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ARRL comments on TAC Spectrum Policy Recommendations

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:30
The ARRL has responded to the Technological Advisory Council Spectrum Policy Recommendations and strongly urge the FCC to reinstate a 2016 TAC noise floor study
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Early days of ham radio digital voice

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:30
Gary Pearce KN4AQ has raided the archives to provide a snapshot of Amateur Radio Digital Voice as it was a decade ago
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AT and T hopes for 1 GB/second data over power lines

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:30
Project AirGig involves deploying low-cost plastic antennas along medium-voltage power lines as a means of propagating millimeter wave (mmWave) signals that can be used for 4G LTE and 5G multi-gigabit mobile and fixed deployments
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Four ways Ham Radio connects and inspires the world

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:30
NASA have published an article by Erik López KG5TMU of the International Space Station Program Science Office, Johnson Space Center, which explains the role of Amateur Radio on the ISS
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Winter Field Day 2018

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:30
In this video we will go through my experience participating in Winter Field Day 2018. Although the winter field day is a contest, a few operators and myself decided to try to initiate station to station contacts between Scandinavia and North America, using our off-grid, field portable Amateur radio stations
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Czech Republic gets WRC-15 allocation PLUS existing 12 channels

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:30
A communication from Petr, OK1RP, says he is pleased to report that following extensive discussions with their regulator, the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU), an agreement has been reached whereby Czech Amateurs can access both the new WRC-15 60m Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz and their existing 12 60m Channels
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IOTA news from the DARC

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:30
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
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ARISS contact planned for school in Batesville, Arizona, USA

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Joe Acaba KE5DAR with Central Magnet Math and Science ES/Batesville School District, Batesville, Arizona. The event is scheduled on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at approximately 16.42 UTC. The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD in Northern Italy
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Ofcom update on 700 MHz clearance

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
Ofcom has published its latest updates on the programme to clear spectrum in the 700 MHz band of TV and PMSE, so it can be used for mobile data services in the future
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Satellite presentation in Surrey, BC

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
ARRL Instructor and Legacy Circle Club member Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his satellite presentation at the Surrey (BC) Amateur Radio Club on March 14, 2018. All are welcome to attend
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NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk at the International Space Station

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
Two veteran Russian cosmonaut spacewalkers will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 2, for a planned 6.5-hour station servicing session. Live coverage of the spacewalk will air on NASA TV and the agency’s website beginning at 9:45 a.m. EST
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AmsatDroidFree now open source

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
David Johnson G4DPZ has announced that his AmsatDroidFree satellite tracking App for Android devices is now open source
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Raspberry Pi as SDR?

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
In the first of a three-part look at some ways to use a Raspberry Pi for amateur radio purposes, Pete M0PSX looks at setting up an RTL SDR dongle on a Raspberry Pi 3
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USA ARDF Championships in California

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
The 2018 USA championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, which is along Interstate 80 about 100 miles northeast of Sacramento and 33 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6300 feet elevation near Donner Summit
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Class to focus on amateur radio

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:30
The Joplin Amateur Radio Club will offer a three-week amateur radio class for those interested in the hobby
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FoxTelem Version 1.06 software released

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:30
Chris, G0KLA, has released version 1.06 of FoxTelem on January 27. This release addresses several defects and instabilities in FoxTelem version 1.05 and earlier
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Foundation course planned

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:30
The Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club are planning a Foundation course to start on Monday Feb 26th at 7pm (19:00hrs) over 6 weeks
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Space funeral startup to launch ashes into orbit on SpaceX rocket

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:30
A startup planning to launch dead people’s ashes into orbit has announced that its first launch will be on board one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets
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Backscatter available as free PDF

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:30
Backscatter is a compendium of the best technical articles that have been in Scatterpoint, the UK Microwave Group newsletter (and its predecessor) over the period 1999 to 2006
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2018 SARL National Convention

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:30
The Pretoria Amateur Radio Club hosts the 2018 SARL National Convention over the weekend of 13 to 15 April with the SARL AGM on 14 April 2018
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