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• This weekend: Hungarian DX Contest

Added at 2017-01-20 04:00:44

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



This weekend we take note of the Hungarian DX contest where it is possible to take part on SSB, CW or mixed on the HF bands including 160 meters.



• CEPT Meeting Makes Progress on WRC-19 Agenda Items Affecting Amateur Radio

Added at 2017-01-19 21:33:00

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



Progress was made regarding World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) agenda items of interest to Amateur Radio when European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Conference Preparatory Group Project Team D (PTD) held its second meeting January 10-12 in Helsinki, Finland. According to International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 President Don Beattie, ...



• Citing a diminishing audience, US to close Iranawila Station in Sri Lanka

Added at 2017-01-19 21:12:07

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: US Embassy in Sri Lanka) The United States values its strong relationship with Sri Lanka and our bilateral partnership over the past 60 years. The Iranawila shortwave station, managed by an independent U.S. agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), is an example of this partnership. The shortwave station has transmitted Voice of America […]



• SBE Introduces EAS Advisory Group

Added at 2017-01-19 19:10:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Larry Wilkins will serve as chairman



• RFE expose au Salon de la Radio

Added at 2017-01-19 17:43:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Parmi les produits présentés figureront le codec multifonction IPA 200 AoIP et l’émetteur FM compact 6 kW



• HD Radio and the Case for ROI

Added at 2017-01-19 17:32:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Here’s what I learned in researching this frequent question for our latest eBook



• Radio Advertising Bureau Adds Two to Board

Added at 2017-01-19 17:29:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Darren Davis and Suzanne Grimes will serve on the RAB board for 2017



• Final Stage Auction Rule Met at $18.2 Billion

Added at 2017-01-19 17:29:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Assignment phase to follow



• Univision Chooses Lara

Added at 2017-01-19 17:29:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



New general manager of digital, content and entertainment



• DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #3

Added at 2017-01-19 16:54:08

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
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 2017-01-19 16:53:53

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Just Ahead In Radiosport:



• New Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives

Added at 2017-01-19 16:53:31

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



H.R. 555 -- a
new "Amateur Radio Parity Act" bill -- has been introduced in the U.S.
House of Representatives. The bill's language is identical to that of
the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which passed in the House late last summer
but failed to gain the necessary support in the waning days of the US
Senate.



• ARRL Asks FCC for New 5 MHz Band, Retain Channels and Current Power Limit

Added at 2017-01-19 16:53:21

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



ARRL has asked the FCC to allocate a new, secondary contiguous band at
5 MHz to the Amateur Service, while also retaining four of the current
five 60-meter channels and current operating rules, including the 100 W
PEP effective radiated power (ERP) limit. The federal government is the
primary user of the 5 MHz spectrum. The proposed action would implement
a portion of the Final Acts of World Radiocommunication Conference 2015
(WRC-15) that provided for a secondary international allocation of
5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz to the Amateur Service; that band includes
5,358.5 kHz, one of the existing 5 MHz channels in the US.



• ARRL Board if Directors to Meet in Connecticut

Added at 2017-01-19 16:52:16

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The ARRL Board of Directors will convene January 20-21 in Windsor,
Connecticut. The full Board gathering will be preceded by new Director
and Vice Director orientation and meetings of the Programs and Services
and Administration and Finance committees.



• Hams Upset as New Hotel Owner Wants Repeaters Removed from Roof

Added at 2017-01-19 16:51:56

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



A controversy has erupted on New York's Long Island, where the owner of
the Islandia Marriott -- soon to become a casino -- wants two Amateur
Radio repeaters and antennas removed from the roof of the hotel that's
been their home for nearly 30 years. Town of Babylon ARES Emergency
Coordinator and RACES Radio Officer John Melfi, W2HCB, said removing
the repeaters would severely hamper the ability of Long Island radio
amateurs to support communication in the event of a disaster or
emergency.



• The Doctor Will See You Now!

Added at 2017-01-19 16:51:16

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



"Meteor Scatter" is the topic of the latest (January 12) episode of the"ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast.
Listen...and learn!



• Maxim Memorial Station W1AW Receives Equipment Donations

Added at 2017-01-19 16:50:57

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Maxim Memorial Station W1AW has received equipment donations from
Heil Sound and Radiohaus/America.



• Hamvention Ready to Deal with Anticipated Traffic Flow at New Venue

Added at 2017-01-19 16:50:18

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Hamvention is ready to deal with the
anticipated heavy traffic flow when the event opens on May 19 at its
new location, the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia,
Ohio. Mike Kalter, W8CI, said the all-volunteer Hamvention organizers
have turned to professionals to address this aspect of the event.
Kalter, who is treasurer of the sponsoring Dayton Amateur Radio
Association (DARA), was interviewed last
week by DX Engineering's Tim Duffy, K3LR.



• Nebraska Sesquicentennial Celebration QSO Party Set for February, March

Added at 2017-01-19 16:49:44

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Radio amateurs in Nebraska will celebrate the state's 150th anniversary
during the Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration Week QSO Party, starting on Saturday, February 25, and
continuing until Sunday, March 6. That time period includes the actual
anniversary date, March 1.



• German Regulator Acts on More than 6,000 Instances of Interference in 2016

Added at 2017-01-19 16:48:38

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



German telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur
-- BNetzA) reports that it investigated and resolved more than 6,000
cases of radio interference in 2016. The agency reported that the
caseload was about the same as 2015's.



• Harry K. Wolf, W6NKT, SK at 107; May Have Been World's Oldest Active Ham

Added at 2017-01-19 16:47:52

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Harry K. Wolf, W6NKT, of Morro Bay, California, has died just a couple
of weeks short of his 108th birthday. Wolf may have been the oldest
active radio amateur in the US, if not in the world, although no
official records are maintained. Licensed since 1936, Wolf was an ARRL
member and a Life Member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association
(QCWA). Wolf was on the air daily, mostly on
40-meter CW.



• Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Recognized for Pioneering Work on SDR

Added at 2017-01-19 16:47:19

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, of Synergy Microwave Corp was invited to deliver
the sixth Sir J.C. Bose Memorial Lecture at the IEEE Hyderabad Section
on December 2 during a joint session of the IEEE MTT, AP, and EMC
Societies in Hyderabad, India. Rohde's talk was "Next Generation
Networks: Software Defined Radio -- Emerging Trends."



• In Brief...

Added at 2017-01-19 16:46:50

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



VHF Propagation Guru, DXer Patrick J. Dyer, WA5IYX, SK: VHF DXer and
propagation expert Pat Dyer, WA5IYX, of San Antonio, Texas, died in
mid-December. Licensed in 1963 and an ARRL member, he was 69. "Pat
contributed greatly to our understanding of sporadic E propagation,
through both his professional research at the Office of
Telecommunications in Boulder, Colorado, and later through his personal
observations," Les Rayburn, N1LF, said in a post to the VHF Contesting
reflector.



• Herrington sale features Grundig shortwave radios

Added at 2017-01-19 16:00:25

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Troy Riedel, for sharing a link to this sale at Herrington, where a number of Grundig models have been discounted. Looking through Herrington’s selection of Grundig radios, I feel the best deal is the Grundig Edition Field Radio above. It’s on sale for $99.95, but you must also account […]



• N0KC Wins the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

Added at 2017-01-19 15:49:00

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



The winning article for the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Small, Lightweight Switch-Mode Power Supply” by Ralph J. Crumrine, N0KC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page.Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.



• RFE to Exhibit at Salon de la Radio

Added at 2017-01-19 14:59:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Products on show will include the firm’s multifunction IPA 200 AoIP link and 6-kW compact FM transmitter



• ARRL Board of Directors Scheduled to Meet in Connecticut

Added at 2017-01-19 14:57:00

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



The ARRL Board of Directors will convene January 20-21 in Windsor, Connecticut. The full Board gathering will be preceded by new Director and Vice Director orientation and meetings of the Programs and Services and Administration and Finance committees.The prime topic on the agenda will be the new Amateur Radio Parity Act bill, H.R. 555, just introduced in the US House.In addition to discussing ...



• Harry K. Wolf, W6NKT, SK at 107; May Have Been World’s Oldest Active Radio Amateur

Added at 2017-01-19 14:52:00

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



Harry K. Wolf, W6NKT, of Morro Bay, California, has died. Just a couple of weeks short of his 108th birthday, Wolf may have been the oldest active radio amateur in the US, if not in the world, although no official records are maintained. Licensed since 1936, Wolf was an ARRL member and a Life Member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA). Wolf was on the air daily, mostly on 40-mete...



• Ross knows firsthand the importance of ABC/Radio Australia shortwave

Added at 2017-01-19 12:38:19

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Yesterday, we posted a news item regarding the importance of the ABC’s shortwave service to those working and living in the Australian Outback. It appears the ABC has no intention of reversing the decision in any meaningful way. A follow-up piece from The Guardian: The ABC has remained steadfast in its decision to scrap the shortwave radio service, despite […]



• Clear Cut Named Orban’s Latin America Distributor

Added at 2017-01-19 11:42:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Miami-based company to handle distribution for South and Central American countries, except Mexico



• Nouvelles fonctionnalités StudioCast

Added at 2017-01-19 11:12:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



AEQ et Wheatstone intégrés dans le système de captation/réalisation automatique



• Canvey Radio and Electronics Rally

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The 32nd Canvey Radio and Electronics Rally will be held on the 5th February 2017 at the Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island , Essex SS8 0JA



• Radio ham recognized for pioneering SDR work

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, of Synergy Microwave Corp was invited to deliver the sixth Sir J.C. Bose Memorial Lecture at the IEEE Hyderabad Section on December 2



• 2017 World Winter Universiade in Almaty Activity Days

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Association of Amateur Radio Services of Kazakhstan (AARSK) will conduct the activity days dedicated to the 2017 World Winter Universiade in Almaty



• Essex Skills Night now in it's 4th year

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Monday, January 16 was the first Skills Night of 2017, and attracted just under 60 visitors, including amateurs from London, Kent and Cambridgeshire



• New 'Amateur Radio Parity Act' bill introduced in US House of Representatives

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



H.R. 555 - a new 'Amateur Radio Parity Act' bill - has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill's language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which passed in the House late last summer but failed in the waning days of the US Senate to gain the necessary support



• Ofcom Call Sign change policy

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom have said that a radio amateur can apply for a different call sign if they change gender



• International Ham Stores Group gears up European hub

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



IHSG (International Ham Stores Group) one of Europe’s largest importers, distributors and retailers of ham and hobby radio products, announces the imminent completion of its main European hub which will bring dozens of global Ham Radio brands to all Ham Radio shops and stores through Europe at competitive prices



• Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Added at 2017-01-19 10:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A truly dreadful week with no stations getting 3 or more reports on Thursday. I may have to change the criteria to get into the list. It’s so bad that it’s not really possible to say which station was most popular



• TO7D & FG/F6ITD Desirade Island NA-102

Added at 2017-01-19 09:47:15

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Jean Pierre, F6ITD will be active from Desirade Island, IOTA NA-102, 19 January to 9 March 2017 as TO7D and FG/F6ITD. Active on HF bands and 6m SSB, QSL via home call.



• Community Broadcaster: The Selling of a College Radio Station

Added at 2017-01-19 00:43:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Pay attention to what you have or you might lose it



• DXpedition antenna testing: the Bonito Boni whip and a 240 metre barbed wire fence

Added at 2017-01-19 00:28:48

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



  Hi there, a few days ago I posted some reception videos comparing the performance of the Boni whip with a 30 metre longwire antenna at home, with a further check against the performance of the H field Wellbrook ALA1530 active loop. The conclusion of those tests was essentially confirmation that E field antennas don’t […]



• Nobel Laurate Joe Taylor, K1JT, W1AW/KP4, to Attend ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention

Added at 2017-01-18 19:42:00

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



Nobel Laureate and Amateur Radio software developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, will be an honored guest January 27-29 at the 5th annual ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention in Hatillo. Also on hand will be antenna designer Jim Breakall, WA3FET, who designed the HF Cassegrain feed for Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.Special event station W1AW/KP4 will be on the air as part of the festivities.Admission is...



• Ham Talk Live #48 -- Sunspots

Added at 2017-01-18 17:20:53

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



On the next episode of Ham Talk Live!, Carl
Luetzelschwab, K9LA, will be here to take your
questions about sunspot cycles and how they
affect radio propagation. Tune in Thursday
night at 9 PM Eastern time by going to
HamTalkLive.com. Once the show goes live, just
hit play!



• Several CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

Added at 2017-01-18 17:19:56

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Several CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads were placed into
orbit on January 16 from the International Space Station (ISS). Six
CubeSats delivered to the ISS in December were deployed from the
Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
(J-SSOD).



• Beasley Chooses Mazella at WMGQ

Added at 2017-01-18 17:13:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



New program director in New Jersey



• Blackburn Takes Aim at FCC Noncom Disclosure Decision

Added at 2017-01-18 17:13:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Bill would revoke portions of larger item adopted last January



• APRE Opens Nominations for Engineering Achievement Award

Added at 2017-01-18 17:13:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



2017 winner will be recognized at the Public Radio Engineering Conference in Las Vegas



• Radio Preps for 2017 Presidential Inauguration

Added at 2017-01-18 16:57:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



AoIP is the order of the day as ISDN dwindles in the rear-view mirror



• Several CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

Added at 2017-01-18 15:43:00

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



Several CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads were placed into orbit on January 16 from the International Space Station (ISS). Six CubeSats delivered to the ISS in December were deployed from the Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD).Satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads included ITF-2, Waseda-Sat-3, AOBA-Velox-3, and TuPOD (including Tancredo-1). Univ...



• Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles Emerson, N4OKL, SK

Added at 2017-01-18 15:41:00

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



Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles “Charlie” Emerson, N4OKL, of Huntsville, Alabama, died on January 14. An ARRL member, he was 71.“Charlie had come to be the face and voice of Huntsville Hamfest,” said a statement issued by the Huntsville Hamfest Board of Directors. “Huntsville Hamfest was Charlie's pride and joy, and he never missed an opportunity to promote the show or ham radi...



• This Is Lego NPR …

Added at 2017-01-18 13:39:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



The ultimate donation premium?



• Broadcast Devices Releases Digital/Analog Switcher

Added at 2017-01-18 13:39:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Eight-channel model handles AES3 digital audio and analog audio



• Radio Enthusiasts 'Hams' Put Their Skills to the Test

Added at 2017-01-18 12:11:25

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Members of the Kings County Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) gathered over the holidays to test their operating skills in an international contest. Also known as 'Hams,' amateur radio enthusiasts communicate around the world using a wide variety of frequencies and techniques. Sponsored by Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the national amateur radio organization of Canada, the RAC Winter Contest took place Dec. 16-17. It's a fun event that encourages Canadian amateurs to contact other amateurs across the country and around the world, and to wish them a merry Christmas and happy new year. This time, KCARC received permission to use the special call sign, VE1RAC, for the contest. Several members of the KCARC gathered at the station of Fred (VE1FA) and Helen (VA1YL) in Canard to assist with voice and Morse code contacts. While nasty weather and poor road conditions kept many club members at home on the opening night of the contest, better conditions the following night permitted them to get out to operate, socialize and enjoy the camaraderie of the club.



• Listen With Your Eyes: One in Five of Us May 'Hear' Flashes of Light

Added at 2017-01-18 12:11:13

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



One in five people is affected by a synaesthesia-like phenomenon in which visual movements or flashes of light are “heard” as faint sounds, according to scientists. The findings suggest that far more people than initially thought experience some form of sensory cross-wiring -- which could explain the appeal of flashing musical baby toys and strobed lighting at raves. Elliot Freeman, a cognitive neuroscientist at City University and the study’s lead author, said: “A lot of us go around having senses that we do not even recognise.” In the study, published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, 40 participants were presented with pairs of either visual or auditory Morse-code like patterns, and had to decide whether each pair contained the same or different sequences. Participants were then asked whether they were aware of hearing faint sounds accompanying the flashes.



• Outback workers fight closure of ABC’s shortwave service

Added at 2017-01-18 12:01:47

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributors Phil Brennan and London Shortwave for sharing the following story from The Guardian (my comments follow): ‘It’s essential’: outback workers fight ABC decision to ditch shortwave radio For some living and working in Australia’s outback, shortwave radio is the only way they can listen to the ABC – and their […]



• The WIA Merit Awards – in recognition of achievers

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Wireless Institute of Australia through its Merit Award program recognises those who have made a worthy contribution to Amateur Radio



• High-latitude Aurora alert

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A large crescent-shaped hole in the sun's atmosphere is facing Earth, and it is spewing a stream of high-speed solar wind



• Type approval in South Africa

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The SARL submitted further documentation about Type Approval to ICASA in response to the discussions at the public hearing which took place last month



• WIA Elections, Nominations and Ballot

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The election of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Board of Directors by postal ballot will happen in March; the nomination of candidates closes with the Returning Officer on January 31



• Australian tests for a Mars mission

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Steady progress is being made towards Central Australia being used in April by a radio amateur for testing a wide area radio network on the planet Mars



• Further preparations for WRC-19

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A meeting has taken place in the past week in CEPT, which included agenda items considering matters of interest to the Amateur Radio Services at WRC19



• 5th ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention in a few days!

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Radio Amateurs are eagerly counting the few days left for the celebration of the 5th ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention on January 28-29, 2017 again from the Francisco Deida Coliseum in the city of Hatillo



• 5 MHz GB2RS News transmission time change

Added at 2017-01-18 10:07:07

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Due to ongoing propagation changes, the team of 5 MHz GB2RS Newsreaders have decided to revise the time of the Sunday afternoon GB2RS News bulletin in order to try and optimize reception conditions



• ChyronHego Taps Plessing as VP of Sales, Iberia

Added at 2017-01-18 09:30:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Previously served as sales manager for ChyronHego’s VidiGo Subsidiary



• BBC World Service Launches BBC Somali App

Added at 2017-01-18 09:15:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Radio programs and news headlines from Somali now available globally



• Reflections on Change

Added at 2017-01-17 18:41:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Lori Kesinger, the Administrative Assistant for IAAIS and Outreach Coordinator at the Audio-Reader Network in Kansas is the author of this piece with assistance from Stuart Holland, Past President ..



• Wireless Emergency Alerts Tested on National Mall

Added at 2017-01-17 17:49:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



FCC gave waiver to DC Homeland Security



• Trump Team Embraces FCC Remake Blueprint

Added at 2017-01-17 17:02:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Changes are a comin’ to the agency



• 9M4LI Lalang Island AS-072

Added at 2017-01-17 16:58:18

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Nazari 9W2NDQ informs DxCoffee readers: “Our Team will be active from Lalang island, IOTA AS-072, 3 to 5 February 2017 as 9M4LI QSL manager 9W2NDQ. Web page: https://www.facebook.com/9M4LI Thank You.” Nazari 9W2NDQ  



• P4/NE9U,P4/KK9K, P4/W9RE & P4/K1TO Aruba SA-036

Added at 2017-01-17 16:45:33

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Scott NE9U informs DxCoffee readers “NE9U, KK9K, W9RE and K1TO will be active from Aruba, IOTA SA-036, 9 to 23 February 2017 as P4/NE9U, P4/KK9K, P4/W9RE and P4/K1TO. Active in ARRL DX CW Contest in M/2 Category (call sign not received yet). QSL via home calls.”  



• PG400TH [Special Event Station]

Added at 2017-01-17 16:32:53

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Jan PA2P informs DxCoffee readers: “Dear HAM friends around the world, It is our pleasure to announce a special event station in the Gennep region (South-East Netherlands), celebrating the 400th anniversary of the town hall in Gennep city. The callsign for this event is PG4ØØTH. The team of Special Event Station PG4ØØTH is busy with the [...]



• Hamvention Ready to Deal with Anticipated Traffic Flow at New Venue

Added at 2017-01-17 14:41:00

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



Hamvention® is ready to deal with the anticipated heavy traffic flow when the event opens on May 19 at its new location, the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Mike Kalter, W8CI, said the all-volunteer Hamvention organizers have turned to professionals to address this aspect of the event. Kalter, who is treasurer of the sponsoring Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), ...



• VHF Propagation Guru, DXer Patrick J. Dyer, WA5IYX, SK

Added at 2017-01-17 14:35:00

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



VHF DXer and propagation expert Pat Dyer, WA5IYX, of San Antonio, Texas, has died. Licensed in 1963 and an ARRL member, he was 69.“Pat contributed greatly to our understanding of sporadic E propagation, through both his professional research the Office of Telecommunications in Boulder, Colorado, and later through his personal observations,” Les Rayburn, N1LF, said in a post to the VHF Contestin...



• New Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives

Added at 2017-01-17 13:42:02

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



H.R. 555 - a new "Amateur Radio Parity Act" bill - has been
introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill's language
is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which passed in
the House late last summer but failed in the waning days of the US
Senate to gain the necessary support. As with H.R. 1301, the new
measure introduced on January 13 in the 115th Congress was sponsored
by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), with initial co-sponsorship by Rep.
Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Rep. Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR). Walden now
chairs the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, to which the new
bill has been referred. H.R. 555 will get an initial airing in the
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. When H.R. 1301 came
up in committee, Walden spoke forcefully in favor of the measure,
which ultimately attracted 126 House cosponsors.



• RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Moved to Late August

Added at 2017-01-17 13:41:37

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



AMSAT reports that the launch date for RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been
moved to August 29, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up
the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the
Joint Polar Satellite System JPSS-1 mission.



• Southgate ARC: What Is a Balun and How to Make One Cheaply

Added at 2017-01-17 12:49:19

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: Southgate ARC) Ham Radio – What Is a Balun and How to Make One Cheaply A Balun is a transformer which allows coaxial cable, which is an unbalanced lead to be connected to a balanced load, for example a resonant aerial. The 1:1 balun is often called a choke balun, it works by eliminating […]



• Cloud-SDR: a remote access system for a number of popular SDRs

Added at 2017-01-17 12:29:55

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Sylvain (F4GKR), who writes: I am Sylvain, from Cloud-SDR, a new company selling software to get remote access to your existing SDR receivers through the Internet. Coud-SDR currently supports : SDRPlay, Perseus, BladeRF and AirSpy. LimeSDR to come when received and tested. client software is free (can be used […]



• Build a Raspberry Pi-powered SDR

Added at 2017-01-17 12:01:10

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jeremy Clark (VE3PKC), who writes: I have developed an SDR receiver that may be of interest to your readers. It can be used directly with the Raspberry Pi2B/3B. It comes in several versions DIP/SMD. Check out this MP4 movie: http://www.clarktelecommunications.com/images/rpizonia.mp4 I have two eBooks which are basically design manuals […]



• RadioDays Europe Announces Program Schedule

Added at 2017-01-17 10:27:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



With the released agenda comes a list of expected speakers for the March 19–21 convention



• Morse code torch signal helps man who broke his leg

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



An army reservist who broke his leg on a beach used Morse code with his torch to signal for help



• Ham Radio - What Is a Balun and How to Make One Cheaply

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A Balun is a transformer which allows coaxial cable, which is an unbalanced lead to be connected to a balanced load, for example a resonant aerial



• College OSCAR activity

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In 2008-2009 we used to have regular College Satellite Nights, where clubs active in our area of interest would get on the birds at the same time and give out contacts



• RadFxSat (Fox-1B) launch date moved to August 29, 2017

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The launch date for RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been moved to August 29, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats which will launch on a Delta II from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California



• Ham radio antennas under threat

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



News 12 reports on the controversy about a plan to take down ham radio towers from an Islandia hotel that's set to become Long Island's first casino



• Ivory Coast DXpedition

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Members of the Radio Club of Provins (F6KOP) is organizing a DXpedition to Ivory Coast to take place in March between 9-19th. The TU callsign is pending



• VE100VIMY commemorates Vimy Ridge

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



CBC News reports on radio amateurs who spread the word about Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917



• CEPT ECC Ham Radio Page

Added at 2017-01-17 10:07:13

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



CEPT ECC provides information on the Radio Amateur Services, CEPT deliverables and current activities in the WGFM Radio Amateur Forum Group



• World Radio Day 2017 Is Now Live 

Added at 2017-01-17 09:52:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



The sixth edition celebrates radio as a global medium for dialogue



• Netia accueille de nouveaux propriétaires spécialistes des médias

Added at 2017-01-17 09:52:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Et précise que cette acquisition lui permettra de se concentrer sur l’expérience utilisateur avec les meilleures pratiques du numérique



• Parity Act of 2017 Introduced -- HR 555

Added at 2017-01-17 00:46:30

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



According to ARRL, the Amateur Radio Parity Act has been reintroduced in the US House as of January 13, 2017, as HR 555:



• Amateur Radio Newsline Headlines for Ham Nation

Added at 2017-01-17 00:45:54

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Amateur Radio Newsline Headlines for Ham Nation:



• Ham Radio Operators Spread the Word About Battle of Vimy Ridge

Added at 2017-01-17 00:44:56

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Islanders reach thousands of operators around the world: Four Island amateur radio operators spent hours at the start of January spreading the word about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Industry Canada created a special call sign to mark the anniversary: VE100VIMY.



• RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Moved to Late August

Added at 2017-01-16 20:13:00

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



AMSAT reports that the launch date for RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been moved to August 29, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System JPSS-1 mission.RadFxSat features the Fox-1 style Amateur Radio FM U/V repeater, with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. Satellit...



• Sweden’s SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Reports “Successful” Christmas Transmission

Added at 2017-01-16 20:09:00

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



The old Alexanderson alternator SAQ at World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden was heard by more than 400 listeners on December 24, 2016, setting a new record.SAQ traditionally broadcasts at Christmas with the 1920s-era electro-mechanical transmitter that operates on 17.2 kHz. SAQ has released a report that summarizes the success and a map that shows the locations of those who heard SAQ...



• eBay Find: Sangean ATS-818 shortwave portable

Added at 2017-01-16 18:20:55

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



While browsing eBay a few moments ago, I noticed this Sangean ATS-818 which has a BuyItNow price of $30.00 + $15.00 shipping. If this would have been the ATS-803A/DX-440, I would have snatched it up in an instant if only for nostalgic reasons. I know many people that cut their teeth on the ATS-818 or […]



• Urban DXing: testing the Bonito Boni whip against a 30 metre longwire & the Wellbrook ALA15030

Added at 2017-01-16 17:38:59

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Hi there, if like me, you live in an urban environment, chances are QRM is having a negative impact on the quality of the signals you’re receiving at home. The presence of electrical noise makes antenna choice very important, particuarly if you’re planning to spend more than a few £££s on something more sophisticated than […]



• TM14AAW Antarctic [Special Event]

Added at 2017-01-16 17:12:16

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



François  F8DVD informs DxCoffee readers: Look for special event station TM14AAW to be on air on February 2017. Activity is to celebrate the 14th Antarctic Activity Week. All info on this event on www.waponline.it Operation will be made by François F8DVD from his Qth of Mâcon in the east part of France, 60 km North of [...]



• In-House or Third-Party Radio Transmission?

Added at 2017-01-16 17:03:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Some radio broadcasters transmit their signals directly to listeners, others pay third-party “transmission providers.” We look at both sides of the distribution equation



• DEVA Releases DB4402 Dual FM Monitoring Receiver

Added at 2017-01-16 15:24:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Features monitoring and logging capabilities as well as simultaneous audio streaming



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