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In the news this week, we take a close look at the dysfunction that is paralysing the Wireless Institute of Australia. We report on what appears to be financial mis-management, lack of procedure, substantial financial losses and give you an overview how this all came to be Source link

VK6WIA, NewsWest for Sunday 4 December 2016


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In August, I took the plunge and ordered an Elecraft KX2. Perhaps it was a leap of faith…or a momentary lapse of judgement that led me down temptation lane at Elecraft’s Hamvention booth. At any rate, I had been doing enough NPOTA activations that I fell for the idea that I could potentially have the advantages and performance of the (slightly larger) KX3 in an even smaller, even more portable, package. Would there be buyer’s remorse? The only way to tell, obviously, was to put the KX2 on the air. Where better to evaluate this field radio than in the […]

A comprehensive review of the Elecraft KX2 QRP transceiver


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Video of the Barnaby 434 MHz High Altitude Balloon launch has been shared by Jean-Michel Jarre as part of the Oxygene story Mark Harper MW1MDH assisted three schools in the project which culminated in sending a copy of Oxygene into near-space as part of the celebrations for this iconic album. After launch radio amateurs were able to track the balloon’s progress by receiving its 434 MHz beacon. After Jean-Michel Jarre shared the video the Radio Society of Great Britain @theRSGB tweeted: Great to see the Barnaby Festival HAB Launch being included in @jeanmicheljarre #oxygeneseries stories: https://www.facebook.com/jeanmicheljarre/videos/10154802664089096/ #hamradio Amateur radio involvement in […]

Ham radio and Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene story


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Thursday Dec012016 News Desk RADIO AMATEUR FATALLY SHOT IN CHICAGO SILENT KEY: WORLD WAR II VETERAN, FORMER CHILD ACTOR JEROME SCHATZ W2MFW DEADLY WILDFIRES RAGE IN TENNESSEE HAWAIIAN PARADISE FOR DX HIS HOPES ARE UP IN THE AIR HONORING TWO GREAT WORLD WAR II BATTLESHIPS TIME TO WORK SANTA’S WORKSHOP YOUNGSTERS ON THE AIR IN DECEMBER ESSAY CONTEST FOR YOUNG HAMS SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL A ROUNDUP WINNER AGAIN THE WORLD OF DX SPECIAL REPORT: PEARL HARBOR AND HAMS WHO REMEMBER DEC. 7 1941 SCRIPT AUDIO Podcast View Printer Friendly Version Email Article to Friend Main | Amateur Radio Newsline Report […]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2040 for December 02, 2016



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Hi All, This latest information just in:- Goran, SM7DLK and Torleif, SM6YOR, report that from the end of October 2016 the Swedish Post & Telecom (PTS) regulator has been issuing temporary (6 month) experimental licenses for 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz with 15W EIRP. This replaces the previous four 3 KHz segments of 5310, 5320, 5380 and 5390 kHz t hat been used during the past years which now have expired . The fee is 300 SEK (approx. 30 USD/Euros per period). There is still no decision if Post & Telecom will implement the WRC-15 recommendation in their national band plan. […]

Swedish 5 MHz changes


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11/29/2016 News site Cornwall Live in the UK reports that radio amateur David Honess, M6DNT, of Penzance, Cornwall, is the recipient of a Sir Arthur Clarke Award in recognition of this Astro Pi work with the recent Tim Peake, KG5BVI/GB1SS “Principia” mission on the International Space Station. Clarke, who died in 2008, was a science and science fiction writer and futurist. The award was presented on behalf of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and the British Interplanetary Society in the “Space Achievement-Industry/Project Individual” category. The Astro Pi project installed two Raspberry Pi computers (“Izzy” and “Ed”) on the ISS as […]

UK Radio Amateur Receives Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Astro Pi Work on “Principia” Mission


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11/29/2016 Today, November 29, is “Giving Tuesday,” a day to support the organizations and causes you believe in. ARRL is your national association of Amateur Radio, and you can always rely on us to provide the very best in ham radio programs and services. Donating to ARRL is quick and easy — and it allows your League to continue to support the greatest hobby in the world. Anyone contributing $75 or more will receive a 2017 National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) calendar. This calendar features photographs from the year-long NPOTA event held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of […]

“Giving Tuesday” an Opportunity to Support ARRL


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There are a number of CEPT ECC public consultations currently running, covering subjects such as Short Range Devices, Animal Tracking and 76 GHz Surveillance Radar See the CEPT ECC Consultation page http://www.cept.org/ecc/tools-and-services/ecc-consultation/ Source link

CEPT ECC Consultations



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The 2017 Hamvention® Awards Committee, chaired by Frank J. Beafore, WS8B, has announced that nominations are open for 2017 awards, sometimes considered the Academy Awards of Amateur Radio. The program will bestow awards for Amateur of the Year, Technical Achievement, Special Achievement, and Club of the Year. “The Hamvention Awards event has been held since 1955,” a Hamvention news release said…. Source link

Hamvention® Solicits Nominations for 2017 Awards


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11/28/2016 The winning article for the November 2016 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Mutli-band Antenna for Kayaks and Boats” by Bil Paul, KD6JUI. The QST Cover Plaque Award — given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue — is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the December issue today.   Source link

KD6JUI Wins November QST Cover Plaque Award