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Special Pricing on ARRL 5Band WAS and Triple Play WAS Award-Plaque Applications

Beginning October 1, ARRL will offer a 10% discount on all applications for 5Band Worked All States (5B WAS) wall plaques and Triple Play (TPA) wall plaques. The discount will be deducted from the total charge (i.e., application fee, plaque fee, and shipping).


This special is good for first-time applicants, as well as for those who have been awarded TPA or 5B WAS and want to display their achie...

Pandemic-Delayed ARRL 2019 Annual Report Released

The 2019 ARRL Annual Report is now available in print and online. The publication’s release was delayed as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Print copies for members who are interested will be available soon. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, called 2019 “an exciting year for ARRL,” with several new initiatives moving through planning and development for rollout in 2020.

“Two of them ...

Amidon ferrite toroids calculator
Technical Reference/Components/Toroids
Select the toroid by material type and dimension of the toroid, the desired inductance and you will get the numbers of turns
Ofcom’s Plan of Work – quarterly update
Ofcom has just published an update to its Plan of Work for 2020/2021
10 ways the ICOM 7300 has impacted ham radio
Video: Veteran hams review the impact of the IC-7300 on ham radio 5 years after it was introduced
Register now for free online AMSAT-UK Satellite Colloquium
The AMSAT-UK Online International Space Colloquium takes place Sunday, October 11. It's a Free event Open To All - Register Now
Slow-Scan Television Transmissions from ISS Planned

A Moscow Aviation Institute MAI-75 slow-scan television (SSTV) experiment event is planned for Wednesday, September 30, from 1305 UTC to 1845 UTC, and Thursday, October 1, from 1230 UTC to 1745 UTC. SSTV signals will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz, ± Doppler shift. The expected mode will be PD 120, and the call sign will be RS0ISS. Received images of reasonable quality may be posted on the ARISS...

HF Station Grounding and Microcontroller Projects are Next ARRL Webinar Topics

Two well-known ham radio authors and speakers will share their expertise with members in October during ARRL Learning Network webinars.

  • ARRL Contributing Editor Ward Silver, N0AX, will present “Grounding & Bonding for Home HF Stations” on Tuesday, October 6, at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT/0500 UTC.
  • Popular ARRL author Glen Popiel, KW5GP, will present “Welcome to the World of Arduino” on Thursday, October...

PA2MZ Marten
A site of one of the yuongest HAM op. with a HF license
Log Book MDB to ADIF utility
Software/Log Converters
This utility will convert any amateur radio logbook that has been stored in Microsoft Access MDB format and convert the file into either a delimited CSV file or to an ADIF formatted file
WSJT-X 2.3.0 RC-1
WSJT-X 2.3.0 introduces FST4 and FST4W, digital protocols designed particularly for the LF and MF bands.
Changes to our media and telecoms research surveys
Ofcom has confirmed changes to the methodology and questionnaire length of our Adults’ and Children’s media literacy research surveys, following a consultation
Sterling Mann, N0SSC, is IARU Region 2’s Liaison for Youth
The IARU Region 2 (R2) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Sterling Mann, N0SSC has agreed to be the region’s Liaison for Youth
Programme Contents - a look at - the 'British Broadcasting Century' podcasts, an informative and humorous series covering the periods before, during and after 2MT, the BBC 'Over to You' discussing the future of shortwave, music radio in Jaipur India, a short 'one size fits all' life philosophy, and hello to listeners
Tracking down a source of RF pollution
On the SWLing Post Emilio Ruiz describes how he tracked down a source of RF pollution that was ruining radio reception
CAMSAT HF amateur radio satellite launches delayed
The ARRL reports the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, and CAS-5A until next June. Both these satellites will carry HF transponders
Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Receives 2020 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation Award

IEEE Region 1 has selected Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, as the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award. The selection was made by the Region 1 Awards and Recognition Committee and approved by the Region 1 Board of Governors. The award recognizes “pioneering research and leadership in signal processing.”

The Technological Innovation (Industry or Governme...

WSJT-X Beta Release Introduces Digital Protocols Designed for LF and MF Bands

The latest beta release of the WSJT-X digital software suite includes digital protocols particularly designed for communication on LF and MF bands, such as 2200 meters and 630 meters, and its developers say that during its first few months of testing, contacts have spanned intercontinental paths “many times” on those bands. New protocols FST4 and FST4W are included in WSJT-X version 2.3.0-rc1 (...

Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite Launches Delayed

CAMSAT says the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, and CAS-5A until next June.

“Because of COVID-19, many things have been delayed,” CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, told ARRL. He said an announcement would be made closer to the announced launches.

CAMSAT said last spring that CAS-7A would launch in mid-September; the launch has been postponed multiple times since first announced. CAS-5...

Former Dayton Hamvention Venue Hara Arena is Being Demolished

Sterling Mann, N0SSC, Named IARU Region 2 Liaison for Youth

Sterling Mann, N0SSC, has been named as the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Liaison for Youth, the IARU Region 2 Executive Committee (EC) has announced. With the support of IARU Region 2, the Liaison for Youth will reach out to young hams throughout the Americas and their member-societies to develop and promote interest in amateur radio on the part of young hams through self-s...

LA9K Kristiansandsgruppen av NRRL
LA1T - Tonsberggruppen av NRRL

IV3YNB Matteo
Personal website with interesting morse code lessons
NT9K Bill
NT9K Personal Amateur Radio Website from Melbourne Florida
Online Australian Repeater Maps
Operating Modes/Repeaters/Repeater maps
Online Repeater Map aims to help Australian amateur radio operators quickly and easily visualize the location of ham radio repeaters
Portable NVIS Loop for 80m to 40m
A portable (15.5 foot diameter) NVIS loop for 3.5 to 7.3 MHz. Performs well at high and low takeoff angles, and has smaller footprint than most NVIS antennas.
Radio Equipment/Radio Manuals
W2NAP Site has Radio Service and User Manuals, Radio Mods, and User Forums.
Yaesu FT847 Filter Modification
Radio Equipment/HF Transceivers/Yaesu FT-847
How to install INRAD filters on the FT 847
Contest season coming up
We are coming into the busy contest season, something that will not please everybody but many will also be happy to test their stations in the heat of battle or to work some DX
Online ham radio training resources
The RSGB site lists several organisations that provide online training for the UK amateur radio Foundation or Intermediate exams
ICQPodcast - SDRPlay Announcements and Senhaix 8600 review
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features are SDRPlay Announcements and Senhaix 8600 Review by Chris Howard M0TCH
Cuban Numbers Station
A Cryptologic Mystery - what happens when a numbers station goes rogue
AO-27 satellite celebrates 27 years in space
Stephan Greene KS1G reports the AMRAD-Oscar 27 (AO-27) satellite has celebrated 27 years in orbit
New WSJT candidate release features FST4
Candidate releases are intended for beta testers, WSJT-X 2.3.0-rc1 offers the new modes FST4 and FST4W designed for use on the LF and MF bands


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