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The Netherlands Modifies 5 MHz Amateur Radio Privileges to Conform with WRC-15 Global Allocation

ARRL - 2 hours 4 min ago

Telecommunication regulators in The Netherlands have scaled back considerably the liberal 60-meter privileges announced for radio amateurs in that country just days after the conclusion of World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15). Since December 2015, amateurs in The Netherlands have had access to a 100-kHz wide amateur band at 5 MHz, with a maximum power of 100 W.

Article 4.4 of the IT...

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What's Happening – March 29, 2017 - The Parsons Advocate

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The Parsons Advocate

What's Happening – March 29, 2017
The Parsons Advocate
The Mountain State Transmitters Amateur Radio Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department. All amateur radio operators and those interested in ham radio are welcome to attend.

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Talks on Possible 4U1UN Reactivation Continue

ARRL - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:49pm

United Nations Headquarters Amateur Radio club station 4U1UN representatives are still in talks with the UN Department of Public Information with an eye toward permanently reactivating the station. Although within the geographical confines of New York City, 4U1UN qualifies as a separate DXCC entity.

“Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to plead our case to the new administration as well. Keep yo...

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Ham-Astronauts Engaging in Series of Spacewalks; Two Heading Home Soon

ARRL - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:03pm

International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, will take one more spacewalk on March 30 before he heads back to Earth in a Soyuz MS-02 vehicle on April 10, joined by crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko. The spacewalks are aimed at preparing the station for the future arrival of US commercial crew spacecraft and upgrading station hardware.

On March 2...

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AMSAT Reschedules Fox Series Launches

ARRL - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:50pm

AMSAT has announced that the launches of its Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D CubeSats have been rebooked from a single launch to separate launches. Both satellites initially were set to go into space on the Spaceflight Formosat-5/Sherpa mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 (Sherpa is launched as a rideshare program for small, low-budget satellites). Fox-1Cliff will launch on Spaceflight’s SSO-A dedicated rid...

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Moderate (G2) Geomagnetic Storm In Progress, G2 Warning Extended

ARRL - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:00pm

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) reports a moderate (G2) level geomagnetic storm is in progress. The G2 threshold was reached on March 27 at 1948 UTC.

SWPC forecasters have extended the G2 Geomagnetic Storm Warning until March 28 at 0300 UTC, as coronal hole high-speed stream effects continue to influence Earth. A large, Earth-facing canyon-shaped hole in the Sun's atmosphere is spe...

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UK Museum Wants to Hear from Those Who Remember Sputnik Launch

ARRL - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:54pm

As part of an effort to tell the story of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) 60 years ago, a Cambridge, England, museum wants to hear from anyone who remembers the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957. Many radio amateurs and shortwave listeners (SWLs) of the era were among those thrilled to receive the satellite’s 20 MHz beacon.

The Scott Polar Research Institute Polar Mu...

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OZ7IGY 40 MHz Beacon Shifts to Next Generation Beacons Platform

ARRL - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:33pm

The 40 MHz OZ7IGY beacon was migrated to the Next Generation Beacons platform on March 25. The beacon was activated during a 60th anniversary event for OZ7IGY, making it the oldest ham radio beacon still on the air. The beacon was inaugurated at the start of the International Geophysical Year (IGY). The nominal frequency is 40.071 MHz. The beacon’s output power is 20 W into an omnidirectional h...

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College Students in Belize Introduced to Amateur Radio

ARRL - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:21pm
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Belize students receive introduction to ham radio - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:18am

Belize students receive introduction to ham radio
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
The introduction was held at the University of Belize (UB) Engineering Department in Belize City and included a summary of BARC´s educational goals, a short video, a lesson on ham radio basics (such as propagation and the radio frequency spectrum) and ...

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Amateur radio general license classes continue | The Daily Courier ... - The Daily Courier

Google News of the Day - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 8:57am

Amateur radio general license classes continue | The Daily Courier ...
The Daily Courier
The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club and Eagle Amateur Radio Club at Embry-Riddle are offering a free study class for the amateur radio general license.

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Amateur Radio Operators Play Vital Communication Role During ... - Noozhawk

Google News of the Day - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:58am

Noozhawk

Amateur Radio Operators Play Vital Communication Role During ...
Noozhawk
The Amateur Radio Emergency Services radio room at the Santa Barbara County Emergency Operations Center in Santa Barbara allows operators to ...

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Sunnyvale Ham Radio Outlet closes after 26 years - Milpitas Post

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:27pm

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Sunnyvale Ham Radio Outlet closes after 26 years
Milpitas Post
The Sunnyvale Ham Radio Outlet signed off for the final time Wednesday after 26 years as a hub for Silicon Valley's amateur radio community. Due in part to rising rent in the city, the outlet at 510 Lawrence Expressway chose to close its doors and ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:43pm

The Sun just finished an extended period (16 days) of zero sunspots. There were none on March 4, one visible on March 5, then none on March 6-20. Finally, one sunspot group appeared on March 21-23, with a sunspot number of 12 on all three days.

A sunspot number of 12 does not mean there were 12 sunspots. Every group of sunspots counts as 10 points, and every sunspot within those groups counts f...

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ARRL "60-Second Century" Videos Preview QST Editorials

ARRL - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:24pm

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, is now supplementing each of his QST "Second Century" editorials with a "60-Second Century" video. These videos offer a glimpse of the content in each month's QST editorial.

ARRL began producing "60-Second Century" with the March QST editorial, and each video is posted on the ARRL YouTube channel, as well as made available through ARRL social media platforms (Face...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:20pm

Remote Antenna Tuners” is the topic of the latest episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, J...

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AM Rally on April 1-3 Weekend an Opportunity to Try a Vintage Mode

ARRL - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:16pm

If you’re not familiar with full-carrier amplitude modulation (AM) or have never used it on the air, you’ll have a chance during the AM Rally during the April 1-2 weekend, on the bands between 160 and 10 meters (except 30, 17, and 12 meters) plus 6 meters.

Once the primary voice mode on the ham bands, AM eventually gave way to SSB, a form of AM. Yet AM has remained popular among dedicated radio ...

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Mayors, Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, Salute Amateur Radio

ARRL - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:12pm

Nevada mayors Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas, John Lee of North Las Vegas, and Andy Hafen of Henderson have joined the Clark County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming March 26 to April 2 as “NVCON Week,” recognizing the ARRL Nevada State Convention (NVCON), March 31-April 2.

The community leaders encouraged the citizens of their respective localities to pay tribute to the area’s Amateur Radio o...

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