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New Amateur VLF Transatlantic Record Set

Very low frequency (VLF) enthusiast Joe Craig, VO1NA, reports that Stefan Schaefer, DK7FC, copied his 50-character message transmitted from Newfoundland on 8.271 kHz, with a radiated power of 10 mW.

“This is a new record for amateur transatlantic VLF,” Craig told ARRL. “The mode used was EbNaut by Paul Nicholson. EbNaut is a synchronous coherent BPSK mode for use at VLF and low LF. Craig’s tower...

La Porte County Amateur Radio Club
Home of the W9LY and K9JSI repeaters
Replacing Yaesu FT857 IF filters
Radio Equipment/HF Transceivers/Yaesu FT-857
How to replace IF filters on a Yaesu FT 857. This document explains how to desolder old deteriorated filters and replace with brand new ones.
Irish contest news
There was a good turnout of Irish and overseas stations for the New Year's Day IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest
Radio imports
Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union, we will see major changes in importing radio equipment
TV drama about murder of radio ham G0HFQ
On Monday, January 11, ITV will be broadcasting the first of a three part TV drama about the murder in June 1989 of Oxfordshire radio amateur Peter Dixon G0HFQ and Gwenda Dixon who were on holiday in Pembrokeshire
TF5B achieved more than 30,000 FT8 QSOs in 2020
Iceland's national amateur radio society, IRA, reports Brynjólfur Jónsson TF5B had a total of 30,103 FT8 contacts with 156 DXCC entities during 2020
Brazil: Home constructed ham radio equipment
On December 29, 2020, Brazil's national amateur radio society LABRE participated in a video conference with the communications regulator ANATEL
Hamdata FCC Information Statistics
Statistics based on FCC Database. Data is compared to previous perions.
K7UB Golden Spike Amateur Radio Club
The GSARC is one of the predominant amateur radio clubs in Northern Utah.
K4BRC Bradenton Ham Radio Club
Bradenton Amateur Radio Club in Manatee County, West-Central Florida. The Bradenton ARC is one of only two Special Service Clubs of the ARRL, in Manatee County, dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio in the community
HF Arduino VNA
Technical Reference/Arduino
An home made VNA made with Arduino Nano. This project features an LCD display 4x20 works from 1 MHz to 60MHz, can use bluetooth connection with Blue VNA android app.
Ham radio rig used to control MQ-9 Reaper drone
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used an amateur radio transceiver to demonstrate Beyond Line of Sight
Radio ham raises money for 'NHS Charities Together'
White Horse News reports Roy Bailey G0VFS of the Trowbridge and District Amateur Radio Club raised money for “NHS Charities Together”
ARISS contact with school in Japan
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shannon Walker KD5DXB with students at Shigagakuen Junior and Senior High School, Higashioumi, Japan
QSL Cards Art and History for Ham Radio and Beyond
K8QS and WA9TDD show how amateur radio operators as well as SWL and AM broadcast radio DXers have used QSL cards to form personal identities, share memories, earn awards, and create art
Worked All ZS 60 metre Award
The SARL is challenging radio amateurs to use the 60 metre band and work towards the SARL Worked All ZS award
5 MHz band in South Africa
South Africa's SARL has asked the communications regulator ICASA to allow radio amateurs a 100 kHz wide allocation in the 5 MHz (60m) band with 400 watts output
G3LIV Data Interfaces
UK based manufacturer of digital mode PC fully isolated interfaces. Includes several types of interfaces including USB interfaces for CW and Digital modes
ARRL Audio News - January 8, 2021
ARRL Audio News - January 8, 2021
FCC Invites Comments on Expanding the Number of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators

In a January 5 Public Notice, the FCC requested comments on whether the current 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) are sufficient to facilitate the efforts of their accredited Volunteer Examiners (VEs) in administering amateur radio examinations, or whether up to five additional VECs should be authorized. The ARRL VEC is the largest of the 14 VECs in the US. Comments are due by February ...

Grimsby Amateur Radio Society
Ferrite Shop
Shopping and Services/Electronic Components
Ferrite-shop is an on-line shop for ferrite toroids, cable cores and cable clamps based in The Netherlands
2021 AM Rally Set for First Weekend in February

The 2021 running of the AM Rally will take place from 0000 UTC on Saturday, February 6 to 0700 UTC on Monday, February 8. The annual AM Rally operating event encourages all operators to explore amateur radio’s original voice mode by showcasing the various types of amplitude modulation equipment in use today, ranging from early vacuum-tube radios to the latest SDR-based transceivers.


The Delta Amateur Radio Society

Improve your Antennas for Low Solar Activity
How to improve your transmitting antennas for very low solar activity periods, vertically polarized 160 meter antennas, horizontally polarized 80 to 10 meter antennas, single or stacked yagis, multi-tower stations
Portable satellite station active during Antarctic journey
A portable amateur radio station for the QO-100 geostationary satellite is active from the icebreaker FS Polarstern on its journey to the Antarctic
Uzbekistan joins 5 MHz
Information comes from Fedor, UK9AA, of the Radio Amateurs of Uzbekistan, to tell us that permission has been received for Category 1 Uzbek licensees to operate in the new WRC-15 Amateur 60m Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz with a Maximum Power of 100W
New year looking bright
Since the 22nd of December to 2nd of January there has been approx 190 people signed up to my intermediate course
Home Construction Webinar Jan 11
The RSGB’s Tonight @ 8 programme starts again on Monday, January 11, with a webinar on amateur radio construction by Steve Hartley G0FUW and Pete Juliano N6QW
Special theme announced for World Amateur Radio Day 2021
SARL News reports the IARU Administrative Council has chosen 'Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone' as the theme for World Amateur Radio Day on Sunday, April 18, 2021
Launch of Spanish ham radio satellites delayed
AMSAT-EA report Alba Orbital, the UK space broker that manages the launch of EASAT-2 and Hades satellites, has informed them of a delay in the SpaceX launch which had been planned for January 14
Icom announces AH-705 HF/50 MHz Automatic Antenna Tuner
Icom has announced details of its forthcoming portable automatic antenna tuner for the IC-705. The AH-705 is a palm-sized portable antenna tuner that has been designed to work between the 1.8-50MHz bands. It can be powered either by alkaline batteries or DC 13.8V supply
Mauritius to Launch its First CubeSat in 2021

Northernmost Reverse Beacon Net Node in Europe Launched

Thanks to a grant from the Yasme Foundation, the northernmost Reverse Beacon Net (RBN) node in Europe went online on December 22. It was made possible by a Yasme Foundation initiative to provide additional Reverse Beacon Network nodes in underserved areas.

The latest node to become active is hosted by Radio Arcala, OH8X, very close to the Lapland Region. At and above the Arctic Circle during hou...


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