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Arecibo Observatory Instrument Platform Falls into Iconic Dish

The 900-ton instrument platform of the 305-meter radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell some 400 feet Tuesday morning, crashing into the huge, already-damaged dish below, the National Science Foundation (NSF) reported in a December 1 Tweet. “No injuries were reported,” NSF said, adding that it is still assessing the situation. “Our top priority is maintaining safety.” The ca...



Willamette Valley DX Club
Formed in 1955 is an incorporated Amateur Radio club dedicated to the promotion of DX information and operating by members residing in the Willamette Valley and Southwest Washington.


OpenRepeater for Raspberry Pi
Software/Repeater Control
OpenRepeater is a low cost, low power, but feature rich duplex repeater controller suitable for setting up a temporary / emergency repeater systems with radios that can be run on portable power. Download the latest OpenRepeater software for your Raspberry Pi 2/3/3B+/4. This image contains everything you need to get up and running quickly.


Ultra-Marathon
Pete, MM0TWX, Founder and CEO of the True Blue DXers Club (TBDXC), sent out the following press release: "300 pre-registered with six weeks to go"


General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices
New Zealand's RSN reports: The General user radio licence for short range devices (GURL-SRD) notice has been updated. The notice includes the following amendments


ISS SSTV 145.800 FM Dec 1-2
The preliminary crew schedule shows a Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) SSTV activity planned for December 1 and 2


Tool measures power-line EMI
Kenneth Wyatt KX7KW writes for EDN about a power line EMI adapter that can be used with spectrum analyzers or oscilloscopes to evaluate conducted power line EMI the increasing problem of RF noise on power lines


Opportunity to participate in Eclipse Propagation Experiment
HamSCI is looking for amateur radio operators to help with a global campaign observing the ionospheric effects of the December 14 eclipse across South America


Online Talk: Getting Started in Amateur Radio
The Denby Dale ARS will be hosting an online talk on Zoom Getting Started in Amateur Radio by Colin Redwood G6MXL on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm


RSGB launches NHS charity auction as part of its 'Get on the air for Christmas' campaign
The RSGB is delighted to be running an NHS charity auction as part of its ‘Get on the air for Christmas’ (#GOTA4C) campaign with the NHS


ARRL Invites Members to Participate in #GivingTuesday on December 1

ARRL is taking part in #GivingTuesday on December 1. This global day of giving invites individuals to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities and their world. Many ARRL programs and services are not covered by membership fees alone. Your contributions have a tremendous impact on ARRL’s ability to promote amateur radio and better serve its members.

Onl...



Powerful Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection Occur on November 29

A solar flare from massive solar region 2786 at 1311 UTC on Sunday, November, 29, was the most powerful solar flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) so far during the new Solar Cycle 25.

The sun’s activity is now rapidly increasing after a slow increase in activity this year following solar minimum a year ago.

While the flare and CME, which erupted from just behind the southeast solar limb, was no...



RadioShack Purchased by Online Retailer

RadioShack® is back as an online retailer of electronics, offering some parts in its inventory that largely consists of radios, batteries, telephone gear, drones, computer accessories, and even cameras. The iconic company was recently purchased from General Wireless by Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV).

No plans are in place to reopen RadioShack-owned stores, although some 400 brick-and-mortar out...



FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Departing Commission

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to leave the Commission on January 20, 2021, as the Biden Administration comes into office. The FCC chairman is appointed by the president.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the past 4 years,” Pai said. “I am grateful to President Trump for giving me the...



Elko Amateur Radio Club
An ARRL Special Service Club located in Northeast Nevada. Operates one of the largest linked repeater systems in the State of Nevada.


WiRES-X Bible
Operating Modes/System Fusion
The purpose of this book is to provide a common source for WIRES-X, gather information from manuals, experiences from the Amateur Radio Community, and the best practices from both the Amateur Radio Community and the Bakken Amateur Radio Society. To provide a platform for learning, experimentation, and advancement of Amateur Radio skills and art. A platform of Discovery and to have FUN. To encourage networking, sharing, and exchange of interesting technical information of WIRES X, where people are encouraged to help each other out.


Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2030
Build the PAC-12 Antenna, Amidon ferrite toroids calculator, Morse Code Trainer Online, 1200z Time Explained, KMRover, Log Book MDB to ADIF utility


SETI lecture in Cork
THE Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence has fascinated amateur radio operators down the years and many are involved worldwide in the search.


IRTS HAREC classes
The second class being facilitated by the IRTS Training team commenced last Thursday and will run weekly until March the 4th


Ham radio the world's greatest hobby
Emory Schley N4LP writes in the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper about the World's Greatest Hobby - amateur radio



 

 
 
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