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Issue No 5 2022

On the Air Email - Issue No. 5 (May 2022)

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No. 1 | January 2022
No. 2 | February 2022
No. 3 | March 2022
No. 4 | April 2022

Wondering what to do with your new Amateur Radio license?
This email provides you with articles and advice from experienced hams to help you get active and on the air.

A Better Signal from Your Handheld


You can get a better signal from a handheld by using an amplifier or a better antenna, and there are other easy and free things to try, to help get your signal out. Read more helpful ideas in the article.

Maximizing Your ARRL Field Day Score

A simple tip like knowing the rules of Field Day can help maximize your Field Day score. For more tips to help improve your score, check out the article.

ARRL's On the Air – Episode 6

ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, shares some advice on how to get set up for a Field Day operation in this episode of the On the Air podcast.

Enjoy the Journey

Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS, shares his Summits on the Air operating experience in terms of setting goals -- not only are they a good way to stay on track while navigating elevations and weather conditions on summits, they're a way to keep yourself moving forward on your journey through the variety of activities amateur radio has to offer. To hear about Stuart's progress toward his own goals, and gain inspiration for yours, read the article.

ARRL/RAC Section Checklist

How many boxes will you check off this Field Day on the ARRL/RAC Section checklist? Head to the link below for your official copy of the checklist!


Section: Both ARRL and the Radio Amateurs of Canada divide their respective countries into administrative districts known as Sections. Each Section encompasses a specific geographic area. Some Sections can be quite large, covering entire states or provinces. The largest state-wide ARRL Section is Alaska. Other states are divided into several Sections. California, for example, has a total of nine ARRL Sections. It is interesting to note that Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands are each separate Sections.

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