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9G5GS - Ghana NEWS UPDATE - Matt, IZ4GYS is now active as 9G5GS until March 3, 2019. He's using a telescopic whip 5.2m long for 20m with loading coil for 30/40/60/80m + FT-891. DECEMBER 14, 2018 - Matt, IZ4GYS will soon be active from Sanzule, Ghana as 9G5GS. QRV on HF bands.

Video - 9LY1JM DXpedition 9LY1JM DXpedition by F6KOP team took place during January 10-21, 2019. Video made by team member, F2DX.

T88DT - Palau Noboru, JH1OLB will be active from the VIP Guest Hotel, Koror, Palau as T88DT between February 15-20, 2019. QRV on 160-6m SSB, CW, RTTY, Digi. QSL via H/c.

Amateur Radio is Aboard during Attempt to Become Oldest Circumnavigator Jeanne Socrates, VE0JS/KC2IOV, is used to solitude. The lone 76-year-old yachtswoman passed the southern tip of Africa - some 300 miles to the north - on Valentine's Day as she forged on toward Australia and New Zealand in her 38-foot sailing vessel Nereida.

VE7ACN - IOTA trip Mike, VE7ACN will be active from the following Canadian island groups:.

ZF1VH - Cayman Islands Look for Valerie, NV9L to be active for 1 day only as ZF1VH on March 6, 2019. She is visiting Grand Cayman during a cruise and hopes to QRV from the ZF1A radio shack. QSL via LoTW, H/c.

Class offers training for amateur radio license Here is your chance to get your entry-level amateur radio license. A two-day class is coming up to prepare interested people for the entry-level amateur license. The two-day class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, March 2.

HAM radio operators put their hobby to test Members of the Amateur Radio Society of Odisha got together at an uninhabited island within the Chilika lake to test their operational skill and technology to help the public during natural calamities such as cyclonic storms. The team had chosen this island as it is inaccessible by conventional telecommunication network.

5T5PA - Mauritania Johannes PA5X is now QRV as 5T5PA from Nouadhibou, Mauritania. He's there for a 5-month period. QSL via LoTW, Club Log and More info to follow.

3D2VR - Fiji Heli, DD0VR will be active from Fiji as 3D2VR during September 2-9 and again between September 23-27, 2019. QRV on 80-6m. QSL via H/c. Note: During these two periods, Heli will also QRV from Tonga and Samoa. Those callsigns are as yet unknown.

VE3WDM's QRPower BLOG 2019-02-17 17:03:00 A screen shot of the ARRL DX CW contest I was on for a short time yesterday afternoon but we had a dinner date to go to in the evening so things were cut short. I stayed on 20m as it seemed to be producing very surprising results including a contact in…

First shot at copying ISS SSTV a moderate success Last weekend, I read several Tweets and several reddit posts of guys boasting that they were able to copy the slow-scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station. Since many of these guys were using handhelds and cellphones, this didn't sound like rocket science.

Big Island Ham Decodes Slow Scan TV Image from the Space Station - Qualifies for an Award ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, February 15 at 08:45 UTC and run through Sunday, February 17 at 17:25 UTC.

CY9C - St. Paul Island NEWS UPDATE - The dates for the CY9C DXpedition are August 1-11, 2019. More here. AUGUST 19, 2018 - The same team that operated as CY9C from St Paul Island in 2016 will return as CY9C in August 2019.

FH/UA4WHX - Mayotte Continuing his tour, Vlad UA4WHX is now active from Mayotte as FH/UA4WHX. QRV on usual bands, CW/SSB. Pictures to follow!

Amateur radio society recruiting members young or old Amateur radio operators relay radio messages during natural and man-made disasters and fun events like Pittsburgh's Great Race. And they don't get a dime. They can't, according to Federal Communications Commission regulations.

Taiwan in Time: The only 'ham' in Taiwan for 25 years Until 1985, Taiwan's amateur radio scene consisted of one person: Tim Chen, who held the country's only license due to Martial Law era restrictions. According to a Liberty Times report, this resulted in the unusual situation where Taiwan Garrison Command had to establish a set of amateur radio regulations just for him.

VP2EMB - Anguilla Chris, PA2CHR and Jos, PA3FYC will be active from Anguilla as VP2EMB in April 2019. This will primarily be an EME DXpedition. More to follow.

C5DX - The Gambia C5DX is again QRV from The Gambia. Activity during February 16-23, 2019. Full details on previous trips here.

Constantine manager says CAF dealt with Ismaily in amateur way CS Constantine's manager Denis Lavagne has said that CAF dealt with the Ismaily issue in an amateur way as he criticised the decision to reinstate them.

Presentation promotes POTA potentials My friends, Tom, W8TAM, and Julie, K8VOX, have become Parks on the Air masters. Last year, they gave a standing-room-only presentation at Dayton, and recently presented at the Orlando Hamcation. You can find the entire presentation in this Google doc, but here are a few highlights:.

Mfj-1936t Ground Rod, W/clamp,+342t+wire Bundle The MFJ-1936 is a HOT new product from MFJ for those who wish to be QUICK with their antenna set-ups! For those hams on-the-go to their next adventure or for those at home needing something stealthy and QUICK and easy-to-hide! This is the MFJ QuickStik Antenna system.

Announcement - Ftm-400xd/ftm-400d/ftm-100d Pdn Announcement about the new firmware release for the FTM-400XD, FTM-400D, FTM-100D mobiles radio and PDN functionality.

Handy 5 Elements 1200 Mhz Twin Loop Portable Antenna Description Overview It will be 5 elements twin loop antenna of amateur radio 1200Mhz band for mobile. Decomposed and we try to carry. Connector will be the SMA connector. Element is also assembled easily at the time of the movement.

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