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The 5 MHz Newsletter
The latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter (No 24 – Winter/Spring 2020) is now available for free pdf download from the ‘External Links’ section of the Wikipedia 60m Band page
RSGB launches GOTA2C campaign in partnership with NHS
The RSGB has launched the “Get On The Air To Care” #GOTA2C campaign. The Radio Society of Great Britain, working in partnership with the NHS, is launching a new campaign called “Get on the air to care” to support the emotional health and wellbeing of 75,000 licensed UK radio amateurs – just some of the 3,000,000 worldwide
ARRL Audio News - April 17, 2020
ARRL Audio News - April 17, 2020
ITU Interviews IARU President Timothy Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, on World Amateur Radio Day

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has posted an interview with International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Timothy Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, “Why World Amateur Radio Day is key to highlight crucial services.” World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is observed every year on April 18. In the interview, Ellam shares his views on why World Amateur Radio Day is important and how amateur radio...

2020 Youth on the Air in the Americas Camp is Canceled

The May/June Digital Issues of QEX and NCJ are Now Available!

The May/June digital editions of QEX and the National Contest Journal (NCJ) are now available for reading on your iOS or Android mobile device through the ARRL Magazines app, or with your desktop or laptop computer from the ARRL Magazines page on the web at

App users please note that you may need to clear the cache in the app’s Settings menu to fully update.

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Big Rapids Area Amateur Radio Club
Big Rapids is located in central Michigan and is home to about 11,000. Big Rapids is also home to Ferris State University and the Big Rapids Area Amateur Radio Club
FT-857D Serial and Sound Card Interface
Radio Equipment/HF Transceivers/Yaesu FT-857
A Simple Serial and Sound-Card Interface for the Yaesu FT-857D using an FT232R USB-to-serial bridge chip.
Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club still strong on the airwaves
Maple Ridge News reports amateur radio operators play a vital role in emergency coordination
Morse Code practice video
With many people having some additional time on their hands as a result of the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus, we are fining there is an increased interest in learning the Morse code
TF3WARD on-the-air for World Amateur Radio Day
Many national societies will be using special callsigns for World Amateur Radio Day on April 18, among them is Iceland's IRA with TF3WARD
Spain: Special call sign prefixes
Special call sign prefixes are being used in Spain from April 15-30 in celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the IARU and World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on April 18
Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2020 cancelled
The organizers of the largest amateur radio event in Europe have announced that Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2020 planned for June 26-28 has been cancelled
HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Announces Cancellation of 2020 Show

Greater LoTW Database Accuracy is the Goal of TQSL Update(s)

The recently released TQSL version 2.5.2 application for uploading logs to Logbook of The World (LoTW) tightens requirements for data consistency, with the goal of improving the integrity of the LoTW database. Starting with TQSL version 2.5.2, discrepancies in submitted logs now are flagged, especially when it comes to the Amateur Data Interchange Format (ADIF) files frequently uploaded to LoTW...

ARRL Announces New Benefits for Members

ARRL, AMSAT Seek “Relatively Minor Changes” In FCC Orbital Debris Mitigation Proposals

On April 8, ARRL Washington Counsel Dave Siddall, K3ZJ, and AMSAT-NA Executive Vice President Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, discussed with senior FCC International Bureau staff by telephone the FCC’s draft Report & Order (R&O) on mitigation of orbital debris (IB Docket No. 18-313). The amateur representatives told the FCC staff that “two aspects of the draft regulations are of particular concern…. and w...

ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB Edition Considers Social Distancing

The SSB edition of the ARRL Rookie Roundup returns on Sunday, April 19 at 1800 UTC and continues through 2359 UTC. For the purposes of this operating event, a “Rookie” is any radio amateur licensed within the current calendar year or in the previous 2 calendar years. You can also be a Rookie if you haven’t made any contacts on the contest mode (SSB, CW, or RTTY) before the Rookie Roundup contes...

Remotely Administered Amateur Exam Systems Showing Promise


Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club
Fellowship for all Amateur Radio Operators of Rockingham County. Home of the N4IV repeater system. Licensing classes, testing, ARES, and Skywarn
Getting Started with Satellite Communications
Operating Modes/Satellites
An introduction article about how to start with amateur radio satellite communication. In this article, the author includes information on how to home brew your own dual band satellite antenna
Yaesu FT-991 Memory Manager
Software/Radio Control
Free memory management software for the Yaesu FT-991 and FT-991A models. It runs only on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 both 32 and 64 bits, it also permits basic remote control features and allow backup and restore settings and memories. Documentation in mainly in French.
WIA celebrates World Amateur Radio Day and 110 year anniversary
The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) will be activating special event stations to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day and the WIA's 110 year anniversary
What is Frequency Modulation, FM ?
FM is used in many radio communications applications - what are its characteristics, how is it modulated and demodulated?
Dominican Republic active on VHF for World Amateur Radio Day
On April 18 the Dominican Radio Club will be celebrating the World Amateur Radio Day (WARD). The RCD callsign will be activated in different areas of the Dominican Republic
A bright new comet has been discovered
A new comet is heading for the sun. Discovered just a few days ago, Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) is bright, green, and an easy target for backyard telescopes
Holyland Contest 2020
Friday 17 of April - Saturday 18 of April 2020 starting on 21.00 UTC - 21.00 UTC The aim is to promote contacts between Radio Amateurs around the globe and Israeli Hams and to aid Amateurs to achieve the 'Holyland Award' and other Israeli awards.
Radio Emma Toc World Service
Radio Emma Toc World Service' is a 30 minute monthly programme looking at the magic of radio and the story of 2MT, presented by Jim Salmon 2E0RMI
Voskhod - a short film about ham radio
DUST is a YouTube channel that has science fiction short films content. At the beginning of April, DUST presented a short film, whose theme addresses amateur radio, entitled Voskhod (Sunrise)
TYT MD-380 Firmware
Radio Equipment/VHF-UHF Handhelds/TYT MD-380
Download the latest firmware for the tyt md-380 VHF transceiver
Canadian special event calls
The RAC - Radio Amateurs of Canada activates the following special event calls for the World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 (12z to 2359z)
STAY AT HOME special event stations
Following the surge in STAY HOME special event calls, watch out also for the following callsigns
United Arab Emirates special event
The Emirates Amateur Radio Society puts the following special event calls on the air for the World Amateur Radio Day
Hackaday: 144 MHz beacon using the ADALM-Pluto SDR
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday: "Pluto might not be a Planet, but it is an SDR transceiver"


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