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• Ham Talk Live #78 -- Changes at WWV

Added at 2017-08-22 19:45:49

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



This week on Ham Talk Live!, WWV Chief
Engineer Matt Deutch, N0RGT joins us to tell
us about some of the latest changes happening
at WWV! So if you have the time, listen in
about the station that's all time... all the
time! That's at 9 PM Eastern time on Thursday
night at hamtalklive.com.



• Broadcasters Facing Obstacles to Meet EAS Deadline

Added at 2017-08-22 18:32:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



New required information and a change in system causing problems ahead of Monday deadline



• Service Monitors Repurposed as Wideband Receivers

Added at 2017-08-22 18:12:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



IFR FM/AM 500-A is a great buy for the frequency-agile user



• O’Rielly Elaborates on Upcoming FCC Agenda

Added at 2017-08-22 17:45:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Commissioner insists that media ownership rules must change



• NABEF Hosting Sixth Annual Congressional Golf Classic

Added at 2017-08-22 17:45:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Tee time is at 11 a.m. on Oct. 2



• WinMedia Moves to New Headquarters

Added at 2017-08-22 17:01:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Relocates to larger offices in La Ciotat, France



• Hurricane Watch Net Still Eyeing Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Harvey

Added at 2017-08-22 15:52:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said today the net is not letting down its guard with respect to Tropical Cyclone Harvey, the remnants of which remain in the Gulf of Mexico. “As we begin to move into the heart of Hurricane Season, Mother Nature looks as though she doesn’t want to disappoint!,” Graves said. “The Hurricane Watch Net continues to monitor the remnants of Har...



• IBC Sneak Peek: Tieline Releases New Genie and Merlin Firmware

Added at 2017-08-22 14:47:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Includes full command and control via HTML5



• EclipseMob’s August 21 experiment

Added at 2017-08-22 12:03:30

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: The Washington Post) On Aug. 21, as the moon passes in front of the sun and casts a shadow across the United States, millions are expected to gaze at the totality. Meanwhile, a smaller crowd will be glued to 150 custom-made radio receivers set up across the country. The project, called EclipseMob, is the largest experiment of its kind in […]



• Prague Spring: Radio Prague seeks listener memories

Added at 2017-08-22 11:21:09

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who notes that Radio Prague is asking listeners to share memories of the 1968 Soviet invasion: (Source: Radio Prague) August 1968 – share your memories August 21, 1968 – a turning point in this country’s history. The invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact soldiers crushed hopes of […]



• BBC World Service launches first of 12 new language services

Added at 2017-08-22 11:06:04

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: BBC Media Centre) The BBC World Service today launched the first new language service in its biggest expansion since the 1940s. A digital Pidgin service for West Africa is being launched today. It will shortly be followed by new online services in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya, aimed at Ethiopia, Eritrea and diaspora audiences […]



• WorldDAB at IBC2017

Added at 2017-08-22 09:07:44

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A DAB radio will be given away each day - you need to visit the WorldDAB stand



• SARL HF CW Contest next Sunday

Added at 2017-08-22 09:07:44

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The last of the three SARL HF Contests, the HF CW Contest, will be on the air next Sunday, 27 August, from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with CW activity on 20, 40 and 80 metres



• Counties Contest

Added at 2017-08-22 09:07:44

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The IRTS 2 metres Counties Contest, in which EI and GI counties are multipliers, takes place on Sunday next, 27th August from 2pm to 4pm local time



• Biggest Exam 2017 in Bangladesh

Added at 2017-08-22 09:07:44

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Amateur Radio Exam 2017 successfully completed by BTRC Spectrum Division on 19 August 2017, more then 250 candidates participated in this exam



• Emergency call via GB3WR - M6MGE and G6ASK

Added at 2017-08-22 09:07:44

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Mike M6MGE unexpectedly had to handle a 999 (equiv 911) emergency call from John G6ASK via the repeater GB3WR



• Ham Radio Basics--Part 1 Digital Mode FT-8 with light bulb antenna 750 miles!

Added at 2017-08-22 09:07:44

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A lightbulb dipole? YES



• WFMU Asks Listeners to Donate, Vote for Billboard

Added at 2017-08-22 00:22:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Innovative campaign hopes to turn commuters into listeners



• Celebrating Ham Radio

Added at 2017-08-22 00:07:18

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



CHENNAI: Observing International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), three ham radio operators from Chennai are operating radios from the lighthouse in Mahabalipuram. The lighthouse lightship weekend is usually observed every third week of August. Ham radio or amateur radio involves use of radio frequencies for non-commercial or emergency exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, and as a hobby among others. More than 2000 operators across the world will operate ham radios in the lighthouses nearest to them. Over the weekend, Three people in Chennai and one from Goa will be talking to 300 people across 50 different countries including those in Europe, Australia and US using ham radios.



• How Does the Solar Eclipse Affect Ham Radios?

Added at 2017-08-22 00:06:28

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Many ham radio operators are excited for the upcoming solar eclipse. "This is my first chance of being a part of a total solar eclipse," ham operator Ben Lowe said The upcoming eclipse is something he's been dreaming about for a while. His father used to share stories with him about how amazing they are. "He told me about seeing that last eclipse 99 years ago, so he would have been five years old at the time," Lowe explained. Now that he's an adult, he will be paying close attention to it. "This solar eclipse is providing a unique opportunity for the hams to measure the effects of the eclipse on the ionosphere propagation," Lowe said. Lowe said ham radios reflect their signals off the ionosphere. "And of course that is charged up by the sun, when the sun goes away during the two and a half minutes of the eclipse they are anticipating not having that much reflection or propagation," Lowe explained.



• Jacobs Previews NAB's Dashboard "Audit"

Added at 2017-08-21 21:26:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



"The competitive landscape is changing and the 'table stakes' are higher"



• IBC Sneak Peek: AETA Shows ScoopTeam

Added at 2017-08-21 21:22:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Designed for live radio sports reporting



• Public Radio Study Cautions Against Stereotyping Millennials

Added at 2017-08-21 21:02:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



But still shares relevant insights for pubmedia stations who want to create a strategy



• Commissioner O’Rielly Decries Previous FCC Administration’s ‘Know-it-all-ism’

Added at 2017-08-21 20:10:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Commissioner was speaking on how future technology can help contribute to the American Dream



• Progressive Concepts Named U.S. Master Distributor for D&R

Added at 2017-08-21 19:11:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Broadcast equipment supplier Progressive Concepts has signed
an agreement with Dutch company D&R Broadcast Mixing Consoles to become D..



• Get With the Program: A Chat With Doug Vernier

Added at 2017-08-21 17:58:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



How can you maximize prediction methods and determine where your signal goes?



• IBC Sneak Peek: Comrex Introduces Portable IP Codec

Added at 2017-08-21 16:44:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Access NX features touchscreen



• AMSAT Reports RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Completes P-POD Integration

Added at 2017-08-21 11:57:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



AMSAT Vice President Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, on August 15 delivered RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat, built in partnership with Vanderbilt University to Cal Poly University. RadFsSat/Fox-1B was successfully integrated into the P-POD CubeSat deployment container on August 16 along with its pod-mates, Makersat-0 and EagleSat.Launch qualification vibration testing of the integrated P-POD was comp...



• DXCC Country/Entity Report

Added at 2017-08-21 09:08:16

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th August, through Sunday, 20th August there were 207 countries active



• Celebrating Ham Radio

Added at 2017-08-21 09:08:16

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Three amateur radio operators from Chennai operated radios from the lighthouse in Mahabalipuram for International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW)



• RAC Canada 150 Award Operations update

Added at 2017-08-21 09:08:16

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



RAC Stations Schedule (as of August 20, 2017)



• Journalist Nick Clooney to MC National VOA Museum of Broadcasting Gala Sept. 23

Added at 2017-08-21 09:08:16

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Nick Clooney, a journalist, anchorman and television host with a career that has spanned 50 years, will act as master of ceremonies Sept. 23 for the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting’s fundraising gala



• 9M60 Malaysian Special Event

Added at 2017-08-21 09:08:16

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia's independence (August 31, 1957), look for the following special event stations to be using the special prefix 9M60. Activity started on August 15th and will end on August 31st



• NASA television coverage of today's solar eclipse

Added at 2017-08-21 09:08:16

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Today, Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour



• ICQPODCAST - FT8 and Essex Hams

Added at 2017-08-21 09:08:16

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In this episode, Martin M1MRB/W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news. This episode’s feature is Essex Hams and FT8



• 26.08.2017-28.08.2017 DS2GOO/4

Added at 2017-08-21 09:07:35

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 26.08.2017-28.08.2017
DXCC: HL
Callsign: DS2GOO/4

Pogil Island (AS-085, KDN H32) by Han, DS2GOO.



• 15.08.2017-31.08.2017 9M60MS,9M60MW

Added at 2017-08-21 09:07:35

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 15.08.2017-31.08.2017
DXCC: 9M6
Callsign: 9M60MS
9M60MW

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia's independence look for the following special event stations to be using the special prefix 9M60.



• 21.08.2017-29.08.2017 9M29SEAKL

Added at 2017-08-21 09:07:35

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 21.08.2017-29.08.2017
DXCC: 9M2
Callsign: 9M29SEAKL

Hams from Malaysia currently active from Kuala Lumpur with special call in celebration of 29th Sea Games.



• 15.08.2017-31.08.2017 9M60MA,9M60MQ,9M60MD,9M60MR,9M60MJ,9M60MK,9M60MT,9M60MM,9M60MP,9M60MY

Added at 2017-08-21 09:07:35

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 15.08.2017-31.08.2017
DXCC: 9M2
Callsign: 9M60MA
9M60MQ
9M60MD
9M60MR
9M60MJ
9M60MK
9M60MT
9M60MM
9M60MP
9M60MY

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia's independence look for the following special event stations to be using the special prefix 9M60.



• 26.08.2017-17.09.2017 XV9WJR

Added at 2017-08-21 09:07:35

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 26.08.2017-17.09.2017
DXCC: 3W
Callsign: XV9WJR

William "BJ", WA7WJR.



• Researchers to Conduct Unique Study with Ham Radios During Solar Eclipse

Added at 2017-08-21 00:01:09

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



CHICAGO (WLS) -- Monday's total eclipse will be a historic even that will stretch from coast to coast, but some Chicago researchers are using the event to do some unique research. During the two minutes and 40 seconds of totality, the sun's outer layer will be visible and can be looked at with the naked eye. At the University of Chicago, Professor emeritus Jonathan Rosner is working with a nationwide network of ham radio operators during the eclipse. "To study the differences in radio propagation during the eclipse, and this happens not only during the path of totality but several hundreds of miles to one side or the either of it," Rosner said.



• Eclipse Gives Radio Enthusiast Research Opportunity

Added at 2017-08-21 00:00:34

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Like many people, Mike Naruta will be outside Monday afternoon safely watching the solar eclipse. "I'll be out there with my grandchildren," said the Port Huron Township resident. But he also will be listening to the eclipse. The long-time amateur radio enthusiast and electronics engineer will be one of many ham operators participating in an experiment to determine the solar eclipse's effect on the Earth's ionosphere. He will be monitoring radio transmissions from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Fort Collins, Colorado. "They have transmitters there, and they send out a standard time signal on a standard frequency," he said. The Earth's ionosphere reflects the signal but "when the moon passes over the Earth, it interrupts the photons from the sun, solar radiation, plus it interrupts the solar wind," Naruta said. "The wind is a stream of particles that's always coming out of the sun." He and others expect the interruption will cause a disturbance that will be detected by ham radio operators. "There are going to be stations all over the planet monitoring the strength and the frequency of those standard transmitters," he said. NASA and other agencies will have telescopes and other instruments pointed at the Sun during the duration of the eclipse, "but this is outside of NASA," Naruta said. "This is amateur scientists."



• Seize the Day: Hobbyists Become Citizen Scientists for Solar Eclipse

Added at 2017-08-21 00:00:26

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Professional scientists around the world are seizing the precious few minutes of a total solar eclipse to make important measurements. But citizen scientists are equally excited about the research and education opportunities this less than once-in-a-blue-moon event affords. Meanwhile, in Huron County, west of Toronto, retired microbiologist Jeff Wilson has been putting the final touches on his DIY radio setup. He's one of the hundreds of amateur or "ham" radio enthusiasts submitting data to a study of eclipse-related atmospheric changes based at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The sun's radiation concentrates electrons in the upper atmosphere, which affects how radio waves travel. Scientists know that's why different radio frequencies are accessible at different times of day, but there's still a lot to learn. With the sun 70 per cent blocked by Ontario's partial eclipse, Wilson might be able to pick up signals he normally gets only around sunset or sunrise. All day, he'll be putting out his call sign -- the Morse code equivalent of "Hey, is anybody there?" -- on a frequency just above AM radio.



• Amateur Radio Seeks to Help the Public During Eclipse

Added at 2017-08-21 00:00:18

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Monday's total solar eclipse is expected to be the largest mass migration in U.S. history, and with so many people expected to pour into small towns like Weiser, it's going to put a major strain on cell towers. Emergency responders are getting creative when it comes to emergency alerts. "There is this misconception on the part of the public that radio isn't necessary because we have cell phones. Cell phones don't work all the time," said Bill Ward with the Latah County Radio Auxiliary team. Ward has had an interest in radio for quite some time so joining an amateur radio team was a no brainer. He said part of the draw is being able to help out the public in times of emergency. "By definition getting a few thousand people in Southern Idaho that don't normally live here is kind of an emergency," explained Ward. Ward said what will likely happen is that everyone is going to get their cell phones out to send text messages to their friends, make phone calls, and surf the web, but Ward said that's where the problem lies. "The cell service is going to crash," said Ward. That's where amateur radio comes in.



• Volunteers Spread Rich History of Comms and Radio in Gladstone

Added at 2017-08-20 18:45:59

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



GLADSTONE locals are teaching others about the history of radio and communications in the area. Volunteer tour guide Zahra Lawson, 16, has been showing off radio technology to curious tourists aboard HMAS Gladstone for more than a month. "I'm a big lover of the navy," Miss Lawson said. "I enjoy telling people about how things work and how things went." An aspiring navy recruit, she plans to take a year off after high school before heading to Recruit School aboard HMAS Cerberus to study a communications course. After finishing school, Miss Lawson plans to save up some money before making the big move down to Victoria. On the other end of the generation scale, Gladstone Amateur Radio Club member and long-time ham radio hobbyist has been on the air waves for more than 50 years.



• Ham Club to Experiment With Eclipse

Added at 2017-08-20 18:45:25

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The coming eclipse means many things to many people. For members of the local ham radio club, it's an opportunity to experiment. John Nell says they have never had a chance to see what their equipment will do during a total solar eclipse. Nell tells The Big Z members of the Lewis and Clark Radio Club will set up and operate a Special Event amateur radio station in the park and attempt contact with other ham radio operators across the country during the eclipse.



• Today: National Radio Day

Added at 2017-08-20 16:19:19

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tom Ally, who notes that today is National Radio Day: (Source: National Radio Day) About National Radio Day is a time to honor one of the most longstanding electronic media and its role in our everyday lives. Radio delivers information, news, entertainment and company to millions of Americans every […]



• Solar Eclipse 2017: In the path of totality

Added at 2017-08-20 13:18:33

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Tomorrow, we will be experiencing a total solar eclipse here in the mountains of western North Carolina. Instead of enjoying the eclipse at home, I will be volunteering as a docent at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman, North Carolina. Post readers might recall PARI as it was the location of our 2015 PARI […]



• The Voyager twins: weak signals and discovery from the depths of space

Added at 2017-08-20 11:18:54

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Yesterday, while listening to the BBC World Service, I heard this fascinating documentary focusing on the Voyager I and II spacecraft. It absolutely blows my mind that both of these spacecraft have been operating for 40 years and continue to send signals back to Earth. Talk about weak signal DX! Note that you will have […]



• Trans World Radio’s “message of hope to the people of North Korea”

Added at 2017-08-20 11:01:38

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: News & Observer) CARY–Even as tensions increase between North Korea and the United States (and between North Korea and the rest of the world), the Cary-based group Trans World Radio is broadcasting daily messages of hope to the people there. TWR president and chief executive officer Lauren Libby says the group started increasing its […]



• Video: Rampisham Towers Demolition

Added at 2017-08-20 10:53:06

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: YouTube via Wooferton UK Youtube channel & Mike Barraclough) Click here to view on YouTube.



• September 10: PCJ Radio International special

Added at 2017-08-20 10:44:40

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: PCJ Press Release) On September 10, 2017 PCJ Radio International will present a special Happy Station Show on frequencies outside our normal schedule. This special edition is our way to say thanks to all those so far who have been assisting us in our continuing work to preserve programs that were produced by Radio […]



• Ham radio: A fun hobby with a purpose

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Plenty of people attending Hamfest 2017 at the Painted Hand Casino had talked to George Williams before, but they might know him by another name. He would be better known by his call sign VE5GTW, or “Great Tasting Whiskey.”



• Ham experts sniff out illegal radio sets in Darjeeling

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Amateur radio experts, engaged by security agencies to monitor cross-border radio chatter in the Darjeeling Hills region, have helped in the detection of at least 4 transceivers operating in the Hills illegally



• FlexRadio update - SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success!

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The results are in and SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success! We excited to see that a significant percentage of customers have already upgraded to the new version in less than a month. The release has been one of our most successful yet, despite being one of the biggest



• Broadband terminated dipole for ALE

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The topic of this week's video is automatic link establishment or ALE. This time I'm presenting an ALE compatible Broadband terminated dipole antenna



• Three methods of transmitting WSPR reviewed at QSO365

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Keith, G6NHU reviews three popular methods of transmitting WSPR on his blog



• SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The second of the three SARL HF Contests, the HF Digital Contest, is on the air this afternoon, 20 August, from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with PSK31 and RTTY activity on 20, 40 and 80 metres



• Canada proposes to add 5 MHz and to keep five existing domestic channels

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Government of Canada has just released a consultation document to implement the changes from World Radio Conference 2015 (WRC-15) including 60 metres. Note that these are in addition to continuing the domestic allocation of five channels congruent with the United States



• Emergency and Weather Net activated

Added at 2017-08-20 09:08:57

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The ARRL report the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) activated this week on 3.815 MHz for Tropical Storm Harvey, located in the Eastern Caribbean



• 25.08.2017-29.08.2017 ZA/IZ7GXB

Added at 2017-08-20 01:07:47

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 25.08.2017-29.08.2017
DXCC: ZA
Callsign: ZA/IZ7GXB

Costa, IZ7GXB.
https://balkanstour-iz7gxb.jimdo.com



• 21.08.2017-25.08.2017 Z38/IZ7GXB

Added at 2017-08-20 01:07:47

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 21.08.2017-25.08.2017
DXCC: Z3
Callsign: Z38/IZ7GXB

Costa, IZ7GXB.
https://balkanstour-iz7gxb.jimdo.com



• 27.08.2017-02.09.2017

Added at 2017-08-20 01:07:47

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.08.2017-02.09.2017
DXCC: YJ
Callsign:
Efate Island (OC-035) by Bert, CX3AN.



• 22.08.2017-24.08.2017 V73/WW6RG

Added at 2017-08-20 01:07:47

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 22.08.2017-24.08.2017
DXCC: V7
Callsign: V73/WW6RG

Randy, WW6RG.



• 27.08.2017-08.09.2017 E51DLD

Added at 2017-08-20 01:07:47

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.08.2017-08.09.2017
DXCC: E5/SC
Callsign: E51DLD

Rarotonga Island (OC-013) by Doug, W6HB.



• 27.08.2017-02.09.2017 9A/GW4UWD/P

Added at 2017-08-20 01:07:47

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.08.2017-02.09.2017
DXCC: 9A
Callsign: 9A/GW4UWD/P

Zlarin Island (EU-170) by Peter, GW4UWD.



• Haywood Co. Ham Radio Signal Improved, Antenna Relocated to Stanton

Added at 2017-08-20 00:48:39

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



STANTON, Tenn. -- Residents of Haywood County can rest easy now that ham radio signals are being improved. Three years ago when the local ham radio operators' original tower went down in Brownsville, the service became spotty. One of the aldermen in Stanton had the idea of bringing the old antenna from that tower and placing it on the Stanton water tower.



• Eclipse Will Make Skies Dark. Why are People Planning for Disaster?

Added at 2017-08-20 00:48:26

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



They've dealt with wildfires, hurricanes, mass shootings and warnings of potential earthquakes rumbling beneath their feet, but many first responders and emergency managers say preparing for the coming solar eclipse is unlike any challenge they've faced. While the skies will go black for only a few minutes Monday, local governments around the country have spent years preparing for the astronomical spectacle on a disaster-level scale. Medical centers have lined up extra ambulances and hospital beds. Emergency call centers have beefed up 911 staffing. And first responders are prepared to lean on ham radio operators or pay phones (the ones that still exist) in case their calls can't power through the onslaught of celestial selfies jamming cellphone towers. Emergency planners know the sky is going dark, not falling. But unlike preparing for an Inauguration Day crowd or natural disaster, the eclipse isn't confined to a particular location. Rather, millions of eclipse enthusiasts traveling this weekend are expected to strain roads, communications and public safety resources simultaneously across multiple states as they flood the 70-mile-wide strip that will experience total darkness coast-to-coast.



• Ham radio: A Fun Hobby with a Purpose

Added at 2017-08-20 00:46:27

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Plenty of people attending Hamfest 2017 at the Painted Hand Casino had talked to George Williams before, but they might know him by another name. He would be better known by his call sign VE5GTW, or "Great Tasting Whiskey.""In ham we always put a strange tag on it. Victor echo five golf tango whiskey are the legal phonetics, but they call me Great Tasting Whiskey which is also GTW. I picked up that nickname long before I had the actual call sign." Saskatchewan Hamfest 2017, in Yorkton for the first time hosted by the Parkland Amateur Radio Club, was the annual gathering of ham operators spread across the province to have a chance to meet in person. While Williams notes that they talk on the radio all the time, they don't see each other very often. "It gives you a face to relate to, to me that's important." The other goal is to get more people into the hobby. One of the ways to do that is the flea market component of the fest, and the old equipment from many ham operators is put up for sale. Williams got his start with a used radio he bought at a flea market.



• How Can Ham Radio Keep You Updated During the Total Eclipse?

Added at 2017-08-19 19:04:14

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- If you have ever been at crowded festival or party, you might have noticed the quality of your cell phone reception gets slower when more people are around. So imagine what could happen next week when a million visitors come to the Midlands to check out the eclipse. Thankfully, the state's Emergency Management Division has plan to make sure you will still be able to reach emergency personnel on Monday. SCEMD said they will have volunteers and staff members ready to go on Monday morning. "Just in case something happens, maybe cell activity with people on cell phones, so many will be using them it may cut some things out and we may be using them and there may be some emergency. We don't know but we're here, sitting ready in case there is need," said longtime volunteer Ken Mooneyham.



• Special Event Station, W0W

Added at 2017-08-19 18:58:35

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Special Event Station, W0W, will be active November 10 - 12, 2017, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of America's First Vietnam Veteran Memorial which was erected December, 1967, in Wentzville, MO. Primary operators are Wade Grimes, K0MHP and Larry Scantlan, KE0KZ.



• Dave reviews the Icom IC-R8600

Added at 2017-08-19 17:52:12

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO) who writes: Just FYI. My Icom IC-R8600 “Wide Band” Receiver Review is now available. Mind you this is subject to more updates than usual at least for awhile. For any questions, yes please send them along. http://webpages.charter.net/n9ewo2/icr8600.html “The excellent ICOM IC-R8600 “Wide Band” SDR communications receiver. […]



• Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net was Activated for Tropical Storm Harvey

Added at 2017-08-19 10:01:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) activated this week on 3.815 MHz for Tropical Storm Harvey, located in the Eastern Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is advising interests in the Caribbean Sea and adjacent land areas of eastern Central America and northern South America to monitor the storm’s progress.“The storm has gone over Barbados,” an August 18 post from...



• Canada Proposes Implementing a 60-Meter Band While Retaining Discrete Channels

Added at 2017-08-19 09:56:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



An Industry Canada (IC) regulatory consultation (proceeding) aimed at implementing the changes from the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) could lead to the allocation of a 60-meter band in Canada in addition to the five discrete channels that are congruent with those in the US. IC is seeking comments on this and other revisions that take WRC-15 into account. “The consultation is...



• An HF beacon system that fits in your pocket!

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The WSPRlite portable HF beacon/antenna testing system has been enhanced with the the release of 'WSPRlite-to-go'.



• Digital sign of the times

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The move towards the use of digital modes for entry level licences is being considered in at least three major countries as a means of making Amateur Radio more relevant and attractive



• Ofcom - When ding dongs go wrong

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



When Wendy Macbean discovered customers at her gym in Londonderry were unable to lock or unlock their car doors she called Ofcom



• Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 115

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



How does PSK or Phase Shift Keying actually work?



• Diversity in amateur radio

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF, said when he first attended an amateur radio meeting "No one spoke to me"



• Suzan PD3SZN established ARDF record at YOTA 2017

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Netherlands amateur radio society VERON reports Suzan PD3SZN established a record for the fastest time among women in the ARDF competition at YOTA 2017 in Gilwell Park



• MacLoggerDX Version 6.13 released

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.13 of MacLoggerDX has been released



• Eclipse Day: Ham radio communication resources to be available

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse



• Revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21

Added at 2017-08-19 08:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21. Both the new FCC and NCVEC forms ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony in any state or federal court. This conforms with FCC requirements to evaluate an applicant's qualifications to hold any FCC-issued license



• DU1/KE0BRZ Palawan Island OC-128

Added at 2017-08-19 06:15:00

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Dale KE0BRZ announcement: “I will be operating as DU1/KE0BRZ from Aug 18-22, 2017 on IOTAOC-218, Palawan. Operations will be holiday style on 20M/SSB as a QRP station.” QSL via home call direct, LOTW, eQSL



• Livingston Emergency Preparedness Office Starts Ham Radio Group

Added at 2017-08-19 02:18:11

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



LIVINGSTON -- Mark Harrell, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Livingston Parish, has initiated the Amateur Radio Club, a group that will devote its time to ham radio operations. Harrell envisions the new club serving the community in various ways. Harrell said the group held its first meeting July 20 in a meeting room in his suite of offices at the Parish Council Building and that 21 potential amateur radio operators were present. "The first thing we learned was that we had had to find another place to meet because the room wasn't big enough to hold us all. Besides, each person there promised to bring a new member to the next time we meet, so this thing is really taking off," Harrell said. Amateur radio operators, commonly referred to as ham operators, acquire a knowledge of radio technology and operating principles. Operators send messages worldwide on frequencies not utilized by commercial radio.



• Ham Operators to Station, Aid Emergency Response During Total Solar Eclipse

Added at 2017-08-19 02:17:37

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -- There will be added voices over the air waves, aiding emergency response over the Total Solar Eclipse weekend and also on Monday, August 21, for the actual event itself. Amateur 'ham radio' operators will station in places along the Total Solar Eclipse path of totality across the state from Greenville to Columbia and Charleston. These are volunteers who will communicate with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) at headquarters, should cell reception go down from the influx of crowds potentially jamming cell signal. The 'boots of the ground' will be relaying any emergencies or issues to radio communicators at SCEMD headquarters, who would then send that traffic out to others. Ham bands will be at individual county emergency operations centers, and at hospitals, among other places. They will be on standby to station at emergency shelters for the American Red Cross, should events happen that call for shelters to open.



• Delaware Ham Radio Operators Support Statewide Weather Emergency Exercise

Added at 2017-08-19 02:14:36

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Amateur radio operators, or "hams," throughout Delaware spent Aug. 12 providing back-up communications for the Delaware State Full Scale Emergency Exercise. This drill was sponsored by the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and simulated a Category-3 hurricane, which brought damage and flooding across the peninsula. More than 75 amateurs volunteered their time and specialized radio equipment to participate in the event. Hams were stationed at state and county emergency operations centers in the three Delaware counties and at special locations established to provide meals and disaster support to simulated storm victims. In addition to conventional stations in New Castle, Wilmington, Smyrna, Georgetown, Lewes, Dover and Seaford, temporary stations were set up in Newark, Saint Georges and Milford.



• Saanich Radio Tower Approved Over Neighbors Opposition

Added at 2017-08-19 02:13:24

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



When Brian Summers gets on his amateur radio, he's not looking to strike up a conversation with people a world away. The Saanich resident uses his amateur radio to track the sun's affect on radio signals. "I'm very interested in how radio propagation, which is how signals go from point to another, will change throughout a 24-hour period," he said. "It changes through the year, through the season, through the 11-year sunspot cycle, because the sun has such a tremendous effect on what we do here on Earth, not only with radio but with other things as well." While a lot of time and effort goes into Summers' hobby, the real work may have been just getting the approval for the antenna that makes it all possible. Summers managed to overcome the opposition of some of his neighbours to erect a 15-metre radio tower in his backyard at 3451 Salsbury Way -- just in time for one of the biggest solar events in years: the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. "There was a lot of written arguments and objections," said Summers, who received a letter from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada last month informing him the process was complete and his application had been approved. "It's the first time I've ever had to do that. I had a tower for 18 years in Ottawa, three in Calgary, 16 in Richmond, and never had an issue with neighbours until I came here," he said, adding he found the formal consultation process educational.



• IBC Sneak Peek: RCS Is Mobile

Added at 2017-08-18 21:32:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Major software suites have apps for use with mobile devices



• TC1LHW Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse

Added at 2017-08-18 19:27:25

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Tevfik Aydın TA1HZ informs DxCoffee readers: “TA1CQ Deniz-TA1CR Can-TA1FR Leonardo and TA1UT Bora will once more activate Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse during the ILLW on August 19-20, 2017 with the classic callsign TC1LHW for this historical lighthouse.  Log will be uploaded to LoTW right after the activity. Detailed info on qrz.com . Tevfik Aydın KAZANCIOĞLU TA1HZ ( V51/TA1HZ  5Z4/TA1HZ  T88HZ  T5TC  ZA1TC  ex TB1CAK )”TCSWAT [...]



• Ham Experts Sniff Out Illegal Radio Sets in Darjeeling

Added at 2017-08-18 18:31:54

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



KOLKATA: Ham radio experts from the city, engaged by security agencies to monitor cross-border radio chatter in the Darjeeling Hills region, have helped in the detection of at least four trans-receivers operating in the Hills illegally. The monitoring, which started soon after the first round of violence on June 8, also confirmed security agencies' suspicion that unidentified receivers were tapping into police wireless communication. The Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal has already alluded to "external help" for the Gorkhaland agitation and suspected links with underground outfits from the northeastern states. The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee has steadfastly denied these charges, calling them an attempt to tarnish the "image of the agitation". The ham radio experts, who were engaged by security agencies, told TOI that they had succeeded in picking up communication between "a senior pro-Gorkhaland leader" and unidentified persons from across the Indian border. "We have been engaged in radio communications for decades and do so for the better part of the day and have techniques that even security agencies do not have," one of the experts said on Friday. "That is why we are often engaged by security agencies to track down illegal sets operating in troubled areas," he added.



• Wiregrass Country Hears the Growl of WOOF

Added at 2017-08-18 18:03:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



AM/FM combo carries on the local focus and legacy of Agnes Dowling Simpson



• Revised NCVEC Form 605 Must Be Used at Exam Sessions Starting on August 21

Added at 2017-08-18 16:38:03

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



With a revised FCC Form 605 - Quick-Form Application for
Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and
Commercial Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services - soon going
into effect, the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner
Coordinators (NCVEC) has updated its unofficial NCVEC Form 605
that's used at volunteer examination sessions. The revised NCVEC
Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21. Both
the new FCC and NCVEC forms ask applicants if they have been
convicted of a felony in any state or federal court. This conforms
with FCC requirements to evaluate an applicant's qualifications to
hold any FCC-issued license. The FCC has been asking "the felony
question" on other forms, and its omission on Form 605 was an
apparent oversight.



• Mysteries of Scope Probe Compensation

Added at 2017-08-18 16:37:55

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



There is more to scope probes and their compensation than
you think - why is compensation needed, what frequencies
does compensation affect (very much lower than you might
think), what is the normal circuit for a scope probe, why might
a low bandwidth probe not work with a high bandwidth scope.



• Propagation Forecast Bulletin #33 de K7RA

Added at 2017-08-18 16:36:49

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Several readers pointed out those averages for the various
indicators we track were all wrong last week. Average daily sunspot
number was 12.1 instead of 5, although the rest of the text in the
bulletin was correct. Likewise, average daily solar flux was 73.2
instead of 71.



• eBay: Jeff spots a vintage Panasonic RF-088

Added at 2017-08-18 14:20:50

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor Jeff McMahon who writes: “This vintage Panasonic RF-088 8-Channel Preset radio selling on eBay [see above] seems rather rare. In fact, I’ve never seen one.” Click here to view on eBay. I haven’t seen one either, Jeff. Appears to be pretty compact. At first, I was curious how an […]



• eBay: Jeff spots a vintage Panasonic RF-088

Added at 2017-08-18 14:20:50

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor Jeff McMahon who writes: “This vintage Panasonic RF-088 8-Channel Preset radio selling on eBay [see above] seems rather rare. In fact, I’ve never seen one.” Click here to view on eBay. I haven’t seen one either, Jeff. Appears to be pretty compact. At first, I was curious how an […]



• KBS World Radio test transmissions schedule

Added at 2017-08-18 14:06:21

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: Paul Walker) KBS World Radio’s English Department Is Carrying Out Test Transmissions Next WeekKBS World Radio’s English Department Is Carrying Out Test Transmissions Next Week Europe:  August 21 – 23, 1500 – 1600 UTC, 9515 kHz Southeast Asia:  August 21 – 23, 0800 – 1030 UTC, 9770 kHz India: August 21 – 22, 1400 […]



• KBS World Radio test transmissions schedule

Added at 2017-08-18 14:06:21

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: Paul Walker) KBS World Radio’s English Department Is Carrying Out Test Transmissions Next WeekKBS World Radio’s English Department Is Carrying Out Test Transmissions Next Week Europe:  August 21 – 23, 1500 – 1600 UTC, 9515 kHz Southeast Asia:  August 21 – 23, 0800 – 1030 UTC, 9770 kHz India: August 21 – 22, 1400 […]



• Internet Access to ARRL Headquarters to be Disrupted on August 22

Added at 2017-08-18 11:02:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Internet access to ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, will be disrupted for up to 6 hours on Tuesday, August 22 (0400-1000 UTC). Affected systems include, but are not necessarily limited to e-mail, bulk mail, reflectors, Logbook of The World (LoTW), DXCC, National Parks on the Air (NPOTA), and the ARRL Development page.The outage is necessary for AT&T maintenance, and ARRL has no cont...



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