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Repurpose Frequency Selective Levelmeters for Ham Radio - Radio World

Google News of the Day - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:07pm

Radio World

Repurpose Frequency Selective Levelmeters for Ham Radio
Radio World
The limited frequency range (9 kHz–3.3 MHz) of Sierra 303B was not a deal-breaker, as I was interested in a receiver capable of receiving longwave, AM broadcast, amateur radio and the tropical shortwave bands. There's plenty of radio action to listen ...

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Happenings - Detroit Lakes Online

Google News of the Day - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:24pm

Happenings
Detroit Lakes Online
Amateur Radio Club: The April meeting of the Detroit Lakes Amateur Radio Club is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in the Icehouse restaurant, Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in ham radio or shortwave listening. A ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:26am

At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning.

“Earth is currently under the influence of a high-speed stream from a negative polarity equatorial coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity at Quiet to Active levels is expected and at times may reach up to Minor Storm levels if there are notable southward Bz periods.

INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EX...

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W6NBC Wins the April QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:00pm

The winning article for the April 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Ultra Simple 2-Meter Antenna" by John Portune, W6NBC. 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 May issue today.

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W5KUB to Stream Hamvention® 2018 Worldwide

ARRL - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:39pm
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Special Call Signs to be On the Air for 2018 FIFA World Cup, More Invited

ARRL - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:28pm

Special Canadian call sign VB18FIFA will be among those active around the world from June 1 to July 15 for a World Cup 2018 football Amateur Radio “marathon.” The event will be held during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Russia’s IARU member-society SRR is encouraging Amateur Radio organizations to field World-Cup-related call signs, preferably with “FIFA” (or “FWC” for finalist countries) a...

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“Horizons” is Next Mission for Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO

ARRL - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:10pm

 

European Space Agency Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO, will visit the International Space Station for the second time in early June. His “Horizons” mission is aimed at evoking exploration of the universe, looking far beyond Earth and broadening knowledge. His first mission was called “Blue Dot.”

A citizen of Germany, Gerst will launch on June 6 from Kazakhstan with US astronaut Serena Auñón-C...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:00am

“Microphones” is the topic of the current (April 12) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself,...

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Ham radio license changes in Norway - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:18am

Ham radio license changes in Norway
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Norway's communications regulator Nkom is consulting on changes to the amateur radio regulations. Among the planned changes is allowing 1 kW output at VHF/UHF for EME or Meteor Scatter operation. The previous limit for the VHF/UHF bands had been 100 or ...

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In the information age, radio retains its relevance - Echo News (press release)

Google News of the Day - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

Echo News (press release)

In the information age, radio retains its relevance
Echo News (press release)
Commercial and amateur radio played a crucial role in communication following the devastating 1964 earthquake. Broadcaster Genie Chance, on what was then 550 AM KENI, remained on the air for more than 35 continuous hours following the quake, with the ...

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5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND - News - MPNnow ... - MPNnow.com

Google News of the Day - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:07am

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5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND - News - MPNnow ...
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1 DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT THIS: The Rochester-based comedy group Polite Ink. Sketch and Improv will take their audience back to the Age of Reagan, Max Headroom and the A-Team with a 1980s tribute show, "Play It Back," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at ...

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FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Stepping Down

ARRL - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:25pm

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is leaving the Commission. She announced at the FCC’s April 17 meeting that it would be her last as a commissioner. She plans to leave before the Commission’s next scheduled meeting on May 10. Following her 2013 appointment by President Barack Obama, Clyburn served as acting FCC chair, the first woman to head the agency. A Democrat, she is currently serving a sec...

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Sweden’s SAQ LF Transmitter to be On the Air on May 1

ARRL - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:07pm

Low-frequency World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will transmit from Sweden on May 1 as participation in the European Route of Industrial Heritage’s “Work It Out” observance.

“As part of the event, we plan for the first SAQ transmission since 2016,” said Lars Kalland, SM6NM. The transmitter start-up will begin at 0930 UTC, with the transmission to follow on 17.2 kHz CW at 1000 UTC.

A li...

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International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day is April 26

ARRL - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:26am

“Girls Can Do ICT!” is the theme of International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) Day on April 26. An initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Girls in ICT Day aims to “create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT field,” the ITU said. International Girls in...

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John Lindsey: Discovery of radio waves eventually gives rise to hams - Santa Ynez Valley News

Google News of the Day - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:07am

Santa Ynez Valley News

John Lindsey: Discovery of radio waves eventually gives rise to hams
Santa Ynez Valley News
In a burst of brilliance in 1864, James Maxwell theorized that electromagnetic — radio and light — waves could travel through free space without the mythical “ether” or “quintessence.” A few years later, Heinrich Rudolf Hertz — the unit of cycles ...

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John Lindsey: Discovery of radio waves eventually gives rise to hams - Santa Ynez Valley News

Google News of the Day - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:07am

Santa Ynez Valley News

John Lindsey: Discovery of radio waves eventually gives rise to hams
Santa Ynez Valley News
In a burst of brilliance in 1864, James Maxwell theorized that electromagnetic — radio and light — waves could travel through free space without the mythical “ether” or “quintessence.” A few years later, Heinrich Rudolf Hertz — the unit of cycles ...

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ARRL Executive Committee to Meet on April 21

ARRL - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:43am

The ARRL Board of Directors’ Executive Committee (EC) will meet on Friday, April 21, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will chair the session.

In addition to reports from the President and the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear from General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, who will address FCC and regulatory issues. The EC wi...

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IARU President Extends Greetings for World Amateur Radio Day 2018

ARRL - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:00am

Wednesday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 93rd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), founded in Paris in 1925. Each year, WARD celebrates Amateur Radio’s contribution to society.

 

“World Amateur Radio Day is an opportunity for our member-societies to show our capabilities and promote the use of Amateur Radio, both on the air and through...

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