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

ARRL News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:30am

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 ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:00am
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Test Equipment Basics – Ham Nation 389

QRZ Now - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:57am

Relief efforts in Cuba, testing equipment, aurora updates. Coordinating emergency communications in Cuba, Dr. Skov with solar weather and an aurora update, testing equipment and building circuits with a rotary spot weld cutter with George, chatroom questions with Amanda, and more! Hosts: George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden

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Show More App - Mobile APRSdroid – APRS for Android February 16, 2015 No comments

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Show More (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Antenna 40M UltraLight QRP magnetic loop antenna + TEST [ XIEGU X5105 ] February 06, 2019 in: Antenna No comments

“In this video I want to show you the 40M band UltraLight Magnetic Loop Antenna, how to setup it and testing in the real QRP conditions. During this test was running a Black Sea Contest so the 40M band was very crowded and full of QRM... Read more

Recent Posts Test Equipment Basics – Ham Nation 389 February 14, 2019 No comments

Relief efforts in Cuba, testing equipment, aurora updates. Coordinating emergency communications in Cuba, Dr. Skov with solar weather and an aurora up... Read more

Radio Hams transfer Crypto ( BitCoin ) Currency on 40m band February 14, 2019 No comments

Radio hams transfer Crypto Currency on 40m band CryptoVibes reports amateur radio was used to send Bitcoin from Toronto to Michigan on 7.077 MHz using... Read more

US Navy Explores Amateur Radio as a Training Adjunct February 14, 2019 No comments

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has adopted Amateur Radio training as a possible new approach to basic RF and electro... Read more

New Light & A Guest Star: Solar Storm Forecast 02-13-2019 February 13, 2019 No comments

“We are finally beginning to quiet down after exiting an extended source of sporadic fast solar wind hitting Earth over the past ten days. We ma... Read more

Es’hailSat 2 portable reception February 13, 2019 No comments

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Radio Hams transfer Crypto ( BitCoin ) Currency on 40m band

QRZ Now - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:30am
Radio hams transfer Crypto Currency on 40m band

CryptoVibes reports amateur radio was used to send Bitcoin from Toronto to Michigan on 7.077 MHz using the digital mode JS8Call

The transfer was made on February 12 between radio amateurs @nvk in Toronto and Sam Patterson @SamuelPatt in Michigan (MI).

This is believed to be the first transfer of a Bitcoin across national borders using amateur radio.

 

Second attempt today, through the #SnowStorm.

Sending free #Bitcoin over #JS8Call [7.077Mhz]

To RX you don’t need a Ham license–in most countries. Get your SDR connected to @js8call and a 7Mhz (40m) antenna.

*(for experimental non-commercial purpose)

— NVK (@nvk) February 12, 2019

 

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Source: http://www.southgatearc.org

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IC-9700 Icom Inc. has released more details about the launch of the IC-9700 VHF/UHF/23CM All-Mode SDR Transceiver. Icom plans to release this high-performance SDR transceiver early next year and we expect to have it available for sale in th... Read more

Recent Posts PACIFIC DXPEDITIONER (KC0W) IMPERILED BY THEFT September 28, 2016 No comments

Via QRZ.com Forum “Tom Callas, KC0W, is on a multi year DXpedition to many exotic DX spots–until today. He reports his entire DXpedition s... Read more

Ham Radio Basics–Jim, W6LG Sets Up a Basic Ham Radio Station January 30, 2017 No comments

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AO-92 Commissioned, Open for Amateur Use January 26, 2018 No comments

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

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Relief efforts in Cuba, testing equipment, aurora updates. Coordinating emergency communications in Cuba, Dr. Skov with solar weather and an aurora up... Read more

First contact with this new Chinese made FX9B QRP February 13, 2019 No comments

“My first 20 metre contact on the FX9B with a LZ Station. A little thumbling around in the beginning with some settings . I also had to increase... Read more

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Digital Modes FT8 – Tipping Point for Ham Radio? November 20, 2018 No comments

  This is a view from NASA of the sun today, October 9, 2018, and I am making 10m DX contacts one after another.  Zero sunspots but working DX on... Read more

JS8Call 0.9 Release notes November 16, 2018 No comments

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MFJ-1204 – USB TO RIG SC INTERFACE, W/8-PIN DIN,DATA/ACC PORT November 13, 2018 No comments

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JS8Call 0.8 Released – Refinement, Group callsigns November 02, 2018 No comments

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US Navy Explores Amateur Radio as a Training Adjunct

QRZ Now - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:16am

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has adopted Amateur Radio training as a possible new approach to basic RF and electronics instruction. More than 20 NAWCWD employees took part in a week-long class in Point Mugu, California, in December. The class, which culminated in an examination session for the Technician licensed, offered NAWCWD employees a novel approach to teaching radio propagation, said Brian Hill, KF4CAM, the lead for electromagnetic maneuver warfare experimentation in the Avionics, Sensors and E*Warfare Department. Hill, who got his license while he was still in high school, is also the department’s “innovation ambassador.”

“I looked at the breakdown of current new hires and saw that many had degrees in computer science and thought that their classwork might not have covered things like RF propagation,” Hill said. Rather than have employees sit through hours of PowerPoint briefings, Hill thought that a licensing course might be a more dynamic, hands-on approach to convey the basics — and cover areas such as directional antennas, signal propagation, and modulation that are necessary for their work.

Initially, Hill had 10 class slots funded, but then Target Design Engineering Branch Head Ian Mann, KI6YVO, got wind of the class, saw its potential, and helped get funding to expand participation. Mann, a General-class licensee and a ham for nearly 10 years, said he’s been able to apply knowledge learned in the class to his NAWCWD work.

Target Systems Division head Milton Gabaldon, also saw merit in the approach. He sat in on the classes, took the exam, and he’s now KM6YPA. For him, it’s about connecting the dots.

“It’s about introducing people to electronics, to start understanding what RF is all about …so when we talk about it in the test and evaluation world, [students] know what we’re talking about,” Gabaldon said. “They get a better view than ‘I just do software.’ Now they see ‘My software controls this piece, which sends out RF jamming signals that protect the warfighter.’ That’s the most important takeaway.”

In all, 23 employees who took the Technician exam passed, and several also successfully tested at for General and Amateur Extra licenses. Hill hopes to offer more hands-on classes in the future, and he’s planning a Fox Hunt for the near future, as additional hands-on training. — Thanks to NAWCD and Public Affairs Officer Kimberly Brown; some information from C4ISRNet 

SOURCE: ARRL

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US Navy Explores Amateur Radio as a Training Adjunct

ARRL News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:03pm

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has adopted Amateur Radio training as a possible new approach to basic RF and electronics instruction. More than 20 NAWCWD employees took part in a week-long class in Point Mugu, California, in December. The class, which culminated in an examination session for the Technician licensed, offered NAWCWD employees a novel approach to ...

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Former Colorado Section Manager Tim Armagost, WB0TUB, SK

ARRL News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:02pm

Former Colorado Section Manager Tim Armagost, WB0TUB, of Colorado, died on February 4 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, he was 75. Licensed in 1976, he was very active in the Colorado Amateur Radio community, holding appointments as Arapahoe County Emergency Coordinator, Colorado East Slope District Emergency Coordinator, and Section Emergency Coordinator.

He served as Colorado’s Sec...

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New Light & A Guest Star: Solar Storm Forecast 02-13-2019

QRZ Now - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:05pm

“We are finally beginning to quiet down after exiting an extended source of sporadic fast solar wind hitting Earth over the past ten days. We may still see some storming at high latitudes, including a possibility of more aurora. However, there is only a slim chance of aurora dropping down to mid-latitudes this week. Overall, things should begin to quiet down through week’s end. But we wont rest for long as another chance for a solar storm is on the horizon. Also, amateur radio and shortwave emergency responders hang on to the low end of marginal for radio propagation this week, but a new bright region will rotate into Earth view in the next few days. This new light should bump solar flux back into the mid-70s by next week, which means dayside radio propagation should improve. Luckily, this region is not a big flare producer so GPS reception should remain good on Earth’s dayside. Catch up on some of the aurora photos from recent solar storms with our guest host, Kelley Filby, learn what the backside Sun reveals about the active region (old region 2733) returning into Earth view, and see what else our Sun has in store for us this week. ‘

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Es’hailSat 2 portable reception

QRZ Now - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:38pm

Receiving Es’HailSat 2 from my balcony using *very* minimal setup.

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First contact with this new Chinese made FX9B QRP

QRZ Now - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:57am

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AO-85 Turned Off due to Return of Eclipse Periods and Poor Battery Condition

QRZ Now - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:48am

The Fox-1A (AO-85) CubeSat has been turned off until further notice due to return of eclipses and poor battery condition, control operator Mark Hammond, N8MH, has announced. In December, AO-85 experienced precarious battery voltage drops during eclipse periods; it’s believed that the batteries suffered degradation due to heat during previous no-eclipse periods, making it difficult to keep the satellite available without risking battery damage.

To extend the satellite’s usable life, both the internal housekeeping unit (IHU) and the transmitter were shut down, ceasing all transmissions. This included the beacons running every 2 minutes during times of sunlight and eclipse. AO-85 was turned back on during the next full-sun illumination period that began on January 24 and enabled for regular use. AO-85 occasionally reset due to low battery voltage and operated in safe mode.

With AO-85 leaving full illumination and encountering periodic eclipses, its battery condition again began to deteriorate again. The satellite’s health will be tracked with periodic telemetry transmissions when commanded by a control operator. AMSAT asks satellite enthusiasts to continue tracking AO-85 in FoxTelem and post to the AMSAT-BB or contact Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service 

SOURCE; ARRL

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AO-85 Turned Off due to Return of Eclipse Periods and Poor Battery Condition

ARRL News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:51am

The Fox-1A (AO-85) CubeSat has been turned off until further notice due to return of eclipses and poor battery condition, control operator Mark Hammond, N8MH, has announced. In December, AO-85 experienced precarious battery voltage drops during eclipse periods; it’s believed that the batteries suffered degradation due to heat during previous no-eclipse periods, making it difficult to keep the s...

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Student from Saint Paul’s School Rajkot receives ISS SSTV

QRZ Now - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:44am

14-year-old Snehal Vagadia VU3WHO successfully received his first Slow Scan TV image from the International Space Station on Sunday, February 10.

It was good ISS pass with 56 deg elevation, strong signal were received using a 3 element Yagi antenna and a VHF HT tuned to 145.800 MHz. SSTV audio was recorded on a smartphone and later decoded with MMSSTV.Snehal Vagadia VU3WHO (14), an 8th grade student of Saint Paul’s School, Rajkot, India, received the SSTV Image on February 10, 2019 at 5:33 AM UTC (11:03 AM IST).

He got amateur radio licence at the age of 13 years and learnt ham activities from his father Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP (Regional Coordinator, West India Zone, AMSAT-INDIA).

 

Source:AMSAT UK

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FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making

QRZ Now - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:22am

The FCC has invited public comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11826) from an Ohio radio amateur seeking to amend the Part 97 station identification rules to better accommodate and simplify station identification during an emergency net, drill, or activation. ARRL member Robert A. Dukish, KK8DX, filed the petition in December, and the FCC put it on public notice this week. Dukish seeks a change to Section 97.119(a) of the rules, which requires an amateur station to transmit its “assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication.”

He noted that during emergency networks, requiring participating stations — often portable — to use their assigned call signs during each transmission could prove “burdensome and can hinder the flow of emergency traffic on the channel.”

Specifically, he is suggesting that a simple approach would be to permit the net control station or other designated participant to announce from a single point the call signs of every station taking part in the net or exercise, when tactical call signs often are in use, at 10-minute intervals, using automatic CW identification.

Dukish suggested amending Section 97.119(a) to add, “except during a local emergency network activation or drill,” and providing that in such situations, a net control or designations station would be “authorized to announce all participating stations’ assigned call signs at no more than 10-minute intervals while the net is in progress.” The amendment would provide that participating stations “be within a 50-mile distance of the identifying station, and each individual station must self-identify by transmitting its assigned call sign at least once per hour.” CW transmission could be no faster than 25 WPM if sent automatically to satisfy the suggested amendment.

In his petition, Dukish noted petitions filed in 2005 and 2006 seeking changes to the Amateur Radio station identification rules. The FCC did not adopt either proposal.

Interested parties may comment via the FCC Electronic Comment Filing Service (ECFS).

Source:ARRL

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Union County ARES Digital Simplex Net

Union County ARES Connect - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 9:25pm

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