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Foundations of Amateur Radio

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
Breaking the isolation one QSO at a time. - In our hobby we regularly talk about its purpose, its need, its usefulness and other potentially abstract notions. Often there's a nod towards science, learning, self-discovery, challenge, emergency service or some other higher order concept. I know I've discussed many of those over the years and encouraged you to find what the hobby means to you
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Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU - SK

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
Past ARRL Treasurer James E. "Jim" McCobb, Jr., K1LU (ex-K1LLU, W1LLU), of West Newbury, Massachusetts, died on April 1
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REF makes magazine available for Free download

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
France's national amateur radio society REF has made the April edition of its magazine Radio REF available as a free PDF for everyone to download
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Thousands apply to join NASA’s Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars
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VK6WIA NewsWest

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
NewsWest for Sunday 5th April 2020 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and this time we bring you some excerpts from fifty years ago, March 1970. We report on Western Australian locals doing well in recent Commonwealth and Ross Hull contests, and comment on a recent announcement by the ACMA
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BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music to make schedule changes in response to the Coronavirus crisis

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music will be making changes to their broadcast schedules from this weekend to ensure the stations can continue to provide a strong sense of community, solidarity and support to their listeners during the Coronavirus crisis
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How broadband and mobile firms are protecting vulnerable customers during coronavirus pandemic

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
Keeping the UK’s communications networks going is more important than ever. So we welcome the efforts of the UK’s main broadband and mobile companies who have committed to helping their customers deal with issues they might face as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
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Propagation de K7RA

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
A new sunspot appeared on the last day in March and the first days of April, with daily sunspot numbers of 12, 13 and 12. Total sunspot area increased on each day from 10 to 20 to 30 millionths of a solar hemisphere
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Coronavirus: RSGB is introducing remote invigilation for Foundation exams

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
Foundation Amateur Radio exams in the UK will be able to resume by using remote invigilation, the Practical Assessments will be waived
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Coronavirus: Some radio hams permitted STAYHOME call suffix

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
ARRL reports some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special 'STAYHOME' call sign suffixes
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Radio hams in Saudi Arabia gets access to 50 MHz band

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
The Saudi Amateur Radio Society (SARS) has announced that the communications regulator CITC has agreed radio amateurs can use 50-54 MHz
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Amateur radio in the age of COVID-19

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
The South Strand News reports members of the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club (GSARC) have overcome the social separation issue imposed during the coronavirus, by meeting several times each week using their radios
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Venus and the Pleiades in conjunction - tonight

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look west. Venus and the Pleiades star cluster are in conjunction--the best in 8 years
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Coronavirus discussion on Uckfield FM breaks broadcasting rules

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on the Sussex-based community radio station Uckfield FM, after a discussion on the programme about the causes and origins of Covid-19 broke our broadcasting rules
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Zoom taking your radio club online

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
A guide on how to do it using Zoom by AB1OC
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DX News from the ARRL

SARC - 6 hours 14 min ago
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands
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Tony's 10m Band Report

SARC - Fri, 03/04/2020 - 09:45
The conditions on Ten Metres were the best for ages. So much so that I had to up the ante to 5 reported contacts and 6 for the contest at the weekend. I haven’t had to do that for ages. Well sought-after were TT8SN (Chad), VP8A (Falklands), ZP5DBC (Paraguay), PX2A (Brazil special) (for the contest weekend) and D2EB (Angola).
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New Multimode Digital Gateway for the West of Ireland

SARC - Fri, 03/04/2020 - 09:45
A new Multi-mode Digital Gateway, EI2BED, was placed on air from Roscommon Town in the West of Ireland on the 23rd of March 2020. Following a week on air a few minor fine tweaks have been made to perfect the transmitted audio levels
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Coronavirus: Call to dust off amateur radios and get talking in East Lancs

SARC - Fri, 03/04/2020 - 09:45
The Lancashire Telegraph interviews Nick Isherwood 2E0NJI about the role of amateur radio and RAYNET East Lancashire during the Coronavirus outbreak
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Video: The future and growth of amateur radio

SARC - Fri, 03/04/2020 - 09:45
The presentation given by RSGB Director Kamal Singh M0IOV to the 2019 RSGB Convention is now available on YouTube
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