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OI activity day on Friday March 5

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:15
Finland's SRAL reports military radio amateurs using the OI callsign prefix will be on-the-air on Friday, March 5
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Ofcom release database of UK amateur radio callsigns

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:15
On February 2, 2021, in response to a Freedom of Information request, Ofcom released a database of amateur radio callsigns for the UK and Crown Dependencies
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QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:15
The fast-approaching QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo March 13-14, 2021 will be even better with over 80 speakers, live kit building workshops, panel discussions, and much more. Early Bird discount tickets are still available and include entry for the Live 2 day period plus the 30-day on-demand period
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ARRL interview explains background of Ham Radio in Space film short

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:15
In the approximately 6-minute film, SuitSat returns in the future to haunt International Space Station commander Diaz' played by Joey Vieira, who spots SuitSat, the surplus Russian Orlan spacesuit that was turned into an amateur radio satellite several years ago by Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
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Making a wave

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:15
A radio set shaped like a globe, a 1955-made model that retailed for `9,000 back then, or a Crown Talking Machine, which was made in 1907... Here's your chance to see these and 100 other unique radio sets, of which 80 per cent are in working condition, at the newly-opened Short Wave Radio Museum and Knowledge Centre
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ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, to keynote QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:15
ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, will keynote the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo March 13 – 14 weekend
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DX News from the ARRL

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:15
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands
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The Royal Australian Air Force - 100 Year Centenary. VK100AF and VI100AF

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 10:30
The RAAF was formed on 31st March 1921, to mark this Centenary the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) will be celebrating with two call signs
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Radio hams help in Texas

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 10:30
ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) and American Red Cross volunteers joined forces in Texas under the ARRL/Red Cross memorandum of understanding in responding to the situation resulting from unseasonably frigid weather
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Over 3 years Ofcom took action against 3 illegal broadcasters Amateur radio in Leigh Journal

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 10:30
Following a Freedom of Information request, Ofcom have revealed they only took enforcement action against three illegal broadcasters between 2018 and 2020 Barry Day G3WIS got in touch with his local paper the Leigh Journal to share an atmospheric photograph from 1968 of an amateur radio demonstration he gave to the Lowton Scouts group
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Fry's Electronics shutting down all stores, ending 36 years as a big-box stop for tech enthusiasts

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 10:30
Fry’s Electronic’s, the big-box chain that was a longtime, one-stop shop for tech enthusiasts, is shutting down after 36 years in business. The company cited “changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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Cherokee Challenge Flight - London to Sydney the slow way

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 10:30
Join us on this amazing adventure of a lifetime. Two chaps, a light aircraft and an HF radio piloting their way from Blighty to Oz, the slow way! Andy Hardy G1AJH (ex VK2CHA). Their flight supported Oxfam in the fight against poverty
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23cm band in the spotlight with regulators

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 10:00
The Chair of IARU Region 1 Spectrum Affairs, Barry Lewis G4SJH, reports on the meeting of the ITU-R Working Party 4C (WP4C) Feb 15-19 which discussed the amateur radio allocation at 1240-1300 MHz
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ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Estes Park Elementary School, Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 10:00
This will be a multipoint telebridge contact via amateur radio between students from the Estes Park Elementary School following Covid guidelines and Astronaut Shannon Walker, amateur radio call sign KD5DXB. Students will take turns asking their questions. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHz
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Capstan winch central to this all-band adjustable dipole antenna

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 10:00
The perfect antenna is the holy grail of amateur radio. But antenna tuning is a game of inches, and since the optimum length of an antenna depends on the frequency it’s used on, the mere act of spinning the dial means that every antenna design is a compromise. Or perhaps not, if you build this infinitely adjustable capstan-winch dipole antenna
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Kangaroo Island QSO status

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 10:00
Grant, VK5GR, reports: For those looking for electronic confirmation from the VK5KI activation on Kangaroo Island (OC-139), the LOTW records were uploaded today (Feb. 15th) nd the blackout period for ClubLog matching should be ending also
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Amateur Radio operators help fill earthquake donut holes

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 10:00
Ham radio networks gear up to provide real-time, on-the-ground information about earthquake shaking and damage when other communication pathways are knocked out of commission
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IRTS Amateur Radio Training Courses

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
IRTS News reports that while online amateur radio training courses have been successfully completed it is still not possible to take the exam due to the pandemic
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Amateur radio exams survey now open

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
The focus of this year's survey from Essex Ham is the the amateur radio exams
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Online exams boost ham radio numbers

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
The figures released cover the whole of 2020 for both in-person and Remotely Invigilated (RI) Online exams. Due to the pandemic in-person exams were only held during the first 10 weeks of the year and there weren't many of them
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