The 40 Meter Wrapper Antenna

Wrap Wrap Wrap They Call Me The Wrapper! One of my favorite parts of the ham radio hobby is messing with portable HF antennas. When running QRP, I have built and tried several antenna kits…

First Online General Class Starting 10/5

From the Desk of Dan KB6NUCW Geek, Ham Radio InstructorAuthor of the “No Nonsense” amateur radio license study guidesRead Dan’s ham radio blog at http://www.kb6nu.com Dan, KB6NU is holding his FIRST online General amateur radio license…

FCC Grants ARRL Request for Emergencies, Hurricanes

The FCC has granted ARRL’s request for a temporary waiver to permit amateur data transmissions at a higher symbol rate than currently permitted by section 97.307(f) of the FCC Amateur Service rules. The FCC acted…

Route 66 On the Air Special Event

I’m behind the 8 ball on this HF event, Managed to work W6K the other day on 20 meter CW. For those who may be interested in the 2020 Route 66 event runs through September…

How to Update the Xiegu G90 Firmware and…

Reviews seem to suggest that the Xiegu G90 is a fairly good Chinese HF transceiver. The G90 received an impressive 4.6 out of 5 rating from 33 reviews posted at eham.net. With an SDR structure,…

Hurricane Watch Net Is Activated

On 9/13, as Hurricane Paulette bore down on Bermuda the Hurricane Watch Net was activated on 9/13 on HF frequencies 14.225 and 7.268. Paulette was expected to make landfall on Bermuda on Monday 9/14. As…

Special Event Form Issue

Apologies to all. On September 13th, I found a bug in the special event submission form. If your group had previously attempted to post your sevent, please re-enter your special event information. Again apologies to…