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FCC to Re-Establish Technological Advisory Council, Solicits Membership Nominations

The FCC is seeking nominations for a chairperson and members of the Technological Advisory Council (TAC). In a July 21 Public Notice, the Commission announced that it intends to re-establish the TAC for 2 years, by August 20, 2021. It’s anticipated that the renewed panel could hold is first meeting in October.

The TAC provides technical advice to the FCC and makes recommendations on the issues a...

Amateur Radio Activities to be a Part of Missouri’s State Bicentennial Celebration

The Missouri First Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles will host an amateur radio event on August 10, in association with this year’s celebration of the Missouri State Bicentennial. The original capitol building on the west bank of the Missouri River served as the state’s capitol from 1821 to 1826. The site is part of the St. Charles Historic District in the city’s Riverfront neighborhoo...

Beverage switch-box
A home made Beverage system for portable use. The goal was to switch between 4 single Beverage antennas without interfering on the other receiving stations.

Young people turn away from TV news to keep up to date online
Young people are significantly more likely to keep up with news using the internet, over TV and other sources, according to Ofcom's annual news consumption report

Rare blue auroras
Last night, lunar photons got caught in a geomagnetic substorm, producing rare blue auroras over Canada

Using Your Smartphone on Shortwave
When going to an outdoor camping trip, we will find that in many parts of the world there is no cell phone service avail able in the back country. To make matters worse, in these areas there is almost never a VHF/UHF ham radio repeater in range when we need wide-area coverage

Tracking a package using the radio signal from an Apple AirTag
Apple AirTags support Bluetooth, NFC and UWB communications, recently Essex Ham posted one to themselves to see how good the Apple tracking network actually is

Shaping the future of Ham Radio
Shaping the future of Ham Radio will be presented by Jim Alyanak K3MRI at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

George Boorer ZL3PN SK
The Timaru-Herald newspaper reports the sad news that George Boorer ZL3PN passed away on July 4, aged 87

OK1RD Beverage Antennas
A Beverage antenna system consisting of 4 time reversible Beverage antennas in length of 320m each.

Send text messages over ham radio with the HamMessenger
Dale Thomas built HamMessenger, which is a portable device that enables users to send text messages through their ham radios

Radio infrastructure an important tool for Quesnel Search and Rescue
Communication will be running smoothly for the Quesnel Search and Rescue (QSAR) after they teamed up with the Quesnel Amateur Radio Operators Society (QAROS) to replace a radio repeater destroyed by wildfire

QSO Today - Antoine De Ramon NYeurt 3D2AG
Antoine De Ramon NYeurt, 3D2AG, is one of three hams in paradise, who holds up the CW representation from Fiji, the largest Island in the South Pacific and the second largest island in the World next to Australia

Ham radio on BBC Midlands TV
On January 3, 2021, Jim Lee G4AEH a BBC Radio 4 announcer and newsreader from Nuneaton, was interviewed about amateur radio on the BBC TV Midlands Today show

Take Your Hamshack to Outer Space
The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is ready to lift off on August 14-15, 2021 and we’ve loaded it with amazing speakers, content, prizes, networking, and exhibits. Anyone can attend from their home or office. Early bird discounts are now available

Ham Radio Portable Operating
The latest video from Randy Hall K7AGE covers amateur radio portable operating from the southern Oregon coast

Online talk about UK Exam Syllabus
This evening, Wednesday, July 28, Steve Hartley G0FUW is giving a Zoom talk about the 2019 Amateur Radio Exam Syllabus

ISS SSTV Aug 6-7 145.800 MHz FM
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD-120

Caravan Ham Radio Shack
Ham shack located in a caravan and run by solar power. This page describes VK5SW experience of converting an old, disused and rundown caravan, to a fully functional solar powered Ham Radio shack.

USB Rig Interface
Technical Reference/Sound Card Radio Interfacing
This project is a USB Audio, Serial and PTT interface for rigs that does not directly support digital modes provided by applications such as FLDIGI, WSJT-X and JS8CALL. Plug these interface devices into your Windows or Linux laptop or Raspbian Raspberry Pi and you can send and receive digital tones to/from your rig and automate the frequency and mode control and PTT control.


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