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BCH-270 Handheld Radio VHF and UHF

QRZ Now - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:52pm

“BridgeCom Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the availability of BCH-270 Handheld Radio for the amateur radio market.

The new BCH-270 Handheld Dual Band amateur ham radio transmits on 144-147.995 (2m) and 430- 449.995 MHz (70cm). It will receive on 136-174 MHz and 400-470 MHz if you want to listen to the bands. It’s just what you need in a 2m/70cm dual band portable radio. The BCH-270 is small, durable, light weight and has excellent battery life, up to 12 hours. You can easily adjust the power from 5 watts to 2 watts. It has 256 programmable channels to store all your favorites and it sounds great too. The BCH-270 fits nicely in the palm of your hand and has a bright easy to read LCD display. Make your next handheld radio a BCH-270!

The BCH-270 includes a Battery, Antenna, Belt Clip, Lanyard, Charger Base and Wall Plug. Download the programming software for Free from our support page. Programming cable sold separate, other accessories available. For a full list of features and a specs visit BCH-270 Handheld Radio or call 816-532-8451.

BridgeCom Systems, Inc. was established in 2004 with offices located in Smithville, MO. We specialize in the development of communications equipment for land mobile radio including commercial and amateur radio. As the industry evolves we are committed to developing outstanding products that meet our customers’ needs. If you have any questions please contact us.

BridgeCom Systems, Inc
102 NE State Route 92 Hwy, Ste C
Smithville, MO 64089
www.BridgeComSystems.”

Introducing the new BCH-270 Handheld Radio for Dual Band amateur ham radio use, 144-147.995 and 430-449.995 MHz. It’s just what you need in a 2m/70cm dual band portable radio. The BCH-270 is small, durable, light weight and has excellent battery life, up to 12 hours. You can easily adjust the power from 5 watts to 2 watts. It has 256 programmable channels to store all your favorites and it sounds great too. The BCH-270 fits nicely in the palm of your hand and has a bright easy to read LCD display. Make your next handheld radio a BCH-270!

The BCH-270 includes a Battery, Antenna, Belt Clip, Lanyard, Charger Base and Wall Plug. Download the programming software for Free from our support page. Programming cable sold separate. Other accessories available.

  • 144-147.995 MHz Tx, 136-174 MHz Rx
  • 430-449.995Tx, 400-470 MHz Rx
  • 5 Watts or 2 Watts
  • 256 Channels  – 128 Group A / 128 Group B
  • LCD Display
  • DTMF Keypad
  • FREE Programming Software: Download from Support
  • 1 Year Warranty

Included with the BCH-270: Desktop Charger and Wall Plug, Belt Clip, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual

Don’t forget to select the programming cable from the drop-down menu above

BCH-270 Owners Manual: Download from Support – $ 95.00 

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N2HTT Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

QRZ Now - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:33pm

The winning article for the July 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Arduino-Controlled Digital VFO for Vintage Tube Transmitters by Mike Aiello, N2HTT.”

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 QSTCover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the August issue today.

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Tuesday, July 25, is the Last Day to Submit Field Day Results

ARRL News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:42pm

Tuesday, July 25, is the deadline for submitting your ARRL Field Day results. The Logs Received page shows all submissions sent via the Field Day web app. Submissions made only via the fieldday@arrl.org e-mail account or sent by mail, will appear on the list after the submission deadline, once manual entry and processing have been completed for hard copy entries. The e-mail address is not autom...

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CQ Announces Rule Changes for 2017 CQ World Wide SSB and CW Events

ARRL News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:14pm

CQ has announced updates to its rules for the CQ World Wide SSB and CW contests, effective this fall, and said complete rules will be published soon. The changes clarify the definition of multioperator, single transmitter (MS); spell out club definitions and residency requirements; restrict ITU Region 1 stations transmitting frequencies on 40 and 160 meters; address audio recording requirements...

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CQ WW Rules 2017 – Update Announcement

QRZ Now - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:12am

The following are updates made to the 2016 rules, effective for the 2017 CQWW SSB and CW weekends.  Full rules will be published soon.  In addition to the updates, the thought process behind each update is included.  We hope this will provide some insight into the reasons for the updates.

  1. Multi-Single definition: The word “transmitter” is updated to “station/signal” and there is now reference made to the FAQ section. This was in response to a post on CQ-Contest made by a member of the contest community.

Reasoning: This further clarifies the definition of MS as was already provided in the FAQ section.

  1. Club definitions. The new rules are shown below.
    • USA Clubs: Participation is limited to club members residing within a 250 mile radius circle from the center of club area.
    • DX Clubs: Participation is limited to club members residing within EITHER the DXCC country where the club is located OR within a 400 km radius circle from the center of club.
    • The word “reside” shall be defined as: To dwell permanently or continuously or to occupy a place as a person’s fixed, permanent, and principal home for legal purposes.

Reasoning:

This language is simplified from prior versions.  Basically, it says that a club member can operate anywhere in the world and still have the score count for the participant’s club.  The word “reside” is also defined.

 

  1. GENERAL RULES FOR ALL ENTRANTS has two additions.

 

  • For ITU Region 1 stations: transmitting on the 40m band, above 7200 KHz during the SSB (phone) contest weekend is not permitted.
  • For ITU Region 1 stations: transmitting below 1810 KHz during the contest weekends is not permitted.

Reasoning:

Interpreting country and ITU rules has consistently been a topic of debate on several forums, including in the CQWW Contest Committee, such as what is a rule versus what is guideline and what about individual country rules.  The CQWW 2017 Rules now remove the option for debate by defining two important frequency limits as part of the rules.

 

  1. Audio Recordings: The updated rule expands the scope from “top three” to “to five.” It also expands the timeframe for such requests from 90 days to 120 days. The Classic Overlay is now also specifically included in the “top five” definition.  Further clarity about the recording now specifies that it must be a continuous recording and that “recordings of individual QSOs” alone in not acceptable.  Finally, the category options to which a log can be reclassified, if no recording is provided, are elaborated and expanded, including the addition of a new category (Administrative Check Log).

 

Reasoning:

The top 3 was expanded to top 5 because, in some cases, a top 3 entrant could be “knocked out” after review.  Since we are still focused on the top 3, even after one was “knocked out,” in order to be fair, the rule was expanded to the top 5.

 

      Equally, with the possibility of a top 3 being “knocked out,” the timeframe for such requests (for a recording) was expanded to 120 days.

      Specifying that the Classic overlay is included in the recording requirement closes a perceived gap in the Rules as they were written.  This was done based on feedback from the contest community.

      At least one “top 3” entrant submitted a recording that was not a continuous recording but instead recorded each individual QSO.  This prevented the committee from hearing how the entrant was tuning the band, something which is essential to proper adjudication.

      In 2016, the committee was faced with a difficult decision about what to do with entrants who did not, or were not able to, submit the required recording.  Disqualification of an entrant for failure to make a recording, in many cases, did not seem appropriate, and some of those were made into a Check Log.  However, such action by the committee then groups the entrant in with those who actually submitted their log as a Check Log.  Therefore, a new category, designed specifically for future top 5 entrants who do not or are not able to submit a recording as required, was created.

      [Editorial comment: It is important to note a few things about the “recording” rule.  First, 2016 was not the first year for this rule.  Second, the committee does not and will not request a recording simply because an entrant is in the top 5.  The committee will request a recording when something suspicious or curious in the log is identified by the committee.  This can be a statistical flag or something identified after human review.  The committee does not request a recording in an attempt to “go fishing” for something “out of the blue” or “without reason.”  If you are not breaking the rules or trying to stretch the rules beyond the letter and/or spirit of the rules, you are probably not going to be asked for a recoding.]

5. Log Checking. The penalty for a call sign copying error (busted/bad call or NIL) is changed from 2:1 back to 3:1.  The penalty for altering the QSO time, for M2 and MS entries, is changed from “remove the QSO” to a penalty of 10x for QSO points and multipliers.

Reasoning:

Historically, the BAD and NIL penalties have, for decades, been 3:1.  The 3:1 penalty dates back into the paper log days, well before the release of the IBM XT home computer.  In 2013, the penalty was changed to 2:1.  The current committee leadership feels that the 3:1 penalty provided more incentive to “get the call right,” and so it is reinstated.

The MS and M2 categories have strict time requirements.  It is possible to alter the time that an individual QSO is logged so that the QSO (or QSOs) no longer results in a band change violation.  In the past, some entrants would have a “small number” of such events, also known as “rubber-clocking.”

Over the years, there has been debate within the committee on how such offenses should be addressed.  Some argued that rubber-clocking is intentional cheating and that even one such violation should result a DQ.  Others argued that it is not “fair” to DQ a log with thousands of QSOs for just one or two falsified contacts.  Both arguments have merit.

However, if the falsified QSOs are simply removed without a penalty, then the entrant has not incurred any harm by cheating; their score is simply returned back to where it should have been.  This means that the entrant has no potential downside impact.  If the committee fails to find the rubber-clocking, the cheaters win.  And if the committee does find the rubber-clocking, then, under the previous rules, the cheaters suffer no injury, because they simply lose the QSO.   So really, they still win.  Risk without possible consequences only encourages risk, in this case, cheating.

Now, with the 10x penalty for rubber clocking in place (for both points and mults), there is a strong incentive for the entrant to not falsify the logged times (rubber-clocking).  If they cheat and get caught twice, they will lose a lot of points and even worse, 20 multipliers (or 40 multipliers if both QSOs were “double mults”).  The idea is to make the penalty for altering logged times so intolerable (high penalty), that the entrants will not be tempted to try.

As has always been the case, excessive rubber-clocking (intentionally subjective) will result in disqualification of the entry along with DQ for all of the operators at that station.

Please note that any band-change-violation which does not involve altering the actual time of the QSO is not impacted by the 10x rule.

Rule changes discussed, but not approved

  1. Combine SO with SOA
  2. Make SOA an overlay category for SO
  3. Allow Self-Spotting of some sort
    • Everyone can self-spot
    • Only assisted entrants can self-spot
    • Assisted entrants can self-spot; Not-Assisted entrants can request to be spotted using the HF contest band where they are operating, in real time.

Source:CQ WW Blog

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QRZ Now - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:39am

If you are reading this then another radio event of possible interest is the upcoming Arecibo ionosphere HF heating campaign during 24 to 31 July 2017. The new Arecibo ionosphere HF heater nominally transmits 600 kilowatts net power (100 to 200 megawatts effective radiated power) and has a unique Cassegrain dual-array antenna design that increases gain of three crossed dipoles for each band using the signature 1000 ft spherical dish reflector. Read more about the Arecibo HF facility at http://www.naic.edu/~astro/ao50/Arecibo_50th_Paper_Breakall_revised_Oct_23_2013.pdf

During the upcoming campaign, the Arecibo HF transmitter is limited to two frequencies, 5.125 and 8.175 MHz. Campaign HF transmissions will start at approximately 1600 hours UTC and be active approximately 24 hours per day, with some occasional downtime for maintenance and other activities lasting one or more hours. Generally, the 8.175 MHz transmissions will occur in the daytime when foF2 is expected to exceed that value, between approximately 1830 and 2230 hours UTC. Otherwise the HF transmissions will occur at 5.125 MHz. The Arecibo incoherent scatter radar (ISR) will also be active throughout most of the campaign, but since it operates in the UHF band at 430 MHz long distance propagation is not expected.

These transmissions will be in the vertical direction so this is an excellent opportunity to observe NVIS from a powerful transmitter in Puerto Rico. My own experiments are O-mode polarized CW (kicking off the campaign at 1600 hours on 24 July 2017 UTC) for measuring plasma wave and turbulence effects. Experiments by other scientists may use X-mode polarization. To the best of my knowledge, all experiments will be CW with no amplitude or frequency modulation.

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N2HTT Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:21am

The winning article for the July 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Arduino-Controlled Digital VFO for Vintage Tube Transmitters by Mike Aiello, N2HTT.”

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 August issue ...

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One Radio Amateur is Part of New Crew Increment Heading to ISS

ARRL News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:56am

European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy will head to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 28. They will launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Expedition 52/53 crew will spend more than 4 months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in December.

After launching ...

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The Coax Connection: Interview with Ray Nelson, N1MPD (#AD 83)

QRZ Now - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 6:48pm

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Halo CME on the Farside of the Sun July 23, 2017

QRZ Now - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:02pm

 

A fast, far-sided halo CME was observed beginning at 04:36 UTC on 23 July in coronagraph imagery.  The event originated from old Region 2665 (S06, L=111) which was responsible for two M-class flares during its rotation across the visible disk.  The imagery above shows the event as seen from the NASA STEREO A spacecraft (left and right images) and the coronagraph on the NASA SOHO spacecraft (center).  This CME is on the opposite side of the Sun and will not be geoeffective.

 

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Royal Mint to Welcome Amateur Radio

ARRL News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:54am

The Royal Mint Experience in Wales will host “The Royal Mint Radio Experience,” July 30 until August 5 at the Royal Mint’s new visitor center in Llantrisant, Wales. School children and members of the public have been invited to enjoy a fun, informal, and interactive Amateur Radio workshop. According to an announcement from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), visitors will get the chance ...

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AMSAT 2017 Space Symposium Issues First Call for Papers

ARRL News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:26am

AMSAT-NA is seeking papers and poster presentation for its 2017 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium, set for October 27-29 at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, Nevada. Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the Amateur Radio satellite community.

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New 23cm IARU Region 1 record claimed

QRZ Now - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:06am

Terry M0VRL reports that on 14 July 2017 he completed a QSO of 2,662km, from IO70PO to IL28FC, with Pedro EA8AVI in the Canary Islands that breaks the UK and Region 1 23cm tropo records.

Terry runs an Icom IC-910X, a Gemini 23 power amp and a 67 element Wimo Yagi.

Pedro runs an Icom 910X to a 23 element Tonna Yagi.

Reports of 51 both ways were exchanged on SSB.

The QSO was completed at 2021UTC with an exchange of reports and locators.

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ARRL Audio News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:32pm
ARRL Audio News is a weekly compilation of news stories from the ARRL Letter. Hosted by ARRL's Sean Kutzko (KX9X) and Carla Pereira (KC1HSX), ARRL Audio News features no music or advertising, and is suitable for playing over Amateur Radio repeater systems. In this week's report: • Amateur Radio Parity Act is Introduced in US Senate • Revised FCC Form 605 Will Ask Applicants "The Felony Question" • Ham Radio is There, as Honolulu Hosts a Successful 10th Annual "Geek Meet" Is ARRL Audio News aired on your local Amateur Radio repeater? Would you like to submit an ID like the ones you hear in the podcast? Visit the ARRL Audio News website at www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news to contact us!

Many Special Events Will Be on the Air to Mark the Total Solar Eclipse in August

QRZ Now - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:33pm

Radio amateurs from several states will gather in southern Illinois on August 17-21 to operate special event station W9E, leading up to and during the 2017 solar eclipse on August 21. W9E will operate from Marion, Illinois.

“This will be the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, the first on the mainland United States since 1979 and the first to sweep across the entire country since 1918. It will be an event you do not want to miss!” the W9E announcement said. “The far southern tip of the state of Illinois is the only place viewers can see the totality of the eclipse.”

W9E plans to operate on 80, 40, and 20 meters (and perhaps other bands, if conditions permit), on CW, SSB, and digital modes (JT65, JT9, and PSK31). All amateur operators visiting the area for the eclipse are invited to visit. A copy of your license and photo ID are required to operate. Amateur Radio license testing also will be offered during the event.

While the W9E special event is under way, organizers are planning a joint exercise with ARES® Illinois District 11 Emergency Coordinator W. Bruce Talley, WA9APQ, hoping not only to assist with local communication during the eclipse but to coordinate with other ARES groups as the eclipse travels from northwest to southeast.

“Our plan is to be proactive and ready to respond, as needed,” said Talley. “Local volunteers and those from outside the area are welcome to sign up on the database. We are especially interested if you are coming to the area to view the eclipse and know where you will be stationed.”

Solar Eclipse QSO Party

The Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP), sponsored by HamSCI, will take place on August 21, 1400 to 2200 UTC. As the QST article “The Solar Eclipse QSO Party — Are You Ready?” explains, “The objective…is to flood the airwaves with contacts, all measured by the automated receiver networks of the Reverse Beacon Network, PSKReporter, and WSPRNet. When those observations are combined with the logs from individual stations, the result will be one of the largest ionospheric experiments ever performed.”

Other Total Eclipse Special Events

The South Dakota’s Black Hills Amateur Radio Club in South Dakota plans to operate special event K0E on the day of the eclipse, August 21, 1500-1930 UTC, from Harrison, Nebraska. Operation will be on 20 meters (14.260-14.280 MHz) and on VHF and UHF. Contact Bob Ewing, W0RE, for more information.

The Near Zero Sunlite, Great American Eclipse N0S special event will take place August 20-22, 1400-2200 UTC, in Crystal City, Missouri, sponsored by the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club. Operation will be on or about 3.850, 7.250, and 14.300 MHz. QSL with SASE to Jim Berger, WA0FQK, 131 Ozark Dr, Crystal City, MO 63019.

K7E will be on the air for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse 2017 special event, August 21-22, 1500-0300 UTC, from Laramie, Wyoming, near the path of totality, on or about 7.183 and 14.256 MHz. QSL Perry Lehman, N7FST, 19828 N. 78th Ln, Glendale, AZ 85308.

 

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The North East Wyoming Amateur Radio Association (NEWARA) will field special event W7S from historic downtown Gillette, Wyoming, August 19-21, 1200-0600 UTC, on or about 3.945, 7.265, and 14.265 MHz as well as on 147.360 MHz. QSL to Garth Crowe, WY7GC, PO Box 2208, Gillette, WY 82717.

The Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club (LCARC) will operate special event N7E, August 20-22, 1600-1900 UTC, from Newport, Oregon, on or about 3.820, 7.200, 14.245, and 28.350 MHz. Contact Michael Eastman, N7ONP.

Total Solar Eclipse special event N9E will be on the air on August 21, 1400-2000 UTC, from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 7.180-7.190 MHz. Contact Peter Herman, KD9VV.

The Lewis and Clark Radio Club (LCRC) will operate special event K9HAM from Godfrey, Illinois, on August 21, 0900-1700 UTC, on or about 7.225 and 14.280 MHz. Contact the LCRC for more information.

In North Carolina, the Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society (GGARS), will be on the air as N4S from Lexington, South Carolina, on August 21, 0000-1900 UTC, on or about 7.180 and 3.895 MHz. QSL to Robert Wells, W7CSA, QSL. Robert Wells, 409 Elizabeth St, Gastonia, NC 28054.

The Southern Illinois University Amateur Radio Club (SIUARC) will sponsor W9S, August 18-22, 0000-2359 UTC, from Carbondale, Illinois, CW on 160 meters and all modes on 80 through 10, with a focus on the lower bands. Satellites and 6 meters are also possible. QSL to Martin A Schuette, N9EAT, PO Box 29, Fulton, IL 61252.

Ole Virginia Hams Amateur Radio Club (OVHARC) will sponsor W4E from Lexington, South Carolina, on August 21, 1500-2015 UTC, on or about 3.810, 7.230, and 14.263 MHz and 146.52 MHz FM simplex. QSL to Terry Erlacher, KC4DV, 10855 Felicia Ct, Manassas, VA 20110.

N4C will be on the air from Franklin, North Carolina, August 13-26, 0401-0359 UTC, with members of the Franklin Amateur Radio Club (K2BHQ) operating on or about 7.076, 7.180, 14.076, and 14.230 MHz. A certificate and QSL is available. Franklin ARC, 505 North Sugar Creek Dr, Franklin, NC 28734. The special eclipse US postage stamp will be included.

The AA0RC Solar Eclipse Party will take place August 20-21, 1200-1600 UTC, from Mexico, Missouri, sponsored by Audrain Emergency Communications Inc (AECIMO). Operation will be on 3.970, 3.980, 7.265, and 14.240 MHz. A certificate is available. Mike Wood, WB0IXS, 22374 Audrain Rd 320, Mexico, MO 65265.

This is not a comprehensive list. Search the ARRL Special Events Calendar for additional total eclipse special event operations.

Source:ARRL

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ARRL News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:00pm

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QRZ Now - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:04pm
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