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Did a spy satellite just visit the ISS?

SARC - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 11:00
Consider it a 'close encounter of the classified kind.' According to independent satellite analysts, a US reconnaissance satellite launched in May has just visited the International Space Station, effectively circling the ISS a short distance outside its collision avoidance box
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Three DIY CubeSats score rides on NASA’s first flight of Orion, space launch system

SARC - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 11:00
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has awarded rides for three small spacecraft on the agency's newest rocket, and $20,000 each in prize money, to the winning teams of citizen solvers competing in the semi-final round of the agency’s Cube Quest Challenge
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Ham radio on the beach

SARC - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 11:00
The Cape May County Herald reports that on the beach, radio amateurs chat with peers worldwide
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Canada C3 Expedition, CG3EXP Special Event and WSPR station - update

SARC - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 11:00
A Canada 150 Signature project, Canada C3 is a 150-day expedition (June 1 to October 28) from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. It will inspire a deeper understanding of our land, our peoples and our country
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Smartphone FM radio rules in Mexico

SARC - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 11:00
It is reported Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute has approved a new rule that requires all smartphone manufacturers to enable the technology that allows the device to pick up FM radio signals
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WCA - World Castles Award

SARC - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 11:00
A team from the Vladimir Radio Club is going to activate on the 11th of June several fortresses in Suzdal
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North London node down for repairs

SARC - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 09:30
IRLP Node 5600 and Echolink node 155403, both attached to GB3LV in Enfield, north London, will be down for a few days owing to a power supply fault
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New low noise LFA-3 third generation LFA Yagi make JA possible on 6m

SARC - Sat, 10/06/2017 - 10:15
When installing a new 6m Yagi, Neil G0GGG chose the new, urban, low noise LFA-3 third generation Yagi designed by G0KSC for city environments to ensure the noise levels were low enough that weak signals could be heard
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No more Morse code for radio operators, technicians

SARC - Sat, 10/06/2017 - 10:15
Amateur radio operators and technicians in Jamaica will no longer be required to be proficient in Morse code, as a result of changes to the regulations for the two pieces of legislation which govern radio and telegraph control services
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Amateur radios: A vital service during emergencies

SARC - Sat, 10/06/2017 - 10:15
Emergency Management Agency Director Jody Hitt always knew amateur radio operators played an important role in communications, but he didn’t know exactly how big until a tornado struck Franklin County in April 2011
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Reunion Island

SARC - Sat, 10/06/2017 - 10:15
Thomas, F4HPX, will be active as FR/F4HPX from various locations on Reunion Island (AF-016) until June 16th
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Micronesia update

SARC - Sat, 10/06/2017 - 10:15
Some members of the Nara DX Association of Japan and others will be active as V6J Mokil Atoll (OC-226) between June 24-29th
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Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

SARC - Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:45
An absolutely superb week, with lots of short skip and some longish skip too
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Diamond WD-330s folder dipole for HF

SARC - Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:45
Peter Waters G3OJV of Waters and Stanton demonstrates the tiny Diamond WD330S HF folded dipole which is ideal for tiny gardens
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WIA consults on increased Foundation power

SARC - Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:45
The Wireless Institute of Australia is holding a consultation about increasing the Foundation power level to 50 watts and removing some of the restrictions
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ARRL member may be oldest Active Radio Amateur

SARC - Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:45
ARRL report 105-year-old Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, of White Rock, South Carolina, is claiming the title of “World’s Oldest Operating Ham.”
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New SARL website

SARC - Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:45
Leon Uys, ZR6LU, reports back from Council that the Web/IT Team is making steady progress towards developing a set of requirements for the new League website
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JOTA news

SARC - Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:45
The weekend 21st to 22nd October will be the 60th year that guides and scouts will have participated in Jamboree On The Air, using the magic of amateur radio
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Ofcom's BT Openreach VDSL Interference Report

SARC - Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:30
Incredibly, Ofcom claims to have found 'no evidence' of harmful interference from VDSL broadband
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Text messaging on Faraday ham radio

SARC - Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:30
Brent Salmi KB1LQD has written a general chat text message program for the Faraday open-source digital UHF transceiver
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