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Australian special callsign
Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are QRV with the special call VI 110 WIA until the end of 2020
Temporary licences extended for radio stations broadcasting Covid-19 services
Radio stations providing news and information about the coronavirus pandemic to local communities will remain on air, after Ofcom confirmed it will extend their temporary licences
Radio hams assist sailing vessel
ARRL reports the Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25
Ofcom's Contracts and MoU's with the RSGB
A recent Freedom of Information request asked about the Contracts and Memorandums of understanding that Ofcom has with the RSGB
DIY Weather Satellite Ground Station
Sasha M6IOR and Sophie M6NYX have made available a Guide for the reception of NOAA satellite images using software defined radio on Windows or MacOS
Ham radio talks on YouTube
Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club talks have been made available for everyone to view on YouTube
IARUMS: Russian-Ukrainian radio war is remaining on a high escalation level
The new newsletter of the IARU Monitoring System (aka 'Intruder Watch') has just been published. The most frequently reported intruders on the exclusive amateur radio service bands were in conjunction with the 'Russian-Ukrainian radio war' (see below) as well as the daily emissions from the Russian OTHR (Over the Horizon Radar) 'Contayner'
Annual KPH “Night of Nights” Has Been Canceled

The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) and the National Park Service have announced that the annual KPH Night of Nights has been canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. This would have been the 21st such event, which commemorates what is believed to be the last commercial Morse transmission in the US.

While KPH, KFS, and K6KPH will not be on the air for Night of Nights XXI, MRHS members will...

SP3L Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the July 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Vertical End-Fed Dipole with a Folded Stub” by Jacek Pawlowski, SP3L.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the August issue today.


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Six meter dipole project
Design and build an 6 m dipole antenna from aluminum, tubing, that resembles the active element of a yagi beam antenna.
Commemorative SSTV transmissions
On 18 July 2020, the Secunda Amateur Radio Club - ZS6SRC will commemorate the SARL’s 95 years of existence
The RaDAR Challenge on 11 July
The second RaDAR Challenge for 2020 takes place from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 11 July 2020 with each RaDAR operator defining their own operating time schedule of a maximum, single period, four hour time slot.
Dream Rig Youth Essay Contest
First Annual "Dream Rig" Youth Essay Contest. The Intrepid-DX Group is a U.S. based 501 C(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Amateur Radio activities in developing countries
11 year-old passes morse test
Morse code received a boost from the younger generation, on the 24th June 2020, when 11-year-old Ryan Morrison from Stillorgan, Co. Dublin took and passed his Morse code test
A major outbreak of noctilucent clouds
Last night, a major outbreak of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) blanketed Europe
Web hosting service now available for RAC affiliated clubs
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce it is now offering a new benefit to our Affiliated Clubs: the ability to host your club’s website on the RAC server
The August Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

Maritime Mobile Service Network Comes to the Aid of Vessel in Distress

The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven Carpenter, K9UA, took a call on 20 meters from Ian Cummings, KB4SG, the skipper of the Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. Cummings reported that his engine had failed as he was attempting to return to his home port of Stuart, Florida. He not only...

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Announces Full Lineup of Speakers

Ham Cram - ham radio technician licence
HAM CRAM is free no code AMATEUR RADIO TECHNICIAN LICENSE cram course designed to be given in two, 3 to 3 1/2 hour sessions.
Sheffield & District Wireless Society
A premier club that brings out the very best in Amateur Radio around the Sheffield area
Why WWV and WWVH Still Matter
Operating Aids/Time
Fans of NIST signals cite benefits including understanding the near-Earth environment
Short Monoband Dipole Antennas - KGD Antennas
The KGD antenna is an option for those with space restrictions. The idea behing this project is to provide a short dipole antenna for HF Bands and to allow operations on HF bands when its not possible to setup large antennas, using these short base loaded dipoles.
Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2013
Baluns and common mode chokes, CW QSO Example, Small Loop Antenna Calculator by KY8D, Free ham radio utilities written in LabVIEW, LinuxLog, OneSDR, How Wide Area Radio Systems works, ARI international DX Contest
IARU HF Championship 2020
IARU HF CONTEST - The second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1159 UTC Sunday (July 13-14, 2019).
ICASA extends the grace period for amateur radio licence renewals
Following discussions, ICASA has informed the SARL that no amateur radio licenses expired on 30 June 2020. The grace period has been extended by several weeks to allow payment
ARISS Multi-point Telebridge Contact with school in Belgium
UPDATE - An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at Don Bosco Haacht Technisch en Beroepsonderwijs, Haacht, Belgium
Statement: Listed Events – Cricket Test Matches played in England 2020-2024
Ofcom has granted Sky’s request to broadcast exclusive live coverage of cricket test matches played in England between 2020 and 2024
'Clubs as Hubs' plan designed to revive UK amateur radio
Australia's WIA News carries a report by Jeremy Boot G4NJH on the 'Clubs as Hubs' plan designed to revive UK amateur radio
AMSAT responds to allegations of unauthorized legal expenses
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has been made aware of public comments alleging financial mismanagement in the form of “unauthorized” legal expenditures. AMSAT takes these allegations very seriously and in full disclosure, has investigated these claims for many months
Ham College 66
Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 4 E1D – Amateur space and Earth stations; telemetry and telecommand rules; identification of balloon transmissions; one-way communications
QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Carl Luetzelschwab - K9LA
While I am busy working with my team on the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, I am reprising some older episodes of guests who will appear as speakers in the Expo
Spain on-the-air for IARU HF World Championship
Members of the URE (Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles) will be active as EF4HQ from their HQ station during the IARU HF World Championship between 1200z Saturday, July 11th and 1200z Sunday, July 12th


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