May 04, 2016

Ham Talk Live #12 Hamvention Chairman:

May 04, 2016 11:46 PM - eHam.net News -- Coming up Thursday night at 9 PM Eastern
on Ham Talk LIVE!, Jim Tiderman, N8IDS,
Hamvention General Chairman; and Mike
Kalter, W8CI, Hamvention Spokesperson will
be on the show to talk about what's new at
Hamvention and the latest on the future of
Hara Arena.

Digital Storage Oscilloscopes for Ham Radio Now Available

May 04, 2016 07:00 PM - ARRL -- ARRL's newest e-book is Digital Storage Oscilloscopes for Ham Radio, by Eric Nichols, KL7AJ. This rapidly developing instrument is finding its way into the Amateur Radio station in many useful and interesting ways."Recent developments in technology have brought the price of this marvelous class of instruments into the range of every radio amateur's budget," Nichols said. "A limitless variety of...

Undeployed Tomsk-TPU-120 CubeSat to Help Celebrate University Anniversary

May 04, 2016 05:48 PM - ARRL --

ARRL Contest Advisory Committee Conducting Youth in Amateur Radiosport Survey

May 04, 2016 02:48 PM - ARRL -- The ARRL Contest Advisory Committee (CAC) has been looking into how to attract more youngsters and youth into Amateur Radio contesting, and it has invited all hams, and especially young people, whether or not they're already radio amateurs, to take the Youth in Amateur Radiosport Survey."Please spread the word about the survey among your ham friends and local radio and contest clubs," said CAC ...

Support ARRL as You Shop for Mom

May 04, 2016 12:52 PM - ARRL -- Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8. If you're looking for the perfect gift, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice.With every purchase you make at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL. This helps the League to extend its reach in public service, advocacy, education, technology, and membership. Get Mom somethin...

Carole Perry, WB2MGP, to Moderate Hamvention Forums Focusing on Youth

May 04, 2016 11:47 AM - ARRL -- Noted Amateur Radio teacher and mentor Carole Perry, WB2MGP, will once again moderate Dayton Hamvention(r) forums focusing on youth and youth activities. She will lead the League's Instructors' Forum on Friday, May 20, 10:30 AM-12 PM, and the Youth Forum on Saturday, May 21, 9:15 AM-12 PM. Among the Youth Forum presenters will be 9-year-old Hope Lea, KM4IPF, who will talk about her experiences in...

UK wins 70cm radar satellite contract

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- The UK has won the contract for the Biomass P-Band 432-438 MHz Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite

UK Air Cadets 5MHz Radio Exercise

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- On 18 and 19 June 2016, the ACO (Air Cadet Organisation) will be organising and running a military style national radio exercise named 'Exercise Blue Ham', this will be one of the many events the organisation is holding to mark its 75th Anniversary of Formation during 2016-17

Sixpedition to the Seychelles

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- A group calling their operation 'a Sixpedition' will be active as S79V from Villa Koket in the northeast Mahe Island (AF-024) between July 1-10th

Pirate alert!

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- The ever-persistent Hassan, the pirate from Baghdad, Iraq, continues to plague the Amateur Radio bands

IRTS 40 Metres Counties Contest

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- The IRTS 40 Metres Counties Contest takes place next Sunday, 8th May from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC

Ham College 16

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- Part one of our look at the Digital Modes

FCC put RM-11708 decision 'on-circulation'

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- A sign of action by the FCC in the long-running campaign to scrap the USA's symbol rate restriction on HF amateur data transmissions

EUDOTA 2016 - Europe Day On The Air

May 04, 2016 08:48 AM - Southgate ARC -- This year, 9 May is on Monday, but we will be also active the whole weekend 7 and 8 with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU, to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950

RSGB: Advanced Exam 'On Demand:'

May 04, 2016 07:48 AM - eHam.net News -- The Examinations Standards Committee have agreed that the Advanced amateur radio examination can be requested "on demand". This means that Advanced exams can be booked in the same way as the Foundation and Intermediate with the important exception that one calendar month's notice must be given.

UK Amateur Radio Museum In National Competition Needs Public Votes To Win!

May 04, 2016 01:48 AM - eHam.net News -- Voting is open! Everyone can vote here:

WW1USA Special Event Station to be On the Air: The Battle of Jutland:

May 04, 2016 01:48 AM - eHam.net News -- The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer during the First World War. The battle was fought from 31 May to 1 June 1916 in the North Sea, near the coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. It was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in the war. It was the third fleet action between steel battleships, following the smaller but more decisive battles of the Yellow Sea (1904) and Tsushima (1905) during the Russo-Japanese War.

May 03, 2016

FCC Action Anticipated on ARRL's "Symbol Rate" Petition for Rule Making

May 03, 2016 08:53 PM - ARRL -- The FCC has put "on circulation" its decision on the ARRL's Petition for Rule Making (RM-11708), seeking to change the Amateur Service Part 97 rules to delete the symbol rate limit in §97.307(f) and replace it with a maximum bandwidth for data emissions of 2.8 kHz on amateur frequencies below 29.7 MHz. Proceedings on circulation are pending action by the full Commission, although there is a cur...

Carole Perry, WB2MGP, to Moderate ARRL Hamvention Forums Focusing on Youth

May 03, 2016 08:53 PM - ARRL -- Noted Amateur Radio teacher and mentor Carole Perry, WB2MGP, will once again moderate ARRL's Dayton Hamvention(r) forums focusing on youth and youth activities. She will lead the League's Instructors' Forum on Friday, May 20, 10:30 AM-12 PM, and the Youth Forum on Saturday, May 21, 9:15 AM-12 PM. Among the Youth Forum presenters will be 9-year-old Hope Lea, KM4IPF, who will talk about her experie...

No Need for Panic Regarding Synthetic Aperture Radars on 70 Centimeters, ARRL CTO Says

May 03, 2016 07:52 PM - ARRL -- A recent BBC news article regarding a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) contract award for operation within the 70 centimeter band has raised some concern within the Amateur Radio community. The contract to Airbus Space would involve determining the density of Earth's forests using a P-band (432-438 MHz) SAR. That band segment was allocated for use by the Earth Exploration Satellite (Active) Servi...

The King's School Tim Peake contact

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- The ARISS UK Operations team are delighted to announce that the final ARISS Schools contact of the Principia Mission will be between The King's School in Ottery St Mary, Devon and Tim Peake GB1SS on the International Space Station

Standalone digital radio IP gateway

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- Available in May 2016 - the first hotspot that does not require a computer

Negative magnetic fields spark auroras

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- For the past three days Earth has been passing through a region of interplanetary space filled with negative-polarity magnetic fields

LED Street lighting - Effective and efficient but watch the noise

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- The New Zealand communications regulator the RSM warns LED lighting can produce severe levels of unwanted RF energy

Latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- The latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter (No16 Winter-Spring 2016) is now available for free pdf download

Emergency Communications Activities at Friedrichshafen

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- June 24-26 sees the largest gathering of Radio Amateurs in Europe and also the largest gathering of Emergency Communicators at HAMRADIO 2016 in Friedrichshafen

Free ATV magazine

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- CQ-DATV 35 is now available

All India Radio adapts strategy in new broadcasting landscape

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- Asia Radio Today reports on a session about Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)

WV Radio Operators to Help Celebrate National Parks Centennial:

May 03, 2016 07:45 AM - eHam.net News -- FAYETTEVILLE -- The National Parks Service turns 100 this year, and West Virginia amateur radio operators, also known as hams, will help celebrate the milestone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the New River Gorge Bridge. These federally licensed radio operators will make contacts worldwide from temporary amateur radio stations near the bridge. Award certificates -- issued by the national organization for ham radio, the American Radio Relay League -- will be given to hams who verify contacts with the stations. The event is part of the ARRL-sponsored National Parks on the Air. The bridge is part of the National Parks Service New River Gorge National River Area. The public will be able to visit one of the ham stations and see it in action. "West Virginia ham radio operators are excited to help promote the National Park Service Centennial," said event organizer Randy Damron. "NPS is one of our country's greatest treasures ... and the New River Gorge Bridge is certainly one of West Virginia's greatest treasures. These temporary radio setups help amateurs maintain their skills of providing communications during emergencies -- plus they are lots of fun!"

IES Communications Announces an Exclusive Distribution Agreement:

May 03, 2016 07:45 AM - eHam.net News -- NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - IES Communications announces that it will become the exclusive distributor of Modulator Demodulator Software Radio (MDSR) kits for Eastern Canada. MDSR kits allow amateur radio operators, commonly known as hams, to modify their radios so that they can be completely controlled via software on a personal computer. By allowing complete software control, the capabilities of ham radios can be enhanced, thus affording operators with a wide range of communications options that can improve their communication effectiveness. MDSR kits are available for a variety of ham radio models, including those manufactured by ICOM, Kenwood and Yaesu. Eric Meth, founder of IES Communications and ham radio operator with the call sign VE3EI, has been a leader in the Canadian two-way radio communications industry since 1969 added "This agreement will really help IES Communications to continue to service all of its client's needs, especially those that are also ham radio operators. Software Defined Radios (SDRs) are becoming very popular within the ham radio community and the MDSR kit will really help many hams gets started with SDRs affordably using their existing ham radio equipment." The MDSR kits allows ham radio operators to cost effectively retrofit new and old ham radio units, saving them from the need and unnecessary expense of purchasing new and often expensive commercial Software Defined Radio equipment to get the benefits that SDRs offer. The benefits of purchasing a MDSR kits include:

Ham College 16 Has Been Released:

May 03, 2016 06:49 AM - eHam.net News -- Ham College 16 is now available. Part one of our look at the Digital Modes.

May 02, 2016

A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

May 02, 2016 07:50 PM - ARRL --

Deadline is June 1 for US Radio Amateurs to Submit IARU Region 2 HF Band Plan Suggestions

May 02, 2016 03:50 PM - ARRL -- The deadline is June 1 for US radio amateurs to submit suggestions to the ARRL Board of Directors' HF Band Planning Committee regarding possible changes to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Band Plan. That band plan and other significant Amateur Radio spectrum issues will be on the agenda for the IARU Region 2 General Assembly in Chile this fall. The ARRL joins other IARU me...

ARRL Aims to Connect Engineers, Educators, Students at IEEE International Microwave Symposium

May 02, 2016 03:50 PM - ARRL -- For the fourth consecutive year, the ARRL will be represented at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS). The theme at the May 23-27 event in San Francisco is, "Connecting minds, exchanging ideas." The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society sponsors the conference and hosts meetings of its various technical committees. Dubbed "The World Series of RF," the IMS annually attracts so...

Manus McClafferty EI7EQ SK

May 02, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- Manus Joe McClafferty EI7EQ, famous for his amateur radio contacts with the Mir space station, died on February 19 at the age of 62 after a very brief illness

ICQPODCAST - Operating Portable released

May 02, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX Andy Mace M0MUX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode's feature is Operating Portable

FCC and Dry Tortuga Expedition

May 02, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- This week's Amateur Radio Roundtable show will feature Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, retired FCC Special Counsel for enforcement

DXCC Country/Entity Report

May 02, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th April, through Sunday, 1st May there were 214 countries active

Chelmsford Calling Network

May 02, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Chelmsford Calling Network was created by Jim Salmon 2E0RMI (a.k.a. 'Sunny Jim') and friends

2016 Digital Mode Most Wanted Survey

May 02, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- All digital operators are invited to participate in the '2016 Digital Mode Most Wanted Survey'

IARU Interim Meeting Minutes Released:

May 02, 2016 07:48 AM - eHam.net News -- The minutes from the Interim Meeting of IARU Region 1 are now available on the RSGB Spectrum Forum website. Over the weekend of 16 and 17 April, delegates from Member Societies discussed numerous papers and proposals on HF, VHF/Microwave and EMC matters.

Amateur Radio Newsline Headlines for Ham Nation:

May 02, 2016 07:48 AM - eHam.net News -- Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. May 4, 2016.

FCC and Dry Tortuga Expedition:

May 02, 2016 07:48 AM - eHam.net News -- This week's Amateur Radio Roundtable show
will feature Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH,
retired FCC Special Counsel for
enforcement. Riley will be answering
questions that our viewers have sent in to
the show.

May 01, 2016

Valve QSO Party

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Antique Wireless Association's Valve QSO Party is on the air over the weekend of 7 and 8 May

Tomsk-TPU-120 CubeSat celebrates University anniversary

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Russian Tomsk-TPU-120 CubeSat is different from other CubeSats - it has a handle!

Students to present paper at AMSAT SA Space Symposium

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- Students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology will present a paper at the AMSAT SA Space Symposium on the high frequency beacon transmitter developed to test a three element direction finding array

Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint Contest

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- The 2016 Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint Contest will be held on Saturday 7th May from 10:00 UTC

Scanner silence: Buncombe Sheriff's department encrypts radio traffic for officer safety

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- Civilians all over the country are eavesdropping on law enforcement radio traffic. But the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department is no longer willing to tolerate it

BBC radio cars up for sale

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- Twenty five (25) used ex-BBC local radio cars are being sold on behalf of the BBC

Audio recordings of FO-12 and AO-15 rquested

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- Mathias, DD1US, maintains a homepage. Included is a section called 'Sounds from Space'. More than 1000 recordings of various satellite and space objects have been collected and are available for listening

AIST-2D and SamSat-218 satellites

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- Two Russian satellites AIST-2D and SamSat-218 operating in the Amateur bands were launched on April 28, 2016 at 02:01 UT on a Soyuz 2-1A launch vehicle from the new Vostochny Cosmodrome located in the Amur Oblast

A balloon launch for the WIA AGM

May 01, 2016 08:46 AM - Southgate ARC -- PS-65, a pico party-type balloon is to take to high altitudes, hopefully floating over the South Pacific, and include a greeting message to the Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting and conference on Norfolk Island

ICQ Podcast Episode 210 - Operating Portable

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - ICQ Podcast -- In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie
Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX Andy Mace M0MUX to discuss
the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news
in brief, and this episodes feature is Operating Portable.
New UK Ham Radio Guidance
Easier Ham Radio Authorization for Olympics
Ladyada Awarded Ham Radio License
Ham Radio Commutes and Secures West Bengal
Live Audio on DMR Brandmeister
Romania Hams Get 5 MHz Allocation
50watts for Australian Foundation?

ARI International DX Contest

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, May 7 to 1159Z, May 8

Indiana QSO Party

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1500Z, May 7 to 0300Z, May 8

Microwave Spring Sprint

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0800-1400 local, May 7

FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1700Z-2100Z, May 7

F9AA Cup, PSK

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, May 7 to 1200Z, May 8

10-10 Int. Spring Contest, CW

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0001Z, May 7 to 2359Z, May 8

7th Call Area QSO Party

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z, May 7 to 0700Z, May 8

Delaware QSO Party

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1700Z, May 7 to 2359Z, May 8

New England QSO Party

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 2000Z, May 7 to 0500Z, May 8 and 1300Z-2400Z, May 8

WIA Responds to the Government's Proposals for a New Act:

May 01, 2016 07:48 AM - eHam.net News -- Back in March, the Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, released a consultation paper on legislative proposals for a new radiocommunications act, during his speech at the ACMA's RadComms 2016 Conference in Sydney. The Minister said, "Australia's current framework has been in place since 1992. At the time, it led the world . . . but the communications landscape has now changed dramatically . . . the Government's Spectrum Review -- released in May last year - found that the existing framework is slow, rigid and administratively cumbersome." Senator Fifield went on to explain that "A new Radiocommunications Bill will modernise our regime, and allow industry greater scope to respond quickly in the market to emerging technologies and services."

April 30, 2016

UK 1800 MHz band licence consultation

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - Southgate ARC -- Ofcom is consulting on plans to vary concurrent spectrum access licences for 3.3 MHz of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band

TX Factor GB2RS News Podcast

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - Southgate ARC -- All the very latest Amateur Radio news is now available via the TX Factor GB2RS weekly podcast

Sweden takes action on Robotic lawn mower EMC

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Swedish national amateur radio society, SSA, report during the autumn the Electrical Safety Board conducted measurements of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) on four different makes of robot lawn mower: Husqvarna, Gardena, Meec and Landroid

Make a Radio at Hall Street, Chelmsford

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - Southgate ARC -- Ed G8FAX is involved with a project to help youngsters build a simple AM receiver, as part of the Marconi exhibition at Hall Street in Chelmsford

ARISS contact planned for Ashfield Primary School, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - Southgate ARC -- An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Timothy Peake KG5BVI with participants at Ashfield Primary School, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The event is scheduled for Thursday 5 May

Workshop on Arduino/micro-controllers in May, in Portugal

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano will give an workshop on Arduino/micro-controllers in May, on the 14th and the 21st from 9am to 6pm

FCC invites comments on petition to eliminate 15 dB gain limit on amateur amplifiers

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - Southgate ARC -- The FCC has put on public notice and invited comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11767), filed on behalf of an amateur amplifier distributor, which seeks to revise the Amateur Service rules regarding maximum permissible amplifier gain

Emergency Responders Bring Communications Equipment Together in Drill:

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - eHam.net News -- Emergency responders and law enforcement from across Las Vegas valley got together Thursday with their mobile command units and their communication equipment that is necessary during major events, emergencies, or crises. The Metro-sponsored event was part of an annual communications drill held at the Las Vegas Speedway. "The equipment that is so vital to making sure there is communication between the front line firefighter, police officer, medic, way back to the command center to make sure we can provide services to the community," said Metro Deputy Chief Gary Scofield. Amateur radio volunteers and even members of the National Guard participated. "Cell towers may go out and there would be no communication other than this type of communication that we do, and this communication is kind of an old style. It still works, even when the lines are down," said amateur radio volunteer Gerry Earl.

Ham Radio Event at Dresden School:

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - eHam.net News -- DRESDEN - The Dresden Elementary Amateur Radio Station Club will have a live ham radio event at 2:30 p.m. May 17 at the elementary school.

Hey Ed, How Can We Make the Storm Spotter Training Better?

April 30, 2016 07:45 AM - eHam.net News -- This is a little late in coming, but a big "thank you" is due to everyone who took the time to come to the second KTVQ Storm Spotter Training Session last Thursday, April 21, 2016. We hope you walked away with new knowledge and information that you can use. Special thanks to Tom Frieders from the Billings National Weather Service Office for condensing his Storm Spotter Training course to meet our needs. Tom's presentation gave great information about how severe storms form, and how to identify them. Tom also discussed safety precautions, and how to report storms when you spot them. We started the evening with Ron Glass, who shared information about amateur radio and how ham operators help out emergency managers when natural and man made disasters occur. We had a great turnout of amateur radio enthusiasts to support him.

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #18 de K7RA:

April 30, 2016 04:44 AM - eHam.net News -- At 0121 UTC on April 29 the Australian Space Forecast Centre
released a geomagnetic disturbance warning for April 30 and May 1.
Increased geomagnetic activity is predicted due to high speed solar
wind coming from a coronal hole. There is a chance of minor storm
levels.

Pirate Radio -- Surprising Challenge:

April 30, 2016 04:44 AM - eHam.net News -- Interesting article on the challenges posed by pirate radio stations.

April 29, 2016

Digital Mode Operators Invited to Take Part in 2016 Most Wanted DXCC Entities Survey

April 29, 2016 02:47 PM - ARRL -- Digital mode operators are invited to participate in the 2016 Digital Mode Most Wanted Survey. Previously known as the "RTTY Most Needed DXCC Entities Survey," the name has been changed to reflect current trends and to be more in line with the Digital DXCC award. Several entities at the top of the last list, compiled in 2011, have been active recently. More than 350 digital mode operators took ...

The K7RA Solar Update

April 29, 2016 01:50 PM - ARRL -- At 0121 UTC on April 29 the Australian Space Forecast Centre released a geomagnetic disturbance warning for April 30 and May 1. Increased geomagnetic activity is predicted due to high speed solar wind coming from a coronal hole. There is a chance of minor storm levels.Over the past reporting week (April 21-27), average daily sunspot numbers rose from 40 to 43.3, and average daily solar flux dec...

UK Advanced exams now 'on demand'

April 29, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- The RSGB has announced that as of May 1 Advanced amateur radio exams can be requested 'on demand' provided notice of one calendar month is given

UBSEDS15 launches from Bristol Saturday

April 29, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- In March, the 434 MHz/APRS balloon UBSEDS14 flew around the northern hemisphere. On Saturday, April 30 a new balloon UBSEDS15 will be launched by University of Bristol Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

MacLoggerDX Version 6.02 released

April 29, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.02 of MacLoggerDX has been released

Jim Bacon G3YLA Talk May 12

April 29, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- TV weather forecaster Jim Bacon G3YLA is giving a talk 'Sporadic-E - has it started yet?' to the Leiston Amateur Radio Club, visitors welcome

Derby High School ARISS contact in the media

April 29, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- The amateur radio contact between Derby High School GB1DHS in Bury and Tim Peake GB1SS on the International Space Station took place on Monday, April 25 generated plenty of media coverage

ARISS school contact webcast

April 29, 2016 09:47 AM - Southgate ARC -- This ARISS contact for Istituto Comprensivo Statale 'Diego Valeri', Campolongo Maggiore, Italy, set for Friday April 29, 2016 at 08:34 UTC, will be webcast

Middletown School Set to Chat with International Space Station on May 6th:

April 29, 2016 07:46 AM - eHam.net News -- On Wednesday, leaders of the global space communications consortium, Amateur Radio aboard the International Space Station , confirmed that Rhode Island's first ever space-to-school chat has been scheduled for Friday May 6 as the ISS begins a noon-hour pass near Rhode Island. While access to the school will be limited due to space constraints, the general public is invited to enjoy the event via a large projection screen -- courtesy of newportFILM -- at the nearby St Lucy's Catholic Faith Community, 909 West Main Rd, Middletown. The formal pre-chat event starts at 11:55AM and will also be live streamed to other audiences via Livestream.com. Seating is limited and the public should obtain no-cost tickets via EventBrite using keywords "RI Space Chat."

What the Digital Age Owes to the Inventor of Morse Code:

April 29, 2016 07:46 AM - eHam.net News -- Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791, but his influence extends to this day The telegraph has become the epitome of an obsolete technology. The last telegram was sent two years ago, and Morse code blinked out a few years before that. But in terms of influence, Samuel Finley Breese Morse -- born on this day, April 27, in 1791 -- is anything but obsolete.

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009, April 29, 2016:

April 29, 2016 07:46 AM - eHam.net News -- The following is a QST. Hams in the UK put patriotism on the air for St. George's Day. Australian licensees could be getting more power. Romania joins other nations on 60 meters. And some breaking news about the longtime home of Dayton Hamvention. All this and more in Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009 coming your way right now.

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #18:

April 29, 2016 05:47 AM - eHam.net News -- This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB6Z, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites. Thanks to all.

Young Ham Wins First-Place Science Fair Trophy with Mag Loop Antenna Entry:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- A 10-year-old ARRL member from Snoqualmie, Washington, took first place
in his grade and division for a
magnetic loop antenna project he entered into the Washington State
Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF).

Amateur Radio Newsline YHOTY Award Nomination:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- We would like to remind everyone that there's still time to nominate candidates for the 2016 Bill Pasternak Young Ham of the Year Award. This honor recognizes licensed amateurs who are no older than 19 and living in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada, and who have made significant contributions to ham radio and their community. To download an application form, visit our website, www.arnewsline.org, and click on the tab for "Y-H-O-T-Y."

This Week in Radiosport:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- This Week in Radiosport:

Sign Up Now to Discover the HF Experience at Hamvention's ARRL EXPO!

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- A new feature of ARRL EXPO at Dayton
Hamvention, May 20-22, 2016, will be
"Discover the HF Experience" -- an exhibit and
initiative for new operators and for those lacking experience with ham
radio on HF. Comparable HF operating positions will be available, along
with mentoring on how to make an HF contact.

ARRL, ARISS Representatives Attend USA Science and Engineering Festival:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- The ARRL and Amateur Radio were well represented April 15-17 at the 4th
Biennial 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. Scientists,
engineers, educators, and students attended the premier science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) event, where major
academic learning centers and research institutes joined forces with
corporate partners and government agencies to bring the excitement of
leading-edge learning, fun, and discovery to communities.

FCC Invites Comments on Petition to Eliminate 15 dB Gain Limit on Amateur A

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- The FCC has put on public notice and invited comments on a Petition for
Rule Making (RM-11767), filed on
behalf of an amateur amplifier distributor, which seeks to revise the
Amateur Service rules regarding maximum permissible amplifier gain.

Frustrated Funding, Breached Secrecy Foiled North Korea DXpedition:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- A co-leader of the recent VP8STI/VP8SGI Intrepid-DX Group DXpedition, this week said "a surprising
lack of support and lack of funding from some of the world's paramount
DX foundations" thwarted his group's plans to mount a DXpedition to
North Korea.

National Parks On the Air Update:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- This past weekend marked the end of National Parks Week. NPOTA Activators helped bring visibility to the
parks with one of the most active NPOTA weekends yet. There are now
nearly 295,000 QSOs in Logbook of the World for National Parks on the
Air -- an amazing total.

Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Communications Test Set for May 14:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- The Armed Forces Day Military/Amateur Radio Cross-Band Communications
Test, sponsored by the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, will
take place on Saturday, May 14. The event gets under way at 1200 UTC,
with activity continuing throughout the day. Some military stations may
not operate for the entire period.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- "Does CW Really Get Through When Nothing Else Can?" is the topic of the
current episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen and find out!

Severe Weather Prompts SKYWARN Activations in Oklahoma:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- Radio amateurs across Oklahoma reported in on April 26 after SKYWARN nets activated in response to severe weather
traversing the Sooner State, Oklahoma Section Manager Lloyd Colston,
KC5FM, said. Thunderstorms, accompanied in some places by hail, raked
the state.

Radio Amateurs Support Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay:

April 29, 2016 04:46 AM - eHam.net News -- Hundreds of Amateur Radio operators, most from California, Nevada, and
Arizona, turned out March 19-20 to support communication for the 2016
Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay (B2V).

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