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EME SSTV Lunar Landing Commemorative Event Set Moonbounce enthusiasts are invited to take part in a commemorative Earth-Moon-Earth slow-scan television party on 23 centimeters, marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. The event gets under way at 2300 UTC on Saturday, July 20, at PI9CAM in the Netherlands.

Myanmar & Laos update by XZ2A "I operated as XZ2A from Myanmar last year, restricted to 20 MHz and above. I left Myanmar towards the end of last year because I now teach 'online' and the Myanmar internet gateway is a bit of a bottleneck. My apologies to those who have yet to receive my QSL card.

New Summer EURAO Party to Premier FT4 The event is set for July.

6O7O - Somalia Ken, LA7GIA is returning to Somalia. In his own words:. "For a long time I have been planning where to go next. This time I decided to return to Somalia which I also activated in 2018. I really look forward to this trip!

Irish Radio Ham Saves The Day In SOS Drama On Welsh Mountain Esther Harper from Dungiven a member of Northern Ireland North West Raynet group was chatting on 40 Meters from a Worked All Britain square in Fermanagh when she received a May Day call from an amateur in Wales requesting urgent medical assistance in the way of HELIMED for a casualty.

Bihar ham radio enthusiasts help sick man reach home in Bengal Kolkata: Ham radio enthusiasts from neighbouring Bihar have been instrumental in uniting an elderly person from Jalpaiguri with his family members. Bidyut Bhattacharjee, a former employee of Jalpaiguri municipality, fell ill during his visit to Char Dham and was admitted at a private nursing home at Kankarbagh in Patna.

Centenarian Radio Amateur’s Efforts Helped Pave the Way to the Moon The Nashville Tennessean newspaper recently featured the story of a 104-year-old ARRL member who contributed to NASA’s effort to put the first humans on the moon 50 years ago this month.

Newcastle v West Ham: How to watch Asia Trophy on TV and live stream Newcastle expect to have new manager Steve Bruce in the dugout for this third-place playoff in the Asia Trophy after a tumultuous few weeks for the club. The Toon have finally found a replacement manager for Rafa Benitez but Bruce was not present to watch his new side lose 4-0 against Wolves in the Asia Trophy semi-final on Wednesday.

PY0F - Fernando de Noronha PP2BT and PY7RP will be active from Fernando de Noronha as PY0F during July 22-28, 2019. QRV on 160-10m, CW, SSB, Digi. Participation in IOTA Contest. QSL via PY7RP.

Antenna Polarization Your antenna's polarization can make a big difference in how well you can hear, and be heard - especially on VHF and up.

Chameleon MPAS 2 NVIS Antenna "Part 2 of my look at the Chameleon MPAS 2.0 Modular Portable Antenna System. I set the antenna up in the horizontal NVIS configuration and attempt to make some regional.

Overview of the Icom IC-9700 SDR VHF/UHF Transceiver Following on from our initial ‘Introduction to the IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base Station SDR Transceiver’ video, we have put together a more in-depth, video called ‘Overview of the Icom IC-9700 SDR VHF/UHF Transceiver’.

9H6YB - Malta Several members of the Bristol Contest Group will again operate as 9H6YB from Triq San David, Mtarfa, Malta during the 2019 IOTA contest on 27th / 28th July. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log after the contest.

Manuel Lanzini just dropped a big hint over his West Ham future in revealing first interview since transfer speculation West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini has dropped a big hint over his immediate future in a first interview since speculation he could leave. Lanzini is undeniably one of West Ham's most gifted players. The Argentine missed most of last season after picking up a serious knee injury before the 2018 World Cup.

Half-eaten piece of ham leads to conviction of Ohio burglar "In one home he cooked a steak and left behind a fork he was cooking and eating with, and then in the second home he took a big bite out of a piece of ham." Driscoll said residents of the second burglary were surprised when they arrived home to find the half-eaten piece of ham on their counter.

Nate Wek Visits The Amateur Baseball HOF In Lake Norden In The Moment… July 17, 2019 Show 617 Hour 1. SDPB's Nate Wek is back from a visit to Lake Norden where he took in the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. Wek also visited with an official from South Dakota Game Fish and Parks about how our above average rainfall has affected the fish population.

Brandon Amateur Radio Society Hosts Annual Amateur Radio 'Field Day' What would happen if the world lost access to telephone communications and the internet? In times of natural disaster, the fear of communication blackouts can become a reality, making it imperative to have other means of communication. Thankfully, one local group can offer a solution: the Brandon Amateur Radio Society.

FT8DMC Anniversary 2017-2019 Eight special event stations will be active on all bands and in all modes. More info here.

Last Bit of FJ Cruiser Radio Install Finished printing the QYT KT-8900D mount in white PETG yesterday and reinstalled the radio into the FJ Cruiser. This time I left the part unpainted. I am overall happy with the prints in PETG although it does tend to be quite stringy and the support structures are a bit harder to remove.

YJ0CA - Vanuatu Chris, VK2YUS will again be active as YJ0CA from Efate, Vanuatu during July 24-31, 2019. QSL via H/c. Copies of the new cards have been airmailed to both of you in mid October, hope you will receive them shortly. He confirmed by e-mail he received mine.

West Ham sign Sebastien Haller for club-record deal from Eintracht Frankfurt West Ham have completed the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller on a five-year deal for a club-record fee. Sky Sports News understands Haller, who has an option for a further 12 months in his deal, has cost the Hammers £45m.

Ascension Amateur Radio Club members practice emergency response skills Members of the Ascension Amateur Radio Club practiced the skills necessary to operate with alternative power under emergency or disaster conditions during a national Field Day exercise June 21. They set up a temporary station at the Gonzales Fire Department and powered it with a portable generator, according to a news release.

Kevin Nolan comments on West Ham's reported capture of Sebastien Haller West Ham United are reportedly closing in on the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller. Kevin Nolan has stated that it is 'crazy' that West Ham United's top-scorer in a single Premier League season has only scored 16 goals, as he prays that Sebastian Haller can produce the goods.

Basildon Mayor and MP try amateur radio Members of Essex Ham demonstrated amateur radio at the Basildon Street Science Festival 2019 on Saturday, July 13 The event brought together scientists, school STEM clubs, and STEM-based organisations in the area to provide a number of hands-on activities.

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