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9G5GS - Ghana NEWS UPDATE - 9G5GS will again be active from Sanzule, Ellembelle District, Ghana starting April 13th. FEBRUARY 18, 2019 - Matt, IZ4GYS is now active as 9G5GS until March 13, 2019. He's using a telescopic whip 5.2m long for 20m with loading coil for 30/40/60/80m + FT-891.

V31RF - Belize Rich, K8NDS will again be active from Placencia, Belize as V31RF between March 21 to April 19, 2019. QRV on 40, 20 and 17m - SSB. QSL via eQSL.

Preliminary Results of the ARRL International DX Contest Now Available Sunset at the PJ2T station! Photo from Gene KB7Q. ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has announced that through the yeoman efforts of Charlie Carroll, K1XX; Kelly Taylor, VE4XT, and Ward Silver, N0AX, preliminary results of the 2019 ARRL International DX CW now are available.

FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL's 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters.

Ham session: Socialising via airwaves - hailed as the first true social networking. - Delhi too has hams, who have set up amateur radio stations or 'shacks', as they call them, at their homes. They love DXing, homebrewing their equipment and exchanging QSL cards.

Revised IARU Region 3 Band Plan Released The IARU Region 3 Band Plans have been reviewed at the triennial IARU Region 3 Conferences. A version using a new format was adopted at the 17th IARU Region 3 Conference, Seoul, September 2018 on condition of further modifications taking into account the comments / corrections raised and approved at the conference.

Falkland's 1982 civilian hero and life-long radio ham dies in England The Falkland Islands weekly Penguin News reported this week on the death in England of Reginald Silvey, one of the perhaps lesser known civilian heroes of the war in 1982, but almost certainly the one whose activities put him most at risk of arrest and possible execution.

XT2AW - Burkina Faso Harald, DF2WO is returning to Burkina Faso and will be active again as XT2AW during April 10-30, 2019. QRV on HF, Digi/CW/SSB.

EBay Modules And Custom PCBs Make A Plug And Play Ham Transceiver Many of us have fond memories of our introduction to electronics through the "200-in-1" sets that Radio Shack once sold, or even the more recent "Snap Circuits"-style kits. Most of eventually us move beyond these kits to design our circuits; still, there's something to be said for modular designs.

VE3LYC/KL7 - Little Diomede Island, NA-150 MARCH 17 - The flight from Toronto to Seattle was uneventful. I arrived on March 16 at 9 pm, and spent the night on the airport. I had to check-in by 3 am, and will all the luggage it didn't make much sense to go to one of the airport hotels, only for a few hours of sleep.

The Last Man Standing TV Show has 3 licensed members The Last Man Standing Amateur Club has 3 new, licensed members. We congratulate and welcome Sophie, Jet and Scott to our fun hobby. Listen for us as KA6LMS on the air. Thanks to our VE team Rob - AA6RA, Norm - K6YXH and Naomi - WB6OHW. Source:Facebook.

6W/IK5BSC - Senegal Giovanni, IK5BSC will be active from Senegal as 6W/IK5SBC during March 16 to April 14, 2019. QRV on HF bands. QSL via IK2DUW. NOTE - Elvira IK3GES will also be active from Senegal during March 16 to April 16, 2019.

'Theatre of the Mind: Sound Effects During Radio痴 Golden Age' - Southgate Amateur Radio News A long time ago, before the age of the internet-and even before the age of television. radio comedies and dramas entertained the masses by creating stories and situations that relied on the listener's imagination. The tools used to help paint those audio landscapes were called sound effects.

A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky. "You see that?" he asks. Barely perceptible against the dusk-darkened tree line stretches a 102-foot long, 14-gauge wire, narrower than a pencil.

E6ET - Niue Alex, 5B4ALX will be active from Niue as E6ET between March 19 to April 2, 2019. QRV on 80-15m, SSB/CW/RTTY. Some FT8. Participation in CQ WPX SSB. QSL via H/c. Website.

WebDX 3.0 is Coming…. I once was blind, now I can see.

West Ham's Declan Rice wins first England call-up Southgate has called up West Ham United's Declan Rice, who decided his global future lies with England, for the first time. Southgate said that he had warned Rice from when he first started talking to him, before the World Cup, that he would face public hostility if he chose to switch allegiance.

West Ham vs Huddersfield live on talkSPORT 2: Full coverage and free stream for 3pm Premier League clash Full commentary from the London Stadium will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage getting underway at 12pm. Russ Williams will bring you all the build up with Alex Crook and Alvin Martin on commentary duty. To tune in just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

What the pundits are predicting for West Ham's home clash with Huddersfield Town I am sure the Terriers will put up a good fight, but Manuel Pellegrini's side should be too good for them." Lawrenson has predicted a 2-0 win for the Hammers, with his opponents for the weekly feature - Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard and British cyclist Laura Kenny - have also both predicted wins for Pellegrini's men.

South Orkney Islands DXpedition After their successful VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition, the Perseverance DX Group is pleased to announce their intention to activate South Orkney Islands, currently Club Log #16 most wanted. Planning has begun for an expedition in February / March 2020.

E51HMK - Rarotonga, S. Cooks MARCH 15 - Hans-Martin receives his E51HMK license. FEBRUARY 11 - Hans-Martin DK2HM will be active in March as E51HMK from Rarotonga South Cook Islands. His DXpedition will be holiday-style as he will be on his own. Antennas will be an EFHW 80-10 by myantennas und and a Windom dipole for 80 to 10 meters.

Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings Those interested posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal using the Electronic Comment Filing System should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express. In the "Proceeding" field, enter the number of the PRM, e.g.

FCC looking for comments on proposal to enhance Tech priveleges After more than two years of work, the ARRL's Entry-Level Licensing Committee made its recommendation to the ARRL Board, and on February 28, 2108, the ARRL submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking. In a nutshell, the proposal asks the FCC to give Techs:.

Holland Amateur Radio Club Mar. 15 Tom Bosscher and Bob Broene chatted about their craft and three "Ham License in a Day" classes this year.

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