Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Ham Radio-Two free issues of CQ magazine!

Ham Radio-Two free issues of CQ magazine!



Ham Radio-Two free issues of CQ magazine!


In view of the “stay at home and flatten the curve” recommendations from the health experts during this worldwide pandemic, CQ would like to give everyone the opportunity to escape the news alerts for a brief period and enjoy the hobby they love through the pages of CQ!
View the March and April issues of CQ magazine at no charge! It’s easy, simply send an e-mail to (FreeIssues@cq-amateur-radio.com) and we’ll send you the March issue now and the April issue on April 1st!
Take advantage of this opportunity to read CQ – free of charge – and keep connected with the latest trends and activities in amateur radio!
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Ham Radio-Two free issues of CQ magazine!

Ham Radio-ALT-512 QRP transceiver review in RadCom

Ham Radio-ALT-512 QRP transceiver review in RadCom


If you’re a member of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) you may have seen my review of the ALT-512 QRP transceiver in the March 2020 issue of Radcom. This was my first review for Radcom after having been invited to submit a review at the 2018 Hamvention.

Looks interesting-I love QRP as many other Radio hams do, to work vast distances with low power is a great achievement, QRP operation calls for a resonant aerial to transfer that small amount of power into your aerial.

Ham Radio and portable QRP operation are very interesting, the word portable is a ticket to many contacts-higher ground or located near saltwater gives the radio ham QRP operator the edge.

Using 5 watts or less with simple homemade equipment from ideal locations mentioned above is rewarding and the abundance of fresh air is a bonus.

Thank you for reading. 73 de John G4YDM.









Ham Radio-ALT-512 QRP transceiver review in RadCom




Ham Radio-DX news Intrepid Spirit Award

Ham Radio-DX news Intrepid Spirit Award



Ham Radio-DX news Intrepid Spirit Award





Intrepid Spirit Award - 2020 - VP8PJ

Press Release: Annual Intrepid Spirit Award goes to the VP8PJ Team:

The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual “Intrepid Spirit Award”.

Ham Radio-DX news Intrepid Spirit Award.   This year’s award goes to the Perseverance DX Group’s VP8PJ South Orkney Island team for their superb activation from Signy Island. This DXpedition was extremely well planned and executed from this very remote, cold and harsh Island.

This award is to recognize the entire team’s collective effort to activate these challenging and much-needed entities on behalf of a grateful Global DX Community. The team was comprised of Dave-K3EL, Les-W2LK, Gene-K5GS, Arliss-W7XU, Heye-DJ9RR, Laci-HA0NAR, Vadym-UT6UD, Walt-N6XG, Rob-N7QT, Steve-W1SRD, Mike-WA6O, Ken-NG2H, Hans-Peter-HB9BXE, and Alan-VK6CQ.

We acknowledge the team’s pursuit of operating excellence in making these difficult activations. It is for these reasons that we are honoring them with our Intrepid Spirit Award. This award would normally be presented in front of their peers at the International DX Convention in Visalia, CA.

This “Intrepid-Spirit Award” is made in memory of our fallen friend and member, James McLaughlin, T6AF who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan in April 2011.

The award is intended to recognize and honor those individuals or teams that boldly activate rare entities where their own personal safety is secondary to their pursuit of providing contacts to the DX Community. While we do not encourage DXers to go into harm’s way, we recognize that circumstances sometimes require that, and we recognize those Intrepid DXers with the Intrepid Spirit Award.

Thank you,

The Intrepid-DX Group



Ham Radio-DX news Intrepid Spirit Award


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