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• MRC Releases New Digital Ad Standards

Added at 2018-01-18 20:47:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Final version offers benefits to advertisers, streamers and podcasters



• Minnesota Public Radio Chooses Axia Consoles for Upgrade

Added at 2018-01-18 18:51:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Pubcaster says Livewire ecosystem simplifies operations



• Harlan Named NSMA Sportscaster of the Year

Added at 2018-01-18 18:30:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



UNC Radio’s Woody Durham will also be inducted into NSMA Hall of Fame



• An EAS Mistake Was Made: What Now?

Added at 2018-01-18 18:30:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Is it a case of too many cooks stirring the pot or just the wrong cook?



• Hardware Suppliers Cautiously Upbeat

Added at 2018-01-18 17:59:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Vendors anticipate a good year for gear sales, despite headlines about broadcaster debt burdens



• Lawo Names U.S. Senior Sales Manager

Added at 2018-01-18 16:41:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



He was senior sales manager for Studer in America



• 7 Hawaii Missile Crisis Tweets That Will Make EAS Operators Shake Their Head

Added at 2018-01-18 15:41:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Emergency alerting mistakes are a nightmare that's ripe for satire



• AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

Added at 2018-01-18 15:23:00

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



The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds.Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur ...



• Dugger Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Date Changed to February 17

Added at 2018-01-18 15:05:00

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



The Dugger Amateur Radio Club in Dugger, Indiana, has announced that the date of its hamfest has been moved to February 17 at the City Park Community Building, 840 Hicum Street, in Dugger. Talk-in will be on 147.775 MHz (136.5 Hz). Contact Jonathan Olvey, KD9AMN, for more information.



• Looking under the hood: Comparing the XHDATA D-808 and Digitech AR-1780

Added at 2018-01-18 15:03:46

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Last week, I posted a few photos of the new XHDATA D-808 and Digitech AR-1780–two of the hottest portable shortwave radios to hit the market in recent months. Several readers have requested “under the hood” photos of each radio, to compare internal designs. This morning, I had a few minutes to crack open each radio […]



• Just Ahead In Radiosport

Added at 2018-01-18 14:51:11

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Just Ahead In Radiosport:



• ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to Retire

Added at 2018-01-18 14:51:02

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



ARRL's chief executive officer for the past 2 years, Tom Gallagher,
NY2RF, announced his retirement as CEO, as the ARRL Board of Directors
prepares to meet January 19-20. He will step down on March 2.
Gallagher, who had earlier advised ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR,
of his intention to resign, expressed his gratitude to President
Roderick and the ARRL Board for giving him the opportunity to help
guide the organization.



• ARRL Board Of Directors to Meet

Added at 2018-01-18 14:50:45

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The ARRL Board of Directors will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting January
19-20 in Windsor, Connecticut. The first order of business will be the
election of officers. The Board will elect candidates to the volunteer
posts of ARRL President, First and Second Vice President, and
International Affairs Vice President, as well as to the offices of
Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial
Officer. CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, has announced that he will retire on
March 2. The Board will evaluate and determine the next steps to take
in a search for his replacement when it meets this week.



• The Doctor Will See You Now!

Added at 2018-01-18 14:50:32

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



"Antenna Wire" is the topic of the latest (January 18) episode of the"ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast.
Listen...and learn!



• Club Group Will Operate W1AW for Winter Field Day

Added at 2018-01-18 14:50:13

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will host a group that will take part in
Winter Field Day later this month. Sponsored by the Winter Field Day
Association (WFDA), Winter Field Day
will take place over the January 27-28 weekend, and it can be an
opportune time to prep for ARRL Field Day in June.



• Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

Added at 2018-01-18 14:49:51

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Right on schedule on January 12, the Indian Space Research Organisation
(ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launched, taking AMSAT-NA's Fox-1D CubeSat and
30 other satellites on board toward a sun-synchronous orbit. By 27
minutes into the flight, confirmation came that all nanosatellites had
been deployed. Fox-1D was in orbit!



• A Message to Members from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR

Added at 2018-01-18 14:49:25

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In the last few weeks, the ARRL's Board of Directors has been the
subject of an organized misinformation campaign. It is being
orchestrated by a group of hams, some of whom are well-intentioned but
have been misled. This effort, which consists of a series of
mis-characterizations, initially dealt with (1) the ARRL Board's
censure of an ARRL Director, and (2) some proposed revisions to ARRL's
Articles of Association and Bylaws that are likely to be considered at
the upcoming ARRL Board meeting and which were circulated by a member
of the Board. None of the proposed Article and Bylaw changes has yet
been addressed by the Board of Directors. More recently, other equally
erroneous and false statements have been made with respect to
completely unrelated issues, in an effort to draw into question ARRL's
decision-making processes. The principal suggestion is that ARRL
operates under some "cloak of secrecy." The criticism is unfair and
undeserved.



• Registration Now Open for HamSCI Workshop

Added at 2018-01-18 14:48:57

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Registration now is open for a 2-day HamSCI -- the
Amateur Radio citizen science initiative -- workshop February 23-24 at New Jersey
Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark. The 2018 HamSCI Workshop will
be held in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. Complimentary parking is available.



• Florida Ham Radio Club Aids Homeless During Cold Snap

Added at 2018-01-18 14:48:26

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Uncharacteristically cold weather in central Florida in early January
prompted members of the North Brevard Amateur Radio Club (K4NBR) to assist the area's homeless
population. The New Year began with a bitter cold front descending upon
central Florida, bringing below-freezing temperatures, especially
concerning for those lacking regular shelter from the elements. NBARC
members Ricky Deluco, K4JTT; Robert Ortiz, KJ4VEH; William Klosowski,
K4SVT, and Michael Ellixson, KE4MWZ, set out in their own vehicles,
searching the city of Titusville for homeless residents. For the next
two evenings, and using Amateur Radio as communications, the group
worked in the cold, wet weather for more than 12 hours, logging some
120 miles on the roads around Titusville.



• DoD Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

Added at 2018-01-18 14:48:02

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications
interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success,
according to information received from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio
System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6
drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including
MARS, other federal agencies, and the Amateur Radio community,
simulated a coronal mass ejection (CME) event. Army and Air Force MARS
organizations worked in conjunction with the Amateur Radio community,
primarily on the 60-meter interoperability channels as well as on HF
NVIS frequencies and local VHF and UHF, non-internet linked Amateur
Radio repeaters.



• Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, (SK)

Added at 2018-01-18 14:47:46

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Past ARRL Great Lakes Division
Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January
14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82. Weaver served as ARRL Great Lakes
Division Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014, and he was a
regular presence at Hamvention and ARRL EXPO and moderated the ARRL
Forum.



• In Brief...

Added at 2018-01-18 14:47:22

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In Brief...



• Tieline Updates Bridge-IT Firmware

Added at 2018-01-18 14:24:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Improved streaming performance, SIP features added and more



• RFE to Attend European Radio Show

Added at 2018-01-18 13:26:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Will highlight the compact DS6000 FM transmitter at the Paris show



• New Chinese Zhou Enlai Student Satellite Set to Launch

Added at 2018-01-18 12:45:00

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



The 2U Zhou Enlai CubeSat, developed with primary and middle school students in China, is expected to launch on January 19. The satellite is named after the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, who held office from 1949 until 1976. A report on the official Xinhua Net website said the CubeSat, constructed at Huai’an Youth Comprehensive Development Base in Jiangsu Province, has been t...



• Two More US Educational Organizations Move into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections

Added at 2018-01-18 12:26:00

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



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced the addition of two more educational organizations to the Phase 2 list to host an ARISS ham radio contact with an ISS crew member. The selected schools submitted proposals before the deadline last November and join the 13 schools and groups announced in mid-December. The two extra scheduling opportunities are special events,...



• Permanent WSPR Beacon in Antarctica Now on the Air

Added at 2018-01-18 12:21:00

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



The DP0GVN WSPR beacon now is in operation from the German Neumayer III Research Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. The installation is part of a scientific project of the Technical University of Munich in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC).“The beacon is still under test and will be shut down occasionally for m...



• 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Still at the Dock

Added at 2018-01-18 12:04:00

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



The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team's vessel remains at the dock in Punta Arenas, Chile. Their vessel, MV Betanzos did leave the harbor yesterday and then returned. “This was for some kind of inspection, which they passed,” The Daily DX reported.The Bouvet MapShare website appears to show that the vessel remains docked. On January 16, the team reported that preparations to depart were contin...



• New SOTA Associations 2017

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Fifteen new SOTA associations were added during the year 2017, bringing the total to 136



• The home of the good guys

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A radio amateur from Far North Queensland has achieved a lot for a remote village while on holidays in the Solomon Islands



• SSTV on a Baofeng?

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Sending and receiving images over amateur radio using SSTV can be lots of fun. Andy M6XFC has written on the Essex Ham site about how to get started with SSTV on a Baofeng handheld



• Auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has published an update on the timetable for setting the regulations that will apply to the forthcoming auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands



• New BT broadband service to transmit across VHF

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



BT's Openreach plans to use the polluting technology G.fast, that transmits across the VHF spectrum as well as HF, to deliver new broadband services



• Tony's 10m Band Report

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Trying to concentrate on the positive side of Ten Metre activity is a tad difficult at the moment. For example Monday shows H91IT, H91TT and H91T. Only the first of these is a good call.



• Zhou Enlai student satellite to launch

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The 2U CubeSat Zhou Enlai, developed with primary and middle school students, is expected to launch on Friday, January 19, 2018



• New 'Celtic Knot' VHF-UHF Competition

Added at 2018-01-18 10:08:01

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The GMDX Group is sponsoring a new annual competition to promote VHF-UHF DX and contesting activity in the North and West of the geographical British Isles - and to give stations everywhere an opportunity to work those areas



• ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to Retire

Added at 2018-01-18 09:14:00

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



ARRL’s chief executive officer for the past 2 years, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, announced his retirement as CEO, as the ARRL Board of Directors prepares to meet January 19-20. He will step down on March 2. Gallagher, who had earlier advised ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, of his intention to resign, expressed his gratitude to Roderick and the ARRL Board for giving him the opportunity to help gui...



• The Doctor Will See You Now!

Added at 2018-01-18 08:00:00

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



“Antenna Wire” is the topic of the latest (January 18) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wher...



• Radio Deal: C. Crane CCRadio 2 at NPR Shop

Added at 2018-01-18 00:00:47

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Kevin Turinsky, who notes that NPR is having a “final” clearance sale on the excellent C. Crane CCRadio-2. The price is $110.11 US plus shipping. Click here to view the CCRadio 2 on the NPR Shop.



• Media Services Group Hires Birch

Added at 2018-01-17 22:04:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Tom Birch is also owner of Lakes Media



• BFA to Recognize McLaughlin With Lifetime Achievement Award

Added at 2018-01-17 22:04:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Award will be presented at the Golden Mike Award Fundraising Dinner on March 5



• iHeartMedia Files Claim Against Cumulus

Added at 2018-01-17 22:04:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Debt attributed to Westwood One programming spots and airing of Premiere Networks programs



• Director of Engineering--Transmissions

Added at 2018-01-17 20:53:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



NET is seeking a dynamic Engineering Director to provide technical and administration of the Television and Radio Systems.



• Transitioning to IP Is Easy With Comrex VH2

Added at 2018-01-17 17:50:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Radio Engineering Services helps WDST bring its phone system into the IP world



• Peter Doyle Prepares to Depart FCC

Added at 2018-01-17 17:50:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Audio chief reflects on busy tenure including process reform, translators, AM and LPFM issues



• Western Nevada College Offering Class to Certify Ham Radio Technicians

Added at 2018-01-17 17:13:41

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



If you work or play in the backcountry or are involved in emergency communications, you may want to take a new class offered through Western Nevada College Community Education. Starting Jan. 31, an 11-session class will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Carson City campus. Instructor Jeff Cauhape, of K7BCV, will lead students through the ARRL licensing manual with hands-on activities. The text is ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, third edition, and is available through amazon.com. There is no Morse code requirement, no electrical engineering experience, or higher math involved in the class. Additionally, students have the chance to walk away from the class with their Technician's Class license. For the final session, students can take their licensing exam in lieu of a final.



• Alpha Media Chooses Futuri for Audience Engagement

Added at 2018-01-17 17:02:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Deal includes POST, TopicPulse and Alexa Skills



• Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

Added at 2018-01-17 16:52:00

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



A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including MARS, other federal agencies, and the Ama...



• Camera Aboard Fox-1D Satellite Returns Photos of Earth

Added at 2018-01-17 16:19:00

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



The Virginia Tech experimental camera payload on the Fox-1D satellite (AO-92), launched on January 12, has returned some very clear photos of our planet as seen from low-Earth orbit.Earthbound followers of the newly launched satellite can use the FoxTelem software (v 1.05), with the source set to “Auto” to receive either high-speed frames carrying camera payloads or data under voice (DUV) frame...



• Cars and Smart Speakers Are a Safe Bet at CES

Added at 2018-01-17 15:40:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



These tech trends aren’t going away anytime soon



• Want a gorgeous 1940 RCA 50 kW transmitter from the RCI Sackville station?

Added at 2018-01-17 14:02:37

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to Amanda Dawn Christie who contacted me this morning regarding a message she received from Marc Goldstein, who is seeking a home for a beautiful piece of international broadcasting history. Marc writes:   We have been dismantling equipment at Radio Canada in Sackville, New Brunswick since July of last year. Most of the contents […]



• 2wcom Adds Features to A30 Monitoring System

Added at 2018-01-17 10:28:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Now provides MPX measurement options, DAB+ module and can function as backup rebroadcast receiver



• Dixon Sees Upkeep of Critical Faculties as Key for Radio

Added at 2018-01-17 10:08:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



‘We need to ask whether the media sources we access are presenting us with a wide range of opinions”



• SOTA Sherpa Award for 2017 - Guru EA2IF

Added at 2018-01-17 10:07:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Each year, the SOTA Sherpa Award is made to a person who in the opinion of the SOTA Management Team, has made a particularly substantial effort and contribution in the growth and development of the programme that year



• Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (SK)

Added at 2018-01-17 10:07:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82



• NCVEC Question Pool Committee releases errata to new Technician Question Pool

Added at 2018-01-17 10:07:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has announced some errors in the 2018-2022 FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool released on January 8



• Winter Field Day 2018

Added at 2018-01-17 10:07:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



It's that time of year again where we'll get outside and practise amateur radio in the field. The difference now is, we will be doing it via the Winter Field Day 2018 event



• InnovAntennas release 4/2m dualbander

Added at 2018-01-17 10:07:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



InnovAntennas today released the first in a new range of dual band Yagis covering both 4m and 2m bands. The first in the range is a 12 element which has 5 active elements on 70MHz and 7 active elements on 144MHz with a single feed point and 2.4m boom



• William Paterson Students Visit Vieques, Forge Radio Partnership

Added at 2018-01-17 00:12:12

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



WAYNE -- More than 1,600 miles may separate Wayne from the tiny Puerto Rican island of Vieques, but for one group of college students, its people will remain close to their hearts despite the ocean between them. Nearly four months after Hurricane Maria touched down, battering the secluded island and knocking out its only radio station, nine communications students from William Paterson University traveled to Vieques this month for a weeklong humanitarian mission. The students, including members of the college radio station's staff, donated equipment and expertise, and lent a helping hand to the island's ongoing efforts to rebuild. "Flying in, what stood out was all the blue FEMA tarps serving as makeshift roofs," said student Aziza McGill Ayinde. "Where there were once houses, you saw tents and a foundation." Vieques, located off Puerto Rico's southeast coast, became internationally known in 2003 when a series of protests led to the decommissioning of a U.S. Navy base that had used much of the island as a bombing test site since the 1940s. As part of the mission, William Paterson students gifted Radio Vieques' cadre of volunteers with a new computer and ham radio training to help maintain communication should the station go dark again.



• XHDATA D-808: A Shortwave Comparison Against Four Other Portables

Added at 2018-01-16 20:45:34

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



When the clouds part and the sun shines during the winter in the Seattle, Washington area, it’s time for a celebration! I decided to take advantage of the mild weather and compare the XDATA D-808 (a real upstart in the marketplace, and a value leader in portables) against a few other radios on a nice […]



• SiriusXM Partners with FCA to Launch New Service

Added at 2018-01-16 20:40:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



New platform combines satellite radio with 4G LTE connectivity



• Elvis Duran to Enter Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Added at 2018-01-16 20:40:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



He will be inducted April 9 during the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner



• iHeart Ups Doc Wynter to EVP of Urban/HipHop Strategy

Added at 2018-01-16 20:40:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



iHeart Tampa names new market president & Phoenix taps on-air talent



• Questions About False Missile Alert: “How?,” “Why?,” “What Next?”

Added at 2018-01-16 20:40:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Alert infrastructure comes under fresh scrutiny after Hawaii’s rude wakeup



• Marketron Acquired by Diversis Capital

Added at 2018-01-16 17:26:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Private equity group takes control of company



• FCC Investigating Missile False Alarm

Added at 2018-01-16 16:13:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Hawaii residents received a text warning that said it was not a drill



• NCVEC Question Pool Committee Releases Errata to Technician Question Pool

Added at 2018-01-16 15:06:57

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has announced some errors in the
2018-2022 FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool released on
January 8.



• Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (SK)

Added at 2018-01-16 15:06:27

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE
(ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life
Member, he was 82. Weaver served as ARRL Great Lakes Division
Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014, and he was a regular
presence at Hamvention and ARRL EXPO and moderated the ARRL Forum.



• Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

Added at 2018-01-16 15:05:51

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first
stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited
and hurtled AMSAT-NA's Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites
onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less
than 18 minutes later, the primary payload, a Cartosat-2 series
imaging satellite for the Indian government, separated from the
launcher's fourth stage, followed by other satellites on the
mission. By 27 minutes into the flight, confirmation came that all
nanosatellites had been deployed. Fox-1D was in orbit.



• A review of the Sangean HDR-16 AM/FM HD Radio

Added at 2018-01-16 11:24:53

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



It’s funny that, while I’ve written dozens and dozens of radio reviews over the years, I’ve never written even a single review that included an HD radio. Well, the time to begin is now: HD radio, here we come. Those readers living outside North America may be scratching their heads, asking, “What exactly is ‘HD […]



• Radio Club of Chile Supporting Communications During Pope’s Visit

Added at 2018-01-16 11:00:00

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



The Radio Club of Chile (CE3AA) and its Emergency Service are supporting communications for the National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security during Pope Francis’ visit to Chile. Commemorative call sign XR18PAX will be on the air on SSB; XR3PAX on digital modes. A special QSL card will be available for HF contacts. QSL to Radio Club de Chile, CE3AA, Papa Francisc...



• AX prefix on Australia's national day

Added at 2018-01-16 10:07:47

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day. Their national day this year falls on Friday 26th of January



• PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest - this weekend

Added at 2018-01-16 10:07:47

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest will take place from 19 to 21 January 2018 and is divided into two 22-hour sessions to spread activity over the whole weekend and benefit from changing propagation



• SWODXA DX Dinner

Added at 2018-01-16 10:07:47

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) is pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2018 Dayton Hamvention



• 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition news

Added at 2018-01-16 10:07:47

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has made navigation between King George Island and Bouvet slow and of increased risk



• Essex Ham at Southend Digital Professionals

Added at 2018-01-16 10:07:47

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Southend Digital Professionals is a monthly meetup in Southend-on-Sea designed as a networking event and a chance for those interested in tech to chat, and swap ideas



• AO-73 / FUNcube-1 Illumination update

Added at 2018-01-16 10:07:47

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The time when the amateur radio AO-73 CubeSat enters continuous sunlight, for the first time, is fast approaching



• Tom and Jimmy 'complete' GI

Added at 2018-01-16 10:07:47

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Jimmy Read M0HGY and his dad Tom Read M1EYP became only the 4th and 5th SOTA participants to activate every summit in the GI - Northern Ireland association



• AEQ Upgrades Forum and Capitol

Added at 2018-01-16 09:23:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Has added a host of new features to its Forum IP and Capitol IP consoles



• Ham Radio Operators Display Emergency Capabilities During Winter Field Day

Added at 2018-01-16 00:08:19

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Whether it's winter storms, tornadoes, even fires -- 'ham radio' operators can provide critical communication during an emergency. And later this month, local operators will practice their skills during a two-day nationwide deployment called 'Winter Field Day.' Warrick County ham radio operators will join with thousands of amateur radio operators nationwide, who will be showing off their emergency capabilities on January 27 and 28. During the last few months, ham radio operators in towns across America have provided critical communications during unexpected emergencies -- including the California wildfires, winter storms and tornadoes, as well as other worldwide events. During Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Amateur Radio, often called 'ham radio,' was often the only way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer 'hams' traveled south to save lives and property. When disaster happens, Amateur Radio enthusiasts are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications.



• Amazing 3D-Printed Radio Works, Despite Having No Battery or Outlet Plug

Added at 2018-01-16 00:07:40

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Did you know you can build your very own working 3D-printed radio -- without any soldering, electronics experience, electric cord, or even batteries? That's exactly what talented Houston, Texas-based 3D-printing and electronics enthusiast Sage Hansen has created. And he's willing to show you how to do it, too. Called a crystal radio receiver, or sometimes a "cat's whisker receiver," this is an incredibly simple type of radio receiver that was popular in the earliest days of radio. The only power it requires to work is the received radio signal, which is used to produce sound. It is named after its most important component, the crystal detector or diode.



• Mark recommends the Otterbox 3000 as a robust case for the XHDATA D-808

Added at 2018-01-15 23:03:05

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who writes: Thomas, I’m something of an obsessive when it comes to hardcore protective cases for radios, phones and other gadgets. I was very pleased then to discover that my new XHDATA D-80, which arrived today from Amazon UK, fits inside my Otterbox 3000 dry box with […]



• Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, SK

Added at 2018-01-15 19:31:00

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



Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82. Weaver served as ARRL Great Lakes Division Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014, and he was a regular presence at Hamvention® and ARRL EXPO and moderated the ARRL Forum. During his time on The ARRL Board of Directors, Weaver served on the Administratio...



• Your 2018 Resolution: Document Everything (for Free!)

Added at 2018-01-15 18:00:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Also, you’ll never get locked out of your tower site, if you try this easy idea



• A Note to Members from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR

Added at 2018-01-15 15:15:00

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



In the last few weeks, the ARRL’s Board of Directors has been the subject of an organized misinformation campaign. It is being orchestrated by a group of hams, some of whom are well-intentioned but have been misled. This effort, which consists of a series of mischaracterizations, initially dealt with (1) the ARRL Board’s censure of an ARRL Director, and (2) some proposed revisions to ARRL’s Art...



• ARRL Board of Directors to Meet

Added at 2018-01-15 13:56:00

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



The ARRL Board of Directors will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting January 19-20 in Windsor, Connecticut.The first order of business will be the election of officers. The Board will elect candidates to the volunteer posts of ARRL President, First and Second Vice President, International Affairs Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.The Board also ...



• The Ham Station is closing shop

Added at 2018-01-15 13:46:14

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO), who notes that Indiana-based amateur radio retailer The Ham Station is closing for business. A Ham Station staff member has also confirmed this. Dave notes that there are some bargains still in their inventory. Thanks for the tip, Dave! Check out The Ham Station sale by clicking […]



• Rolf’s Sony ICF-SW35 mod removes the beep sound

Added at 2018-01-15 13:17:47

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rolf Snijder, who shares the following modification for the Sony ICF-SW35. The mod is very simple: remove one capacitor. Rolf shows the capacitor location on the following images: Thanks, once again, for sharing your modifications, Rolf!



• Florida Ham Radio Club Aids Homeless During Cold Snap

Added at 2018-01-15 12:42:00

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



Uncharacteristically cold weather in Central Florida in early January prompted members of the North Brevard Amateur Radio Club (K4NBR) to assist the area’s homeless. The New Year began with a bitter cold front descending upon Central Florida, bringing temperatures that hovered around freezing. Such conditions can be especially concerning for those lacking regular shelter from the elements. NBAR...



• VFlorida Weak Signal Society 3.4 GHz Beacon Back on the Air

Added at 2018-01-15 12:13:00

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



The Florida Weak Signal Society (FLWSS) reports that its beacon on 3,456.075 MHz is back on the air and invites reports. The FLWSS said all of its beacons, located in EL98 in the Orlando area, are subject to some drift with temperature; each operates independently with its own crystal reference. “We can’t provide individual frequency accuracy, but we strive to keep them all reasonably close to ...



• 20.01.2018-10.02.2018 HC1MD,HC1MD/2,HC1MD/7

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:53

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



Period: 20.01.2018-10.02.2018
DXCC: HC
Callsign: HC1MD
HC1MD/2
HC1MD/7

Rick, NE8Z.



• 06.01.2018-20.01.2018 C6AJB

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:53

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



Period: 06.01.2018-20.01.2018
DXCC: C6
Callsign: C6AJB

Eleuthera Island (NA-001) by Steve, KG4LJB.



• 11.00.2018-17.01.2018 A71DLH

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:53

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



Period: 11.00.2018-17.01.2018
DXCC: A7
Callsign: A71DLH

Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in cooperation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society.
http://www.dl0lh.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=114



• IOTA news from OPDX

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:46

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin



• DXCC Country/Entity Report

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:46

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th January, through Sunday, 14th January there were 218 countries active



• FT8 Operating Guide

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:46

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Gary is trying to promote better FT8 operating standards on HF with his FT8 Operating Guide



• Essex ham radio training success in the press

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:46

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Leigh Times newspaper reports amateur radio is going strong in Leigh with a special training and exam session being held at the community centre



• SERF 2018 The Southern Amateur Radio Rally

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:46

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



With so much potential and expansion space at the Eastbourne Sports Park, SERF 2018 is set to be a great event on Sunday the 6th of May



• AmateurLogic 113: IR CAD Weather Meter

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:46

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Peter experiments with infrared remote control. Tommy fiddles with Tinkercad. Emile becomes an amateur weather scientist. George tests a variety of components with an ohmmeter



• Invitation to British Columbia QSO Party 2018

Added at 2018-01-15 10:07:46

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The British Columbia QSO Party — BCQP 2018 is coming up soon — the first weekend in February — and there is a big change. The event has been expanded with an additional block of time — eight (8) hours on Sunday



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