Author Archives: Thomas Witherspoon

FCC is crystal clear: Remote ham radio licensing exams are absolutely permitted

Note: This post was first published on our sister site, the SWLing Post. In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, amateur radio VECs in the US have been experimenting with remote testing sessions–meaning, administering ham radio license exams via real-time … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2020 has been cancelled

Many thanks to Harald Kuhl (DL1ABJ), who shares the following announcement from Ham Radio Friedrichshafen: Radio silence due to coronavirus COVID-19: Ham Radio not taking place as planned 15.04.2020 Friedrichshafen – Due to current developments in regard to the spread … Continue reading

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Icom IC-705 delivery delayed

Please note this is a cross-post from our sister site, the SWLing Post. Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Evans, who writes: As you’d expect, Icom has formally delayed the delivery schedule of the IC-705. Here’s the announcement from … Continue reading

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Silent Key: Marshall Emm (N1FN) owner of Morse Express, Oak Hills Research and Ameco

Many thanks to Dennis (K2DCD) who shares the following from the Fireflies QRP Group: We are sad to announce that Marshall Emm, N1FN – long time QRP advocate, owner of Morse Express, Oak Hills Research and Ameco – is a … Continue reading

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Icom IC-705 demo and pricing

Many thanks to QRPer, Pete (WB9FLW), who shares the following sneak peek video of the new IC-705 transceiver from Amateur Logic TV with guest Ray Novak from Icom America: Pete also notes that Ham Radio Outlet’s price has been announced … Continue reading

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Draft of new ARRL HF Bandplans

(Source: Southgate ARC) The HF Bandplanning committee has been looking at the HF digital mode segments and has issued a new draft bandplan In their report the committee say: “Conflicts have surfaced about interference among digital segments of HF bandplans.  … Continue reading

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On The Air: ARRL’s excellent magazine for newcomers…only available behind their paywall

[Please note: this is a cross-post from our sister site, the SWLing Post.] Today, the ARRL released their new electronic magazine for ham radio newcomers: On The Air. The ARRL describes On The Air‘s mission: “On the Air magazine is … Continue reading

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The uBITX V6 is a power outage companion

QRPer Readers: Please note that the following is a cross-post from my other radio blog, the SWLing Post. For more information about the uBITX V6 and a short post about assembling it, check out this post. Yesterday, a weather front … Continue reading

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TK0C 2019 Contest Video

Many thanks to Paul (W4/VP9KF), who shares the following: Having almost become a TK resident, this is one of the best ever contestvideos ever: I recognise their QTH and so wish I’d been there!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this, Paul! An … Continue reading

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Icom IC-705 price and availability

Note: We will update this post as pricing information is confirmed by retailers. This is a cross-post from our other radio blog, the SWLing Post. Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers who have been carefully tracking the price of … Continue reading

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