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ARRL Audio News - October 30, 2020
ARRL Audio News - October 30, 2020
50-70 MHz preamplifier
Technical Reference/Preamplifiers
A ham radio home made preamplifier for 50 MHz and 70 MHz bands
COVID-19 and Ham radio via internet
The strictest restrictions to stop the Covid-19 pandemic make life difficult for people who must stay safe at home every day
APRS - more than just position data
APRS is more than just position data. Very often APRS is only known for sending out position data. At the same time APRS provides a lot more services and applications
Video of EIRSAT-1 talk
The EIRSAT-1 CubeSat, built by students at University College Dublin, is due for launch on the Vega rocket in early 2021 and you can help!
New WSJT-X functions in the TyQSL Online Logbook
I recently released a Desktop Client for my self-developed Online Logbook that adds some neat features for WSJT-X Users
Tracking ham radio satellites in the 1980's
On Hackaday Chris Lott writes about his memories of tracking amateur radio satellites at the Georgia Tech club station W4AQL in the early 1980s
Oldest Known US Radio Amateur, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, SK at 109

Charles Clifford “Cliff” Kayhart, W4KKP, of White Rock, South Carolina, died on October 26, a few days past his 109th birthday. An ARRL member, he was the oldest known US radio amateur and possibly the oldest ham in the world.

Last November, Roanoke Division Director Bud Hippisley, W2RU; Vice Director Bill Morine, N2COP, and South Carolina Section Manager Marc Tarplee, N4UFP, jointly presented K...

It’s a Wrap for Hurricane Watch Net, ARES Teams Stand Down

After an activation that lasted more than 9 hours, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) suspended operations on October 28 at around 0130 UTC.

“Although Zeta was still a hurricane just east of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, moving to the northeast at about 30 MPH, we hated to close operations, but propagation on 20 and 40 meters was totally gone,” HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said. “The turnout of repo...

W2YD Morris Radio Club
The Morris Radio Club, established over 50 years ago, is a general interest club that promotes all Amateur Radio activities.
OK7K Contest Team
DX Resources/Contest/Contest Stations
Amateur contest station OK7K composed by OK1AWH OK1BN OK1GK OK1GZ OK1NS OK1VAO
Beginnings of Radio Vatican
The ARI Fidenza Club (IQ4FE) puts a number of special event callsigns on the air during 2020 to commemorate the life and achievements of Guglielmo Marconi
New radio ham in DXCC entity of Lakshadweep
Telangana Today reports the logistics of amateur radio training and the exam meant Aboobaker VU3EBX had to wait a very long time before being able to get his licence
Pride Radio Group
Australian amateurs have recently launched a new international club to promote and embrace diversity in the radio hobbies
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is coming to a device near you soon!
The crew at CQ have put out the call for speaker presentations for their next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo in March 2021
ARRL urges members to join in strongly opposing FCC's application fees proposal
ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add their voices to ARRL's by filing opposition comments of their own
Radio Amateurs in Western Pennsylvania to Commemorate KDKA Broadcasting Centennial

Pittsburgh radio station KDKA will celebrate 100 years of radio broadcasting in November, and Pennsylvania radio amateurs will honor that milestone in a multi-station special event. KDKA dates its broadcasting history to the airing of the Harding-Cox presidential results on November 2, 1920, and the station has been on the air ever since. The special event, which will involve the operation of f...

RSGB Seeks Regulator’s Records of Complaints about On-Air Behavior

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has filed a freedom-of-information request to UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom in an effort to find out how many complaints it has received regarding the on-air behavior of radio amateurs. The RSGB is seeking any complaints filed between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019.

“The RSGB receives complaints from time to time regarding incidences of d...

ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees Proposal

ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add their voices to ARRL’s by filing opposition comments of their own. The FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) MD Docket 20-270 appeared in the October 15 edition of The Federal Registe...

Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Special purpose amateur radio club devoted to the pursuit of operating and technical excellence. This site serves as a library of amateur radio contest and DX information.
TH-3JRS Deconstruction
Radio Equipment/HF YAGI Antennas/Hy-Gain TH3JR
Analyzing and deconstructing the Hy-Gain TH3JRS for maintenance task.
Ofcom issues ‘Statement of Objections’ to Motorola and Sepura
Ofcom has today issued a Statement of Objections to Motorola Solutions UK Limited, Motorola Solutions Inc. and Sepura Limited
Stan Broadway, N8BHL, named Emergency Communications Editor
Stan Broadway, N8BHL, of Radnor, Ohio, has been named CQ magazine's Emergency Communications Editor, CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. The post has been vacant for several months.
Big sunspot alert
There's a new sunspot on the sun - and it's a big one
RSGB release Board Proceedings for September
The RSGB has released the proceedings for the September 19 Board meeting and these include statistics for the online exams up until the end of September
ARRL urges members to strongly oppose FCC’s aplication fees proposal
In a special edition of the ARRL Letter issued October 27 the League is urging its members to oppose the FCC proposal to charge a fee for license applications, renewals and upgrades
AL-705 Magnetic Loop Antenna for the Icom IC-705
The AL-705 is a new, versatile portable magnetic loop antenna from Alpha Antenna. As part of a special agreement with Icom, the AL-705 is now an official partner product for our ground-breaking new radio, the IC-705
Hurricane Watch Net Goes Back on Duty as Another Storm Heads for the Gulf Coast

As the Gulf Coast braces for yet another hurricane, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced plans to activate on Wednesday morning at 1500 UTC on 14.325 MHz for Hurricane Zeta. Simultaneous operation on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz will begin at 2100 UTC. Once activated, the net will remain in operation on 14.325 MHz for as long as propagation permits and will remain on 7.268 MHz until Zeta has...

New Zealand Radio Amateurs Lose Access to 60 Meters

Catalina Amateur Repeater Association
Covering most of So. Cal. from 26 miles off the coast! 2m, 220, & 900.
160 Meters 4 Square Receive Antenna
A four square array receiving antena for the top band, performance is extremely directional and space requirements are really hard to fulfill.
Draft 2021 Blue Book
Have you downloaded a copy of the Draft 2021 Blue Book from the South African Radio League website? There is a link on the front page
South Dublin Radio Club Tuesday presentation on EIRSAT-1
South Dublin Radio Club continues its weekly club meetings on Tuesday nights from 2000 to 2200 via Zoom
IRTS Committee Meeting on Zoom
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) committee will meet on the Zoom platform on Saturday next October 31st
Mobile firms to be banned from selling ‘locked’ handsets
Mobile phone companies will be banned from selling ‘locked’ handsets, under a range of new rules from Ofcom that will make switching even simpler


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