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Contest University 2023 Wrap-Up and Resources (Video and Presentation Links)

This year’s Contest University, held May 18 in Dayton, Ohio, was another big success, as hams from far and wide gathered to get the latest information on upgrading their stations […]

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ARRL Kids Day is Almost Here: A Few Tips on How to get Kids Involved in the Adventure and Fun of Ham Radio!

On June 17, children from around the globe will come together for a little ham-motivated fun during ARRL Kids Day 2023. The biannual event (also held in January) provides youngsters […]

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It’s All in the Cards!QSL Cards from the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands QRV in June/July If you’ve never made contact with the Faroe Islands, here’s your chance. From June 25 to July 5, DC8TM as OY/DC8TM and DF3TS as […]

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Field Day–Get on the Air (GOTA) Stations

Another fun exercise for Field Day is creating a Get on the Air (GOTA) station. It is an opportunity for any newly licensed amateurs, generally inactive licensees, and non-licensed individuals […]

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A Guide to June 2023 Ham Radio Contests

If you’re counting down the days to ARRL Field Day 2023 (June 24-25) and are looking for ways to stay active until the big weekend, June has you covered with […]

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Events / Field Day

ARRL Field Day–How to Earn Bonus Points

In previous articles we’ve discussed the point of the exercise as well as the basic rules. This post is about my favorite topic…Bonus Points! I belong to an amateur radio […]

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Amateur Radio News / Events

Dayton Hamvention 2023 is in Full Swing!

Beautiful spring Ohio weather greeted hams from around the world who filled buildings at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia on Friday, May 19 to kick off […]

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The Clock is Ticking! Dayton Hamvention Begins May 19!

If you’ve been counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds until Dayton Hamvention 2023 (for impatient types, a rolling clock is available on the event’s official website), then […]

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Coming to Dayton Hamvention® 2023? Here are Five Great Reasons to Stop by the DX Engineering Booth

If you’re planning on attending Hamvention 2023, you’ll want to carve out some time on your busy itinerary to stop by Building One, booths 1207-1210, 1307-1311, 1407-1411, and 1508-1511. That’s […]


A Guide to May 2023 Ham Radio Contests

Like it does every year, the month of May looms large in the ham radio world, boasting Dayton Hamvention (May 19-21), Four Days in May (May 18-21), and Contest University […]