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QSO Today - Tony Hutchison - VKZAI

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
Tony Hutchison, VK5ZAI, who, from his interest in satellite communications, became an important backup communications link in South Australia for the NASA space shuttle missions, the Mir Space Station, and the International space station when crewed by amateur radio operators
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Norwegian ham radio license changes

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
Changes to Norway's Amateur Radio license came into effect on August 10, 2018. 1,000 watts can now be used at VHF/UHF for moon bounce (EME) and Meteor Scatter without needing individual permission
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YOTA 2018 off to a great start

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
YOTA 2018 hosted by the SARL got off to a great start. Young radio amateurs from 23 countries arrived throughout Wednesday until late into the night but were eager to get started on Thursday morning
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ARISS contact with DLR school in Braunschweig, Germany, to be webcast

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with DLR_School_Lab Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
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HamSphere 4.0 Four years have passed!

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
Summer 2014 on August 15 exactly, a UFO arrives in the world of radio amateurs and radio enthusiasts, this new program happens to simulate the propagation on the amateur bands radio 10 to 160 meters
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SARL HF Digital Contest next Sunday

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
The second of the SARL HF Contests, the HF Digital Contest, is on the air between 14:00 and 17:00 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2018 with digital activity between 14 070 and 14 099 kHz with FT8 on 14 074 kHz; 7 040 and 7 060 kHz with FT8 on 7 074 kHz and 3 580 and 3 600 kHz with FT8 on 3 573 kHz
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International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend next Saturday and Sunday

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
South Africa's SARL News report the ILLW takes place over the weekend of 18 and 19 August and, according to the entry list, Namibia has two lighthouses registered and South Africa has thirteen lighthouses registered for the event
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Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

SARC - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:00
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at very low levels. Currently there are no sunspots visible
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Foundations of Amateur Radio #166

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
The mysterious three phase power ... There are times when you realise that you've always nodded your head when a particular topic came up and after doing that for long enough, you think you know what's going on
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Big turnout to hear radio hams at DEF CON Wireless Village

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
Thanks to Balint Seeber VK2FUNK the video of the talks given at the DEF CON 26 Wireless Village Special on August 9 is now on YouTube
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VK6WIA NewsWest

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
This week, NewsWest takes a look at a bit of Amateur Radio History, the impending Remembrance Day Contest, the NewsWest Dinner and raffle, the Armistice Day Centenary, and a look into the Amateur Radio crystal ball
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VERON invoke Grim Reaper in digital debate

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
Following the publication of an article attacking modern digital modes such as FT-8, the Dutch amateur radio society VERON is using Facebook to engage with members and solicit their views
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The new RSGB amateur radio exam syllabus

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
The RSGB say it is estimated that the changeover from the old to new syllabus examinations will begin in August 2019
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DAPNET in VK

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
A group of radio amateurs in Australia have started a Facebook group to investigate the roll out of a Decentralised Amateur Paging Network, based on a German application called DAPNET
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Ex-RAF radio operator - 'I loved the Morse code'

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
The Belfast Telegraph - Ex-RAF radio operator recalls operation which shortened Second World War
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Propagation de K7RA

SARC - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 09:00
Spaceweather.com reported on August 8, 2018 that 'Solar minimum' conditions are in effect. The sun has been without sunspots for 39 of the past 42 days
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Past AMSAT President Bill Tynan, W3XO, SK

SARC - Sat, 11/08/2018 - 09:30
A giant of the Amateur Radio satellite world has fallen. William A. “Bill” Tynan, W3XO, of Kerrville, Texas, died on August 7, following a lengthy illness
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IARUMS reports Kiwi-SDR can locate intruders in ham radio bands

SARC - Sat, 11/08/2018 - 09:30
IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports the online Kiwi-SDR (TDoA) bearing system is an excellent tool to find out the location of intruders in the amateur radio bands
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2018 ARRL/TAPR DCC - Call for Technical Papers and Presentations

SARC - Sat, 11/08/2018 - 09:30
The ARRL and TAPR DCC is an international forum for radio amateurs to meet, publish their work, and present new ideas and techniques
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Solar eclipse this weekend

SARC - Sat, 11/08/2018 - 09:30
The Moon is about to take a bite out of the sun. On Saturday, August 11th, there will be a partial solar eclipse visible from locations around the Arctic Circle and across much of Asia
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