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ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager to Step Down

ARRL News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 8:07am

ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, has announced that he will departing ARRL on February 15 to pursue another career opportunity. He has been part of the ARRL staff since 2010.

“Mike has accomplished much during his nine years on the job, including expanding the Ham Aid program, national disaster response, working with our national partners, and, most recently, the rollout of ...

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Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Shifts toward Siberia

QRZ Now - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 6:17am

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) scientists have updated the world magnetic model (WMM) mid-cycle, as Earth’s northern magnetic pole has begun shifting quickly away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia, an NCEI report said this week. The new WMM more accurately represents the change of the magnetic field since 2015. The alteration could have an impact on government, industry, and consumer electronics.

“Due to unplanned variations in the Arctic region, scientists have released a new model to more accurately represent the change of the magnetic field,” the report said, noting that updated versions of the WMM are typically released every 5 years. This update comes about 1 year early.

“This out-of-cycle update before next year’s official release of WMM 2020 will ensure safe navigation for military applications, commercial airlines, search and rescue operations, and others operating around the North Pole,” said NCEI, which is part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “Organizations such as NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, US Forest Service, and many more use this technology. The military uses the WMM for undersea and aircraft navigation, parachute deployment, and more.”

Other governmental entities use the technology for surveying and mapping, satellite/antenna tracking, and air traffic management. Smartphone and consumer electronics companies also rely on the WMM to provide consumers with accurate compass apps, maps, and GPS services.

Airport runways may be the most visible example of a navigation aid updated to match shifts in Earth’s magnetic field. Airports around the country use the data to give runways numerical names, which pilots refer to on the ground. The declination has changed slightly more than 2.5° over the past 2 decades or so. Compasses use declination — the difference between true north and where a compass points — to help correct navigation systems for a wide variety of uses.

As Earth’s magnetic field evolves between the 5-year release schedule of the WMM, these predicted values can become off as the rate of change in Earth’s magnetic field evolves due to unpredictable flows in Earth’s core. The NCEI report said Earth’s north polar region is experiencing one of these erratic changes. — Thanks to NOAA-NCEI 

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ARES Meeting with UCARC Meeting

Union County ARES Meetings - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:30pm

Come Explore the World of Digital Ham Radio
Jim, KD8KCH will be talking about and demonstrating PSK 31, Olivia, MT 63 and other modes and their use in the world of amateur radio. Bring a note pad and pencil and if you like a lap top computer, all software for this is FREE WARE yes all hams like free so be sure to join us February 5. Social time with Pizza at 6:30, meeting at 7:00

The meeting will be Feb 5th 2019 at the Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave, Marysville OH

ARES Meeting with UCARC Meeting

Union County ARES Connect - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:30pm

Come Explore the World of Digital Ham Radio
Jim, KD8KCH will be talking about and demonstrating PSK 31, Olivia, MT 63 and other modes and their use in the world of amateur radio. Bring a note pad and pencil and if you like a lap top computer, all software for this is FREE WARE yes all hams like free so be sure to join us February 5. Social time with Pizza at 6:30, meeting at 7:00

The meeting will be Feb 5th 2019 at the Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave, Marysville OH

Uniden SDS200 Unboxing and Initial Setup

QRZ Now - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:10pm

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Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Shifts toward Siberia

ARRL News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:02pm

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) scientists have updated the world magnetic model (WMM) mid-cycle, as Earth’s northern magnetic pole has begun shifting quickly away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia, an NCEI report said this week. The new WMM more accurately represents the change of the magnetic field since 2015. The alteration could have an impact on government, ...

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Synchronising VFO Frequency for Multiple tuners – SDRPLAY

QRZ Now - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:54pm

“When using the dual tuners of the RSPduo, or multiple RSPs on a single computer you sometimes want them all tuned to the same frequency, e.g. for antenna comparisons. This video shows how you can set this up from within SDRuno.

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ARRL News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 2:57pm

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Hundreds Report Hearing SAQ Alexanderson Alternator on Christmas Eve

ARRL News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 2:48pm

Alexanderson Alternator transmissions on Christmas Eve 2018 from Sweden's SAQ drew more than 340 listener reports from 28 countries, including seven reports from the US.

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“In January of 2019 I had the prviledge to travel to the set of Last Man Standing, the hit TV series on the Fox Network, where Mike Baxter, a rugged outdoorsman, played by Tim Allen, runs a store called Outdoorman, which includes his Icom IC-7610 base station and various Ham Radio gear. On the show, Mike Baxter has the callsign of KA0XTT, but in the real world, several of the LMS staff members have their Ham Licenses, and have formed a club under the callsign of KA6LMS. Several operators before me came to work the HF bands from the studio set on the gear seen in the show, but actually connected to a fan dipole with multiband operation abilities.”

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Help required in final tests before MarconISSta deinstalled

QRZ Now - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:53am

Update Feb 5th 2019, 16:36 UTC: Feedback is overwhelming, will try to update this page as good as possible! Note that we will only receive signal strength value for 435-438 MHz, we will not be able to decode the data.

We were just informed that it is likely that MarconISSta will be deinstalled on February 9th 2019. This is about three weeks earlier than expected, so we quickly have to finish any outstanding activities. Therefore: All Power To The ISS!

We want to invite everybody who owns a UHF antenna, preferably with an e.i.r.p. of more than 30 dBW (we did successful tests with 50W transmit power and 15 dBi antenna gain), to do transmissions to the ISS. These transmissions will be recorded by MarconISSta and we will publish the results here. This experiment is a nice way for you to test your antennas, while it is great for us and ARISS to evaluate the ARISS VHF/UHF antenna pattern.

Transmission Details:

  • Trasmission time: Whenever you see the ISS between now and February 9th. Next time that we will downlink data is on February 8th, so if you want to make sure that you get the results early, transmit before February 8th.
  • Frequency: 435-438 MHz. Please avoid 435.95 MHz in Europe (our reference frequency) and 436.5 MHz (center frequency of receiver)
  • Power: Continuous transmission of carrier, we recommend  an e.i.r.p. of more than 30 dBW. The reason for this is that MarconISSta integrates the transmissions, short bursts might get lost.
  • Please do not use Doppler correction. We want to see the Doppler shift, it might help us to localize your transmission from this

Results will be published over the weekend.

Please let us know about your transmissions in the comments or here!

EDIT: To prevent overlap, we will post intended transmissions below:

435.300 MHz: Europe
435.500 MHz: Europe MX0MXO
435.550 MHz: Europe ON7UX
435.950 MHz: Europe
436.500 MHz: Do not use Worldwide – Center frequency (DC Offset)
436.625/635 MHz: 05 Feb 19, 14:33-14:42 UTC, 16:09 UTC OH2FQV
437.280 MHz: 06 Feb 19, 01:33-01:44 UTC >> K4KDR

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CQ WPX RTTY Contest 2019

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The 2019 CQ World-Wide WPX RTTY Contest

February 9-10, 2019

Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday    Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday

I. OBJECTIVE: For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the period of operation.

II. PERIOD OF OPERATION: 48 hours. Single Operator stations may operate 30 of the 48 hours – off times must be a minimum of 60 minutes during which no QSO is logged. Multi-operator stations may operate the full 48 hours.

III. BANDS: Only the 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz bands may be used. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.

IV. CONTEST EXCHANGE: RST report plus a progressive contact serial number starting with 001 for the first contact. Note: Multi-Two and Multi-Unlimited entrants use separate serial number sequences on each band.

V. SCORING:

A. Score: The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the number of different prefixes worked.

B. QSO Points. A station may be worked once on each band for QSO point credit:

1. Contacts between stations on different continents are worth three (3) points on 28, 21, and 14 MHz and six (6) points on 7 and 3.5 MHz.

2. Contacts between stations on the same continent, but different countries, are worth two (2) points on 28, 21, and 14 MHz and four (4) points on 7 and 3.5 MHz.

3. Contacts between stations in the same country are worth 1 point on 28, 21, and 14 MHz and two (2) points on 7 and 3.5 MHz.

C. Prefix Multipliers: The prefix multiplier is the number of valid prefixes worked. Each PREFIX is counted only once regardless of the band or number of times the same prefix is worked.

1. A PREFIX is the letter/numeral combination which forms the first part of the amateur call. Examples: N8, W8, WD8, HG1, HG19, KC2, OE2, OE25, LY1000, etc. Any difference in the numbering, lettering, or order of same shall count as a separate prefix. A station operating from a DXCC entity different from that indicated by its call sign is required to sign portable. The portable prefix must be an authorized prefix of the country/call area of operation. In cases of portable operation, the portable designator will then become the prefix. Example: N8BJQ operating from Wake Island would sign N8BJQ/KH9 or N8BJQ/NH9. KH6XXX operating from Ohio must use an authorized prefix for the U.S. 8th district (/W8, /AD8, etc.). Portable designators without numbers will be assigned a zero (0) after the second letter of the portable designator to form the prefix. Example: PA/N8BJQ would become PA0. All calls without numbers will be assigned a zero (0) after the first two letters to form the prefix. Example: XEFTJW would count as XE0. Maritime mobile, mobile, /A, /E, /J, /P, or other license class identifiers do not count as prefixes.

2. Special event, commemorative, and other unique prefix stations are encouraged to participate. Prefixes must be assigned by the licensing authority of the country of operation.

VI. ENTRY CATEGORIES:

A. Single Operator Categories: All operating and logging functions are performed by one person (the operator). Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time.

1. Single Operator High (ALL BAND or SINGLE BAND): Total output power must not exceed 1500 watts.

2. Single Operator Low (ALL BAND or SINGLE BAND): Total output power must not exceed 100 watts.

3. Single Operator QRP (ALL BAND or SINGLE BAND): Total output power must not exceed 5 watts.

B. Single Operator Overlay Categories: Single Operator entrants may also submit their log for one of the categories shown below by adding an additional line in the Cabrillo log file header called CATEGORY-OVERLAY. All Overlay entries are grouped into high power and low power in the results.

1. Tribander/Single Element (TB-WIRES): During the contest an entrant shall use only one (1) tribander (any type, with a single feed line from the transmitter to the antenna) for 10, 15, and 20 meters and single-element antennas on 40 and 80 meters.

2. Rookie (ROOKIE): To enter this category the operator must have been licensed as a radio amateur three (3) years or less on the date of the contest. Indicate the date first licensed in the SOAPBOX field.

C. Multi-Operator Categories (All Band only): More than one person can contribute to the final score during the official contest period. Select category based on number of transmitted signals.

1. Single-Transmitter (MULTI-ONE): Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. A maximum of ten (10) band changes may be made in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes). For example, a change from 20 meters to 40 meters and then back to 20 meters counts as two band changes. Use a single serial number sequence for the entire log.

a. High Power: Total output power of each transmitted signal must not exceed 1500 watts.

b. Low Power: Total output power of each transmitted signal must not exceed 100 watts.

2. Two-Transmitter (MULTI-TWO): A maximum of two transmitted signals is permitted at any time on two different bands. Both transmitters may work any station. A station may only be worked once per band regardless of which transmitter is used. The log must indicate which transmitter made each QSO(column 81 of CABRILLO QSO template for CQ contests). Each transmitter may make a maximum of eight (8) band changes in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes). Use a separate serial number sequence for each band. Total output power of each transmitted signal must not exceed 1500 watts.

3. Multi-Transmitter (MULTI-UNLIMITED): A maximum of five transmitted signals, one per band, at any one time. Five bands may be activated simultaneously. Use a separate serial number sequence for each band. Total output power of each transmitted signal must not exceed 1500 watts.

D. Checklog: Entry submitted to assist with the log checking. The entry will not have a score in the results and the log will not be made public.

VII. AWARDS: A single-band log will be eligible for a single-band award only. A log containing more than one band will be judged as an all-band entry unless specified as a single-band entry. A Single Operator station must operate a minimum of 4 hours to be eligible for an award. Multi-operator stations must operate a minimum of 8 hours to be eligible for an award.

A. Certificates: First-place certificates will be awarded in each category for every participating country and in each call area of the United States, Canada, Russia, and Japan.

B. Plaques: Plaques and trophies are awarded for top performance in a number of categories. View the current list of plaques and sponsors at <www.cqwpxrtty.com/plaques.htm>. Only one plaque will be awarded per entry. A station winning a plaque will not be considered for a sub-area award; the plaque will be awarded to the runner-up in that area.

VIII. CLUB COMPETITION: The club score is the total aggregate score from logs submitted by members. There are two separate club competition categories.

A. USA Clubs: Participation is limited to club members residing and operating within a 250 mile radius circle from the center of club area (except for expeditions organized specifically for the contest conducted by members who reside within the club circle).

B. DX Clubs: Participation is limited to club members residing and operating within EITHER the DXCC country wher the club is located OR within a 400 km radius circle from the center of club area (except for expeditions organized specifically for the contest conducted by members who reside within the club area).

C. General club rules:

1. National organizations (e.g., JARL, REF or DARC) are not eligible for the club competition.

2. Single-operator entries may only contribute to one club. Multi-operator scores may be allocated to multiple clubs as a percentage of the number of club members participating in the operation. The log entry must spell out the full club name (and club allocation if multi-op).

3. A minimum of four logs must be received for a club to be listed in the results. Checklog entries are not counted for the club score.

IX. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS:

A. Station location: The area in which all transmitters, receivers and antennas are located. All transmitters and receivers must be within a single 500-meter diameter circle. Antennas must be physically connected by RF transmission lines to the transmitters and receivers.

B. QSO alerting assistance: The use of any technology or other source that provides call sign or multiplier identification of a signal to the operator, other than a single-channel RTTY decoder. This includes, but is not limited to, use of a wide-band multi-channel RTTY decoder, DX cluster, DX spotting web sites (e.g., DX Summit), local or remote call sign and frequency decoding technology (e.g., RTTY Skimmer or Reverse Beacon Network), or operating arrangements involving other individuals.

X. GENERAL RULES FOR ALL ENTRANTS:

A. Entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could affect their submitted score.

B. A different callsign must be used for each entry. Only the entrant’s callsign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.

C. Do not exceed the total output power limitation of the chosen category on any band. Total output power on any band at any time is measured at the output of the active amplifier(s).

D. Use of QSO alerting assistance is permitted in all categories.

E. Self-spotting or asking to be spotted is not permitted.

F. Remote operation is permitted if the physical location of all transmitters, receivers, and antennas are at one station location. A remotely operated station must obey all station license, operator license, and category limitations. The call sign used must be one issued or permitted by the Regulatory Authority of the station location.

G. Remote receivers outside the station location are not permitted.

H. Only one signal on a band is allowed at any time. When two or more transmitters are present on the same band, a hardware device MUST be used to prevent more than one signal at any one time. Alternating CQs on two or more frequencies on a band is not permitted.

I. All requests for contacts, responses to calls, and copying of call signs and contest exchanges must be accomplished during the contest period using the mode and frequencies of the contest.

J. Correction of logged call signs and exchanges after the contest by using any database, recordings, email or other methods of confirming QSOs is not allowed.

K. Call signs logged must be the same as those exchanged over the air by the entrants during the QSO.

L. Only RTTY (45.45 Baud, 170 Hz) is permitted.

XI. LOG INSTRUCTIONS: Electronic submission of logs is required for all entrants who use a computer to log the contest or prepare contest logs.

A. The log MUST show the following for each contact: correct date and time in UTC, frequency (or band), call sign of the station worked, exchange sent, and exchange received. A log without all required information may be reclassified to Checklog. Contacts should be logged immediately as they are completed. Stations competing for World and Continent awards should provide accurate frequencies for all contacts in the log.

B. Single band entrants are required to include all contacts made during the contest period, even if on other bands. Only contacts made on the band specified in the Cabrillo header or summary sheet will be considered for scoring purposes. Logs with contacts only on one band will be classified as single band entries.

C. The CABRILLO file format is the standard for logs. See <www.cqwpxrtty.com/logs.htm> for detailed instructions on filling out the CABRILLO file header. Failure to fill out the header correctly may result in the entry being placed in the wrong category or reclassified as a Checklog. Note: U.S. stations must indicate the station location in the CABRILLO header (e.g., LOCATION: OH).

D. Web upload is the preferred method of log submission. Web upload of logs is available at <www.cqwpx.com/logcheck/>. Email submission is also available. Logs in CABRILLO format should be sent to < rtty@cqwpx.com>. Include only the entry call sign in the “Subject:” line of the e-mail.

E. Instructions for NON-CABRILLO electronic logs: If you are not able to submit a CABRILLO format log, please contact the Contest Director for assistance with submitting another format.

F. Instructions for paper logs: Paper logs may be mailed to CQ WPX RTTY Contest, P.O. Box 1877, Los Gatos, CA 95031-1877, USA. Each paper log entry must be accompanied by a Summary Sheet listing all scoring information, the category of competition, and the entrant’s name and mailing address in BLOCK LETTERS.

G. Entry confirmation: All logs received will be confirmed via Email. A listing of logs received can be found at <www.cqwpxrtty.com/logs_received>.

H. Log withdrawal: An entrant may withdraw the submitted log for any reason within 30 days of the log deadline. Contact the Contest Director for instructions.

XII. LOG DEADLINE:

A. All entries must be sent WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: no later than 2359 UTC 15 February 2019. Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log.

B. An extension may be requested by e-mail to <questions@cqwpxrtty.com>. The request must state a legitimate reason and must be received before the log deadline. Extensions are granted only upon confirmation by the Contest Director.

C. Logs submitted or postmarked after the deadline may be listed in the results, but are not eligible for awards.

XIII. JUDGING: The CQ WPX RTTY Contest Committee is responsible for checking and adjudicating the contest entries. Entrants are expected to follow the rules and best amateur radio practices. Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct may lead to disciplinary action by the Committee.

A. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to:

1. Arranging or confirming any contacts during the contest by use of ANY non-amateur radio means such as telephones, Internet, instant messaging, chat rooms, VoIP, social media or web sites.

2. Transmissions by the entrant on frequencies outside of license limitations.

3. Changing times in the log to meet band change or off time rules.

4. Taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs or unverifiable multipliers.

5. Signals with excessive bandwidth or harmonics on other bands.

6. Running stations not identifying in a timely manner (i.e., 1 minute).

B. Observer Program: The Committee may request of any entrant to accept a visit by an observer during the contest. Failure to allow a Committee appointed observer full access to the station during the contest period may result in the entry being disqualified.

C. Disciplinary Actions: In the event of a violation, the entrant is subject to disqualification at the discretion of the Committee.

1. Disqualified entries will be listed at the end of the published results and is not eligible for an award.

2. Notification of Committee actions will be sent by email to the address provided with the log submission. The entrant has five days to appeal the decision to the Contest Director. After that time the decision is final.

3. The Committee reserves the right to change the category of any entry based on its examination of the log or other information.

D. Log Checking: All logs are checked using custom software and human judgment.

1. Duplicate contacts are removed with no additional penalty.

2. Contacts with an incorrectly received exchange are removed with no additional penalty.

3. Call sign errors or call signs not found in the other log are removed and receive an additional penalty of the QSO point value for that contact.

4. Contacts that do not meet the band change rules for multi-operator entries are removed with no additional penalty.

XIV. DECLARATION:

By submitting a CQ WPX RTTY Contest log, and in consideration of the efforts of the CQ WPX RTTY Contest Committee to review and evaluate that log, an entrant unconditionally and irrevocably agrees that he/she has: 1) read and understood the rules of the contest and agrees to be bound by them, 2) operated according to all rules and regulations that pertain to amateur radio for the station location, 3) agreed the log entry may be made open to the public, and 4) accepted that the issuing of disqualifications and other decisions of the Committee are official and final. If an entrant is unwilling or unable to agree to all of the foregoing, the entrant should not submit the entry or submit the entry as a Checklog only.

Questions pertaining to the CQ WPX RTTY Contest rules may be submitted by Email to questions@cqwpxrtty.com.

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Es’hail-2/P4A Satellite is Designated as Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100)

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OSCAR 100

AMSAT has now granted OSCAR status to 100 Amateur Radio satellites. The latest, Es’hail-2/P4A — now Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100) —launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in November. It carries the first geosynchronous Amateur Radio payload. Es’hail-2/P4A was developed jointly by the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and Es’hailSat (the Qatar Satellite Company), with AMSAT-DL as the technical lead. Now at its final position of 25.9° E and with the narrow and wideband transponders having been successfully tested in December, the transponders are expected to be opened for general use this month. “May the 100th OSCAR satellite be the guide star to future Amateur Radio satellites and payloads to geostationary orbit and beyond,” invoked Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT Director of VP Operations and OSCAR Number Administrator. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service

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