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• 27.02.2017-03.03.2017 VP2V/K6TOP

Added at 2017-02-28 08:07:19

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.02.2017-03.03.2017
DXCC: VP2V
Callsign: VP2V/K6TOP

British Virgin Islands (NA-023) by Kevin, K6TOP.



• 04.03.2017-10.03.2017 VP2V/K2WH

Added at 2017-02-28 08:07:19

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 04.03.2017-10.03.2017
DXCC: VP2V
Callsign: VP2V/K2WH

Bill, K2WH.



• 28.02.2017-07.03.2017 TI7/K0BBC

Added at 2017-02-28 08:07:19

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 28.02.2017-07.03.2017
DXCC: TI
Callsign: TI7/K0BBC

Matt, K0BBC.



• 01.03.2017-22.03.2017 JW6VDA

Added at 2017-02-28 08:07:19

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 01.03.2017-22.03.2017
DXCC: JW
Callsign: JW6VDA

Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) by Tom, OH6VDA/LA6VDA.



• 28.02.2017-05.03.2017 VE3VSM/HR9

Added at 2017-02-28 08:07:19

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 28.02.2017-05.03.2017
DXCC: HR
Callsign: VE3VSM/HR9

Roatan Island (NA-057) by Dave, VE3VSM.



• 02.03.2017-09.03.2017 8Q7LH

Added at 2017-02-28 08:07:19

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 02.03.2017-09.03.2017
DXCC: 8Q
Callsign: 8Q7LH

Himandhoo Island (AS-013) by Bernd/DK7TF, Bernd/DL1FF, Jurgen/DH6ICE, Chris/DK2CL and Zik/DK8ZZ. QSL via DK8ZZ.



• New Program From Tilford Productions Invades the Airwaves…

Added at 2017-02-28 04:27:36

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Tilford Productions, which brings you From the Isle of Music, is launching a second program, Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, a half-hour musical variety program on WBCQ 7490 KHz perhaps best described as indescribable, or as host Bill Tilford states, “from the ridiculously sublime to the sublimely ridiculous with genres from A-Z”. The inaugural broadcast is Friday, […]



• NATE Re-Elects Tracy as Chairman of the Board

Added at 2017-02-28 00:21:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Also chooses Jim Miller as vice-chairman and Ben Miller as secretary/treasurer



• Belar Provides Modulation Monitor to Minnesota Public Radio

Added at 2017-02-28 00:21:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



System designed to help with RF networking and HD diversity delay



• ARISS to Swap Out Handheld VHF Transceivers on Space Station

Added at 2017-02-28 00:21:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The 10th SpaceX International Space Station cargo resupply mission delivered investigations to study human health, Earth science, and weather patterns last Thursday. It also carried a new Ericsson 2-meter handheld radio to replace one that failed a few months ago, disrupting the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. The VHF radio in the Columbus module was used for s...



• Amateur Radio Club Celebrates 100 Years

Added at 2017-02-28 00:00:41

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The University of Arkansas Amateur Radio Club recently celebrated a milestone: The club has been a licensed ham radio station for 100 years, since 1916. It is one of the oldest university ham radio clubs in the country, and has been on the air almost as long as radio licenses have been issued. The club's call letters, W5YM, have been heard around the world, and beyond. In 1995, club members helped establish a radio link between the space shuttle Endeavour and an elementary school in Huntsville.



• Why Aren't the Letters on a Computer Keyboard in Alphabetical Order?

Added at 2017-02-28 00:00:34

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



If you've ever looked down at your keyboard and wondered why it's not in alphabetical order, you're not alone. But who came up with the current design, anyway? A few popular myths abound, but one Japanese study got to the root of it. (Hint: This design dates back WAY farther than you think.) The truth: The design is a hand-me-down from morse code transcribers. We're guessing you didn't expect this, so we'll let Smithsonian reporter Jimmy Stamp, who originally sleuthed through the Japanese study, explain. "The QWERTY system emerged as a result of how the first typewriters were being used. Early adopters and beta-testers included telegraph operators who needed to quickly transcribe messages. However, the operators found the alphabetical arrangement to be confusing and inefficient for translating morse code. The Kyoto paper suggests that the typewriter keyboard evolved over several years as a direct result of input provided by these telegraph operators."



• Friday, March 3, 2017: The Shortwave Shindig via WRMI

Added at 2017-02-28 00:00:29

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: David Goren) The Shortwave Shindig 30th Annual Winter SWL FEST Plymouth Meeting, PA Friday 3/3/17 10pm-1am EST (0300-0600 UTC 3/4) Live via WRMI 6855 khz Join David Goren and friends for the annual Shortwave Shindig, a late night listening hang featuring live music, interviews and audio pieces exploring the history and aesthetics of the […]



• Hamvention 2017 Awards

Added at 2017-02-27 22:24:44

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



I am pleased to announce the following winners of the Hamvention Awards 2017. These prestigious awards are presented every year to honor radio amateurs who have made major contributions to the art and science of our avocation. The winners are:



• NAB to Uncle Sam: Allow FM Reimbursement in TV Repack

Added at 2017-02-27 21:09:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Radio stations should not have to pay “out of pocket” just to stay in business as a result of TV auction



• Keller Wins Competition to Attend Berlin MBA Program

Added at 2017-02-27 18:57:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



He is the winner of the second iHeartMedia Leadership in Audio Innovation Scholarship



• Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX (SK)

Added at 2017-02-27 12:13:03

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, of Hannibal,
Missouri, died on February 25. He was 87. Although he had been
suffering from cancer, Gordon had remained active on the air until
his death.



• Charlie reviews the Tecsun PL-365

Added at 2017-02-27 11:00:32

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Charlie Wardale, who shares the following guest post: Tecsun PL-365 Review by Charlie Wardale I have had this receiver for over 6 months now, and whilst not using it every day, I have used it enough to have an informed opinion of it’s pro’s and con’s. Overview A quick description of […]



• DXCC Country/Entity Report

Added at 2017-02-27 10:08:20

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th February, through Sunday, 26th February there were 233 countries active



• Ham College 26

Added at 2017-02-27 10:08:20

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



More Coax, SWR, Dummy Loads and Technicians pool questions



• St Patricks Day 2017 On Air

Added at 2017-02-27 10:08:20

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The worldwide St Patricks Day celebrations are nearly upon us. Once again it is hoped to turn the bands green as part of the St Patrick Award on the 17th and 18th March



• Ham Radio - From bike ride in Italy to battleship in Hawaii

Added at 2017-02-27 10:08:20

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Waxahachie Daily Light reports on the activities of members of the Ellis County Amateur Radio Club (ECARC)



• Isle of Man DXpedition

Added at 2017-02-27 10:08:20

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Members of Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will be going on a 'Holiday Style Club DXpedition' to the Isle of Man (GD) between April 15-22nd



• ARISS contact planned for three schools near Paris, France

Added at 2017-02-27 10:08:20

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



An International Space Station contact has been planned for astronaut Thomas Pesquet FX0ISS with Ecole Albert Camus, College Marcel Pagnol and Ecole Robespierre B. at Rueil-Malmaison, France



• DRM Plans Workshop at ABU DBS 2017

Added at 2017-02-27 08:26:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Workshop is titled “Digital Radio Mondiale — Practical Implementation for Success”



• From the Isle of Music, Week of February 27- March 4, 2017

Added at 2017-02-27 01:42:02

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



From the Isle of Music, Week of February 27- March 4, 2017 This week, our special guest tresero Pancho Amat shares music from his extensive career, and we listen to some excellent Sones composed by Lazaro Blanco Kindelan WBCQ, 7490 KHz, Tuesdays 0100-0200 UTC (8pm-9pm EST Mondays in the Americas) Channel 292, 6070 KHz, Fridays […]



• Ham Radio Operators Broadcast their Enthusiasm for Vintage Electronics

Added at 2017-02-27 00:07:25

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



La PORTE -- Forget about the Internet, cell phones and solid-state anything at all. This group is sticking with old-fashioned vacuum tubes and antennas. Hundreds came to the Civic Auditorium in La Porte on Saturday to swap stories and hard-to-find electronic parts at the annual Cabin Fever Hamfest sponsored by the La Porte County Amateur Radio Club. Given the remarkable evolution in communications, no one would be surprised to see interest dwindling in vintage radios. Many who poked around in dusty boxes at the show Saturday recalled tinkering with electronics as kids in a way that doesn't seem to interest younger generations as much. But club president Brian Salzer said the hobby still has life, and in the past couple of years he's see a resurgence. Although this is one of the only electronic swap meets left in northern Indiana, those who attend are avid. "There are some good deals to be had here," he said. "A lot of this stuff you can't buy on the Internet." Emergency services still rely on ham radio operators for communications during natural disasters or when there are extended power outages, a service members of the club are happy to provide. Proceeds from the swap meet help pay for the maintenance of two repeaters in the county that help bounce high-frequency radio signals off the ionosphere to places as far away as Japan, Europe, Canada and even Antarctica.



• Ham Radio Club Heard from a Bike Ride in Italy to a Battleship in Hawaii

Added at 2017-02-27 00:06:55

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



WAXAHACHIE -- During a recent meeting, David Shuford and Jim Hasse presented Ellis County Amateur Radio Club (ECARC) President Robert Crosby and members with a check for $2,000 for their participation in the Tour d'Italia bike rally on June 18, 2016. Shuford thanked the members for their roles in providing communications and as SAGS (support and gear). SAGs drive around in front of, or behind, groups of bike riders making sure they remain safe. Should they decide they cannot make it any further, SAGs are the ones who pick the rider up and bring them back to the start-finish line. The next Tour d'Italia bike rally is set for June 17, 2017. In other news, club members Leo (KW5P) and Sharon (K5SMW) Wrobel were in Honolulu, Hawaii at the end of January. While there, they met with members of the Battleship Missouri Radio Club and were able to work the radio in the original radio room of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor as guest operators.



• Guest Post: Shortwave Recordings from Mount Kilimanjaro

Added at 2017-02-26 11:29:55

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Chris Johnson, for sharing the following guest post: Shortwave Recordings from Kilimanjaro by Chris Johnson Last month, I took a trip of a lifetime to Tanzania Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro: Africa’s highest point and the world’s highest free standing mountain. It is also known as the “Rooftop of […]



• 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse on Feb. 26th

Added at 2017-02-26 10:07:56

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Something strange is about to happen to sunbeams in the southern hemisphere



• OSCAR number EO-88 for Nayif-1

Added at 2017-02-26 10:07:56

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



I hereby by the authority vested in me by the AMSAT-NA president, do convey on Nayif-1 the designation Emirates Oscar 88 or EO-88



• New Section Manager appointed in West Virginia

Added at 2017-02-26 10:07:56

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Dan Ringer, K8WV, will become West Virginia's Section Manager starting on March 1. He has been appointed to succeed Phillip Groves, N8SFO, who is stepping down for personal reasons after serving since July 2015



• How to use Data Modes: Fldigi video

Added at 2017-02-26 10:07:56

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



This training video shows Fldigi's User Interface and basic Transmit and Receive operations



• University of Fairbanks HAARP ionospheric heating - and the Luxembourg effect

Added at 2017-02-26 10:07:56

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Over a series of days this week, research scientists re-led by UAFs Chris Fallen KL3WX, activated the multi MeggaWatt HAARP HF transmitters at Gakona Alaska and conducted a series of experiments using ionospheric heating, focussing the huge RF power and harnessing the non linear nature of the ionosphere at typically just less that the critical vertical maximum frequency



• Ham radio satellite transmits message

Added at 2017-02-26 10:07:56

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A message by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, is being beamed across the world from space as the first to be transmitted by the UAE’s Nayif-1 satellite



• Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, SK

Added at 2017-02-26 02:44:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, of Hannibal, Missouri, died on February 25. He was 87. Although he had been suffering from cancer, Gordon had remained active on the air until his death.Licensed in 1947, Gordon was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. After separating from the service, he attended Purdue University, earning a bachelor’s degree in physics.An ARRL Life Member, G...



• Rotary Club Foundation Centenary VI100TRF

Added at 2017-02-26 00:19:33

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The Rotary Foundation began in 1917 with a meagre donation, to now being able to fund a number of activities for the world including the eradication of the disease polio. Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, basic education, and grow local economies. Now Rotary is highlighting the Foundation's work over the past 100 years.



• OR Lawmakers May Clarify State Law On Using A Smartphone Behind The Wheel

Added at 2017-02-26 00:18:54

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would make it illegal to check your social media feeds while you're behind the wheel. A House panel takes up the bill Monday afternoon. Almost a decade ago, Oregon lawmakers banned the use of hand-held cell phones to talk or text while driving. Since then smart-phones have exploded in popularity and are used for all sorts of things, not just texting or calling someone. The bill would also remove an exception to the law for people operating amateur radios, sometimes called "ham radios." That change is opposed by an organization representing amateur radio operators. In written testimony, John Core of the Amateur Radio Relay League said that amateur radios provide an important auxiliary emergency communications option for public agencies during natural disasters. Core wrote that removing the exemption for ham radio operators would "serve as a significant disincentive for Amateurs to install and maintain radios in their vehicles."



• 28.02.2017-26.03.2017 V21ZG

Added at 2017-02-26 00:07:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 28.02.2017-26.03.2017
DXCC: V2
Callsign: V21ZG

Antigua (NA-100) by Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG.
http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs



• 27.02.2017-06.03.2017 WP2AA

Added at 2017-02-26 00:07:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.02.2017-06.03.2017
DXCC: KP2
Callsign: WP2AA

John, KK9A. QSL via WD9DZV.



• 04.03.2017-11.03.2017 C6APY

Added at 2017-02-26 00:07:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 04.03.2017-11.03.2017
DXCC: C6
Callsign: C6APY

Berry Islands (NA-054) by John/M0IDA, Rob/M0VFC and Steve/M1ACB.
https://twitter.com/rmc47https://twitter.com/ItinerantHam



• 03.03.2017-11.03.2017 9X2AW

Added at 2017-02-26 00:07:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 03.03.2017-11.03.2017
DXCC: 9X
Callsign: 9X2AW

Harald, DF2WO.



• 03.03.2017-05.03.2017 9M4IOTA

Added at 2017-02-26 00:07:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 03.03.2017-05.03.2017
DXCC: 9M2
Callsign: 9M4IOTA

Tioman Island (AS-046) by members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team (KLDX).



• Amateur Radio Roundtable Live Tuesdays

Added at 2017-02-26 00:00:00

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



This week on Amateur Radio Roundtable, Rich
Richard Moseson, W2VU editor of CQ magazine
will be giving us a look into next month's
issue. Katie Allen, WY7YL will also be
talking to Robert Greenberg, W2CYK the
developer of the Worldwide Repeater
Directory and RFinder.



• NPR Board Approves Rate Hike for Member Stations

Added at 2017-02-25 17:25:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Size of the annual increases will depend on station revenue



• ZV2CV Couves Islands SA-028

Added at 2017-02-25 15:17:34

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



John PY2GTA informs DxCoffee readers:   “The New CabreuvaDx will be active from Couves Islands, IOTA SA-028, (valid for Brazilian Island Certificate DIB) 8 April (11:00UTC) to 9 April (14:00UTC) 2017. Operate on 2/10/15/20/40/80 meters in SSB, CW and Digit.   TEAM Leader PU2VCP , members PY2ALC, PY2GTA, PY2HP, PY2XIZ and PU2LEW   The Couves Islands open water Atlantic Ocean, never active. Many [...]



• GT4BRS Isle of Man EU-116

Added at 2017-02-25 15:05:07

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Glyn GW0ANA informs DxCoffee readers:  “Dear editor, Barry Amateur Radio Society, www.bars.btik.com Will be going on a “Holiday Style Club Dxpedition” to the Isle of Man (GD) From  15th April until 22nd April 2017. The call sign will be GT4BRS QSL via Manager DJ6OI The B.A.R.S. team is as follows. Glyn Jones GW0ANA, Phil King [...]



• Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 90

Added at 2017-02-25 10:07:52

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A recurring theme is that in the 'yea good ol' days of yore' Amateurs got real licenses and today anyone can get one in the back of a cornflake box



• ISWL Callsigns for March

Added at 2017-02-25 10:07:52

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2017



• 'Truth Matters. Facts Matter'

Added at 2017-02-25 10:07:52

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Cincinnati’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host a panel discussion titled, “Truth Matters. Facts Matter,” Thursday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester



• VK6WIA - NewsWest for Sunday, February 26, 2017

Added at 2017-02-25 10:07:52

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In this edition of NewsWest we bring you our traditional segments of Foundations of Amateur Radio and Roy's Helpline. We have advice of the WAVHF group's meeting and the upcoming HARGfest. A round up of Amateur Radio snippets, activity at Ham College, some QRP DX action and an update on DMR repeaters



• Amateur Radio and frequency sharing studies

Added at 2017-02-25 10:07:52

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



WIA News reports on an information resource on the Amateur and Amateur Satellite Services used by those engaged in frequency sharing studies



• Disaster preparedness: APRO to use ham radio

Added at 2017-02-25 10:07:52

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



To add teeth to the disaster preparedness, Assam Police Radio Organisation (APRO) has decided to fall back on the use of amateur radio



• Garcia discovers two positives about Tecsun PL-880 sleep timer

Added at 2017-02-25 10:00:53

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Garcia (PU3HAG), who writes: Not sure if you noticed this before, for me it was a glad surprise how well the sleep timer works on Tecsun PL-880. To use the sleep timer, you press the power button for a about 2s-3s until you see the timer, using the tuning […]



• Augusta Amateur Radio Association to Host WinterFest

Added at 2017-02-25 00:02:07

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Augusta Amateur Radio Association's 21st annual WinterFest will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road, in Augusta. The event will feature a radio -- and computer -- related flea market (tables are free on a first-come, first-served basis), meetings for the various local ham nets (Seagull, Pine Tree, Slow Speed) and ARRL coordinated exams for all classes of amateur licenses.



• Judge Rejects Cumulus Refinancing Plan

Added at 2017-02-24 21:45:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Stock down 25% Friday after deeper drop



• Reminder: “Afternoon On The River” via WRMI Friday at 2200 UTC

Added at 2017-02-24 21:15:57

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following reminder: On Friday February 24th (today) starting at 2200 UTC and going until 0100 UTC on Saturday February 25th, the local afternoon program “Afternoon On The River” From KIYU 88.1 Galena, Alaska will be broadcast via the WRMI transmitter on 15770 kHz for […]



• Two Amateur Radio CubeSats Carrying Transponders Set for Future NASA Launches

Added at 2017-02-24 20:34:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Two satellites with Amateur Radio transponder payloads have been selected for future NASA launches.AMSAT reports that the TJREVERB CubeSat, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder. The University of Washington-Seattle’s HuskySat-1 has a 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder and was developed by st...



• New Section Manager Appointed in West Virginia

Added at 2017-02-24 20:23:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Dan Ringer, K8WV, will become West Virginia’s Section Manager starting on March 1. He has been appointed to succeed Phillip Groves, N8SFO, who is stepping down for personal reasons after serving since July 2015. Ringer, an attorney who lives in Morgantown, will serve the remainder of the current term of office, which ends on September 30.An ARRL Life Member, Ringer serves as an Assistant Sectio...



• Wheatstone Names SCMS as Exclusive PR&E Dealer in U.S.

Added at 2017-02-24 17:53:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Bob Cauthen's dealership had played a similar role for GatesAir



• Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 2052 for Friday, February 24, 2017

Added at 2017-02-24 16:46:58

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2052 for Friday, February 24, 2017 is ON THE AIR!!!



• VK6WIA -- NewsWest, 26 February 2017

Added at 2017-02-24 16:46:14

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In this edition of NewsWest we bring you our
traditional segments of Foundations of
Amateur Radio and Roy's Helpline. We have
advice of the WAVHF group's meeting and the
upcoming HARGfest. A round up of Amateur
Radio snippets, activity at Ham College, some
QRP DX action and an update on DMR repeaters.



• Foundations of Amateur Radio -- #90

Added at 2017-02-24 16:45:35

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



A recurring theme is that in the "yea good
ol' days of yore" Amateurs got real licenses
and today anyone can get one in the back of a
cornflake box. What with the demise of Morse,
those pesky multiple-choice questions instead
of a written exam, these new Amateurs really
are not contributing to the hobby and really
should be told in no uncertain terms that
their pursuit of the hobby is meaningless
until such time as they upgrade and tug their
forelock in the process.



• Propagation Forecast Bulletin #8 de K7RA

Added at 2017-02-24 16:44:52

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



At 0124 UTC on February 22 Australian Space Weather Services issued
a geomagnetic disturbance warning for February 22-24: "The effect of a high speed solar wind stream from a recurrent
coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity to active
levels from 22 to 24 February with the possibility of minor storm
periods on 23 and 24 February. "Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coronal hole high
speed wind stream from 23-24 February 2017.



• New Section Manager Appointed in West Virginia

Added at 2017-02-24 16:44:07

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Dan Ringer, K8WV, will become West Virginia's Section Manager
starting on March 1. He has been appointed to succeed Phillip
Groves, N8SFO, who is stepping down for personal reasons after
serving since July 2015. Ringer, an attorney who lives in
Morgantown, will serve the remainder of the current term of office,
which ends on September 30.



• FCC Grants 100% Foreign Control of US Broadcasters

Added at 2017-02-24 15:37:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



The FCC's Media Bureau has granted a petition by a pair of Australian citizens to control 100% of broadcast stations (four radio stations in Alaska and Texas).
..



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2017-02-24 15:04:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



At 0124 UTC on February 22 Australian Space Weather Services issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for February 22-24.“The effect of a high speed solar wind stream from a recurrent coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity to active levels from 22 to 24 February with the possibility of minor storm periods on 23 and 24 February.Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coron...



• Loudness Normalization for Radio: Guidelines and Practice

Added at 2017-02-24 14:22:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



The path toward greater listener comfort — and, perhaps the end of radio's loudness wars



• The W6LVP magnetic loop antenna

Added at 2017-02-24 12:21:17

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Troy Riedel, who asks: Just curious if you or anyone you know have any experience with Magnetic Loops from W6LVP? […]Here’s his eBay page – 458 feedbacks and 100%. Thank, Troy! I’ve never used the W6LVP loop, but the price–in comparison with other wideband mag loop receive antennas–is very […]



• Disney Research demonstrates open-air wireless charging

Added at 2017-02-24 10:08:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Disney Research has invented a new method of wirelessly charging mobile devices that could someday allow amusement park patrons to walk about freely while also getting their mobile devices charged



• Radio ham remembered in West Donegal

Added at 2017-02-24 10:08:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Donegal Democrat newspaper reports on plans to remember radio amateur Manus McClafferty EI7EQ who provided a link to Mir Space Station during the collapse of the Soviet Union



• ARISS contact re-scheduled for two schools in France

Added at 2017-02-24 10:08:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



As announced in the preceding bulletin, an International Space Station contact has been planned for astronaut Thomas Pesquet FX0ISS with Ecole primaire Elie Desplan, Boissières, France and Marie Castang, Saint Dionisy, France



• Assembling the BITX-40

Added at 2017-02-24 10:08:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Dave Casler KE0OG has released a new video about building the popular BITX-40 7 MHz SSB QRP transceiver kit



• Ofcom ending ham radio monthly statistics?

Added at 2017-02-24 10:08:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has not provided any monthly amateur licence statistics since the first week in November



• ARISS opens window for proposals to host contacts with space station crew

Added at 2017-02-24 10:08:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from schools and formal or informal educational institutions and organizations - individually or working in concert - to host Amateur Radio contacts next year with ISS crew members



• NeoScreener Comes to Smartphones and Tablets

Added at 2017-02-24 09:19:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Is an iOS/Android app that runs on smartphones, tablets and gives full lines control to show hosts



• This weekend: UBA DX contest CW, REF SSB and CQ 160 SSB

Added at 2017-02-24 04:00:38

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



This weekend: UBA DX contest CW, REF SSB and CQ 160 SSB



• Disaster Preparedness: APRO to Use Amateur Radio

Added at 2017-02-24 00:05:36

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



GUWAHATI, Feb 23 - To add teeth to the disaster preparedness, Assam Police Radio Organisation (APRO) has decided to fall back on the use of amateur radio, also known as ham radio. The APRO is already working on a plan to regroup trained ham radio operators once again after the Government of India lifted the ban on its use recently. At a seminar organised by APRO on 'Restoration of Communication in a Disaster Scenario - Role of First Responder' here today, Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay opined that the use of conventional and simple gadgets should never be done away with completely as they are easy to handle in times of crisis. "Disaster has increased both in number and gravity. Therefore, preparing for the 'unknown unknowns' is very crucial from the perspective of disaster preparedness, especially when all the communication channels might run out of order. Trained ham radio operators could come in handy at such times," Sahay said. Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) Kula Saikia dwelt at length on the significance of developing infrastructure independent communication system, which may prove to be the most effective and the only medium of communication at times of crisis. "When all the conventional setups run out of order at the time of disaster, it is the infrastructure-free communication that may prove to be crucial," Saikia said. On ham radio, he urged the APRO to regroup the system.



• Vice President's Message Comes Through as UAE Satellite Begins Operations

Added at 2017-02-24 00:04:57

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



A message by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, is being beamed across the world from space as the first to be transmitted by the UAE's Nayif-1 satellite. Nayif-1 was launched last week from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India and is being tracked by a team of scientists at a control centre at American University of Sharjah. The country's first nanosatellite is transmitting the message in Arabic which reads: 'The renaissance of peoples, nations and civilizations starts with education; and the future of nations starts at their schools.' Nayif-1's main mission objective is to send and receive messages on amateur radio frequencies. The nanosatellite boasts a number of advanced features, most notably it is programmed to transfer messages in Arabic. Amateur radio operators as far as Japan and Chile have received data from Nayif-1, originating from its ground station at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and relayed via the satellite. Ham radio operators in Spain, Sweden, Haiti, the US, and even those out to sea, took to twitter to say they were receiving the satellite's message loud and clear. Fatma Lootah, deputy project manager of Nayif-1 at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, said the transmission was a landmark moment for the team. "There is a large community of amateur radio operators and if Arab operators get this message in their own language I think a lot of them will be inspired," said Ms Lootah. At AUS, seven engineering students collaborated with the space centre in the designing, building, testing and operating of Nayif-1. Abdulla Al Shehhi, one of the students who worked on the project for over a year, said Wednesday was a proud moment. "It's an incredible feeling and I hope the message communicates to others, whether they are radio operators or students, that nothing is impossible," said the 24-year-old mechanical engineering graduate.



• The March/April Issue of QEX is Hot Off the Press!

Added at 2017-02-23 21:27:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The March/April 2017 issue of QEX will be arriving at mailboxes soon. In this issue . . .•    David M. Drumheller, K3WQ, explains how to model antennas made from angle stock, wires cages, tape measures and other unconventional conductors.•    Rick Peterson, WA6NUT, shows how FDMA technology can be used for new sound card modes.•    Brian Machesney, K1LI, and Tony Brock-Fisher, K1KP, use polar m...



• Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Inducts Eckert and Wright

Added at 2017-02-23 21:24:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



98th and 99th inductees



• VORW Radio International expands with shortwave broadcast to Australia

Added at 2017-02-23 20:48:59

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, John from VORW Radio International, who writes: My weekly radio show “VORW Radio International” has now expanded with additional transmissions to Europe and even a transmission to Australia! Each broadcast features a mixture of my commentary and listener requested music. You’ll hear a great variety of music in this program, from […]



• CKZU unlikely to return to shortwave

Added at 2017-02-23 20:19:50

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow, who writes: From DXLD today in case you missed it . Well at least CKZN St. Johns [also on 6160 @ 1kw] is still on (last I checked) , the one I can hear at my QTH. *************************************************** Bad news re: CKZU 6160 Khz Volodya S Fellas, […]



• New RX7300 adds receive-only antenna port to Icom IC-7300

Added at 2017-02-23 20:16:37

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: Southgate ARC) New receive antenna socket for IC 7300 IHSG and Vibroplex/INRAD announce the release of a new accessory product for the Icom IC-7300 which provides a receive antenna socket on the rear of the radio. The INRAD model RX7300 allows the user to add a receive-only antenna jack to the Icom IC-7300. This […]



• Amateur Radio Balloon to be Part of K2BSA Activities at 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Added at 2017-02-23 18:25:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



A high-altitude Amateur Radio balloon, K2BSA-11, will be launched from the 2017 National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in West Virginia. The balloon is expected to reach an altitude of 48,000 feet and will transmit on 144.390 MHz APRS. An onboard GPS/computer will shift APRS frequencies based on the balloon’s location around the globe.Carrying out the July 20 launch from the Summit Bechtel Res...



• DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #8

Added at 2017-02-23 18:22:39

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KK9A, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites. Thanks to all.



• Just Ahead In Radiosport

Added at 2017-02-23 18:22:24

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Just Ahead In Radiosport:



• Orlando HamCation a Hit, Posts New Attendance Record

Added at 2017-02-23 18:22:14

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



When Orlando HamCation hosted the ARRL
Southeastern Division Convention on February 10-12, it posted a new
attendance record. As a result of its growing popularity, the Orlando
show may now be the third largest ham radio gathering in the world --
behind the JARL Tokyo Ham Fair, with an estimated 37,000 attendees in
2016, and Hamvention, which attracts some 25,000 visitors each May.
This year, HamCation logged a record 19,000 attendees, up by 2,000 from
last year and moving it ahead of Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen, Germany.



• HAARP Goes Classical During New Experimental Campaign

Added at 2017-02-23 18:21:49

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The just-concluded run of ionospheric investigations conducted from
Alaska's High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) observatory -- quite likely the most
powerful HF transmission facility in the world -- revived the latent
shortwave listener (SWL) lurking within most radio amateurs. Operating
under Part 5 Experimental license WI2XFX, HAARP this month even aired
some classical music as it conducted its first scientific research
campaign since being taken over 18 months ago from the military by the
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute.



• The Doctor Will See You Now!

Added at 2017-02-23 18:21:20

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



"HF Loop Antennas" is the topic of the just-released episode of the"ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast.
Listen...and learn!



• MARS Refocuses Its Mission, Encrypts Data Nets

Added at 2017-02-23 18:20:57

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Today's Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) program has changed
markedly from what it was just a few years ago. So says US Army MARS
Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, who contends that MARS must adapt
in order to remain relevant and useful to its sponsor, the US
Department of Defense (DOD).



• ARISS Opens Window for Proposals to Host Contacts with Space Station Crew

Added at 2017-02-23 18:20:35

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from schools and
formal or informal educational institutions and organizations --
individually or working in concert -- to host Amateur Radio contacts
next year with ISS crew members. The window to submit a proposal is
open through April 15. ARISS anticipates that contacts will take place
between January 1 and June 30, 2018. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits
will determine the exact contact dates. Proposal information and
documents are on the
ARRL website.



• Winter Cycle Section Manager Election Results Announced

Added at 2017-02-23 18:20:27

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Four candidates for Section Manager (SM), including one incumbent,
outpolled challengers to win 2-year terms beginning on April 1, while a
second incumbent was defeated in a run for a new term, and one
candidate ran unopposed to succeed an incumbent who did not run again.
Ballots in contested races in the winter election cycle were counted
and verified on February 21 at ARRL Headquarters.



• W4CWV, and W4LKM, Memorial Scholarship Endowed

Added at 2017-02-23 18:20:09

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



A new scholarship has been endowed, honoring the memory of Homer V.
Thompson, W4CWV, and Annette P. Thompson, W4LKM, the ARRL Foundation
has announced. The scholarship will be funded through an initial
$50,000 gift from an anonymous donor.



• Texas Club Distributes Copies of Ham Radio for Dummies to Schools, Libraries

Added at 2017-02-23 18:19:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club in Athens, Texas, has purchased and distributed copies of Ham Radio for Dummiesby ARRL Contributing Editor Ward Silver, N0AX, to area schools and libraries. The book now is in its second edition.Financed in part by a grant from LDG Electronics, the club determined to place a copy of the book in nearly every school and public library in the tri-county area aro...



• In Brief...

Added at 2017-02-23 18:17:53

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Summits on the Air Activation the Hard Way: A radio amateur in the UK,
Colin Evans, M1BUU, attained Summits on the Air (SOTA) Mountain Goat status on January 28 on the
summit of Whernside, the highest peak in Yorkshire, but he took an
unusual approach by waiting until after he reached the summit to
construct his station equipment. He had taken along a 20-meter QRPme
RockMite kit, a homebrewed key kit, a vertical antenna kit, and a
gas-powered soldering iron.



• Getting It Right!

Added at 2017-02-23 18:17:28

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The article, "Oldest, Longest-Licensed US Ham, Educator Charles
Hellman, W2RP, SK," in the February 9 edition of The ARRL Letter
contained an incorrect call sign for Mr. Hellman's late brother. Robert
Hellman was W2IIU.



• Youthful BY70-1 CubeSat Builders: We’ll be Back!

Added at 2017-02-23 18:14:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



As its Amateur Radio FM transponder satellite BY70-1 was poised to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, its developers, China’s Amateur Youth Space Program, said it will be mounting future missions. The 2U BY70-1 CubeSat was built by Beijing Bayi High School students.“We hope more amateur youth space program will be brought to you in the near future!” the students said in a February 17 statement on the...



• Winter SWL Fest Set for March 2-4

Added at 2017-02-23 17:59:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The 30th annual North American Shortwave Association Winter SWL Fest will take place March 2-4 in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes. Enthusiasts of everything from HF broadcasting, AM band broadcasting, VLF, scanning, satellite TV, and pirate broadcasting are welcome.Visit the Winter SWL Fest website...



• This Support System Is Not Just Strong, It’s Rigid

Added at 2017-02-23 17:49:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Here’s how the folks at Mountain Country secured their monitors cost-effectively



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