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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 9:00am

“RF Loss” is the topic of the latest (May 10) 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, Joel H...

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Ham radio at EMF 2018 - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:54am

Ham radio at EMF 2018
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
There will be amateur radio villages at the Electromagnetic Field event in Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire August 31-September 2. The AMSAT Village will have a special event station GB0AUK that will be demonstrating reception of satellite ...

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Sweden’s New Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SM4HCF, Visits Pentagon

ARRL - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 2:02pm

Sweden’s Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SM4HCF, visited Washington, DC, this week on the invitation of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. A radio amateur since 1975, Hultqvist had previously served as chairman of the Defense Committee in Sweden’s parliament before become Minister of Defense in 2014. Professionally, he is a journalist and reporter. Secretary Mattis welcomed Hultqvist and F...

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Spokane DX Association Co-Founder, Honor Roll DXer Daniel Hearn, N5AR, SK

ARRL - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 1:58pm

One of the three founders of the Spokane DX Association, Dan Hearn, N5AR (ex-W5LHP), of Deer Park, Washington, died on April 27. An ARRL member, he was 92. According to Steve Sala, K7AWB, Hearn “had the highest tower in Spokane County.” An Oklahoma native, Hearn was a #1 Honor Roll DXer, with 377 all-time entities confirmed. Hearn served in the US Army during World War II, later earning a BS in...

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The June Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

ARRL - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:00am
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Library Lagniappe: New River Ridge Library is open for business - The Advocate

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:15am

Library Lagniappe: New River Ridge Library is open for business
The Advocate
HAM RADIO: The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group will hold a nine-night Amateur Radio Technician course beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the River Ridge Library, 8825 Jefferson Highway. Students will take the national accreditation test on ...

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Third Public Test of FT8 DXpediton Mode Deemed a Success

ARRL - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:52pm

The third public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode on May 5 is being called a success. The goal of the exercise was to simulate a rare DXpedition pileup on FT8 by having many stations (“Hounds”) calling and trying to work a designated pseudo DXpedition station (“Fox”).

“A number participants and would-be participants reported that propagation was spotty, at best,” said Joe Taylor, K1JT, on behalf of t...

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Hams prepare for annual field day - Kaufman Herald

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:09pm

Hams prepare for annual field day
Kaufman Herald
... 40 members from the tri-county area. It maintains a VHF and UHF repeater system that provide hand-held radio coverage to hams in the lake area, and mobile and base coverage throughout the three counties. CCARC participates in the National Weather ...

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Support ARRL When Shopping for Mother’s Day

ARRL - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:08am

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice. With every purchase you make at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL. This helps the League to extend its reach in public service, advocacy, education, technology, and membership. Make Mom smile, get her somethi...

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May 8 is Amateur Radio Day in Puerto Rico

ARRL - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:01am

May 8 is Amateur Radio Day (Día del Radioaficionado) in Puerto Rico. In his proclamation, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló Nevares cited the Amateur Radio response in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, which provided emergency communication on behalf of the American Red Cross as part of the federal government response, and efforts to restore electrical ...

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ARRL Asks FCC to Protect Amateur Radio Millimeter-Wave Bands

ARRL - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:00am

ARRL has asked the FCC to avoid authorizing developmental technologies in two Amateur Radio bands above 95 GHz that some radio amateurs may not be unaware of. The ARRL commented on May 2 in response to a Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Order (NPRM&O) in ET Docket 18-21, released in February. The so-called “Spectrum Horizons” proceeding seeks to make the bands above 95 GHz “more readily acces...

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Nick Magnuson, 27, St. Cloud - WJON News

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:57pm


Nick Magnuson, 27, St. Cloud
Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home. Nick was born September 5, 1990 in California to James and Diane “Staggs” Magnuson. The family moved to St. Cloud when Nick was an infant and he spent his life in the area. He graduated ...

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Radio club meeting Saturday features program on readiness - Athens Daily Review

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:20pm

Athens Daily Review

Radio club meeting Saturday features program on readiness
Athens Daily Review
Each June, ham radio operators around the world practice their skills and operate their communications and emergency power equipment. The event is called Field Day. Club members and individual amateur radio operators leave the comfort of their home ...

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Ham radio class being offered at Lafayette Science Museum - KATC Lafayette News

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:38pm

KATC Lafayette News

Ham radio class being offered at Lafayette Science Museum
KATC Lafayette News
Lafayette Science Museum with the support of Acadiana Amateur Radio Association (AARA) will be offering a six-week ham radio course every Tuesday at 5:30 pm starting May 8, 2018, at the science museum. After the successful completion of the test, the ...

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ARRL Announces 2018 QST Antenna Design Competition

ARRL - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:35pm

The 2017 QST Antenna Design Competition was such a success that ARRL is doing it again this year, with a special twist. The 2018 competition challenge is to design the best LF, MF, or HF antenna for limited space applications. Entrants should send their best designs for evaluation according to the competition rules. Even designs that don’t win a prize might still be eligible for publication in ...

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ARRL Foundation Announces New Endowed Scholarship

ARRL - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:13pm

The ARRL Foundation has announced a new scholarship, the Joel R. Miller (W7PDX) and Martha C. Miller STEM Scholarship. The ARRL Foundation will administer the scholarship, endowed through the generosity of Joel R. Miller, W7PDX, and Martha C. Miller, of Portland, Oregon. The scholarship is intended to provide funding toward the educational expenses of an Amateur Radio licensee residing in the A...

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Special Prefix Call Signs Available upon Application to Honor Royal Wedding

ARRL - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 1:12pm

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) reports that individual UK radio amateurs who wish to celebrate the royal wedding on May 19 may apply to telecoms regulator Ofcom for a Notice of Variation (NoV) to temporarily use the Regional Secondary Locator “R” after the UK call sign prefix. NoVs would be valid only from May 19 until May 21, 2018. These call signs will start with “GR,” “MR,” or “2R...

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Historic NSS Call Sign to be Reactivated for Naval Radio Station’s 100th Anniversary

ARRL - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:02am

Historic US Navy call sign NSS will be reactivated during the 100th anniversary of the former Naval Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland. Members of the US Naval Academy Radio Club (W3ADO) and the Potomac Valley Radio Club (W3GRF) will return the historic call sign to the air during the Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test this coming weekend.

NSS operations from...

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Old-fashioned craft - Russellville Courier

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:58am

Russellville Courier

Old-fashioned craft
Russellville Courier
Andy Anders, who retired from the position of head of the Department of Music at Arkansas Tech University, now operates ham radios and crafts pressed printings while also spending time with his wife, Lou Anne Anders, and his Yorkshire terrier, Duffy ...

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