Amateur Radio

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Well a brilliant week culminating in the CQWW SSB contest. There were about 10,550 reported contacts on Saturday and over 13,500 on Sunday. VK9XSP (Christmas Is) and VK9DLX (Lord Howe Is.) were the most popular in the week except 5R8M (Madagascar) snuck in on Friday
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Arduino for Ham Radio

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Please join us for a special webcast featuring our special guest, Glen Popiel, KW5GP, author of the newly released ARRL publication, Arduino for Ham Radio. This event will be webcast from W5KUB’s personal ham shack on Thursday, October 30th at 8:00 PM CT (0100 UTC)
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Essex DF Hunt November 9

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Roy G4JAC will be arranging additional transmitters for the Essex Top Band Multi-Tx amateur radio direction finding (ARDF) event on Sunday, November 9
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Ham radio operators ready for 'Nilofar'

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Amateur radio operators from West Bengal and Hyderabad are on alert and ready to roll their services to establish radio communication in case their help is sought in the wake of cyclone 'Nilofar' scheduled to hit Gujarat Friday
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IY, Italian special prefix

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Look for special event station IY1EY to be active between November 1st and December 31st, from Loano to commemorate the experiments conducted by Gugliemo Marconi from his yacht 'Elettra' in the Ligurian Sea between 1919 and 1936
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Small scale DAB trial consultation

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Ofcom has today published a public consultation seeking views on the approach to issuing new short-term licences to support small-scale digital radio trials being run by Ofcom next year
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IOTA news from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Compiled by Friedrich, DL4BBH of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
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DXCC News

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
The DXCC desk is now accepting ZS8A QSLs for DXCC
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Switching landline and broadband providers on the KCOM copper network

QSL.net - 4 hours 18 min ago
Ofcom is today consulting on its proposal to introduce a single switching process led by the gaining provider to improve the experience for consumers switching landline and broadband services on the copper network provided by KCOM
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Bidding in Ninth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Ends on Thursday, October 30

ARRL - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:50
pBidding in the ninth annual strongARRL On-Line Auction/strong concludes October 30 (at 0300 UTC on October 31). More than 230 items are on the block, including 24 pieces of gear that were the subject of iQST/i “Product Review” articles. One-of-a-kind items include a hard-cover 2014 Centennial edition of iThe ARRL Handbook/i, imprinted with “Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW” and a hardcover edition of the 2014 Centennial iH.../i/p
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Kentucky Historical Society Honors Former ARRL Director

ARRL - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:30
pFormer ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Gary Johnston, KI4LA, has been named as the recipient of the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2014 Award of Distinction. spanJohnston chaired the ARRL Board of Directors Historical Committee during his tenure, which included stints as both a Vice Director and Director. Johnston is president of the Board of Trustees of the Behringer-Crawford Museum (strongBCM/strong) in Cov.../span/p
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146-147 MHz Usage and Band Planning FAQ

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
The new 146-147 MHz allocation is available to UK Full licence holders from October 31, 2014. The RSGB have issued a FAQ document which answers some of the common questions about the new allocation
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Ham radio CubeSats lost

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
Two amateur radio CubeSats RACE and GOMX-2 were destroyed when an Antares launcher exploded
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NASA statement regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences launch mishap

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
The mishap occurred at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28
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TC2M Broadband HF Antenna

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
Martin Ehrenfried G8JNJ has developed an omni-directional antenna with a claimed bandwidth of 2-30 MHz at less than 2.5:1 SWR
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Ofcom confirms plans to ensure continued access to spectrum for video PMSE users

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
Ofcom has just published its strategy to ensure users of wireless cameras and video links in the programme making and special events (PMSE) sector continue to have access to sufficient spectrum to support their activities
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QSO Today - Ep 14 Steve Johnston, WD8DAS

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
You can still build a beautiful tuna can transmitter, especially if it uses vacuum tubes instead of solid state components
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Morse classes on-the-air

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
Brendan EI0CZ has been running CW classes on the Limerick Radio Club 2M repeater over the last month or so on Monday and Thursday nights
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QRP by the Bay

QSL.net - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41
If you’re into QRP, homebrewing and HF antennas don’t miss Melbourne’s QRP by the Bay
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