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  1. Wire Antennas for Ham Radio

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    Save this link. https://www.qsl.net/va3iul/Antenna/Wire%20Antennas%20for%20Ham%20Radio/Wire_antennas_for_ham_radio.htm?fbclid=IwAR3vxbuxkWZf_Xr3_aZESVWNjngAkf9Ztz7OLn8oJbtoB6u_ffho7jzLeZU
  2. How to program a ham radio with CHIRP

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    https://theprepared.com/gear/guides/program-ham-radio-chirp-software/
  3. Ham Radio - archive of the former 73 Magazine

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    https://archive.org/details/73-magazine?&sort=date
  4. Amateur Radio - FCC may institute a $50 licensing fee

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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...
  5. Communications - GMRS radios

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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...
  6. ARRL On-the-Air magazine for ham radio

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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
  7. Ham Radio - ICOM IC-705

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    An interesting, forthcoming radio. https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/handheld/705/default.aspx
  8. Video - simple test of various antennas with HT ham radio

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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
  9. Ham radio - HF propagation-prediction tool

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    HF Propagation Prediction Tool
  10. Comms - good Cyber Monday price on a Yaesu FT-65R

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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.
  11. Comms interoperability exercise on Nov 3-5

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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...
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