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Win your Christmas Ham thanks to Gerns Continental Smallgoods With Christmas just around the corner, Radio 4BC and Gerns Continental Smallgoods have teamed up and are giving you the chance to win a delicious half leg of ham for the festive season!

Spot Light on a Amateur Radio Operator - WH6ECG This week we spotlight Evan, WH6ECG. Recent Events: May 18, 2019: Windward Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair at Windward Mall, Kaneohe, HI. Participated at the ARES presentation table. Past support to local Boy Scouts of America program: Camporee Radio Station October 1, 2016.

Is the ARRL Listening About Shipping? Or is it just me… A few months ago, I challenged the ARRL's new mission to serve members in a more effective way by bringing "value" to members. I suggested that one quick "win" would be to stop selling through Amazon and use that money-per-book to fund "free shipping" for members who purchase books.

Live Amateur Radio Satellite demo A special Hands on Workshop of Applied Physics was organised at well-known School of Science - RK University, Rajkot India. It was 5 day event from 2nd Dec to 6th Dec 2019. 50 final year B.Sc Physics Students from various Colleges across state of Gujarat were registered for this special program.

Live Amateur Radio Satellite Demo for Physics Students Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP reports a Special Hands on Workshop of Applied Physics was organised at well-known School of Science - RK University, Rajkot, India. It was 5 day event from 2nd Dec to 6th Dec 2019. 50 final year B.Sc Physics Students from various Colleges across state of Gujarat were registered for this special program.

W9DYV Symposium Line-Up Finalized The line-up of speakers for the Wes Schum W9DYV Radio Symposium at the Saint Louis area Winterfest 2020 has now been finalized. Nick Tusa K5EF, coordinator for the Symposium, was pleased to announce that long-time boat anchor operator and aficionado Lynn Fisk, K5LYN is the final speaker.

West Ham v Arsenal: How to watch Premier League on TV and live stream West Ham and Arsenal go head-to-head in the Premier League this weekend.

W8S - Swains Island NEWS UPDATE - Team now added to W8S website. SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 - From 10-25 March 2020 an international team of 10 operators will be active from Swains Island as W8S. QRV on all HF bands in CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY with 4 stations from 2 separated camps.

Amateur radio in the news: Hams helping kids The theme here is how some amateur radio activities are helping kids around the world….Dan. "When compared to adults, children make far more interesting conversation. They don't think if something is right or wrong.

Oldest Known US Ham Receives ARRL Centurion Award The oldest known US radio amateur, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, received his ARRL Centurion Award plaque in November. The award recognizes hams who have achieved centenarian status. Kayhart, who lives in White Rock, South Carolina, is 108. The ARRL Board of Directors conferred the award on Kayhart at its July 2019 meeting.

Amateur Astronomer Locates India's Moon Lander Crash Site After blipping out of contact in September, India’s Vikram lander has now been found strewn across the lunar surface.

Wolves 2-0 West Ham: Leander Dendoncker & Patrick Cutrone goals extends unbeaten run to 10 Wolves are on their best unbeaten run in the top flight since 1972 after seeing off West Ham with strikes from Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo's side are back up to fifth in the Premier League after the Hammers failed to reproduce the kind of display that helped them to a shock win against Chelsea.

Stateside: Shoreline erosion on Lake Michigan; history of spiral cut ham; second-career teachers Today on Stateside, Great Lakes water levels are at record or near-record highs, leading to dramatic shoreline erosion and threatening lakeshore properties. Plus, the Detroit origins of the spiral cut ham, a holiday dinner staple. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

UN Headquarters' 4U1UN has been Back on the Air The United Nations Amateur Radio Club, 4U1UN, at UN Headquarters in New York has been on the air recently. Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, recently was on site to replace and test a serial cable, and, while there, made some 100 contacts. "Now that all works, we should hear the 4U1UN more often on the air," he commented.

Regulated power supplies, sunspot cycles, ham radio satellites and more Stories you'll find in our December, 2019 issue:. Before Radio's First Century: "Pre-Broadcasting" Activity in North America: By John Schneider W9FGH. For many decades, the prevailing myth has been that broadcasting in the United States first occurred on the night of November 2, 1920.

30m FT8 A shot from PSK reporter of my signal FT8 signal on 30m. No problem getting into Europe and I am very pleased with my Endfed antenna set up at only 20 feet off the ground. The power is set to 30 watts. My go-to software for FT8 is JTDX alongside JT-Ale…

Ham radio nets activated for Typhoon Kammuri ARU-R1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator Greg Mossop G0DUB reports information received from Dani YB2TJV about Typhoon Kammuri which is affecting the Philippines.

US State Department Seeks Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists – Radio The US Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists – Radio positions. Foreign Service IMTS-Rs design, install, and maintain radio and telecommunications systems. They provide radio support for presidential, congressional, and other VIP visits.

Latest Icom SDR amateur radios supplied to RSGB National Radio Centre If you have recently visited the Radio Society of Great Britain's National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park you will have noticed two new radio additions. Icom has provided the IC-7300 SDR Transceiver and IC-9700 SDR Transceiver to the centre to allow it to promote amateur radio with the latest cutting edge Icom radio technology.

RAC appoints New Deputy Director - Alberta/NWT/NU Region Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to welcome Stephen Lee, VA6SGL, as the Deputy Director for the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Region. RAC Alberta/NWT/NU Director, Ernest Clintberg, VE6EC/VE6ECK, appointed Stephen as Deputy Director on December 1, 2019.

Hans Solves Exploding Power Transistor with Siglent's Help! And a New Product… Exploding power amplifier transistors! Hmm…that's not a good start to any ham's operating session. But it happened to Hans Summers G0UPL as he was doing development work on the firmware designed to accompany his very popular QCX transceiver sold through his company, QRP-Labs.

West Ham news: Roberto has played his last game - Exclusive In the latest West Ham news, Football Insider has been told by Noel Whelan how goalkeeper Roberto has 'played his last Irons game'

ISS SSTV December 4-6 Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on Wednesday to Friday, December 4, 5 and 6. This is the schedule for the planned activation of the MAI-75 SSTV activity from the ISS.

Amateur Radio Club to hold morning of meetings, technical session ROCKLAND - The Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club will hold a morning of meetings and a technical session, Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Knox County Emergency Management Agency, in Rockland. The Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club, call sign W1PBR, is an Amateur radio club.

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