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July 22 – 24: W0EQO, online; W0ZSW online; WA0TDA online (except thunderstorm outages)

W0EQO is located in northern Minnesota, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River.  W0ZSW & WA0TDA are located in the Minneapolis – St. Paul East Metro area. You can browse the worldwide list of Remotehams-enabled stations that are online here.  … Continue reading

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2019 State of the Hobby survey

What’s the deal with Amateur Radio?  Is our avocation healthy and growing?  What do we think of modes and operating, and how do our thoughts compare with past years?  Check out the N8RMA State of the Hobby Survey for 2019.  … Continue reading

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Wanted: More HF Operators

We need more HF ops! Tune across the HF bands anytime but a contest weekend and you’ll hear plenty of nothing – unless you happen upon the FT8 frequencies – they always seem to have activity. Even so, there’s plenty … Continue reading

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WX Service Tweet is a Timely Reminder

A National Weather Service tweet reminds us that thunderstorm season has returned to the United States Upper Midwest, and that means that the remote base HF stations WA0TDA, W0ZSW, and W0EQO may experience weather-related outages with little of no warning. … Continue reading

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WA0TDA Logbook



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WX at WA0TDA

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Questions? Check out the WA0TDA Quick Start Guide in PDF

WA0TDA Quick Start Guide – Get on the air by running a remote HF station.

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The State of the Art:  Demographics, meet ARRL

Pat Tice, WAØTDA ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Split Rock Lighthouse Special Event – W0JH

November 2, 3, 4 2018 For the 14th consecutive year, the Stillwater Amateur Radio Assn. (SARA) will be operating the Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald from Split Rock Lighthouse Special Event, using the club WØJH callsign. You can easily work W0JH … Continue reading

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Are the bands open?

The remote responds when you log on.  It’s not tuned to a station, so there is a hiss of background noise, perhaps the crackle of distant thunderstorm static.   What do you do?  Tune around, of course!  You can either check … Continue reading

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