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08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Emergency and Weather Net activated
The ARRL report the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) activated this week on 3.815 MHz for Tropical Storm Harvey, located in the Eastern Caribbean

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Canada proposes to add 5 MHz and to keep five existing domestic channels
The Government of Canada has just released a consultation document to implement the changes from World Radio Conference 2015 (WRC-15) including 60 metres. Note that these are in addition to continuing the domestic allocation of five channels congruent with the United States

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon
The second of the three SARL HF Contests, the HF Digital Contest, is on the air this afternoon, 20 August, from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with PSK31 and RTTY activity on 20, 40 and 80 metres

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Three methods of transmitting WSPR reviewed at QSO365
Keith, G6NHU reviews three popular methods of transmitting WSPR on his blog

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Broadband terminated dipole for ALE
The topic of this week's video is automatic link establishment or ALE. This time I'm presenting an ALE compatible Broadband terminated dipole antenna

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
FlexRadio update - SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success!
The results are in and SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success! We excited to see that a significant percentage of customers have already upgraded to the new version in less than a month. The release has been one of our most successful yet, despite being one of the biggest

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Ham experts sniff out illegal radio sets in Darjeeling
Amateur radio experts, engaged by security agencies to monitor cross-border radio chatter in the Darjeeling Hills region, have helped in the detection of at least 4 transceivers operating in the Hills illegally

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Ham radio: A fun hobby with a purpose
Plenty of people attending Hamfest 2017 at the Painted Hand Casino had talked to George Williams before, but they might know him by another name. He would be better known by his call sign VE5GTW, or “Great Tasting Whiskey.”

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low to moderate levels

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21
The revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21. Both the new FCC and NCVEC forms ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony in any state or federal court. This conforms with FCC requirements to evaluate an applicant's qualifications to hold any FCC-issued license

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Eclipse Day: Ham radio communication resources to be available
ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
MacLoggerDX Version 6.13 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.13 of MacLoggerDX has been released

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Suzan PD3SZN established ARDF record at YOTA 2017
The Netherlands amateur radio society VERON reports Suzan PD3SZN established a record for the fastest time among women in the ARDF competition at YOTA 2017 in Gilwell Park

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Diversity in amateur radio
RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF, said when he first attended an amateur radio meeting "No one spoke to me"

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 115
How does PSK or Phase Shift Keying actually work?

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Ofcom - When ding dongs go wrong
When Wendy Macbean discovered customers at her gym in Londonderry were unable to lock or unlock their car doors she called Ofcom

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Digital sign of the times
The move towards the use of digital modes for entry level licences is being considered in at least three major countries as a means of making Amateur Radio more relevant and attractive

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
An HF beacon system that fits in your pocket!
The WSPRlite portable HF beacon/antenna testing system has been enhanced with the the release of 'WSPRlite-to-go'.

08/20/2017 06:21 PM
Propagation de K7RA
Several readers pointed out those averages for the various indicators we track were all wrong last week. Average daily sunspot number was 12.1 instead of 5, although the rest of the text in the bulletin was correct. Likewise, average daily solar flux was 73.2 instead of 71