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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:00am

“Zero Beating” is the topic of the new (July 19) 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, Joe...

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CQmaps is Reopen for Business: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:30am

CQmaps is Reopen for Business:
eHam.net
CQmaps originally operated from March of 2015 until November 2016 and provided the Amateur Radio community with the best in personalized ham radio maps available on the market. CQmaps shipped more than 2000 individual maps during that time and ...

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RadioShack “Express Stores” to Open in HobbyTown USA Locations

ARRL - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:52pm

According to a July 13 article in the New York Post, RadioShack is planning to open “express stores” within HobbyTown USA locations. The nearly century-old, twice-bankrupt retailer has signed a deal with HobbyTown USA to put a mini-RadioShack outlet in some 50 HobbyTown USA stores across the country that would sell items that might appeal to radio amateurs and experimenters. Those locations wil...

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US ARDF Champions Prepare for International Competition in Korea

ARRL - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:20am

Results of the 18th USA National Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) are now in the record books. Some of those who took part in that event now are hoping to win positions on ARDF Team USA, which will travel to Sokcho, Korea, in early September for the 19th ARDF World Championships. IARU rules limit national teams to three persons per age/gender category.

This year’s USA Nati...

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AMSAT-NA Mailing Corrected 2018 Board of Directors Ballots

ARRL - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:01am

Due to a printing error, the beige colored ballots mailed to AMSAT-NA members for the 2018 Board of Directors election on July 15, 2018, have been declared void; any such ballots received at the AMSAT-NA office will not be counted.

New ballots labeled "CORRECTED BALLOT 7/20/2018" and printed on yellow card stock are being mailed to all AMSAT-NA members. Vote for no more than three of the 2018 ca...

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Radio operators reach out to the world - The Augusta Chronicle

Google News of the Day - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:24am

The Augusta Chronicle

Radio operators reach out to the world
The Augusta Chronicle
Members of the Salkehatchie Amateur Radio Society (call sign KK4BQ) held their annual 22-hour Field Day on June 23 and 24, reaching more than 400 “HAM” radio operators both in the United States and abroad. The field day was held in coordination with ...

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Beyond Hobby: How Amateur Operators Are Turning Ham Radio Socially Useful - Outlook India (blog)

Google News of the Day - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:34am

Outlook India (blog)

Beyond Hobby: How Amateur Operators Are Turning Ham Radio Socially Useful
Outlook India (blog)
His home-made radio suddenly started to crackle and Ambarish Nag Biswas could hear muffled voices on his transceiver. It was past midnight and Ambarish, a key functionary a group of amateur radio operators headquartered near Kolkata, was just thinking ...

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Ham radio club prepares for disaster - Effingham Daily News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:01pm

Effingham Daily News

Ham radio club prepares for disaster
Effingham Daily News
He operates a HAM radio station with the call identification AI9F from his car and home. Huff is a seasoned amateur radio operator holding an Amateur Extra Class license, the highest license a amateur radio operator can achieve from the Federal ...
Milton Amateur Radio Club host radio eventSanta Rosa Press Gazette
Beyond Hobby: How Amateur Operators Are Turning Ham Radio Socially UsefulOutlook India (blog)

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Milton Amateur Radio Club host radio event - Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:44pm

Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Milton Amateur Radio Club host radio event
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
MILTON — The Milton Amateur Radio Club hosted an event July 14 drawing ham radio enthusiasts from Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties to shop and talk “ham.” The event, held at the Santa Rosa County auditorium, was filled with both vintage and ...
Beyond Hobby: How Amateur Operators Are Turning Ham Radio Socially UsefulOutlook India (blog)

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Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, Appointed General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019

ARRL - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:05pm

The Dayton Amateur Radio Board of Directors has appointed Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, of Springboro, Ohio, as the General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019. Gerbs, who served as Assistant General Chairman for the 2017 and 2018 Hamventions, succeeds Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, who served in the post for the 2017 and 2018 shows.

“Jack worked very closely with me the last 2 years and is very familiar with all aspects ...

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WRTC 2018 Teams Produce Amazing Contact Totals Despite Poor Conditions

ARRL - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:11pm

[UPDATED to reflect official, final scores.] A crack team of contesters from Lithuania has won the gold medal in World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018), held over the weekend in Germany. Operating as Y81N, Gedas Lucinskas, LY9A, and Mindis Jukna, LY4L, topped the real-time scoreboard for much of the event, which is held as a competition within a contest in conjunction with the IARU...

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Shop AmazonSmile on Prime Day and Help Support ARRL!

ARRL - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:56pm

Amazon Prime Day is here! Deals started at 3 PM EDT (1900 UTC) today, July 16 and run through Tuesday, July 17. Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. As you browse the great deals available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile, choosing the ARRL as your charity of choice.

With every qualifying purchase you make through AmazonSmile, Amazon...

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Parkland Amateur Radio Club field day held - Preeceville and the Sturgis Review

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:12pm

Preeceville and the Sturgis Review

Parkland Amateur Radio Club field day held
Preeceville and the Sturgis Review
It is for such scenarios that the local Town Office has a record of licensed ham radio operators," said Hein Bertram, amateur ham radio operator. Nine radio hams got together on the farm of radio amateur Bob Drayer and his wife Lorraine for the annual ...

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ARRL Represented at IEEE Symposium in Boston

ARRL - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 3:18pm
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Friedrichshafen Emergency Communications Gathering Hears Reports

ARRL - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 2:32pm

IARU Region 1 Emergency Coordinator Greg Mossup, G0DUB, has posted a report on the Emergency Communications Meeting held at June’s Ham Radio event in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Mossup said some 20 emergency communicators attended the June 1 meeting, sponsored by the IARU.

“After the introduction and Region 1 report, there were interesting presentations followed by a good exchange of information i...

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ARRL Announces Two Career Opportunities at Headquarters

ARRL - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:28am
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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 7:24am

As of Thursday, July 12, there have been no sunspots visible for 16 days consecutively.

Spaceweather.com pointed out that to find an equally long stretch of no sunspots, we must look back to November 2009 when we were emerging from the deepest solar minimum in a century. At the lowest of the low activity in 2008, the sun was blank for 52 consecutive days, they reported, and that seems to be from...

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WRTC 2018 Call Signs Will Be Y81A through Y89U

ARRL - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 5:34pm

WRTC 2018 organizers today officially announced the list of call signs to be used during the World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) competition that gets under way at 1200 UTC on Saturday, July 14. The call signs to be used will be Y81A through Y89U.

Y##-prefix call signs, once used by radio amateurs in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) were inherited by the Germa...

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