Amateur Radio

SSTV transmissions from the ISS today - 6 hours 19 min ago
Slow Scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station are expected to take place on Thursday Dec 18 and Saturday Dec 20 on 145.800 MHz FM
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Ofcom publishes data from co-existence tests with Digital Terrestrial Television services - 6 hours 19 min ago
Ofcom has published data from tests examining co-existence between Digital Terrestrial Television services (DTT), such as Freeview, and White Space Devices (WSDs)
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South Georgia Island and South Sandwich Island - 6 hours 19 min ago
The Intrepid-DX Group, led by Paul Ewing-N6PSE and David Collingham-K3LP, is pleased to announce our next Dxpedition
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Tony's 10 Metre Band Report - 6 hours 19 min ago
A fine week on Ten Metres with the contest producing 13,800 reported contacts on Saturday and 15,200 on Sunday. From memory this is largest number of contacts on any one day or total in a weekend.
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EURAO Party - Autumn 2014: be digital, explore 30m - 6 hours 19 min ago
The European Radio Amateurs' Organization, together with the 30 Meter Digital Group, announce a new party on the air, this time with the motto: 'be digital, explore 30m'
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Consultation on amending the Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for Ultra Wideband devices - 6 hours 19 min ago
Ofcom is consulting on a proposal to make regulations that would amend the existing Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for Ultra Wideband (UWB) devices
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Nominations for the 2014 Intrepid Spirit Award - 6 hours 19 min ago
The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations for the individual or group that most displayed their 'Intrepid Spirit' this past year
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New Element 3 (General Class) Question Pool Released

ARRL - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:22

The Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has released the 2015-2019 Element 3 (General Class) question pool. The new question pool becomes effective for all Element 3 examinations administered on or after July 1, 2015, and it remains valid until June 30, 2019.

The question pool files are available in PDF, Microsoft Word (.doc), and ASCII t...

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The Icom IC-2730, a practical dual bander with optional Bluetooth headset! - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:59
Icom are pleased to announce details of the new IC-2730E dual band mobile transceiver which will be available in early 2015. This stunning new VHF/UHF dual band mobile transceiver provides VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF simultaneous receive capability as well as VHF/UHF receive
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Ofcom Board appoints Sharon White as Chief Executive - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:59
The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Sharon White as Chief Executive. Sharon will join Ofcom in late March 2015 from HM Treasury, where she is Second Permanent Secretary
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Draft amendments to SA radio regulations published - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:59
South Africa's regulator, ICASA, has published draft amendments to the radio regulations that were originally published on 31 March 2011. The amendments will influence Amateur Radio
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Abstract from ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's logbook - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:59
On Monday, December 15, I had my first HAM radio contact with school pupils
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Italian DXpedition Team's Congo invitation - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:59
The 'Radioamateur Association of the Democratic Republic of Congo' (ARAC) has invited the 'Italian DXpedition Team' for a short stay in Kinshasa during March 2015
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Two ham radio towers stolen - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:59
The Pocono Record notes that two amateur radio towers were stolen from a property in Effort, PA
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India's youngest radio ham ? - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:59
The Hindustan Times reports on Saborni Nag Biswas VU3JFE, she is possibly the youngest radio amateur in India
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Advisory Board to Guide IARU’s Approach to ITU Smart Sustainable Development Model

ARRL - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:54

Through its president, Tim Ellam VE6SH/G4HUA, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is a founding Advisory Board member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) initiative. The initiative is aimed at developing an action plan to deploy necessary crucial telecommunication infrastructure to offer prompt assistance in the event of natural...

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Past Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. Mackey, N4ADI, SK

ARRL - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:41

Past ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. “Roy” Mackey, N4ADI, of Winter Park, Florida, died December 5. He was 96 and had not been active as a radio amateur for several years. Mackey served as Northern Florida Section Manager from 1986 until 1990. After two terms as Section Manager, he served as a Northern Florida Assistant Section Manager from 1990 until 1997.

Mackey was instrumental...

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