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• Malahit DSP-2 Review Update: Dan recommends holding off until issues resolved

Added at 2021-07-25 01:36:26

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, for the following guest post: UPDATE: Malahit DSP-2 (July 24, 2021) RECOMMENDATION: Hold Off Until Issues Are Resolved I thought it important enough to write this update to my earlier extensive review of the Malahit DSP-2, the second version of the Russia-made receiver. Earlier incremental updates can be seen on […]



• LPFM Station Allowed to Resume Operations

Added at 2021-07-24 19:21:24

in Radio World, Language: EN



Red Wolf Broadcasting’s interference complaint against low-power FM dismissed
The post LPFM Station Allowed to Resume Operations appeared first on Radio World.



• Aguilar to Be New KQED Program Director

Added at 2021-07-24 15:11:13

in Radio World, Language: EN



Soon to be former NFCB executive director to start at station Aug. 23
The post Aguilar to Be New KQED Program Director appeared first on Radio World.



• Procedures Are Published for NCE FM Window

Added at 2021-07-24 13:32:22

in Radio World, Language: EN



Opportunity for new stations is limited to 88.1–91.9
The post Procedures Are Published for NCE FM Window appeared first on Radio World.



• Special Report: WJEH Goes DARC for Remote Control of AoIP

Added at 2021-07-24 00:16:56

in Radio World, Language: EN



Summit Technology integrates Arrakis line for West Virginia station
The post Special Report: WJEH Goes DARC for Remote Control of AoIP appeared first on Radio World.



• NABLF Broadcast Leadership Program Deadline Approaches

Added at 2021-07-23 16:33:25

in Radio World, Language: EN



Aug. 2 deadline for application announced; sessions start in September
The post NABLF Broadcast Leadership Program Deadline Approaches appeared first on Radio World.



• ARRL Board of Directors Creates Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee

Added at 2021-07-23 11:18:00

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



At its just-concluded July 2021 meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors approved By-Law changes creating a third Standing Committee that joins the existing Administration and Finance Committee and Programs and Services Committee.The charter of the new Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee (EC-FSC) is to develop and recommend new or modified Board policy and programs for emergency c...



• Additional Hidden Feature of Tecsun PL-368

Added at 2021-07-23 11:07:10

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



For potential Tecsun PL-368 owners, this is an exciting update! I just received the email below from Anna at ANON-CO: Hello Robert, I just wanted to let you know that we are expecting to receive our PL-368 radios around the middle or end of next week. It turns out that these radios will have one […]



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2021-07-23 05:47:00

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



Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: It’s exciting to observe increasing sunspot activity. Recently Solar Cycle 25 produced new sunspots frequently, and I watch them pop up every day on Spaceweather.com. New sunspots emerged on July 14, 16, 17, 19 and 20, and two new ones appeared on July 21. When I look at this image from July 22, our sun is peppered with spots, reminding me of past solar cycles....



• User Report: Logitek Brings Compact AoIP to Alaska Broadcaster

Added at 2021-07-23 00:53:06

in Radio World, Language: EN



mixIT’s size and powerful package appeal to Frontier Media
The post User Report: Logitek Brings Compact AoIP to Alaska Broadcaster appeared first on Radio World.



• iHeart Adds “Request a Song” Feature in Alexa

Added at 2021-07-22 15:52:12

in Radio World, Language: EN



Says it plans more interactive features in partnership with Amazon
The post iHeart Adds “Request a Song” Feature in Alexa appeared first on Radio World.



• Local Radio Ad Revenue to “Rebound Somewhat”

Added at 2021-07-22 15:03:54

in Radio World, Language: EN



BIA revises its U.S. local ad forecast, sees business acceleration
The post Local Radio Ad Revenue to “Rebound Somewhat” appeared first on Radio World.



• AoIP Supports New Work Habits

Added at 2021-07-22 12:33:20

in Radio World, Language: EN



Robles looks toward standardization of control protocols, equipment, signals and clocks
The post AoIP Supports New Work Habits appeared first on Radio World.



• Guest Post & Review: Test Driving the Russia-Made Malahit DSP-2

Added at 2021-07-22 11:49:46

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, for the following guest post:   Test Driving The Russia-Made Malahit DSP-2 Poised on Edge of Greatness?  (Some Challenges To Overcome) by Dan Robinson By now, the Malahit SDR is well known in listening hobby circles.  We have the made-in-Russia original, and those manufactured in China with various firmware and […]



• ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Central Division

Added at 2021-07-22 11:36:00

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



ARRL Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA, has stepped down as Central Division Director. Carlson made the announcement at the July 2021 Board of Directors meeting this past weekend. Vice Director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, has acceded to the Director’s chair, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Brent Walls, N9BA, to succeed Luetzelschwab as the Central Division Vice ...



• Massachusetts Court Okays Amateur Radio Tower, Citing Board of Appeals’ Error

Added at 2021-07-22 11:09:00

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



A judge in the Massachusetts Land Court has ruled that the Zoning Board of Appeals in the City of Framingham “erred” in revoking a building permit for an 80-foot ham radio tower as an accessory use. The Building Commissioner in Framingham had granted ARRL member Mikhail “Misha” Filippov, KD1MF, a building permit for the tower, and Filippov had begun pouring concrete for the tower footings. Neig...



• FCC Investigating Alleged “Jamming” on 40 Meters

Added at 2021-07-22 08:32:00

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



Reports suggest that jamming stations have been deployed on the lower portion of 40 meters. The jamming appears to be coming from Cuba. The signals, spaced at regular intervals, exhibit a squishy, popping noise. The apparent jamming showed up after anti-government protesters took to the streets in Cuba, followed by a government crackdown. So far, there’s no proven connection between the jamming...



• Calrec Has the Vibez in South Africa

Added at 2021-07-22 00:14:52

in Radio World, Language: EN



Vibez.Live crew likes “user-friendly” Type R
The post Calrec Has the Vibez in South Africa appeared first on Radio World.



• Inside the July 21, 2021 Issue of Radio World

Added at 2021-07-21 21:16:07

in Radio World, Language: EN



Mike Erickson on how to pick a broadcast processor. John Bisset on preventive maintenance, counterfeit circuit breakers and acoustic wall treatments. Ron Schacht on why his AM station’s FM translator might be a net minus. Also, Paul Shulins on the services being offered by his new company. And product news from SurferNetwork, Tieline, PromoSuite and […]
The post Inside the July 21, 2021 Issue of Radio World appeared first on Radio World.



• State EAS Plan Deadlines Announced

Added at 2021-07-21 20:42:56

in Radio World, Language: EN



SECCs mark July 5 of next year on your EAS to-do calendar
The post State EAS Plan Deadlines Announced appeared first on Radio World.



• FCC Taps Florida Station on the Shoulder

Added at 2021-07-21 18:14:01

in Radio World, Language: EN



Commission’s Enforcement Bureau says WQTL was putting out spurious emissions
The post FCC Taps Florida Station on the Shoulder appeared first on Radio World.



• Freinwald to Resign Washington SECC’s Chair

Added at 2021-07-21 00:47:35

in Radio World, Language: EN



Will step down in September after 25 years leading the state’s committee
The post Freinwald to Resign Washington SECC’s Chair appeared first on Radio World.



• User Report: Nova Entertainment Rebuilds Anew in Sydney

Added at 2021-07-20 23:46:11

in Radio World, Language: EN



User Report: Nova Entertainment Rebuilds Anew in Sydney
The post User Report: Nova Entertainment Rebuilds Anew in Sydney appeared first on Radio World.



• FTIOM & UBMP, July 25-31

Added at 2021-07-20 22:53:11

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



From the Isle of Music, July 25-31: This week, our guest is Gastón Joya, whose album with Rolando Luna Fusión de Almas won one of the two Grand Prizes in Cubadisco this year. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including […]



• Radio Waves: Keeping CA Wildfires at Bay, 50 Years of KNOM, 24-Hour Saudi Radio Urdu Service, New Comms for Navy Subs, and North Korea Cracks Down on TV

Added at 2021-07-20 20:26:08

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• FCC Wants Better Feedback About WEA

Added at 2021-07-20 16:44:25

in Radio World, Language: EN



Rosenworcel announces a survey of government partners about the Aug. 11 national test
The post FCC Wants Better Feedback About WEA appeared first on Radio World.



• $983,000 Grant to Help Public Media Stations

Added at 2021-07-20 15:38:46

in Radio World, Language: EN



WFYI in Indianapolis will lead the America Amplified 2.0 public media program
The post $983,000 Grant to Help Public Media Stations appeared first on Radio World.



• All Tribes Radio: A mission of peace and music via shortwave

Added at 2021-07-20 12:08:17

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ken, who shares the following announcement about All Tribes Radio: ALL TRIBES RADIO www.alltribesradio.com ONE PLANET, ONE PEOPLE…. This is ALL TRIBES RADIO and RADIO TODAS LAS TRIBUS, Nosara, Costa Rica Broadcasting across the globe on shortwave radio, as well as streaming on the internet, All Tribes Radio (ATR) […]



• AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open for Amateur Use

Added at 2021-07-20 11:25:00

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



AMSAT’s Engineering and Operations Teams have announced that AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) is now open for amateur use. AMSAT advises operators to use efficient modes for making contacts, such as CW or FT4, because issues with the satellite make SSB voice contacts “challenging at best.” An article in the May/June 2021 issue (Vol. 44, No. 3) of The AMSAT Journal details the various attempts t...



• JVC Pro Video Offers New PTZ Camera Line

Added at 2021-07-20 00:55:50

in Radio World, Language: EN



4K and HD models provide upmarket features and streaming capabilities
The post JVC Pro Video Offers New PTZ Camera Line appeared first on Radio World.



• User Report: Wheatstone Tools Facilitate Streamlining

Added at 2021-07-19 23:05:09

in Radio World, Language: EN



Great Eastern Radio had to move quickly last March
The post User Report: Wheatstone Tools Facilitate Streamlining appeared first on Radio World.



• ARRL 2020 Annual Report Now Available to Download

Added at 2021-07-19 13:19:00

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



The ARRL 2020 Annual Reporthas been posted and is available to download. The report summarizes ARRL program and fiscal activity for the year.In his introductory remarks, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said that 2020 was a difficult and challenging year for ARRL. “The coronavirus pandemic changed everything, from the way we socialized, to the way we worked, to the way students learned,” Ro...



• Amateur Radio Responds to Flooding in Western Europe

Added at 2021-07-19 13:02:00

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



International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, reported over the weekend that amateur radio volunteers have responded in the wake of widespread and catastrophic flooding in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The flooding, resulting from unprecedented heavy rainfall, has claimed more than 120 lives. Hundreds more remain unaccounted ...



• Future Names Davis Content/Brand Director of AVT

Added at 2021-07-19 11:00:15

in Radio World, Language: EN



AV Technology is a sister title to Radio World
The post Future Names Davis Content/Brand Director of AVT appeared first on Radio World.



• Brands that Cracked the Advertising Code in 2021

Added at 2021-07-18 19:49:07

in Radio World, Language: EN



Veritonic identified those who “got audio right” in the first half of the year
The post Brands that Cracked the Advertising Code in 2021 appeared first on Radio World.



• A simple guide to portable radio power

Added at 2021-07-18 14:33:50

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Over on QRPer.com, I just published a post on portable power that was The Spectrum Monitor magazine’s April 2021 cover article. This article is essentially an overview of a few different types of rechargeable batteries including pros and cons of each chemistry. While this article focuses on use in ham radio field applications, it also […]



• User Report: KFM Takes Leap of Faith With Virtual Mixing

Added at 2021-07-18 12:33:42

in Radio World, Language: EN



We wanted the ability to “do radio” without a “physical radio station”
The post User Report: KFM Takes Leap of Faith With Virtual Mixing appeared first on Radio World.



• REE Noblejas Site Celebrates 50 Years

Added at 2021-07-18 12:29:49

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tracy Wood, who shares the following article and translation: REE Noblejas Site celebrates 50 years. Radio Exterior de España’s “Amigos de la Onda Corta” latest show marks the history of the 50 years of the Noblejas Broadcast Center. Program Summary (loose translation) Noblejas is the voice of Spain in […]



• From Cuba with noise? Massive jamming on the 40 meter band.

Added at 2021-07-18 11:30:28

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, 13dka, who shares the following guest post: Massive jamming on 40m (possibly from Cuba) is bugging the radio community by 13dka Apparently this is going on for a week now on 40m: Spent last night at my beach listening post on the German North Sea coast and found this fairly strong signal […]



• FCC Media Bureau Extends Deadlines for 2018 Quadrennial Review

Added at 2021-07-17 22:07:09

in Radio World, Language: EN



Groups, including NAB, MMTC, ask for additional time due to rapidly changing media landscape
The post FCC Media Bureau Extends Deadlines for 2018 Quadrennial Review appeared first on Radio World.



• RME Launches Fireface UCX II USB Audio Interface

Added at 2021-07-17 21:01:55

in Radio World, Language: EN



Fireface UCX II offers 40 I/O channels in a compact half-rack size
The post RME Launches Fireface UCX II USB Audio Interface appeared first on Radio World.



• Berkow to Speak About Designing Podcast Spaces

Added at 2021-07-17 18:46:52

in Radio World, Language: EN



Online presentation is by the AES NY Section
The post Berkow to Speak About Designing Podcast Spaces appeared first on Radio World.



• Continental Highlights Benefits of WBHF Technology

Added at 2021-07-17 15:59:30

in Radio World, Language: EN



We asked President Dan Dickey about it
The post Continental Highlights Benefits of WBHF Technology appeared first on Radio World.



• Geiz ist geil - aber nicht beim Koaxialkabel!

Added at 2021-07-17 08:08:00

in Demenzradio, Language: DE



 Wo waren wir kürzlich stehen geblieben?Ach ja: beim Koaxialkabel. Ein Teil, auf das der Funker leider nicht verzichten und das ein hungriger dB-Fresser sein kann. Je dünner es ist, desto gewaltiger ist sein Appetit. Die Dicke ist also umgekehrt proportional zu seinem dB-Appetit. Es gibt Koaxialkabel in jeder Stärke. Im nachfolgenden Bild habe ich ein paar der Grösse nach aufgereiht.Die beiden zuoberst kennen wir ja bereits. Sie werden gerne in Magnetloop-Antennen zweckentfremdet. Nur die Abschirmung wird für die Loop-Antenne benutzt. Zwar geht die Legende um, die Magnetloop würde besser strahlen, wenn man den Innenleiter mit der Abschirmung verbinde. Wie dieser Effizienzgewinn zustande kommen könnte, ist mir schleierhaft.Eine andere Legende behauptet, diese Sorte Kabel sei hoffnungslos veraltet und von modernen Kabeln schon längst überholt worden. Also sehen wir mal nach: Das oberste Kabel ist ein 7/8 Zoll Cellflex. Verwirrenderweise beträgt sein Durchmesser wesentlich mehr als 7/8 Zoll: nämlich 27.8mm, wie aus dem Datenblatt hervorgeht. Im VHF/UHF-Bereich hat es die besten Dämpfungswerte aller hier vorgestellten Kandidaten. Nämlich 1.43dB pro 100m im 2m Band und 2.55dB im 70cm Band. 4.44dB pro 100m sind es noch im 23cm Band. Es verträgt in diesen Bereichen problemlos Leistungen im Kilowatt-Bereich und ist auch deshalb erste Wahl für eine dezidierte EME-Station. Das zweite von oben ist ein Halbzoll Cellflex in der alten Variante mit spiralförmigen Rillen. Auch sein Durchmesser hat wenig mit einem halben Zoll zu tun, misst es doch ganze 15.8mm im Durchmesser. Im 2m Band verliert es 2.69dB pro 100m auf dem Weg zur Antenne und im 70cm Band 4.77dB wie aus diesem Datenblatt hervorgeht.Auch Andrew mit seinen Heliax-Kabeln ist ein Hersteller von professionellen Kabeln, ähnlich den Cellflex Typen.Einige Hersteller von "Amateurfunk-Kabeln" stellen ebenfalls 15mm Koax her. Stellvertretend sei hier das Ecoflex 15 plus erwähnt. Seine Dämpfungswerte liegen aber deutlich über dem des Halbzoll-Cellflex. Soviel zu "moderne Kabel schlagen Klassiker".Weiter runter in der Liste geht es nun von den Profikabeln zu den "Amateurkabeln": Das dritte Kabel von oben ist ein Ecoflex 10. Dieses 10mm Kabel hat fast doppelt soviel Dämpfung wie das Halbzoll Cellflex, ist aber wesentlich besser, als das in die Jahre gekommene, originale RG213. Es ist doppelt geschirmt: mit einer Kupferfolie und darüber noch einem Kupfergeflecht. Eine Bauweise, die heute in allen hochwertigen Kabeln für den Amateurfunk verwendet wird. Dazu gehört auch, dass das Dielektrikum aus Polyethylen niedriger Dichte (Schaum-PE) besteht, das einen hohen Luftanteil aufweist. Auch das H-2000 von Belden ist so aufgebaut, besitzt aber anstelle der siebendrähtigen Kupferlitze einen Vollleiter aus Kupfer. Natürlich sind auch die Kabel von Messi&Paoloni nach dem gleichen Prinzip konstruiert. Ebenfalls die in Nordamerika weit verbreiteten Kabel von Times Microwave Systems, wie z.B. das 10mm Kabel LMR-400. Bei diesen besteht die Abschirmfolie jedoch aus Aluminium und die darüber liegende Schicht aus verzinntem Kupfergeflecht. Punkto Dämpfungswerte sind sie trotzdem mit den europäischen Typen gleichen Durchmessers vergleichbar.Um Koaxialkabel leichter zu machen, besteht in einigen Kabeln der Innenleiter aus Aluminium, auf das eine dünne Kupferschicht aufgewalzt wird. Ein Trick, den die Hersteller von "Amateurkabeln" den Profis abgeguckt haben. Z.B. besitzt das Halbzoll Cellflex einen derartigen Innenleiter. Wer nur auf KW, 2m und 70cm funkt und nur für 10m +/- ein Kabel benötigt, wird bei den 10mm Kabeln sicher fündig. Allein für KW können für geringere Ansprüche auch 7mm Typen, wie das Aircell 7 verwendet werden - an vierter Stelle von oben. Das abgebildete Aircell 7 ist übrigens kontaminiert. Es hat Wasser gezogen und deshalb ist das Kupfergeflecht oxydiert.Für kurze Strecken und für die KW-Bänder können auch 5mm Kabel eingesetzt werden. Zum Beispiel das Aircell5. Genauso wie das vergleichbare H-155 hat es aber mehr als die doppelte Dämpfung der meisten 10mm Kabel. Im 2m Band 11.3dB auf 100m und im 70cm Band 20dB/100m. Also für VHF/UHF ein No-Go.Bis hierher sind diese modernen Kabel - ausser die gerillten Profis - nach dem gleichen Prinzip aufgebaut. Doch an 6. Stelle von oben sieht man nun den absoluten Renner unter den Koaxialkabeln. Wer kennt das RG-58 nicht. Es hängt an jeder CB-Funke und ist total veraltet. Keine doppelte Schirmung, solides PE anstatt Schaum-PE. Schlaue Kabelhersteller haben es deshalb aufgepeppt und bieten neuere, bessere Varianten an. Die Bezeichnung RG-58 ist zu prominent um sie einfach fallen zu lassen.  Das Original RG-58 ist nicht doppelt geschirmt, hat kein geschäumtes Dielektrikum und entsprechend miese Dämpfungswerte. Nämlich ca. doppelt so hohe wie die modernen 5mm Kabel Aircell 5 und H-155. Doch was noch schlimmer ist: Die Schirmwirkung ist schlecht. Einstrahlungen von starken Sendern und parallelen Leitern auf Frequenzen von KW bis UKW führt oft zu unerklärlichen "Erscheinungen" im Empfänger. Aber auch das Sendesignal findet durch die ungenügende Abschirmung seinen Weg nach draussen.Aber es geht noch schlimmer. Denn es gibt RG-58 Kabel wie junge Katzen. Kauft man ein billiges No-Name Kabel, so kann es gut sein, dass es anstelle von 50 Ohm die TV-Kabel Impedanz 75 Ohm aufweist. Denn TV-Kabel werden in viel grösseren Mengen hergestellt als die 50 Ohm CB-Kabel. Da kann man sich in China oder anderswo leicht mal in der Beschriftung "irren". Doch wieso sollte man das tun?Wie bei allen Fakes: Weil es billiger ist. Im 75 Ohm Kabel ist weniger Kupfer und mehr Plastik drin (dünnerer Innenleiter).   Aber wir haben noch nicht den Gipfel der Geizgeilheit erreicht. Es geht noch schlimmer. Und damit kommen wir zum untersten Kabel im Bild. es heisst RG-174 und ist ein 2.5mm Kabel. Ein Liebling der Portabelfunker. Im 2m Band hat es eine Dämpfung von 32dB pro 100m und im 70cm Band 59dB. Bei KW spielt auch das keine Rolle, werdet ihr sagen. Vor allem wenn man nur ein kurzes Stück verwendet. Was sind da schon ein, zwei dB. Ihr mögt Recht haben. Aber ich verschenke ungern Dezibel. Ist ein dB weg, kommen von meinem QRP-Sender nur noch 4 Watt anstatt 5 Watt an die Antenne. Sind 2dB fort, verbleiben nur noch 3 Watt. Das ärgert mich.Natürlich kann es immer noch schlimmer kommen. Und das ist leider oft der Fall. Schlecht gelötete oder gecrimpte Stecker und Verluste im Tuner tragen auch noch zu den Verlusten bei. Bei VHF/UHF kommen noch die beliebten Diplexer und Triplexer hinzu. Diese Teile haben einen kaum stillbaren Appetit auf Dezibel.Man könnte auch das Bild oben noch erweitern. Zum Beispiel mit dem Kabel RG-178. Ein 1.8mm Kabel; also der Gipfel der Portabilität. Wer seine Station damit ausrüstet, dem sind die Dezibel vermutlich wurscht. 58 dB im 2m Band und 100 dB im 70cm Band frisst das Käbelchen auf 100m.Die Typenvielfalt bei den Koaxialkabeln ist gross. Doch welches Kabel man auch wählt: der geneigte Funker studiert vor dem Kauf die Datenblätter und überlegt sich, wieviel Dämpfung er in Kauf nehmen will. Bild zuoberst: Die Stauseen sind voll. Wasser muss abgelassen werden. Im Bild die Mauer des Schiffenensees.



• PromoSuite Introduces Digital Workflow Product

Added at 2021-07-17 00:27:20

in Radio World, Language: EN



Collaboration tool connects members of a team who manage digital assets
The post PromoSuite Introduces Digital Workflow Product appeared first on Radio World.



• FCC to Consider Changes to Part 95 Rules

Added at 2021-07-16 18:12:10

in Radio World, Language: EN



Changes would impact various short-range, low-power radio services — including CB radio service, GMRS and FRS
The post FCC to Consider Changes to Part 95 Rules appeared first on Radio World.



• Public Radio Gets a “Marketplace Minute”

Added at 2021-07-16 17:04:24

in Radio World, Language: EN



Marketplace program lineup has partnership with Westwood One
The post Public Radio Gets a “Marketplace Minute” appeared first on Radio World.



• Wheatstone Beefs Up Factory Capacity

Added at 2021-07-16 16:13:45

in Radio World, Language: EN



Cites big investment in equipment and component inventory
The post Wheatstone Beefs Up Factory Capacity appeared first on Radio World.



• Checking In: Where are you on the dial–?

Added at 2021-07-16 13:25:27

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



This has been a busy summer for me here at SWLing Post HQ. In the background, I’ve been working on a number of reviews and articles for The Spectrum Monitor and a new transceiver review for RadCom, among many other projects (including my Social DX list). My work and family life has been very busy–no […]



• KiwiSDR: Root access through project developer’s backdoor

Added at 2021-07-16 13:05:53

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Franco (K4VZ) , who writes: Just a quick note to let you and the SWLing post readers know about the news of a backdoor in the KiwiSDR software that for years “gave root to project developer”. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/for-years-a-backdoor-in-popular-kiwisdr-product-gave-root-to-project-developer/ For years, a backdoor in popular KiwiSDR product gave root to project […]



• DASDEC Users, Update Your IPAWS Certificates

Added at 2021-07-16 00:56:00

in Radio World, Language: EN



Digital Alert Systems reminders users of its EAS gear of a pending deadline
The post DASDEC Users, Update Your IPAWS Certificates appeared first on Radio World.



• Rosenworcel Wants to Update Political Programming Rules

Added at 2021-07-16 00:45:40

in Radio World, Language: EN



The FCC will consider opening an NPRM to make two changes
The post Rosenworcel Wants to Update Political Programming Rules appeared first on Radio World.



• EBU Puts Radio Finger in the Air?

Added at 2021-07-15 18:58:12

in Radio World, Language: EN



DRM Consortium responds to the EBU’s David Fernandez Quijada’s recent post at Radio World
The post EBU Puts Radio Finger in the Air? appeared first on Radio World.



• Angry Audio Adds to StudioHub Line

Added at 2021-07-15 16:54:35

in Radio World, Language: EN



Rackmounted XLR breakout panels now available
The post Angry Audio Adds to StudioHub Line appeared first on Radio World.



• Youth on the Air Campers Enjoy Successful ISS Contact, Busy with Other Activities

Added at 2021-07-15 16:31:00

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



The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas wraps up on Friday in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, the campers have been operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting and from the camp hotel. “Things are going really well,” Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, said on Wednesday evening. The earlier l...



• ARRL Headquarters Holds Rededication Ceremony

Added at 2021-07-15 16:22:00

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



On Thursday, July 15, at 10 AM EDT, ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, hosted a rededication ceremony, recognizing ARRL’s commitment to all radio amateurs who enhance the communications capability and security of the nation. The event coincided with the attendance of ARRL’s all-volunteer Board of Directors, who had traveled in from across the country for in-person committee and Board ...



• Nielsen Cites Improving Consumer Sentiment

Added at 2021-07-15 16:00:41

in Radio World, Language: EN



“Ready to go”: Survey reflects an economy that’s opening back up
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• Save The Date: Special Broadcast For Peru’s Bicentennial

Added at 2021-07-15 01:37:29

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Perú le canta a las Américas (Peru Sings To the Americas) Date/Time: Thursday, July 29th, 0300-0400 UTC** **(Wednesday July 28 2200-2300 Lima Time) WRMI 5800 kHz In honor of the bicentennial of Peru’s independence, a special hour of Peruvian music hosted by Luis Alejandro Vallebueno with guests Estefania Rivera and  “Uncle Bill” Tilford will air […]



• Workbench: Capacitors Damp Square Wave Output

Added at 2021-07-15 00:47:53

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Frank Hertel follows up on a question about his LED dimmer project
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• Studio Float Launches IsoRafts

Added at 2021-07-14 23:34:52

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IsoRafts is a new line of vibration isolation products
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• FM Translators Continue to Proliferate

Added at 2021-07-14 17:15:32

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The FCC releases its latest station totals
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• Bonneville Signs on With Quu for Visual Messages

Added at 2021-07-14 14:39:53

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Broadcaster will use the software in all of its markets
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• Radio Waves: Baseball Before Radio, VOA Ends Bangla on FM & SW, Brookmans Park Close to 100 Years, and Ireland National Shortwave Club on Zoom

Added at 2021-07-14 12:24:41

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Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• INSTANT QSO! Die Zukunft des Amateurfunks?

Added at 2021-07-14 08:31:00

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 Gerade hat man ein teures Funkgerät gekauft, und anstatt sofort mit Funken loslegen zu können, muss man sich zuerst um dieses ärgerliche Gebilde mit dem Namen Antenne kümmern. Und ob das nicht genug wäre, verlangt das Teil auch noch nach einem Kabel. Und es muss erst noch Koax sein, dabei geht PLC perfekt über verdrillten Telefondraht. Ein Witz, dieses Koax. Heute ist doch alles drahtlos. Wieso kann man diese lästige Antenne nicht einfach mit Bluetooth verbinden?Antennen bauen bedeutet misstrauische Nachbarn und Baugenehmigung. Jede Menge Ärger also. Kabel bedeutet: Löcher in die Hütte bohren. Also nochmals Ärger. Und Kosten! Das Funkgerät konnte man ja vielleicht leasen und daher ins Monatsbudget quetschen, doch Kabel zu mieten gibt es noch nicht. Das wäre doch ein Vorschlag für die Inhaber von Radio-Läden, die uns all das lästige Zeug verkaufen müssen. Auch Antennen Leasing wäre eine Geschäftsidee. Aber vielleicht sollte man für solche Ideen zuerst einen MBA absolvieren? Da lernt man nämlich, wie sowas funktioniert und sich damit Geld machen lässt. Kaum ein MBA-Abgänger der nicht ein Start-up aufzieht. Liebe MBA, meldet euch bei mir in der Anstalt. Ich werde euch mentoren, und dann bauen wir zusammen eine Bude, die INSTANT QSO! heisst.Was? Ihr kennt Mentoring noch nicht? Das klingt zwar wie Monitoring, ist aber nicht das gleiche. Monitoring ist nur einer der aufpasst ob ihr Mist baut oder nicht. Beim Mentoring bekommt ihr einen Mentor an eure Seite gestellt, der euch sagt, wie man es machen muss. Ihr MBA'ler seid damit von eurer schweren Aufgabe entlastet, alles besser zu wissen als die Leute um euch herum. INSTANT QSO! ist Radio in One. All inclusive, ready to go! Und das natürlich auch im Abo. Man bestelle 1x Funken und alles ist dabei. Man braucht nichts anderes zu tun, als zahlen und funken. Natürlich gehört dazu auch die Installation der Station mit dem ganzen Papierkram mit Behörden, Nachbarn und dem Erstellen von Plänen, Berechnungen und Unbedenklichkeitserklärungen. Eine Einführung in die Bedienung der Station ist ebenfalls inbegriffen. Für die Ehepartnerinnen und Ehepartner - sofern vorhanden - gibt es währenddessen ein Alternativprogram, das von unseren Psychologen entworfen wurde.Natürlich gibt es verschiedene Packages: für Einsteiger zum Beispiel ein Low-Cost Package aus China. Natürlich kann man sich ein Package auch individuell zusammenstellen. Unsere Dr. Karen wird euch gerne beraten. Sie ist übrigens eine promovierte Bot. Es gibt aber auch eine grosse Zahl an Optionspaketen: zum Beispiel das Mikrowellenpaket (inkl. Mikrowellenherd für die Partnerin) oder das TOWER-Paket mit Rotoren in verschiedenen Ausführungen: vom schweren Dieselrotor bis zum solarbetriebenen drahtlosen Leichtrotor mit eingebauter Wetterstation. Für Technikaffine haben wir auch eine DMR-Option im Programm mit Sprachverzerrer für die verschiedenen Modulationsarten. Amateurfunk-Migranten aus dem CB-Milieu steht eine leistungsfähige Echo-Option zur Verfügung. Sie heisst "Echo vom Bärgli" und verfügt über einen zuschaltbaren Schwyzerörgeli Background-Sound.Wenn ich schon dabei bin, möchte ich gerne auch das Nostalgie-Paket erwähnen: QSO IN ONE! verfügt dazu über eine Reihe alter Röhrengeräte, die an den Flohmärkten auf der ganzen Welt von unseren Agenten beschafft wurden. Alles Originale, inklusive gelbe Nikotin-Skalen und von ungewaschenen Händen gefüllte Knopfrillen.        Leider ist die Konkurrenz, die virtuelle Funkwelt "Hamsphere", schon weiter. Wir müssen daher hurtig vorwärts machen. Denn dort gibt's nicht nur Funken im Abo, sondern auch bessere Ausbreitungsbedingungen. Denn das Flecken-Management der virtuellen Sonne ist inbegriffen. In absehbarer Zeit werden wir ja sowieso alle in virtuellen Welten leben. Und Folge dessen auch in virtuellen Welten über virtuelle Koaxkabel, Antennen und Ionosphären funken. In Hamsphere 4.0 gibt's nicht nur Conteste, Diplome und DX-Cluster wie in der Wirklichkeit. Die haben jetzt sogar - passend zur Saison - sporadische E-Schichten in ihre virtuelle Ionosphäre eingebaut. Ein Bonus-Feature, das die Spannung und den Spass am Spiel nochmals erhöht.Ein Spiel ist es ja alleweil.      



• NATE Names Its New Head Lobbyist

Added at 2021-07-14 05:57:10

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Todd Washam starts Friday; Jim Goldwater plans retirement
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• Tecsun PL-368 to start shipping end of July via Anon-Co

Added at 2021-07-14 02:08:26

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Gareth, who notes that Anon-Co will start selling the new Tecsun PL-368 by the end of July 2021. Click here to check out the product page at Anon-Co. Also, check out Robert Gulley’s recent review and a review by Dan Robinson!



• FTIOM & UBMP, July 18-24

Added at 2021-07-13 23:20:44

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From the Isle of Music, July 18-24: This week, our guest is Angel Yos, whose album 20/20 won the Bailable Fusión Latina category in Cubadisco 2020-2021. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with […]



• Smart Speaker Usage on the Rise Down Under

Added at 2021-07-13 22:00:09

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Smart Audio Report Australia reports that smart speakers are increasing the time people spend listening to audio programming
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• APM Picks Riddle

Added at 2021-07-13 21:37:24

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New senior vice president and chief development officer succeeds Randi Yoder
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• FCC Nixes $1,500 Liability Against FM Translator

Added at 2021-07-13 14:42:26

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While the FCC was to blame for the initial mix up, the Media Bureau still had admonishments to hand out to the licensee
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• Changes to Radio Technical Rules Advance

Added at 2021-07-13 12:50:39

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The FCC will take comments on the proposed changes to clean up outdated rules
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• Lessons of Radio Row at the ACM Awards

Added at 2021-07-13 12:35:14

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How do you bring a parade of artists past a row of radio DJs in a pandemic?
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• FCC Needs a Tech-Savvy Commissioner, AFCCE Says

Added at 2021-07-13 12:16:28

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Association urges White House to fill fifth seat with tech in mind
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• iHeart Names LeGrett President of Sports

Added at 2021-07-13 10:58:36

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Alexis Ginas takes reins of Los Angeles region
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• Youth on the Air Campers Activating W8Y, ARISS Contact Set for July 14

Added at 2021-07-13 06:42:00

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The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in North, Central, and South America is now under way in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, campers are operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township and from the camp hotel. The camp will run until Friday, July 16. The approximately two dozen ca...



• Young Caribbean Nation Formalizing Amateur Radio Guidelines and Standards

Added at 2021-07-13 06:05:00

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With a population just north of 71,000, the Caribbean island country of Dominica (J7) boasts a modest but active ham radio population. Given Dominica’s vulnerability to hurricanes, the ham radio emphasis often focuses on emergency communication support. In 2017, after Hurricane Maria hit the tiny island, ham radio filled a huge telecommunications gap. Now the country’s telecommunications regula...



• June 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Activity Report Released

Added at 2021-07-13 05:58:00

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The June 2021 activity report of the Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program has been released. The VM Program is a joint initiative between the ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.The FCC was requested to review a vanity call sign application filed by a Georgia licensee because of an apparently false answer to the question regarding a felony conviction.A licensee in Massach...



• Broadcasters Honored for Community Service

Added at 2021-07-12 23:50:44

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The NAB Leadership Foundation named its award recipients
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• Apps Are Your Conduit to Success

Added at 2021-07-12 21:05:14

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A future-proof digital strategy starts with your app infrastructure
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• Tecsun PL-368: An Everyman Review

Added at 2021-07-12 18:41:10

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Guest Post The Tecsun PL-368: An Everyman Review By Robert Gulley I entitled this review an “Everyman” review because, while I am far from “normal” (just ask any of my friends!), I am not a hard-core SWL. I am a hard-core amateur radio operator perhaps, but only for the last decade(+). I have been casually […]



• 40% of Engineers Got a Raise in Past Year

Added at 2021-07-12 17:41:46

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SBE also says latest survey again shows benefits of certification
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• EBU Finds That Radio Is in the Air

Added at 2021-07-12 15:27:43

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Nearly 90% of consumption is to linear stations transmitted by broadcast networks
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• REC Networks Sees NAB “Conspiracy Campaign”

Added at 2021-07-12 14:11:18

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LPFM advocate pushes back on 250-watt service
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• BW Broadcast Closes, at Least Temporarily

Added at 2021-07-12 13:56:34

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Co-founder Scott Incz has died, according to BW’s U.S. distributor
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• Don Backus Retires

Added at 2021-07-11 20:18:52

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Tech sales and marketing exec crossed over from station management
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• 11 Texas Stations Face License Expiration

Added at 2021-07-11 20:02:37

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FCC issues reminder that renewal applications are not in hand
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• Gerilltes Koaxialkabel als Loop für Magnet-Antennen

Added at 2021-07-11 17:07:00

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 Oben im Bild sehen wir ein Halbzoll Cellflex (grau) und ein 7/8 Zoll Cellflex (schwarz) im Vergleich.Das 7/8 hat den doppelten Durchmesser des 1/2 Kabels. Der Durchmesser der Abschirmung beträgt auf den Rillengipfeln 25.2mm und in den Rillentälern ca. 22mm. Benutzt man die Abschirmung eines solchen Kabels als Ringspule einer Magnet-Loop Antenne, muss der HF-Strom eine Achterbahnfahrt durchlaufen. Er fliesst wegen des Skineffekts ja nur an der Oberfläche - bei 7 MHz beträgt die Eindringtiefe bloss 25um.Auf einem gleich dicken Kupferrohr mit glatter Oberfläche wäre sein Weg kürzer. Daher hat die Ringspule aus 5/8 Zoll Koax einen höheren Verlustwiderstand als ein gleichstarkes Kupferrohr.Um eine Schätzung vorzunehmen, kann man das Längsprofil der Koax-Oberfläche in ein einfaches Trapez-Profil vereinfachen. Dann lässt sich die Verlängerung der Wegstrecke mittels simpler Geometrie berechnen. Die Höhe des gleichschenkligen Trapezes errechnet sich aus der halben Differenz zwischen minimalem und maximalem Durchmesser (25.2/22mm). Das sind 1.6mm. Ein Wert, der sich mit der Schublehre verifizieren lässt. Der Bergkamm der Rille misst ca. 3mm, das Tal ca. 2mm. Eine komplette Berg- und Talfahrt beträgt 9.4mm. Also einmal hoch auf den Gipfel, dan runter und durch das Tal bis zum nächsten Anstieg. Ohne Berg- und Talfahrt wäre die Strecke für den HF-Strom nur 7mm lang. Das Verhältnis zwischen direkter und Rillen-Strecke beträgt also 1.34. Um diesen Faktor erhöht sich daher der Verlustwiderstand bei Verwendung des 7/8 Kabelmantels anstelle eines glatten Kupferrohrs.Welche Auswirkung hat das in der Praxis der Magnet-Antennen?Wenn wir als Beispiel eine Antenne mit einem Loop-Durchmesser von 1.5m bei 7MHz annehmen, erhalten wir für das glatte Kupferrohr einen Wirkungsgrad von 41.6% (notabene ohne Zusatzverluste durch Kontaktstellen)Verwenden wir dagegen ein 7/8 Cellflex, sinkt der Wirkungsgrad auf 34.7%. Beim 1/2 Zoll Cellflex dürfte es düsterer aussehen. Wie man im Bild erkennen kann, sind die Rillen ausgeprägter. In Ermangelung geeigneter Messmittel habe ich bei diesem Kabel auf eine Berechnung verzichtet. Zudem handelt es sich bei dem abgebildeten 1/2 Zoll Kabel um eine alte Ausführung. Wie dem scharfen Auge nicht entgangen sein dürfte, sind hier die Rillen spiralförmig ausgeführt. Bei neuem 1/2 Zoll Kabel ist das nicht mehr der Fall. Denn der spiralfömige Mantel hatte einen entscheidenden Nachteil: Drang Wasser in das Kabel ein, konnte dieses ungehindert durch das ganze Kabel fliessen.Die Zollbezeichnung bei diesen Kabeln scheint aus mir nicht bekannten Gründen keinen direkten Zusammenhang mit dem Aussendurchmesser der Kabe zu haben (1 Zoll = 25.4mm). Das 1/2 Zoll ist 15.8mm dick und das 5/8 Zoll 27.8mm.Text in Englisch unter dem nächsten Bild (Val de Charmey)Corrugated Coax in Magnet Loop Antennas At the top of the picture we see a half inch Cellflex (gray) and a 7/8 inch Cellflex (black) in comparison.The 7/8 has twice the diameter of the 1/2 cable. The diameter of the shielding is 25.2mm on the groove peaks and about 22mm in the groove valleys. If the shielding of such a cable is used as a ring coil of a magnet loop antenna, the RF current has to go through a roller coaster ride. Because of the skin effect, it flows only on the surface - at 7 MHz the penetration depth is only 25um.On a copper tube of the same thickness with a smooth surface, its path would be shorter. Therefore, the ring coil of 5/8 inch coax has a higher loss resistance than a copper tube of the same thickness.To make an estimate, one can simplify the longitudinal profile of the coax surface into a simple trapezoidal profile. Then the extension of the path can be calculated using simple geometry. The height of the isosceles trapezoid is calculated from half the difference between the minimum and maximum diameter (25.2/22mm). This is 1.6mm. A value that can be verified with the caliper. The crest of the groove measures about 3mm, the valley about 2mm. A complete uphill and downhill run is 9.4mm. So once up to the top, then down and through the valley to the next climb. Without uphill and downhill, the distance for the HF current would be only 7mm. The ratio between direct and groove distance is therefore 1.34. The loss resistance therefore increases by this factor when using the 7/8 cable sheath instead of a smooth copper tube.What effect does this have in the practice of magnetic antennas?If we take as an example an antenna with a loop diameter of 1.5m at 7MHz, we get an efficiency of 41.6% for the plain copper tube (nota bene without additional losses due to contact points).If we use a 7/8 inch Cellflex, the efficiency drops to 34.7%. With the 1/2 inch Cellflex, the situation looks even worse. As you can see in the picture, the grooves are more pronounced. Due to the lack of suitable measuring equipment, I did not perform a calculation for this cable. In addition, the 1/2 inch cable shown is an old version. As the sharp eye may have noticed, the grooves here are spiral-shaped. This is no longer the case with the new 1/2 inch cable. This is because the spiral-shaped jacket had a decisive disadvantage: If water penetrated the cable, it could flow unhindered through the entire cable.The inch designation on these cables seems to have no direct relation to the outer diameter of the cable (1 inch = 25.4mm). The 1/2 inch is 15.8mm thick and the 5/8 inch is 27.8mm.   



• DSP technology is amazing, but maybe I’m just a legacy receiver kind of guy?

Added at 2021-07-11 14:04:00

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Without a doubt, DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology has forever changed the portable receiver market in so many positive ways: It’s made portable radios more affordable for consumers It’s increased the profit margin for manufacturers It’s made features like SSB mode and variable filter width affordable When properly implemented, DSP technology can provide DX-grade performance […]



• Mike Harwood explores active magnetic loop antennas with SDRplay

Added at 2021-07-11 10:49:20

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Many thanks to Jon Hudson with SDRplay who shares the following announcement: Introducing a new series of videos comparing the performance of wideband active loop amplifier/antennas for HF frequencies and below. In this introductory video, Mike Harwood shows how an RSPduo enables a real-time comparison of two antennas – in this demo, he uses a […]



• Tyler on AoIP for Everyone

Added at 2021-07-10 11:25:35

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“The container virtualization layer is extremely flexible and can scale up as we need”
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• NABLF Awards Air to on 500+ Local Stations Nationwide

Added at 2021-07-09 23:30:30

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Celebration of Service to America Awards event scheduled for weekend
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• Uncovering What Makes an Effective Sonic Brand

Added at 2021-07-09 15:45:09

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A new study analyzes how memorable an audio logo is and what emotional resonance it carries for a listener
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• The new ATS-25 Si4732 receiver with color touch screen

Added at 2021-07-09 13:31:21

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Robert Richmond, who writes: An ATS-25 receiver has appeared on eBay and similar sites. It appears to be a touchscreen and user interface update to the previous ATS-20 model. I suppose it remains to be seen if there are any improvements to the underlying electronic design and construction quality. […]



• KMTS Summer Test Transmission

Added at 2021-07-09 11:53:28

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Fastburstradio23, who shares the following: Beaming to you from the transmitter’s location, forget summer vacation, it’s time for summer school. Get your pencils sharpened and thinking caps on for the KMTS Summer Test (transmission)! Numbers, poetry, the science of strange tones, music and mountaineering are all part of the […]



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2021-07-09 06:50:00

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Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity continues to increase. In last week’s bulletin ARLP027 average daily sunspot number was 34.7. This week it jumped to 55.6. Average daily solar flux increased from 86.9 to 88.9.Despite solar flare activity pushing a sudden ionospheric disturbance and a dramatic HF radio blackout (on July 3), the average daily planetary A index for the week was onl...



• WorldCast Systems Releases Codec Updates

Added at 2021-07-08 12:13:51

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APT codecs get improvements including SFN synchronizing and MPX compression tools
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• Radio Cameos in Japanese Cinema

Added at 2021-07-08 11:40:32

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jon, who writes: Good day, I regularly visit the SWLing Post and very much appreciate the breadth of content you provide on the shortwave hobby. In between the receiver reviews and stories on broadcaster activities, I much enjoy the pieces showing the radio gear that folks notice in television/films. […]



• Viereckig oder rund?

Added at 2021-07-08 10:35:00

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 "Wenn du ein Stück Schnur hast - sagen wir mal 4m lang - wie musst du sie auf den Boden legen, um die grösstmögliche Fläche einzuschliessen?"Dumme Frage. Natürlich machst du einen Kreis. Jede andere Form umschliesst eine kleinere Fläche. Da brauchen wir nicht einmal ins Formelbüchlein zu gucken. Das Quadrat bringt mit dem gleichen Umfang weniger als der Kreis. Ein Rechteck nochmals weniger und ein Dreieck ist auch nicht der Renner."Was juckt mich das?", werdet ihr bemerken. "Oder ist das etwa der Grund, wieso Lautsprecher und Pfannen rund sind?"Darüber liesse sich in der Anstalt trefflich philosophieren. Doch Pfannen und Lautsprecher sind hier nicht das Thema. Zurzeit sind Magnetische Antennen in der Anstalt Trumpf. Und die bevorzugte Form von Magnet-Loop Antennen ist tatsächlich der Kreis. Wieso eigentlich?Sind kreisförmige Magnet-Antennen tatsächlich wirkungsvoller als eckige? Bei gleichem Umfang lautet die Antwort: JA.Denn der Strahlungswiderstand einer Magnetloop hängt von der Fläche ab, die der Loop umschliesst. Und zwar im Quadrat. Doppelte Fläche bedeutet vierfachen Strahlungswiderstand. Und dieser Strahlungswiderstand steht in direkter Konkurrenz zum Verlustwiderstand. Also hauptsächlich dem HF-Widerstand des Loop-Leiters. Das Verhältnis der beiden zueinander entscheidet über den Wirkungsgrad. Ist die Länge des verwendeten Leiters für den Loop gleich, ändert sich der Verlustwiderstand nicht.???? = Rs/(Rs+Rv)Rs StrahlungswiderstandRv Verlustwiderstand???? WirkungsgradDas ist nicht nur bei der Magnet-Loop so. Das gilt für alle Antennen. "Dann nehme ich einfach einen längeren Leiter für meinen Loop und mache daraus ein Quadrat mit dem Durchmesser des Kreises", werdet ihr sagen. "Dann habe ich eine grössere Fläche und brauche trotzdem nicht mehr Platz in Länge und Breite."Natürlich wird durch den längeren Leiter auch der Verlustwiderstand etwas grösser. Das steht der Steigerung des Strahlungswiderstandes entgegen. Doch die Waage neigt sich trotzdem zugunsten der viereckigen Loop-Antenne, wenn man den Taschenrechner bemüht. Wenn man also einen begrenzte Platz für seine Magnetantenne hat - zum Beispiel 1.5x1.5m auf dem Balkon. So fährt man besser mit einer viereckigen Loop mit 1.5m Seitenlänge, anstelle einer runden mit 1.5m Durchmesser. Nicht nur punkto Effizienz, sondern auch punkto nutzbarer Bandbreite (ohne nachzustimmen). Dies aufgrund eines günstigeren LC-Verhältnisses und dadurch etwas reduzierter Güte. Einer, der das nachgerechnet hat und die Herleitung der Formeln schön aufzeigt ist Ian Scott ZL4NJ



• Email to ARRL Life Members

Added at 2021-07-08 09:35:00

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To keep member records up to date, ARRL emailed Life Members on June 16 and will be sending a follow-up email in the next few days, asking them to verify their mailing address. Be assured that it is a legitimate request sent from ARRL. Thank you to all those who responded.If you need to update your address information, call (860) 594-0200, email membership@arrl.org, or respond to the email you ...



• LPFM Facing $3,500 Forfeiture

Added at 2021-07-07 23:03:05

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FCC says station not only filed a license renewal late but also operated without authority
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• NAB Renews Objections to LP-250

Added at 2021-07-07 20:01:29

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Group wants FCC to dismiss latest LPFM proposal
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• TSG Moves Into Larger Facility

Added at 2021-07-07 18:03:33

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Cajun country broadcast engineering and commercial AV integrator expands capabilities
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• Inside the July 7, 2021 Issue of Radio World

Added at 2021-07-07 14:18:35

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Our in-depth interview with Curtis LeGeyt, the next president/CEO of NAB
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• Tieline Releases Firmware Update for Codecs

Added at 2021-07-07 14:01:06

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Gateway and Gateway 4 codecs add phase-lock and compressor-EQ per input
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• Brader: Pay Attention to SIP Protocol

Added at 2021-07-07 11:01:08

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Standard establishes connection between internet or IP connected devices
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• Alan Roe’s A21 season guide to music on shortwave (version 4 update)

Added at 2021-07-07 10:48:51

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alan Roe, who shares his latest A21 season guide to music on shortwave. Click here to download Music on Shortwave A-21 v4 (PDF) Alan notes that this might be the final update of the A-21 broadcast season. This dedicated page will always have the latest version of Alan’s guide available for […]



• First X-Class Major Solar Flare of Solar Cycle 25 Blacks Out HF on July 3

Added at 2021-07-07 08:17:00

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A lot of radio amateurs may have been wondering, “Where did the bands go?” as the first X-class solar flare in 4 years blacked out HF propagation for a time on July 3. “Many American radio amateurs reported sudden HF propagation blackouts on Saturday morning, July 3, when solar active region 12838 produced an X1.5 major solar flare that reached maximum intensity at 1429 UTC, the first X-class s...



• LeGeyt Sees Radio as a Bipartisan Issue 

Added at 2021-07-07 08:00:02

in Radio World, Language: EN



Here's our special interview with NAB’s next president/CEO
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• Elsa to Make Landfall along North Florida Coast, ARES Net Activated

Added at 2021-07-07 06:35:00

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Briefly a hurricane, Tropical Storm Elsa is moving northward, nearly parallel to Florida’s western coast, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds, which continue spreading inland across the western Florida peninsula. As of 0900 UTC, the storm was 50 miles south-southwest of Cedar Key, and 70 miles west-northwest of Tampa with maximum sustained winds of 65 MPH. It’s moving to the north at 14 MPH. El...



• Digigram Makes the Olympics

Added at 2021-07-06 22:26:21

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French broadcaster RMC picks French codec maker as remote broadcast equipment supplier
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• KSKO 89.5 McGrath, Alaska LIVE Request Show On WRMI Shortwave THIS WEEK!

Added at 2021-07-06 15:28:35

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Join me, Paul Walker, on WRMI Shortwave for “The LIVE Friday Night Request Show Dance Party Thingy” being relayed from NPR/community radio station KSKO 89.5 McGrath, Alaska. It’ll take place Saturday July 10th 0300-0500UTC on 7780kHz to the east coast US and Western Europe, 7730kHz to the west coast US, Canada along with Hawaii, And […]



• Hurricane Watch Net Planning to Reactivate for Elsa

Added at 2021-07-06 14:53:00

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami has forecast that Elsa will reach hurricane strength later this afternoon or early this evening (Tuesday, July 7). Given the storm’s very close proximity to land, with any slight jog to the right, Elsa would make landfall much sooner than forecast. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced plans to activate at 2200 UTC today on 14.325 MHz and remain acti...



• Radio Waves: The Enduring Appeal of Shortwave Radio, Ampegon Ships 100kW Transmitter, 4,270 km FM DX, Emisión Sefarad, and the Eswatini Transmitter

Added at 2021-07-06 12:22:11

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Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• ARRL Monitoring as Tropical Storm Elsa Nears Florida Peninsula

Added at 2021-07-06 09:00:00

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Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers are preparing to act, if needed, as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches the Florida Keys. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hurricane Watch for the west-central and Big Bend coasts of Florida, from Egmont Key to the Steinhatchee River, although Elsa has not regained hurricane status. The NWS has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Ge...



• Software Solutions for DIY Projects

Added at 2021-07-06 03:41:17

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Choices abound for DIY schematic and PC board creation
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• Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media to Take Reins of Purdue Station

Added at 2021-07-05 13:00:44

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College radio station WBAA soon to be operated by Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media
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• Eine Antenne, die eigentlich niemand haben möchte.

Added at 2021-07-05 08:34:00

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 Viele Funker kaufen sie. Doch oft wird sie nach kurzer Benützung wieder verkauft. Sie ist teuer, oft nur für QRP-Betrieb ausgelegt und begeistert nur wenige. Ihr Betrieb ist mühsam und kompliziert den Funkbetrieb. Wer kann, vermeidet sie. Wer nicht anders kann, muss sie haben. Denn sie entscheidet oft über den Weiterbetrieb des Hobbys:Eine kleine Ringantenne mit einem Umfang von maximal ein Viertel Wellenlänge. In Amateurkreisen wird sie Magnet-Loop genannt. Im Englischen nennt man sie auch STL (Small Transmitting Loop) und im Deutschen heissen sie auch Rahmenantennen. Denn die Koryphäen im Antennenwald vermeiden den Terminus "magnetische Antenne". Strahlen diese kleinen Ringe im Endeffekt doch elektromagnetische Wellen ab, wie jede andere Antenne auch. Nur im Nahfeld scheint ihre Funktion etwas undurchsichtig zu sein. Wer einen Dipol in zehn Metern Höhe aufhängen kann, wird einen grossen Bogen um die Magnet-Loop machen. Etwas Draht zuschneiden kann fast jeder und kostet nur wenig. Zudem gibt es Drähte in jeder Façon zu kaufen - prêt-à-suspendre.Doch wer keine Drähte spannen und keine Masten pflanzen kann, dem bleibt oft nichts anderes übrig, als zu einem kleinen Antennenwunder zu greifen, wenn er sein geliebtes Hobby weiter betreiben will. Die Magnet-Loop ist eine Möglichkeit. Sie ist klein und kann im Notfall sogar in der Funkerbude betrieben werden. Draussen macht es ihr wenig aus, wenn sie in Bodennähe steht, und sie lässt sich den lieben Nachbarn als Kunstwerk, Fledermausdetektor oder Wetterstation verkaufen.Hardcore-Funkamateure bauen ihre Magnet-Loop natürlich selbst. Das ist einfacher als manch einer annimmt. Hat man mal das kritische Bauteil, in Form eines passenden variablen Kondensators, gefunden, ist der Rest denkbar einfach. Es gibt dabei jedoch ein paar Regeln zu beachten, um Erfolg zu haben. Im Gegensatz zum Drähte-Aufhängen verzeiht die Magnet-Loop keine Fehler. Ein Tuner oder eine Matchbox zum Hinbiegen der Anpassung nützt beim Loop nichts.Bei der Auswahl des Drehkondensators sollten Typen mit Schleifkontakten unbedingt vermieden werden. Es kommen daher nur Schmetterlingskondensatoren, Split-Stator Drehkondensatoren und Vakuumkondensatoren in Frage. Diese müssen eine Spannung von mehreren Kilovolt und Ströme von einigen zehn Ampère aushalten. Wieviel genau, kann man mit einem der folgenden Loop-Rechner online berechnen: (1) oder (2). Beide arbeiten mit den bekannten Formeln der "Antennengötter" und liefern auch vergleichbare Resultate. Auch für den, der keine Loop selbst bauen möchte, ist es interessant, mit diesen Online-Tools zu spielen. Im Sinne von "was wäre wenn?"Passende Drehkondensatoren bekommt man zum Beispiel hier in Form von Bausätzen oder hier als NOS, bzw. Gebrauchte. Vakuum-Drehkondensatoren findet man zum Beispiel auf Ebay oder auch bei Elektrodump. Je grösser der Loop, desto effizienter die Antenne und je dicker das Rohr, desto besser. Kupferrohr in 22mm oder dicker, wie man es im Baumarkt erhält, ist ideal. Gut geeignet ist auch Koaxialkabel. Benutzt wird beim Koax  nur der Aussenleiter (Abschirmung). Wobei mir das Abschirmgeflecht nicht geheuer ist. Denn der HF-Strom fliesst nur an der Oberfläche (bei 7MHz ~ 25um) und muss daher beim Abschirmgeflecht einen wahren Hindernis Parkour absolvieren. Das dürfte den Verlustwiderstand m.E. erhöhen. Auch bei den dicken Kabeln der Profis, mit ihrer gewellten Vollkupfer Abschirmung, verlängert sich der Weg der HF wegen dem Auf- und Ab etwas.Trotzdem: Bisher habe ich meine Loops mit 1/2 Zoll Cellflex gebaut und neuerdings meine kleine Loop im Shack auf 7/8 Zoll Cellflex aufgerüstet. Und dabei gleich auch von 60cm auf 80cm Durchmesser erhöht. Das ist übrigens der maximal zulässige Durchmesser für den Betrieb im 10m Band.        Beim 1/2 Zoll Kabel hat die Abschirmung einen Durchmesser von 13.8mm, beim 7/8 Zoll Cellflex sind es 25.2mm.Wie bereits erwähnt, verzeiht eine Magnet-Loop keine Baufehler. Und da geht es vor allem um zusätzliche Überganswiderstände durch die Kontaktierung des Rings mit dem Kondensator. Schweissen oder Löten ist die beste Lösung. Verschrauben mit grossflächigen Auflagen die zweitbeste. Schon einige zehn Milliohm HF-Widerstand verringern die Effizienz der Antenne spürbar. Fortsetzung folgt....  



• ARRL Headquarters is Closed on Monday, July 5, for Independence Day

Added at 2021-07-04 19:16:00

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ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, July 5, for the Independence Day holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions. ARRL HQ will reopen on Tuesday, July 6, at 8 AM EDT. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday! 



• Sage Alerting Issues Firmware Update

Added at 2021-07-04 17:57:46

in Radio World, Language: EN



Company also offers guidance ahead of national EAS test
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• Inexpensive Adapters Speed AoIP EAS Connection

Added at 2021-07-04 14:11:19

in Radio World, Language: EN



Also, an inexpensive introduction to electronics from Radio Shack
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• “The New Normal Is Going to Sound Pretty Great”

Added at 2021-07-04 12:00:02

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For remote work, Crump says get the best network you can afford
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• Live video of startup, tuning, and transmitting from Alexanderson Alternator SAQ

Added at 2021-07-04 11:49:10

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Hats off to the crew at the UNESCO World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station! Today is Sunday July 4, 2021. Besides being Independence Day here in the States, it’s also Alexanderson Day in Sweden! This morning, I discovered a video on the Grimeton Station YouTube channel: a recording of their live stream live stream starting around […]



• Radio Northern Europe International Show #19 announcement post

Added at 2021-07-04 09:00:25

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Roseanna, with Radio Northern Europe International who shares the following announcement: Hei alle sammen, We’ve been continuing to write your QSL cards and we’re now sending them within 2 months of receipt of your emails! Just like the last few months, we’ve split the broadcasts into 3 versions; • WRMI & On-Demand Version: […]



• FCC Issues Bidding Instructions for Auction 109

Added at 2021-07-03 22:26:11

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There are 114 applicants for 135 FM and four AM CPs for auction starting July 27
The post FCC Issues Bidding Instructions for Auction 109 appeared first on Radio World.



• lab599 Discovery TX-500 UK distributors and dealers

Added at 2021-07-03 14:09:41

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If you live in the UK and have been waiting for the arrival of the lab599 Discovery TX-500 transceiver, this is a positive development: Lab599 have informed me that Nevada Radio will be the exclusive distributor of the TX-500 in the UK. In addition, Waters and Stanton will be a TX-500 dealer and distrubutor. The price will […]



• Bahrain Radio Renovates With Lawo

Added at 2021-07-03 14:00:56

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Arabian Peninsula national broadcaster enters the digital world with room to grow
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• The Beam Box Model FM 10

Added at 2021-07-03 11:22:14

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul, who recently shared a link to this Craigslist listing and asked if anyone in the SWLing Post community might be familiar with this Beam Box Electronically Directable FM Antenna. He included a link to the following review in an archived issue of Radio-Electronics: https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-Electronics/70s/1978/Radio-Electronics-1978-03.pdf The Cragslist post actually […]



• Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down, Likely Activating Again on July 3

Added at 2021-07-02 14:31:00

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The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated this morning at 1300 UTC for Hurricane Elsa, which became a Category 1 storm earlier today. As of 1800 UTC, Hurricane Elsa was about 95 miles west-northwest of St. Vincent, and 580 miles east-southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 85 MPH and is moving to the west-northwest at a brisk 29 MPH.“Being t...



• Guest Post: Recording Music on Shortwave Part 2 – Weak signal recovery

Added at 2021-07-02 12:47:26

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, TomL, who shares the following guest post: Recording Music on Shortwave Part 2 – Weak signal recovery by TomL The QRM noise cloud surrounding my condominium motivated my first foray into noise reduction software to find a little relief (Please refer to Part 1 posted here) using SDR recordings.  I was able […]



• Youth on the Air Camp 2021 to Activate W8Y and Stream Selected Events Online

Added at 2021-07-02 09:30:00

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The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in North, Central, and South America gets under way on July 11 in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, campers will be operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township and from the camp hotel. The camp will run until July 16. “We are at 23 campers,” s...



• Hurricane Watch Net Activates for Hurricane Elsa

Added at 2021-07-02 09:17:00

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The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is currently active on 14.325 MHz for Hurricane Elsa.“Elsa surprised us all by strengthening overnight into a Category 1 hurricane,” HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said. The storm is currently in between Barbados and St. Lucia with maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 28 MPH. At this clip, the storm should be past the W...



• Orban Reorganizes PCn1600 Sales

Added at 2021-07-01 22:44:00

in Radio World, Language: EN



It opens that product line up to other dealers
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• Cross-Ownership Rules Officially Are Dead

Added at 2021-07-01 17:47:03

in Radio World, Language: EN



Also, FCC announces deadline for new comments about media ownership
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• Radio Can Expect to See Rebound by Year’s End, Survey Says

Added at 2021-07-01 14:22:35

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New report finds radio industry has reason to be optimistic
The post Radio Can Expect to See Rebound by Year’s End, Survey Says appeared first on Radio World.



• G6QA’s Slow Morse Morning Club

Added at 2021-07-01 13:18:18

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While some SWLs and radio listeners dislike Web-based SDRs because they don’t feel like “real radio” there’s no denying that they do offer up listening opportunities you might not otherwise be able to enjoy from home. Case in Point Friend and SWLing Post contributor, Pete Madtone, has been enjoying dropping in on a local Slow […]



• SBE Drive Nets New Members

Added at 2021-07-01 12:43:57

in Radio World, Language: EN



Campaign was called “Add Power to Your Profession”
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• Saving on Power in Little Current

Added at 2021-07-01 09:07:58

in Radio World, Language: EN



Going off-grid generates massive savings for station owner
The post Saving on Power in Little Current appeared first on Radio World.



• GAB Announces GABBY Finalists

Added at 2021-06-30 22:28:47

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Georgia Association of Broadcasters will present winners in October
The post GAB Announces GABBY Finalists appeared first on Radio World.



• Free Radio Skybird on July 4, 2021

Added at 2021-06-30 19:20:37

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Pete Madtone, who shares the following announcement: This Sunday 4th July 2021 Free Radio Skybird is being beamed out of the WRMI transmitter from Miami on 9395 kHz at 2300 utc (12 midnight UK time). Expect some free radio goodness from DJ Frederick and the Free Radio Skybird crew. Tune in here on Sunday if you’ve no shortwave radio.



• C-Band Users, Check Your Listing

Added at 2021-06-30 17:12:18

in Radio World, Language: EN



FCC releases updated incumbent list
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• Bill Wilson Is New NAB Radio Board Chair

Added at 2021-06-30 14:08:29

in Radio World, Language: EN



David Santrella now will chair the association’s joint board
The post Bill Wilson Is New NAB Radio Board Chair appeared first on Radio World.



• FCC Reaffirms Nearly $3 Million Fine for Marketing Unauthorized Drone Transmitters

Added at 2021-06-30 13:18:00

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In a Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) released June 17, the FCC denied a Petition for Reconsideration filed by HobbyKing of a $2,861,128 fine for marketing noncompliant RF equipment and for failing to respond to FCC orders in its investigation of the company’s practices. In the same step, the FCC enforced its equipment marketing rules. The fine resulted from an FCC investigation initiated by...



• New Section Managers Appointed in Orange and Eastern Washington

Added at 2021-06-30 13:15:00

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Carl Gardenias, WU6D, of Perris, California, is retiring as ARRL Orange Section Manager after serving in the position since 2003. His term of office had expired at the end of March, but he agreed to continue serving as SM until a successor was chosen. A re-solicitation for Section Manager nominations in the Orange Section was issued this past spring. The only nominee responding by the June 4 de...



• Reminder: Sign up for our new SWLing Post Email Digest today!

Added at 2021-06-30 12:32:37

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, sometime in July 2021 (possibly tomorrow?) the email subscription service we’ve used since 2008–Feedburner–will be shutting down. We’ve invested in a new email service that is actually much better than the old one. Please sign up for the new service in the form below or via this dedicated sign […]



• Dan Notes: Vintage JRC Receivers Set Price Records in Japan

Added at 2021-06-30 11:12:42

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, for the following guest post: Vintage JRC Receivers in Japan Set Price Records by Dan Robinson While used market prices for older vintage communications receivers have been dropping significantly in recent years, prices for some classic “premium” receivers — particularly rare marine radios made by Japan Radio […]



• Doug Ferber on Trends in AoIP

Added at 2021-06-30 11:00:54

in Radio World, Language: EN



AES67, NMOS and an overall need for increased capacity for IP codecs
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• Streaming for Radio in 2021: A New Ebook

Added at 2021-06-30 09:00:04

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The audio revolution challenges radio leaders to think in new ways.
The post Streaming for Radio in 2021: A New Ebook appeared first on Radio World.



• Colleagues Honor Audio Theater Innovator Sue Zizza

Added at 2021-06-30 00:54:17

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National Audio Theatre Festivals presents her with its Corwin Award
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• Delilah Buys the Station Where She Started

Added at 2021-06-30 00:10:40

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Syndicated host acquires KDUN(AM) in Reedsport, Ore.
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• FTIOM & UBMP, July 4-10; Canada D’eh Special

Added at 2021-06-29 22:43:20

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From the Isle of Music, July 4-10: This week, our guest is Maikel Dinza, winner of the Popular Dance Music category in this year’s Cubadisco for his album Manigua. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia […]



• Spotify Expands Audience Network

Added at 2021-06-29 22:18:39

in Radio World, Language: EN



Makes its “audio marketplace” available in Canada, U.K. and Australia
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• Global Chip Shortage Hits HD Radio

Added at 2021-06-29 17:35:56

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General Motors will drop it from certain pickups
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• Important: Sign up for the new SWLing Post Email Newsletter!

Added at 2021-06-29 16:39:54

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As mentioned in a previous post, we are migrating from Feedburner to a new email subscription service called Aweber. Feedburner has announced that they will discontinue all email delivery at some point in July 2021. If you are currently a subscriber to the SWLing Post email digest, you will need to subscribe to the new […]



• DAS Has Guidance for DASDEC Users

Added at 2021-06-29 16:05:14

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With national EAS test ahead, make sure you have current software
The post DAS Has Guidance for DASDEC Users appeared first on Radio World.



• SCN and AVIXA Launch InfoComm Sneak Peek Virtual Event

Added at 2021-06-29 15:34:12

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Sept. 23 preview provides looks at sessions new products expected at October show in Orlando
The post SCN and AVIXA Launch InfoComm Sneak Peek Virtual Event appeared first on Radio World.



• AirCheck Tool Aids Sports Journalists

Added at 2021-06-29 11:03:06

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Platform designed for EBU radio members helps them share near-live emotions
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• Further Relaxation of Ownership Seems Unlikely

Added at 2021-06-29 09:00:55

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But could easing of subcaps still come into play?
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• Radio Waves: Navajo Nation Airwaves, Yamata Transmitting Station at 80, ARRL & Maglite, and Why So Many Plugs?

Added at 2021-06-28 10:35:51

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Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• Radio Deals: Airspy Summer Promo 2021

Added at 2021-06-28 01:59:48

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dennis Dura, who shares the following promo from Airspy: This summer, we offer 20% OFF on #Airspy products from June 28th until July 4th 2021. https://airspy.com/purchase



• Frank seeks guidance to repair his Sony AN-100E antenna

Added at 2021-06-27 12:14:35

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Frank Sturzaker, who writes: I am a new SW listener in the UK and am using an elderly Sony ICF SW100E picked up from selling website here in the UK fairly cheaply as a starter. It gets excellent reviews and seems to do what is required very well. A […]



• Movin’ on Up With the Movo UM700

Added at 2021-06-27 09:24:33

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Good, inexpensive USB desktop mic held back by flimsy USB connector
The post Movin’ on Up With the Movo UM700 appeared first on Radio World.



• Neat King Bee II Takes Flight

Added at 2021-06-27 02:51:49

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Another eye-catching design from the former Blue crew
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• Community Broadcaster: LPFM-250’s Time Is Now

Added at 2021-06-26 12:57:52

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Rural communities especially may benefit greatly by low-power FM power increase
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• Important: Upcoming changes to SWLing Post email newsletters

Added at 2021-06-26 12:24:38

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If you’re one of the 1,700 people who have an email subscription to the SWLing Post via Feedburner, please take note: No more Feedburner In July 2021, the email delivery system we’ve used for daily email newsletters, Feedburner, is scaling back their operations and will discontinue email delivery. This means, if you subscribe to the […]



• Audacy Launches Sports Podcast Studio

Added at 2021-06-25 21:18:49

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2400Sports will get started by working with MLB
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• Rosenworcel Widens Focus of Diversity Group

Added at 2021-06-25 14:09:45

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She expands mission of an advisory committee to include broader tech
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• Markku recommends the GP-5 Desk Pod (Gen 3) for the PL-368

Added at 2021-06-25 12:45:28

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Markku (VA3MK), who writes: I just received this stand today, works and fits well with my orange Tecsun PL-368. Click here to view at CountyComm. What a nice and simple little stand! Thanks for sharing this, Markku. This would work (I assume) with any of the CountyComm and Tecsun […]



• Sunday Night: Special remix edition of KFOG

Added at 2021-06-25 11:56:07

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I’ve just learned that KFOG will broadcast a special remix edition via WRMI (9395 kHz) on Sunday June 27, 2021, at 2300 UTC.



• “MFJ will begin selling Eton Shortwave Receiver Products effective immediately”

Added at 2021-06-25 11:39:39

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributors, Eric McFadden and Mike Agner, who share the following announcement from MFJ: MFJ to sell Eton Shortwave Receivers! Elite 750 A 360-degree rotating AM antenna enhances the radio’s ability to pull in weak AM signals. You can listen to AM, FM , SW, LW, SSB and aircraft band frequencies, and you […]



• Youngsters On The Air First-Round Contest Claimed Results Posted, Next Round is July 18

Added at 2021-06-24 14:50:00

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The Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) Contest’s first round is complete and the claimed results have been posted on the YOTA website, with final results coming soon. Worldwide participation was very good. In the YOTA-class categories, more than 100 were from contesters as young as 7 years old, and three entered as shortwave listeners (listen only). There were more than 600 entries of participants ab...



• WSIE Installs Heil Mics

Added at 2021-06-24 14:08:48

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University station has 14 newly donated PR30s
The post WSIE Installs Heil Mics appeared first on Radio World.



• May 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report

Added at 2021-06-24 13:45:00

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The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. This is the May 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report.Technician operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and hav...



• Brazilian Navy’s beacon antenna

Added at 2021-06-24 11:40:28

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Carlos Latuff, who shares the photo above of the radio beacon at the Brazilian Navy in Tramandai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. What a gorgeous photo, Carlos! Can anyone identify that antenna configuration?



• Your Listeners Have Many Choices

Added at 2021-06-24 09:00:00

in Radio World, Language: EN



Does your product compel them to listen to yours?
The post Your Listeners Have Many Choices appeared first on Radio World.



• Can you ID these HF transmissions?

Added at 2021-06-24 02:00:03

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Carlos Latuff, who shares the following video of sounds he heard on HF. Carlos adds, “Are we in the Twilight Zone or Lost in Space? They sound like effects from a 60’s/70’s sci-fi movie!” Those sounds are wild! The stuff of Star Wars. My only guess is that it’s […]



• Roland Extends Go:Mixer Line

Added at 2021-06-24 01:05:17

in Radio World, Language: EN



Pro-X model adds features and Android, iOS support
The post Roland Extends Go:Mixer Line appeared first on Radio World.



• M6 Group Will Use Quortex Streaming

Added at 2021-06-23 20:17:50

in Radio World, Language: EN



SaaS offering puts HLS protocol to work
The post M6 Group Will Use Quortex Streaming appeared first on Radio World.



• Brake Is Cumulus Ops Manager in Savannah

Added at 2021-06-23 15:17:18

in Radio World, Language: EN



Will move from Beaumont, Texas
The post Brake Is Cumulus Ops Manager in Savannah appeared first on Radio World.



• Inside the June 23, 2021 Issue of Radio World

Added at 2021-06-23 15:10:07

in Radio World, Language: EN



Radio ownership rules, inexpensive adapters and a station saves on power bills
The post Inside the June 23, 2021 Issue of Radio World appeared first on Radio World.



• WorldDAB Celebrates Automotive Penetration

Added at 2021-06-23 13:50:37

in Radio World, Language: EN



Says the EECC rule has led to a “step change”
The post WorldDAB Celebrates Automotive Penetration appeared first on Radio World.



• Salem to Standardize on WideOrbit Automation

Added at 2021-06-23 13:00:59

in Radio World, Language: EN



Will use WO Automation for Radio at its 99 stations
The post Salem to Standardize on WideOrbit Automation appeared first on Radio World.



• Greg Shay on AoIP Empowering Broadcast

Added at 2021-06-23 11:00:49

in Radio World, Language: EN



“It is not good enough ‘if it works when it works,’ it has to always work”
The post Greg Shay on AoIP Empowering Broadcast appeared first on Radio World.



• Comrade Africa: A historic look at the GDR’s Cold War era shortwave broadcasts to Africa

Added at 2021-06-23 10:00:27

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ulis (K3LU), who shares the following note via his Twitter feed: “Comrade Africa” – a historic look at the GDR’s (Radio Berlin International) Cold War era shortwave broadcasts to Africa via the BBC World Service: https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/https/vpid/p07zc40r.mp3 Click here to listen to the documentary at the BBC World Service.



• Radio Waves: New Ham Radio Store, SDR Market worth $14.5 billion by 2025, Retaining 87.7 FM, and Hard-Core-DX now on Slack

Added at 2021-06-23 09:00:14

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• Glensound Introduces Vittoria

Added at 2021-06-23 02:37:52

in Radio World, Language: EN



Dual-Dante audio network engine provides power, security and flexibility
The post Glensound Introduces Vittoria appeared first on Radio World.



• FTIOM & UBMP, June 27-July 3

Added at 2021-06-22 23:18:23

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



From the Isle of Music, June 27-July 3: Part 2 of 2 parts: This week, our guest is Rodney Barreto, winner of the Making Of category in this year’s Cubadisco and a nominee in Jazz for Drummer Negrito.  He also performed in several other nominees and winners of Cubadisco. Our conversation will be in English. […]



• Radio Technical Rules to Be Cleaned Up

Added at 2021-06-22 21:28:18

in Radio World, Language: EN



The FCC has some changes it wants to make that involve various radio rules
The post Radio Technical Rules to Be Cleaned Up appeared first on Radio World.



• LP-250 FM Petition Draws Lots of Interest

Added at 2021-06-22 20:22:19

in Radio World, Language: EN



Most comments are positive but NAB objects to a "total overhaul" of LPFM
The post LP-250 FM Petition Draws Lots of Interest appeared first on Radio World.



• LPFM Sees Call Sign Deleted After Unauthorized Broadcasting Claim

Added at 2021-06-22 18:46:11

in Radio World, Language: EN



In addition to procedural missteps, Chinese Voice of Golden City allegedly showed lack of candor about transmitter site
The post LPFM Sees Call Sign Deleted After Unauthorized Broadcasting Claim appeared first on Radio World.



• Fire Is Not Good for WOOD

Added at 2021-06-22 16:50:22

in Radio World, Language: EN



iHeartMedia station in Michigan is hit by lightning
The post Fire Is Not Good for WOOD appeared first on Radio World.



• Guest Post: Great news from CFVP Alberta!

Added at 2021-06-22 16:24:26

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following guest post: Big news in these days of declined shortwave by Dan Robinson It is rare — no super rare — that we get any good news these days about shortwave broadcasting. Remember the excitement a few years ago when Guinea returned to […]



• Giuseppe’s improved read-to-go case for the Tecsun S-8800

Added at 2021-06-22 11:15:54

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Giuseppe Morlè (IZ0GZW), who writes: Dear Thomas, I want to share my latest version of my case / antenna for Tecsun S-8800 to make it immediately operational: simply open and listen. In addition to the loop inside the case with a 3-meter wire at one of the ends that […]



• Komando Launches Afternoon Tech Update

Added at 2021-06-22 01:33:13

in Radio World, Language: EN



Vignette is free to stations run the accompanying ad spot
The post Komando Launches Afternoon Tech Update appeared first on Radio World.



• Cumulus Tabs Robinson in Birmingham

Added at 2021-06-21 22:16:44

in Radio World, Language: EN



Will lead five-station cluster in central Alabama
The post Cumulus Tabs Robinson in Birmingham appeared first on Radio World.



• Mikael enjoys listening to the Big Gun Friendship Net with his Tecsun PL-660

Added at 2021-06-21 22:00:39

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mikael, who writes: The Big Gun Friendship Net, an amazing and friendly net! It was late or earlier here in France, when I switched on my Tecsun PL-660 with its wire antenna plugged in. As always, I was scanning the 40 meters band. I obtained my ham licence in […]



• Please share your recording of the 2021 BBC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica here!

Added at 2021-06-21 21:40:23

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



In the comments section of this post, I’d like you to share your recording of the NNC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica! In years past, I’ve created a post with all of the Midwinter recordings curated in one article. This usually takes me 12+ hours to prepare over a couple of weeks as many of the […]



• DRM Calculator Highlights Power Savings

Added at 2021-06-21 20:46:28

in Radio World, Language: EN



Consortium will introduce a calculator to show energy savings
The post DRM Calculator Highlights Power Savings appeared first on Radio World.



• FCC Ownership Report Season Is Ahead

Added at 2021-06-21 19:59:31

in Radio World, Language: EN



The Media Bureau reminds U.S. broadcasters of the two-year cycle
The post FCC Ownership Report Season Is Ahead appeared first on Radio World.



• Xperi Notes 10 Years of HD Radio in Mexico

Added at 2021-06-21 15:57:50

in Radio World, Language: EN



Notes the support of CIRT and growth in number of digital channels
The post Xperi Notes 10 Years of HD Radio in Mexico appeared first on Radio World.



• Audacy Expands BetQL Sports Betting Network

Added at 2021-06-21 15:06:43

in Radio World, Language: EN



Adds format in seven big markets, mostly on AM stations
The post Audacy Expands BetQL Sports Betting Network appeared first on Radio World.



• Bob Moore Dies, Was Engineer and Business Owner

Added at 2021-06-21 14:31:40

in Radio World, Language: EN



Later in life he was known for refurbishing PR&E consoles
The post Bob Moore Dies, Was Engineer and Business Owner appeared first on Radio World.



• ARRL Announces Partnership with Maglite

Added at 2021-06-21 14:11:00

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



ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® and Mag Instrument, the US manufacturer of the MAGLITE® Flashlight have announced they have formed a partnership based on common interests in equipping people to be prepared for emergencies and to serve their communities in extreme situations such as natural disasters. ARRL members expand the reservoir of trained operators and technicians in rad...



• 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Hasn’t Given Up the Ship

Added at 2021-06-21 12:34:00

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



The Daily DX has reported that the 3Y0J DXpedition team is still hoping to have a go at the island in 2023. The DXpedition team had planned to travel to Bouvet via the RV Braveheart, owned by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ.“Since the cancellation of 3Y0J, we have been working closely with Nigel Jolly to form a new plan, with a new owner of Braveheart and a revised payment plan that enables Nigel Jolly to c...



• 11 Processing Things to Think About

Added at 2021-06-21 11:10:30

in Radio World, Language: EN



Here are some best practices as well as some questions you should consider
The post 11 Processing Things to Think About appeared first on Radio World.



• Air Chains Then and Now

Added at 2021-06-21 11:00:51

in Radio World, Language: EN



We’ve come a long way from the Audimax/Volumax days
The post Air Chains Then and Now appeared first on Radio World.



• Complete W1AW 2021 Field Day Bulletin Transmission Schedule

Added at 2021-06-21 10:45:00

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



 Day Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern UTC               FRIDAY CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 0000 (Sat)   Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 0100   Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM 0145   CW 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM  ...



• FT-8 dominiert die Bänder

Added at 2021-06-21 09:59:00

in Demenzradio, Language: DE



Was mancher Funkamateur beim Beobachten der Bänder auf seiner Spektrum/Wasserfall-Anzeige vermutet hat, ist nun statistisch belegt worden:FT-8 ist auf den Bändern die dominierende Betriebsart. Nach einer Statistik der Uploads bei Club Log fanden mehr als die Hälfte der QSO's im Jahre 2020 in FT-8 statt. Nach einer Aufschlüsselung von EI7GL waren es 51.4%. Dazu kamen noch 5.7% in der verwandten Contestbetriebsart FT-4.Wenn einer gewinnt, müssen andere verlieren. Wer diese Verlierer sind, zeigt G7VJR in seinem Blog  in einer Grafik:  In erster Linie SSB und CW, wobei die Phonie etwas mehr Federn lassen musste. PSK ist wegen FT-8 total in der Bedeutungslosigkeit verschwunden. RTTY hat zwar auch gelitten, aber hat nach wie vor seine kleine, aber treue Schar von Anhängern.Überwältigend ist der Siegeszug von FT-8 im 6m Band. 84.2% alles QSO's fanden in dieser Betriebsart dort statt. Kein Wunder, ermöglicht doch FT-8 den schwächer ausgerüsteten Stationen auf 50MHz Verbindungen mit mehreren Sprüngen über die Es Schicht. Etwas was bisher nur den Big Guns und einigen Glücklichen vergönnt war. Das gleiche gilt natürlich auch für Es Verbindungen im 10m Band. QSO's z.B. in die Karibik und nach Südamerika sind damit bei Es keine Seltenheit mehr. Dank der Eigenschaft von FT-8, Signale weit unterhalb der Rauschgrenze zu detektieren.Wer das 10m und 6m Band in seiner Wasserfallanzeige beobachtet, kann davon ausgehen, dass diese Bänder wirklich "tot" sind, wenn auf dem FT-8 Kanal nichts zu sehen ist. Ein guter Indikator für die unbeirrbaren CW/SSB Operatoren. Wohin die Reise geht, ist schwer zu sagen. Wird die Popularität von FT-8 leiden, wenn die Bedingungen im Verlaufe des neuen Sonnenzyklus besser werden? Wird eine neue Betriebsart FT-8 ablösen, die individuelleren Austausch ermöglicht? Wird FT-8 manchen OM verleiden, wenn sie die Bänder abgegrast haben?



• SAQ in Sweden to Conduct Annual Alexanderson Day Transmission

Added at 2021-06-21 09:31:00

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SAQ, the call sign of the vintage Alexanderson alternator transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, will conduct its annual Alexanderson Day transmission on Sunday, July 4. The CW transmission will be on 17.2 kHz, CW. The Alexanderson Grimeton Association is planning for two broadcasts from the circa 1924 Alexanderson alternator.Startup and tuning for the first SAQ transmission will take place at 0830 U...



• CHESS CubeSats Will Not Carry Amateur Radio Payloads

Added at 2021-06-21 09:26:00

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



It was announced in January that two CHESS CubeSats set for launch in 2022 would carry amateur radio linear transponders. The project sponsors announced on June 10, however, that neither CHESS satellite would include an amateur radio payload.CHESS project management, citing funding constraints, had to move the project toward a purely scientific program using a commercial CubeSat platform, which...



• ARRL Email Asking Life Members to Verify their Mailing Address is Legitimate

Added at 2021-06-21 09:12:00

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



In an effort to keep member records up to date, ARRL emailed Life Members on June 16, asking them to verify their mailing address. Several recipients of the email have called asking if the email was legitimate and from ARRL. Be assured that it is legitimate and was sent from ARRL. Thank you to all those who responded. If you need to update your address information, call (860) 594-0200, email me...



• MIR-SAT1 CubeSat Expected to Deploy from the ISS on June 22

Added at 2021-06-21 09:07:00

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



MIR-SAT1(Mauritius Imagery and Radiotelecommunication Satellite 1), the first amateur radio CubeSat from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on June 22.MIR-SAT1 will carry an amateur radio V/U digipeater (a downlink of 436.925 MHz has been coordinated). MIR-SAT1 will collect images of the Republic of Mauritius and i...



• K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin

Added at 2021-06-21 09:01:00

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



West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM will transmit the CW and digital versions of the 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin. On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT / 1430 UTC. On Saturday evening, the CW version will be transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT / 0030 UTC (Sunday, June 27 in US time zones). On Sunday, June 27, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT / ...



• Help record the 2021 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast today (June 21, 2021)

Added at 2021-06-21 05:00:17

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the scientists and support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team. The BBC plays music requests and sends special messages to the small team–35 individuals this year–located at various Antarctic research stations. Each year, the thirty minute show is guaranteed to be quirky, nostalgic, and certainly a […]



• Coles Takes a Bold Step

Added at 2021-06-20 17:19:07

in Radio World, Language: EN



A Q&A with Tony Coles on his new job, president of the Black Information Network
The post Coles Takes a Bold Step appeared first on Radio World.



• Adi notes that some new 18650 cells are longer with added protection circuit

Added at 2021-06-20 12:00:04

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adi, who writes: Hi Thomas, Recently I received from AliExp two 18650 3000mAh batteries to replace the aging original XHDATA for my D-808. As you can see they are ~3mm longer than the original. They still fit, but the spring is crushed to its minimum and the cover will […]



• Workbench: Build an LED Fixture Dimmer Circuit  

Added at 2021-06-20 09:34:44

in Radio World, Language: EN



Get only the light you need with Frank Hertel’s workbench project
The post Workbench: Build an LED Fixture Dimmer Circuit   appeared first on Radio World.



• Our Favorite Mics: Anabella Poland, WMSC(FM)

Added at 2021-06-20 06:52:25

in Radio World, Language: EN



College station keeps a well-stocked microphone closet
The post Our Favorite Mics: Anabella Poland, WMSC(FM) appeared first on Radio World.



• The new HanRongDa HRD-747 portable spotted on Ali Baba

Added at 2021-06-20 00:00:05

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Michael Schuster, who writes: The Shenzhen HanRongDa HRD-747 is now spotted in the wholesale supply channel at US$53, minimum order 2 pieces. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/HRD-747-Portable-All-Band-Mini_1600253429230.html The Ali listing has some closeups showing the display and key functions, battery compartment, sockets, and even a brief video demonstrating airband reception. Thank you for […]



• RadioFX Provides Apps to El Dorado

Added at 2021-06-19 18:54:04

in Radio World, Language: EN



Broadcast group has stations in California and Arizona
The post RadioFX Provides Apps to El Dorado appeared first on Radio World.



• FCC Says FM Station Willfully Violated Rules

Added at 2021-06-19 12:37:15

in Radio World, Language: EN



Station given notice of forfeiture of $3,000 for failing to file an application on time
The post FCC Says FM Station Willfully Violated Rules appeared first on Radio World.



• The Shortwave Music Library via WRMI June 20, 2021

Added at 2021-06-19 11:21:33

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



I just received the flyer above for a new program. I’ve no other details but am certainly looking forward to the broadcast!



• Pondering Microphone Choices in 2021

Added at 2021-06-19 10:16:24

in Radio World, Language: EN



Will XLR survive in a USB world?
The post Pondering Microphone Choices in 2021 appeared first on Radio World.



• Old Ideas for a New Threat Environment

Added at 2021-06-19 10:00:13

in Radio World, Language: EN



Air-gapping may be the only surefire way to protect critical systems
The post Old Ideas for a New Threat Environment appeared first on Radio World.



• Canada D’eh Special Broadcast

Added at 2021-06-19 00:49:13

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Canada D’eh Date/Time:  July 1, 10-11PM EDT (July 2, 0200-0300 UTC) Frequency:  WBCQ The Planet, 6160 & 7490 kHz July 1st is Canada Day, and since RCI is no longer blessing shortwave listeners with its presence on the short waves, Fred Waterer, a genuine Canadian, and “Uncle Bill” Tilford, an American who is frequently mistaken […]



• Hershberger Honored With 2021 NAB Engineering Award

Added at 2021-06-18 20:42:40

in Radio World, Language: EN



Retired Continental Electronics engineer describe as “true renaissance broadcast engineer”
The post Hershberger Honored With 2021 NAB Engineering Award appeared first on Radio World.



• Clyde Scott Dies, Well-Known Engineer in Southeast

Added at 2021-06-18 15:24:14

in Radio World, Language: EN



Also founded a Georgia LPFM station
The post Clyde Scott Dies, Well-Known Engineer in Southeast appeared first on Radio World.



• FCC Closed for New Juneteenth Federal Holiday

Added at 2021-06-18 11:24:00

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



The FCC is closed today (Friday, June 18) in observance of the new Juneteenth federal holiday. Juneteenth, officially observed on June 19, celebrates the end of slavery in the US. Amateur radio applications and exam sessions filed after Thursday, June 17, night will not be processed until Monday, June 21.



• International Radio Report reviews the Tecsun H-501x

Added at 2021-06-18 10:09:22

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Sheldon Harvey, who writes: Hi, Thomas Gilles and I have a special edition of the International Radio Report in which we discuss the new Tecsun H-501X portable shortwave receiver. The special edition is available exclusively on our show’s YouTube channel. Here is the link to the video: Thank you […]



• FCC Explores More Efficient Wireless Mic Systems

Added at 2021-06-18 10:00:27

in Radio World, Language: EN



A current NPRM asks if the commission should allow WMAS systems
The post FCC Explores More Efficient Wireless Mic Systems appeared first on Radio World.



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2021-06-18 07:32:00

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Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity was lower this week, with the average daily sunspot number declining from 34.9 last week to 13.9 this week. This average was affected by the single day with no sunspots, Saturday, June 12.Average daily solar flux dropped from 77.7 to 75.2. The Penticton observatory in British Columbia (the source for the 10.7-centimeter solar flux) did not report...



• Boden Will Run Cumulus D.C. Cluster

Added at 2021-06-18 01:45:30

in Radio World, Language: EN



He succeeds the late Ken Roberts
The post Boden Will Run Cumulus D.C. Cluster appeared first on Radio World.



• KNWI’s New Stick Is Going Up

Added at 2021-06-17 23:31:06

in Radio World, Language: EN



Will support a 10-bay ERI antenna to serve Des Moines
The post KNWI’s New Stick Is Going Up appeared first on Radio World.



• Paid Audio Services Boom in U.S.

Added at 2021-06-17 17:51:58

in Radio World, Language: EN



Edison Research says percentage of subscribers doubled in six years
The post Paid Audio Services Boom in U.S. appeared first on Radio World.



• Emergency Alert Changes Pass FCC

Added at 2021-06-17 17:10:30

in Radio World, Language: EN



Order tightens up state EAS plan process, among other changes
The post Emergency Alert Changes Pass FCC appeared first on Radio World.



• Four frequencies will be used for the 2021 BBC Midwinter Broadcast

Added at 2021-06-17 12:05:24

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to Richard Hollingham with Boffin Media, who writes: Hi – I’m (proudly) the Executive Producer of the Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast. It’s made by Boffin Media for the BBC….I’m about to deliver this year’s edition. In terms of the broadcast itself, following the test on Monday, the BBC’s decided to transmit on all four […]



• Reminder: Comb Stereo Broadcast via Radio Gum Tree–June 18, 2021

Added at 2021-06-17 12:00:21

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A quick reminder that the rebroadcast of Radio Gum Tree Episode 2 will take place tomorrow: June 18, 2021 at 9:45 EDT (or June 19, 2021 at 01:45 UTC) on on 5850 kHz. You can find the program notes for these Test broadcasts at this web site address: www.radiogumtree.com/?p=54 Many thanks for putting together this […]



• Jock designs a Horizontal Room Loop to cope with reception issues

Added at 2021-06-17 11:52:13

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jock Elliott, who shares the following guest post: Got reception issues? An idea worth considering: the “Horizontal Room Loop.” by Jock Elliott (KB2GOM) When my radio room was in the front of the house (on the east side), it was easy to run a feedline to a large RF-hungry […]



• Analog Devices MxFE RF Data Converter Transceivers could be an SDR game changer

Added at 2021-06-17 11:32:39

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Evans, who shares info about the new Analog Devices MxFE and notes that it could be a game changer in the world of software defined radio: This does sound like a very robust and powerful platform although I’m not an engineer so can’t speak to how it might […]



• My Favorite Mics: Rob Bertrand

Added at 2021-06-17 09:38:41

in Radio World, Language: EN



Here’s what they’re using at WAMU
The post My Favorite Mics: Rob Bertrand appeared first on Radio World.



• Nielsen Has Good News in May Numbers

Added at 2021-06-17 08:30:04

in Radio World, Language: EN



“Radio’s weekly reach and average audience at highest levels since March 2020”
The post Nielsen Has Good News in May Numbers appeared first on Radio World.



• KRK Adds to Speaker Line

Added at 2021-06-17 03:46:04

in Radio World, Language: EN



Moving up with 7- and 8-inch woofers
The post KRK Adds to Speaker Line appeared first on Radio World.



• Kathy Stieler Joins NATE

Added at 2021-06-17 02:16:29

in Radio World, Language: EN



Director of Safety, Health & Compliance is a new position
The post Kathy Stieler Joins NATE appeared first on Radio World.



• Nielsen Releases PPM Software Encoder for FMs

Added at 2021-06-16 20:23:48

in Radio World, Language: EN



Company supports trend away from hardware boxes
The post Nielsen Releases PPM Software Encoder for FMs appeared first on Radio World.



• Digigram Launches Codec for MPX Over IP

Added at 2021-06-16 18:16:48

in Radio World, Language: EN



Iqoya X/Link-MPX supports evolving STL applications
The post Digigram Launches Codec for MPX Over IP appeared first on Radio World.



• SBS Elevates Albert Rodriguez to President

Added at 2021-06-16 17:20:55

in Radio World, Language: EN



Raúl Alarcón continues as chairman/CEO
The post SBS Elevates Albert Rodriguez to President appeared first on Radio World.



• IBA Names Summit as Tech Partner

Added at 2021-06-16 13:46:39

in Radio World, Language: EN



Members can access engineering services on demand or via subscription
The post IBA Names Summit as Tech Partner appeared first on Radio World.



• Evanov Tries Out Hybrid AM HD Radio in Toronto

Added at 2021-06-16 12:00:16

in Radio World, Language: EN



CHLO in Brampton is believed to be the first AM HD station in Canada
The post Evanov Tries Out Hybrid AM HD Radio in Toronto appeared first on Radio World.



• Nominees for ARRL Director, Vice Director Solicited in Five Divisions

Added at 2021-06-16 11:50:00

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



Full ARRL members in the Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern, and Roanoke Divisions will have the opportunity this year to choose a Director and Vice Director for 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2022. ARRL is now seeking eligible nominees for these positions. These could include incumbents or new candidates. It takes 10 full members in a Division to nominate a candidate for either o...



• Family Comes First during Hurricane Preparation for Home and Station

Added at 2021-06-16 11:50:00

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



The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and continues through November 30, and two named storms have already shown up, although neither threatened the US. There’s still time to consider making sure you, your family, and your ham station are prepared. Remember, your family’s safety comes first.Your first stop should be a visit to the National Weather Service (NWS) page for personal and fam...



• Possible frequencies for the 2021 BBC Midwinter Broadcast

Added at 2021-06-16 10:32:46

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who follows up with the following information about the 2021 Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica: As usual, there was a test of this year’s possible frequencies yesterday (14 June) from 21:30 to 21:45 UTC. They were: 6035 kHz from Dhabbaya 6170 kHz from Ascension 7305 kHz from Woofferton […]



• Radio Waves: “Tuning In The World”, Subcarrier Signals, SSTV Event from the ISS, and Israel Army Radio Shut Down

Added at 2021-06-16 10:00:25

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• Poster Shows Automotive Radio Bands

Added at 2021-06-16 09:25:27

in Radio World, Language: EN



Also, Radio Shack lends a third hand
The post Poster Shows Automotive Radio Bands appeared first on Radio World.



• Shop ARRL and Amazon Smile for Father’s Day

Added at 2021-06-16 08:20:00

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



Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20. Get Dad the perfect gift this year, while supporting his favorite hobby. If you’re browsing Amazon for electronics, sporting goods, ham radio gear, and more, 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, to hel...



• Inside the June 16, 2021 Issue of RW Engineering Extra

Added at 2021-06-16 08:07:54

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MPX, DIY schematic software, cyberthreats
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• FTIOM & UBMP, June 20-26

Added at 2021-06-15 22:07:23

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From the Isle of Music, June 20-26: Part 1 of 2 parts: This week, our guest is Rodney Barreto, winner of the Making Of category in this year’s Cubadisco and a nominee in Jazz for Drummer Negrito. He also performed in several other nominees and winners of Cubadisco. Our conversation will be in English. The […]



• NXP Joins RadioDNS

Added at 2021-06-15 19:32:09

in Radio World, Language: EN



Piggott points to "growing importance of our open standards for hybrid radio"
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• The 2021 BBC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica next week!

Added at 2021-06-15 19:00:43

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David (G4EDR), who writes: I know that you and many of the readers of the SWLing Post like to tune into the annual BBC WS Antarctic Mid Winter broadcast. I requested some information from the BDXC (of which I am a member) about this year’s broadcast and got the […]



• Transmitters Prepped for Turkey

Added at 2021-06-15 18:00:44

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Nautel has these dozen NV5LTs getting ready for TRT
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• TechSurvey Says Christian and Public Radio Still Leading Radio Recommenders

Added at 2021-06-15 17:02:26

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Also, most 40% of survey respondents take part in daily or weekly online meetings
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• Bradley: LP-250 Is Not Dead in the Water

Added at 2021-06-15 15:30:16

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REC Networks is sanguine about its latest proposal
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• Media Companies Beginning to Feel Pinch from Component Shortage

Added at 2021-06-15 13:26:02

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Recent IABM survey finds that 40% of surveyed companies report significant shortages
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• Dolan and Reiman Join Inrush Broadcast Services

Added at 2021-06-15 12:37:58

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New hires for broadcast integrator come from Telos Alliance and Weigel Broadcasting
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• Guest Post: Dikeside Icom IC-705 RX action

Added at 2021-06-15 10:41:41

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, 13dka, who shares the following guest post: The IC-705 in action at the dike by 13dka When I got the IC-705 in late October 2020, I didn’t get that much chance to enjoy it at the dike: After a couple of initial tests and 2 nightly “FYBO” MW DX sessions in November, […]



• FCC Seems Set to Affirm 100-Watt LPFM Limit

Added at 2021-06-14 21:27:55

in Radio World, Language: EN



Move appears to bring new LPFM filing window closer
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• Apps for Radio Technology

Added at 2021-06-14 12:00:59

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For this month’s Buyers Guide, we turn our attention to apps for radio technology. We asked the following manufacturers what equipment shoppers should know about their latest offerings. As you’ll see, the definition of an app continues to evolve. Axia iQs Virtual Mixing Console Q: What does it do? A: Axia iQs is an audio […]
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• Dan spots a number of radios in the Netflix series “Sweet Tooth”

Added at 2021-06-14 10:00:14

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Van Hoy (VR2HF), who notes that he spotted a number of radios including the Kenwood TS-930S in the new Netflix series, Sweet Tooth (see above). He writes: [Also] seen in the last minutes of the final episode of season one: An AWA (Amalgamated Wireless Australasia) Teleradio Model 110H […]



• 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island Cancelled

Added at 2021-06-14 07:09:00

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The Intrepid-DX Group announced over the weekend that it has cancelled its long-anticipated 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island. The DXpedition team had planned to travel to Bouvet via the RV Braveheart, owned by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ. Jolly has told the DXpedition that Braveheart is being sold and he’s cancelled its contract for the 3Y0J voyage. “The global pandemic has impacted the expedition chart...



• Survey Says Full Speed Ahead for Mobile Devices and Apps

Added at 2021-06-13 13:38:42

in Radio World, Language: EN



Gen Z listeners may be harsher critics of their home station’s app
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• PILOT Project Targets Android Automotive

Added at 2021-06-13 11:46:53

in Radio World, Language: EN



Initiative seeks best digital and analog radio experience possible
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• More Comb Stereo Broadcasts via Radio Gum Tree June 18 & 25, 2021

Added at 2021-06-13 11:30:03

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, TomL, who notes: Episode 2 of Radio Gum Tree will be rebroadcast this coming Friday night June 18, 2021 at 9:45 EDT on on 5850 kHz in case anyone missed it. Episode 3 should be on June 25. You can find the program notes for these Test broadcasts at this web site […]



• Pre-Detection Recordings: Any in existence, declassified and accessible–?

Added at 2021-06-13 11:00:29

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Chip, who writes: I remember reading a number of years ago that the NRO/NSA was the largest consumer of magnetic tape, utilized for pre-detection recordings of various spans of spectrum, all over the world. I’m wondering if those tapes become declassified at some point, and if they are available […]



• KFOG broadcasts on June 20th and 26th, 2021 via Channel 292

Added at 2021-06-13 10:00:14

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Pete Madtone, who shares the following: KFOG takes to the high seas via Channel 292 on Sunday June 20th 2021 at 1200 UTC (11am UK time) and on Saturday June 26th at 0900 utc (8am UK time) on 6070 kHz. Expect tunes in a nautical style and “see the glimmer from a distant lighthouse, as the buoys ding and the (radio) […]



• Netherlands Radio/TV Broadcaster L1 Decides on DHD

Added at 2021-06-13 00:46:53

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Consoles and DSP-I/O cores for new studios and refurbishment of current facilities in Maastricht and Venlo
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• CRB Raises Webcasting Royalty Rates

Added at 2021-06-12 22:06:46

in Radio World, Language: EN



Minimum rate for noncom webcasters doubles to $1,000
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• Community Broadcaster: Giving Mood

Added at 2021-06-12 19:22:10

in Radio World, Language: EN



A new report’s silver lining indicates a prospective noncom radio opportunity
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• A Super-Charged Solar Cycle 25?!

Added at 2021-06-12 12:20:07

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There’s an interesting post from spaceweather.com about two scientists who believe they have found evidence of solar activity which might indicate a super-cycle rivaling the best solar cycles ever recorded. (I, for one, would be thrilled for this since the last such super-cycle seems to have been before I was born, and that was a […]



• Berliner: A Life in Music and the Recording Arts

Added at 2021-06-12 12:00:07

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Recollections of Oliver Berliner, grandson of the inventor of disc records
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• Dan reviews latest firmware version of the Tecsun PL-368 and shares list of hidden features

Added at 2021-06-12 11:24:18

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following guest post: Revisiting the Tecsun PL-368:  Assessing a Later Firmware Unit by Dan Robinson This past April, I reviewed Tecsun’s PL-368, the update of the PL-365 (also sold by CountyComm as the GP5).  There were some major changes:  Tecsun shifted from AA batteries to a flat […]



• Lithuania: 95th anniversary of first radio transmission

Added at 2021-06-12 09:33:05

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Giedrius Blagnys, who notes: The first national radio broadcast in Lithuania started on 1926-06-12 d. Photo above: the mic used for the first broadcast.  Recording of the first transmission: Many thanks for sharing this interesting bit of history with us, Giedrius!



• My Favorite Mics: Larry Langford

Added at 2021-06-12 09:30:37

in Radio World, Language: EN



“No station ratings have ever been tied to the mic used in the studio”
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• FCC Throws Lifeline to an FM6 Station

Added at 2021-06-11 21:27:02

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Temporary extension suggests commission’s mind isn’t made up yet on Franken FMs
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• WBZ Celebrates 100 Years

Added at 2021-06-11 19:28:38

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iHeart station is featuring memorable moments this summer
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• National EAS Test Will Focus on Broadcast Chain

Added at 2021-06-11 19:26:25

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Stations must fill out Form One by July 6 in preparation
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• Die Helixantenne unter dem Bett

Added at 2021-06-11 16:41:00

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 Seit Jahren herrscht ein Trend unter den Schläfern: Es genügt ihnen nicht mehr, in guter deutscher Tradition einfach auf einer Schaumstoffmatratze und einem Lattenrost zu liegen. Nein, sie wollen auf einem Hotelbett träumen. Neudeutsch heisst das Teil Springbox-Bett. Spring für Feder, Box für Kiste. Natürlich wollen sie das nicht nur in einem teuren Hotelzimmer tun, sie wollen ein solch exklusives Nachtlager auch zu Hause. Das ist ganz und gar nicht gut für die menschliche Gesundheit, sagen die Experten.Doch bevor wir zum Kern des Pudels kommen, fragen wir einfach mal ganz dumm: "Was ist eigentlich ein Boxspringbett?"Für den Funkamateur ist der Fall klar: es ist eine Ansammlung von Helical-Antennen, gewissermassen ein Antennen-Array. Doch für die Laien unter meinen Lesern: hier eine detailliertere Erklärung. Es handelt sich dabei um ein mehrschichtiges Bettsystem. Zuunterst befindet sich eine Holzkiste mit ganz vielen Metallfedern drin. Darauf kommt dann eine Matratze mit noch mehr Metallfedern drin. Damit man von den Federn nicht ein Muster auf den Körper gedrückt bekommt, kommt zuoberst nochmals eine etwas dünnere Matratze, Topper genannt.Diese Betten, die sich steigender Beliebtheit erfreuen, gibt es inzwischen in allen Preisklassen. Damit sich auch arme Leute ein solches Bett leisten können, haben findige Marketingleute bei den Billigbetten einfach die Federn in der Box weggelassen und die Federn in der Matratze in Qualität und Anzahl reduziert. Also die übliche Vorgehensweise wie bei allen Produkten des täglichen Lebens.Doch nun kommen wir zu des Pudels Kern: Diese Federn sind natürlich allesamt Antennen. Sie nehmen die Wellen auf, die in unseren Wohnungen herumschwirren - von 50 Hertz bis 5.6 GHz. Und wie wir alle wissen, ist der beste HF-Verstärker bekanntlich die Antenne.   Wenn sich unter dem Schlafenden ein Antennenwald befindet, der die ganze 2.4 GHz Strahlung speichert führt das zu einem Koma ähnlichen Schlaf. Nacht für Nacht wird der Boxspring-Schläfer also von diesen Antennen angestrahlt. Das kann nicht gesund sein. Meint der Dipl. Ing. im Film oben.Auch der Professor im nächsten Video propagiert das Antennen-freie Schlafen:Die zwei sind längst nicht allein. In diesem Artikel wird die Helixantenne unter dem Schläfer im Detail erklärt. Wie in einem Antennenbuch. Das können nur Profis sein.Daher, liebe Funkamateure, CB- und Schwarzfunker, passt auf, wo ihr schläft und passt auf, dass eure Furzmulde (CB-Slang) keine Helixantennen enthält. Diese könnten sonst eure QSO's speichern und damit in euren Träumen dazwischen funken.Bild zuoberst: Das Jakobsschaf. Mit vier Antennen.



• Cumulus Signs Ad Deal for Uber Cartop Screens

Added at 2021-06-11 16:37:39

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Agreement is with Adomni ad platform
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• APM, Audacy Create a Podcast Partnership

Added at 2021-06-11 16:14:08

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They say their complementary strengths will be a benefit to advertisers
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• Fran Blanche opens a Retekess TR604 DSP AM/FM radio

Added at 2021-06-11 15:11:19

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Many thanks to my buddy, Skip, who shared the following video on his Facebook page: Click here to view on YouTube.



• Tascam Streamer/Recorders Get Firmware Update

Added at 2021-06-11 14:11:14

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Content can be streamed to three platforms at once
The post Tascam Streamer/Recorders Get Firmware Update appeared first on Radio World.



• Survey Says Podcast Use Increases, Although Many Still Not Onboard

Added at 2021-06-11 13:20:50

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Rapid growth in smart speaker ownership appears to be slowing down
The post Survey Says Podcast Use Increases, Although Many Still Not Onboard appeared first on Radio World.



• Moving Audio in the Cloud Brings Challenges

Added at 2021-06-11 11:07:36

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Bob Orban: Processing options help stations that seek to navigate these new scenarios
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• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2021-06-11 09:36:00

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Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity has shown steady but modest increases over the past 3 weeks, with average daily sunspot weekly averages rising from 24.9 to 28 to 34.9. Oddly, average daily solar flux for the same 3 weeks was 77.8, 77.8, and 77.7, remarkably unchanged week after week.Average daily planetary A index went from 6.1 last week to 5.9 in this week’s report, and midd...



• NAB Foundation Will Honor Lin-Manuel Miranda

Added at 2021-06-10 20:18:15

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Service award will recognize his advocacy for Latino community and the arts
The post NAB Foundation Will Honor Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared first on Radio World.



• Nautel Highlights HD for Lower-Power FM

Added at 2021-06-10 19:10:09

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Manufacturer runs a price promotion for VS and VSHD products
The post Nautel Highlights HD for Lower-Power FM appeared first on Radio World.



• Sveriges Radio Receives EBU Tech & Innovation Award

Added at 2021-06-10 16:42:38

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Yle’s Nikkarinen wins first Young Engineers and Researchers Award
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• TAB Will Honor Norm Philips

Added at 2021-06-10 13:26:17

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Texas broadcasters association also names first recipients of the Hightower Award
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• The Icom IC-705: Is this really a new holy grail SWL/BCL receiver?

Added at 2021-06-10 12:32:20

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, 13dka, who shares the following guest post: The Icom IC-705: Is this really a new holy grail SWL/BCL receiver? by 13dka When Thomas got wind of its development in 2019 he immediately asked “could the Icom IC-705 be a shortwave listeners holy grail receiver?”. I usually wince a little when […]



• Pros Tell Us About Their Favorite Mics

Added at 2021-06-10 12:00:37

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More radio peeps tell us which mics they love and why
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• IARU Attends ITU Wireless Power Transmission Sessions

Added at 2021-06-10 08:18:00

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The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) represented the Amateur Service at a recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recent virtual meeting on the topic of wireless power transmission (WPT), attended by some 350 delegates. ITU Working Party 1A Working Group WG1A2 was of most relevance to IARU, covering the topic of WPT. The focus is on WPT’s impact on the radio spectrum. IARU co...



• Separate SATERN Nets Now Operational

Added at 2021-06-10 08:13:00

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The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) launched a new SATERN International SSB Net on June 2 on 14.325 MHz. Net sessions will take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11 AM Central Daylight Time, in cooperation with the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), which has used 14.325 MHz for many years during its own activations. Just down the band, another net sporting the same SATERN ...



• WSJT-X version 2.4.0 Now Generally Available, Version 2.5.0 on the Horizon

Added at 2021-06-10 07:42:00

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WSJT-X version 2.4.0 now is available in general release. According to co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, WSJT-X version 2.4.0, includes a new digital mode, Q65. This protocol is designed for two-way contacts over especially difficult propagation paths, including ionospheric scatter, troposcatter, rain scatter, TEP, EME, and other types of fast-fading signals.“On paths with Doppler spread more than...



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