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Call sign question Gwales 18 hours, 29 minutes ago
Call sign question Gwales 18 hours, 32 minutes ago
The FCC no longer allows you to hold portable or temporary calls even if you own multiple residences. You no longer need to sign portable.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Coax Length to Antenna KF0BNS 18 hours, 37 minutes ago
There are antenna reviews on They can be useful for alerting your of any issues.
If you have trees is is generally better to go with simple wire antennas as that is a very easy way to get a large antenna that will work reasonably on the low bands like 80 and 160. You should also consider more than one if you want to cover a lot of bands.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Coax Length to Antenna KF0BNS 1 day, 1 hour ago
200 feet of coax can be expensive. If cost is an issue you may want to consider using RG-6 cable TV coax. A 1000 ft roll can be typically had for under $100, including shipping charges. The best option may be surplus Heliax, but not everyone has that option. If you purchase it on ebay watch the shipping charges, as they can be quite high. Someone at a local club may know who has it or where to get it in your area.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Can a tech have a 1 x 3 vanity license? goofy166 1 day, 4 hours ago
Yes, a tech can have a 1x3 vanity calll sign.
This site can assist.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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