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Planned Experiment Will Disconnect Russia from the Internet

ARRL News - 4 hours 51 min ago

Authorities and major internet providers in Russia intend to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment purportedly aimed at enhancing national security, the Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) has reported. The stated reason for the experiment is to gather insights and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliam...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - 7 hours 23 min ago

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

 

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ARRL Headquarters Seeks Radiosport and Field Services Manager

ARRL News - 9 hours 1 min ago

ARRL is accepting applications for the position of Radiosport and Field Services Manager at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary. The successful candidate would be responsible for managing the Radiosport and Field Services functions, including employee training, and program and services delivery to members and field voluntee...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - 9 hours 21 min ago

Another week passed with no sunspots, and as of February 14 it has been over two weeks since any sunspots were observed, the last on January 30. February 7 through 13 saw average daily solar flux decline from 71.1 to 70.4, compared to the previous seven days. Geomagnetic indices were lower, with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.6 to 8.1, and average mid-latitude A index going f...

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MFJ-1936T GROUND ROD, W/CLAMP,+342T+WIRE BUNDLE

QRZ Now - 9 hours 49 min ago

The MFJ-1936 is a HOT new product from MFJ for those who wish to be QUICK with their antenna set-ups! 

For those hams on-the-go to their next adventure or for those at home needing something stealthy and QUICK and easy-to-hide!

This is the MFJ QuickStik Antenna system. It consists of a durable four foot 3/8 inch diameter copper bonded steel earth ground rod, a 3/8-24 threaded HF antenna pipe mount with SO-239 connector for your coax run, and twenty five feet of counterpoise wire for coupling to the ground rod.

It`s super efficient and a very QUICK setup. Just set the mount, push the rod into the ground, add your antenna, counterpoise wire and coax and operate!!! Use hamsticks, telescopic 20-6 Meter whips, solid whips, screwdrivers, and even motorized screwdriver antennas if you wish.

The Copper ground rod is tough and will last for years of superior service. A pointed end makes it easy to push into the ground. Use it to help bleed off static and RFI and prevent RF hot spots. The wire coupler is built onto the ground rod, just unscrew and screw back for QUICK counterpoise adjustment.

The mount is tough aircraft quality aluminum and will hold up to a 1� pipe. The SO-239 gold-plated connector has a lock washer under the 3/8-24 connector. 

MFJ includes your twenty-five feet of coated wire for your counterpoise. All you
need to do is add your antenna and coax!!! 

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The MFJ-1936 is a HOT new product from MFJ for those who wish to be QUICK with their antenna set-ups!  For those hams on-the-go to their next adventur... Read more

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Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau has New Manager and Address

ARRL News - 11 hours 1 min ago

Erik Andersen, K9EU, of Naperville, Illinois, has assumed the role of manager for the Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau. He is a long-time volunteer with the Bureau as well as a noted and accomplished DXer and contester. He succeeds John Meyers, K9QVB, who served as manager for 2 decades and will remain a sorter and letter dispatcher. The Ninth District Bureau handles more than 45,000 DX QSL c...

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ANNOUNCEMENT – FTM-400XD/FTM-400D/FTM-100D PDN

QRZ Now - 11 hours 29 min ago

Announcement about the new firmware release for the FTM-400XD, FTM-400D, FTM-100D mobiles radio and PDN functionality.

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Latvian Amateur Radio League "Godfather" Herbert “Andy” Anderson, K7GEX, SK

ARRL News - 11 hours 44 min ago

Andy Anderson, K7GEX, of Edmonds, Washington, died February 5 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, he was 84. His friend Andy Neimers, VA7FJT, said Anderson was the “godfather” of the Latvian Amateur Radio League (LRAL) and a founding member of the Latvians Worldwide roundtable net.

“He sent literally tens of thousands of dollars of equipment to get the LRAL off the ground in the early ...

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Handy 5 Elements 1200 Mhz Twin Loop Portable Antenna

QRZ Now - 14 hours 4 min ago
Description Overview It will be 5 elements twin loop antenna of amateur radio 1200Mhz band for mobile. Decomposed and we try to carry. Connector will be the SMA connector. Element is also assembled easily at the time of the movement are adapted to fasten with screws by hand to the boom. It is supposed to be used directly connected to the handy machine with a coaxial tube attached. 5  In this structure will have thought that limit since the previous weight becomes heavy. It will drop a little ahead at present. Material Boom will be in aluminum 8φ. It is about 24cm. Element uses the stainless steel strip of. Not affected by magnetic because It does not rust because it is stainless steel is not a magnetic material. It stopped using the crimp terminals. Coaxial tubes are manufactured in brass (nickel-plated). assembly Element has become to be able to remove it from the boom as shown in the photograph. Reflector from the first mounting the power supply unit during assembly, thank you like us to attach a wave guide. Each element it Yes and is marked in color. The element has the left and right. I think that you attached to match the marking of the position and the elements of the boom of the marking. Characteristic Depends on the environment but, SWR is approximately 2.0 or less in the band as shown in the photograph, the main neighborhood, we have production and adjusted so as to be 1.1 or less. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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News ARISS Plans Do-Over of Slow-Scan TV Transmissions over February 15 – 17 Weekend February 15, 2019 in: News No comments

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is planning another popular slow-scan television (SSTV) event in the wake of an SSTV experiment last weekend, during which signals were reported to have been weak. Even so, more than... Read more

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Are We Entering a Maunder Minimum? [PODCAST]

QRZ Now - 14 hours 39 min ago

ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

We are at the bottom of the current solar cycle, but what are the long-term prospects for improvement?



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ARISS Plans Do-Over of Slow-Scan TV Transmissions over February 15 – 17 Weekend

QRZ Now - 14 hours 50 min ago

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is planning another popular slow-scan television (SSTV) event in the wake of an SSTV experiment last weekend, during which signals were reported to have been weak. Even so, more than 5,500 images were submitted. Transmissions are scheduled to begin on Friday, February 15, at 0845 UTC and run through Sunday, February 17, at 1725 UTC.

“The ARISS team wanted to give the community another opportunity to download the SSTV images we developed for you, given the weak-signal situation that occurred last weekend,” said ARISS-International President Frank Bauer, KA3HDO. He clarified that the same 12 images transmitted last weekend will be used for this weekend’s experiment.

Bauer said it’s not entirely clear what caused the low-signal issue last weekend. “We believe it may have been either a loose feed-line cable or an antenna switch that did not fully engage,” he said. “Once the crew reset the system and checked the cabling and switches, the radio system started to perform nominally.”

ARISS-Russia team member Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, worked with flight controllers to schedule ISS crew time to configure the JVC Kenwood radio to support SSTV operations, which take place from the Service Module. SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.80 MHz using SSTV-mode PD120. These can be received using equipment as simple as a 2-meter handheld radio, a scanner that covers that band, or even an online WebSDR receiver. Copying the images is as simple as connecting the receiver’s audio output to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV.

Transmissions will consist of eight images from the NASA On The Air (NOTA) celebration and four ARISS commemorative images. Received images can be posted and viewed online. ARISS offers an ARISS SSTV Award for those who receive and decode at least one SSTV image in the session.

As always, this SSTV event is dependent on other activities, schedules, and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Check for updates on the ARISS or AMSAT websites, the AMSAT-BB reflector, the ARISS SSTV blog, and the ARISS Facebook page, as well as Twitter @ARISS_status

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WWV 100th Anniversary Special Event Operation in the Planning Stages

QRZ Now - 15 hours 6 sec ago

It’s a celebratory year for the WWV stations. The fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget — once signed — will include full funding for the stations, which also mark their 100th year this fall. The WWV Centennial Committee has a tentative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to mount a special event station this fall adjacent to the WWV site in Colorado to mark the 100th anniversary of the time and frequency standard station, the world’s oldest continuously operating radio station. A memorandum of understanding is in the works.

Dave Swartz, W0DAS, of the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) heads the committee, which is developing plans for an NCARC special event from September 28 through October 2, with a NIST centennial observance tentatively set for October 1.

The NIST budget for WWV, WWVH, and WWVB will remain level for FY 2019. With the funding suspense over, Swartz told ARRL, “our committee is moving forward.”

Swartz and committee members Darren Kalmbach, KC0ZIE, and Kevin Utter, N7GES, met on February 8 with WWV/WWVB/WWVH Station Manager John Lowe, WWV Electronics Technician Glenn Nelson, and WWV Chief Engineer Matt Deutch, N0RGT.

“This was the first meeting for the committee and the first to include NIST upper management,” said Swartz, who called the meeting “very productive.” Swartz said NIST management is “on board” with the celebration, and Deutch plans to attend Hamvention May 17 – 19 to promote the centennial event.

Although the US government cannot fund any Amateur Radio special event expenses, the club members will be allowed to use a 15-acre parcel on WWV property, Swartz explained on the WWV Centennial website. “The operating site lies outside the security fence and simplifies logistics,” he said.

Swartz hopes that other clubs in Colorado will be able to pitch in to make the WWV Centennial a success. The WWV Centennial Committee will meet again on February 22.

Source:ARRL

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US Amateur Radio Population Grows Slightly in 2018

QRZ Now - 15 hours 10 min ago

The US Amateur Radio population once again grew by about 1%, based upon 2017 and 2018 year-end FCC database statistics provided by Joe Speroni, AH0A. The 755,430 total licensees represent nearly 7,300 more ticket holders than those that were in the database at the end of 2017. Nearly 51% of the Amateur Radio population in the US — 384,145 — hold a Technician license. Generals are second with 175,949, and Amateur Extras number 147,369. Advanced and Novice licensee populations continue to decline, with 39,607 Advanced and 8,360 Novices, as the FCC no longer issues Advanced or Novice licenses. A more significant statistic is 31,576 new FCC licenses last year, although that’s 620 fewer than came aboard in 2017.

“New amateur licenses granted by FCC are down 2% over last year,” noted ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, “but this is the fifth year in a row the total has been greater than 31,000. I predict that the number of new licensees will be more than 30,000 at the end of this year as well, and I’m optimistic this trend will continue.”

Upgrades also are down slightly, compared to last year — 9,456 in 2018 versus 9,576 in 2017, she added. “For the fifth year in a row, we have conducted more than 7,000 Amateur Radio exam sessions in a year — an important milestone for the ARRL VEC,” Somma recounted. “Our program continues to provide outstanding service to the ARRL, its members, and the entire Amateur Radio community.”

ARRL VEC filed a total 30,393 license application forms last year, compared to 31,014 in 2017. That includes new, upgrade, modification, renewal, and club station filings. At 7,035 in 2018, the number of exam sessions conducted by ARRL VEC marginally trailed the 7,075 held in 2017. ARRL VEC served 34,493 exam applicants in 2018, compared to 35,352 in 2017. Exam elements administered by ARRL decreased from 47,152 last year to 45,817 this year, Somma said. Nearly 1,800 new Volunteer Examiners (VEs) have been added to the ARRL VEC program.

Source: ARRL

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