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Japan to Expand Access to 160 Meters

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Named as Interim CQ WPX Contest Director

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, is filling in as CQ WPX Contest Director. CQ’s Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced the appointment of Thompson as interim director following the resignation of Terry Zivney, N4TZ, who had been the director for 7 years. Thompson previously served as director of the CQ World Wide Contest and is a long-time CQ Contest Committee member. Anyone interested in taking on the WPX Directo...


Icom Announces Delay in Delivery of New IC-705 Transceiver

Use of Special Call Sign Suffixes in the US During COVID-19 Pandemic

Some countries have authorized selected radio amateurs or organizations to identify with longer-than-normal suffixes that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as “STAYHOME.” FCC Part 97 Amateur Radio Service rules do not provide for amateur call sign suffixes longer than three characters, but a potential workaround exists.

As §97.119(c) of the FCC’s Amateur Radio Service rules states: “One or m...


Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernie Fuller, N3EFN, SK

Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernard E. “Bernie” Fuller, N3EFN, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, died on April 2. He was 86. Fuller moved into the Atlantic Division Director’s position in 2000, after the ARRL Board elected then-Atlantic Division Director Kay Craigie, WT3P (now N3KN), as a Vice President. He served as an ARRL Director until 2006.

A US Army veteran, Fuller retired with the ra...


Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio Club
A friendly group of amateur radio enthusiasts based in Mutsch St. Lavington NSW Australia
K1FS - The Aroostook Amateur Radio Association
Founded in 1976, the Aroostook Amateur Radio Association was organized to foster support for those people interested in the hobby of Amateur radio.
RadioTeacher - Radio Teacher Project
hamelmer.com
F1ORL Pascal
My expeditions and personnal station site of CW-PLAYER, SAT-EXPLORER from F6DQM
TYT MD-380 firmware modification
Radio Equipment/VHF-UHF Handhelds/TYT MD-380
How to use the hacked firmware on the MD-380. Tools for working with codeplugs and firmware of the Tytera MD380,
South Africa extends licence renewal period
Given the state of national disaster and the current 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICASA has decided to extend the validity period of existing radio frequency spectrum licences in line with Regulation 10 of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations
From the NZART President
I thought I'd take the opportunity to brief you all on the current status of NZART (New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters) as an organisation
JA news - 160/80m changes
Yoshi, JG7AMD, reports that there are changes coming on 160/80m for JA operators
Coronavirus and SARC
Australia's Summerland Amateur Radio Club (SARC) committee and others have trialled virtual meeting software and will use Zoom to hold a virtual committee meeting on Sunday 19th April
Brazil holds 430 and 1240 MHz bands consultation
A public consultation is being held in Brazil concerning both the 430 MHz and 1240 MHz Amateur Radio bands
Amid pandemic, amateur radio societies across the North are seeking new recruits
CBC News reports self-isolation is an opportunity to train up new ham radio operators. The broadcaster says Karen Novak is one of those planning to get her amateur radio license
Amateur Radio provides world-wide Covid19 information and news
When the Covid19 virus outbreak started spreading rapidly from China to the rest of the world, I started to look into ways of how amateur radio could render a useful service to Africa but also to the rest of the Globe during this pandemic
IQ1GU CISAR - Sezione di Torino

2E0RDJ - Amateur Radio & Weather Station
Ham Radio/Personal Pages/Europe
2E0RDj Amateur Radio Station in Beachley, Nr Chepstow. IO81QP. Projects, Radio & Weather.
Zoom taking your club online - DON'T
On Friday 3rd April, we carried an item regarding the use of Zoom for club meetings. However, we have since been contacted by Paul, VP9KF, who offers this note of caution
Ham radio operators serve important role
KPC News reports on the important role of radio amateurs during natural disasters
AMSAT EA providing administrative support for AMSAT Nepal SanoSat-1
Spain's AMSAT EA is registering the AMSAT Nepal SanoSat-1 satellite with IARU and the ITU, due to the difficulty of carrying out this procedure in the Asian country
Coronavirus: Radio amateurs make face shields for healthcare workers
KSNB TV News reports on an Amateur Radio group that is pitching in to make face shields for healthcare workers
COVID-19 special initiatives
IARU Region 1 have started a page providing details of special Amateur Radio initiatives taking place in Europe, Africa and the Middle East during the Coronavirus outbreak
Radio ham on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
The RSGB reports Mervyn Foster, G4KLE (who is RSGB District Representative 121, an NRC Volunteer and also Chair of Huntingdon Amateur Radio Society) chatted to Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on April 2
Coronavirus: Radio ZS ham radio magazine free download
The South African Amateur Radio League (SARL) is the latest national society to make their magazine freely available to all in the convenient PDF format
Online Training for Amateur Radio
Now that people can take the UK amateur radio Foundation exam online from their own home, what online training courses are available?
YouTube 'Lockdown Morse' Course
If anyone is interested in learning or improving their Morse, I'll be starting a new course on YouTube from Monday 13th April - Lockdown Morse
QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Charlie Morris - ZL2CTM
Charlie Morris, ZL2CTM, builds his QRP rigs, the old fashioned way, starting with a paper and pencil, combining basic components to make each stage of a receiver or transceiver
The Battlefords Amateur Radio Association

HamStart
Ham Start, starter kit. Stugy guides, resources, exams, upgrades and morse code. A guide for beginners and license upgraders, Resources for getting started and advancing in ham radio (USA)
How broadband and mobile firms are protecting vulnerable customers during coronavirus pandemic
Keeping the UK’s communications networks going is more important than ever. So we welcome the efforts of the UK’s main broadband and mobile companies who have committed to helping their customers deal with issues they might face as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music to make schedule changes in response to the Coronavirus crisis
BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music will be making changes to their broadcast schedules from this weekend to ensure the stations can continue to provide a strong sense of community, solidarity and support to their listeners during the Coronavirus crisis
Thousands apply to join NASA’s Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut
More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars
REF makes magazine available for Free download
France's national amateur radio society REF has made the April edition of its magazine Radio REF available as a free PDF for everyone to download

 

 
 
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