28MAY 2020
Dual band Ham Radio antenna

Dual band Ham Radio antenna

This article was submitted to HamRadioSchool.com by Al Andzik WBØTGE. It describes a unique copper pipe fan dipole that Al created and that provides fantastic results! Thanks for the submission, Al! If you have an article that you’d like to submit for consideration, please see our submission guidelines…

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18MAY 2020
Houston Ham Radio Supply

Houston Ham Radio Supply

I’m in the market for a used solid-state HF (shortwave) receiver, a proper “tabletop” model, but unfortunately Houston doesn’t seem to have much of a local amateur radio “scene” that I can find. The last time I hooked up my 2-meter transceiver, I heard ONE active repeater in the area, and that was after…
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08MAY 2020
CQ Amateur Radio Magazine

CQ Amateur Radio Magazine

Click on the cover for larger view Click on Table of Contents for a larger view CQ. is now available in a digital edition as well as the traditional print edition. Find out more details about CQ. CQ begins its 72nd year of continuous publication with an issue that demonstrates the breadth and variety…
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28APR 2020
Ham Radio Technician license privileges

Ham Radio Technician license privileges

Novice There are actually still six license classes, but as of April 15, 2 you can only apply for three of them. These three are the Technician, General and Extra Class. Effective February 23, 2007 all Morse Code testing was eliminated from amateur license examinations. The current question pool cycle…

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18APR 2020
Ham Radio Vertical Antennas

Ham Radio Vertical Antennas

00417 BigIR Mark IV Vertical 40m-6m: 1 x 32 ft adjustable element, continuous coverage 6.9MHz – 54MHz, 15 lb weight, 3w power rating, includes SDA100 basic controller, guy hardware kit and mounting post. 00218 SmallIR Vertical 20m-6m: 1 x 18 ft adjustable element, continuous coverage 13.9MHz-54MHz, 12…

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08APR 2020
Ham Radio equipment Dealer

Ham Radio equipment Dealer

Thinking about opening an amateur radio equipment dealership? We cover the most important things you need to think about before starting an amateur radio equipment dealership. We ve gathered many pragmatic bits of advice on what it takes to open an amateur radio equipment dealership. (article continues below) Tips for Creating a Great Amateur Radio Equipment Dealership Business…

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29MAR 2020
Mobile Ham Radio antenna Mounts

Mobile Ham Radio antenna Mounts

No. Well, not really. It might help, incidentally. Any 1/4 wave antenna is only half an antenna, and the other half is your car. The antenna designer made some assumptions about your car and how you d use it to complete the antenna: if you violate those assumptions then you have a different antenna than the one that was designed, which may or may not be worse in any number…

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19MAR 2020
Advanced Ham Radio license

Advanced Ham Radio license

As of April 15, 2, there are three classes of amateur radio licenses currently being issued to individual operators by the Federal Communications Commission for the United States Amateur Radio Service. There are also two other grandfathered license classes (Novice and Advanced) that are no longer being issued, but are still valid. Each class has a set of operating privileges…

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