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Proposals to revise the broadband speeds Codes of Practice

SARC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:45
Ofcom has just published a consultation on proposed changes to its Codes of Practice on broadband speeds
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DXCC Country/Entity Report

SARC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:45
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st October, through Sunday, 8th October there were 217 countries active
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IOTA news from OPDX

SARC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:45
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
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Radio Amateurs - a threatened species?

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
Within ten years – probably less – member society numbers in many countries seem likely to be in freefall
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Radio amateurs should keep up with modern times

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
Radio amateurs made their mark in history when they discovered worldwide HF communications while using radiotelegraphy, which is the correct term for CW. Ten years later they discovered VHF propagation beyond the line-of-sight to the surprise of the radio experts
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Makrothen RTTY Contest (Distance Based Scoring = More FUN!)

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
Most contests use a scoring system based on the number of QSOs made together with the number of multipliers accumulated by each station during the contest. The Makrothen RTTY Contest is different – it scores based on the distance between the two stations
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Radio ham provided Morse link after hurricane

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
The Miami Herald reports Chet Hogue N3BK used amateur radio to link to the outside world when hurricane Irma knocked out phones and Wi-Fi in the Florida Keys
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October Radio ZS magazine available for all to read

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
The South African Radio League (SARL) have made the October edition of their magazine Radio ZS available for free download
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Update on CARHOF nomination process

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
The RAC Board is pleased to announce that former RAC Atlantic Director Ev Price, VO1DK, has been appointed as a Trustee for the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF)
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Frank Perry named CQ Advertising Manager

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, has announced the appointment of Frank Perry of Wantagh, New York, as CQ's Advertising Manager, effective Monday, October 9, 2017
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Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

SARC - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:45
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels
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Ham Radio volunteers in Puerto Rico

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
Amateur Radio volunteers on the ground in Puerto Rico continue to provide assistance in a number of areas
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Radio hams take part in largest ever severe weather drill

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
WHIO TV reports local ham radio operators took part in the largest ever amateur radio severe weather drill. It simulates what would happen if a massive weather disaster happened in Ohio
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RSGB response to Ofcom on 5 GHz plans

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
The RSGB have responded to Ofcom's proposals to use permit the use of Broadband Fixed Wireless Access across the key Amateur and Amateur Satellite allocations at 5725-5850 MHz
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August RSGB Board Proceedings

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
The RSGB Board Proceedings for August 19, 2017 have been released, they report the mailshot to G3 and G4 call sign holders delivered at least 100 new members
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VK6ARN NewsWest

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
In the News this week we hear about the history of Jamboree On The Air, the largest annual activity organised by the World Organisation of Scouting Movements that introduces half a million Scouts and Guides in over one hundred countries involving some ten thousand amateur radio stations to Amateur Radio every year, 60 years this year and going strong
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Propagation de K7RA

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
Many things fall apart. Over the past week, the 45 day outlook for solar flux and planetary A index at NOAA has been in a failure mode (probably at the US Air Force end, based on past experience) with no new predictions for three days, October 2-4. This is the longest outage that I recall for this resource
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Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 122

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
Organisation around your shack The art of keeping your station organised and accessible has much to do with choosing wisely which bits to keep and which bits to throw. That's part of the story, but there are other aspects of organisation that will assist you
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Asteroid to sweep close October 11-12

SARC - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:15
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass farther than some thought at first, but still within the moon’s orbit. How to watch online. Plus, how it’ll be used it as a test of Earth’s global asteroid defense system
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ARISS contact planned for Montenegro

SARC - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 11:15
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Joe Acaba KE5DAR with Elementary School '21st of May', Podgorica, Montenegro
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