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ARRL Audio News Extra from the Dayton Hamvention

ARRL Audio News - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 9:49pm

It's the last day of Hamvention and the bargain hunters are out in force.

Hamvention 2018 - Sunday Roundup

ARRL News - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 8:19pm

Hamvention 2018 is history. It was a rain-plagued event . . . until today. On Sunday, the Sun burst forth and the bargain hunters flocked to the Xenia Fairgrounds. A number of exhibitors commented that it was the largest Hamvention Sunday attendance that they had seen in a long time.

This Hamvention may also be remembered for the number of new products that debuted at the show. In addition to th...

Categories: Amateur radio news

CQ Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

ARRL News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 10:01pm

CQ Magazine has announced the 2018 inductees to its Amateur Radio, DX, and Contest halls of fame.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame added 11 new members for 2018, bringing to 321 the total number of inductees since its establishment in 2001. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio as well as radio amateurs who have made signif...

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ARRL Audio News Extra from the Dayton Hamvention

ARRL Audio News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:18pm
Three interviews from Saturday, May 19.

Hamvention 2018 - Saturday Roundup

ARRL News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:24pm

As with most Dayton Hamventions, Saturday was the big day. The crowds were large with streams of people moving from building to building. The rain showers persisted, accompanied by an afternoon thunderstorm, but the wet episodes were relatively brief. Most attendees had come prepared with everything from umbrellas to rain ponchos.


Hamvention’s attempts to mitigate last year’s mud issues in the f...

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Review of SDRplay SDRduo Two-Tuner SDR Radio

QRZ Now - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:49am

“SDRplay has done it again with an outstanding and technically sophisticated software-defined radio that even at $280 is still a bargain. The video compares this with the previously-released RSP-1A. Have fun with software defined radios. And do serious experimentation, too! Covers 1 kHz to 2 GHz, and no, that’s not a misprint!”

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The AlexLoop has long been the gold standard of the portable magnetic loop antenna. The AlexLoop Premier is the new and further enhanced version of the original AlexLoop with specially manufactured ULTRA LOW LOSS MONO BLOCK GOLD PLATED PL25... Read more

App - Mobile QRZ.com App for Android now in Beta Testing May 07, 2018 in: App - Mobile No comments

 The updates to QRZ’s Android App, formerly known as QRZDroid have been released and are available to those who are interested in trying it out. The app has a new name, now known as QRZ Assistant. There are a bunch of new features and... Read more

Review Review of SDRplay SDRduo Two-Tuner SDR Radio May 19, 2018 in: Review No comments

“SDRplay has done it again with an outstanding and technically sophisticated software-defined radio that even at $280 is still a bargain. The video compares this with the previously-released RSP-1A. Have fun with software defined radi... Read more

Equipment Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz May 18, 2018 in: Equipment No comments

Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz Transceiver  More specifications and info will be posted here as it becomes available! Full Down Conversion RX H-mode Mixer High C/N 1st LO Built-in Roofing Filters 500Hz / 2.7kHz / 6kHz / 15kHz (270Hz Optional... Read more

Digital Modes Third Public Test of FT8 DXpediton Mode Deemed a Success May 09, 2018 in: Digital Modes No comments

The third public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode on May 5 is being called a success. The goal of the exercise was to simulate a rare DXpedition pileup on FT8 by having many stations (“Hounds”) calling and trying to work a designated pseudo DXpe... Read more

 

 

Hamvention 2018 - Friday Roundup

ARRL News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:44pm

Friday was damp at the Dayton Hamvention, but the rain showers did little to deter the crowds. In fact, many seemed to even prefer overcast conditions to the alternative: sun and heat.

Perhaps as a consequence of the rain, the indoor exhibit areas were packed. At times the crowds revived memories of Hamvention at Hara Arena when movement was next to impossible with human traffic jams in the aisl...

Categories: Amateur radio news

Hamvention 2018: ARRL Renews Memorandum of Understanding with SATERN, Promotes Partnerships at Forum

ARRL News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:28pm

ARRL and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) today renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations that spells out how they will work together in disaster and emergency responses. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, signed the MoU on behalf of ARRL on Hamvention’s opening day in Xenia, Ohio. SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, represented...

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ARRL Audio News Extra from the Dayton Hamvention

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:54pm

A brief summary of Friday events at the world's largest Amateur Radio convention.

Alinco DJ-MD5T VHF/UHF 5W DMR HT

QRZ Now - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:04pm

Alinco DJ-MD5T VHF/UHF 5W DMR DUal Mode Tier I/II HT

Features:

  • DMR Tier I and Tier II
  • 1.77 inch TFT color LCD
  • VFO/MR Switch
  • Output Power Selection (5W / 2.5W / 1W / 0.2W)
  • 4000 channel memory
  • SMS (Digital Mode)
  • Communication recording (Digital mode)
  • Individual / Group / All Call (Digital mode)
  • CTCSS / DCS / DTMF / 2Tone / 5Tone encode and decode (Analog mode)
  • Selectable battery-save
  • 1700mAh Li-ion battery
Specifications:
  • Frequency Range: 136-174MHz / 400-480MHz
  • Channel Capacity: 4000ch
  • Channel Spacing: 25KHz (analog) / 12.5KHz (digital/analog)
  • Operating Voltage: DC 7.4V
  • Frequency Stability: +-2.5ppm
  • Weight: 256G (with battery pack and antenna)
  • Power Output: 5W / 2.5W / 1W / 0.2W
  • Modulation (Digital): 7K60FXD / 7K60FXE
  • Modulation (Analog): 16K0F3E / 11K0F3E

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Recent Posts Alinco DJ-MD5T VHF/UHF 5W DMR HT May 18, 2018 No comments

Alinco DJ-MD5T VHF/UHF 5W DMR DUal Mode Tier I/II HT Features: DMR Tier I and Tier II 1.77 inch TFT color LCD VFO/MR Switch Output Power Selection (5W... Read more

Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz May 18, 2018 No comments

Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz Transceiver  More specifications and info will be posted here as it becomes available! Full Down Conversion RX H-mode Mi... Read more

Introduction to the RSPduo Dual tuner 14-bit 1kHz – 2GHz SDR May 18, 2018 No comments

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Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR May 18, 2018 No comments

Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR  Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR Reservation ** Get in line! Reserve yours today, risk free! ** This radio has NOT... Read more

FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes May 18, 2018 No comments

Despite largely dismal HF conditions, there is no doubt that the recent FT8 digital protocol has made hams more enthusiastic about getting on the air.... Read more

ARRL to Show Off Ham Radio at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 May 16, 2018 No comments

With support from member volunteers, ARRL will put Amateur Radio on display for visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 — the giant, annual airshow Ju... Read more

Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz

QRZ Now - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:38am
Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz Transceiver 

More specifications and info will be posted here as it becomes available!

Full Down Conversion RX

  • H-mode Mixer
  • High C/N 1st LO
Built-in Roofing Filters
  • 500Hz / 2.7kHz / 6kHz / 15kHz (270Hz Optional)
7 Inch Color TFT Display
  • Roofing Frequency Sampling Band Scope
  • Auto Scroll Mode
  • Multi Information System

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Recent Posts Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz May 18, 2018 No comments

Kenwood TS-890S 100W HF/50MHz Transceiver  More specifications and info will be posted here as it becomes available! Full Down Conversion RX H-mode Mi... Read more

Introduction to the RSPduo Dual tuner 14-bit 1kHz – 2GHz SDR May 18, 2018 No comments

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Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR May 18, 2018 No comments

Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR  Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR Reservation ** Get in line! Reserve yours today, risk free! ** This radio has NOT... Read more

FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes May 18, 2018 No comments

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Buildout of Nationwide First Responder Broadband Network Could Drive ARES Changes June 02, 2017 No comments

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AT&T offers $7,500 reward to catch tower vandals November 27, 2015 No comments

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Introduction to the RSPduo Dual tuner 14-bit 1kHz – 2GHz SDR

QRZ Now - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:58am

The RSPduo is a high performance dual tuner SDR.

Housed in a high quality steel enclosure, each tuner can operate individually anywhere between 1 kHz and 2 GHz with up to 10 MHz of bandwidth or both tuners can operate simultaneously anywhere between 1 kHz and 2 GHz with up to 2 MHz of bandwidth.

A high stability reference along with external clocking features makes this device ideally suited to industrial, scientific & educational applications

RSPduo Pricing – $279.95 (£239.94 inc VAT in EU) plus shipping – INCLUDES SDRuno!

RSPDUO DATASHEET INTRODUCTION DOCUMENT

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Antenna EVER WONDER IF A FULL-SIZE 40M YAGI MAKES A DIFFERENCE? by AA7XT September 18, 2015 in: Antenna No comments

Check out this YouTube clip that Ulf SM3RAB made A/Bing the K1N DXpedition on a Magnum 340 full-size 3 element Yagi that uses the G0KSC OP-DES feed system (InnovAntennas Euro version of the Force 12 Magnum 340). Blasting in vs. inaudible! Read more

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Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR May 18, 2018 No comments

Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR  Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR Reservation ** Get in line! Reserve yours today, risk free! ** This radio has NOT... Read more

FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes May 18, 2018 No comments

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Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR May 18, 2018 No comments

Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR  Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR Reservation ** Get in line! Reserve yours today, risk free! ** This radio has NOT... Read more

FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes May 18, 2018 No comments

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:31am
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Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR

QRZ Now - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:46am
Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR 

Yaesu FT-DX101D HF/50MHz 100W SDR Reservation

** Get in line! Reserve yours today, risk free! **
This radio has NOT been approved by the FCC for sale and this is not an offer to sell this radio. Placing an order for this reservation entitles you to right of refusal on a first-come-first-serve basis when this radio becomes available for sale. Once the radio has received FCC approval and pricing has been announced, you will be sent an email to complete your order. In most cases, reservation holders are offered a lower price than those who place their order after the radio is released.

YAESU is excited to introduce a new High-Class HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver – FTDX101D and the first sample will be seen at Dayton Hamvention 2018.

The new FTDX101D is utilizing the latest SDR Technology and classified as our High-End HF line, the FTDX series, which amateurs have come to know represents quality.

A few of the remarkable features of the new FTDX101D are;

  • YAESU High-Class HF/ 50MHz 100W Transceiver
  • SDR Technology and Waterfall Display
  • Large Touch Panel precision color display
  • Active Band Monitor enables rapid band changes with LED illumination of the operating band
  • Independent control of the Main and Sub Bands allows effortless operation for the serious contester needing to move quickly between the amateur bands
  • High-Q VC Tuning Front-End
  • Main tuning dial for Main and Sub Band frequency control includes an Outer Dial for clarifier, VC tuning, fine tuning or custom settings.

As you may recall, the name “101” comes from Yaesu’s legendary-popular best seller FT-101 series. With all its strength, YAESU produced this new HF transceiver to carry on the tradition of high quality known from the original 101 series. The new FTDX101D will be certain to satisfy the variety of many amateur radio enthusiasts’ demands.

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The third public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode on May 5 is being called a success. The goal of the exercise was to simulate a rare DXpedition pileup on... Read more

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FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes

QRZ Now - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:22am

Despite largely dismal HF conditions, there is no doubt that the recent FT8 digital protocol has made hams more enthusiastic about getting on the air. The mode has caught on so quickly that co-developer Joe Taylor expressed surprise last fall at the rapid uptake of FT8 for making contacts on HF bands. Judging by Logbook of The World (LoTW) data, more than 2.3 million FT8 contacts were uploaded in 1 month — a net gain of 1.2 million contacts on all modes over the same month last year, ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, said. Over the same period, activity in some of the other modes has declined.

“Year-to-date DXCC applications are up by 11% over the same period last year,” Fusaro said. “So far, we have processed 898 Worked All States (WAS) applications — a 72% increase over the same period last year. Of those applications 347 — or 39% — were FT8 endorsements. Application for VUCC are also up by 33% over 2017.”

Fusaro said that while some feel that FT8 is “taking over the world,” subsuming all other modes, that’s not the case. “Activity in the traditional modes of SSB and CW has decreased only slightly, by 10%,” he said. “The real decrease is in RTTY and PSK activity and in the other WSJT-X modes. I believe poor propagation would have cut into SSB and CW activity, regardless of the new mode.” Anecdotal reports support Fusaro’s hard numbers, with wall-to-wall signals surrounding the FT8 watering holes.

Late last year, Denny Berg, WB9MSM, achieved his goal of completing DXCC using FT8. It took him just 4 months.

“I can tell all of you that this mode is spreading like wildfire throughout all the HF bands,” Berg told The Daily DX at the time. He said he was able to work all states on FT8 in about 6 weeks of operating.

Taylor has characterized SSB and CW as “general-purpose modes” that are good for ragchewing, DXing, contesting, disaster communication, and other purposes. On the other hand, he has said, FT8 and the other protocols in the WSJT-X suite are “special-purpose modes,” designed for making reliable, error-free contacts using signals that may be too weak to work using more traditional modes — and sometimes even too far down in the noise even to hear.

Source:ARRL

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  iSDR is a software defined radio application compatible with the iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™. iSDR is designed for experimenters, shortwave listeners, and amateur radio enthusiasts who would like a truly portable software-defined... Read more

VHF Announcing the BTECH GMRS-V1 October 14, 2016 in: VHF No comments

Announcing the BTECH GMRS-V1 We are excited to announce the most flexible GMRS radio, the BTECH GMRS-V1. The GMRS-V1 includes 23 modifiable channels for GMRS and 105 scanner memories. Unique capabilities, such as on-the-fly channel modifica... Read more

Recent Posts MFJ-269C HF/VHF/220MHZ/UHF,.530-230,415-470MHZ,SWR ANALYZER February 28, 2016 No comments

MFJ-269C Covers 530 KHz-230 MHz and 415-470 MHz . . . SWR . . . Complex RFImpedance: Resistance(R) and Reactance(X) or Magnitude(Z) and Phase(degrees)... Read more

TESTING THE RTL-SDR ON WINDOWS 10 June 09, 2015 No comments

TESTING THE RTL-SDR ON WINDOWS 10 RTL-SDR.com reader Marty Wittrock has written in to let us know that he has been successful in getting his HF modifi... Read more

Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award December 14, 2017 No comments

Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the nation... Read more

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY – 141st anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi April 24, 2015 No comments

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY – 141st anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi  The Lions Club in collaboration with the ARI Rapallo and the su... Read more

Amateur Radio Volunteer Response Continues to Historic Hurricane Irma September 11, 2017 No comments

“We have survived Hurricane Irma.” That assessment came this morning from ARRL West Central Florida (WCF) Section Manager Darrell Davis, KT4WX, who re... Read more

Yaesu FTM 3200DR Transceiver- ARRL Review Video November 09, 2016 No comments

FTM-3200DR C4FM FDMA / FM 2-Meter TRANSCEIVER   The new FTM-3200DR is a ruggedly built yet compact C4FM/FM VHF mobile transceiver, providing high outp... Read more

ACOM HF Log-periodic Antenna June 04, 2016 No comments

ACOM, Bulgaria manufactures a range of 8, 10 and 12 element HF log-periodic antennas. Their main features are:  designed and produced to give top perf... Read more

2016 ARRL DXCC Yearbook Now Available April 07, 2017 No comments

The 2016 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is now available for viewing and downloading here. The DXCC Yearbook includes the 2016 Annual List, as well as the 2016 Cl... Read more

Be the First — 2018 ARRL Field Day Gear is Here! March 29, 2018 No comments

ARRL Field Day — the most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio — is June 23-24, and official gear and supplies are now available from A... Read more

FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes

ARRL News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:01am

Despite largely dismal HF conditions, there is no doubt that the recent FT8 digital protocol has made hams more enthusiastic about getting on the air. The mode has caught on so quickly that co-developer Joe Taylor expressed surprise last fall at the rapid uptake of FT8 for making contacts on HF bands. Judging by Logbook of The World (LoTW) data, more than 2.3 million FT8 contacts were uploaded ...

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Solar Eclipse QSO Party Research Results Published in Geophysical Research Letters

ARRL News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:28pm

The first science results from the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) last August 21 have been published in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters. In the paper, “Modeling Amateur Radio Soundings of the Ionospheric Response to the 2017 Great American Eclipse,” Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, and team present Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) observations of the SEQP and compare t...

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Radio Contact Planned Between Cape Cod and Newfoundland During Marconi Daughter’s Visit

ARRL News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:53pm

During the planned visit of radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, to Cape Cod National Seashore on May 31, she has been invited to take part in a scheduled contact between KM1CC on the Cape and the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) club in St John’s Newfoundland. SONRA will use VO1AA.

“Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, will serve as the net controller, so a few ...

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Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Honored by Lawmakers on “el Día del Radioaficionado”

ARRL News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:15pm

The Amateur Radio community of Puerto Rico was honored by the island’s House of Representatives on May 8 in San Juan as part of the celebration of el Día del Radioaficionado (Radio Amateur Day), observed each year on the second Tuesday of May. The office of Representative Nestor Alonso-Vega, WP4BL, prepared a resolution. ARRL Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF, was among those on ha...

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ARISS Kicking Off 2018 Fundraising Effort at Hamvention

ARRL News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:03pm

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station team (ARISS) team and Hamvention® will be working together again this year, as ARISS kicks off its 2018 fundraising campaign. That will include a special drawing on the last day of Hamvention to award an ARISS Challenge Coin display, valued at $200.

“We are happy to be able to make the ARISS Challenge Coin display a very special part of Sunday...

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