Winter SWL Fest Set for March 2-4

02/23/2017 The 30th annual North American Shortwave Association Winter SWL Fest will take place March 2-4 in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes. Enthusiasts of everything from HF broadcasting, AM band broadcasting, VLF, scanning, satellite TV, and pirate broadcasting are welcome. Visit the Winter SWL Fest website for registration information. Read the full article at http://www.arrl.org/news/view/winter-swl-fest-set-for-march-2-4

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Youthful BY70-1 CubeSat Builders: We’ll be Back!

02/23/2017 As its Amateur Radio FM transponder satellite BY70-1 was poised to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, its developers, China’s Amateur Youth Space Program, said it will be mounting future missions. The 2U BY70-1 CubeSat was built by Beijing Bayi High School students. “We hope more amateur youth space program will be brought to you in the near future!” the students said in a February 17 statement on the school’s website. BY70-1 was launched on December 28 but ended up in a lower-than-expected 524 × 212 kilometer orbit, which contributed to its…

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Texas Club Distributes Copies of Ham Radio for Dummies to Schools, Libraries

02/23/2017 The Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club in Athens, Texas, has purchased and distributed copies of Ham Radio for Dummies by ARRL Contributing Editor Ward Silver, N0AX, to area schools and libraries. The book now is in its second edition. Financed in part by a grant from LDG Electronics, the club determined to place a copy of the book in nearly every school and public library in the tri-county area around Athens. Club member and former teacher Glenn Hughes, KF5CTG, took on the task of distributing the copies, visiting with…

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Br Virgin Is: Feb 22-Mar 3, 2017 — VP2V — QSL via: LotW

[About ADXO] [Search ADXO] [ADXO Text Version] [Abbreviations] [Submit a Dxpedition] Last updated: Friday, 24-Feb-2017 10:07:20 EST [Currently Active Operations][Spots provided courtesy of DX Watch] StartDateEndDateDXCCEntityCallQSLviaReportedbyInfo2017 January 2017 Jan062017 Feb28South Shetland IsLU1ZI [spots] LU4AATDDX20170106By LU4CJM fm Carlini Antarctic Scientific station; also using LU4CJM/z; 80 40 20m; CW; 100w; G5RV; spare time operation2017 Jan192017 Mar09GuadeloupeTO7D [spots] LotWTDDX20161215By F6ITD fm Baie Mahaut, Desirade Island (IOTA NA-102); 160-6m; SSB CW + digital; 500w; dipoles; also FG/F6ITD; QSL also OK via F6ITD2017 Jan312017 Feb28St LuciaJ68DH [spots] VA3EGGOPDX20170206By VA3EGG fm IOTA NA-108; 40-10m; SSB; 100w; wiresFebruary 2017 Feb052017…

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Ofcom ending ham radio monthly statistics?

Ofcom has not provided any monthly amateur licence statistics since the first week in November While no formal announcement has been made, this appears to be another instance of Ofcom cutting back on the services they provide to radio amateurs. Ofcom used to provide historic amateur licence information but deleted it all from their website in May 2016. For a short while they continued to provide monthly figures on the Amateur Radio Information Page but these have now stopped. Amateur Radio Information Page https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/amateur-radio/amateur-radio-info Ofcom were informed of errors on…

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Update from Bishop Amateur Radio Club

Press release From October 30, 2016 to November 1, 2016 members of the Bishop Amateur Radio Club participated in the Nationwide Communications Exercise, COMMEX 16-4. This exercise simulated a total failure of traditional communications such as, telephone, cell phones and internet. “HAM” radio operators from every county in the country we asked to check in with MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) radio operators and relay the conditions in their county. The goal was to give the Department of Defense and FEMA a snapshot view of every county in America if…

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Texas Club Distributes Copies of Ham Radio for Dummies to Schools, Libraries

02/23/2017 The Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club in Athens, Texas, has purchased and distributed copies of Ham Radio for Dummies by ARRL Contributing Editor Ward Silver, N0AX, to area schools and libraries. The book now is in its second edition. Financed in part by a grant from LDG Electronics, the club determined to place a copy of the book in nearly every school and public library in the tri-county area around Athens. Club member and former teacher Glenn Hughes, KF5CTG, took on the task of distributing the copies, visiting with…

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Amateur Radio Balloon to be Part of K2BSA Activities at 2017 National Scout Jamboree

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HAARP Goes Classical During New Experimental Campaign

02/23/2017 The just-concluded run of ionospheric investigations conducted from Alaska’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) observatory — quite likely the most powerful HF transmission facility in the world — revived the latent short-wave listener (SWL) lurking within most radio amateurs. Operating under Part 5 Experimental license WI2XFX, HAARP this month even aired some classical music as it conducted its first scientific research campaign since being taken over 18 months ago from the military by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute. UAF Space Physics Group Assistant Research…

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