September 2022

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Flex Tuner Genius XL

By Mark Haverstock K8MSH

In his ongoing quest for the perfect amateur radio tuner, Mark’s asking a lot: easy to operate, automatic operating, remembers settings, covers 160-6 meters, and matches just about anything you can throw at it. Has he found it in the Flex Tuner Genius XL? Will it work with any other transceivers?


Troubleshooting: When Things Seem to go Wrong

By Robert Gulley K4PKM

Despite our best intentions, things occasionally go wrong, at least at Robert’s house. He’s found that troubleshooting is one of those skills he wishes he didn’t have to learn, but one that he’s glad he’s become familiar with—if for no other reason than to protect his sanity!


Part 15 Broadcasting Today

By Bill DeFelice

Legal, license-free broadcasting, known as Part 15, has been part of FCC rules since the FCC began drawing up rules in the Code of Federal Regulations in 1938. But you have to know the rules in order to avoid running afoul of the FCC. Bill traces the roots of Part 15 broadcasting on the AM and FM bands and looks at the latest ways you can become a low-power broadcaster where you live.


Willis Conover: The Voice of the Voice of America

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

It has been said that for more than 40 years at the Voice of America, Willis Conover was better known to radio listeners living behind the iron curtain than some US presidents. That’s because during the period he worked at VOA, there had been nine US presidents and only one Willis Conover and one Voice of America Jazz Hour.


100 Years of Radio: National Radio Institute

By Scott A. Caldwell

The National Radio Institute (originally the National Radio School) was a for-profit correspondence school that operated in Washington DC from 1914 to 2002 and along the way trained some 1.6 million men and women in the electronics arts from the early days of radio into the Internet Age. Scott profiles the dynamic man behind one of the most successful radio schools ever.


Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

Scanning Orlando, Florida


Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Federal Monitoring—is it Worth it?



By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

The US Navy’s Area 51


Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman

Demystifying Maritime DSC


Shortwave Utility Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Jeff White, NASB Secretary-Treasurer

NASB 2022: Back in the Saddle Again


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

September Shortwave Programs


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

Antenna Mayhem


Amateur Radio Satellites

By Keith Baker KB1SF/VA3KS

Tracking Topics and Hamvention 2022


Adventures in Radio Restorations

By Rich Post KB8TAD

National’s First Moving-Coil Radio: The Art Deco NC-100


The Longwave Zone

By Kevin O’Hern Carey N2AFX

Longwave Resources Abound


Digitally Speaking

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

The Revolution Evolution of Digital Voice Radio


Amateur Radio Insights

By Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

Old Stuff—Venerable, Ancient or Simply Weak Saunce?


VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

Icom IC-905 Introduced in Japan

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