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DX News from the ARRL

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10m Band Report

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
Another good week although Thursday and Friday were pretty poor. I managed St. Helena, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and loads of Eu. (I even squeezed in the Dominican Republic but that was on 17m.)

FT8 to be permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite

Impact of VDSL interference on Amateur Radio Service

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The RSGB has released an interim report - Determination of impact of VDSL interference on the Amateur Radio Service

Polluting LED lamp withdrawn from Jula stores

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The SSA reports Swedish DIY retailer Jula has agreed to withdraw an LED lamp that pollutes the RF spectrum causing interference to radio communications

David G0EVV becomes Mountain Goat

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
David Stansfield G0EVV, from Morpeth in Northern England, has reached SOTA Mountain Goat status after six years of participating as an activator

New Swedish ham radio textbook PDF

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
Sweden's SSA has announced a new edition of the 370 page amateur radio textbook KonCEPT is available for free download

Portuguese JOTA stations lists 2018 available

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
A complete lists of Portuguese stations that will be active during this weekend for the 61st Jamboree On The Air and 22nd JOTI 2018 is now available

GR150NIB - 150th Anniversary of RNIB

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
Glasgow's Evening Times reports Terry Robinson GM3WUX is using the special event callsign GR150NIB to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal National Institute of Blind People

Portuguese beacons re-activated

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano has re-activated VHF and UHF multi beacons CS5BAL - CW in Aldeia dos Chãos, IM57px

61st Jamboree-On-The-Air is nearly here…

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
The excitement is building with 2 days to go as final preparations are put in place and the logistics work begins by the 3rd Limerick Scout Group who are participating in the largest Scouting event in the world, the 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air

Ofcom now issuing short 2E0xx Intermediate callsigns

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
It seems Ofcom are now issuing short callsigns for those who've passed the RSGB Intermediate (2x2 call) or Advanced (1x2 call) exams. This change provides a major incentive for radio amateurs to upgrade their licence

US Senator highlights ham radio's disaster response role

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tweeted about the work radio amateurs have been doing in assisting with disaster response efforts in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Coming soon: The comet of the year

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
Get ready for a very nice comet. In exactly two months, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will sweep past Earth, making one of the 10 closest approaches of a comet to our planet during the Space Age

Ham radio operators take action when disaster strikes

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
TV broadcaster KOLO 8 NewsNow reports amateur radio operators ready to help with natural disasters

Technical advice on improving rail passengers’ access to mobile data services

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
To help the Government’s work to make it easier for rail passengers to get online while travelling, Ofcom has published technical advice originally provided to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in August

Free VE testing set

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
Our next free Amateur Radio Exam will be November 3, 2018, at the Thanksgiving Fire Department, 2375 Thanksgiving Fire Rd, Selma, NC

IOTA news from the DARC

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

AMSAT-UK Colloquium / RSGB Convention ARISS talk released

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
The presentation on Amateur Radio on the International Space station (ARISS) given by Ciaran Morgan M0XTD and Eleanor Griffin M6NWZ has been released on YouTube

M7 Foundation Licences

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
The RSGB has issued a short statement regarding the new M7 Foundation amateur radio licences