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Fri 24th Apr
6 months ago
ARRL Ballot Counting Postponed in Four ARRL Section Manager Elections

During these unprecedented times of social distancing and staying at home, the ARRL Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E) has postponed ballot counting for four contested Section Manager elections.

Since March 23, ARRL Headquarters staff has been working remotely under the Governor of Connecticut’s mandate, which is currently in effect through May 20 and may be extended into June. The ballots for...

Fri 24th Apr
6 months ago
DX News 9J2LA Zambia. From DXNews.com
9J2LA Team will be active from Zambia, 4 - 15 March 2020.
Fri 24th Apr
6 months ago
RSGB RadCom May 2020, Vol. 96, No. 5
VDSL interference—how you can identify and combat this problem To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 88 New products 14 News 12 RSGB Matters 6 Special Interest Groups News 16 Regulars Advertisers’ index 93 Antennas, Mike […]
rsgb
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
RSGB GB1NHS on the air for #GOTA2C – BBC Three Counties Radio
Thanks to Roberto Perrone on the BBC Three Counties Radio afternoon show on 22 April for publicising the GB1NHS event and amateur radio generally. The interview with Paul Devlin (NHS England Emergency Care Improvement Support Team and RSGB District Representative) and Steve Thomas, RSGB General Manager can be found on the BBC website. The interview […]
Communications Manager
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
DX News VP8PJ South Orkney Islands. From DXNews.com
VP8PJ Team will be active from South Orkney Islands, IOTA AN - 008, 20 February - 5 March 2020.
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com Icom 7610 heat sink issue
Bottom cover removedIn the Icom 7610, there are two ADC (analog-digital converters) that in some rigs an issue with the heat sinks have either become loose or all together falls off. There was an issue during production with certain radios where this w...
Mike VE9KK
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com Hunting For NDBs In CLE255
It's another 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 NDB spe...
Steve VE7SL
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL Japan’s Radio Amateurs Gain Expanded Access to 160 and 80 Meters
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL NOAA Updates Solar Cycle 25 Prediction

Frank Donovan, W3LPL, notes that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has published its official updated prediction of Solar Cycle 25 in new, interactive Solar Cycle Progression graphs. The updated prediction is based on the results of NOAA’s Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel.

“SWPC forecasts a solar maximum between 105 and 125, with the...

Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL ARRL New England Division Convention Postponed to November
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
DX News A91WTIS Bahrain. From DXNews.com
A91WTIS Team will be active from Bahrain, 10 - 17 May 2020, for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL ARRL Suggests Taking a Creative Approach to Field Day 2020

This year, ARRL Field Day promises to be a unique iteration of this annual event, with many individuals and groups coming up with new and interesting ways to adjust their approach. As an event, Field Day is structured to be versatile and can be adapted for any situation.

Many groups have asked how they can adjust their Field Day planning to address social-distancing guidelines that may be in eff...

Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL ARRL 2020 Teachers Institute Sessions are Canceled
Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL Nomination Deadline Extended for Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the ARRL Public Relations Committee has extended the nomination deadline for the Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award until Monday, June 15, 2020.

 

The Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award is presented annually to a radio amateur who has demonstrated success in his or her public relations efforts on behalf of amateur radio and who best exem...

Thu 23rd Apr
6 months ago
RSGB Tony Hadley video message to support #GOTA2C
A big thank you to Tony Hadley and to BBC Three Counties Radio for supporting the Get on the Air to Care campaign we launched last week in partnership with the NHS. We’re trying to ease social isolation amongst the amateur radio community during these challenging times and we love your video message of support! […]
rsgb
Wed 22nd Apr
6 months ago
IARU Region 3 160m and 80m bands expanded in Japan

160m and 80m bands expanded in Japan

Effective on 21 April 2020, Japanese amateurs can operate in expanded frequency segments on 160m and 80m bands as described below.

160m band
1,800 — 1,810 kHz All Modes (New segment)
1,810 — …

Shizuo Endo, JE1MUI
Wed 22nd Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com Rebuilding the Shack PC
My ham shack PC is an older Dell desktop PC.  It’s not fancy, but it does the job I need it to do.  I’m pretty sure this PC and its present Windows installation date back to 2011 or 2012.  Initially … Continue reading
Jerry KDØBIK
Wed 22nd Apr
6 months ago
RSGB GB1NHS on the air as part of #GOTA2C campaign
We’re delighted that the NHS amateur radio station GB1NHS will be on the air tomorrow as part of our “Get on the air to care” campaign. It will start at 10am on 80m with the provisional frequency 3.730Mhz. However, it will move across the bands during the day including using the QO100 satellite at some […]
Communications Manager
Wed 22nd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL Contest University (CTU) 2020 will be Free and Online

Tim Duffy, K3LR, has announced that Contest University (CTU) USA 2020 will be held online via Zoom on Thursday May 14, starting at 1245 UTC. CTU 2020 is free. The CTU course outline has been posted online. Connection details to the CTU Zoom bridge will be posted on the Contest University site one week prior to CTU. Sessions will be recorded for viewing any time after May 14. Slide decks will be...

Wed 22nd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL Hams in India Provide Communication Assistance during COVID-19 Pandemic

According to a report in The New Indian Express, amateur radio operators in Kerala state have joined the fight against COVID-19. The newspaper said the district administration has enlisted radio amateurs to improve important communication between departments and offices. Upward of 20 hams are involved, organized into teams.

Radio Amateur Society of Ananthapuri President Dr. Zakheer Hussain, VU3...

Wed 22nd Apr
6 months ago
ARRL Florida QSO Party Announces Stay-at-Home Adjustments
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
RSGB Process for applying for remote invigilation exams
How do I apply to take a remotely-invigilated exam? If you are rescheduling a postponed or cancelled exam, you can follow the process below yourself If you are making a completely new booking you should contact your local club and ask the Exam Secretary to make the booking on your behalf. If you’re not sure […]
Communications Manager
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com LHS Episode #340: Hamlib Deep Dive Redux

Welcome to the 340th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts revisit Hamlib, the rig-, rotor-, amplifier- and tuner-control library that is at the heart of many applications' intregration with your ham radio gear. Our guest tonight is Michael Black, W9MDB, the maintainer and lead developer of the Hamlib [...]

Russ K5TUX
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
Wellington VHF Group April Meeting - Ian Hutchings ZL2HUT on the Wellington Coastguard Comms
April Meeting - Ian Hutchings ZL2HUT on the Wellington Coastguard Comms VHFAdmin Tue, 04/21/2020 - 08:13

The General meeting this month will be an online meeting.

 Ian Hutchings, ZL2HUT will talk on :
Coastguard run a VHF Comms system around the Wellington Coast.
The on-line presentation and meeting will outline what was discovered when the system trouble shooters from the VHF group got busy on the network design and radio equipment.

Date: 30 April 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Google Meet https://meet.google.com/zoa-bkio-noq or (09) 886 4223, pin 762 472 801#

You can either Join the meeting using your browser (Chrome, Firefox or the new Edge ) or your mobile phone or dial in the meeting will be open from 19:00 for people to test their connections

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VHFAdmin
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
ARRL FCC Seeking World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee Members

The FCC has announced that it’s looking for individuals or entities to serve on its World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee. The committee will provide advice, technical support, and recommended proposals in the run-up to World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). In particular, the committee will focus on international frequency spectrum issues identified on the WRC-23 a...

Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
ARRL ARRL/TAPR DCC Going Virtual
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
ARRL COVID-19 Net Now Running Wednesdays on 40 Meters

The Medical Net, a special COVID-19 net, is running Wednesdays, 0130 UTC, on 7.222 MHz. The net deals with correct data on COVID-19 epidemiology care, care issues, and more. Net control will be Dr. Harry Przekop, WB9EDP, a past president of the Medical Amateur Radio Council Organization (MARCO) and now a director at large.

Przekop is a specialist in infectious diseases and biomedical physics and...

Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com Weekly Propagation Summary – 2020 Apr 20 16:10 UTC
Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2020 Apr 20 0123 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 – 19 April 2020 Solar activity was very low throughout the reporting period. No sunspots were obseved on the visible disk and no Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery. No proton […]
Tomas NW7US
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
ARRL Remotely Administered Amateur Exam Systems Showing Promise
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
RSGB UFRC
This Belgian amateur radio group have shared news of our #GOTA2C campaign and the BBC Three Counties Radio interview with their members.
Communications Manager
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
DX News 8J1RL Showa Research Station. From DXNews.com
8J1RL will be active from Showa Research Station, Queen Maud Land, IOTA AN - 015, until January 2021.
Tue 21st Apr
6 months ago
RSGB Tulare County Amateur Radio Club
Great to see that radio amateurs at the Tulare County Amateur Radio Club in the USA are sharing our #GOTA2C campaign.
Communications Manager
Mon 20th Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com Chat From a Quarantined Software Engineer – Welfare Check!
This is a welfare check on you. Please leave a comment on how you are faring, what is happening in your situation with the lock-down. Are you quarantined? Working from home? Did you lose your job? How are you doing during this crazy time? What is going on with you during this challenging situation? I […]
Tomas NW7US
Sun 19th Apr
6 months ago
DX News TO3F FM/OQ3R Martinique. From DXNews.com
Marius, FM/OQ3R will be active from Martinique Island, IOTA NA - 107, 25 May - 6 June 2020.
Sat 18th Apr
6 months ago
IARU Region 3 5 MHz Newsletter No.24 in Region 1

Hi All,
The latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter (No 24 – Winter/Spring 2020) is now available for free pdf download from the ‘External Links’ section of the Wikipedia 60m Band page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band#External_links
or the RSGB 5 MHz page …

Shizuo Endo, JE1MUI
Sat 18th Apr
6 months ago
ARRL The May/June Digital Issues of QEX and NCJ are Now Available!

The May/June digital editions of QEX and the National Contest Journal (NCJ) are now available for reading on your iOS or Android mobile device through the ARRL Magazines app, or with your desktop or laptop computer from the ARRL Magazines page on the web at www.arrl.org/arrl-magazines.

App users please note that you may need to clear the cache in the app’s Settings menu to fully update.

The digit...

Sat 18th Apr
6 months ago
ARRL 2020 Youth on the Air in the Americas Camp is Canceled
Sat 18th Apr
6 months ago
ARRL ITU Interviews IARU President Timothy Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, on World Amateur Radio Day

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has posted an interview with International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Timothy Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, “Why World Amateur Radio Day is key to highlight crucial services.” World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is observed every year on April 18. In the interview, Ellam shares his views on why World Amateur Radio Day is important and how amateur radio...

Sat 18th Apr
6 months 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 18th Apr
6 months ago
ARRL The K7RA Solar Update

Sunspots are gone again. We are at the bottom of the solar cycle, so conditions should only get better. There is an increase in on-air activity due to the large number of people staying at home because of Covid-19, and this week we seem to be overwhelmed with reports of sporadic E openings.

The last observed sunspot disappeared on April 5, so weekly average daily sunspot numbers declined from 5....

Fri 17th Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com LHS Episode #339: The Weekender XLVI

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 17th Apr
6 months ago
ARRL ARRL, AMSAT Seek “Relatively Minor Changes” In FCC Orbital Debris Mitigation Proposals

On April 8, ARRL Washington Counsel Dave Siddall, K3ZJ, and AMSAT-NA Executive Vice President Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, discussed with senior FCC International Bureau staff by telephone the FCC’s draft Report & Order (R&O) on mitigation of orbital debris (IB Docket No. 18-313). The amateur representatives told the FCC staff that “two aspects of the draft regulations are of particular concern…. and w...

Fri 17th Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com World Amateur Radio Day 630m Activity!
      The IARU has designated April 18 UTC as "World Amateur Radio Day".  Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is participating with a special event.       There will also be two 630...
Steve VE7SL
Thu 16th Apr
6 months ago
IARU Region 3 Announcenent from PARA

The Philippine Amateur Radio Association is activating a special event station
DX0STAYHOME for the duration of the community quarantine in the Philippines.
We encourage everyone to stay home and operate their amateur radio stations.

Eddie DU1EV, President     April …

Shizuo Endo, JE1MUI
Thu 16th Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com YouTubers Hamfest on May 16th, 2020!
This is going to be the first-ever, largest-ever, YouTube collaborative effort to support ALL Amateur Radio Vendors, personnel, promoters, subscribers and sustainers during the would-be weekend of Hamvention 2020.  Join us as we interview and promote all of the great people who make our hobby the best on Earth!  8am EST on Saturday May 16th […]
Jason KC5HWB
Wed 15th Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com A funny thing happened on the way down the hall to work today…….
A funny thing happened on the way down the hall to work today......I'm retired so I guess it was not my way to work but my wife Julie. She is a tech support person and is now working from home. She takes both phone calls and internet chat to solve issu...
Mike VE9KK
Wed 15th Apr
6 months ago
DX News XR0YHM Easter Island. From DXNews.com
Hans-Martin DK2HM will be active as XR0YHM from Easter Island, IOTA SA-001, 27 August - 7 September 2020.
Wed 15th Apr
6 months ago
K0NR Troubleshooting a Radio Interference Problem

I recently encountered a problem when using my Yaesu FT-950. Sometime during the CQ WW WPX Contest, I noticed an annoying tone (“a birdie”) in my receiver. I’ve had this radio for many years, used it quite a bit and this was the first time I encountered this problem. It struck me as very odd … Continue reading Troubleshooting a Radio Interference Problem

The post Troubleshooting a Radio Interference Problem appeared first on The KØNR Radio Site.

Bob K0NR
Wed 15th Apr
6 months ago
AmateurRadio.com Online US Ham Radio Exams
The COVID-19 global pandemic has certainly had a major impact to all of us.  While I certainly don’t need to point out all the pain points, for those who may stumble onto this blog posting you’re either interested in getting … Continue reading
Jerry KDØBIK
Wed 15th Apr
6 months ago
DX News 9J2LA Zambia QSL. From DXNews.com
The 9J2LA QSL Card has now been prepared and was sent yesterday to UX5UO QSL Print.