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

ARRL News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:59pm

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...

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February 14 is Es’hail-2 (QO-100) Teleport Inauguration Day

ARRL News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 3:15pm

Thursday, February 14, is Teleport Inauguration Day in Qatar, celebrating the opening of the new Es’hailSat teleport and the official opening of Es’hail-2, which carries the first geostationary Amateur Radio payload, a German P4A package. Es’hail-2 launched last November from Cape Canaveral. The two Amateur Radio transponders onboard what’s now known as Qatar OSCAR 100 (QO-100) also will be mad...

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ARRL Contest Results Posted

QRZ Now - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 2:37pm

The Preliminary 10 Meter Contest results have posted, as have the preliminary 160 Meter Contest results and the full 10 GHz and Up Contest results. Visit the ARRL Contest Results Page.

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ARRL Contest Results Posted

ARRL News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:51am

The Preliminary 10 Meter Contest results have posted, as have the preliminary 160 Meter Contest results and the full 10 GHz and Up Contest results. Visit the ARRL Contest Results Page.

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ARRL DX Contest CW – February 16-17, 2019

QRZ Now - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:10am

Objective: To encourage W/VE stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only contact W/VE stations.

W/VE amateurs: Work as many DX stations in as many DXCC entities as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands.

DX stations: Work as many W/VE stations in as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible.

 

1. Mission, Definitions, and Objectives:

1.1. Mission: Encourage W/VE stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only contact W/VE stations.

1.2. Definitions

1.2.1. W/VE stations are those operating in the following locations:

1.2.1.1. The United States and the District of Columbia with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii

1.2.1.2. Canadian provinces and territories with the exception of the DXCC entities St. Paul Island and Sable Island.

1.2.2. DX stations are any non-W/VE station. This includes US possessions and territories in the Caribbean and Pacific.

1.2.3. DXCC entities are defined by the ARRL DXCC List.

1.2.4. An electronic log or entry consists of any log submitted by electronic means, such as by email or memory device.

1.2.5. An automated, multi-channel decoder is a device such as CW Skimmer that provides information about the identity and frequency of contest station transmissions while functioning independently of the operator’s direct control and participation.

1.3. Objectives

1.3.1. W/VE amateurs work as many DX stations in as many DXCC entities as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands.

1.3.2. DX stations work as many W/VE stations in as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible.
2.  Date and Contest Period:

2.1. CW: Third full weekend in February (February 16-17, 2019).

2.2. Phone: First full weekend in March (March 2-3, 2019).

2.3. Contest Period: Separate contests of 48 hours for each mode from 0000 UTC Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday.

 

3. Entry Categories:

3.1. Single Operator:

The use of spotting assistance or automated, multi-channel decoders is NOT permitted.

3.1.1. QRP: 5 watts transmitter output or less.

3.1.2. Low Power:  150 watts transmitter output or less.

3.1.3. High Power: Maximum transmitter output of 1500 watts or license limit, whichever is less.

3.2. Single Operator Unlimited:

The use of spotting assistance or automated, multi-channel decoders is permitted.

3.2.1. QRP: 5 watts transmitter output or less.

3.2.2. Low Power: 150 watts transmitter output or less.

3.2.3. High Power: Maximum transmitter output of 1500 watts or license limit, whichever is less.

3.3. Single Operator, Single Band

3.3.1. A participant may submit only one Single Band entry. If contacts are made on other bands, the log header or summary sheet must declare the entry as Single Band.

3.3.2. Only one Single Band entry may be submitted for a specific call sign.

3.3.3. There are no power sub-categories for Single Band entries.

3.3.3. Single Band entries are NOT permitted to use spotting assistance. Use of spotting assistance will cause the entry to be reclassified to the Single Operator Unlimited, High Power category.

3.4. Multioperator:

3.4.1. Single Transmitter. No more than one transmitted signal is allowed at any given time; alternating CQs on two or more frequencies using the same band and mode is prohibited.

3.4.1.1. High Power: Maximum transmitter output of 1500 watts or license limit, whichever is less.

3.4.1.2. Low Power: 150 watts transmitter output or less.

3.4.2. Two Transmitter. No more than two transmitted signals are allowed at any given time; alternating CQs on two or more frequencies using the same band and mode is prohibited.

3.4.2.1. There are no power sub-categories for Two Transmitter entries.

3.4.2.2. Two Transmitter sub-category entries must identify the transmitter making the contact in the submitted electronic log according to the Cabrillo format standard or by an unambiguous notation in a paper log.

3.4.3. Multitransmitter. A maximum of one transmitted signal per contest band at any given time is permitted; alternating CQs on two or more frequencies using the same band and mode is prohibited.

3.4.3.1. There are no power sub-categories for Multitransmitter entries.

 

3.4.4 Band Changes. Single Transmitter and Two Transmitter sub-category entries are limited to six (6) band changes per clock hour per transmitter.

3.4.4.1 Clock hours are counted from 00-59 minutes, not as any 60 consecutive minutes.

3.4.4.2 A band change consists of two consecutive contacts on different bands. For example, a change from 20 meters to 40 meters and then back to 20 meters constitutes two band changes. Violation of the Band Change rule or improper logging will result in an entry reclassification to the Multioperator, Multitransmitter class.

 

4. Contest Exchange:

4.1. W/VE stations send signal report and state or province.

4.2. DX stations send signal report and power (number or abbreviation indicating approximate transmitter output power).

 

5. Scoring:

5.1. QSO Points – W/VE stations count three points per DX QSO. DX stations count three points per W/VE QSO.

 

5.2. Multipliers

5.2.1. W/VE stations: Sum of DXCC entities (except US and Canada) worked per band.

5.2.2. DX stations: Sum of US states (except KH6/KL7), District of Columbia (DC), and Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NT (VE8), NF (VO1 – see note, LB (VO2 – see note), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PE (VY2) worked per band (maximum of 63 per band).  Note – although VO1 and VO2 have been officially merged into a single province, they are counted separately in this contest for reasons of tradition.

5.3. Final Score: QSO points multiplied by total multipliers

 

6. Miscellaneous:

6.1. The station call sign must identify the station’s location as defined by the DXCC List. (KH6XYZ/W1 in Maine, KG4/W1INF at Guantanamo Bay, etc).

6.2. The same station may be worked only once per band

6.3. No cross-mode or repeater contacts are permitted.

6.4. Aeronautical mobile and maritime mobile stations outside the US and Canada may be worked by W/VE stations for QSO credit only.

6.5. As defined in the ARRL Affiliated Club Competition rules, DXpedition scores may be included only in the Medium and Unlimited club totals.

6.6. Participants should be aware of the ARRL Band Plans.

 

7. Submission:

7.1. Entries for the CW competition must be uploaded or postmarked by 2359 UTC February 24, 2019.

7.2. Entries for the Phone competition must be uploaded or postmarked by 2359 UTC March 10, 2019.

7.3. ARRL DX CW logs in Cabrillo format format must be uploaded via the online web app http://contest-log-submission.arrl.org/

7.4. ARRL DX Phone logs in Cabrillo format format must be uploaded via the online web app
http://contest-log-submission.arrl.org/

7.5. Electronic entries must be in the Cabrillo format, including both the log and station information.  Paper entries must include a summary sheet.

7.5.1. Paper copies of electronic logs are not an acceptable substitute for an electronic Cabrillo format file. Paper logs that are converted to an electronic entry after the contest are considered electronic logs.

7.6. Hand-written paper entries must be mailed to: ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 with the envelope marked as either DX Phone or DX CW – and must be postmarked before their respective 5-day deadline (see 7.1, 7.2).

7.7. Entries for the CW and Phone portions of the competition must be submitted separately – and must be postmarked before their respective 5-day deadline (see 7.1, 7.2).

7.8. The web tool at www.b4h.net/cabforms may be used to generate an electronic entry from paper or non-Cabrillo electronic logs. When completed, you must then take that Cabrillo format file and upload it via the online web app http://contest-log-submission.arrl.org/

7.9. Contest log sheets, summary sheets, and rules may be requested from the ARRL by sending an SASE with two units of first-class postage.

 

8. Awards:

8.1. Plaques. Plaques (if sponsored) will be awarded to stations in the following categories for both the CW and Phone contests.

8.1.1. Top W/VE score in the following categories:

Single Operator, All Band, QRP

Single Operator, All Band, Low Power

Single Operator, All Band, High Power

Single Operator, Single Band (160-10 Meters)

Single Operator Unlimited, High Power

Single Operator Unlimited, Low Power

Multioperator, Single Transmitter, High Power

Multioperator, Single Transmitter, Low Power

Multioperator, Two Transmitter

Multioperator, Multitransmitter

8.1.2. Top score in the Single Operator, All Band category, worldwide and on each continent.

8.1.3. Top score worldwide in the following categories:

Single Operator, All Band, QRP

Single Operator, All Band, Low Power

Single Operator, Single Band (160-10 Meters)

Single Operator Unlimited, High Power

Single Operator Unlimited, Low Power

Multioperator, Single Transmitter, High Power

Multioperator, Single Transmitter, Low Power

Multioperator, Two Transmitter

Multioperator, Multitransmitter

8.1.4. Additional special plaques will be awarded as sponsored.


8.2. Certificates.
  Certificates will be awarded to:

8.2.1. Top Single Operator, All Band entries (QRP, Low Power, and High Power) from each DXCC entity and ARRL/RAC Section.

8.2.2. Top Single Band entries in each ARRL/RAC section and each DXCC entity.

8.2.3. Top Single Operator Unlimited, High Power and Single Operator Unlimited, Low Power entries in each ARRL/RAC Section and each DXCC entity.

8.2.4. Top Multioperator entries (Single High Power, Single Low Power, Two, and Multitransmitter) in each DXCC entity, US call area and in Canada.

8.2.5. DX stations submitting an entry with more than 500 QSOs on either mode will receive certificates.

8.2.6. Additional certificates will be awarded as appropriate.

 

9. Other:

9.1. “General Rules for All ARRL Contests” and “General Rules for ARRL Contests on bands below 30 MHz (HF)” apply unless specifically noted in the rules for this contest.

9.2. For information, contact contests@arrl.org or by phone (860) 594-0232.

 

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BlueDV DVMEGA Cast, DSTAR/DMR/Fusion All In One Radio

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Es’hail-2 / QO-100 Teleport Inauguration Day February 14

QRZ Now - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:33am

AMSAT-DL report:

This will also be the occasion to officially put the two amateur radio transponders of Qatar OSCAR-100, the first geostationary P4-A satellite from Qatar, into operation. The opening ceremony will be held by His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, former Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar. A71AU is also the chairman of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and initiator of the first Qatari amateur radio satellite.

Only after the official release ceremony on February 14 will the transponders be released for general radio operation by radio amateurs worldwide.A team of the P4-A team of AMSAT-DL, consisting of the chairman Peter Gülzow DB2OS, Achim Vollhardt DH2VA and Thomas Kleffel DG5NGI, is on its way to Qatar to set up and commission the P4-A ground segment at the ground station of Es’hailSat. In addition to LEILA and the DVB-S2 DATV system, this also includes a club station for SSB radio operation under the callsign A71A. A backup station is installed at QARS in Doha. The ground station of the AMSAT-DL at the observatory Bochum is also ready for reception and transmission. Later, radio operation via Qatar-OSCAR 100 will also be carried out here under the callsign DL50AMSAT.

During commissioning, we expressly request that you refrain from any transmission attempts!

The SCC in Qatar, as well as Bochum in Germany, are carrying out some tests to measure both transponders and to calibrate the ground systems.

Please also note the beacons sent in the NB transponder. On the DATV beacon of the WB Transponder a video of Es’hail-2 will be broadcast in an endless loop in DVB-S2 format on the opening day.


Again: Please no uplink attempts until the official release of the transponders by QARS!
Furthermore, the rules of the game, as defined in the Operating Guidelines for the Narrowband transponder and Wideband transponderare formulated. Please observe the band boundaries of the NB transponder as defined by the upper and lower beacon! A later adaptation and possible extension upwards may be considered after first experiments.

We appeal to patience and to the Ham Spirit: any disruptions during commissioning and on the opening day could result in further postponements of the official release.

Source AMSAT-DL https://amsat-dl.org/en/eshail-2-qo-100-teleport-inauguration

Es’hail-2 Narrowband amateur radio transponder operating guidelines
https://amsat-dl.org/en/p4-a-nb-transponder-bandplan-and-operating-guidelines

Es’hail-2 Wideband amateur radio transponder operating guidelines
https://amsat-dl.org/en/p4-a-wb-transponder-bandplan-and-operating-guidelines

Es’hail-2 WebSDR enables you to receive both the Narrowband and Wideband transponders online
https://eshail.batc.org.uk/

Es’hail-2 amateur radio information
https://amsat-dl.org/en/eshail-2-amsat-phase-4-a
https://amsat-uk.org/satellites/geosynchronous/eshail-2/

Es’hail-2/P4-A Narrowband Transponder Operating Guidelines and Band Plan

The narrowband transponder is intended for conventional analogue and narrowband digital signals.

No transmissions should be made beyond the nominal edges of the transponder passbands. In particular, no operation should take place below the lower beacon nor above the upper beacon.

No uplinks should result in downlink signals that are stronger than these beacons. In the event that such signals are detected, they will be marked by a “LEILA” siren. When they have been marked by “LEILA”, operators should immediately reduce their uplink power (ERP).

No FM transmissions should be made to Es’hail-2 as these would use excessive power and bandwidth.

Although there is no formal bandplan, the following details are provided for initial guidance.

Uplink [MHz] Downlink [MHz] available Bandwidth [kHz] notes 10489,550 – 10489,555 do not transmit Lower beacon, 400 bit/s BPSK or CW 2400,055 – 2400,100 10489,555 – 10489,600 45 CW Only 2400,100 – 2400,120 10489,600 – 10489,620 20 narrowband digimodes (500 Hz max. BW) 2400,120 – 2400,140 10489,620 – 10489,640 20 digimodes (2700 Hz max. BW) 2400,140 – 2400,190 10489,640 – 10489,690 50 mixed modes (2700 Hz max. BW) 2400,190 – 2400,295 10489,690 – 10489,795 105 SSB only 10489,795 – 10489,800 do not transmit Upper Beacon, 400 bit/s BPSK or CW
  • above Frequencies are preliminary and will be confirmed/updated after launch.
  • NO FM mode is allowed on the transponder.
  • No transmission below the lower beacon and no transmission above the upper beacon.
  • The NB transponder is a bent-pipe transponder and non-inverting.
  • Uplink polarization is RHCP (right-hand circular polarization).
  • Downlink polarisation for the NB transponder is V (vertical linear polarisation).
  • Monitor the beacons and keep your own signal level below, otherwise you might trigger LEILA warnings.
  • Please use minimum uplink power (ERP) .
  • Full-Duplex operation is mandatory (you must be able to monitor your own downlink while transmitting!)
  • The beacons are modulated in 400 bit/s BPSK (similar to the P3-satellites) or in CW.
  • The beacons are generated by the groundstation and will provide selected telemetry from the main satellite related to our amateur radio transponders. Details are still to be defined and will be published later.

Source: AMSAT UK

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ICOM 9700

Built with the VHF/UHF weak signal operator in mind, the IC-9700 is an RF direct sampling receiver for 2m and 70cm. The IF receiver consists of a single, down conversion for 23cm that is between 311 – 371MHz. This design provides a quiet receiver due to Icom’s DSP technology. The robust PA provides 100W on 2m, 75W on 70cm, and 10W on 23cm.

Band Management

In addition to band specific memory channels, the IC-9700 allows band specific receiver and transmitter settings. For transmit, users can make adjustments to RF power, TX power Limit, Limit Power, and TX Delay by band. Basic receiver settings, like the Noise Blanker, Noise Reduction, and others can be tweaked by band with a dynamic Notch and Filter setup by band/mode.

Other Planned Features Include:
  • All mode, tri-band transceiver covering 144, 430/440 as well as 1200MHz
  • Supports CW/AM/SSB/SM/RTTY and D-STAR DV and DD modes
  • Digital Data (DD) mode provides 128 kbps data communication
  • PA provides a powerful 100W (144 MHz), 75W (430/440 MHz) and 10W (1200 MHz) output
  • 4.3″ touch screen color TFT LCD
  • Smooth satellite operation with normal/reverse tracking and 99 satellite channels
  • Real-time, high-speed spectrum scope & waterfall display
  • Dualwatch operation and full-duplex operation in the satellite mode
  • Supports 2 wave simultaneous reception (different band / different mode), full duplex operation.
  • D-STAR Terminal and Access Point mode (RS-MS3A/W)
  • Dual D-STAR receive (decodes two voice streams simultaneously)
  • Full duplex operation/Dual Watch (no V/V or U/U Capability)
  • Main or Sub-Band Scope (Center/Fix mode +/-500kHz Center Mode)
  • Audio Scope
  • CW full break-n
  • 0.5ppm frequency stability with 10MHz external reference input
  • Voice Recording/playback function (SD Memory Card)
  • Ethernet Port (Internal RS-BA1 Server)
  • USB audio and control connection
  • DR Memories: 2,500
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Review of BTECH UV-25X2 Mobile 2m/70cm FM Radio

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What’s Inside The Retevis RT97 Portable Repeater?!

QRZ Now - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 5:10pm

Retevis RT97 Portable Mobile Analog Mode Repeater 

Features:

1, Customizable: The TX and RX frequencies can be customized between UHF (400-470MHZ) 
2, Output power: 10W. 
3, Small size: With the package size: 310×283×170mm. Very small and easy to carry, you can use it outdoor.
4, Car charger: Provide the car charger, you can use this repeater in your car.
5, Multi-charger way: Not only provide the car charger, but also provide the DC12V~24V power. Very convenient.
6, LCD display will help you know the TX and RX frequencies, CTCSS/DCS code.

If you want to customize the TX and RX frequency, please contact us!

Specifications:

1, 16 Channels
2, Offset 10Mhz
3, Output Power: 10W
4, Weight: 2700g( with package)
5, Package Size: 310x283x170mm
6, Can be programmed

Technical parameters:

Specifications

Frequency Range

400-470MHz

Channel Capacity

16CH

Channel Spacing

±12.5KHz Narrow/±25kHz Wide

Operating Voltage

DC12V ~24V

Operating Temperature

-30°C~ +60°C

Frequency Stability

±2.5ppm

Antenna Impedance

50Ω

Dimension

260*210*70mm

Weight

1.66kg

Transmitter

Intermediate Frequency

465MHz

Power Output

10W

Modulation

F3E

Spurious Emission

-60dB or less

Maximum Frequency Deviation

Wide: ±5kHz Narrow: ±2.5kHz

Audio Distortion

5% or less

FM Noise

Wide:≤45dB Narrow :≤40dB

Receiver

Intermediate Frequency

455MHz

Sensitivity(12dB SINAD)

0.2μV (Wide) 0.25μV (Narrow)

Squelch Sensitivity

0.15μV (Wide) 0.2μV (Narrow)

Adjacent Channel Selectivity

≥ 70dB (Wide) / ≥65dB (Narrow)

Intermodulation

≥ 55dB

Spurious Rejection

≥ 55dB

Image Rejection

≥ 55dB

FM Ham and Noise

≤-45dB(Wide) / ≤ -40dB(Narrow)

Modulation Type

F3E

Operating Bandwidth

≤±7KHz / ≤±5KHz

Audio Distortion

≤ 5%

Package Includes:

  • 1 x Repeater
  • 1 x Charger
  • 1 x Power Supply
  • 1 x Car Charger Cable
  • 1 x Programming Cable
  • 1 x User’s Manual
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HAM RADIO 2019 Set for June 21 – 23 in Friedrichshafen, Germany

ARRL News - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 5:02pm

HAM RADIO 2019 and the 70th Lake Constance Convention, both organized by the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), Germany’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, will take Friday, June 21, until Sunday, June 23, in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance. Contact DARC for discounted accommodations.

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The March Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!

QRZ Now - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 8:45am

The March issue of Digital QST is now available for viewing on your desktop or laptop. Click here to view the issue. It is also available for reading on your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device.

● Get on 6 meters with an easy-to-build transceiver.

● Build a multicolor LED field strength indicator.

● Try an 80-meter end-fed antenna.

● Discover National Parks on the Air – Canadian style.

…and much more!

Enjoy Content You Won’t Find in the Print Edition…

● See our video review of the Elecraft KPA1500 HF and 6-meter linear amplifier

Every issue of QST is filled with the news and features you need to keep active in Amateur Radio.

SOURCE: ARRL

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Brief ARRL Website Outage Planned for Wednesday, February 13

ARRL News - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 8:00am

Some services on the ARRL website may be interrupted briefly on Wednesday, February 13, sometime between 1100 UTC and 1300 UTC. This outage is to accommodate a hardware test of the existing failover system for all systems behind the Rackspace firewall. Affected systems are the main website, including the ARRL Store and contesting-related pages. Logbook of The World (LoTW), e-mail, and all Headq...

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Union County ARES Connect - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 8:00am

The Hardin County ARES along with the Hardin County LEPC will be hosting a class for wide area search for a missing person class on Saturday February 9th. The deadline to sign up for this training class is January 26th

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