ARRL Comments on Technological Advisory Council Spectrum Policy Recommendations

In comments to the FCC on a series of Technological Advisory Council (TAC) spectrum management policy recommendations, ARRL said that while some of the Council’s recommendations are valid, it would be “highly inappropriate” to generalize about applying them broadly in all radio services. The comments, filed on January 31, were in response to a December 1, 2017, Public Notice in ET Docket No. 17…

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Ham Talk Live! Episode 100 – Bouvet Island DXpedition LIVE update

Thursday at 9 pm Eastern (0200Z) on Ham Talk Live!, we get an update from some of the 3Y0Z – Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018 team about how the trip is going and when you will have a chance to work them! We will have the lead pilot, Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L and the youth pilot, Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO on the show. And if possible, we will go LIVE for a part of the show with the team. They may still be on the boat, or getting ready to move to the island, or with any luck they will be on the island…

Ham Talk Live! Episode 100 – Bouvet Island DXpedition LIVE update
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Inexpensive 2 Meter Go Box

After spending what seems like months of watching nearly every YouTube video on Ham Radio Go Boxes I finally decided to make one for myself. Thing is I didn't want to spend a ton of money doing it.

There are plenty of boxes to choose from to put your equipment in. There's Plano, Gator, Pelican and Nanuk just to name a few. However, I wasn't wanting to pay $100.00 or more for a case and I wanted it to easily fit in my car as well as be able to deploy the radio quickly. Luckily I found the…

Inexpensive 2 Meter Go Box
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Work Progressing to Incorporate CQ Magazine’s WAZ Award Program into LoTW

Beta testing for bringing CQ Magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program into ARRL’s Logbook of the World (LoTW) system continues to move forward, officials from CQ and ARRL have assured.

Some problems in the implementation were discovered by testers and have since been corrected; the documentation has also been improved by feedback from the testers. In parallel, the LoTW server has been exe…

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QSO Today interviews Hal Turley, W8HC, of the 3Y0Z Bouvet team

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Hal, W8HC, and I had a QSO about Hal's ham radio story, DXpeditions, and the upcoming 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island. As the 3Y0Z team approaches Bouvet, I thought that you would enjoy this interview with W8HC. 73, Eric, 4Z1UG

Show Notes: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/W8HC

Podcast Link: https://goo.gl/baW5vf

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Stitcher: http://goo.gl/uhf1XZ
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Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Cites Amateur Radio’s Role after Maria

A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the Government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio’s role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. It also calls for expanding the pool of radio amateurs on the island who could help in future disasters. The report, Commonwealth o…

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Hamvention Update

An Update from Hamvention Leadership

Despite all of the best efforts and intentions by Greene County, the Greene County Agricultural Society and Hamvention, we have learned the anticipated new building will not be constructed in time for Hamvention 2018. The prefab sections bid on and architecturally required are currently backlogged. We expect construction to be delayed until after our show and the Greene County Fair. We expect completion of construction yet this year and ready…

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IMAGE Spacecraft found by Amateur and Radio Astronomer Scott Tilley (VE7TIL)

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An amateur astronomer from British Columbia, Scott Tilley, from Roberts Creek
finds lost IMAGE space craft… it was not heard from in over 12 years!

On the 26 of January NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has confirmed that the radio signature is the one for IMAGE.

Right now NASA and some top Universities in are scrambling to communicate with the craft and download data that can confirm…

IMAGE Spacecraft found by Amateur and Radio Astronomer Scott Tilley (VE7TIL)
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Drake Anniversary Station W2D a huge success

Special Event Station W2D has been celebrating the 75th Anniversary of founding the R. L. Drake company (January 1943) for the past month and experienced such a terrific turnout of callers. As of this writing there are over 650 log entries with stations from 30 different countries, Cards have been filling the mailbox daily despite there being a full sized card available for download on our page here on QRZ. Folks have even requested appointments via email just to have their Drake talk to…

Drake Anniversary Station W2D a huge success
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