CQ Amateur Radio October 2019

CQ is the magazine for active hams, with a focus on the practical. Every article is clearly written and aimed at involving you, the reader...whether it's a story of operating from some exotic location, an article to deepen your understanding of ham radio science and technology, or a fun-to-build project that will have practical use in your ham shack. Join us on our monthly journey through the broad and varied landscape of the world's most fascinating hobby!

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14 min.

OCTOBER ALPENA, MICHIGAN — The Thunder Bay Amateur Radio Club will hold Alpena’s 6th Annual Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Alpena Mall, 2380 US-23 South. Email: <w1up@thunderbayarc.org>. Website: <http://thunderbayarc.org>. BELTON, MISSOURI — The Southside Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at Mill Creek Upper Elementary School, 308 South Cleveland Avenue. Contact: Jay Duthler, WØJD, (816) 607-1330. Email: <info@southsidearc.net>. Website: <http://southsidearc.net>. Talk-in 147.12+ (PL 151.4). VE exams. BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club will hold the VetteCity Hamfest from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the WKU Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road. Contact: Frank Armstrong, KI4HEJ. (270) 781-0349. Email: <franarmstrong@insightbb.com>. Website: <www.vettecityhamfest.com> or <http://kcarconline.com>. Talk-in 147.33 (PL…

5 min.
ham radio news

FCC Proposes Phasing Out Paper Applications The FCC has proposed requiring electronic submissions for all filings to the Universal Licensing System (ULS), including amateur radio license applications, modifications, etc. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in early September is part of a broader plan to eliminate paper filings and correspondence of all types that involve ULS, according to the ARRL. Many types of filings are already required to be done electronically, but hams have been exempted until now. The FCC says it currently receives some 5,000 manually-filed ULS applications each year out of a total of approximately 425,000 (1.2%). The Commission said it doubted that anyone still lacks access to a computer or the internet, and was seeking comments on its proposal to mandate all-electronic filing. France Backs Down on 2-Meter Proposal When…

4 min.
news bytes

FlexRadio and Raytheon Team Up for Air Force HF Project FlexRadio Systems and Raytheon are working jointly on a project to bring software-defined HF radio to the U.S. Air Force. The $36 million project will use the architecture of the Flex-6000 Smart SDR software to develop SDRs for use in airborne HF communications platforms. In a joint news release, FlexRadio CEO Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, said, “Our partnership brings together the vast resources and experience of Raytheon in airborne tactical communications systems with FlexRadio’s commercial off-the-shelf high frequency Software Defined Radios to deliver a modular, extensible, and flexible communications platform for the warfighter.” Youngblood also predicted that the company’s amateur products would benefit from its work with Raytheon and the Air Force. “Throughout FlexRadio’s history,” he said, “commercial amateur products have been leveraged…

5 min.
zero bias: a cq editorial

Hurricane Dorian is beginning its march up the U.S. east coast as I write this, flooding Charleston after pummeling the Bahamas for days. Meanwhile, Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” is playing on the radio … both appropriate scene-setters for CQ’s annual Emergency Communications Special. As this is written in early September, reports of damage and destruction in the Bahamas are only starting to trickle in, and we haven’t yet heard the extent to which amateur radio played a role in communications on the islands during and after the storm. With sustained winds of 185 miles per hour and gusts over 200, it’s doubtful that many permanently installed antennas or towers survived. It’s likely that any radio communications from the island were conducted using makeshift antennas, which also happens to be the focus…

16 min.
satern and the patriot north 2019 exercise

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use your emergency communications radio equipment and skills in the most realistic situations? Have you thought about how you would adapt to operating under difficult conditions or when things don’t go as planned when people are depending on you? The Defense Department’s Patriot North Exercise provides that arena to test those limits and to do it while working directly with the military and other agencies. Each July, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) has the opportunity to participate in the Patriot North Exercise at Volk Field and Fort McCoy in southwestern Wisconsin. The Patriot North Exercise is national in scope and is a Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) training exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau (NGB). It provides a forum…

10 min.
amateur radio + american legion = everybody wins

Across the United States, a community that has an amateur radio club probably also has an American Legion post in or near it. And as one Kentucky club discovered, the local American Legion post is a great place to look for collaboration, assistance, and more (Photo A). Boyle American Legion Post 46 in Danville, Kentucky, was first chartered in October 1919. The American Legion is a federally chartered veterans organization, first conceived in Paris in March of that year by a group of World War I veterans still stationed in Europe. Once the veterans returned home, the organization grew by leaps and bounds — and more than 4,000 of the local American Legion posts chartered by the end of 1920 (such as Post 46) are still active in their communities today. The…