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KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog A couple of days, I witnessed this exchange on Twitter :. Think the thing I never get with ham radio is if you disagree even slightly with an aspect of a mode your a basher. FT-8 is a part of ham radio just like DStar, Fusion, DMRand CW. I do find it interesting though the lengths they will do to say it can't be automated etc.

V6K - Kosrae Island, OC-059 Haru, JA1XGI will again be active from Kosrae Island OC-059 as V6K during December 2-9, 2019. QRV on 160-20m using mainly CW with some RTTY and FT8. QSL via H/c. Webpage.

WWV and WWVH to Broadcast Defense Department WWV Centennial Greeting, Special Event Reminder Starting on Monday, September 16, WWV and WWVH will broadcast a US Department of Defense message to mark the centennial of WWV and to announce the WW0WWV special event from September 28 until October 2 at the WWV transmitter site near Fort Collins, Colorado.

A35JY - Tonga Helmut, DD0VR will be active from Tonga as A35JY during September 16-21, 2019. This activity is between Helmut's 3D2VR operation. QRV on HF bands, CW/SSB. QSL via H/c.

New version 2.8 of the WSJT DX Aggregator - DXMAPS New version 2.8 of the WSJT DX Aggregator, that now optionally allows to automatically upload in real time your QSO to the DXMAPS online log.

INRAD W1 Headset with Boom Mic. THE INRAD W1Ham radio never sounded so good! Comfortable over-the-ear earpieces with large diaphragm high response speakers Full stereo reception to allow use with dual receiver transceivers 600 ohm dynamic microphone element on adjustable long.

3DA0AO - Kingdom of eSwatini JUNE 26, 2019 - Pista HA5AO reports that he will arrive in Swaziland on 15th September and plans to stay till 1st October. His license for the 3DA0AO call sign was issued last year. The flight and room at Mountain Inn Resort at Mbabane is booked. His plan to start to set up antenna and station on 16th and can be expected on the air by the evening.

Operating notes: little operating this week, homebrew shack, N1MM tip The stars just didn't align this week, and as a result, I only managed to make four contacts Monday through Thursday. The two main contributors to this were poor band conditions and a full schedule, which kept me out of the house in the evenings.

Magic on the Pemigewasset River The QRP contacts with Manitoba and Pennsylvania. I took a bike ride this afternoon up the old road along the Pemigewasset River. There's a gate at the entrance to keep out cars and trucks… only horses, bicycles and walkers allowed. I throw a water bottle over the branch of a huge pine tree and pull up a 30 foot wire.

Space ham: Local radio operators present program at library Published 3:20 pm Friday, September 13, 2019. SOUTH POINT - The Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association is always trying to expand the interest in ham radio and does many public events to spread the word. But a recent request had the club reaching beyond the earth's stratosphere.

Digital Cables and Connectors we see and use in the Ham Shack "Ken, "Digital Dorsey", KA8OAD talks about various types of USB, HDMI and DVI cables used around the radio shack."

6O7O - Somalia "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! Planning a trip to Somalia involves many limitations and challenges wrt obtaining permissions, logistics, operation as well safety and security wise.

University CubeSat Club members get ham radio licenses Students at the Villanova University College of Engineering started a CubeSat Club in the fall of 2018 and have since got their amateur radio licenses. The university website reports:. A CubeSat is a nanosatellite-a small, lightweight satellite that is cheaper to build than a conventional satellite.

FCC Seeks to Streamline its Hearings Process The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

OX3LX - Simiutaq Island, NA-220 Bo, OX3LX informs that he plans to be QRV from Simiutaq Island, NA-220 during September 26-30, 2019. This is not a DXpedtion but QRL trip and will be active when time permits on 40-10m. QSL via OZ0J.

XW0LP - Laos I just got my XW licence! The call is XW0LP. I've created a QRZ and Club Log profile. My XW licence is valid for 1 year from 1st October 2019, and is initially valid only for 20 meter band operations, because I need to confirm propagation and antenna performance from my new QTH.

SPARC Announcement Home study between classes. Classes will be held at the CERT meeting room in the SOUTH PLAINFIELD COMMUNITY POLICE STATION located at the corner of New Market Ave. and Hamilton Blvd. Pre-registration is required and the study guide purchased. Sign Up for E-News.

The FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin #317 The latest FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin compiled by Bjorn, ON9CFG.

8R1CW - Guyana Rudi, DK7PE will be in Guyana for one week. Amateur radio is not his main objective but if time allows, he will be on the air as 8R1CW starting around September 21st. He'll be using an Elecraft KX3 with a JUMA 1000 amplifier. Wire antennas as usual. The prices for high rise locations are beyond reach, so he will look for something affordable.

Response to SV2RSG Last month SV1GRM published a letter on behalf of Fr Iakovos, SV2RSG regarding operations from Mount Athos. Regrettably, the report contains a series of inaccuracies and misleading claims about the status and activities of Fr Apollo, SV2ASP/A.

The Radio Box How do you stop a hand held radio from falling and being damaged? Do you sometimes put the radio down on a bench or desk between overs or while you are waiting for someone to call you? Some radio's don't stand very well on their own, or can fall over easily if the bench is bumped.

SC getting ham radios and a handle on emergency hurricane communications Today, if a disaster strikes in South Carolina and all other communication is disrupted, the SCHEART cadre of 1,500 to 2,000 amateur radio operators is a last line of defense - important enough that a representative has a seat in the Emergency Operations Center in Columbia.

CQ9A - Maderia EA1AP Silvia, EA1SA Alberto and CT1HTU Tony will be active holiday-style from Madeira Isl. 18-26 October 2019, QRV on 80-6m special attention 60m, CW/SSB/FT8. QSL via Club Log OQRS, EA1AP.

Local Emergency Planning Committee picking up a ham radio The Havre and Hill County Local Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday passed a motion to allow Hill County Health Department Public Health Nurse Bridget Kallenberger to look into getting the emergency operation center, located in the Hill County Detention Center, a handheld ham radio.

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