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

ARRL News - 10 hours 41 min ago

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 on January 19-and 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,...

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Grid Chasers: Make Sure TQSL Includes Your Grid Square

ARRL News - 10 hours 49 min ago

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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Measures The Loss In Coax Connectors and 100 Feet of RG8X by W6LG

QRZ Now - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:36pm

Jim W6LG uses a signal generator and a panadapter to measure the loss in 30 coax connectors at 14 and 52 mhz down to a fraction of a db. You might be surprised at the results.

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The first edition of Stealth Antennas quickly became the ‘must have’ antenna book for everyone who wasn’t living in acres of land. T... Read more

ANTENNA CAROLINA WINDOM ® 160 October 15, 2015 No comments

Specifications Frequency Coverage 160 – 6 meters + 30, 17, 12 WARC Gain As much as 10 dBd* reported at most installations Radiator Length Horizo... Read more

EID175 Antenna Rotor – Eidolon from Norway June 25, 2016 No comments

*sorry about quality image 1.244,0 Eur Weight: 21 kg   Read more

W8AMZ 80-6m OCF Dipole / Windom Multi-Band Antenna w/ 4:1 Balun November 25, 2015 No comments

Introducing the W8AMZ 80–6m OCF / Windom Multi-Band Antenna using a 4:1 Balun and rated for 2 KW. The SWR is generally below 1.5:1 on 6, 10, 20, 40... Read more

Arduino Mega2560 based Antenna Rotator Controller June 08, 2016 No comments

by Vinod Es “Well after a long time I am back with a new project ! This is an attempt to build an Antenna rotator controller using Arduino Mega... Read more

VHF Icom’s RMS-Net Radio Management System Explained July 09, 2015 No comments

Icom UK are pleased to provide this introduction to its RMS-Net Radio Management System which integrates desktop PCs, Icom hand portables, base statio... Read more

TYT MD-9600 Dual Band DMR Digital Mobile Radio (UHF/VHF) July 07, 2017 No comments

Now you can go digital on the road with the TYT MD-9600 DMR Digital Mobile Two Way Radio! The MD-9600 gives you the crystal clear, noise-free audio of... Read more

Like Father, Like Son: Michigan Ham Wraps Up Grid Master Award December 29, 2014 No comments

Satellite enthusiast Doug Papay, KD8CAO, of Zeeland, Michigan, has worked all 488 US grid squares via satellite and has been granted Grid Master Award... Read more

The Ten Cent Modification You Can Do to Double Your Radio’s Range July 21, 2015 No comments

by David Spero Some things in life you can never have too much of.  But for this article, we’ll concentrate just on radio range/efficiency! There are... Read more

Yaesu announced the FT-70DR March 21, 2017 No comments

Yaesu FT-70DR C4FM FDMA / FM 144/430 MHz DUAL BAND 5W Handheld Transceiver The FT-70DR is a compact System Fusion transceiver providing both conventio... Read more

Equipment LDG RT-600 Remote Tuner October 31, 2015 No comments

LDG RT-600 LDG has announced the RT-600 remote tuner. The RT-600 is a 600 watt PEP coax in / coax out remote tuner designed to be placed near the feed... Read more

Audio Amplied Speaker Microphone designed for the Elecraft KX 2 and KX3 transceivers June 06, 2017 No comments

Elecraft radios have acheived excellence in quality and design for the fast growing market of QRP Portable Operators. The AlexMic is a Audio Amplied S... Read more

Hilberling HPA-8000B-54 Power Amplifier May 08, 2017 No comments

HPA-8000B-54 1kW Out Linear Amplifier 1.8 … 54 MHz Amateur Radio Bands 160 / 80 / 40 / 30 / 20 17 / 15 / 12 / 10 / 6 m All-Mode AM / FM / SSB /... Read more

DB1NTO APRS Transceiver November 12, 2015 No comments

DB1NTO APRS Transceiver After a few months of development, I can now imagine the presumably world’s smallest APRS transceiver. It is not only ab... Read more

ACOM A1200S 1.8 – 54MHz Power Amplifier September 27, 2017 No comments

ACOM A1200S  Five inch (5”) (108x65mm) high resolution color display, 800×480 pixels and 24-bits colors. The final stage uses field effect (MOSFE... Read more

App - Mobile US Amateur Radio Band Plan for Android May 06, 2015 No comments

    US Amateur Radio Band Plan A clean native app that’s sole purpose is to provide amateur radio operators a simple and easy to use f... Read more

A New App Visualizes the Radio Waves All Around Us December 07, 2015 No comments

Radio Waves The modern world is awash in a sea of radio waves — currents of electromagnetic radiation upon which our digital lives depend. What if you... Read more

Ham Radio License Exam Preparation for Iphone and IPad September 11, 2015 No comments

  Get Your Ham Radio License You are only 35 questions away from getting your Ham radio license. The questions come from a pool of questions publ... Read more

Shortwave radio distributes smartphone apps June 22, 2016 No comments

Imagine being able to download an app…without the internet. Well, it’s finally happened, thanks to shortwave radio. Broadcasting Board of Governors (B... Read more

DroidRTTY – RTTY for Ham Radio App Android January 08, 2015 No comments

  Ham Radio App DroidRTTY is an application to decode and encode Ham Radio RTTY with the build in microphone/speaker or wired to your radio. A wa... Read more

Review Ham College 34: Reactance Demonstrated November 01, 2017 No comments

General Amateur Radio Exam part 5. Volunteer Examiners, good operator practices. Reactance demonstration. Read more

Baofeng BF-F8HP Dual Band UHF/VHF – 8 Watt output [ Video ] July 11, 2015 No comments

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All WX Solar Powered Amateur Radio Field Station Update 01 December 29, 2017 No comments

“Hello Operators. I’ve received so many questions about the solar powered Field Station, I thought It would be a good time to publish an u... Read more

Introducing the RSP1A SDR from SDRPlay December 02, 2017 No comments

“The folks at SDRPlay were nice enough to send me their new RSP1A SDR. Some very significant upgrades come with this new model. Any of you still... Read more

KN-Q7A SSB 20m QRP Ham Radio Transceiver Kit April 16, 2016 No comments

KN-Q7A SSB 20m QRP Are you tired of building pixie kits, rockmites, and other entry levelham radio transceivers that just end up sitting on the shelf... Read more

C3S-JK – 2 Elements on 20M / 2 Elements on 15M / 2 Elements on 10M / 12 Foot Boom

QRZ Now - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:08pm

The C3S-JK (Tribander) has been re-designed, optimized & Improved from the very popular Force 12 Tribander

Here are the important changes/features from the classic design ….

1. The feed point for 20M, 15M & 10M are connected using a transmission line, the same way as the JK-MidTri & JK-BigTri.

2. The mast mount position is right at the center of the antenna at 72″.

3. The overall gain and swr on all bands is consistent & provides excellent performance.

Price : US$795.00 **

Approx wt. = 39 lbs

Wind Area “C” = 5.82 Sq. Ft

                  “G” = 10.47 Sq. Ft

Projected Area  = 8.72 Sq. Ft

Max Wind Speed = 100 Mph

Max Turning Radius = 19.5 Ft

Feedpoint = Direct 50-Ohm

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); VHF Alinco FM Mobile Monoband Transceivers DR-135TMKIII January 05, 2016 No comments

Alinco FM Mobile Monoband Transceivers are the perfect choice for Amateur Radio operators. Whether you desire 10 meters, 6 meters, VHF, UHF or extende... Read more

Yaesu FT1DR C4FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Digital Handheld Transceiver February 14, 2015 No comments

  The introduction of our Yaesu FT1DR 12.5 kHz C4FM/FDMA 144/430MHz Dual Band Digital Handheld Transceiver ushers in The Dawn of a New Digital Co... Read more

D4C / B VHF 144Mhz Beacon listen in Ireland ( EI ) May 21, 2015 No comments

      EI3KD and EI4DQ both spotted our 2m beacon from qth locator IO51 for a distance of almost 4200 km. At 15.11 Z of May 20th,2015 rs... Read more

3D Hologram Hytera DMR Radio Demo August 18, 2016 No comments

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F-600A Dual mode FDMA DPMR analog digital walkie talkie with GPS in-bulit June 29, 2015 No comments

F-600A Quick Details Place of Origin: Fujian, China (Mainland) Brand Name: Creation Walkie Talkie Model Number: F-600A Digital Walkie Talkie Type: Han... Read more

Equipment Hambuilder All Band Trx Full set (RTC03+BritX+HBRF01+20WPA) fully assembled August 01, 2017 No comments

Hambuilder HBR8HF HF transceiver full set board and parts This is an assembled and tested board set for build fully operated HF All band transceiver c... Read more

Remote Shack by MFJ RBC-212 November 19, 2014 No comments

Remote Shack RBC-212 is a remote base controller equipped with two link input ports. One radio control port and two multi-function ports each on the A... Read more

PiHPSDR Controller – Apache Labs September 27, 2016 No comments

The PiHPSDR Controller is a stand-alone interface for the ANAN/OpenHPSDR Hermes SDRs, it is ideal for mobile applications and for users who prefer phy... Read more

HF Linear 2KW HF2015DX – Chinese November 18, 2015 No comments

HF2015DX RF Linear amplifier  coverd 1.8-30MHz amateur band , using Chinese FU728F ceramic tetrodes  working at  Class AB1 Input:30-40W  output:2000W... Read more

EXPERIMENTAL SWRX January 26, 2017 No comments

The Stampfl receiver is still in its experimental stadium and is not, comparable to a KWZ-30, Reuter or Perseus receiver. But an Assembly kit for the... Read more

Digital Modes JTDX – Videos and Guides – FT8- JT65 – JT9 – T10 – WSPR January 08, 2018 No comments

  JT DX JT65 – JT9 – T10 – FT8 – WSPR Guides JTDX_User_Manual_EN_2018_01_08.pdf – (English language by VK7YUM with... Read more

JT-DX 18.1.0.30 with FT8 mode ! Released December 08, 2017 No comments

JT-DX Download JTDX means “JT & T modes for DXing”, it is being developed with main focus on the sensitivity and decoding efficiency,... Read more

New Digital Modes Changing Complexion of Bands and Perhaps of Ham Radio November 02, 2017 No comments

The wave of software-based digital modes over the past several years has altered the atmosphere of the HF bands. Some suggest the popularity of modes... Read more

Everybody’s Trying the New FT8! November 02, 2017 No comments

“FT8 is the newest weak-signal mode from Joe Taylor, K1JT, and friends. It operates very much like JT65 but is four times faster and more automa... Read more

Goodbye FT8, Hello Olivia, The Magic HF Digital Mode October 24, 2017 No comments

“So many people have started using FT-8 on HF, but they leave all the other modes to die off, like Olivia. Olivia isn’t new, but it offers... Read more

Review Yaesu FT DX 1200 [ Videos ] November 01, 2015 in: Review No comments

Yaesu FT DX 1200   Read more

News FCC Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown January 19, 2018 No comments

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... Read more

New Chinese Zhou Enlai Student Satellite Set to Launch January 19, 2018 No comments

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 aft... Read more

AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day January 18, 2018 No comments

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with th... Read more

Permanent WSPR beacon in Antarctica Now on the Air January 18, 2018 No comments

The DP0GVN WSPR now is in operation from the German Neumayer III Research Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. The i... Read more

Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success January 18, 2018 No comments

A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to inf... Read more

Interview VA3MW, from Flex Radio talks to us about 4 new models of SDR HF Radios January 16, 2018 No comments

Michael Walker, VA3MW, from Flex Radio talks to us about 4 new models of SDR HF Radios that are about to be released, and some cool new features they... Read more

A Note to Members from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR January 15, 2018 No comments

In the last few weeks, the ARRL’s Board of Directors has been the subject of an organized misinformation campaign. It is being orchestrated by a group... Read more

Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92 January 15, 2018 No comments

Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research Organisation (... Read more

Ham radio CubeSat launch success January 13, 2018 No comments

CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were among the 31 satellites successfully launched on January 12 at 0359 UT on the ISRO PSLV-C40 mission from... Read more

FCC Cites Auto Dealership for Causing Harmful Interference to Cell Phone Site January 10, 2018 No comments

The FCC Enforcement Bureau called on a North Dakota auto dealership “to stop operating devices that are causing interference to licensed radio operati... Read more

FCC Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown

QRZ Now - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:52pm

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 to accept and process Amateur Radio license applications and grants at least for another week. During the 16-day 2013 government shutdown, the FCC retained eight employees “to conduct interference detection, mitigation, and disaster response operations.” Only one “senior management official” was left in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau — which oversees Amateur Radio.

Source:ARRL

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The Rotator Illuminator Kit December 27, 2014 No comments

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MIDI LOOP – 3,5 a 14,5 MHz January 13, 2015 No comments

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Review More Antenna questions and Coax – Ham College 25 January 31, 2017 No comments

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Icom 7300 WSJT-X Combined With HRD and JT-Alert February 13, 2017 No comments

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Baofeng BF-F8HP Radio Review August 05, 2015 No comments

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FT-8, The New HF/6m Digital Mode, Introduction For Beginners July 31, 2017 No comments

Steve (K9AN) and I have developed a potential new mode for WSJT-X. We’re  calling the mode “FT8” (Franke-Taylor design, 8-FSK modulation). FT8 is desi... Read more

A review of the Elad FDM-S2 software defined receiver December 02, 2014 No comments

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Equipment Solar Power Pack Pro 60 July 20, 2015 No comments

Solar Power Pack This bundle includes everything you need to get the most out of the revolutionary EnergyBar 250. Charge it with the power of the sun... Read more

X-Series Signal Analyzers – UXA Signal Analyzer, 3 Hz to 50 GHz March 10, 2016 No comments

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English-Made, Low-Cost GPS-Locked Precision Frequency Reference Now Available in USA September 15, 2015 No comments

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ALPIN 200 – LINEAR AMPLIFIER HF 2KW December 04, 2014 No comments

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Review Sending CW With a Straight Key–Morse Code January 21, 2017 No comments

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The Coax Connection: Interview with Ray Nelson, N1MPD (#AD 83) July 23, 2017 No comments

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Retired Librarian Who Was Maine’s First Woman Radio Amateur Turns 108 September 26, 2016 No comments

Mary Cousins, ex-W1GSC, who was the first woman in Maine to obtain an Amateur Radio license, celebrated her 108th birthday on September 20. Now a resi... Read more

December 24, 2016 No comments

“This week I’m reviewing the Openspot by Shark RF. No images to hunt down, It runs D-Star, DMR & Fusion all in one box. Don’t fo... Read more

mcHF SDR QRP RS-918 Review August 30, 2017 No comments

RS-918SSB Main Features Spectrum Dynamic Waterfall Display Multiple Working Modes: Receive,Transmit,Tune,VFO,SPLIT DSP Digital Signal Processing Noise... Read more

App - Mobile US Amateur Radio Band Plan for Android May 06, 2015 No comments

    US Amateur Radio Band Plan A clean native app that’s sole purpose is to provide amateur radio operators a simple and easy to use f... Read more

HF Beam Antenna Calculator for Iphone and Ipad January 06, 2015 No comments

  Antenna Calculator The Maidenhead & HF Beam Antenna is a useful utility to calculate the the Maidenhead LOCATION as well as HF Elements’ s... Read more

Ham GeoTool APP November 13, 2015 No comments

A tool all-in-one for the radio amateur in Portugal and Spain created for personal use but at the last JOTA / JOTI, was released at the request of som... Read more

Koch Morse Trainer Pro – Android App January 12, 2015 No comments

  Take your morse code to the next level with Koch Morse Trainer Pro. The only trainer that supports prosigns (procedural signals) and non-english cha... Read more

EchoLink for iOS version 2.2 is now available February 09, 2017 No comments

Photo:K5TRA EchoLink for iOS version 2.2 is now available in the App Store. This is a 64-bit build that is fully compatible with iOS 10 and modern iOS... Read more

News FCC Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown January 19, 2018 No comments

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... Read more

New Chinese Zhou Enlai Student Satellite Set to Launch January 19, 2018 No comments

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AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day January 18, 2018 No comments

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Permanent WSPR beacon in Antarctica Now on the Air January 18, 2018 No comments

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Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success January 18, 2018 No comments

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Interview VA3MW, from Flex Radio talks to us about 4 new models of SDR HF Radios January 16, 2018 No comments

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FCC Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown

ARRL News - 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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Icom IC-7850/7851 Firmware Update (Version 1.2)

QRZ Now - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:28pm

Icom have released a firmware update for the IC-7850/7851 HF Amateur Radio transceivers.

The firmware update provides the following improvements:

• A combination of [MIC] and [USB] is now selectable for the Modulation input connector selections in the SET MODE.
• The optional RC-28 directly connected to the IC-7850 or the IC-7851 can now be used as a desktop dial.
• Other performance improvements.

This firmware can be downloaded from the following URL from the Icom Inc website:

www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/firm

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Antenna XR3-NV | HIGH PERFORMANCE 14 ELEMENT 20 / 15 / 10 METER MULTI-MONO CONTEST YAG June 03, 2016 No comments

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80m or 160m Reduced Half Sloper Antenna by W8AMZ January 28, 2015 No comments

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New ! BIG TAJFUN 1000 144 MHz – 1KW July 27, 2015 No comments

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Icom ID-4100A – 50W VHF/UHF Dual Band February 18, 2017 No comments

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Slide Lock for Ham Radios April 24, 2015 No comments

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ICOM ID-51A-PLUS2 Handheld Transceivers September 18, 2016 No comments

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Equipment PowerGenius XL – RF amplifier [ Brochure and Video ] February 16, 2017 No comments

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ECOFLEX 15 is a flexible low-loss coaxil cable March 14, 2017 No comments

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The ACOM 3x2000A May 20, 2015 No comments

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The ZN-HKR is new for 2015 by N3ZN April 14, 2015 No comments

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Digital Modes JTDX – Videos and Guides – FT8- JT65 – JT9 – T10 – WSPR January 08, 2018 No comments

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JT-DX 18.1.0.30 with FT8 mode ! Released December 08, 2017 No comments

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Everybody’s Trying the New FT8! November 02, 2017 No comments

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Goodbye FT8, Hello Olivia, The Magic HF Digital Mode October 24, 2017 No comments

“So many people have started using FT-8 on HF, but they leave all the other modes to die off, like Olivia. Olivia isn’t new, but it offers... Read more

Review QRP Rig Comparison , FT817 / X108G / X5105 / mcHF RS-918 September 25, 2017 No comments

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ARRL Audio News - January 19, 2018

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:45am
ARRL Audio News - January 19, 2018

Xiegu X5105 QRP HF SDR Radio by K6UDA – Review

QRZ Now - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:56am

MFJ is the exclusive North American Distributor of this new ultra-portable multimode HF transceiver.  

Features a built-in highly efficient automatic antenna tuner, split frequency XCVR function, RIT receive fine tuning, NB noise suppressor, NR digital noise reduction, number notch, and computer-aided control functions.  

Super lightweight and portable, you can take it anywhere! The X5105 is equipped for desktop or handheld use and covers all modes HF + 6-Meters, SSB/CW/AM/FM/RTTY/PSK-31.  

Everything You`re Looking For! That`s what you get with XIEGU`s all-new X5105 ultra-portable multimode QRP transceiver marketed exclusively in the US by MFJ. Compare feature by feature, and you`ll quickly realize it`s like carrying a sophisticated full-sized station transceiver with you — in your  pocket!

Here are some of the many reasons why you`ll want a X5105:

 

    • General coverage receiver, 500 kHz to 30 MHz — plus 6 Meters 5-watts output, all bands, from 160 to 6 Meters (1.5-W AM).

 

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    • Size: 6-5/8″ W x 3-5/8″ H x 1-7/8″ D Weight: 2.1 pounds

 

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QRZ Now - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:42am

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 transported to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, where a CZ-11 solid-fuel rocket will put it into orbit Friday.

 

“Twenty teenagers who participated in the development project accompanied the transport group to the launch center and will witness the lift-off,” Xinhua said.

 

The satellite appears to be the HA-1 satellite coordinated with the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to carry an Amateur Radio FM voice transponder and aerospace science education projects. According to the IARU Amateur Satellite Coordination pages, the HA-1 CubeSat is equipped with an Amateur Radio repeater and slow-scan television (SSTV) component, with an SSTV beacon that will post date, time, temperature, and location information on an SSTV frame.

The satellite has a downlink in the band 435-438 MHz, and an uplink in the band 144-146 MHz. Telemetry will be 9.6 k BPSK on 437.350 MHz. The FM voice downlink will be on 436.950 MHz, and the uplink is 145.930 MHz.  

Source:ARRL

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QRZ Now - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:46pm

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day. Our national day this year falls on Friday 26th of January. This gives radio amateurs the chance to be part of the commemoration the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Gove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur Phillip. 

On Australia Day many celebrate our country and culture. This includes the granting of awards, honours and the welcoming to citizenship of many immigrants. National flags will be flown and the celebrations include fireworks displays. 

The AX prefix is popular among prefix hunters and others. The use of a special QSL card is encouraged by the Wireless Institute of Australia. 

Author : Robert Broomhead – VK3DN

Source:http://www.wia.org.au/

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AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

ARRL News - 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 News - 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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Permanent WSPR beacon in Antarctica Now on the Air

QRZ Now - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:06pm

The DP0GVN WSPR now is in operation from the German Neumayer III Research Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. The installation is part of a scientific project of the Technical University of Munich in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC).

“The beacon is still under test and will be shut down occasionally for more configuration and optimization of antennas and software, before it can be mounted at the final installation site in a few weeks,” said Rainer Englert, DF2NU.

The technology consists of a multiband WSPR receiver that can simultaneously monitor up to eight bands from 160 to 6 meters and feed several hundred receive reports per hour to WSPRnet. The 5-W multiband transmitter also had been commissioned and is working into a vertical antenna.

“After a few days in service, DP0GVN has received several thousand beacons spots already,” Englert reports.

In related news, DP0GVN will be the call sign for Matthias Maasch, DH5CW, starting in February, at Neumayer III Research Station for 1 year, and he plans to be active on HF. For the past year, he has been using DH5CW from the German Antarctic Base. QSL DP0GVN via DL5EBE. — Thanks to Tom Kamp, DF5JL, IARU Region 1 HF Committee Chairman via Rainer Englert, DF2NU, and The Daily DX

Source:ARRL

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New Chinese Zhou Enlai Student Satellite Set to Launch

ARRL News - 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 News - 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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Permanent WSPR Beacon in Antarctica Now on the Air

ARRL News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:21pm

The DP0GVN WSPR beacon now is in operation from the German Neumayer III Research Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. The installation is part of a scientific project of the Technical University of Munich in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC).

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3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Still at the Dock

ARRL News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:04pm

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team's vessel remains at the dock in Punta Arenas, Chile. Their vessel, MV Betanzos did leave the harbor yesterday and then returned. “This was for some kind of inspection, which they passed,” The Daily DX reported.

The Bouvet MapShare website appears to show that the vessel remains docked. On January 16, the team reported that preparations to depart were contin...

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Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

QRZ Now - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:49am

A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including MARS, other federal agencies, and the Amateur Radio community, simulated a coronal mass ejection (CME) event. Army and Air Force MARS organizations worked in conjunction with the Amateur Radio community, primarily on the 60-meter interoperability channels as well as on HF NVIS frequencies and local VHF and UHF, non-Internet linked Amateur Radio repeaters.

“Amateur Radio support for these DOD interoperability exercises continues to grow,” English said.

The Amateur Radio portion of the exercise kicked off with a high-power information broadcast on 60-meter channel 1 (5,330.5 kHz) from a military station on the east coast and the Fort Huachuca HF gateway station in Arizona. The high-power broadcast provided basic exercise information and requested that amateur stations make contact with MARS stations on 60 meters and provide county-by-county status reports for the 3,143 US counties and county equivalents, in order to gain situational awareness and to determine the extent of impact of the scenario. Radio amateurs also were given the opportunity to submit a reception report and receive a QSL card.

New for this exercise, planners divided the continental US geographically and assigned each region to one 60-meter channel, in order to make more efficient use of all five channels. Planners roughly divided the US into northeast, southeast, northwest, southwest, and central regions. Also new for this exercise, military planners incorporated a day-time informational broadcast on a DOD frequency, 13,483.5 kHz USB. The purpose of that broadcast was to extend the exercise outreach during the day to the amateur community and to provide exercise updates.

English said that of the 738 broadcast reception reports received, 494, or 67%, of them were from the 60-meter broadcast while the remaining 244 reports were for the 13-MHz broadcast. The 60-meter broadcasts were received by stations in Canada, Spain, and Switzerland, and reception reports came from several members of the Short-Wave Listening (SWL) community.

Nearly 2,000 Amateur Radio stations took part in the exercise, submitting 3,025 county status reports, nearly 1,300 of them unique. QSL cards for amateurs and SWLs who participated in this exercise are being processed and will be mailed in January.

“Leaders from the supported DOD headquarters as well as the chiefs of both the Army and Air Force MARS programs appreciated the nearly 2,000 Amateur Radio stations that trained during this exercise,” English said. — Thanks to US Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, and The ARRL ARES E-Letter

Source:ARRL

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