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Thu 9th Apr
11 hours ago
AmateurRadio.com Hello Everyone!
WOW!  It’s been a while.  Almost four years have passed since I last posted any content to my blog site.  Also, according to my blog site it appears the last thing I posted about was announcing the 71st episode of … Continue reading
Jerry KDØBIK
Thu 9th Apr
12 hours ago
ARRL Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test Postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 response and mitigation actions, the 2020 Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test scheduled for Saturday, May 9, has been postponed. Because it’s uncertain just when stay-at-home orders will be lifted across the US, AFD planners chose to postpone this year’s event, because the government stations that typically support this event may not be available. Armed Forces Day ...

Thu 9th Apr
13 hours ago
DX News TU5PCT Ivory Coast Story. From DXNews.com
Ivory Coast (French République de Côte d'Ivoire) is a country in West Africa. Its neighbors are Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia and Mali.
Thu 9th Apr
14 hours ago
DX News RI1ANM Mirny Station Antarctica. From DXNews.com
Alexander, RX3ABI will be active from Mirny Station, Antarctica until early 2021.
Thu 9th Apr
16 hours ago
RSGB RSGB 2020 HF contest survey findings
The RSGB HF Contest Committee (HFCC) has just completed a survey, which was open to all, to help determine its strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Questions focused on two issues: How best to proceed with its ‘flagship’ IOTA Contest in 2020 Is there a mandate for introducing a temporary HF contest series to provide some […]
Communications Manager
Wed 8th Apr
1 day ago
ARRL New TQSL Version 2.5.2 Provides Better LoTW Rover Support, Other Improvements

The latest version of TrustedQSL (TQSL), version 2.5.2, offers improved Logbook of The World (LoTW) support for operations from several locations, as well as the ability to detect uploads that contain incorrect location data. The primary new feature in TQSL 2.5.2 allows logging programs, in conjunction with TQSL, to avoid incorrect contact uploads, while adding mechanisms to allow easy uploadin...

Wed 8th Apr
1 day ago
ARRL Ned Stearns, AA7A, Appointed as ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director
Wed 8th Apr
1 day ago
ARRL World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 Celebrates 95th Anniversary of the IARU
Wed 8th Apr
1 day ago
DX News A25VR Botswana. From DXNews.com
David, VE7VR will be active as A25VR from Botswana, 28 April - 24 May 2021.
Wed 8th Apr
1 day ago
RSGB Looking for help with an EMC problem?
The EMC page in the technical section of our website has a number of useful resources. You will find links to: Download leaflets created by the RSGB’s EMC Committee (EMCC) to help members tackle interference problems Contact the EMC helpdesk for help with EMC issues: helpdesk.emc@rsgb.org.uk Read guidance on a number of EMC issues Our […]
Communications Manager
Tue 7th Apr
1 day ago
AmateurRadio.com LHS Episode #337: SDRAngel Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode 337 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the shallow end of SDRAngel. The project is a GPLv3 licensed, modular front end and headless server for connecting to and operating SDR receivers and transceivers. Discussion includes where to find the [...]

Russ K5TUX
Tue 7th Apr
1 day ago
AmateurRadio.com LHS Episode #337: SDRAngel Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode 337 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the shallow end of SDRAngel. The project is a GPLv3 licensed, modular front end and headless server for connecting to and operating SDR receivers and transceivers. Discussion includes where to find the [...]

Russ K5TUX
Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
AmateurRadio.com Software can bring you joy or grey hair…….
Not what you want to see after a program restart! This weekend contained some QSO parties to partake in. Almost every weekend there has been a QSO party I wanted to take part as I have a personal goal to see if I can make some contacts in all the ...
Mike VE9KK
Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
ARRL Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernie Fuller, N3EFN, SK

Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernard E. “Bernie” Fuller, N3EFN, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, died on April 2. He was 86. Fuller moved into the Atlantic Division Director’s position in 2000, after the ARRL Board elected then-Atlantic Division Director Kay Craigie, WT3P (now N3KN), as a Vice President. He served as an ARRL Director until 2006.

A US Army veteran, Fuller retired with the ra...

Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
K0NR Don’t Mess With The Field Day Rules

Given the Chinese/Wuhan/COVID virus situation, many hams are anticipating a change to their ARRL Field Day operation. I’ve also seen a number of proposals to modify the FD rules to allow for a different kind of operation. I appreciate that kind of thinking outside the box but I think it is misguided. One of the … Continue reading Don’t Mess With The Field Day Rules

The post Don’t Mess With The Field Day Rules appeared first on The KØNR Radio Site.

Bob K0NR
Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
AmateurRadio.com Weekly Propagation Summary – 2020 Apr 06 16:10 UTC
Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2020 Mar 30 0104 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 23 – 29 March 2020 Solar activity was very low throughout the period. No active regions with sunspots were observed and no earth-directed CMEs were detected. No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit. […]
Tomas NW7US
Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
ARRL Use of Special Call Sign Suffixes in the US During COVID-19 Pandemic

Some countries have authorized selected radio amateurs or organizations to identify with longer-than-normal suffixes that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as “STAYHOME.” FCC Part 97 Amateur Radio Service rules do not provide for amateur call sign suffixes longer than three characters, but a potential workaround exists.

As §97.119(c) of the FCC’s Amateur Radio Service rules states: “One or m...

Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
ARRL Icom Announces Delay in Delivery of New IC-705 Transceiver
Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
ARRL Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Named as Interim CQ WPX Contest Director

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, is filling in as CQ WPX Contest Director. CQ’s Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced the appointment of Thompson as interim director following the resignation of Terry Zivney, N4TZ, who had been the director for 7 years. Thompson previously served as director of the CQ World Wide Contest and is a long-time CQ Contest Committee member. Anyone interested in taking on the WPX Directo...

Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
ARRL Japan to Expand Access to 160 Meters
Tue 7th Apr
2 days ago
ARRL The May Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!
Mon 6th Apr
2 days ago
RSGB Henry Pinchin, G3VPE, 31st March 2020
Henry was licenced in 1966 and was operational from Spennymoor, County Durham. He became an enthusiastic member of RAYNET soon afterwards, initially with Mid Severn Valley RAYNET Group, then Solihull and Chelmsley Wood RAYNET Group around 1979, and West Midlands County RAYNET Group. From July 1975 to December 1981 he was the RSGB Regional Representative […]
RSGB General Manager
Mon 6th Apr
3 days ago
DX News KH7M Hawaiian Islands. From DXNews.com
Jim, N6TJ will be active from Hawaiian Islands in CQ WW WPX SSB and CW Contests, as KH7M.
Sun 5th Apr
4 days ago
AmateurRadio.com LED Lights In The Shack
The following blog was originally published in 2016 but is still relevant today.Utilitech Pro Soft White LED BulbA recent posting by Phil, KO6BB, to Yahoo Group's ndblist, described his recent search for some LED lamps to replace the CFL's in his sh...
Steve VE7SL
Sat 4th Apr
5 days ago
DX News E6AM Niue Island. From DXNews.com
E6AM Team will be active from Niue Island, IOTA OC - 040, 28 September - 17 October 2020.
Sat 4th Apr
5 days ago
DX News A35GC Tonga. From DXNews.com
A35GC Team will be active from Tonga, 19 October - 2 November 2020.
Sat 4th Apr
5 days ago
ARRL Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU, SK

Past ARRL Treasurer James E. “Jim” McCobb, Jr., K1LU (ex-K1LLU, W1LLU), of West Newbury, Massachusetts, died on April 1. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77. McCobb served as ARRL Treasurer, a volunteer post, for nearly 32 years, from 1980 until 2012, when he was succeeded by current ARRL Treasurer Rick Niswander, K7GM. An active DXer and contester, McCobb was active from Belize, where he held the c...

Sat 4th Apr
5 days ago
RSGB G2HCG becomes centenarian this week
A good news story to start this week’s news. The RSGB would like to wish Bill Sykes, G2HCG a happy 100th birthday for Wednesday, 8 April 2020. Bill is well-known for his involvement with JBeam aerials and for his in-depth knowledge of aerials in general. He is still active, mostly on 80m slow scan television.
rsgb
Sat 4th Apr
5 days ago
RSGB Remember to vote in RSGB elections
Don’t forget that voting for the RSGB elections is still open. If you’ve struggled to find your Membership number, the Society has made it easier for you by adding it to the righthand sidebar of your Members’ page when you log into Membership Services. This is your opportunity to choose who you want to be […]
rsgb
Sat 4th Apr
5 days ago
ARRL The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

Sat 4th Apr
5 days ago
ARRL The K7RA Solar Update

A new sunspot appeared on the last day in March and the first days of April, with daily sunspot numbers of 12, 13 and 12. Total sunspot area increased on each day from 10 to 20 to 30 millionths of a solar hemisphere.

Fortunately, this was a Cycle 25 spot, according to the magnetic signature.

Prior to this no sunspots were seen since earlier in March, when daily sunspot numbers were 13 and 12 on M...

Fri 3rd Apr
5 days ago
AmateurRadio.com LHS Episode #336: The Weekender XLV

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

Russ K5TUX
Fri 3rd Apr
6 days ago
ARRL Some Countries Permitting “STAYHOME”-Suffix Call Signs during COVID-19 Pandemic

[UPDATED: 2020-04-06 @ 1508 UTC] Some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special “STAYHOME” call sign suffixes. For example, listen for A60STAYHOME/# call signs from the United Arab Emirates.

In Canada, Michael Shamash, VE2MXU, is using VC2STAYHOM “to raise awareness for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Canada limits call sign suffixes to seven characte...

Fri 3rd Apr
6 days ago
ARRL Spain Grants Unlicensed Individuals Permission to Use Amateur Stations During Lockdown

Spain’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society URE has obtained temporary permission from the country’s telecommunications regulator for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the coronavirus lockdown.

The main objective of the request is to disseminate and promote amateur radio among schoolchildren who must be confined at home,” the announcement from the Ministry of ...

Fri 3rd Apr
6 days ago
AmateurRadio.com CWops club
CW ops in actionGreetings to all my blog readers I think it's safe to say that a majority of you 6 months ago never thought we would be where we are today! Life is so fragile along with our environment my hope and prayer is that all of you stay safe. I...
Mike VE9KK
Fri 3rd Apr
6 days ago
DX News 3D2CR QSL Status. From DXNews.com
We must report that currently, the Polish Post Office, still does not process any in and outbound international mail.
Thu 2nd Apr
1 week ago
DX News V47JA Saint Kitts Island. From DXNews.com
W5JON will be active again from Saint Kitts Island, IOTA NA-104, 11 June - 2 July 2020, as V47JA.
Wed 1st Apr
1 week ago
AmateurRadio.com A short but rewarding time on 30m last evening.
I went into the radio room last evening around 2130 UTC to have a listen as to what was going on. I found myself on 30m and noticed there was a few CW signal but really not all that much action. I spun the VFO down to the first signal at 10.110.0. It w...
Mike VE9KK
Tue 31st Mar
1 week ago
AmateurRadio.com LHS Episode #335: Clean My Glasses

Welcome to Episode 335 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topics episode, we cover COVID-19 and contesting (duh), virtual amateur radio exams, emergency broadband on 5.8GHz, the Hamvention 2020 QSO party, exFAT, OBS, AREDN and much more. Thank you for listening. Stay safe and play more radio!

73 de The LHS [...]

Russ K5TUX
Tue 31st Mar
1 week ago
DX News Video KL7RRC/P Sledge Island. From DXNews.com
Video of KL7RRC/P IOTA Expedition to Sledge Island, IOTA NA - 210, Alaska.
Tue 31st Mar
1 week ago
AmateurRadio.com Weekly Propagation Summary – 2020 Mar 30 16:10 UTC
Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2020 Mar 30 0104 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 23 – 29 March 2020 Solar activity was very low throughout the period. No active regions with sunspots were observed and no earth-directed CMEs were detected. No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit. […]
Tomas NW7US
Sun 29th Mar
1 week ago
NZART Official Broadcasts March 2020 Official Broadcast
Contents: Presidents Comment with Mark Gooding ZL2UFI, Headquarters News with Debbie Morgan ZL2DL, Inernational Amateur Radio News from Newsline, WARO Update with Rosemary Boshier ZL1RO and Branch News Comment with Stephen McNeill ZL4HG. Duration 14'18
Sun 29th Mar
1 week ago
AmateurRadio.com ICQ Podcast Episode 321 – Why Coax Fails
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is -...
Colin M6BOY
Sun 29th Mar
1 week ago
AmateurRadio.com Ham College 63
Ham College episode 63 is now available for download. Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 2 Station restrictions and special operations: restrictions on station location; general operating restrictions; spurious emissions; antenna structure restri...
George W5JDX
Sat 28th Mar
1 week ago
DX News V6TOPG2020 Federated States of Micronesia. From DXNews.com
Haru, JA1XGI will be active as V6TOPG2020 from Federated States of Micronesia during June - September 2020.
Sat 28th Mar
1 week ago
DX News 8Q7KB Meedhupparu Island Maldives. From DXNews.com
Kazik, DL2SBY will be active as 8Q7KB from Meedhupparu Island, Maldives, IOTA AS - 013, 4 - 12 May 2020.
Fri 27th Mar
1 week ago
DX News HH2AA Haiti. From DXNews.com
K0BBC will be active as HH2AA, from Haiti, IOTA NA - 096, in CQ WW WPX SSB Contest, 28 - 29 March 2020.
Fri 27th Mar
1 week ago
DX News 4L8A Tbilisi Georgia. From DXNews.com
Vakhtang, 4L8A will be active from Tbilisi, Georgia in CQ WW WPX SSB Contest, 28 - 29 March 2020.
Thu 26th Mar
2 weeks ago
Wellington VHF Group 2020 National System Award
2020 National System Award ZL2HD Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:18

Thanks for all the participants that have sent in logs for the award. We are working on them now and with our new "work from home" rules, we should have them out to you soon.

 

If you have not sent in a log, it is not too late and we will process it (no matter when you get it to us!)

73

Awards@vhf.nz

ZL2HD
Thu 26th Mar
2 weeks ago
AmateurRadio.com Hunting For NDBs In CLE254
Once again it's a CLE weekend.During these stressful times, the CLE might hopefully provide some peaceful relief for you.'CLE's are 'Co-ordinated Listening Events, and NDB DXers around the world focus their listening time on one small slice of the ND...
Steve VE7SL