Briefly on May 1

04/27/2018 The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 1 hour on Tuesday, May 1, starting at approximately 0900 UTC. During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible. This includes all… Continue Reading →

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2018 ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND TEST IN ONE PLACE

Military Auxiliary Radio System The Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day Crossband Test, scheduled for May 12, 2018.  This annual event is open to all radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications…. Continue Reading →

Free Printable Farmhouse Style Wall Art

Print It, Love It, Share It.  Free Printable 11×14 Farmhouse Style Wall Art.  Try this Free printable for your home.  Simply download the PDF file, Print it at home in a smaller size or send it to your favorite print… Continue Reading →

Free 5×7 Editable Thanksgiving Invitation

Try this Free 5×7 Editable Thanksgiving Invitation.  Simply download the PDF and change the text fields.  You can print them at home on the paper of your choice or send them to your favorite print shop or photo lab.  You… Continue Reading →

Free 5×7 Editable Printable Halloween Invitation

Print It, Love It, Share It. Try this Free Editable Printable 5×7 Halloween Invitation for your Party this year.  The file comes in an editable PDF and can be printed on any color paper you like.  You will need to… Continue Reading →

Free Printable 11X14 Mvskoke Creek Mural Poster

Frame it, love it, share it.  Free printable 11X14 Mvskoke Creek Language mural poster in PDF format. You can print it at home in a smaller size or send it to your favorite print shop for the full size poster. … Continue Reading →

Free Printable 11×14, Choose Joy, Inspirational Wall Art

Frame it, love it, share it. Free printable 11X14 inspirational, choose joy, wall art PDF. You can print it at home in a smaller size or send it to your favorite print shop for the full size poster.  Let me… Continue Reading →

Free 11×14 Printable Segal Mural Poster

Free printable 11X14 quote mural poster in PDF form. You can print it at home in a smaller size or send it to your favorite print shop for the full size poster. Frame it, love it, share it. Let me… Continue Reading →

Free 11×14 Printable Keller Quote Mural

Free printable 11X14 quote mural poster in PDF format.  You can print it at home in a smaller size or send it to your favorite print shop for the full size poster.  Frame it, love it, share it.  Let me… Continue Reading →

Free Printable 11X14 Will Rogers Wall Art

Frame it, love it, share it.  Free printable 11X14 Wall Art in High Resolution PDF form.  You can print it at home in a smaller size or send it to your favorite print shop for the full size poster.   … Continue Reading →

Free Editable, Printable, Thanksgiving Invitations

Enjoy these Free 5×7 editable, printable, Thanksgiving Invitations.  Choose which variation you like the best, select your favorite paper, and print it at home, or send it to your local print shop.  If you have any problems, let me know. … Continue Reading →

Free Halloween Invite Printable

Enjoy this 5×7 editable Halloween Invitation for Free.  Print it at home or send it to your favorite print shop.  If you have any problems, let me know. Halloween_Invite_Editable You will need to install the following fonts for the printable… Continue Reading →

How to get Started Blog Writing: Website Development, Hosting, and Domains

How to get Started Blog Writing: Website Development, Hosting, and Domains (Part 2 in a Series) If you missed Part 1 in this series you can find it here. As discussed in my previous article, I explained that I would… Continue Reading →

Is this Real? $100,000 a Month Blog Writing, an Experiment

Is this Real? $100,000 a Month Blog Writing, an Experiment (Part 1 in a series) The other evening I was searching around the internet for something to do to make a little extra cash. Making a little extra money on… Continue Reading →

5 Genius Ideas for any Halloween Party this Year!

If your looking for some great ideas for that Halloween Party this year, we’ve got you covered. You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood with these 5 genius ideas for your party. Try them out and let us know which… Continue Reading →

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