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ARRL Audio News - February 19, 2021
ARRL Audio News - February 19, 2021
Shore Point Amateur Radio Club
Shore Points Amateur Radio Club of Southern New Jersey, Atlantic County, NJ
W3HZW Kent County Amateur Radio Club
Located in Dover, Delaware the Capitol of the First State.
Ham Radio And The WTC Disaster
"W2IK's Personal experience being the first responder at ""ground zero"" during the WTC 9/11 disaster."
Brookings Radio Research Club W0BX0
Brookings Radio Research Club homepage, South Dakota
2 meter transverter for KX2
Technical Reference/Transverters
A 144 MHz transverter made by ur3lmz and connected to and Elecraft KX2 transceiver
Permission granted for 60 foot ham radio masts
Vermont radio amateur Zachary Manganello K1ZK has been granted planning permission for magnificent towers up to 60 feet high
Radio amateurs want to be of service when communications fail
Nashville Scene reports thousands of Nashvillians were affected by the cell and internet service outage that came after the Christmas Day bombing downtown - but it was exactly the type of situation amateur radio operators prepare for
ARRL Board Considers Plan to Cover New $35 FCC Fee for Some Young Applicants

At its Annual Meeting in January, the ARRL Board of Directors considered a motion to offer a new service that would pay the new but not-yet-implemented $35 FCC application fee for a limited number of new radio amateurs younger than age 18 who, at the time of testing, belonged to an ARRL Affiliated 501(c)(3) charitable organization and passed their tests through an ARRL VEC-sponsored exam sessio...


Innovator Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Donates Sophisticated Vector Signal Generator to ARRL

ARRL Life Member Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, has donated a Rohde & Schwarz SMBV100A vector signal generator to the ARRL Laboratory. The device offers internal signal generation for all major digital radio standards. “That is absolutely fabulous news and extremely generous,” ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, told Rohde.

ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, said the instrument will be a valuable addition ...


Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Tentatively on for 2021

Amateur Radio Special Events
Promote and announce amateur radio special event stations.
Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club
The friendly voice of central pennsylvania
The DX Shop
Shopping and Services/Regional/Europe/UK
The DX Shop Limited are suppliers of high end equipment and manufacturers of the Linear Amp Gemini range of HF to UHF solid state linear amplifiers for the serious Radio Amateur.
AMSAT Ambassador and ARRL registered instructor Clint Bradford, K6LCS, is certainly keeping busy!
He reports these upcoming satellite presentation dates
RSGB consulting on their new Direct-To-Full exam
The RSGB’s Examination Standards Committee has launched a consultation to ask for the views of the amateur radio community on a new, Direct to Full licence exam which would run in parallel with the existing three-tier system
ARRL to consider covering young members license fee
At its meeting on January 15-16 the ARRL Board considered a plan to pay the planned FCC license application fee for young radio amateurs
Direct entry to Full Licence: RSGB Consultation
The RSGB’s Examination Standards Committee (ESC) has just launched a consultation to ask for the views of the amateur radio community on a new, Direct to Full licence exam which would run in parallel with the existing three-tier system
Former Argentine President Carlos Menem, ex-LU1SM, SK

The former president of Argentina, Carlos Menem, ex-LU1SM, died on February 14. He was 90. Menem took office in 1989, serving for 10 years. Menem was active on the air in the 1980s and 1990s. He had earlier served as regional governor. Menem served as a senator from 2005 until 2019. According to the New York Times, “Menem was hospitalized in December with kidney failure and had been put in a me...


ARRL Board Considers Plan to Cover New $35 FCC Fee for Some Young Members

At its Annual Meeting in January, the ARRL Board of Directors considered a motion to offer a new plan that would pay the new but not-yet-implemented $35 FCC application fee for a limited number of new radio amateurs younger than age 18 who, at the time of testing, belonged to an ARRL Affiliated 501(c)(3) charitable organization and passed their tests through an ARRL VEC-sponsored exam session. ...


British Columbia Radio Amateur Copies Signal from Mars-Orbiting Satellite

As reported on Spaceweather.com, Canadian radio amateur Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, has snagged another signal from deep space. His latest conquest has been to copy the signal from China’s Tianwen-1 (pronounced “tee-EN-ven”) probe, which went into orbit around Mars on February 10. Tilley told Spaceweather.com that the probe’s X-band signal was “loud and audible.”

“It was a treasure hunt,” Tilley told ...


OSCAR - Owatonna Steele County Amateur Radio
Steele County is about 60 miles south of Minneapolis, MN.
The Standard Horizontal Dipole Characteristics
Antennas/Dipole
Discussion about the Standard Horizontal, Center-fed dipole and effects of elevation of the antenna on antenna radiation pattern.
1975 video Oscar and the Ham with Jean Shepherd K2ORS
In 1975 radio amateur Jean Shepherd K2ORS made a TV program for PBS that explained amateur radio satellite communications, the video is now available on YouTube
Ham Radio Signals from Mars
Ham radio operators are doing something that until recently only big Deep Space Networks could do
Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD (SK)
Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, of Costa Mesa, California, died on February 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 78
DiRaGe 2021 in Belgium CANCELLED
DiRaGe 2021 planned for Easter Monday April 5th will not take place since the location (Den Amer in Diest) is occupied until at least end of September, serving as a vaccination center
Hog wild about Ham Radio: Harley-Davidson + Icom
Ultimate Motorcycling magazine features an article about amateur radio
RSGB to announce consultation on Direct-To-Full exam
Today the RSGB is expected to announce a consultation on a new exam that will take candidates straight to the Full licence without the need to do Foundation or Intermediate exams
CAPE-3 CubeSat Launched

The University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette student-built CAPE-3 satellite was launched on January 17. A 1-U CubeSat, CAPE-3 includes a “digipeater and experimental UHF adaptive radio.” An AX-25 telemetry downlink has been coordinated on 145.825 MHz and a 1k2 frequency-shift keying (FSK) downlink has been coordinated on 435.325 MHz, “which may burst to 100 kHz bandwidth,” according to the IAR...


Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, SK

Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, of Costa Mesa, California, died on February 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 78. First licensed in 1956, Goddard was an electrical engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Montana State University. He worked for Collins Radio and later for Boeing, from which he retired as an executive.

After several years working wit...


ITU News Magazine Covers World Radio Day, Includes Articles on Ham Radio

The latest issue of the free publication ITU News Magazine highlights World Radio Day (observed each year on February 13), featuring two articles on amateur radio. Articles in the magazine include the evolution of radio throughout the ages, ham radio and emergency communications, and remarks by International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam VE6SH, regarding why World Amateur Radio...


Fall DXpedition to Willis Island Set, Outing to Mellish Reef Postponed

ARES Volunteers Reported Responding to Severe Weather

Weather gone wild might be an apt description of the conditions in many parts of the US, with sub-freezing temperatures in areas not prepared for that sort of thing. Aberrant weather seems to be happening across many US regions. Snow has fallen in Texas and Oklahoma, accompanied by record-setting temperature readings.

The severe weather has caused power and telecommunications outages, and ARRL A...


2Tone - RTTY Engine
Software/RTTY
2tone is a free RTTY software engine for windows that can be interfaced by several ham radio programs like N1MM WriteLog QARtest and others

 

 
 
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