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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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ARISS contact scheduled for students at John F. Kennedy High School, Denver, Colorado, USA

Sun, 21/02/2021 - 10:30
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS)
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Derek G4CQM has carried out a major upgrade to his websites

Sun, 21/02/2021 - 10:30
Derek G4CQM has carried out a major upgrade to his websites to HTML5 standards compliance throughout. This enables viewing on PC, Tablet and Mobile devices and benefit from interactive features
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Ham radio on BBC Radio Lincoln

Sun, 21/02/2021 - 10:30
The Lincoln Short Wave Club, hosts of the National Hamfest, celebrated their 100th anniversary in February and Steve Burke M5ZZZ / G6TVP was interviewed on BBC Radio Lincoln
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Hamfest will bring together amateur radio enthusiasts from across the nation

Sun, 21/02/2021 - 10:30
Greg Williams says amateur radio is a hobby with something in it for all types of personalities
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Minami Torishima

Sun, 21/02/2021 - 10:30
Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007)
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DXCC Country/Entity Report

Sun, 21/02/2021 - 10:30
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 13th-February, through Friday, 19th-February there were212 countries active
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