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First look at the DRAWS Digi Mode Hat for Raspberry Pi

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Today's topic is ham radio and the Raspberry Pi. This is the second video in the DRAWS Ham Radio Digi Mode Hat for Raspberry Pi series. This time we take a look at what's inside the package, have a very close up look at the hardware, then wrap up the video with a few comments and questions

Two killed in accident at Antarctic research station

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Two fire technicians at a US scientific station in Antarctica have died after being found unconscious, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Variation to UK Broadband’s licence for spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Ofcom has granted a request from UK Broadband to vary its licence for use of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band

Propagation de K7RA

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7

Foundations of Amateur Radio #184

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
Recently I managed to get some quality on-air time when I participated in a contest. This isn't about contesting. Although I suppose tangentially it is

First FT8 Roundup is a huge hit

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
The ARRL report the first FT8 Roundup held December 1–2 attracted some 1,300 logs with about 131,200 contacts recorded

Hackaday: Weaponizing the radio spectrum

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the talk "Electronic Warfare; a Brief Overview of Weaponized RF Design" given by radio amateur Jeremy Hong KD8TUO to the Hackaday Superconference

IEEE Microwave Society awards radio hams

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
The ARRL reports the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced its 2019 award recipients. The list includes several radio amateurs

Updates for users of spectrum in the 700 MHz band

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
Work to clear the 700 MHz spectrum band remains on track, as Ofcom confirms additional funding for some spectrum users affected by the clearance programme

Half of homes could boost their broadband

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
Half of British households could switch to faster broadband today, Ofcom has found, as it announces a range of action to protect loyal broadband customers and help people get a better deal

DX News from the ARRL

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

ARISS contact planned for students in Kenilworth, United Kingdom

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT with Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, Kenilworth, United Kingdom

Tony's 10m Band Report

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
Saturday and Sunday were monumental but the rest of the week really dragged. Top DXers this week OY1CT and OY1OF (Faroe Is) (look at their antennas on QRZ.COM!!), YY8HBO (Venezuela), MM0TFU (Scotland) and many others

French ham radio licence fee

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
REF reports the Finance committee of the Senate has tabled an amendment to the French Finance Act 2019 concerning the annual amateur radio license fee

Swiss Council of States - ham radio antennas

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
The national amateur radio society in Switzerland, the USKA, reports on legislation concerning amateur radio antennas

EURAO Party - Winter Special 2018-2019: hunting beacons

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: 'hunting beacons'

Comtech 23cm Amateur Television (ATV) LCD tuner using Arduino

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
Adrian has developed a rotary LCD tuner for his Comtech 23cm transmitter using an Arduino Uno as the micro-controller

NZ 60m trial extended

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
New Zealand's national society NZART report that RSM have agreed to extend the one year 60m trial for a further six months to give more time for information gathering

Vonage fined for emergency call service failure

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
Ofcom has fined Vonage for failing to ensure its customers had uninterrupted access to the emergency services

DF13, German special event

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:03
Look for special event stations DF13DEJU, DF13BLN, DF13BUD, DF13MUC, DF13PAR and DF13STO to be active between January 1st and June 30th, 2019

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