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Amateur radio tax abolished in France

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
French national society REF has confirmed that the annual amateur radio tax (license fee) has been abolished
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International Air Ambulance Week 2019

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 7th-15th September 2019, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world
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2019 Rally Diary filling up fast

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
G4RGA's Rally Guide for 2019 is filling up fast. Check it out and find a rally near you
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Reports on death of two New Zealand radio hams

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
The deaths have been reported of two New Zealand radio amateurs, 97-year-old Reg Motion ZL2LX and 81-year-old John Duncan ZL2JD
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Long-range RFID with feedback

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
Not long ago, Hackaday published an article about researchers adding sensor data to passive RFID tags, and a comment from a reader turned their heads to a consumer/maker version which anyone can start using right away
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Infringing Hytera products banned from importation to United States

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
Orders prohibiting importation, sale or marketing of Hytera products in the United States have taken effect (Motorola press release)
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YOTA in VK ?

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
Wireless Institute of Australia Director Marcus VK5WTF commented recently on the Youth on the Air or YOTA program that has received attention at IARU level
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DX News from the ARRL

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands
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IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver, UK launch update!

SARC - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 10:30
Icom UK have been fortunate to have had an engineering sample of the IC-9700 VHF/UHF Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver from Icom Inc. to evaluate for a short time. So far, the company have been amazed by the fantastic sensitivity and performance of the radio
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Good pass rate for Dutch ham radio exams

SARC - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 10:30
Pass rates of 88% and 66.7% were achieved in the latest Novice and Full amateur radio exams in the Netherlands
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Radio hams in Indonesia get new bands including 5 MHz

SARC - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 10:30
ORARI reports new Indonesian amateur radio regulations have been issued with new bands at 136 kHz, 472 kHz and 5 MHz
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Tony's 10m Band Report

SARC - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 10:30
Note that this week it only takes two contacts to get in the table except for Sunday during the DARC 10m contest. DX of the week 9LY1JM (Sierra-Leone DXpedition). They have been on FT8 but the call upsets WSJT-X. You can get round it by typing the call into “DX Call” then all the messages get generated correctly. It will be corrected in the next version.
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RAC Scholarship awarded

SARC - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 10:30
It is with great pleasure that RAC Atlantic Director Dave Goodwin, VE9CB and Scholarship Chair Bill Unger, VE3XT, announce the awarding of a $500 scholarship to Alex Colpitts, VE9LEX, on behalf of all Radio Amateurs of Canada members
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SOTABEAMS introduces SOTA Tours

SARC - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 10:30
The Summits on the Air award programme runs in many countries across the world with SOTA activators keen to explore. SOTABEAMS has introduced the concept of a "SOTA Tour". This is a guided trip, giving overseas SOTA activators a stress-free way of activating summits in Scotland, England and Wales
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German satellite special event

SARC - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 10:30
AMSAT's 50th anniversary will be celebrated with the special event callsign DL50AMSAT
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Canadian op

SARC - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 10:30
Chris/VO2AC, Frank/VO1HP, and Dave/VE9CB plan to operate the CQ WW 160m Contest from the Point Amour Lighthouse (WW Loc. GO11) in the south-eastern part of zone 2 as VO2AC
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A collision in the asteroid belt

SARC - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 10:30
Something violent just happened in the asteroid belt. Not far beyond the orbit of Mars, asteroid 6478 Gault appears to have been struck by another asteroid
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IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

SARC - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 10:30
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
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UWE-4 CubeSat frequency change request approved

SARC - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 10:30
After two weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape. The batteries are fully charged, the temperatures of the batteries, the outside panels and the MCU are all lying in the expected range
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December YOTA Month 2018 Final Report

SARC - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 10:30
Gergana LZ1ZYL has published the December YOTA Month 2018 Final Report on the IARU Region 1 site
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