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NEAR-Fest XXIII to Host Youth Science and Technology Expo

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:37pm

The New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) and the Deerfield Fair Association will present a science and technology exposition for young people at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, in Deerfield, New Hampshire, Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13, as part of NEAR-Fest XXIII.

Each spring and fall, the New England Tech Trek (NET2) provides middle- and high-school students with an informal...

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Investigation into International Space Station Leak Continues

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:06pm

NASA has issued a statement regarding a leak affecting the International Space Station (ISS). On August 29, a mysterious 2-millimeter hole was discovered on a Soyuz capsule docked to the ISS, resulting in a pressure leak.

The Soyuz capsule last carried to the ISS cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, and astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor, KG5TMT, and Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO. It is scheduled to return the...

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ARRL Audio News - October 5, 2018

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:44am
ARRL Audio News - October 5, 2018

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:43am

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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The K7RA Solar Update – 10/05/2018

QRZ Now - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:08am
Sunspots

Sunspots finally returned on September 29, after over two weeks with none.

Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 9.6, and average daily solar flux increased from 67.9 to 68.4 over the past week, September 27 through October 3.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 10.9 to 7.7, while average mid-latitude A index changed from 7.9 to 6.1.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on October 5-18, 70 on October 19 through November 2, 68 on November 3-14, and 70 on November 15-18.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on October 5-6, 20 on October 7-8, 12 on October 9-10, then 10, 8, 5, 12 and 8 on October 11-15, 5 on October 16-17, then 10, 25, 14, 8 and 12 on October 18-22, 8 on October 23-25, then 10, 6, 12, 8 and 5 on October 26-30, then 8 on October 31 through November 2, then 20, 35, 10, 18 and 15 on November 3-7, then 8, 5, 10, 8 and 5 on November 8-12, and 5, 10, 25, 15, 8 and 12 on November 13-18.

 

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period October 05-31, 2018 from F.K Janda, OK1HH.

Geomagnetic field will be:

Quiet on October 15-16, 29-30

Quiet to unsettled on October 12, 14, 27, 31

Quiet to active on October 5, 10-11, 20, 22-26

Unsettled to active on October 6, 9, 17, 28

Active to disturbed on October 7-8, 13, 18-19, 21

Solar wind will intensify on October 7-9, 11-13, 18-20, (27-28)

Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

 

From Australia’s Space Weather Services:

SWS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 18/22 ISSUED AT 0417 UTC/05 OCTOBER 2018 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE.

Geomagnetic activity is expected to increase to active levels on UTC day 7 Oct and to minor storm levels on 8 Oct. There is a remote chance that for short periods the geomagnetic activity may even reach major storm levels during this interval.

The disturbance is due to the expected arrival of CIR (Corotating Interaction Regions) and HSS (High Speed Streams) associated with a large recurrent positive polarity north polar connected coronal hole. The aurora may be visible on the local nights of the 7 and 8 October from Tasmania, coastline of Victoria and Southwest coast of Western Australia.

INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM FROM 07-09 OCTOBER 2018

GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST

07 Oct:  Active

08 Oct:  Minor Storm

09 Oct:  Active

 

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Following the recent temporary shutdown of the solar observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, the local newspaper in Alamogordo ran this article by local astronomer Alan Hale, explaining some solar physics:https://bit.ly/2zQlwR0

 

Ted Leaf, K6HI, had a comment about the K9SQG 40-meter observations last week. “Forty meters may be dead for DX, but not for NVIS. We have a daily 40m net at 4pm local Hawaii time. Goes all over the islands, out to more than 200 miles. Lots of S9+ signals. For a very low antenna, tell me how well you get out for DX?”

NVIS is Near Vertical Incidence Skywave propagation. See https://www.qsl.net/wb5ude/nvis/ .

K9SQG wrote on September 28: “Interestingly, I’ve been having nightly schedules on 40 meters between Dayton, Ohio and Wimberley Texas, a distance of about 1500 miles perhaps, and signals both ways are +20-30 over S9 for an hour or more at a time. This is in the 9:30 to 11 pm range, Eastern time. I’m going to try earlier in the evening too and see about that.”

 

On September 28, Bil Paul, KD6JUI, wrote: “Here’s your kayak guy, Tad. I was operating today from the boat on 17 and 20-meter CW. I was using a poor wire antenna but managed two contacts on 17 meters.

However, I was amazed to hear France (F6HKA) and Italy (I8QJU) coming in loud and clear on 20-meter CW. I was unable to get any contacts on 20 meters but was surprised to hear these guys coming in like locals at around 1 pm Pacific time.”

 

The November 2016 issue of QST features an article by KD6JUI describing his kayak operations. http://www.arrl.org/news/kd6jui-wins-november-qst-cover-plaque-award

 

Charles, KW6G, wrote: “The equinox effects are definitely significant. Wednesday night, September 26, I worked an all-time new one for me: ZD9CW on Tristan de Cunha Island. He was on 40 meters around 0700 UTC and I got him on CW on the third call! I was running my Icom IC-7600 transceiver driving an Avon 1010 amplifier to a ground-mounted Butternut HF9V vertical antenna. I have copied him last night as well.

“Longer propagation does have its advantages. However, after working 277 DXCC entities, finding new ones during this time of the solar cycle is pretty difficult.”

 

Regarding comments by NN4X last week about noctilucent clouds and e-skip, Jon Jones, N0JK, mentioned that he discussed this subject in the most recent World Above 50 MHz column in QST.

 

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service at http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-Sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for September 27 through October 3, 2018 were 0, 0, 13, 14, 14, 14, and 12, with a mean of 9.6. 10.7 cm flux was 67.1, 69.1, 68.7, 68.3, 70.1, 67, and 68.4, with a mean of 68.4. Estimated planetary A indices were 7, 8, 10, 6, 9, 8, and 6, with a mean of 7.7. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 6, 8, 9, 4, 6, 6, and 4, with a mean of 6.1.

Source:ARRL

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:47am

Sunspots finally returned on September 29, after over two weeks with none.

Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 9.6, and average daily solar flux increased from 67.9 to 68.4 over the past week, September 27 through October 3.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 10.9 to 7.7, while average mid-latitude A index changed from 7.9 to 6.1.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on October 5-18...

Categories: Amateur radio news

AMSAT-DL Symposium Hears Update on Es’hail-2 Satellite – SpaceX

QRZ Now - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:34pm
Es’hail-2 – Amateur Radio satellite – SpaceX

Progress toward the launch of the Es’Hail-2 geostationary Amateur Radio satellite was reported as AMSAT-DL held its annual symposium on September 29 at the Institute for Environment and Future Research (IUZ) Bochum Observatory in Germany. Es’hail-2 is set to go into space this fall or early winter aboard a SpaceX vehicle; a specific launch date is not available. AMSAT-DL President Peter Gülzow, DB2OS, and Achim Vollhardt, DH2VA, reported that AMSAT-DL recently finalized the individual components for the Es’hail-2 ground station in Doha, Qatar.

“Last week, we finished the work and made the equipment ready to ship,” Gülzow said. The components are to be installed in Qatar in the near future. A second facility at the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) in Doha will serve as a backup, while a third ground station will be installed at Bochum Observatory.

Es’Hail-2 will offer two AMSAT-DL-designed Phase 4 Amateur Radio transponders operating in the 2.4 GHz and 10.450 GHz bands. A 250 kHz bandwidth linear transponder is intended for conventional analog operation, while an 8 MHz bandwidth transponder will provide experimental digital modulation schemes and DVB digital amateur television (DATV). Both transponders will be equipped with antennas capable of providing full coverage of about one-third of Earth’s surface. 

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“We hope to be able to present live broadcasts in DATV at the next HAM RADIO [in Friedrichshafen], June 21 – 23,” Gülzow said.

AMSAT-DL has been offering technical assistance on the Es’Hail-2 project. The commercial Qatari satellite will provide the first Amateur Radio geostationary communication and will be capable of linking amateurs from Brazil to Thailand.

Gülzow will deliver a presentation, “Es’hail-2 and its Amateur Radio Payload” at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium, October 13 – 14, as part of the Radio Society of Great Britain Convention in Milton Keynes, England.

Colloquium presentations will be live-streamed starting October 13 at 0830 UTC. Recordings of all presentations will be posted on the AMSAT-UK YouTube channelfollowing the event.

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APRS, Baofeng , and Buying Used – Ham Radio Q&A

QRZ Now - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 6:11pm

 

 FCC Enforcement Advisory – Baofeng Update APRS Digipeaters and Wide1-1 path: 01:03 Buying Used Ham Radio Gear: 05:04 Update to the Illegal Baofeng Radio Saga: 08:31

 

Links referenced: FCC Enforcement Advisory DA-18-980A1:

 

From: ARRL

ARRL has taken a minor exception to the wording of a September 24 FCC Enforcement Advisory pertaining to the importation, marketing and sale of VHF and UHF transceivers and is in discussion with FCC personnel to resolve the matter. The Enforcement Advisory was in response to the importation into the US of certain radio products that are not FCC certified for use in any radio service, but identified as Amateur Radio equipment.

“While much of this equipment is actually usable on Amateur bands, the radios are also capable of operation on non-amateur frequencies allocated to radio services that require the use of equipment that has been FCC-certified,” ARRL said. “Such equipment is being marketed principally to the general public via mass e-marketers and not to Amateur Radio licensees.”

ARRL said the upshot is that the general public has been purchasing these radios in large quantities, and they are being used on the air by unlicensed individuals. “

“Radio amateurs have complained of increased, unlicensed use of amateur allocations by people who are clearly unlicensed and unfamiliar with Amateur radio operating protocols,” ARRL said. But while it supports the general tenor and intent of the Enforcement Advisory, ARRL said it disagrees with the FCC on one point.

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“In several places, the Enforcement Advisory makes the point that ‘anyone importing, advertising or selling such noncompliant devices should stop immediately, and anyone owning such devices should not use them,’” ARRL pointed out. “The Advisory broadly prohibits the ‘use’ of such radios, but our view is that there is no such prohibition relative to licensed Amateur Radio use — entirely within amateur allocations — of a radio that may be capable of operation in non-amateur spectrum, as long as it is not actually used to transmit in non-amateur spectrum.

ARRL has had extensive discussions about this issue with FCC Wireless Bureau and Enforcement Bureau staff, and those discussions are ongoing.

“It is important to protect the flexibility of the Amateur Service as essentially an experimental radio service, but it is also very important to stop the unlawful importation and marketing of illegal radios in the United States and the use of those radios by unlicensed persons,” ARRL maintained. “We will keep our members informed as our discussions with FCC on this subject continue.”

Source:ARRL

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Online Fundraising Campaign Backs ISS Radio Upgrades

ARRL News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:57pm

ARISS and AMSAT are supporting a FundRazr campaign to raise $150,000 for critical ham radio infrastructure upgrades on the International Space Station (ISS).

“ARISS is in critical need of infrastructure upgrades to ensure that programs such as talking to astronauts in space using Amateur Radio can continue,” ARISS International President Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, said. ARISS seeks several upgrades, i...

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IARU Region 1 Volunteers and Partners Getting Behind WRC-19 50 MHz

QRZ Now - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:53pm
IARU Region 1 – Spectrum

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) volunteers are continuing their work toward a favorable outcome for World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.1, which seeks a 6-meter allocation for the Amateur Radio Service in Region 1 in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Table of Frequency Allocations. The effort is aimed at aligning the band with the 50 MHz allocations in ITU Regions 2 and 3. In a news release, IARU Region 1 (IARU R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, described extensive work in various forums and the ITU aimed at gaining support for a 6-meter band in Region 1, rather than the current country-by-country allocations.

“IARU has represented the global voice of Amateur Radio in these meetings, arguing that new applications in Amateur Radio require significant bandwidth at 50 MHz and has set out a proposed utilization of the band which supports its claim,” Beattie said. He added that the IARU has also engaged in extensive work on sharing studies using propagation models recognized by the ITU and the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT).

“The Amateur Service has met strong opposition from a few nation states who argue that the 50 MHz band is already allocated to other services in their countries — following the closure of many broadcasting stations in recent years which operated in this band — and believe that sharing the band presents problems,” Beattie said.

CEPT Project Team D has prepared two Agenda 1.1 options. The majority of CEPT administrations actively participating in discussions preferred one proposal for a 2 MHz secondary allocation. The second option, the result of a major compromise and preferred by IARU and the European Radio Amateurs’ Organization (EURAO), would see a 500 kHz primary allocation of 50.0 – 50.5 MHz, paired with a secondary allocation of 50.5 – 52.0 MHz. Beattie said either option would be an improvement over the status quo.

Additional meetings lie ahead, including a CEPT Conference Preparatory Group (CPG) meeting in November, and the ITU Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in February.

“It is hoped that the cooperation between IARU and EURAO will continue in future CEPT activities, which are relevant to Amateur Radio,” Beattie said.

Source:ARRL

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IARU Region 1 Volunteers and Partners Getting Behind WRC-19 50 MHz Agenda Item

ARRL News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:53pm

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) volunteers are continuing their work toward a favorable outcome for World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.1, which seeks a 6-meter allocation for the Amateur Radio Service in Region 1 in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Table of Frequency Allocations. The effort is aimed at aligning the band with the 50 MHz a...

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Tania’s Story: Morse code meets machine learning

QRZ Now - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:24am
Morse code About Morse for Gboard

Developer Tania Finlayson found her voice through Morse code. Now she’s partnering with Google to bring Morse code to Gboard, so others can try it for accessible communication.

Morse code for Gboard includes settings that allow users to customize the keyboard to their unique usage needs. It works in tandem with Android Accessibility features like Switch Access and Point Scan.

This provides access to Gboard’s AI driven predictions and suggestions, as well as an entry point to AI-powered products, like the Google Assistant.

 

ote: Morse code is available for English (United States) on devices running Android 5.0 and higher.

Step 1: Download Gboard

On your Android phone or tablet, install Gboard.

Step 2: Set up the Morse keyboard
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap System  Languages & input.
  3. Tap Virtual keyboard  Gboard.
  4. Tap Languages  English (U.S.).
  5. Swipe right through the options, and then tap Morse code.
  6. Tap Done.
Step 3: Use Morse code
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open any app that you can type with, like Gmail or Keep.
  2. Tap where you can enter text.
  3. Tap the Globe . If you have other languages set up, tap again until you reach Morse code.
  4. Enter text using the dot (.) and dash (-).

The Morse code layout works with accessibility services, like TalkBack, Switch Access, or Select to Speak.

Tip: To play a game and find other learning tools, visit g.co/morse.

Connect an external switch

You can use Android Switch Access to enter Morse code with an external switch device.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap System  Languages & input  Physical keyboard.
  3. Turn on Show virtual keyboard.

Gboard will automatically recognize the keys your switch device has assigned to the dot (.) and dash (-) characters.

Tip: If you have more than 2 switches, you can assign more actions to the other switches.

Change settings for Morse layout
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap System  Languages & input.
  3. Tap Virtual keyboard  Gboard.
  4. Tap Languages  Morse code.
  5. From here, you can turn on settings, like Sound on keypressCharacter timeout, and Enable key repeat.
Hear feedback when you type
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, follow steps 1-4 in “Change settings for Morse layout.”
  2. Turn on Sound on keypress.
Change character timeout

You can change how long Gboard waits before it turns a Morse code sequence into a letter. You can also send each letter manually.

  • Change how long Gboard waits: Touch and hold the spacebar. Then tap Language Settings  Morse (U.S.)  Character timeout.
  • Send a letter to the text field manually: Set “Character timeout” to “Never.” Then press the spacebar where you see the Morse code.
Set word timeout

If you turn on this feature, you can control how long before letters turn into words when you type.

  • This setting is off by default, so there’s no timeout.
  • If you set the timeout to one second, and then type “hello,” your keyboard adds the word and a space to the text field after one second.

Note: When you turn on word timeout, your keyboard autocorrects, suggests, and predicts words as usual.

Repeat keystrokes

To repeat keystrokes: Hold down the dot (.) or dash (-).

When key repeat is on, you can:

  • Set when to start repeating
  • Set the speed of the repeat rate

 

IOS

Step 1: Download Gboard

On your iPhone or iPad, install Gboard.

Step 2: Set up the Morse keyboard

Important: If you have more than 3 languages, you’ll need to remove a language before you can add Morse.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gboard app .
  2. Tap Languages  Add Language.
  3. Scroll down and tap Morse Code (US).
Step 3: Use Morse code
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open any app that you can type with, like Gmail or Keep.
  2. Tap where you can enter text.
  3. Touch and hold the Globe .
  4. Tap Morse code (US).
  5. Enter text using the dot (.) and dash (-).

Tip: To play a game and find other learning tools, visit g.co/morse.

Change settings for Morse layout
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gboard app .
  2. Tap Languages.
  3. Scroll down and tap Morse Code (US).
  4. From here, you can turn on settings, like Sound on keypressCharacter timeout, and Key repeat.
Hear feedback when you type
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, follow steps 1-3 in “Change settings for Morse layout.”
  2. Turn on Sound on keypress.
Change character timeout

You can change how long Gboard waits before it turns a Morse code sequence into a letter. You can also send each letter manually.

  • Change how long Gboard waits: Touch and hold the spacebar. Then tap Language Settings  Morse (U.S.)  Character timeout.
  • Send a letter to the text field manually: Set “Character timeout” to “Never.” Then press the spacebar where you see the Morse code.
Set word timeout

If you turn on this feature, you can control how long before letters turn into words when you type.

  • This setting is off by default, so there’s no timeout.
  • If you set the timeout to one second, and then type “hello,” your keyboard adds the word and a space to the text field after one second.

Note: When you turn on word timeout, your keyboard autocorrects, suggests, and predicts words as usual.

Repeat keystrokes

To repeat keystrokes: Hold down the dot (.) or dash (-).

When key repeat is on, you can:

  • Set when to start repeating
  • Set the speed of the repeat rate

 

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October 4 marks the 61st anniversary of the launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik 1, Earth’s first artificial satellite. The Soviets heralded the launch as a national triumph, and the space race between the USSR and the US began.

Sputnik 1 was a 58-centimeter diameter, polished aluminum sphere sprouting four antennas and transmitting a 1 W signal on 20.005 and 40.002 MHz, putting it within the range of nearly any radio amateur. Orbiting the planet about once every 96 minutes, Sputnik 1 could be seen from Earth. Following the launch, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology’s HF radio station WWV even halted its nighttime 20 MHz transmissions to avoid interfering with the satellite’s signal.

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ARRL has taken a minor exception to the wording of a September 24 FCC Enforcement Advisory pertaining to the importation, marketing and sale of VHF and UHF transceivers and is in discussion with FCC personnel to resolve the matter. The Enforcement Advisory was in response to the importation into the US of certain radio products that are not FCC certified for use in any radio service, but identified as Amateur Radio equipment.

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