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Icom in the Community

At Icom, the slogan, "For the love of ham radio" is about the passion for an incredible hobby! To share this, we sponsor various events and podcasts for others to learn and share in the passion. Please share these links with your friends!

Audio/Video Podcasts

Ham Nation
Ham Nation is a weekly show on the TWiT network that covers all things Ham Radio. From tossing an antenna wire into a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in times of disaster, Bob Heil and crew deliver with each and every episode!
AmateurLogic
AmateurLogic is a monthly show created by George Thomas and Tommy Martin covering a wide range of Ham Radio and Technology topics. With over 11,000 YouTube subscribers, AmatuerLogic consistently delivers valuable information for amateur radio operators at every skill level.
Ham College
Ham College is a monthly show focused on obtaining your Amateur Radio license or upgrading to General. Hosts, George Thomas and Tommy Martin even help you prepare for your Amateur license exam. Ham College is a must watch for new amateurs or those wanting to get into the hobby!
100 Watts and a Wire
Hosted by Christian, K0STH – 100 Watts and a Wire is a weekly journal of life and amateur radio. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a newer ham trying to figure things out.
QSO Today

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qsotoday.com
QSO Today
QSO Today is a podcast about amateur radio also known as ham radio. Every week, I interview a leader, a mover and shaker, in the amateur radio world. Many of the technologies that we enjoy today including television and radio, cell phones, computers, and the Internet were born out of the amateur radio experience. Amateur radio was the frontier where hams conducted electronic experiments in order to make that wireless contact around the World.
Radioaficion Puerto Rico

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Radioafición Puerto Rico
(YouTube Channel)
Radioafición Puerto Rico
Hola...Se habla Español? While focused on ham happenings in Puerto Rico, join the team at Radioafición Puerto Rico to see how they are promoting Amateur Radio to youth and adults alike. Look at how the Host Osvaldo Rosado, NP3QL and Isidro DeJesus, WP4NXI, bring excitement of Amateur Radio to the Caribbean!

Community Websites

QRZ.com Logo

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QRZ.com
QRZ.com
QRZ.com is a website with a database of almost every amateur radio callsign in the world. Fred L. Lloyd founded the site in 1990 and put in a huge amount of effort, while working with the FCC, to create a CD-ROM with all callsigns issued. The CD-ROM is carried on board the International Space Station (ISS) as well as the Russian space station, Mir. Today, QRZ.com is one of the most recognized and most useful websites in the amateur radio space.
WA7BNM Contest Calendar
the WA7BNM Contest Calendar. This site provides detailed information about amateur radio contests throughout the world, including their scheduled dates/times, rules summaries, log submission information and links to the official rules as published by the contest sponsors.
D-STAR Users

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DSTARusers.org
D-STARusers.org
D-STARusers.org is your source for D-STAR Digital information. The site features a list of the most recently heard D-STAR repeaters, plus other resources such as D-STAR maps, a repeater directory and third party applications that are compatible with D-STAR.
DX World

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dx-world.net
DX-World.net
DX-World.net is a free-to-read, non-subscription DX news service mainly for DXers and IOTA enthusiasts. In actual fact it’s a resource most other DX news outlets use and we’re proud not to charge anyone a single cent to read.
NCDXF - Northern California DX Foundation

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ncdxf.org
Northern California DX Foundation, Inc.
The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) was founded in 1972 to assist worthwhile amateur radio (ham radio) and scientific projects with funding and equipment. Icom has worked with the NCDXF on their Beacon project, which uses IC-7200s at each location. Learn more >
The Radio Club of America
Icom is a proud member of the Radio Club of America. Founded in 1909, the Radio Club of America is the oldest, most prestigious group of wireless communications professionals in the world, with members across the globe. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of society. The Radio Club of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions made to RCA are tax exempt.

Education

Ham Study

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hamstudy.org
Ham Study
Ham Study is a free to use study support website to help you get your ham license or upgrade for US and Canadian users. Additionally, you can use Ham Study’s FCC commercial elements to study for your GROL as well.
CW Ops

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cwops.org

CW Ops
A unique contest in three, four hour sessions, to log as many CW stations during those three, four hour sessions. This is the perfect way to improve your CW skills with a chance to win without the fatigue of a 24-hour or 48-hour contest.

CW Academy
Learn Morse Code from CW experts. Perfect for any operator from a beginner to someone wanting to increase their code speed.

Commsprepper

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Commsprepper

Commsprepper
Commsprepper's YouTube channel features educational amateur radio tutorials and product reviews. Bringing more than 100 years of prepping tradition, Commsprepper has over 20K YouTube subscribers and delivers engaging content for amateur radio operators of all levels.

D-STAR InfoCon

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dstarinfo.com

D-STAR InfoCon
D-STAR's premier training event is a class for those just getting started in D-STAR and those looking to add to their D-STAR experience. The class is taught by experienced instructors from the Georgia D-STAR group who present seminars and training across the country.

K2BSA

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k2bsa.net/icom
K2BSA
National Scout Jamboree/Station Loan Program - In May 2012 at the Dayton Hamvention®, Icom America and the Boy Scouts of America announced a sponsorship agreement for the K2BSA operation at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Icom is the exclusive amateur radio transceiver and repeater sponsor for the Jamboree. In addition, Icom America is sponsoring an amateur radio station loan program for local Boy Scout councils beginning this year. In October 2015, Icom and Boy Scouts of America announced a renewal of the sponsorship agreement and the associated programs through 2018. This includes providing transceivers for the 2017 National Jamboree. Check out our blog post explaining how Icom is mentoring the next generation of hams.

Events

Contest University
Contest University will be held on Thursday May 17, 2018, from 7:00am to 5:00pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. This is the day before the Dayton Hamvention® officially opens. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain knowledge that may take you years of practice, trial and error or lost time to learn otherwise. Get the edge to improve your scores and put your station in the winner’s circle today! As in the past, Icom will sponsor a Live Stream from Contest University. Check out the recorded sessions from previous Contest University sessions on Icom's YouTube channel.
WRTC

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wrtc2018.de
WRTC
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is an Olympic style ham radio competition held every four years. The first WRTC event was held in the backyard of Icom America, in Seattle (1990), and two other locations in the US, San Francisco (1996) and Boston (2014). Then in other locations around the work; Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), Russia (2010), and 2018 will be held in Germany. Icom is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of WRTC 2018!
ARRL Sweepstakes
Beginning in 1930, the ARRL’s annual November Sweepstakes is the oldest domestic contest. Perfect for new contesters or smaller stations as it is a competition specifically for North American stations – individuals, teams, and clubs. While usually an inaugural contest for many US and Canadian hams, it quickly becomes a yearly schedule and great for working on the Worked all States awards.
NCJ

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ncjweb.com/naqp
North American QSO Party
Whether *a new or seasoned contester, the North American QSO Parties are perfect to honing your skills. No amplifiers allowed, makes this a favorite as you don’t have to fight it out with the "Big Gun" contest stations running full legal limit.
North American SSB Sprint Contests

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ssbsprint.com
North American SSB Sprint Contest
The North American Sprints (usually just called "Sprints") are short, intense competitions, lasting only four hours and using the 80, 40 and 20-meter bands exclusively. Demanding that participants be on their toes at all times, they are designed to challenge the best amateur radio operators, while allowing others to sharpen their skills. Contests are open to any Amateur Radio licensee and take place in Spring and Fall each year.
Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure

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qsl.net/n6jrl
Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure
Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure is an organization that sends young hams age 12-17 with a parent to Costa Rica during the summer to operate as DX. During the week of July 19-24, three young radio amateurs, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, made the trip. Through the generosity of Geoff Howard, W0CG, and the Caribbean Contesting Consortium, the 2018 trip returned to super contest station PJ2T in Curacao. With the purpose of operating DX and learning the finer points of handling pileups, working gray line propagation, and antennas, 2018’s trip was an excellent experience for all!
Hawaii QSO Party
The Hawaii QSO has the same concept as the NAQP, but focuses on QSOs where Hawaii as the focal point for operators trying to log a new ARRL DXCC Entity as well as the US’ 50th State.
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