Mellish Reef DXpedition Team Has Set Sail

The Mellish Reef VK9MA DXpedition team has said it plans to concentrate on the lower bands during its November DXpedition. Mellish is the 29th most-wanted DXCC entity. Team member and ARRL Contest Update Editor Brian Moran, N9ADG, said the boat was loaded and set to depart Port Douglas, Australia, today (October 31).

“We are trying to get in front of some weather,” Moran told The Daily DX Editor…

Source: ARRL News
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ICQ Podcast Episode 252 – QRP Labs Released

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is QRP Labs.

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News stories include:-

  • Imminent Shutdown of Repeater Group
  • BBC…

ICQ Podcast Episode 252 – QRP Labs Released
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American Red Cross Hails “New Partnership” with ARRL Following Puerto Rico Deployment

The American Red Cross (ARC) this week thanked ARRL and its “Force of 50” hurricane recovery volunteers who deployed to Puerto Rico earlier this month, and it suggested a new level of partnership now exists between the two organizations. ARC Senior Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services Harvey Johnson this week wrote ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, and ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to exp…

Source: ARRL News
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Getting Started In Amateur Radio Field Communications

Hello operators
Today we are talking about amateur radio field communications.
I'm constantly receiving excellent questions about getting a start in Amateur Radio field communications. Although I'm happy to keep answering those questions, I don't always have the time to give personalised answers. So, I decided to put out this video, giving newcomers a few ideas which might help them get their start in amateur field communications.
We all need to remember there are many kinds of portable…

Getting Started In Amateur Radio Field Communications
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Joe Spier, K6WAO, Ascends to AMSAT-NA Presidency, Announces Next CubeSat Initiative

The AMSAT-NA Board of Directors has elected Joe Spier, K6WAO, of Weimar, California, as the organization’s new president. An ARRL and AMSAT Life Member, Spier, 58, succeeds Barry Baines, WD4ASW, who served as AMSAT President for the past 9 years. Spier is a well-known figure in AMSAT and Amateur Radio satellite circles. He served previously as AMSAT-NA Executive Vice President and Vice Presiden…

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Olivia Too Slow? Try Contestia. HF Digital Mode

My last video of Olivia explains that mode and its ability to decode 10db below the noise level. But a lot of people said, "I love the concept, but it is just too slow."

OK, Then try Contestia.. With a slight compromise in efficiency for speed, Contestia is twice the speed of Olivia, with the ability to decode 7-8db below the noise level. This is a short video compared to the Olivia video, as most of the info pertaining to this mode is identical to the Olivia video….

Olivia Too Slow? Try Contestia. HF Digital Mode
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