The Online Radio Club (MX0ONL) was formed in 2018 to promote all aspects of radio activities, especially for those unable to meet regularly at a specific physical location (hence “online”).
Online meetings are held over Zoom every Thursday evening 1930-2100 UK time.
The club also runs a multi-protocol reflector:
- DSTAR Reflector XRF994 B / DCS994 B / REF994 B
- DSTAR SmartGroup TORC2
- DMR via XLX or BrandMeister 2348140
- Yaesu System Fusion Room 37815
- Echolink Node 592933 (MX0ONL-L)
- AllStarLink Node 52585
- AmateurWire VOIP 90020
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Ham Imports is a comprehensive database of Chinese radio manufacturers. The website makes comparison between radios easy. Each entry features a pricing guide, photos, specifications, a lengthy description, and video reviews.
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The inaugural Wisconsin Ham Radio POTA Campout will take place October 13-15 2023. The event will take place at the Clear Lake Campground in the Northern Highlands American Legion State Forest (K-7260).
This year we are opening up our campout to the greater POTA community. This event will be part social activity and part Parks on the Air activation. You can activate as little or as much as you want, in whatever mode you choose. The sky is the limit.
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The OK2KKW homepage features a heavy dose of ham radio news, so be sure to check back often!
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All contacts must be made within the contact window: Friday, October 13th at 2pm EDT until Saturday, October 14th at 2am EDT (18:00 UTC 2023-10-13 until 06:00 UTC 2023-10-14)
Operators are encouraged to operate in the following windows 3580kHz-3600kHz, 7080kHz-7100kHz, 14080kHz-14100kHz, 21080kHz-21100kHz, 28080kHz-28100kHz as to not cause interference with normal FT8, FT4 and CW operations
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Thanks to Tom Pierce K8EBR for submitting his write-up of a 20 meter vertical half-wave dipole. Tom describes an outstanding antenna for DX primarily because it is an efficient radiator, it exhibits a true 50 ohm input impedance, and it has an almost ideal horizontal toroid low angle radiation pattern.
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The Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications (DLARC) has now added over 90,000 items to its collection of amateur radio related resources. The free online library is hosted by the Internet Archive.
Those interested in amateur radio and shortwave listening will find resources including magazines, club newsletters, podcasts, radio manuals, and early ham radio related Usenet conversations.
Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications is funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) to create a free digital library for the radio community, researchers, educators, and students. DLARC invites radio clubs and individuals to submit material in any format. If you have questions about the project or material to contribute, contact:
Kay Savetz, K6KJN
Program Manager, Special Collections
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The 2023 Route 66 special event is currently taking place through September 23rd. The event is hosted across multiple cities along the original U.S. highway 66 by 20 amateur radio clubs each with a special callsign. QSL cards and certificates are available. The event is managed by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club.
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The most recent episode of Ham Radio Workbench discusses the open source and decentralized social media platform, Mastodon. (Mastodon discussion starts around 1 hour, 33 minutes in.) Guest Christopher, M0YNG, is the administrator for mastodon.radio, one of the most popular servers focused on ham radio.
Mastodon is best described as a Twitter (X) replacement with the advantages of being community supported and ad-free. mastodon.radio, mastodon.hams.social, and radiosocial.de are all ham radio focused, and make up a community of 1,000+ hams.
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The 2023 AMSAT South Africa (SA) Space Symposium will be held online on September 23rd.
[The Symposium] will be a virtual event opening participation to people anywhere in the world. The aim of the AMSAT SA Space symposium is to take amateur radio into space, encourage more amateur satellite operation, development, and research.
More information, including registration links, can be found at the AMSAT SA website.
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