W1AWZ: Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1876 – July 26 2013


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RT @W1AWZ: Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1876 – July 26 2013
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Here’s the latest Amateur Radio Newsline Report from W1AWZ.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Tom Christian, VP6TC/VR6TC, SK


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

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A sad note from the ARRL.  Tom Christian, a descendant of Fletcher Christian of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame, has passed away.  Christian (VP6RC/VR6TC) was known as the "Voice of Pitcairn".  He reportedly died from Alzheimer’s Disease.  He will be missed.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Veteran giving back despite MS diagnosis – Capital Region Gives


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Veteran giving back despite MS diagnosis: Randy Stein is known in the ham radio community by the handle KL7TJZ…. http://t.co/Lpm8rmDOSQ

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Heart warming story of Randy Stein (KL7TJZ), who doesn’t let MS get him down.  He seems to be a very upbeat, positive person who supports his community the best he can.  We can learn alot about community service from hams such as Randy.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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CQ ZS – The SARL HF Phone Contest – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


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CQ ZS – The SARL HF Phone Contest
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
CQ ZS – The SARL HF Phone Contest.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Although the SARL HF Phone contest is designed for South African hams,  you might be able to get a few contacts for your log if you ask politely.  the contest runs Sunday, 04 August 2013, 1330 to 1630 UTC.

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AE5X » A bad ham radio day


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A bad ham radio day. By John AE5X, July 29, 2013. MT. Monitoring Times final issue will be Dec 2013. Remember how you felt when M*A*S*H* ended? Or how Forrest’s groupies reacted when they learned that he was done with his running …

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Sad to see "Monitoring Times" end its run.  I guess the stress of running a monthly magazine, coupled with increases in labor and materials, forced publisher Dave Grove to "call it a day."  Many magazines are shifting to digital publishing to contain costs.  CQ and QST are just two of the amateur radio journals offering digital versions of their print editions.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Ham radio antenna wire: simple slot antenna for a range of 28 MHz


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In the book, ham Strelkova (UA6LAM) “Effective amateur radio antenna” for the 1992 prom described “simple slot antenna” for the range of 28 MHz. The principle of construction of this antenna is to increase the scope of the perimeter of the …

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

I haven’t tried a "slot antenna", yet.  Igor Belousov’s description is hampered a bit in translation, but I think most hams can figure out his article.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Radio Contesting – Rick Tavan


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Personal Web site for Rick Tavan (RT @ke9v: Amateur radio contesting explained —> http://t.co/YV3LKNInnJ #hamr)

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

A concise, straight forward explanation of amateur radio contesting from Rick Tavan (N6XI).  Enjoyable article.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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