FISTS Down Under - ARRL QST

With the view of giving back to FISTS Down Under Inc. members, membership has been taken out with the American Radio Relay League.

QST is the flagship monthly journal of the ARRL and is widely acclaimed as the paramount publication for Amateur Radio Operators.

With the expressed permission of the ARRL, FISTS Down Under Inc. is very pleased to be given permission to include the following articles from the pages of QST.

QRPme RockMite II QRP Transceiver Kit

The Streak: 23 Years of Daily Contacts

Troubleshooting 101: RF Mayhem

TKEY-1 CW Touch Key Paddle Kit

Lightning Protection for the Amateur Radio Operator's Home

The Six VK9 Island Groups

QRPme RockMite II QRP Transceiver Kit

This a classic QRP radio reborn.

Note:  Here is a link to the RockMiteII Video

 

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The Streak: 23 Years of Daily Contacts

A low-power operator who uses indoor antennas offers hints for getting contacts into the log.

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Troubleshooting 101: RF Mayhem

In this article we are grappling with interference to a home theater audio system, although the same techniques can help suppress other interference issues.

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TKEY-1 CW Touch Key Paddle Kit

The TKEY-1 Touch Key offers a compact, lightweight alternative to a traditional paddle. The finished unit may be installed in the matching enclosure or packaged with a keyer or homebrew transceiver.

 

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Lightning Protection for the Amateur Radio Operator's Home

This is an in depth article detailing the risks to Amateur Radio Operators from lightning strike. It also examines lightning protection which can be deployed to safeguard from lightning strikes.

Please view the article Here

Here are two different online mapping sites for lighting detection.

LightningMaps.org and Blitzortung.org

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The Six VK9 Island Groups

Here in Australia there six VK9 Island Groups, and in this article by Bernie McClenny W3UR they are fully described and detailed for their DXCC value.

 

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