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  • New Homes On the Site of Radio Pioneer's Factory Up for Grabs:

    eHam.net News
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    New homes on the site of Guglielmo Marconi's factory site are up for grabs. As amateur radio enthusiasts around the world tune-in for a 24-hour radio event to celebrate International Marconi Day on Saturday, April 25, Bellway is offering the chance for history lovers w to buy a modern home on the site of Guglielmo Marconi's New Street factory. Credited with inventing the modern radio, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi founded the Marconi Company in Chelmsford in 1912, and now Bellway has carefully re-developed the factory site, offering a collection of brand
  • Where There are Hobbies, Businesses Emerge:

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    19 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    We have jobs. We have hobbies. Those hobbies can create jobs for others. Ask Scott Cole, owner of Tower Electronics, Green Bay, who had two long rows of tables stocked with inventory of interest to ham radio operators at the April 11 Madison Area Swapfest, put on by the Madison Area Repeaters Association -- one of the state's largest amateur (ham) radio clubs -- at the Mandt Community Center in Stoughton. Swapfests like this one pull in people from around Wisconsin and other Midwest states to look for equipment, visit with like-minded people and possibly meet face-to-face with people they've…
  • Amateur Radio Heads into WRC-15 “With Every Possibility of Success”

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    The just-ended second World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) Conference Prepearatory Meeting (CPM15-2) left Amateur Radio “with every possibility of success” heading into WRC-15 this fall, said ARRL Chief Technology Officer Brennan Price, N4QX. Price represented the US at CPM15-2, which wrapped up on April 2. The 2-week-long meeting addressed a variety of spectrum-related matters, in...
  • Fox-1C and 1D Satellites to Include L-Band Uplink; Fox-1E to Have Linear Transponder

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, has announced plans to incorporate an L-band receiver in the Fox-1C and Fox-1D satellites. This will allow ground controllers to select the normal U/V configuration or the new L/V 1.2 GHz (23 cm) mode. Both bands will operate as FM single channel.“Rather than adding a complete new receiver, the L band ‘Project Downshifter’ will convert the re...
  • This Spewed Out of the Internet #30

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    K0NR
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    This is another update on important stuff spewing forth from the interwebz. Belden has a good article about why most of our coaxial transmission lines are 50 Ω impedance. Microwaves and RF posted some interesting photos of coaxial cables. The results are in for the ARRL September VHF Contest. Read about my combination SOTA + VHF Contest operation here. The FCC fines K3VR and KZ8O for malicious interference on 14.313 MHz. I am filing this under “just a good start.” Anytone Tech is shaking things up in the low cost handheld radio market. They have introduced three new dualband…
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  • Amateur Radio Heads into WRC-15 “With Every Possibility of Success”

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    The just-ended second World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) Conference Prepearatory Meeting (CPM15-2) left Amateur Radio “with every possibility of success” heading into WRC-15 this fall, said ARRL Chief Technology Officer Brennan Price, N4QX. Price represented the US at CPM15-2, which wrapped up on April 2. The 2-week-long meeting addressed a variety of spectrum-related matters, in...
  • Fox-1C and 1D Satellites to Include L-Band Uplink; Fox-1E to Have Linear Transponder

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, has announced plans to incorporate an L-band receiver in the Fox-1C and Fox-1D satellites. This will allow ground controllers to select the normal U/V configuration or the new L/V 1.2 GHz (23 cm) mode. Both bands will operate as FM single channel.“Rather than adding a complete new receiver, the L band ‘Project Downshifter’ will convert the re...
  • Special Event Stations Mark World Amateur Radio Day, April 18

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Today, Saturday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD). The event celebrates the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on April 18, 1925, in Paris, with ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president.From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions.Radio amateurs worldwide are taking ...
  • ARRL Teachers Institute Sessions Still Accepting Applications

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The ARRL Education & Technology Program is still accepting applications for all foursessions of the ARRL Teachers Institute this summer. Apply now! The deadline is May 1.ARRL is offering three sessions of its “Introductory Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology” (TI-1) during the summer of 2015. Topics covered in the TI-1 course include basic electronics, radio science, microcontroller prog...
  • Australian Ham’s “PicoSpace” Balloon Circumnavigates the Globe

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
    A foil, party-type balloon carrying a ham radio payload has circumnavigated the globe. Launched on April 6 by Australian radio amateur Andy Nguyen, VK3YT, of Kensington, Victoria, Australia, the balloon, designated PS-41, completed its round-the-world journey on April 16 and is still in the air. Along the way, it has been tracked by a network of Amateur Radio operators. Nguyen has been trying s...
 
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  • New Homes On the Site of Radio Pioneer's Factory Up for Grabs:

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    New homes on the site of Guglielmo Marconi's factory site are up for grabs. As amateur radio enthusiasts around the world tune-in for a 24-hour radio event to celebrate International Marconi Day on Saturday, April 25, Bellway is offering the chance for history lovers w to buy a modern home on the site of Guglielmo Marconi's New Street factory. Credited with inventing the modern radio, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi founded the Marconi Company in Chelmsford in 1912, and now Bellway has carefully re-developed the factory site, offering a collection of brand
  • Where There are Hobbies, Businesses Emerge:

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    We have jobs. We have hobbies. Those hobbies can create jobs for others. Ask Scott Cole, owner of Tower Electronics, Green Bay, who had two long rows of tables stocked with inventory of interest to ham radio operators at the April 11 Madison Area Swapfest, put on by the Madison Area Repeaters Association -- one of the state's largest amateur (ham) radio clubs -- at the Mandt Community Center in Stoughton. Swapfests like this one pull in people from around Wisconsin and other Midwest states to look for equipment, visit with like-minded people and possibly meet face-to-face with people they've…
  • Bush Telegraph Centre Display in May:

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The Tableland Radio Group with the Cardwell Bush Telegraph Museum in North Queensland will be putting on a display of old Morse code and old radio equipment on May 29 and 30. The location is the Historic Post Office, Telegraph Station, Old Shire Hall, Courthouse and Lock-up in Victoria Street, Cardwell.
  • Sandford Mill Celebrates International Marconi Day with Activities:

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    THE SANDFORD Mill Science Education Centre will be celebrating International Marconi day with a day packed with activities. Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of radio completed much of his work in Chelmsford and the first regular entertainment broadcasts were transmitted from a hut in Writtle in 1922, which now sits in the Engine house at Sandford Mill, in Sandford Mill Road. IMD is held to celebrate Marconi's birth on April 25, 1874. There is an abundance of fun and educational activities to take part in at Sandford Mill on April 25 with access to the Engine house and Barn which store industrial…
  • QSO Today Episode 38 Tim Duffy K3LR:

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Tim Duffy, K3LR owns and operates one of the most prestigious amateur radio contest stations in the United States with twelve operating positions, two for each band. Tim shares his ham radio journey, beginning with his Quaker Oats crystal set, through his early entry into ham radio as a twelve year old, to a career in cellular telephony and wireless, and culminating in his position as COO of DX Engineering, one of the premier suppliers of ham radio gear. He is this year's Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year.
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  • Norway to Scrap FM Radio for the Digital Era

    K1LPI
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Norway to Scrap FM Radio for the Digital Era Officials promise "better sound quality and new functionality" Norway will become the first country to scrap FM radio after it announced final plans to switch to digital radio in the next two years. They will make the transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting by 2017, following up on a 2011 government proposal. It will be the first country to do away entirely with FM radio http://time.com/3827986/norway-fm-ra...ors_picks=true
  • QSO Today - Episode 38 - Tim Duffy - K3LR - Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year

    4Z1UG
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Tim Duffy, K3LR owns and operates one of the most prestigious amateur radio contest stations in the United States with twelve operating positions, two for each band. Tim shares his ham radio journey, beginning with his Quaker Oats crystal set, through his early entry into ham radio as a twelve year old, to a career in cellular telephony and wireless, and culminating in his position as COO of DX Engineering, one of the premier suppliers of ham radio gear. He is this year's Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year. Join Tim and Eric, 4Z1UG in their QSO Today. Show Notes:…
  • ICQPodcast - The RSGB_Inspire report (growing our Hobby) released.

    M1MRB
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Series EightEpisode Eight of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - TheRSGB_Inspire report (growing our Hobby) has been released. In this episode,Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Ed Durrant DD5LP, Martin RothwellM0SGL, and Chris Howard (M0TCH) to discuss the latest Amateur / HamRadio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and thisepisodes feature is - The RSGB_Inspire report (growing our Hobby) Newsstories include:- TeachersWireless Lessons to Meet STEM Challenge Ofcom Agree70.5-71.5 MHz Two New UKRepeaters InternationalMarconi Day at Sandford Mill Amateurs andVehicular Radars Can…
  • Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1961 April 17 2015

    WA6ITF
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1961 April 17 2015 Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1961 with a release date of Friday, April 17, 2015 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1, The following is a QST. The IARU Monitoring Service identifies new intruders into the ham radio bands; a geomagnetic storm sparks auroras over Canada and the United States; Australia may soon take ham radio into space; an unlicensed broadcaster in Kentucky hit with a $15,000 fine, and you may be surprised to learn what causes ham radio its worst interference. Find out right here on Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1961 coming…
  • The ARRL Letter, April 16, 2015

    WW1ME
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    The ARRL Letter April 16, 2015 Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, Editor [Note: Clicking on the story links below will take you to the news article as it appears in The ARRL Letter on the ARRL website.] ARRL, US House Members Coming Through to Support H.R. 1301Amateur Radio Weather Spotters Help Track Deadly Tornadoes in North-Central IllinoisARRL Member Input on Draft HF Band Plan Proposals Due By April 19New iOS App Available for The ARRL Repeater Directory Special Event Stations to Mark World Amateur Radio Day on April 18Ohio ARES to Sponsor "NVIS Antenna Day"Switching Power Supplies a More Common…
 
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  • 9H3OO Malta

    4L5A
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    Goran, S55OO will be active from Malta (IOTA EU-023) 24 April - 2 May 2015 as 9H3OO. http://dxnews.com/9h3oo_malta/ 73 Al 4L5A
  • 5U5U Niger

    4L5A
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    Chris, F4BWN (ex TL0A) will be active again from Niger 30 May - 16 June 2015 as 5U5U. http://dxnews.com/5u5u_niger/ 73 Al 4L5A
  • WW1USA - The Sinking of the Lusitania

    NZ0F
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    The WW1USA special event station will be on the air again May 9-10 to commemorate the centennial sinking of the HMS Lusitania by a German U-boat in May 1915. This special event station will again be operating from the grounds of The National World War 1 Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO USA. Operating time will be continuous from 1500 UTC on Saturday May 9 through 2200 UTC Sunday May 10. Modes will be phone, CW and PSK. Stations worked during that period can submit their QSO info and receive a special commemorative certificate. If you've worked us before, note that the certificate…
  • special calls PA54ES and PA70V

    PA7RL
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    On may 4th is spec.call PA54ES on air and from may 5th till may 31-2015 is spec.call PA70V(victory) on air. From the club station PI4GV.
  • 1-10 May - Digital Activity Days "01-10"

    RK3DSW
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Objective: Attraction of radio amateurs to the development of digital reports and software for various digital modes. Participants: Licensed radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners are invited to participate, including collective amateur (club) radio stations with official callsigns issued by the territorial administrations of communication, and in the case of radio observers - issued by the authorities of the official national Amateur Radio Union. Date and Time: Digital Activity Days "01-10" are held annually in January and May in the following periods: - from 00:00 UTC on January, 1st till…
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  • SP LOS ham radio fest 28-31 May 2015

    SP5NVX
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    http://www.losnapograniczu.strefa.pl/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMWT...ature=youtu.be 73!
  • North Central Indiana Hamfest, Peru Indiana April 18th

    AA9G
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:23 pm
    From 7 am to 1 pm More information here: http://www.nci-hamfest.net/ Also look for our Special Event Station! K9E SSB on 7.270 PSK31- 20M QSL cards will be mailed. Special question for the station: What can small hamfests do to increase participation? Give us your thoughts please!
  • Ocean-Monmouth Spring Tailgate Hamfest, May 16 Wall New Jersey

    N2LXM
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    Location: Project Diana Site 2300 Marconi Road, Wall Township N.J. GPS coordinates: 40-11.70N 074-03.39W Contact Jeff N2LXM for details Phone (732) 996-0637 email n2lxm@juno.com Two Grand DOOR PRIZES $100.00 gift certificates Supplied by CheapHam and KJI Electronics Gates open to Sellers at 06:00 Hours Cost: $10.00 per space (outside) includes admission Gates open to Buyers at 07:00 Hours Cost $5.00 Per Person Talk-in 145.110, -600 (PL 127.3) N2MO/R VE Session Starting at 10:30 AM Contact Rich Kennard N2RPQ@ARRL.NET to pre register ARRL DX QSL Card Checking Kids under 10 and non-Ham XYL's…
  • 35th Annual Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest Aug 22, 2015

    W4ODB
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:37 pm
    The Short Mountain Repeater Club W4YXA will host the 35th Annual Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest on Saturday August 22, 2015 at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park in Lebanon, TN. Breakfast and Lunch will be served, featuring " Smoking Dave's" Tennessee Style BBQ. There is plenty of vendor and tailgaiting spots available and various door prizes will be given away during the day. Come join us if you. For more info go to flyer1.jpg www.smrclub.com Attached Images flyer1.jpg (827.9 KB)
  • Drumlins Hamfest - April 18, 2015 Palmyra NY VFW

    K2HAT
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:22 pm
    *** NEW LOCATION *** Palmyra VFW Post 6778, 4306 Route 31, Palmyra, NY April 18, 2015 Vendors 7AM, Public 8AM-Till Jon King, KS2JEK (585)785-0036 Email: Hamfest@drumlinsarc.org http://www.drumlinsarc.org/Hamfest%202015.pdf Hamfest%u0025202015.pdf DRUMLINS ARC HAMFEST HAMFEST/CONVENTION 04/18/2015 Start Date: 04/18/2015 End Date: 04/18/2015 Location: VFW Memorial Post 6778 4306 Route 31 Palmyra, NY 14522 Website: http://www.DrumlinsARC.us Sponsor: Drumlins Amateur Radio Club Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 146.685 (No PL Tone) Public Contact: David Taylor , KB2KBY 228 West Jackson Street Palmyra,…
 
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  • Stuff I found while browsing: Open-source EmComm tool, DSP class

    Dan KB6NU
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Here are a couple of things that crossed my screen that you might find interesting: CrisisCommunicator. The leader of this project describes CrisisCommunicator this way: The CrisisCommunicator is a blueprint for a comprehensive tool that will leverage today’s mobile computing technology (think: tablets) and disaster communication modalities (think: radio) to aid disaster responders in streamlining their response. It is being designed to work with zero internet connectivity. For the non-technical person, this is best described as google maps, with live updates, on your tablet, even with…
  • Amateur radio in the news: Emergency communication, public service

    Dan KB6NU
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Ham radio operators serve as eyes on the ground when severe weather hits. When severe weather hit north-central Illinois last week, there was an army of volunteers out gathering information, and funneling it to the National Weather Service to provide a more accurate picture of what was going on. Among those volunteers were amateur radio operators. More than a hobby: Amateur radio enthusiasts strive to serve community. As the sun set on a warm Friday in Grand Island, Stan Coleman sat in his red Dodge Durango. He looked over his equipment — the radio to monitor emergency services, his digital…
  • Got a bug? Join the roundup!

    Dan KB6NU
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    From my inbox… Vibroplex has been making this “bug,” the VIbroplex Original Standard since 1905! Announcing W6SFM’s BUG ROUNDUP The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL’s Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat” QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. This is NOT a contest. Simply Call “CQ…
  • From my Twitter feed: Dayton, contesting, build a NAND gate

    Dan KB6NU
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Dayton Hamvention @hamvention 2015 hamvention forums schedule has been published! hamvention.org   Peter Goodhall @2e0sql Planning Your Contest Station by Craig Thompson K9CT youtu.be/FIqnc9xN3dA hamr hamradio   DIY Engineering @DIYEngineering Build a NAND gate from transistors – Here I am going to show you how to build a NAND gate from NPN transistors.If … ow.ly/2XrmcD The post From my Twitter feed: Dayton, contesting, build a NAND gate appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
  • Who wants to write a book on digital voice modes?

    Dan KB6NU
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Yesterday, a reader wrote: I just completed reading your No-Nonsense Technician Class Amateur Radio License Study Guide. I would like to suggest that someone who knows about the newer digital voice modes write a short book on the subject. Here are some things that I’d like to know: Basic operation of DMR (MotoTRBO,etc), NXDN, DStar, and P25 and how to get up and running using digital. Digital radio options- Motorola XPR, Kenwood NX, Hytera, Connect Systems,etc Basic digital radio programming/set up/repeater operation ( MotoTRBO 2 slot operation, color codes, talk group ID,etc) I…
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  • Rookie Roundup

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:54 pm
    The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club ran a station for the ARRL Rookie Roundup today. While we ourselves were ineligible to operate, we did put out an invitation to all the newly licensed Technicians from our Fall and Winter classes to come out and get their feet wet in HF. The idea, of course, was to show them that there's a whole other world out there in Amateur Radio beyond what they hear on VHF/UHF.Club member Dave KD2FSI, who qualifies as a Rookie by time, volunteered to set up the station. I say Dave qualifies as a Rookie by time, because by the rules of the contest, he does - he was…
  • Capturing our spirit

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    I saw a link to this video on Peter VE3HG's blog.The devil is in the details and some might complain that some of the details in this commercial are not paid attention to - no call signs for instance. And some of the concepts are a bit stretched - did he buy that amplifier himself?  But the basics are sound, and I think this little boy, Sam, captures our Amateur Radio spirit to a "T". At least I think so. What do you think? 72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care to send the very least!
  • Second announcement - QRPTTF 2015

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Paul NA5N and Jan N0QT have published all the details about QRP To The Field for 2015 on their Website.Website: http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2015/ttf.htmTheme related map: http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2015/map.jpgThe theme, as shown above, is "Geronimo" - charging out into the QRP Field to celebrate the first inhabitants of our Nation.Luckily, New Jersey has plenty of locations that will fill the bill. One of the first operating venues that comes to mind would be to operate along the banks of the Raritan River. The Raritan is THE major river in Middlesex County. The river itself is…
  • I think I've figured it out.

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:12 pm
    I haven't received an answer back from the moderator of the KX3 Yahoo Group as to why I am not allowed to post (It's been over 48 hours since I sent my e-mail).  But I think I've figured it out. It seems Yours Truly broke "da rulz". This is posted on the site, and admittedly, I did not pay it as much heed as I should have - particularly Rule #4:"4) This is intended to be a place where we can collect and grow a body of information as it pertains to the KX3. Posting links to your "blog" or other site for the intent of driving traffic to it, is prohibited. Rather, you should post your…
  • Odd ..... very odd.

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    I am going to be charitable and say that the bands were "in less than good condition" at the times I was available to play a little radio this weekend. I could use more "colorful" language, complete with the emotional expletives I felt like using at the time, but since this is a "family friendly" blog, I will refrain. However, the bands did their best "skunk act" on Saturday afternoon when I got on for a bit of operating.  I expected them to be wall-to-wall with Georgia QSO Party activity, but at most I barely heard a whisper. I heard no DX to speak of on any band 10-20 Meters and 30…
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  • CQ WPX, LoTW and the End of QSL Cards

    K0NR
    4 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Last weekend, I had a fun time working the CQ WPX contest on SSB. I’ve always liked the format of the contest with the callsign prefix as the score multiplier (e.g., K1, K2, W1, W2, VE1, VE2 are all multipliers). Its like every new contact is a multiplier. This contest attracts plenty of DX but unlike some DX contests, everyone works everyone. Consistent with the contest, the CQ WPX Awards Program issues operating awards based on callsign prefixes. The initial mixed mode (CW, SSB, digital) award requires confirmed contacts with 400 different prefixes. Back in the 20th century, I kept…
  • WordPress Security

    K0NR
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    My site has been down for a few days due to a “security problem” that I encountered. it seems that some malware showed up on the server and my host disabled the site. It took a bit of ftp’ing to get the offending files removed but we are back on the air. I can’t say for certain how the bad guys got into the site but it would appear they were specifically targeting sites using WordPress. I was already running a security plugin for WordPress but since the attack I’ve tightened up the parameters considerably. If I inadvertently locked you out, my apologies. It is…
  • ARRL Field Day: Season To Taste

    K0NR
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    I’ve written before about the flexibility of Field Day and the need to season to taste to make it your own. I have always thought that one of the great things about Field Day is that it can be tuned to whatever interests you or your club. It can be a serious radio contest (well, almost); it can be an emcomm drill. It can be a radio campout; it can be a foodfest, it can be a beer-drinking party. Insert your idea here. This year, our local club, the Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association is going to try a new approach that we call Tech Field Day. We previously have held a one-day…
  • This Spewed Out of the Internet #30

    K0NR
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    This is another update on important stuff spewing forth from the interwebz. Belden has a good article about why most of our coaxial transmission lines are 50 Ω impedance. Microwaves and RF posted some interesting photos of coaxial cables. The results are in for the ARRL September VHF Contest. Read about my combination SOTA + VHF Contest operation here. The FCC fines K3VR and KZ8O for malicious interference on 14.313 MHz. I am filing this under “just a good start.” Anytone Tech is shaking things up in the low cost handheld radio market. They have introduced three new dualband…
  • 2015 SOTA VHF Activity Days

    K0NR
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    On the topic of operating events for Summits On The Air (SOTA) activations, Guy N7UN suggested focusing on six major events for 2015. Most of these are VHF-oriented but HF activity can also occur on these days. Jan 24-26: ARRL Jan VHF Contest + NA SOTA Winter Activity Weekend (oops, I guess we already missed that one) Apr 18-19: North America SOTA Spring Activity Weekend Jun 13-15: ARRL June VHF Contest + NA SOTA Summer Activity Weekend Jul 18-19: CQ WW VHF Contest + optional for SOTA Aug 1-2:  Colorado 14er Event + NA SOTA Rocky Mtn Rendezvous + W7 SOTA Activity Weekend + ARRL UHF Contest…
 
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