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Field Day Reminder

Remember the date and plan accordingly!!!   Field Day 2013 will be held June 22-23, 2013.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:08
 

Rookie Round-Up

2013 SSB Rookie Roundup - April 21!- The SSB Rookie Roundup is just around the corner! This year's SSB 'RR will be on Sunday, April 21 from 1800 - 2359 UTC.
Any operator licensed any time during 2013, 2012 or 2011 qualifies as a Rookie. Work as many stations as you can in as many different states, Canadian provinces, Mexican districts as possible. DX stations can get in on the fun, too! If you were licensed prior to 2011, get on the air and work the Rookies, help a Rookie get on the air, or help your club members put together a team. Emering the Rookies and working them is important, too!  More info:     http://www.arrl.org/rookie-roundup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:07
 

CQ CQ Ham Radio in Hollywood

Last Man Standing Featured Ham Radio in Episode on FRIDAY in MARCH 15, 2013

In an episode that aired March 15, the hit ABC comedy Last Man Standing -- starring Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, KA0XTT -- prominently featured scenes with cast members using Amateur Radio.

According to Last Man Standing Producer John Amodeo, NN6JA, the episode called “The Fight” featured several of the regular cast members talking on the radios."This episode has the most significant use of Amateur Radio in a TV comedy since Herman Munster, W6XRL4, got his ham license.” Fans of 1960s television will remember the episode of The Munsters (originally aired January 21, 1965) when Herman, on his ham radio, overheard children using walkie-talkies who were pretending to be Martians.

“In addition to the original KA0XTT station in Mike Baxter’s work office, viewers got to see Mike’s ham shack in the basement of his home,” Amodeo explained. “A cast member also called in from a portable HF radio while hiking along the Amazon.” The ARRL provided many of the awards -- including 5 Band DXCC, 5 Band Worked All States, 5 Band Worked All Continents and VUCC -- that are on Mike Baxter’s home shack wall. The episode, which was filmed February 12, also featured Richard Karn. Fans of Allen’s former show Home Improvement will remember Karn as Al Borland.  Last Man Standing is produced by 20th Century Fox for the ABC Television Network and airs on Friday nights at 7 PM Central.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 March 2013 14:23
 
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Hot News

The Russian Digital Radio Club has invited radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the 1st Russian WW MultiMode Contest 2014.

The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Russia.

Contest is 12.00 UTC on Saturday 15th November till 11:59 UTC on Sunday 16th November, 2014. TAll modes BPSK63, CW, RTTY & SSB.