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Updated Radio Deals I felt like it was time to update the radio deals. Some stuff has sold, some has finally gotten cleaned up. I'll try to keep adding as I go. I don't have pics for everything as there's still a lot in my shack back home in Indiana. I'm going to add some cool vintage gear I've never had time to fully troubleshoot and repair.

ARRL Board Dumps CEO This morning, a post inaptly titled, "Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO," appeared on the ARRL website. It reads:. My first reaction to this was, "WTF?" I don't know about you, but I saw no reason to fire WB2ITX. I thought he was doing a pretty good job, especially compared to the previous CEO.

Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO At its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer. Beginning Monday, January 20, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, will become interim CEO. Mr. Shelley.

Gangasagar Mela: Ham radio operators help elderly woman unite with family in UP Kolkata: An elderly woman who went missing at the Gangasagar Mela was united with her children after ham radio operators successfully managed to trace her family members at Uttar Pradesh. It was on January 13 when 70-year-old Ram Rani was found lying on the road with her hip broken at Gangasagar Mela.

Setting up APRS on the Yaesu FT3DR Handheld Transceiver - Ham Radio Q&A C4FM Digital V/D Mode, Voice FR Mode, Data FR Mode and Conventional FM Mode. 700 mW of audio power with C4FM clear and crisp audio quality. Dual Band Simultaneous Receive. Built-in Bluetooth Unit enables the easy hands-free operation. Highly visible 320 x 240 dot matrix Full-Color TFT Touch Panel Display.

Bowater Credit Union donates to Isaiah 117 House, McMinn County Amateur Radio Club CALHOUN - Bowater Credit Union members Joyce Johnson and Bill Luecken have each won a $1,000 Pay It Forward prize for their favorite nonprofits doing good in the five counties eligible for credit union membership, Isaiah 117 House and McMinn County Amateur Radio Club, respectively.

Kitrell Volunteer Fire Department's Country Ham Breakfast This was the third Saturday of the month and more than 200 supporters showed-up at the Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department for their legendary country ham breakfast. The Country Ham Breakfast helps support a remarkable group of dedicated volunteers who work to make safety their top priority.

Vega takes 2-shot lead in Latin American Amateur PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - Jose Vega of Colombia withstood another tough day of wind Saturday at Mayakoba for a 1-over 72 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Latin American Amateur Championship.

West Ham 1-1 Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin scores an equaliser for the Toffees Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 11th goal of the season as Everton fought back from a goal down to draw at West Ham. Before the match, hundreds of Hammers fans protested about the running of the club in the week of the 10-year anniversary since David Sullivan and David Gold bought West Ham.

Everton at West Ham: kickoff time, starting lineups, TV schedule, live stream and how to watch online Blues travel to London to take on former manager David Moyes.

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned.

Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a "large-scale DXpedition" to Timor-Leste in the October / November 2020 timeframe. "We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities," said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB.

Ham Fest 2021 planned for Wadena The Wadena Area Amateur Radio Club succeeded in doubling their attendance at the recent third annual Arctic Blast Ham Fest event in Bertha, Jan. 11.

Amateur Radio Class Sunday January 19 2020: 1-Day guided study and lectures for the entry-level amateur radio license. All materials and exam…

Navy SEALs buy counterfeit antennas for $165k Apparently, the Navy purchased 450 counterfeit, VHF/UHF antennas for $165,000. Now, that in itself is pretty crazy. That works out to nearly $3,700 per antenna. But, these are special, wearable, presumably very high-reliability antennas, so maybe that's OK.

Insider says West Ham still want Ross Barkley despite having approach rejected by Chelsea but questions wisdom Reliable West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has delivered an update on the club's pursuit of Chelsea's Ross Barkley. West Ham have been linked with the Blues midfielder this week. Hammers boss David Moyes is said to be keen on a reunion with the player who was coming through the ranks during his time at Everton.

Noise reduction in your shack - RFI Also read This Common-Mode Chokes by Chuck Counselman, W1HIS is well worth reading.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station - contact opportunity The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS.

Belka-DSP radio receive The Belka-DSP radio receiver is designed to receive radio stations with amplitude, frequency and single-band modulation, as well as telegraph signals at short waves in the frequency range 3.5 - 30 MHz.One of the main features of the radio receiver is its small size - 85x50x20 mm in body and low weight - about 100 g.

Solid Delta loop for 20m band Boom length: about 7m, projection on the ground 4m per arm. Mounts on mast from 40 to 50mm, 60mm optional. suggested height at least 5m, works well even at 2m over the ground. The antenna does not require guy wires. Balun 2: 1 included. SO239, 50Ohm full band coverage.

High Speed Telegraphy Competitions Set The 17th International Amateur Radio Union High Speed Telegraphy World Championship will take place August 20 - 24 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Europe's HST Cup and Balkan HST Championships will take place May 8 - 12 in Elbasan, Albania.

Ham Bands Under Threat in US, China, and Worldwide Ham bands across the spectrum are under threat in China, the U.S. and around the world. The FCC has proposed withdrawing…

Promising Signs from Ol' Sol Latitudes, with magnetic polarities placing them in Cycle 25. Two more Cycle 25 sunspots appeared on the surface of the Sun in late December, providing reassurance that there will be a new cycle and that we are not likely to be stuck in an extended solar mini - mum.

Electricity Underfoot! Researcher Rob Stammes of the Polarlightcenter geophysical observatory reported measuring "a sudden strong variation in both ground currents and our local magnetic field".

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