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Secretive “Numbers Stations” Persist on HF

ARRL - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 1:08pm

For many years, unidentified radio broadcasts have been transmitting coded messages, using numbers, such as “6-7-9-2-6. 5-6-9-9-0.” Even today, tuning across the HF spectrum typically will yield a “numbers station,” a mechanical-sounding voice (male or female) methodically announcing groups of single-digit numbers for minutes on end. According to Radio World, you may have tuned into a spy agenc...

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AREDN Donates Mesh Networking Equipment to ARRL

ARRL - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:06am
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Mode Usage Evaluation: 2017 was “the Year When Digital Modes Changed Forever”

ARRL - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:08am

Club Log author and UK radio amateur Michael Wells, G7VJR, has reported that data compiled from 8,000 Club Log users indicates the proportion of FT-8 usage relative to other modes has risen dramatically since FT8’s introduction last year. Every few years, Wells has posted charts depicting mode usage on the amateur bands, based on log data uploaded to Club Log. Graphs he posted last week show th...

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PicSat requests Ham Radio assistance to capture/ upload telemetry - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:13am

PicSat requests Ham Radio assistance to capture/ upload telemetry
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
A description of the telemetry and related information are available on https://picsat.obspm.fr/data/telemetries?locale=en. This week the PicSat team requested amateur radio assistance to capture and upload telemetry packets from the satellite. Beacons ...

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Board Re-Elects Rick Roderick, K5UR, as ARRL President; Barry Shelley, N1VXY, is CEO-Elect

ARRL - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:00am

Incumbent ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has been re-elected by the League’s Board of Directors for a second term. The Board convened for its Annual Meeting January 19-20. President Roderick, the League’s 16th President, received 9 votes, while the only other nominee, New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, received 6 votes.

Current ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, was ele...

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Grid Chasers: Make Sure TQSL Includes Your Grid Square

ARRL - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:52am

ARRL International Grid Chase (IGC) participants are encouraged to make sure that that each Logbook of The World (LoTW) station location in TQSL includes your grid square. To check, open TQSL, click on Station Locations, then on Display Station Location Properties. If no grid square is indicated, click on Edit a Station Location and insert the grid square for that location.

If TQSL does not cont...

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Amateur radio classes start in February - Herald Review

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:18am

Amateur radio classes start in February
Herald Review
Amateur or ham radio has seen a marked resurgence in popularity as more people consider disaster preparedness. Electricity fails, cell phones don't always work, and the internet goes down. What to do? Ham radio has the motto: “When all else fails ...

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Loveland, looking for something to do this weekend? - Loveland Reporter-Herald

Google News of the Day - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:54am

Loveland, looking for something to do this weekend?
Loveland Reporter-Herald
Kids tickets $9. Call 1-877-544-8499 or visit budweisereventscenter.com. Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club's HAM Fest, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., McKee 4-H Building at The Ranch, 5260 Arena Circle, Loveland. Learn about ham radio with exhibits, demonstrations ...

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24-hour field event is next weekend - The Killeen Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:04pm

24-hour field event is next weekend
The Killeen Daily Herald
Radio waves will be crackling for 24 hours Jan. 27-28 as amateur radio enthusiasts couple with area agencies for the Emergency Management Winter Field Day. Gary Young, Copperas Cove deputy fire chief and emergency management coordinator, outlined the ...

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Schofield Radio Club hits new high - Aiken Standard

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:01pm

Aiken Standard

Schofield Radio Club hits new high
Aiken Standard
Schofield Middle School's Amateur Radio Club upped it frequency again. The club, which has placed first in national ham radio competitions against much larger schools, reached a new milestone Thursday. Four members of the club, called the Ram Ham Radio ...

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FCC Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown

ARRL - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:40pm

The FCC has issued a brief statement regarding its plans in the event of a partial government shutdown, which could start on January 20.

“In the event of a partial government shutdown, because of available funding, the Federal Communications Commission plans to remain open and pay staff at least through the close of business on Friday, January 26,” the FCC said.

This means the FCC will continue t...

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Ham Radio Course Scheduled - Oswego Daily News

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:44am

Ham Radio Course Scheduled
Oswego Daily News
FULTON – Starting on March 5, the Fulton Amateur Radio Club will host a 10-week course designed for Technician Class licensees who are interested in obtaining their General Class Amateur (Ham) Radio license. The class will meet on Monday evenings at 6 ...

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Come see how much you're needed - Monroe County Reporter

Google News of the Day - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 5:03pm

Monroe County Reporter

Come see how much you're needed
Monroe County Reporter
... care about being prepared (Monroe County Amateur Radio Society), those who care about literacy (Monroe County Adult & Community Education, Monroe Reads, Hubbard Alumni Association, Friends of Monroe County Library). Who do you care about? Monroe ...

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AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

ARRL - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:23pm

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds.

Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur ...

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Dugger Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Date Changed to February 17

ARRL - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:05pm

The Dugger Amateur Radio Club in Dugger, Indiana, has announced that the date of its hamfest has been moved to February 17 at the City Park Community Building, 840 Hicum Street, in Dugger. Talk-in will be on 147.775 MHz (136.5 Hz). Contact Jonathan Olvey, KD9AMN, for more information.

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Calling all quilters - seacoastonline.com - Seacoastonline.com

Google News of the Day - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:12pm

Calling all quilters - seacoastonline.com
Seacoastonline.com
The Evergreen Quilt Guild will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at St. David's Episcopal Church, Route 1, two miles south of Kennebunk Village. Evergreen Quilters usually meet the fourth Monday of each month, except July and December. Newcomers ...

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New Chinese Zhou Enlai Student Satellite Set to Launch

ARRL - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:45pm

The 2U Zhou Enlai CubeSat, developed with primary and middle school students in China, is expected to launch on January 19. The satellite is named after the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, who held office from 1949 until 1976. A report on the official Xinhua Net website said the CubeSat, constructed at Huai’an Youth Comprehensive Development Base in Jiangsu Province, has been t...

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Two More US Educational Organizations Move into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections

ARRL - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:26pm

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced the addition of two more educational organizations to the Phase 2 list to host an ARISS ham radio contact with an ISS crew member. The selected schools submitted proposals before the deadline last November and join the 13 schools and groups announced in mid-December. The two extra scheduling opportunities are special events,...

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