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MorseExpert for Android
Morse Code Decoder for Android based on the algorithms implemented in CW Skimmer. Morse Expert decodes Morse Code audio to text. It is optimized for decoding weak, fading signals in the presence of interference, especially on the Amateur Radio bands. The input audio might come either from the built-in microphone or from another device, such as a radio receiver.

On Saturday, we published a link to a video which appeared to show a defunct Russian satellite making a fiery return to earth. This reminded me of the opening scenes of a short sci-fi film about ham radio that we published in April last year

WIA announces new Club Coordinator
Peter Schrader, WIA Director VK4EA writing on WIA Front Page News tells how Angelo Giuffre VK2NWT is our new WIA Club Coordinator

Radio industry calls for government protection from smart assistants
The Guardian newspaper asks: Could Alexa kill the radio star? The government is considering introducing legislation to ensure that Amazon and other tech companies do not abuse their growing power over UK airwaves

Court upholds strata ban of 11-metre radio antenna
BC (British Columbia) Supreme Court has upheld a Surrey strata council's ban on a suite owner building a 11-metre amateur radio antenna on a patio

High school students learn how to use ham radio
Students at Central Medford High School practiced how to communicate on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service while taking in the international Great American ShakeOut, an earthquake preparedness exercise

Contest 2x1 Callsign - Wrap Up
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 at 10am will be remembered by many VK contesters as Frenzy Day

JOTA in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The Searchlight reports on Scout amateur radio activities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during the recent Jamboree on the air

AM radio ‘flutter’
John Dunn writing for EDN describes the cause of flutter on AM broadcast signals

Radio ham restores emergency comms system
The Hindu reports radio amateur Shibu George has rejuvenated a radio communications system for disaster management

The National CW Speed Week
The National CW Speed Week started at 04:00 UTC (06:00 CAT) this morning Sunday 24 October and will end at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CAT) on Saturday 30 October 2021

QSO Today - Andy Mitchell - VA3CW
Andy Mitchell, VA3CW, as an eleven year old Boy Scout, participated with his small troop in Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air, in 1974. This exposure changed the course of Andy’s life, profession, and interests

ARRL Audio News - October 22, 2021
ARRL Audio News - October 22, 2021

Magnetic Loop for 20 meters band
A magnetic loop antenna designed for 14 MHz. This kind of antennas is also known as STL, small transmitting loop and can be an excellent solution when you are not allowed to put antennas on your roof

20 years ago, a severe geomagnetic storm
20 years ago today, two CMEs hit Earth's magnetic field

New EMF Regulation: QO-100 satellite / Microwave operation
BATC has released a video of an online talk given by Ian GM3SEK and Peter G4SDE on EMF calculations for Microwaves and QO-100 satellite operations

WSJT-X version 2.5.1 released
The development team have announced the General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X version 2.5.1.

ARDC Grants to Fund Amateur Radio Project Expansions

Two recent Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grants will benefit the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC), K6TZ, and Oregon HamWAN.

A $35,550 grant will enable SBARC to construct an amateur radio station at the new Chrisman California Islands Center (CCIC) in downtown Carpinteria, California, at the invitation of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation (SCIF). According to Levi Maaia, K6L...

Remote SDR - SDR Control
Software/Radio Control
Remote SDR is a web application allowing to remotely control an amateur radio transceiver between 1 MHz and 6 GHZ. It allows processing of Adalm-Pluto SDR in addition to HackRF or RTL-SD Reception in NBFM, WBFM, AM in addition to SSB Transmission in NBFM or SSB and more

UK EI Contest
The next UKEI CC contest will be the 24 hour International DX SSB Contest on next weekend, October 23rd and 24th, followed by the monthly one hour CW contest on Wednesday October 27th


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