Cuba Institutes New Amateur Radio Regulations

03/21/2017 Radio amateurs in Cuba are scrutinizing and debating the details of new Amateur Radio regulations for the island nation. The Cuban Ministry of Communications adopted the new regulatory scheme on February 28. International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) posted the new Amateur Radio Service regulations (in Spanish) as a PDF. The detailed regulations governing hams in Cuba comprise 17 chapters and 182 articles and are said to include some significant changes from the previous rules and regulations that affect authorized bands, license terms, on-the-air practices, and the importation…

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Niue: Mar 18-24, 2017 — E6AD — QSL via: N7BF

[About ADXO] [Search ADXO] [ADXO Text Version] [Abbreviations] [Submit a Dxpedition][iCal DXCAL link] Last updated: Wednesday, 22-Mar-2017 00:10:01 EDT [Currently Active Operations][Spots provided courtesy of DX Watch] StartDateEndDateDXCCEntityCallQSLviaReportedbyInfo2017 February 2017 Feb092017 Mar31Senegal6W2SC [spots] LotWHA3AUI20161201By HA3AUI; 20-10m, other bands on request; CW; 500/100w; Spiderbeam; QSL also OK via HA3AUI direct; end date approximate2017 Feb182017 Mar26AntiguaV21ZG [spots] LotWTDDX20170209By DL7AFS DJ7ZG; 80-6m, including 60m; SSB + digital; QSL also OK via DJ7ZG direct or Club Log2017 Feb242017 Mar26GuadeloupeFG [spots]F1DUZ425DXN20170211By F1DUZ as FG/F1DUZ fm IOTA NA-102; HF; SSB; QSL OK via REF Buro or direct2017 Feb252017…

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Community News, March 23: What’s Happening In Your Neighborhood

Staff Writer Serendipitously, we ended up at the fourth annual Hamptons Got Talent competition hosted by the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau last Friday at Hampton Bays High School. Although our timing wasn’t perfect and we missed all but the last of the initial 15 performers, we were there in time for the second half, which included the seven top performers from the first half. Acting as masters of ceremonies was Sophie Rhind, a senior at Southampton High School, and Sam Moustafa, a former Southampton High School student who now…

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ARRL Seeking Synergy with Maker Movement

03/21/2017 ARRL is reaching out to members of the Maker Movement to explore avenues of cooperation and collaboration, and perhaps to recruit some new radio amateurs. Considered an extension of the arts and crafts tradition, the Maker Movement gained its own magazine, Make, in 2005. The philosophy of the Maker Movement is reminiscent of an era when radio amateurs built their own equipment rather than buying it off the shelf. Those considering themselves makers have tended to focus on such areas as electronics and computers, robotics, 3D printing, metal and…

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ARISS Deadline Looms to Accept Proposals to Host Contacts with Space Station Crew

03/21/2017 The deadline is April 15 for schools and formal or informal educational institutions and organizations — individually or working in concert — to submit proposals to host Amateur Radio contacts next year with ISS crew members. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) anticipates that contacts will take place between January 1 and June 30, 2018. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. Proposal information and documents are on the ARRL website. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS seeks proposals from schools and…

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ARRL Reiterates its Case for New Band at 5 MHz

03/21/2017 In comments filed on March 20 with the FCC on its own January Petition for Rule Making (RM-11785), ARRL reiterated its case for a contiguous secondary 15-kHz wide 60-meter band of 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz in addition to the four existing discrete 60-meter channels that fall outside the requested band, with a permitted power level of 100 W EIRP and retention of current operating rules. More than 5 dozen comments, all supporting the proposed allocation, were filed on the League’s petition, although some suggested more spectrum or higher power,…

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Noticing ham radio antennas years ago

This tower is installed at a nonprofit agency in order to facilitate amateur radio communications that may help the agency carry out its mission.  This is the sort of antenna system that would have intrigued the author in his youth (and still does). A recent drive on Lorain Road in Fairview Park managed to spark a feeling of nostalgia in me (not terribly difficult to do). Traveling westbound on Lorain Road from Cleveland I happened to recall a very large amateur radio antenna, now long-gone, had once proudly presided over…

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‘Useless’ amateur radio? No such thing

 Print The mailbox I’m skipping the “Why we prep” section this week. There were so many responses to last week’s column on amateur radio that I needed all available column space to reply. For example, when I warned that a federally licensed amateur radio operator was fairly easily identified, a poster decided to help prove my point: “Pat’s either using a pseudonym for his writing, or he is unlicensed. One of the two. (I checked the FCC database. …).” Another commenter took me to task about my contention that crooks…

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Nieu: Mar 18-24, 2017 — E6AD — QSL via: N7BF

[About ADXO] [Search ADXO] [ADXO Text Version] [Abbreviations] [Submit a Dxpedition][iCal DXCAL link] Last updated: Tuesday, 21-Mar-2017 10:04:18 EDT [Currently Active Operations][Spots provided courtesy of DX Watch] StartDateEndDateDXCCEntityCallQSLviaReportedbyInfo2017 February 2017 Feb092017 Mar31Senegal6W2SC [spots] LotWHA3AUI20161201By HA3AUI; 20-10m, other bands on request; CW; 500/100w; Spiderbeam; QSL also OK via HA3AUI direct; end date approximate2017 Feb182017 Mar26AntiguaV21ZG [spots] LotWTDDX20170209By DL7AFS DJ7ZG; 80-6m, including 60m; SSB + digital; QSL also OK via DJ7ZG direct or Club Log2017 Feb242017 Mar26GuadeloupeFG [spots]F1DUZ425DXN20170211By F1DUZ as FG/F1DUZ fm IOTA NA-102; HF; SSB; QSL OK via REF Buro or direct2017 Feb252017…

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