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  • AMSAT Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results
    on September 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    AMSAT-NA has announced that Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH, and Bruce Paige, KK5DO, have won new 2-year terms on the AMSAT Board of Directors. The First Alternate is Peter Portanova, W2JV. The Second Alternate is Scott Harvey, KA7FVV. Both will serve 1-year terms. The results of the voting, with 698 ballots cast, were: Tom Clark, K3IO, 574; Mark Hammond, N8MH, 507; Bruce Paige, KK5DO, 402,... […]

  • Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard Award
    on September 17, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    The ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Bill Leonard Award, which recognizes this year’s best newspaper, radio, or television news story about Amateur Radio. The award honors professional journalists or journalistic teams whose outstanding coverage highlights the enjoyment, importance, and public service value that Amateur Radio offers. It was created as a tribut... […]

  • Radio City Announces Closing, Owners to Retire
    on September 16, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Amateur Radio retailer Radio City, Inc. of Mounds View, Minnesota, has announced it is closing.“It's been a wonderful 36 years for us at Radio City, and we have decided to retire and close,” owners Dan, KB0XC, and Maline Fish said in a message on the retailer’s website. “We are so thankful for the many years of support and we have enjoyed working you, our customers. The technical, intelligent a... […]

  • South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Communication
    on September 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the Carolinas. “Amateur Radio operators are far from ‘amateurs’ when it comes to providing communication in an ... […]

  • FCC Grants ARRL Temporary Waiver Request to Permit PACTOR 4 Use in Hurricane Relief
    on September 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    The FCC has granted an ARRL request for a temporary waiver of Section 97.307(f) of the FCC’s Amateur Service rules to permit the use of PACTOR 4 digital mode for Amateur Radio communication within the continental US related to Hurricane Florence relief. The grant extends through Tuesday, September 18, and a formal order addressing the request for a 30-day waiver will be issued next week, the FC... […]

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  • WSJT-X 2.0 – New 77-bit messages information update
    by qrznow on September 18, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    “Hi all, Many of us have made many QSOs using the new 77-bit messages on 7.078 and 14.078 MHz. Overall the results have been good — but not surprisingly, bugs are being identified. Several are important enough to warrant a second candidate release well before the originally suggested target date, October 15. We will make […]

  • Award programme 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence
    by qrznow on September 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Dear Amateur Radio Friends, On behalf of Mr Waldemar Sznajder, 3Z6AEF – President of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and Mr Piotr Skrzypczak, SP2JMR – Secretary of the PZK, I have the honour to invite all of you to participate in a special award programme, organised by the Polish Amateur Radio Union on the […]

  • Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard Award
    by qrznow on September 18, 2018 at 12:35 am

    The ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Bill Leonard Award, which recognizes this year’s best newspaper, radio, or television news story about Amateur Radio. The award honors professional journalists or journalistic teams whose outstanding coverage highlights the enjoyment, importance, and public service value that Amateur Radio offers. It was created as a […]

  • Introduction to APRS- the Automated Packet Reporting System
    by qrznow on September 17, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    “The Automated Packet Reporting Service is a digital real-time communications system to share tactical information and messages. The most common activity in APRS is to plot the location of moving objects using GPS information, but APRS can also be used for short messaging, weather station telemetry, announcements, and displaying objects on a map. The power […]

  • WSJT-X Version 2.0.0-rc1 Released – Download FT8
    by qrznow on September 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Go to New Features in WSJT-X 2.0 for a detailed description of its new features.  Further technical information (primarily of interest to programmers) is available here. Release Schedule: Because the FT8 and MSK144 protocols will not be backward compatible with those in Version 1.9.1, there will be a staged schedule for testing and eventual release.  Target dates for candidate releases […]