April 2022 TSM

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TSM Reviews: Xiegu X6100

By Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL

     Xiegu has become quite a household name among HF field operators and TSM has reviewed the G90 and X5105 transceivers in past issues. In fact, many newly licensed amateurs have turned to Xiegu products as economic alternatives to other more expensive HF rigs. Thomas looks at the pros and cons of this new Xiegu model.


MFJ Line-Noise Interference Locators

By Bob Grove W8JHD

     Most of us face an endless barrage of interference generating sources, which detract from listening to radio communications. Much of this noise is related to the AC electric wiring inside and outside the homes as well as myriad devices that may also be noise culprits. Tracking these sources down can be easy with several devices from MFJ. Bob puts the MFJ-852 and 5008 to work in his own home.


Mistaken Identity: Will the Real J-38 Please ‘Key Down’?

By Richard Fisher KI6SN

     For decades, Richard used a cherished Morse key that he had always assumed was another of the ubiquitous J-38 keys cranked out by the tens of thousands for most of the last century. Closer scrutiny proved it was not. Looks can be deceiving and in his quest to identify his key, Richard entered the world of Morse key experts—even they were stumped.


KDKA Pittsburgh: Listen to What They Started

By Mark Haverstock K8MSH

     Like many early American broadcast stations, KDKA is a direct descendant of an amateur experimental station. 8XK was operated by Frank Conrad, who was more than just a radio experimenter. With more than 200 patents to his name over the course of his lifetime and his connection to the Westinghouse Electric Co., Conrad set a blistering pace for everyone else to follow.


Amateur Radio and Computers: A Divine Intersection Part 1

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

     If you’re a relatively new ham, you might believe that computers have always been a part of amateur radio. Not so, notes Cory. There was a time when computers were little more than a curiosity of circuits with little to do. But from the mid-1970s computers leaped with the speed of rockets into our shacks and radio would never be the same.


Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

Scanning Santa Monica, California


Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Super Bowl 54



By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

Anderson AFB, Guam


Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman

Ukraine War on HF


Shortwave Utility Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Rob Wagner VK3BVW

Shortwave from Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Australia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Philippines and DPRK


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

Ukraine News on Shortwave


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

SWLing Eastern Europe Déjà vu


Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

The Smoke Got Out: Hammarlund HQ-170


Antenna Connections

By Robert Gulley K4PKM

Feedline Nuggets


Digitally Speaking

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

Need a Duplexer? Maybe Not



By Tomas Hood NW7US

Season of Lights


Amateur Radio Insights

By Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

Signs of the Times or We Get Cards and Letters


VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

Remembering the Sarajevo Siege 1996

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