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Bike MS: Central Ohio Challenge

Union County ARES Connect - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 5:30am

Bike MS: Central Ohio Challenge

30, 55, 80, 100 mile loops

Starts and ends at Coughman Park in Dublin, OH
The longest loop goes to Bellefontaine in Logan County and back.
Help with Amateur Radio Communications is needed. 

Union County ARES Meeting

Union County ARES Connect - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:15pm

The Union County ARES group meets monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm at the Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720.

Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040

Google Maps Link:
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Dayton Hamvention Review – Ham Nation 403

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All about the 2019 Dayton Hamvention. Bob, Gordo, Don and George are back from Dayton to talk about their experience in Dayton for the 2019 Hamvention! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden

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RSGB – New propagation prediction tool released

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The RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) has released a new propagation tool for amateurs, based on the ITU’s ITURHFPROP program. The tool is the work of programmer and PSC member James Watson, HZ1JW.

The new tool gives you hour-by-hour monthly median propagation predictions from a location you specify to one of 28 locations around the world. Predictions are performed between the user’s position, expressed as a Maidenhead Locator (or the default value of IO92 if not specified). In some cases, performance for both long and short paths is evaluated.

The results are presented in tables, with colours used to represent the Basic Circuit Reliability (BCR), and numeric values to indicate the predicted median receive power (expressed in S Levels). As well as specifying your mode (SSB, CW, FT8 and others), you can also choose from a wide range of antenna types at both ends of the path. A tool to select your noise level is also included.

The tool also loads the results two at a time so that you don’t get an awkward 20+ second delay while the computations are completed. The details you input are cached, so that you should not need to change them the next time you use the program. Users also have the ability to print out the month’s predictions as a PDF file.

The tool can be found here.

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New JTDX v2.0.1-rc136 available!

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JT65 – JT9 – T10 – FT8 – WSPR

JTDX 2.0.1-rc136 22nd May for evaluation and on air testing, this rc (release candidate) has no contest function.

Please read and make yourself familiar with the changelogs and instructions before testing any new features.
If you are comfortable using step software please report any issues found in the group.
If you are not comfortable using step software for trial, testing please do not install and continue to use existing release version please.
Please carry out a clean install, see guides, JTDXT10 YouTube, this preserves your installed version as these steps are for testing and evaluation.
If you experience any issues please carry out a new, clean install using a unique rig name for the clean install, please do not delete your old version, backup your log and other files relevant to JTDX and assign a “unique rig name to this installation”

 

 

Guides

 

Videos

 

See More : http://jtdx.tech/en/

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Airspy HF+ Discovery on pre-order

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Rediscover HF Again!

Building on the field-proven Airspy HF+ architecture, we designed the Most Refined HF/VHF SDR with world class performance in the smallest form factor.

The Airspy HF+ Discovery sets a new standard in terms of reception performance with extra pre-selectors for all the supported bands and a New DSP Core to optimize the gain distribution and the filtering parameters in real-time and dig deeper in the noise.

The signal path includes very high dynamic range data converters along with high performance passive mixers with an excellent Polyphase Harmonic Rejection structure. The included band-tracking pre-selectors eliminate unwanted interference and preserve the dynamic range of the receiver. With its world class strong signal handling capability and incredibly Low Noise, the HF+ Discovery is the ideal companion for All your High Performance Receive Scenarios.

Both the architecture and level of integration achieved in this design allow us to bring top performance reception at a very affordable price.
All the major SDR software is supported. Check the download page.

Ready to discover all these signals hiding in your spectrum?

Unrivalled Noise Reduction Processing

We spent a lot of time understanding RF noise, its structure, and how it interacts with legitimate signals. Today, we have one of the most flexible and acoustically pleasant noise reduction algorithms of the market. The applications range from high-fidelity hiss removal for Broadcast FM signals, to unburying weak SSB signals from the noise floor. Our algorithm doesn’t kill the highs to give you a false impression of loudness, yet it doesn’t have the typical high tone artifacts that plague popular noise reduction algorithms like LMS and Spectral Subtraction.
Here’s a very weak SSB signal in the 40m band, with and without our Digital Noise Reduction

 

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Audio signal without processing:

Audio signal with our Digital Noise Reduction processing:

State of the Art SDR streaming technology!

We concentrated state of the art DSP and networking techniques into our SpyServer software to allow multiple users to stream high quality IQ data from the same receiver at the same time. No compromises in the quality were made like it is usually done in Web SDR interfaces. You get actual IQ data you can process with your plugins and extract the last bit of information out of it.
The server software is highly scalable and can run on computers as small as the $7 Orange Pi Zero to top end 64bit servers with multiple cores/cpus, including the popular Raspberry Pi series.

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Airspy HF+ Discovery achieves excellent HF performance by means of a low-loss preselection filterhigh linearity LNAhigh linearity tunable RF filter, a polyphase harmonic rejection (HR) mixer that rejects up to the 21st harmonic and multi-stage analog and digital IF filtering.
The 6 dB-stepped AGC gain is fully controlled by the software running in the DSP which optimizes the gain distribution in real time for optimal sensitivity and linearity. Harmonic rejection is a key issue in wide band HF receivers because of the large input signal bandwidth of the input signal. The output of the IF-filter is then digitalized by a high dynamic range sigma delta IF ADC for further signal processing in the digital domain.

VHF Tuners

Excellent FM performance is also achieved by using optimized signal paths composed of band filtershigh linearity LNAs with a stepped AGC, a polyphase harmonic rejection mixer and IF filters optimized for the FM broadcast bands.
The amplifier gain is switchable in 3 dB-steps and fully controlled by the AGC running in the DSP. The RF signal is converted to baseband by a high linearity passive mixer with a polyphase harmonic rejection structure. The low-IF signal is then converted into the digital domain by the same IF ADC used in the HF chain.
Extended VHF coverage is assured by a second Band-III tuner up to 260 MHz, but with reduced performance.

IF Sampling

The IF analog to digital converter (ADC) is a 4th order multi-bit noise shaping topology; it features very high dynamic range and linearity. The IF-ADC sampling rate is determined by a control algorithm running in the embedded DSP. This advanced technique adjusts the sampling rate depending on the tuning frequency with the goal of avoiding the disturbances and spurs generated by the switching discrete-time sections of the IF-ADC.

Digital Down Converter

Once the IF signal is digitalized, the high sample rate I/Q stream is then frequency translated and processed with cascaded CIC and FIR decimation stages. After every stage, the sample rate is reduced and the resolution increased. The final signal at the output has 18bit resolution and an alias rejection performance of 108 dBc. The data is then scaled to 16bit and sent to the Micro-Controller for streaming over USB.

Architectural Advantages

The main advantages over techniques from the legacy super-heterodynes up to the now mainstream direct sampling is that the whole receiver chain is well protected against out of band blockers while still relaxing the RF filtering constraints, making it simple and cost effective.
The natural filtering of the sigma-delta ADC combined with the excellent linearity and sensitivity of the analog chain reaches an unprecedented level of performance and integration.

Use it over the network!

Connect as many SDR applications as needed to the HF+ Discovery, over the Internet or in your own local network with near zero latency thanks to the new SPY Server software.
This setup basically brings all the flexibility of Web based SDRs while still benefiting from the full power of desktop applications. The IQ data is processed in the server with state of the art DSP and only the required chunk of spectrum is sent over the network. What is sent is the actual IQ signal, not compressed audio. This means you can use all your favorite plugins to process the IF, eliminate noise and perform heavy lifting of the signals as you are used to do with locally connected SDR’s.
We have a tradition of building multi-tools, so we made sure the SPY Server runs on 32/64bit Windows and Linux on Intel and ARM processors without any compromises. Low cost Raspberry Pi 3 and Odroid boards are in the party.

Technical specifications
  • HF coverage between 0.5 kHz .. 31 MHz
  • VHF coverage between 60 .. 260 MHz
  • -140.0 dBm (0.02 µV / 50 ohms at 15MHz) MDS Typ. at 500Hz bandwidth in HF
  • -141.5 dBm MDS Typ. at 500 Hz bandwidth in FM Broadcast Band (64 – 118 MHz)
  • -141.0 dBm MDS Typ. at 500 Hz bandwidth in VHF Aviation Band (118 – 260 MHz)
  • +15 dBm IIP3 on HF at maximum gain
  • +13 dBm IIP3 on VHF at maximum gain
  • 110 dB blocking dynamic range (BDR) in HF
  • 95 dB blocking dynamic range (BDR) in VHF
  • 150+ dB combined selectivity (hardware + software)
  • 120 dB Image Rejection (software)
  • Polyphase Tracking filters for close range interference suppression
  • New High Performance Pre-selector for HF with 4 filter banks (corners at ~DC, 5, 10, 17 and 31 MHz)
  • New High Performance Pre-selector for VHF (Air, HAM, Commercial and Military VHF)
  • New High Performance Pre-selector for the FM band (Japan, US, EU, OIRT)
  • Up to 660 kHz alias and image free output for 768 ksps IQ
  • 18 bit Embedded Digital Down Converter (DDC)
  • 22 bit Resolution at 3 kHz channel using State of the Art DDC (SDR# and SDR-Console)
  • +10 dBm Maximum RF input
  • 0.5 ppm high precision, low phase noise clock
  • 1 PPB frequency adjustment capability
  • Very low phase noise PLL (-110 dBc/Hz @ 1kHz separation @ 100 MHz)
  • Best Noise reduction of the market using state of the art algorithms
  • 2 x High Dynamic Range Sigma Delta ADCs @ up to 36 MSPS
  • Single RF Input to cover all bands with High Linearity switching
  • Improved input matching down to virtually DC
  • Smart AGC with real time optimization of the gain distribution for Best SNR in all situations
  • No drivers required! 100% Plug-and-play on Windows Vista, Seven, 8, 8.1 and 10
  • Industrial Operating Temperature: -45°C to 85°C
  • Ultra small Form Factor: 45 x 60 x 10 mm
Typical Applications
  • High Performance Networked HF/VHF Radio
  • Ham Radio (HF + 2m)
  • Short Wave Listening (SWL)
  • AM DX
  • FM DX
  • VHF-L TV DX
  • Remote Telemetry Radio Receiver
  • Low Bands IoT
Product Limitation
  • While the in-band performance of the Band-III tuner is excellent, it will require some filtering for very strong out of band signals at multiples of the tuned frequency.
  • An RF isolator is required when using long wire antennas with a PC with moderate EMI protection.
Supported Software Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
  • Linux
  • *BSD
  • OSX
Supported Hardware
  • Intel compatible PC
  • Raspberry Pi 2 and 3
  • Odroid C1, C2 and XU4
  • Many other Single Board Computers (SBC)
Minimum hardware requirements
  • 1GHz Pentium or ARM
  • 1GB of RAM (to run your own OS, HF+ barely needs 1MB of memory)
  • High speed USB 2.0 controller
Fully Open-Source driver Firmware Updates

R2.0.0 2019-05-02 (Changelog)

 

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Ampleon announces the industry’s most rugged 2KW RF power LDMOS transistor for ISM applications

QRZ Now - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:15pm

Ampleon has released the first of a family of RF power devices based upon its Advanced Rugged Technology (ART) derivative of the proven 9th generation high voltage LDMOS process technology. The process has been developed to enable the implementation of extremely rugged transistors with operating voltages of up to 65V. 

The first product to use the process, the ART2K0FE, is a 2KW transistor with a frequency response of 0 to 650MHz, offered in an air-cavity ceramic package. It is designed to withstand the harshest conditions often found in  industrial, scientific and medical applications, in roles including driving high-power CO2 lasers, plasma generators, and some MRI systems. The ART devices are suitable for use in these applications because they can handle very high voltage standing-wave ratio (VSWR) mismatches of 65:1 at 65V, which CO2 lasers and plasma generators can exhibit in operation. 

Devices built on the ART process have high impedances to make them easier to integrate into products during the development phase, and to ensure greater product consistency in mass production. The process also enables devices to be built that have greater efficiency than competing LDMOS offerings. This reduces the operating costs of end applications by wasting less of the input electrical energy as heat. It also allows the devices to have greater power density, which means they can be offered in smaller and lower-cost packages, which in turn reduces their board footprint and so cuts systemic costs.

The ART devices also have a high breakdown voltage, which helps ensure that they will work consistently and reliably throughout their intended lifespan. Ampleon is also guaranteeing that the devices will be available for 15 years, to enable product designers to plan for the long term.

The ART2K0FE in an air cavity ceramic package is now sampling with reference circuits available at different frequencies. Ampleon also offers a lower thermal resistance over-moulded plastic version, the ART2K0PE. Production for both variants is expected in the second half of 2019.

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Tel: +31 6 208 14 771,

Email: natascha.jellema@ampleon.com,

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About Ampleon:

Created in 2015, Ampleon is shaped by 50 years of RF power leadership and is set to exploit the full potential of data and energy transfer in RF. Ampleon has more than 1,350 employees worldwide, dedicated to creating optimal value for customers. Its innovative, yet consistent portfolio offers products and solutions for a wide range of applications, such as mobile broadband infrastructure, radio & TV broadcasting, CO2 lasers & plasma, MRI, particle accelerators, radar & air-traffic control, non-cellular communications, RF cooking & defrosting, RF heating and plasma lighting. For details on the leading global partner in RF Power, visit www.ampleon.com

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Updated TQSL configuration file released (config.xml v11.8)

QRZ Now - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:49pm

May 22, 2019: Updated TQSL configuration file released (config.xml v11.8) —

Config.xml version 11.8 has been released.

This is a update release containing additions made since the release of config.xml  version 11.7

Changed in this release: 

  • In the Satellite enumeration, added entries for:
    • AISAT1 — AISAT-1 AMSAT India APRS Digipeater
    • PO-101 — Phillipines-OSCAR-101 (Diwata-2)
  • In the ADIFMODE enumeration, added and entry for:
    • FT4 as submode of MFSK

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KQ6RS Wins the May QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:37pm

The winning article for the May 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “Identify and Track Down RFI” by Randy E. Standke, KQ6RS.

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 June issue today.

 

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ARRL News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:14am

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Springtime Section Manager Election Results Announced

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QRZ Now - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:07am

Dave Bernstein reported this on the DXLabs support group today:
—————————————————————–
ADIF 3.1.0 was approved today:

ADIF 3.1.0 specifies that the representation for FT4 is an ADIF record is

<MODE:4>MFSK <SUBMODE:3>FT4

This is the representation used in the current version of DXKeeper (14.9.2) when exporting an ADIF record. When importing an ADIF record, DXKeeper interprets both

<MODE:4>MFSK <SUBMODE:3>FT4

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<MODE:3>FT4

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As the software sages say, “Be precise when exporting, but tolerant when importing”.

73,

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Contest Online ScoreBoard

QRZ Now - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 8:51am

The score distributor automatically forwards any score data it receives from contest logging software to the following online scoreboards:

Almost all contest logging software supports the capability to periodically post a user’s current score data to an online scoreboard throughout a contest. By configuring your software to send score data to the Score Distributor, instead of directly to one of the online scoreboards, you ensure that your score is represented on all scoreboards, not just the one you choose to follow. Select the Instructions tab above to learn how to configure your logging software.

Background

Contesting has traditionally been a very lonely sport. You sit in your shack, make QSOs, and then find out how you did at the end. That requires a lot of self-motivation to keep going, particularly when conditions are poor. By watching an online scoreboard while operating, it gives an idea of how you’re doing compared to others.

You don’t have to be in contention for a top-ten score to benefit from watching a scoreboard during a contest. Contesters with very simple stations have been motivated by seeing how they’re doing against another club member or buddy with a similar station

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ContestOnlineScore.com is establishing a special award program to encourage the use of scoreboards during international contests. We are currently announcing three plaques that will be available for participants in the CQ WPX CW Contest May 25-26, 2019:

–  Highest Online Scoreboard  (Single operator Low Power)

–  Highest Online Scoreboard  (Single operator High Power)

–  Highest Online Scoreboard  (Multi-operator)

Single operator includes assisted or non-assisted entries.

Multi-operator category includes M/S, M/2 and M/M entries.

There is one requirement for all contenders, They are required to actively contribute their scores to Contest Online Scoreboard sent directly or forwarded over Score Distribution Server during all periods of their contest activity.

The plaques winners will be awarded after official results are published by the contest organizers. Any disqualified entries will not be eligible.

We are looking for plaques sponsors. Your name will be on the plaque!

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DXLog.net – contest logging software – 2.4.1 is now available

QRZ Now - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 8:36am

The changes include:

Support for several additional radios including the Yaesu FTdx101D.

A fix for typing several F keys quickly.

Fixes and additions to the supported contests.

Improvements to the default F-key messages.

Several cosmetic changes.

Please read the release notes for additional changes and details.

*NOTE* The names of several radios have been changed slightly to agree with what the manufacturer uses. DXLog 2.4.1 will recognize the old names in configuration files. However if you uninstall 2.4.1 and reinstall an older version you may need to go to the Configure interfaces dialog and set the radio names.

And there is still a known problem with the FlexRadio WinKey interface.

As always, if you plan to use this version in a contest please download and test it beforehand.

Paul, K1XM for the DXLog.net Development Team

Note: As of Apr-11-2019 the support email reflector is moved from Mailman to groups.io 

News: This software is now free of charge, donated to the ham radio community by
Krassy K1LZ and a few other guys donating their time and effort.

License keys can be generated by following the link below. Should you run into issues generating it, please contact Paul Young, K1XM.

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XIEGU G1M HF TRANSCEIVER | QUAD BAND | PORTABLE SDR | QRP | 5W SSB CW AW

QRZ Now - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 8:26am
XIEGU G1M

[Entry Level QRP Transceiver] – With receiving 0.5-30 MHz generally and transmitting capabilities on four popular amateur radio bands, the G1M is a highly portable QRP transceiver and has a clear OLED screen. 

[NEW SDR Core Circuit Design] – With SDR structure, the G1M’s core is based on 16 bit-CODEC sampling and has excellent performance.

[NEW AM Receiving Mode] – The newly added AM receiving mode allows you to listen to news radio from around the world. The 800Hz narrowband CW digital filter makes transmission easier and clearer.

[NEW Spectrum Display] – The G1M uses an OLED display screen that displays all status information, which provides high convenience of the user. The screen effect is kindly clear even in sun. 

[Warranty Note] – We provide 1 year warranty from the sale of Xiegu G1M. Please do not take this radio apart by yourself, as any mini change may influence the performance. Please kindly note that Xiegu Factory and our store will not accept any artificial damage of it.

CLICK HERE to download the user manual

Features
• High Performance SDR Core Circuit Design
• OLED Display + Spectrum Display
• NEW AM Broadcast Receiving Mode
• NEW Added CW Trainer Function (Supports Full Insertion)
• Adaptive Speech Noise Reduction
• HF Continuous Reception
• Support Data Communication Mode
• Support Connection Control with PC
• Support Manual / Automatic Key Switch
• Support Connection with XPA125 / XPA125B / XPA20 Amplifiers
• AGC Unit


 

Note: Please do not randomly change the settings of the project menu, or the whole machine may be influenced and work abnormally!

Support Connection with PC: With 3.5mm socket, G1M would be more convenient to connect to computer. Also, via new interfaces G1M can easily connect to the XPA125/XPA125B /XPA20 amplifiers.

Clear OLED Display: All the function changes are clearly showed on the display. The screen effect is kindly clear even in sun.

Support Key Mode Selection: You can choose manual or automatic mode, left-hand mode or right-hand mode as you want via multi-function buttons.

Specifications
Receiving Frequency: 0.5~30MHz(Continuous)
Transmitting Frequency: 
3.5~4.0MHz
7.0~7.3MHz
14.0~14.35MHz
21.0~21.45MHz
Operating Mode: SSB/CW/AM (AM is only used to receive broadcasts)
Receiving Sensitivity: 0.45uV 12dB SINAD
Receiving Dynamics: 90dB
Transmit Power: 5W 13.8V DC
Spurious Suppression: ≥45dB
Frequency Stability: ±1.5ppm (30 minutes after turning on the power)
Audio Output Power: 0.5W
Operating Voltage: 12~15V DC
Stand-by Current: 0.5A max
Transmitting Current: 2.5A max
Wavelength: short-wave
Case Size: 97*40*155 (mm)
Antenna Socket: BNC connector
Certification: CE, FCC (ES190111036E)
 

Package Content
1x G1M HF Transceiver
1x Speaker Mic 
1x Power Cable 
1x English Manual
1x Certificate
1x Warranty Card

https://radioddity.com/ 

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