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HyGain TH3JR Improvements
Radio Equipment/HF YAGI Antennas/Hy-Gain TH3JR
An analysis and performance improvement of the HyGain TH3JR on the 20 meters band.
U.S. postal stoppage
The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic
Rotuma Memorial DXpedition
It is reported while there, Tony will erect a monument on the island to his son, who drowned during his last visit to the island in January this year
Malta added to CEPT Radio Amateur Licence
At the request of EURAO (European Radio Amateurs' Organization) this week it will be approved a modification of CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01, also called CEPT Radio Amateur Licence, during the webmeeting WGFM#97
Scouts tune in to amateur radio operation
Members of Crystal Lake Troop 165 tuned into radio frequencies Sunday, Oct 18, to connect with fellow scouts and amateur radio operators from across the planet as part of Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)
Results of REF General Meeting released
French national amateur radio society REF held its General Meeting on Saturday, October 17
UK's Remotely Invigilated Ham Radio Exam Success
The RSGB has announced on Twitter that since the introduction of Remotely Invigilated amateur radio exams that can be done from home 2,000 people have successfully passed their Foundation exam
ARRL Executive Committee to Meet on October 22

The ARRL Executive Committee will meet at 1800 UTC on October 22 in closed virtual session. The panel’s primary agenda item is arrangements for the Board of Directors’ January 2021 meeting. The panel also will hear from Chief Executive Officer David Minster, NA2AA, and Washington Counsel David Siddall, K3ZJ.


FCC Headquarters Relocates

FCC Headquarters has moved. The new address is 45 L St. NE, Washington, DC 20554. The change is effective immediately. The FCC announced plans to move last spring, but the transition was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FCC, like many federal agencies, has its own zip code, so there will be no disruption in mail delivery sent by USPS to the former address. The FCC still prohibits the delive...


ARRL Logbook of The World Harmonizes Designation of FST4 Protocol

The Logbook of The World (LoTW) Committee worked with WSJT-X developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, to harmonize the designation of FST4 among WSJT-X, the ADIF standard, and LoTW. At present, FST4 is only supported in a recently released beta version of WSJT-X. The committee’s action was to avoid the sort of confusion that cropped up among LoTW users logging contacts in FT4 when that protocol was first in...


Robert Bankston, KE4AL, is New AMSAT President

Robert Bankston, KE4AL, of Dothan, Alabama, is the new president of AMSAT. The AMSAT Board of Directors elected Bankston at its annual meeting on October 18, to succeed Clayton Coleman, W5PFG. Bankston has served as treasurer and Vice President of User Services. He is a life member of both ARRL and AMSAT. He volunteered to develop and launch AMSAT’s online member portal and chaired the 2018 AMS...


Ham Radio Blog by OZ1BXM
Monthly blog on Ham Radio by OZ1BXM Lars Petersen
XIEGU G90 Review
Radio Equipment/HF Transceivers/XIEGU G90
Review of the Xiegu G90 20W HF portable transceiver capable to run CW SSB AMD modes, based on an Software Defined Radio
CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2020
The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.
Japan’s first QSO between two unlicensed guest operators
8J1YAB, 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club Experience station started its operation on 11th October, 2020
Investigation into BT's compliance with its obligations as a broadband universal service provider
Ofcom has opened an investigation in relation to BT’s compliance with its obligations as a broadband universal service provider
AMSAT Board of Directors elects Robert Bankston, KE4AL, President
At its annual meeting, the AMSAT Board of Directors elected Robert Bankston, KE4AL, of Dothan, AL, President, succeeding Clayton Coleman, W5PFG
The Reverse Beacon Network
The Reverse Beacon Network or RBN is a service that is invaluable to CW operators. It is made up of dozens of dedicated receiving stations who report on all signals heard, both signal strength and CW speed. It is especially useful as a propagation tool. Just call CQ and see where and how well you are being heard
It came from Outer Space
A Hackaday article Listening to the Deep Space Network by Adam Zeloof KD2MRG describes the work of radio amateur David Prutchi N2QG
RASA writes to IARU President over 40m QRM
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) wrote to the President of the IARU on the 1st of October over the chronic interference to the 40m band in Region 3
Decoding 433 MHz with SDR
Radio Scanning/Radio Scanning Reference
Decoding 433MHz-transmissions with software-defined radio.
IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference closes
At the close of the IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference on Friday, October 16, the President Don Beattie G3BJ challenged member societies, to increase their focus on “tomorrow” issues
IARUMS: New Coordinator and Vice-Coordinator
The IARU Monitoring System in Region 1 (Europe/Africa/Middle East) has a new Coordinator and and Vice-coordinator
117 South Africans receive their ham radio licences
SARL report all licences for candidates who passed the August RAE have been issued by the communications regulator ICASA
Television program in Peru highlights the role of amateur radio
IARU Region 2 reports the Radio Club Peruano got some good publicity for amateur radio in a TV news item produced by EFE
AmateurLogic 148: 15 Years of AmateurLogic
Celebrating 15 Years of AmateurLogic. Peter, VK3PB joins for an update. Tommy is Getting Started With The IC-705. George has some Simple and Useful Transistor Projects. Emile Calibrates With WWV Until It Hertz
Ofcom EMF ham radio licence change proposal
Essex Ham interview Leslie Butterfields G0CIB who's been looking into Ofcom's proposal to require UK radio amateurs to complete risk assessments on their transmissions regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields
Arduino Antenna Tuner
Technical Reference/Arduino
Arduino-based Automatic Amateur Radio Antenna Tuner
Cosmic ray balloons photograph a megafire
Cosmic ray balloons launched almost every week to the stratosphere over California are capturing unique views of the historic Creek Fire, currently burning more than 300,000 acres of Sierra National Forest
CATSync QO-100 Edition - the new CAT control tool for QO100 satellite WebSDRs
Here comes a newly published special edition of the CATsync CAT control tool adding CAT control to web SDR receivers
Reconstruction of Flanders Fields
To bring “Phoenix 2020 - The Great Reconstruction after the First World War in the Westhoek in Belgium” to worldwide attention, the radioamateurs of the UBA sections ARA from Gullegem and IPR from Ypres are joining forces
A Video History of Ham Radio Print Publications
Ham Radio Perspectives on YouTube has posted the first history of ham radio print media, from QST and CQ magazine to callbooks, manuals, catalogs, and even fiction
ARRL Audio News - October 16, 2020
ARRL Audio News - October 16, 2020
Florida ARES Group Publishes After-Action Book

A new paperback aimed at the Amateur Radio Emergency Service Community, Power Out! After-Action Report and Improvement Plan by Susan Halbert, KG4VWI; Leland Gallup, AA3YB, and Gordon Gibby, KX4Z, is available on Amazon. The $5.99 paperback chronicles the after-action report of a fun and whimsical deployment exercise conducted by the Alachua County (Florida) ARES® group.

“We have actually publish...


Modeling an 80/40/20M Fan Dipole for DX
Antennas/Fan Dipole
An interesting presentation of a real multiband Fan Dipole antenna, optimized for better DX operation performances, considering the terrain, position, DX destination path and other influencing factors

 

 
 
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