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MNARC Technician Class and Exam Session – February 2016

MNARC, in conjunction with Boscov’s, ran Technician license classes on Saturdays in February 2016. We had 11 individuals show up for testing.   Most attended our 3 hour Saturday classes and/or…

Getting Wired: The March 2016 Program

Doug Fearn, K3KW, an amateur with 55 years of experience, will help you learn the technical features and methods of wire antenna installations. More than how to install a wire…

A Google Books Update from the UK

Everyone has a fear of having his or her Amateur Radio call “pirated.” In 2011, RL Burton of Essex, England became the target of this dastardly deed. Someone not only…

Full Background on Google Books Project

Google Books (previously known as Google Book Search and Google Print) is a service from Google Inc. This project searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has…

The Ides

The Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. In that era, this date t was marked by several religious observances. Historically, the Ides…

Surprises Still Exist

As ARRL Headquarters acquires new leaders through the retirement of the longstanding leaders as well as those having elected and offices filled through succession, there is still time for surprises.…

The Changing Greyline Map

http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/greyline.html The “grey line” is a band around the Earth that separates daylight from darkness. Propagation along the grey line is very efficient. One major reason for this is that…

Propagational Aid

By visiting the Prolab-Pro version 3.0 map [http://www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html ], a valuable propagation aid that is computer-upgraded every three minutes (unlike this static example a valuable communications tool is available. The…

Must History Be Repeated?

United States and International Amateur Radio operators have become alarmed by news that has been supplied by various sources. The most dramatic and potentially valid source—Reuters—telling of a new Radar…

Special Planned Activity

ARRL Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator Stan Broadway, N8BHL, has established a special event on April 23. He is hoping to expand his section’s “NVIS Antenna Day” on that day by…

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