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RAC Annual General Meeting: ​​A part of RAC's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Red Deer, Alberta as part of the year-long celebration of RAC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

February issue of free HackSpace magazine

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
Issue 3 of the free HackSpace magazine PDF includes a tribute by Dr Lucy Rogers M6CME to pioneering maker Professor Heinz Wolff who passed away on December 15, 2017

Ham radio links Cyprus students to ISS

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, thanks to an amateur radio telebridge link students of The English School in Nicosia, Cyprus were able to talk live to an astronaut in space

Saint Brandon Island DXpedition news

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
An updated most wanted list has been published on Clublog. It now shows Saint Brandon as the 27th most wanted entity worldwide (#19 NA, #17 SA, #33 AS, #28 OC, #34 AF, #48 EU)

Ofcom fines Gateway Telecom £20,000 for breaching number porting rules

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Ofcom said: Our investigation found the company broke our rules by not enabling a customer to keep their telephone number when switching to another provider. This process is known as number porting

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Yet another poor week. Two or more contacts needed to get into the list. Again I didn’t work anything. Now I’m back from Australia so I’d better get started. Kosovo Z6 has been added to the DXCC list. See here for the ARRL List. It now makes a total of 340. E31A (Eritrea) made an impact and S01WS (Western Sahara), A41NN (Oman) and 6O6O (Somalia last days)

Ofcom: Auction of 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Ofcom has published a statement and made the regulations (a statutory instrument) which set out the award process for the auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
On Wednesday, Jan. 31st, the second full Moon of January will pass through Earth's shadow, producing a rare 'Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse.'

Ofcom accredits price comparison service

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Ofcom has accredited the price comparison service, which helps UK consumers to find broadband packages that are suitable for them

Amendment to ARRL DXCC Rules will expand DXCC list

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The ARRL Board of Directors approved a motion to amend the DXCC Rules, when it met January 19-20. Section II, Subsection 1 of the DXCC Rules now will include a new Subsection (d): The entity has a separate IARU member society and is included on the US State Department Independent States in the World

ARRL speaks out on misinformation

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Board of Directors has been the subject of an organised misinformation campaign

Winter Field Day is coming

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Winter Field Day is presented by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), “a dedicated group of Amateur Radio operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.”

Call for forum moderators

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The WIA (Wireless Institute of Australia) will shortly open a moderated internet forum to provide an online discussion area supporting its members. Associates will also have limited access to the forums

FT8 digital mode has big uptake

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Until now there has been only anecdotal evidence that FT8, introduced in 2017, had been adopted by many on our bands. The weak signal text mode has certainly taken over from the previous JT65, which had been favoured

Deputy Director – Midwest Region: Peter Toth, VE4TTH

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to welcome Peter Toth, VE4TTH, as the Deputy Director for the Midwest Region. RAC Midwest Director, Bj Madsen, VE5FX, appointed Peter as Deputy Director on January 8, 2018

Kosovo added to DXCC list

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
he ARRL reports that the Republic of Kosovo (Z6) has been added to the DXCC List of current entities, increasing the total number of current DXCC entities to 340

New IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator named

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee has named Dennis Stice, WI5V, of Oklahoma City, as the new HF Beacon Coordinator for the region. Former Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Bill Hayes, WJ5O, stepped down on January 19, after 10 years in that position

Amateur radio operators gather for Hamfest

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
NBC TV news reports amateur radio vendors and operators gathered last weekend to discuss evolving technical aspects of the field that help with emergency backup communications

Deutscher Amateur Radio Club - IOTA news

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

AREDN donates Mesh Networking equipment to ARRL

Tue, 23/01/2018 - 09:45
The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) project team has donated several pieces of High-Speed Multimedia Mesh (HSMM) hardware to the ARRL Laboratory