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Florida Ham Radio Club Aids Homeless During Cold Snap

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 1:42pm

Uncharacteristically cold weather in Central Florida in early January prompted members of the North Brevard Amateur Radio Club (K4NBR) to assist the area’s homeless. The New Year began with a bitter cold front descending upon Central Florida, bringing temperatures that hovered around freezing. Such conditions can be especially concerning for those lacking regular shelter from the elements. NBAR...

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VFlorida Weak Signal Society 3.4 GHz Beacon Back on the Air

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 1:13pm

The Florida Weak Signal Society (FLWSS) reports that its beacon on 3,456.075 MHz is back on the air and invites reports. The FLWSS said all of its beacons, located in EL98 in the Orlando area, are subject to some drift with temperature; each operates independently with its own crystal reference. “We can’t provide individual frequency accuracy, but we strive to keep them all reasonably close to ...

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Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:54am

Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited and hurtled AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less than 18 minutes later, the primary payload, a Cartosat-2 ser...

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North American Collegiate Championship Set for January 20-21 in Conjunction with NAQP SSB

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:53am

The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) invites college and university club stations to compete in the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC), which will take place from 1800 on Saturday, January 20, until 0600 UTC on Sunday, January 21, in conjunction with the North American QSO Party SSB (NAQP), sponsored byNCJ (National Contest Journal). This is a chance for collegiate club stations t...

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Heavy Sea Ice Alters 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team’s Itinerary

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 9:47am

Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has slowed navigation between King George Island and Bouvet Island increased the travel risk for the 3Y0Z DXpedition team. As a result, the 3Y0Z DXpedition team will depart from Punta Arenas and sail directly to Bouvet.

“Our sailing time to Bouvet is now estimated at 14 days,” team leaders Bob Allphin, K4UEE; Erling Wiig, LA6VM, and Ralph Fedor,...

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WSPR Beacon on its Way to Antarctica

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 9:58am

Hardware for a planned permanent WSPR beacon system in the Antarctic is currently on its way. The installation -- a joint project of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Bremen, and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) -- consists of 5-W beacon transmitters for 160 through 6 meters, and a multiband WSPR receiver that will simultaneously monitor all bands from 160 to 15 meter...

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Club Group Will Operate W1AW for Winter Field Day

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:49am

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will host a group that will take part in Winter Field Day later this month. Sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), Winter Field Day will take place over the January 27-28 weekend, and it can be an opportune time to prep for ARRL Field Day in June.

“Assuming the weather holds out, a group of hams will be here the last weekend of January to operate W1AW ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:11am

Average daily sunspot number was 11.9 over the past reporting week (January 4-10, 2018) compared to zero (no sunspots) over the previous seven days. But average daily solar flux declined slightly, 70.4 to 69.9.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5.1 to 5.4, and average mid-latitude A index changed from 3.4 to 4.6.

Predicted solar flux is 70 on January 12-21, 72 on January 22-27, 70 on Janu...

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Nominations Sought for Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:02am

Nominations are open for ARRL’s annual Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award, which recognizes and honors the efforts of individuals who create greater awareness and understanding the services and benefits that Amateur Radio provides to the general public. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 19, 2018.

Every day Public Information Coordinators, Public Information Officers, and othe...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:00am
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ARRL Invites Nominations for Six Awards

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:31pm
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“Amateur Radio…Serving the Community” is Hamvention 2018 Theme

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:12pm

The theme for Hamvention® 2018 is “Amateur Radio...Serving the Community.” Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, Hamvention General Chairman, said the theme acknowledges the role that ham radio operators play in their communities, especially in times of emergencies.

“During recent disasters, hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and wildfires in the West, Amateur Radio operators were once again called upon...

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FCC Cites Auto Dealership for Causing Harmful Interference to Cell Phone Site

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:35pm

The FCC Enforcement Bureau called on a North Dakota auto dealership “to stop operating devices that are causing interference to licensed radio operations and to comply with federal rules and regulations related to radio frequency devices.” The Bureau release a Citation and Order on January 9, to Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks. The case stems from interference to a nearby Verizon Wireless site tha...

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CWops Solicits Award Nominations

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:06pm

The CW Operators’ Club (CWops) is accepting nominations for its 2018 Award for Advancing the Art of CW. The award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations that have made the greatest contribution toward advancing the art or practice of radio communication by Morse code. Award candidates could include authors of publications related to CW/Morse code; CW recruiters, trainers, mentors, coa...

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K9EID Wins the January QST Cover Plaque Award

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:15pm

The winning article for the January 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “The Pine Board Project” by Bob Heil, K9EID. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.

 

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