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    I received this in an email from a local ham club. It may be of interest to some. The Jim Creek facility is huge and located just North of greater Seattle. The email and zoom invitation for January 16: The Jim Creek Naval Radio Station is situated near Oso, WA and closed to the public. I...
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    Some upcoming webinars from ARRL. For example, on Feb 2 at 10:00am PT: Here’s how to quickly build from hardware-store copper tape and PVC pipe a tiny 18 in. continuously loaded light weight portable or base station 2m omni-directional vertical antenna with performance and efficiency...
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    I thought this was a good read. Three key questions will always be whom do you want to communication with, over what distance, and are they using the same bands (ie., ranges of frequency)? https://brushbeater.org/2020/12/07/the-venerable-and-infamous-cb-radio-by-sonofthunder/
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    The radio: https://amzn.to/3lmzEGg Brushbeater discusses the DM-1701 on his blog: https://brushbeater.org/2020/11/30/a-quick-start-guide-to-the-baofeng-dm-1701/
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    Directional Antennas. Yagi, Moxon, Longwire. https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/directional-antennas-for-the-small-unit-part-2/
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    FCC may be headed to charging a licensing fee, so if you're thinking about your amateur-radio license then this Fall would be a good time to get it done. You could use the $50 you saved on an inexpensive handheld transceiver...
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    I found a series of emails I sent to a friend approximately two years ago. I will post them here so anyone may make use of the information. Note I have both a GMRS license and an Amateur (Technician) license. GMRS Licensing The FCC offers a license with no testing, and it covers the family...
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    This should be free to access. Use the arrows at the top to change pages. Some may find some useful tidbits in here. PageSuite
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    Best bang for the buck: Nagoya NA-771 antenna Amazon.com: Authentic Genuine Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna SMA-Female for BTECH and BaoFeng Radios: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    HF Propagation Prediction Tool
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    hamradio.com has a good Cyber Monday price on a Yaesu FT-65R handheld for 2M and 70cm. I think one of the two discounts may be a mail-in discount, but it's still a nice price. YAESU FT-65R Transceivers HT Dual Band 2m-70cm, FT65R.
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    Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set | AMRRON Again this year, a military station on the east coast and the Fort Huachuca, Arizona, HF station will conduct a high-power broadcast on 60-meter channel 1 (5330.5 kHz) on Saturday from 0300 to 0315 UTC. New this...