Amateur Radio

League Counters Another Mimosa Move for 10 GHz Wireless Broadband Sharing

ARRL - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:26

The ARRL has told several US House and Senate members that the 10 GHz band, where the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite services have allocations, is not a suitable choice to expand wireless broadband. Three Republican and three Democratic lawmakers wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on March 2, asking the Commission to “explore potential sharing opportunities within the 10 GHz band” to alleviate “the ...

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FCC Offices, Rest of Federal Government Take a Snow Day

ARRL - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:31

The federal government, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is closed today as the nation’s capital confronts its most significant snowfall since the so-called “Snowmageddon” of 2010.

Nearly 15 inches of snow had fallen on Washington, DC, as of this morning. Authorities are urging motorists to stay off the roads. The Washington Metro is still running, however.

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US Ham Radio numbers reach all-time high

QSL.net - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
The ARRL report Amateur Radio growth in the US continues to soar. At the end of 2014, the total number of radio amateurs in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database reached an all-time high of 726,725
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HamRadioNow: Digital Voice is Exploding

QSL.net - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
'This will be the year' for digital voice to explode in Amateur Radio. That's the prediction from David Rowe VK5DGR
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Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

QSL.net - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
Quite a good week but, for me as last week, ten metres is closing early in the afternoon. I worked a few more Russians and heard a VK but no luck there
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Partial Solar Eclipse March 20

QSL.net - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
On Friday, March 20 there will be a large partial solar eclipse visible from Essex (clouds permitting) between 08:25 and 10:41 GMT
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Past IARU Region 1 Chairman Louis van de Nadort, PA0LOU - SK

QSL.net - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/march/louis_van_de_nadort_pa0lou_sk.htm
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SOTABEAMS Dust Caps

QSL.net - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
On Friday, March 20 there will be a large partial solar eclipse visible from Essex (clouds permitting) between 08:25 and 10:41 GMT
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February RSGB Board Proceedings

QSL.net - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
The RSGB Board proceedings for February 21, 2015 are now available on the Society's website
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US Amateur Radio Numbers Reach an All-Time High

ARRL - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:37

Amateur Radio growth in the US continues to soar. At the end of 2014, the total number of radio amateurs in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database reached an all-time high of 726,725. The trend has continued in the first 2 months of 2015, which saw the ham population rise to slightly more than 727,000. The figures exclude expired licenses that are within the 2-year grace period, an...

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ITU Smart Sustainable Development Model Report Touts Amateur Radio’s Advantages

ARRL - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:09

The use of Amateur Radio in disaster preparedness and response was among “best practices” cited in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Smart Sustainable Development Model Report for 2015. International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, is a member of the Smart Sustainable Development Model Advisory Board, which prepared the report, published in January. Th...

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Upcoming ARISS contact with 2 Italian schools

QSL.net - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:16
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at G. Salvemini - G. La Pira, Montemurlo, Italy, and 'Dante Alighieri' 1st Grade Secondary (Middle) School, Casale Monferrato, Italy on 07 Mar
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Nauryz DX Contest 2015

QSL.net - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:16
The first and the only Central Asian DX contest on HF will take place on March 14 starting at 0800z and finishing at 1359z on the same day
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First analog/digital DMR repeater in Portugal

QSL.net - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:16
With the call sign CQ0UCSC, installed by the ARLC - Associação de Radioamadores da Linha de Cascais, is the first analog/digital DMR - Digital Mobile Radio repeater in Portugal, in ham band of UHF
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Foundation Course

QSL.net - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:16
Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Amateur Radio Society are holding their next Foundation Course from 11th April, for a total of three Saturdays
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Ham radio used to call for help

QSL.net - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:16
Amateur radio - and a 'guardian angel' - were the stars of a road-crash rescue Saturday morning on Arkansas Highway 201 just south of the Missouri line
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Ham radio vital to emergency communications

QSL.net - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:16
The Herald-Citizen reports it is a vital component when it comes to communication during disasters
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Spectrum release of 3.5 GHz online map

QSL.net - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:16
Ofcom has published an interactive map showing pre-cleared access for 4G mobile to part of the 3.5 GHz band
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