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LoTW Now Accepting FT4 Contacts

ARRL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:28pm

The latest TQSL update (Config.xml version 11.8), released on May 22, includes FT4 as a submode of MFSK. It also adds AISAT-1 and PO-101 in the satellite category.

As of May 23, 1,048,281,611 contact records have been entered into the system, resulting in 200,387,247 contact confirmations. LoTW has 118,328 users. 

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The Ever-Lasting Use For Amateur/Ham Radios - Nerd's Magazine

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:02pm
The Ever-Lasting Use For Amateur/Ham Radios  Nerd's Magazine

One of the few conversations isolated and lonely Wendy has in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is with a local ranger over a ham radio.

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'I have a network of friends all over the world': Ham radio operators talk the talk - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 8:00am
'I have a network of friends all over the world': Ham radio operators talk the talk  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A vibrant community of amateur radio operators, or “hams” here practice local and global communication, as well as public *service*.

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 8:00am
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Ham radio emergency communications in Odisha - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:52am
Ham radio emergency communications in Odisha  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

The Hindu reports members of Amateur Radio Society of Odisha (ARSO) want the state government to promote amateur radio.

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KQ6RS Wins the May QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:37pm

The winning article for the May 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “Identify and Track Down RFI” by Randy E. Standke, KQ6RS.

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 June issue today.

 

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FCC Re-Charters Technological Advisory Council for New Term

ARRL - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:14am

The FCC has re-chartered its Technological Advisory Council (TAC) for a 2-year term. Comprised of a diverse group of leading technology experts, the TAC provides technical expertise to the FCC to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies.

Greg Lapin, N9GL, will continue to represent ARRL on the TAC.

“The TAC will consider and advise the Commission on a vari...

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Springtime Section Manager Election Results Announced

ARRL - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:42am

In the only contested Section Manager election this spring, ARRL members in Utah have re-elected Mel Parkes, NM7P, as Section Manager for a new 2-year term of office that starts on July 1. Parkes, of Layton, received 481 votes; his opponent, Pat Malan, N7PAT, of South Jordan, received 233 votes. Parkes has served as Section Manager since 1999. Ballots were counted and verified at ARRL Headquart...

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Radio Club to host beginners class - Cleveland Daily Banner

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:04am
Radio Club to host beginners class  Cleveland Daily Banner

Amateur radio is a hobby and public *service* that is used every day to communicate across town, around the world – even reaching the International Space ...

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT May 25 - Walton Sun

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 3:00am
CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT May 25  Walton Sun

All area codes are 850 unless specified. Embroiderers' Guild: The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will have a luncheon and stitch-in ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 22 - Apalachicola Times

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 1:43am
COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 22  Apalachicola Times

All area codes are 850 unless noted. Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City ...

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Odisha govt should promote HAM radio enthusiasts, says operator group - The Hindu

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:00pm
Odisha govt should promote HAM radio enthusiasts, says operator group  The Hindu

Odisha government should promote amateur HAM radio enthusiasts in all blocks of Odisha to increase preparedness at the time of communication failure, ...

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Around Powell River: Community listings - Powell River Peak

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 2:31pm
Around Powell River: Community listings  Powell River Peak

Thursday, May 23 Malaspina Naturalists Club hosts Barbara Sherriff on her adventure exploring the geology and mysterious statues of Easter Island, plus a visit ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 22 - Houma Courier

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:09am
COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 22  Houma Courier

All area codes are 850 unless noted. Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City ...

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Educator, Author, Contester Fred Cady, KE7X, SK

ARRL - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:32am

Fred Cady, KE7X, of Bozeman, Montana, died on May 16. An ARRL Life Member, he turned 77 earlier this month. Cady was a professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Montana State University. He coauthored The Successful Ham Radio Operator’s Handbook with Vic DiCiccio, VE3YT. Cady also wrote several manuals on how to use Elecraft equipment.

Licensed in 1959, Cady earned a PhD in el...

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ITU Working Party 5A1 Completes Draft New Report on WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.1

ARRL - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 8:35am

Working Group 1 of ITU-R Working Party 5A completed work on the sharing and compatibility studies required for WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.1 during the meeting of WP 5A that concluded on May 9. The report, which began as a nine-page document in 2016, grew to 158 pages developed from 60 input contributions over a 3-year period. Working Group 5A1, responsible for amateur matters, is chaired by Dale Hugh...

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Ham radio operator sports 'hairtenna' - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:46am
Ham radio operator sports 'hairtenna'  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

The Xenia Daily Gazette reports on the 'hairtenna' worn by Kristen Andrews KB3OQV at Hamvention®

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ARISS at Hamvention shares excitement of space exploration and Amateur Radio - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:46am
ARISS at Hamvention shares excitement of space exploration and Amateur Radio  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

ARISS featured a display at their booth, shared with AMSAT, of the next generation hardware systems in development now.

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Yasme Foundation Designates Supporting Grant, Excellence Award Recipients

ARRL - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:11pm

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has awarded $5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and ARRL scholarship programs for 2019, and $5,000 in general support to World Radiosport Team Championship 2022 (WRTC 2022) in Italy and a second grant to sponsor the so-called “Widow’s Ball” during WRTC 2022.

The Yasme Foundation Board also announced Yasme Excellence Award winners....

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