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Reminder: FT8 “DXpedition Mode” Test Set for March 6

ARRL - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:03am

The WSJT Development Group will conduct a field test of the new FT8 “DXpedition Modethis evening, March 6 (in North American time zones). FT8 DXpedition mode is a feature included in the second beta version of WSJT-X 1.9.0 (v 1.9.0-rc2). It’s designed to enable DXpeditions to make FT8 contacts at very high rates. The public test run of FT8 DXpedition Mode will simulate a rare DXpedition pileu...

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3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team: We’ll Be Back

ARRL - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:43pm
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ICQPodcast Episode 261 - Amateur/Ham Radio Book Review - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:12am

ICQPodcast Episode 261 - Amateur/Ham Radio Book Review
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
We would like to thank our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate. News stories include:- Ada Lace Book Features Ham Radio Experimental Homebrew Equipment ...

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FCC Questions Answered On Live Show: - eHam - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

FCC Questions Answered On Live Show: - eHam
eHam.net Article: FCC Questions Answered On Live Show: - This week Tom, W5KUB, talks with Martin Jue, K5FLU, on several topics. Hambot will give away a Digital Multi-Meter to some lucky viewer, and Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZCH, retired Special Counsel to ...

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MARS Team Provides HF and Amateur Radio Communication Training on USNS Mercy

ARRL - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 5:59pm

On February 21, contractor Tim Millea, AJ7UU, and MARS Volunteer Doug Smith, W7KF, embarked on the USNS Mercy from San Diego to Hawaii. Their mission during the first leg of the voyage has been to conduct Technician and General class Amateur Radio classes for more than a dozen military and civilian personnel crewing the Mercy; and to provide training in military HF communication procedures.

The ...

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Did Fusion GPS's Anti-Trump Researcher Avoid Surveillance With A Ham Radio? - The Federalist

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:22am

The Federalist

Did Fusion GPS's Anti-Trump Researcher Avoid Surveillance With A Ham Radio?
The Federalist
Did she develop an overwhelming middle-aged desire to talk to geeks over the radio? It is apparent that, between her own professional experience and her marriage to a top DOJ official, she was well aware of the ability of the National Security Agency ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:16am

We’ve seen many days with no sunspots over the past year, especially in more recent times. Periods with more than three days of blank sun include January 4-11, 2017, March 6-20, 2017, May 9-15, 2017, June 9-12, July 18-24, October 8-14, October 16-20, November 1-13, November 19-24, December 1-5, December 13-19, December 28, 2017 through January 3, 2018, January 20-29, 2018, and February 18-25. ...

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Online Registration Ends on April 1 for 69th Annual International DX Convention

ARRL - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:05pm

Online registration for the 69th annual International DX Convention at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California, ends on April 1 (early registration ends on March 15). The event is sponsored by the Southern California DX Club.

The International DX Convention is the world’s foremost DX convention, and top DXers from around the world will be there. Forums and seminars will be available...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 2:10pm
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ARRL January VHF Contest Preliminary Results Posted

ARRL - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 2:00pm

The ARRL Contest Branch has posted the preliminary results of the ARRL January VHF Contest to the Contest Results page of the ARRL website, www.arrl.org/contest-results-articles (select 2018 events, scroll down to January VHF).



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Youngsters on the Air Spawns Nordics On The Air Camp

ARRL - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:53pm
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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:00am

“Adding an Amplifier to your Station” is the topic of the latest (March 1) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone ...

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Alan Thompson is still a ham - Mountain Democrat

Google News of the Day - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:01pm

Mountain Democrat

Alan Thompson is still a ham
Mountain Democrat
When Thompson was 11 years old growing up in his family home in Placerville he earned his novice-class amateur ham radio license, giving him the distinction at the time of being the second-youngest ham radio operator in the United States according to a ...

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ARRL Requests Expanded HF Privileges for Technician Licensees

ARRL - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:25pm

ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. The FCC has not yet invited public comment on the proposals, which stem from recommendations put forth by the ARRL Board of Directors’ Entry-Level License Committee, which explored various initia...

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NTIA Targets Portion of 3.4 GHz Band for Potential Wireless Broadband Use

ARRL - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:19pm

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has identified 3450 to 3550 MHz for potential wireless broadband use. Amateur Radio has a secondary allocation of 3300 to 3500 MHz, sharing the spectrum with government radars; the popular “weak-signal” frequency is 3456.1 MHz. The NTIA oversees the use of spectrum by federal government agencies.

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