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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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Become an amateur radio operator: Free online classes prepare people for upcoming FCC licensing exam

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
Amateur radio has been around for more than 100 years and, in this day of cell phones, computers and other high-tech devices, ham radio, as it is also known, continues to play an important role in the world of communication
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UKEICC CW Contest

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
The UKEICC monthly one hour 80m CW Contest will be held on Wednesday next the 24th at 2000. EI5G and, for this contest at least, GM7V will be bonus stations
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Elon Musk: SpaceX will double Starlink's satellite internet speeds in 2021

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
CNET report that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter Monday that his company's satellite internet service, Starlink, will offer speeds close to 300 Mbps later in 2021. That's roughly twice as fast as currently advertised, and would represent a significant step forward for the service as it seeks to deliver high-speed internet to underserved regions across the globe
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Cocos Keeling Islands

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
Members of the Northern Corridor Radio Group will be active as VK9CE from Cocos Keeling Islands (OC-003) between March 16-23rd
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Benin

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 09:30
Ian, ZS6JSI, has been active recently as ZS6JSI/TY from Parakou about 400km north from capital city. He has been there since late January and is expected to be there for 6 months
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QSO Today with Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR from FlexRadio

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, is the founder and CEO of FlexRadio that is now on the cutting edge of building advanced software defined radio (SDR) platforms for amateur radio, as well as for government, business, and the military. Gerald is a leader and pioneer in the development of SDR leading to the founding of FlexRadio
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CME to sideswipe Earth this week

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
Over the weekend, a dark filament of magnetism on the sun blew up, hurling a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. NOAA computer models confirm that the CME should sideswipe Earth on Feb. 23rd or 24th
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One Megawatt of Peak AM Power - Saving the Voice of America Delano Relay DL-8

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
In 2007, the Voice of America ceased operations at the Delano Relay site in Central California. The site is destined to be bulldozed along with several relics of Collins Radio Company's Broadcast Communications Division
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Curacao

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
Operators Dan/N1ZZ, Don/AF4Z, Walter/WB5ZGA and Vince/K4JC, will be active as PJ2T from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Multi/? entry
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Austria special event

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
The Cornish Radio Amateur Club's official International Marconi Day (IMD) Award program was canceled due to the Corona virus situation
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What is Ronja?

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
Ronja (Reasonable Optical Near Joint Access) is an User Controlled Technology (like Free Software) project of optical point-to-point data link. The device has 1.4km range and has stable 10Mbps full duplex data rate
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Willis Island DXpedition news

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
Members of Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia (HARAOA) have announced their dates for the Willis Island (VK9/W) [OC-007] DXpedition
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Mauritius first satellite, MIR-SAT1, handed over to JAXA for deployment

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 10:30
Mauritius was the winner of the 3rd round UNOOSA/JAXA KiboCube Programme in 2018, whereby Mauritius was awarded (by JAXA) the opportunity to build and deploy, for the first time in its history, a 1U Cube Satellite through the International Space Station (ISS)
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German radio hams tackling RF noise pollution

Sun, 21/02/2021 - 10:30
DARC reports 35 Electrical Noise Area Monitoring Systems (ENAMS) have been delivered and another 20 locations are sought as part of the effort to monitor the interference from human-made noise on the HF bands
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