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Venerable AO-7 Satellite Continues to Deliver

05/22/2020 The nearly 46-year-old AO-7 amateur satellite made a remarkable contact possible on May 4 between Diego Feil, LW2DAF, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (GF05rk), and Tom Ambrose, ZS1TA, in Cape Town, South Africa (JF95fx). The contact spanned 4,329 miles across the South Atlantic, with both stations aiming at only 2 or 3 degrees above the…

CQ Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

05/21/2020 CQ has announced the 2020 inductees to its three halls of fame. The magazine named three new members to its Contest Hall of Fame, seven new members to its Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, and two new members to its DX Hall of Fame. CQ Contest Hall of Fame Geoffrey Howard, W0CG/PJ2DX. In 2000,…

K0BAK Wins the May QST Cover Plaque Award

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A New On the Air Podcast Now Available

On The Air Special Event Stations, DXCC Program, W100AW W1AW QSLs via Bureau, Amateur Code, Operating Resources, QSL Service, Centennial QSO Party, NPOTA, Logbook of the World, Operating Specialties, W1AW, International Grid Chase 2018, Hiram Percy Maxim 150th Birthday Celebration, Awards, Contests, Amateur Radio Direction Finding Licensing, Education Training FCC License Info and Forms, Volunteer…

Amateur Radio Gearing Up for Predicted “Above Average” Atlantic Hurricane Season

05/14/2020 Extended-range forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic Basin hurricane season anticipate above-normal activity, although a low-pressure system now off the coast of Florida could get a jump on things and develop into a subtropical depression or storm this weekend. The Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1 and extends until November 30. The National…

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