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Last Man Standing on Fox TV

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 08:30
Season 7 of the popular Last Man Standing show in which Tim Allen plays radio amateur Mike Baxter KA0XTT will be shown on Fox TV
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TF1VHF 4 m and 6 m beacons on air

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 08:30
Today the TF1VHF 4 m (70,057 MHz, 20 W) and 6 m (50,457 MHz, 25 W) beacons went on air from the real beacon site in HP84WL at Álftanes about 80 km NNW from Reykjavik
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17 new Hammies in Bhisho

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 08:30
The SARL congratulates Dave Higgs, ZS2DH and his team who ran a special RAE boot camp which saw 17 youngsters from a rural community write the Class-B RAE on April 30
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Norwegian ham radio license regulations consultation

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 08:30
The NRRL reports Norway's communications regulator NKOM has published the responses to the consultation on amendments to the Radio Amateur License Regulations
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VK6WIA NewsWest

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 08:30
In this broadcast: It’s HISTORY week - and we head back to 1974, and before. To warm you up for your trip to the 2018 Gold Coast WIA extravaganza, Onno brings you a wrap of “WIA Convention #37”. Bob discusses “A funny thing happened in the shack the other night”. I’m shaking up a can of magic LPS spray. We have news of the Limited AOCP ...and to end history off, a round the world yacht race
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Electric blanket sparked fire which killed radio ham

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 08:30
New Zealand radio amateur Arthur Earle Plimley ZL1TAG was killed by 40-year-old electric blanket which had been modified to allow the voltage to be increased
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Radio ham's wizardry sends signals across Europe

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 08:30
The Teesdale Mercury interviews radio amateur Nick Peckett G4KUX a keen VHF, UHF and Microwave enthusiast
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2017 CQWW CW Contest scoring change

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
A change in scoring methodology for duplicate contacts (dupes) in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored
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Amateur Radio Parity Act language in NDA Act

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
ARRL reports Amateur Radio Parity Act language has been inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act
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Foundations of Amateur Radio #153

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
The other week I participated in a contest. This particular contest was on the 80m band, around 3.5 MHz. The contest itself, while worthy of a mention, the Harry Angel Memorial Sprint, runs for 106 minutes and commemorates every year of Harry's life, at the time, the oldest radio amateur in Australia. I made two contacts. Count 'em and weep. Two
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The future of Ham Radio

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
Retiring WIA Vice President David Ford VK4MZ looks forward to a future where amateur radio is one of the fastest growing hobbies on the planet and Multi-operator contest stations are streamed live online via YouTube and Twitch
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VERON membership numbers increase

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
Netherlands amateur radio society VERON reports that from January 1, 2018 until May 8 the number of members has increased by 100
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German ham radio regulator releases 2017 report

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has presented its report for 2017
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Red airglow over the Atacama Desert

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
On Thursday night, the normally dark skies of Chile's Atacama Desert lit up with rippling bands of red light. It looked like the aurora borealis, but it was not
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NASA sending helicopter to Mars

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet
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Propagation de K7RA

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:30
Sunspots reappeared this week, after none on April 28 through May 3. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 3.6 (last week) to 14.6 (May 3-9)
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Linear transponder CubeSat to deploy from ISS today

Sat, 12/05/2018 - 09:30
Masa JN1GKZ reports JAXA has announced three CubeSats, Irazu (Costa Rica), 1KUNS-PF (Kenya) and UBAKUSAT (Turkey) will deploy from the International Space Station on Friday, May 11 between 1030-1040 GMT
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Norway introduces 2x1 contest call signs

Sat, 12/05/2018 - 09:30
Following a longtime request from the Norwegian contest community, the Norwegian Communication Authority (NCA) recently permitted the use of 2x1 contest call signs for individual radio amateurs
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IARUMS newsletter now available

Sat, 12/05/2018 - 09:30
The IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on the situation in the 5 MHz secondary amateur radio allocation
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Annual Armed Forces Day cross band communication test

Sat, 12/05/2018 - 09:30
In the USA, the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/amateur radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 12
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