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SEA-PAC QSO Party Set after Convention is Canceled

Along with many other ham radio events, SEA-PAC 2020, which was to host the ARRL Northwestern Division Convention, fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Standing in for this year’s live event will be the SEA-PAC QSO Party on Saturday, June 6, starting at 1600 UTC and continuing until June 7 at 0400 UTC.

“We may not be able to be with our 2,000+ fellow amateur radio friends this year on this day...


ARRL Foundation Announces the Frankford Radio Club Scholarship

The Frankford Radio Club Scholarship will join the growing list of scholarships administered by the ARRL Foundation. The Frankford Radio Club (FRC) is a very active contesting club centered in Alburtis, Pennsylvania, dedicated to increasing operating skill and technical expertise through radiosport. The club’s motto is “Proficiency Through Competition.”

The scholarship will be $1,500, with the f...


Spring 2020 Section Manager Election Results Announced

Three incumbent ARRL Section Managers were returned to office, while one challenger outpolled an incumbent Section Manager (SM) in contested elections this spring. Section Manager ballots were counted on Monday, June 1, at ARRL Headquarters. Three other incumbent Section Managers were unopposed and will continue with new terms of office, while one candidate was declared elected as the only nomi...


COTA Associazione Radioamatori Carabinieri
The Association of Carabinieri Force Amateur Radio from Italy
Tippah Amateur Radio Association
Tippah Amateur Radio Association
PHARC - Potomac Highlands Amateur Radio Club
The Potomac Highlands Amateur Radio Club, a non-profit association in West Virginia
VU2IIA -Ham Radio & NOAA
Ham Radio & NOAA Apt Weather Satellite blog. All weather satellite NOAA APT images are decoded with homebrew receiver. Setup using homebrew Turnstile Cross Dipole antenna, P-3 500MHZ PC with WIN-XP & WXTOIMG program.
W0CGM South East Metro Amateur Radio Club

JTSync
Software/Time
JTSync is a simple utility that provides the ability to synchronize your computer clock over a network with world-wide NTP servers. When the Internet connection is not available, JTSync allows you to make time adjustments based on decoded QSOs within the WSJT-X application.
BktRemote
Software/Radio Control
BktRemote Suite is a package of programs that allow you to control the transceiver with different devices via a LAN connection or WiFi. The whole suite is composed by BktRemoteServer and BktRemoteClient
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2009
QFH antenna for NOAA Satellites, SDRGadgets, JSatTrak - Satellite tracking program, Google Earth Grid Square Locator, Folded Dipole Antennas, Online Morse Code Training, Taming the Quadrifilar Helical Antenna, World Grid Square Map PDF, RF Exposure Evaluating Your Station, Interactive Maidenhead Grid Square Locator Map
WSJT-X Drops Windows XP
Beginning from version 2.2.0 WSJT-X will not run on Windows XP and Windows Vista anymore.
WSJT-X 2.2.0 new version available to download
WSJT-X 2.2.0 has been officially released and it includes improvements and fixes for all digital modes like FT8 FT4 JT4 JT66 WSPR
Sable Island DXpedition news
Randy, N0TG, reports: "Many have asked about the impact COVID-19 could have to the Sable Island DXpedition scheduled for October
Pulling data from news feed telemetry
We are used to seeing shots from TV news helicopters every day, they are part of the backdrop to life in the 21st century. But so often we hear them overlaid with studio commentary, so it’s interesting to hear that their raw audio contains telemetry
Auction 20 cancelled
In May 2020, New Zealand's Auction for short-term, early access rights in the 3.5 GHz band for 5G services (Auction 20) was cancelled. This was due to the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a direct allocation process will be undertaken
'Green Ghosts' spotted above sprites in New Mexico
Citizen scientists have discovered a new form of upper atmospheric lightning: The Green Ghost
Radio amateur on BBC Wiltshire
The RSGB reports BBC Wiltshire's Graham Seaman interviewed Andy Henley 2E1GQX from the Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club
Quindar Tones: Those iconic NASA PTT confirmation beeps
The SWLing Post reports on the PTT confirmation tones used by astronauts in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs
Radio amateurs stay connected during lockdown
Local radio amateurs have been keeping active during lockdown by meeting up on the air each morning, checking that everyone is in good health, and chatting about who else around the world they have been contacting
RSGB Director on national broadcaster Talk Radio
RSGB Board Director Mike Bruce M0ITI was interviewed by Darryl Morris about amateur radio and the RSGB on the nationwide broadcaster Talk Radio
GQRP Club online
The GQRP Club has decided to see what support there would be for an online QRP Convention this year to replace the event which would have been hold in England on September 5th and 6th
Astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley Settling in after Historic Flight

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley, are settling in on board the International Space Station (ISS) after arriving aboard the first commercially built and operated US spacecraft to transport humans into orbit. Behnken and Hurley headed into space on Saturday, May 30, in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, powered by a Falcon 9 launcher from Cape Kennedy. They docked at the ISS Harm...


Dan Grady, N2SRK, Appointed as New Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Dan Grady, N2SRK, of Aurora, Colorado, as the new Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director. Grady will succeed Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, who has stepped down from that post to accept appointment as Colorado Section Manager (SM), taking the reins from SM Jack Ciaccia, WM0G, who resigned effective on June 1 to relocate.

“I am delighted to welcome Dan to ...


Elkhart County Radio Association
Elkhart, Indiana
GPS time sync for modern digital modes
Operating Aids/Time
As FT8, JT65 and JT9 are a time synchronized protocol, one soon discovers that an accurate PC clock is very important. If your workstation time is off it can cause you to send when no one is listening, or to listen when no one is sending.
Multiband J-Pole Antenna by IZ0UPS
Antennas/J-Pole
A multiband J-Pole antenna project that cover 144,220 and 430 MHz. The articles includes several pictures of this multi-band antenna, including handmade schematics and diagrams, project is mainly in Italian
Video of IARU-R2 'Satellite Communications 101' workshop
As I previously mentioned, IARU Region 2 (IARU-R2) is hosting workshops covering different facets of amateur radio.
EIDXG Summer Challenge
EIDXG members (who brought you 9N7EI, 7Q7EI, 5V7EI to name a few), are running a unique Summer Challenge as a fun event beginning June 1st through August 30th
LICW starts YL only CW class
May 23, 2020 marked the first YL only Morse Code (CW) class for Long Island's CW Club (LICW). The weekly class is hosted by Jennifer Moore KF4INA and Leanne Bulger W4LEA. Like all it's classes, instruction is done in a casual, friendly style and is hosted in virtual classrooms (Zoom)
ITV show features Barry Amateur Radio Society
RSGB report the ITV Wales show "Wonders of the Coast Path" to be broadcast at 8:30pm BST (1930 GMT) today, Monday, June 1, features the Barry Amateur Radio Society
QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast - Tim Carter - W3ATB
Tim Carter, W3ATB, was the first home remodeling media personality, even before it was popular
Online talk: The joy of QRP operating
The Chair of the GQRP Club Steve Hartley G0FUW will be giving an online presentation on the joy of low-power operating on Wednesday, June 3, at 7:30 pm BST (1830 GMT)
Radio hams keep in touch through pandemic
In this video, the Voice of America's Mike O’Sullivan reports, there’s a resurgence in amateur or 'ham' radio, a hobby that connects people from all walks of life, wherever they are in the world.
Global 'STAYHOME' event
An on-air gathering over the 6 and 7 June weekend will offer a further opportunity for stay-at-home stations and radio amateurs to share greetings in a contest-like framework

 

 
 
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