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The Langley Amateur Radio Club
The Langley Amateur Radio Club has been in existence since 1988 and received it's charter in 1989. It has a membership of approximately 20 active amateurs.


CDXA Periodic Table of Contests
DX Resources/Contest Calendars
A yearly contest calendar with most interesting amateur radio contests and QSO parties collected by Carolina DX Association


Harmful Coronavirus content on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules for second time
An Ofcom investigation has found that religious satellite television channel, Loveworld, breached broadcasting rules for the second time in a year


eton.ca is now CLOSED
The email robot at RAC-Bulletins@eton.ca is now CLOSED - this is the LAST message you will receive from it


ARRL Audio News - January 15, 2021
ARRL Audio News - January 15, 2021


Welcome to Amateur Radio for Newcomers
Operating Aids/Beginner's Guides
A complete guide for newcomers edited by the Radio Amateur Society of Australia Inc. This free PDF includes several basic articles for new hams, with particular reference to Australian regulations, but is however a good guide for those who are aproaching the hobby worldwide.


Just one week until the Winter 2021 AM QSO Party!
It is time to get those aerials checked and your vintage sets warmed or your modern transceiver tuned to AM. This can only mean one thing, the Winter AM QSO Party 2021 will soon be with us!


Ham radio centre at Ganga Sagar
By January 14 (Makar Sankranti) around 780,000 pilgrims had arrived at Ganga Sagar and radio amateurs from the West Bengal Radio Club established a QO-100 satellite ground station on the island


FT4 on the amateur radio satellites
The free English language AMSAT-EA January newsletter features an article by Carlos Flores EA3HAH about his experiences in operating WSJT FT4 on the linear (SSB) amateur satellites


Ofcom: Technologies shaping communications for the future
A new Ofcom report shines a light on the innovative, emerging technologies that could shape the communications industry in the future


Tips on operating a Satellite while Roving
In Episode 6 of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Satellite series, Sean Kutzko, KX9X, explores the fun of operating your amateur radio gear from a grid square other than the one where you live


CHESS CubeSat Constellation to carry FUNcube transponders
In 2020, a project between AMSAT-UK, AMSAT-NL and Swiss universities started with the aim of equipping two Swiss satellites with a linear transponder for amateur radio


Understanding Antenna Polarization
Antennas/Theory
What is antenna polarization, and why does it matter. Horizontal versus Vertical versus Circular polarization. Undestanding how antennas perform better with different polarizations.


2021 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo returning
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will be returning between March 13-14th, for a full 48 hours


Israel's radio hams lose access to much Microwave spectrum
Radio amateurs in Israel have lost much of their spectrum between 1 and 6 GHz and suffered a draconian power reduction on 10 GHz


Higher ERP permitted for German automatic stations
DARC report the permitted radiated power limit for link sections of automatically operating stations has been increased to 1 kW


Interactive Smith chart
Antennas/Theory/Impedance matching
The interactive Smith chart enables users to navigate their way around a Smith chart, using simple discrete element impedance matching. This page allows users to try using the Smith chart, for education and interest purposes, without installing any software. Try changing the value in the load box to see the location of the impedance on the chart.


Former RAC President John 'Hoppy' Hopwood, VE7RD (SK)
Former Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President John Farrell 'Hoppy' Hopwood, VE7RD, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, died on December 8. He was 91


ARISS live stream
This concerns today's ARISS contact with Shigagakuen Junior and Senior High School in Higashioumi, Japan scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Home Construction talk by G0FUW and N6QW
The RSGB has made available the video of the talk on amateur radio construction given by Steve Hartley G0FUW and Pete Juliano N6QW on January 11



 

 
 
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