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Foundations of Amateur Radio #189

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The reported death of Amateur Radio due to FT8 is an exaggeration - In 2017 a new digital amateur mode called FT8 joined the ranks of inventions related to our hobby. Since then it's taken the amateur world by storm, filled the bands with contacts and attracted a strong following among radio amateurs across the planet. Making contacts with low solar cycle numbers has never been so easy

Earth's shifting magnetic poles are affecting your phone

13 min 29 sec ago
Earth's magnetic field is changing so quickly that researchers have been forced to update to the World Magnetic Model ahead of schedule

Amateur radio tax abolished in France

13 min 29 sec ago
French national society REF has confirmed that the annual amateur radio tax (license fee) has been abolished

International Air Ambulance Week 2019

13 min 29 sec ago
This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 7th-15th September 2019, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world

2019 Rally Diary filling up fast

13 min 29 sec ago
G4RGA's Rally Guide for 2019 is filling up fast. Check it out and find a rally near you

Reports on death of two New Zealand radio hams

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The deaths have been reported of two New Zealand radio amateurs, 97-year-old Reg Motion ZL2LX and 81-year-old John Duncan ZL2JD

Long-range RFID with feedback

13 min 29 sec ago
Not long ago, Hackaday published an article about researchers adding sensor data to passive RFID tags, and a comment from a reader turned their heads to a consumer/maker version which anyone can start using right away

Infringing Hytera products banned from importation to United States

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Orders prohibiting importation, sale or marketing of Hytera products in the United States have taken effect (Motorola press release)

YOTA in VK ?

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Wireless Institute of Australia Director Marcus VK5WTF commented recently on the Youth on the Air or YOTA program that has received attention at IARU level

DX News from the ARRL

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The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver, UK launch update!

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:27
Icom UK have been fortunate to have had an engineering sample of the IC-9700 VHF/UHF Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver from Icom Inc. to evaluate for a short time. So far, the company have been amazed by the fantastic sensitivity and performance of the radio

Good pass rate for Dutch ham radio exams

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:27
Pass rates of 88% and 66.7% were achieved in the latest Novice and Full amateur radio exams in the Netherlands

Radio hams in Indonesia get new bands including 5 MHz

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:27
ORARI reports new Indonesian amateur radio regulations have been issued with new bands at 136 kHz, 472 kHz and 5 MHz

Tony's 10m Band Report

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:27
Note that this week it only takes two contacts to get in the table except for Sunday during the DARC 10m contest. DX of the week 9LY1JM (Sierra-Leone DXpedition). They have been on FT8 but the call upsets WSJT-X. You can get round it by typing the call into “DX Call” then all the messages get generated correctly. It will be corrected in the next version.

RAC Scholarship awarded

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:27
It is with great pleasure that RAC Atlantic Director Dave Goodwin, VE9CB and Scholarship Chair Bill Unger, VE3XT, announce the awarding of a $500 scholarship to Alex Colpitts, VE9LEX, on behalf of all Radio Amateurs of Canada members

SOTABEAMS introduces SOTA Tours

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:45
The Summits on the Air award programme runs in many countries across the world with SOTA activators keen to explore. SOTABEAMS has introduced the concept of a "SOTA Tour". This is a guided trip, giving overseas SOTA activators a stress-free way of activating summits in Scotland, England and Wales

German satellite special event

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:45
AMSAT's 50th anniversary will be celebrated with the special event callsign DL50AMSAT

Canadian op

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:45
Chris/VO2AC, Frank/VO1HP, and Dave/VE9CB plan to operate the CQ WW 160m Contest from the Point Amour Lighthouse (WW Loc. GO11) in the south-eastern part of zone 2 as VO2AC

A collision in the asteroid belt

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:45
Something violent just happened in the asteroid belt. Not far beyond the orbit of Mars, asteroid 6478 Gault appears to have been struck by another asteroid

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:45
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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