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Book excerpt: Illicit shortwave listening

10yrs

I thought some readers might be interested in an excerpt of a book I recently read regarding conditions in North Korea as they relate to shortwave radio. The book is The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag. As you may infer from the following excerpt, the book is well written, interesting…

Irony on the ham bands

crimea

This weekend there were special event stations on the air from Ukraine and Sweden – each “celebrating” their own history and culture: 24 August is Ukraine’s version of our (US) 4th of July and today they are commemorating their 23rd year of independence from the old Soviet Union. This, as fighting with Russia over Ukraine’s Crimea…

10B-DXCC QRP

Via Wayne N6KR on the Elecraft reflector: I wanted to acknowledge what is, to the best of my knowledge, a unique feat by Don Bush, WA2TPU. He has achieved DXCC (over 100 countries worked) on every ham band from 160-6 meters, excluding 60 meters, running 5 watts or less for all QSOs. He used a…

Three Hundred Zeroes – a book review

katahdin

I miss living near the Appalachian Trail. In the old days, our house in Hewitt, NJ was three miles from the AT and that area’s black bears and other wildlife were regular visitors to our yard. I’ve hiked the trail with and without QRP gear, both solo and accompanied by my wife who came to…

CQ Magazine

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CQ Magazine publisher Rich Moseson W2VU discusses the magazine’s recent problems with chronically late (and even missing, in some cases) issues. I’ve never subscribed to CQ Magazine but many who do have given up on them and discuss the matter here. Kudos to Rich for agreeing to appear on camera in an attempt to explain…