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New SOTA Associations 2017

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Fifteen new SOTA associations were added during the year 2017, bringing the total to 136

InnovAntennas release 4/2m dualbander

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
InnovAntennas today released the first in a new range of dual band Yagis covering both 4m and 2m bands. The first in the range is a 12 element which has 5 active elements on 70MHz and 7 active elements on 144MHz with a single feed point and 2.4m boom

Winter Field Day 2018

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
It's that time of year again where we'll get outside and practise amateur radio in the field. The difference now is, we will be doing it via the Winter Field Day 2018 event

NCVEC Question Pool Committee releases errata to new Technician Question Pool

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has announced some errors in the 2018-2022 FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool released on January 8

Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (SK)

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82

SOTA Sherpa Award for 2017 - Guru EA2IF

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
Each year, the SOTA Sherpa Award is made to a person who in the opinion of the SOTA Management Team, has made a particularly substantial effort and contribution in the growth and development of the programme that year

Tom and Jimmy 'complete' GI

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
Jimmy Read M0HGY and his dad Tom Read M1EYP became only the 4th and 5th SOTA participants to activate every summit in the GI - Northern Ireland association

AO-73 / FUNcube-1 Illumination update

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The time when the amateur radio AO-73 CubeSat enters continuous sunlight, for the first time, is fast approaching

Essex Ham at Southend Digital Professionals

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
Southend Digital Professionals is a monthly meetup in Southend-on-Sea designed as a networking event and a chance for those interested in tech to chat, and swap ideas

3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition news

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has made navigation between King George Island and Bouvet slow and of increased risk


Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) is pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2018 Dayton Hamvention

PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest - this weekend

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest will take place from 19 to 21 January 2018 and is divided into two 22-hour sessions to spread activity over the whole weekend and benefit from changing propagation

AX prefix on Australia's national day

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day. Their national day this year falls on Friday 26th of January

Amazing SOTA Mountain Goat activation

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:43
Perhaps the most noteworthy of any Mountain Goat activation, was the one undertaken by Colin Evans M1BUU from Keighley

Invitation to British Columbia QSO Party 2018

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:43
The British Columbia QSO Party — BCQP 2018 is coming up soon — the first weekend in February — and there is a big change. The event has been expanded with an additional block of time — eight (8) hours on Sunday

AmateurLogic 113: IR CAD Weather Meter

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:43
Peter experiments with infrared remote control. Tommy fiddles with Tinkercad. Emile becomes an amateur weather scientist. George tests a variety of components with an ohmmeter

SERF 2018 The Southern Amateur Radio Rally

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:43
With so much potential and expansion space at the Eastbourne Sports Park, SERF 2018 is set to be a great event on Sunday the 6th of May

Essex ham radio training success in the press

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:43
The Leigh Times newspaper reports amateur radio is going strong in Leigh with a special training and exam session being held at the community centre

FT8 Operating Guide

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:43
Gary is trying to promote better FT8 operating standards on HF with his FT8 Operating Guide

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:43
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th January, through Sunday, 14th January there were 218 countries active