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RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
1900Z-2030Z, Jun 28

SKCC Sprint

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
0000Z-0200Z, Jun 27

UFT QRP Contest

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
0600Z-0900Z, Jun 23 and 1400Z-1700Z, Jun 23

Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
1200Z, Jun 23 to 1200Z, Jun 24

His Maj. King of Spain Contest, SSB

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
1200Z, Jun 23 to 1200Z, Jun 24

ARRL Field Day

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
1800Z, Jun 23 to 2100Z, Jun 24

NCCC Sprint

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
0230Z-0300Z, Jun 22

NCCC RTTY Sprint

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
0145Z-0215Z, Jun 22

Phone Fray

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
0230Z-0300Z, Jun 27

CWops Mini-CWT Test

WA7BNM - 7 hours 15 min ago
1300Z-1400Z, Jun 27 and 1900Z-2000Z, Jun 27 and 0300Z-0400Z, Jun 28

NAQCC CW Sprint

WA7BNM - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:00
0030Z-0230Z, Jun 21

KM4IPF Shows the Shack-In-A-Box Ham Radio Go Box that She Built

QRZ Now - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:25

“Faith Hannah (AE4FH) and Hope (KM4IPF) are planing to make a mini DXpedition to the Dry Tortugas in December 2018 and also plan to work the RSGB IOTA Contest in July 2018 from the Florida Keys. Hope and Dad worked to build this portable Shack-in-a-Box go box to take with them to both of these locations. In this video, Hope shows how it is all put together.”

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Equipment The DUC/DDC HF/VHF SunSDR2 transceiver November 23, 2014 No comments

SunSDR2-transceiver – is an up-to-date system of the amateur radio communication in the HF and VHF frequency bands with the digital signal proce... Read more

New ! Ameritron SDC-104 Screwdriver Controller July 08, 2015 No comments

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K42C CW Keyboard/Reader Kit December 20, 2016 No comments

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FLEX-1500 – Software Defined Radio March 17, 2015 No comments

  The Entry Level QRP Software Defined Radio and Ideal IF Deck for VHF-Microwave Operation The FLEX-1500™ is a low-cost, low-wattage SDR that is... Read more

HARDROCK-50 ATU Kit June 02, 2015 No comments

  HARDROCK-50 ATU Kit Additional functions: 60M band coverage. The ATU has a 60M lowpass filter which provides sufficient attenuation of harmonic... Read more

Harbor Freight Solar Panel for Ham Radio [ Video ] May 07, 2016 No comments

As an easy introductory solar project I purchased Harbor Freight’s 45 watt solar kit for my ham radio use.   Read more

Antenna Topband: Webinar – Waller Flag RX Antenna 101 – How to Construct a WF January 28, 2017 No comments

“Join us for a webinar on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM EST Register now! – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7735767269616129539 JC N4I... Read more

JK402-PICCOLO 2 Elements on 40M / 18 Foot Boom April 10, 2017 No comments

The JK402P (Piccolo) is a 18Ft boom 2 element 40m Yagi that has excellent gain and F/R.  The elements are loaded Capacitively & Inductively which... Read more

G8JNJ Broadband HF Vertical Antenna January 05, 2015 No comments

G8JNJ Broadband HF Vertical Antenna – Requires no tuner The following notes show the design and construction of a Broadband HF Vertical antenna... Read more

HF Antenna Traps V3.0 October 04, 2015 No comments

Version 3.0 of our popular traps are now available. Version 3.0 are supplied with 4 high quality Cornell Dubilier CDV16 RF Mica capacitors for greatly... Read more

10 6 MOXI 5 | NEW FOR 2015! | 10 METER / 6 METER MOXON YAGI HYBRID BEAM November 03, 2015 No comments

Stunning 2015 design from G0KSC: ten meter Moxon mated with a 3 element six meter Yagi on one boom with a common feedline. Look at the pattern and ban... Read more

A Poor Man Antenna Analyzer by GM3VLB December 15, 2014 No comments

A Poor Man Antenna Analyzer  by André Saunders, GM3VLB – Read .pdf File in adobe reader Link 1   or Link 2 Also Visit: http://www.gm3vlb.com/... Read more

VHF How To Do a VHF SOTA Activation by K0NR April 06, 2015 No comments

  The Summits On The Air (SOTA) program has really taken off in North America. SOTA originated in the UK in 2002, so it took a little while for i... Read more

Zastone ZT-2R BC/SW/VHF/UHF February 17, 2015 No comments

    Zastone Newest Mini Multi-Band Two Way Radio ZT-2R+ BC/SW/VHF/UHF band and Air Band All Included ZT-2R plus Zastone ZT-2R is a Yaesu VX-... Read more

Two Repeaters One Antenna Feed Line June 21, 2017 No comments

“We had an opportunity recently to provide a unique duplexer system. The customer needed a single antenna feed line for two repeaters. This solu... Read more

New 23cm IARU Region 1 record claimed July 23, 2017 No comments

Terry M0VRL reports that on 14 July 2017 he completed a QSO of 2,662km, from IO70PO to IL28FC, with Pedro EA8AVI in the Canary Islands that breaks the... Read more

Alinco DJ-G7T/E Tri-Band ( 144 , 430 and 1200MHz) March 05, 2015 No comments

  Get ready for action as you hear signals that you may never have heard before. The DJ-G7 tunes 0.530-1299.995MHz continuously, and you can enjo... Read more

Yaesu announced two new radios are coming to the market! – Yaesu FTM-3207DR and FT-2980R May 16, 2017 No comments

Yaesu FTM-3207DR and FT-2980R will be available late summer / early fall!  Yaesu FT-2980R 80W FM 2M Mobile Transceiver As its model name suggests, the... Read more

News HF Managers Handbook V9.0 June 22, 2018 No comments

” The 9th edition of the HF Manager’s Handbook now available for download. Thank you to those who commented on the draft version. This new editi... Read more

FEMA Region X Field Day Weekend Event to Use 5 MHz Interoperability Channels June 21, 2018 No comments

FEMA Region X (10), headquartered in Bothell, Washington, will exercise 5 MHz interoperability channels, as an option for disasters and emergencies, o... Read more

ARES® Continues Move Toward Enhanced Training, Paperless Reporting June 21, 2018 No comments

As part of upgrades to the ARES® program, ARRL will phase out traditional hard-copy report forms later this year in favor of an online system, ARES® C... Read more

Experiments Look to Leverage Low-Latency HF to Shave Microseconds off Trade Times June 20, 2018 No comments

Experimental operations now under way on HF appear aimed at leveraging low-latency HF propagation to shave microseconds from futures market trades and... Read more

Amateur Radio Honored in Advance of Field Day 2018 on June 23 – 24 June 20, 2018 No comments

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form... Read more

ARISS-Russia FM transmissions from Space Station June 19, 2018 No comments

On June 20 and 21, the Tanusha satellites will be connected to an antenna on the ISS Russian Service Module and transmit voice messages on 437.050 MHz... Read more

HF Managers Handbook V9.0

QRZ Now - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:14

” The 9th edition of the HF Manager’s Handbook now available for download. Thank you to those who commented on the draft version.

This new edition contains mainly changes agreed during the 2008 IARU Region 1 Conference in Cavtat, 2011 IARU Region 1 Conference in Sun City, 2014 IARU Region 1 Conference in Varna, IARU Region 1 Interim Meeting Vienna 2016 and IARU Region 1 Conference in Landshut 2017. Compared to older editions, the structure of the chapters has been revised in order to make content more accessible to interested readers. The HF Manager’s Handbook is intended primarily as a guide for HF Managers. In some cases, you can also use the new handbook as a reference book. And it should also help member societies that want to start their own HF Committee. Therefore, this book containes some historical articles in favor of new representatives of the HF Committee, who may not always know what has happened in the past.

Chapter 1 gives an idea of what the IARU HF Committee is. Chapter 2 provides an overview of recommendations that focus on HF operations – including those for daily use. See Chapter 3 for the current bandplan. For technical standards, see Chapter 4. In Chapter 5 you will find additional documents that do not fit the other categories. And last but not least Chapter 6 gives an overview of changes to previous editions.

A number of chapters have also been transferred across to the main Region 1 website at iaru-r1.org. Also you will find some links to external websites, namely those by the ITU.

The accuracy of this book to a great extent depends on YOU – the user of the book. If you find anything that is wrong, or if you find that something should be added or changed, please tell me. Any ideas for expansions or corrections will be appreciated.

73 Tom Kamp DF5JL
HF Committee Chairman (C4), df5jl@darc.de

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Icom IC-7300 Morse Code and Display Overview [ Video ] February 02, 2016 No comments

    Icom revealed their first Software Defined Radio (SDR) HF transceiver, the IC-7300, on Saturday, August 22nd 2015, at the Tokyo Ham Fair... Read more

COMPLETE IC-7851 TEST REPORT NOW ON-LINE BY ADAM, VA7OJ/AB4OJ September 28, 2015 No comments

IC-7851 Test Report for IC-7851 July 1 and September 21-22, 2015 by Adam Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ (Iss. 2) The following are the results obtained from lab t... Read more

RTL-SDR VS SDRPlay May 01, 2016 No comments

A Comparison between the rtl-sdr and sdrplay across different frequencies and settings. Measuring the signal to noise ratio and graphing results.... Read more

The Siru Innovatios SDR20 adds new features August 04, 2015 No comments

New features * Smooth zoom in FFT/waterfall view * Adaptive menu * Frequency memory with snapshot pictures of signals * Sliding effect between views *... Read more

FT-8, The New HF/6m Digital Mode, Introduction For Beginners July 31, 2017 No comments

Steve (K9AN) and I have developed a potential new mode for WSJT-X. We’re  calling the mode “FT8” (Franke-Taylor design, 8-FSK modulation). FT8 is desi... Read more

Antenna Stealth Antennas [ PodCast ] – Everything Ham Radio January 27, 2017 No comments

“Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Stealth Antennas, we talk abou... Read more

160m/80m Transmit Vertical by AC0C June 28, 2016 No comments

  Adding topband to a full sized elevated 80m vertical and putting N6LF’s QEX data to the test This antenna started out as an 80m vertical... Read more

Antennas for Difficult Situations: Ask Dave Episode 7 June 22, 2016 No comments

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40/20/10 Meter Fan Dipole Attic Antenna by KD2GOE December 14, 2014 No comments

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Skew Planar Wheel Antenna for 435MHz May 24, 2015 No comments

    Antenna for 435MHz Skew-Planar antenna has had little attention in the amateur radio community despite being present in QST by Robert H.... Read more

6-10LP5-125 – M2 Antenna – 7 and 10 MHz September 04, 2015 No comments

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Equipment Elecraft KX3 Transceiver January 06, 2015 No comments

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Expert Amps 1.3K-FA – 1.3 KW Solid State Fully Automatic Linear Amplifier February 28, 2015 No comments

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Kenwood TS-990S HF/6m Flagship Base Station Being Built January 03, 2015 No comments

Kenwood TS-990S  HF/6m Giving you a rare glimpse behind the scenes at Kenwood’s Communications Division factory at Yamagata, in northern Japan,... Read more

UNIDEN UBCD3600XLT DIGITAL SCANNER RECEIVER 25-1300MHz January 31, 2017 No comments

UNIDEN UBCD3600XLT FEATURES, FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS: • Favorites Scan – Allows you to organize your Systems into Favorites Lists. The scanner wi... Read more

Vibroplex Code Warrior Jr June 16, 2015 No comments

Vibroplex  The Code Warrior Keys are uniquely serial numbered and dated. With a base measuring only 2 1/2″ by 3″, this small iambic model... Read more

Airspy advanced open-source software defined radio receiver March 25, 2015 No comments

    What is Airspy? Airspy is an advanced open-source software defined radio receiver with adequate dynamic range, capable of sampling 10MHz... Read more

News HF Managers Handbook V9.0 June 22, 2018 No comments

” The 9th edition of the HF Manager’s Handbook now available for download. Thank you to those who commented on the draft version. This new editi... Read more

FEMA Region X Field Day Weekend Event to Use 5 MHz Interoperability Channels June 21, 2018 No comments

FEMA Region X (10), headquartered in Bothell, Washington, will exercise 5 MHz interoperability channels, as an option for disasters and emergencies, o... Read more

ARES® Continues Move Toward Enhanced Training, Paperless Reporting June 21, 2018 No comments

As part of upgrades to the ARES® program, ARRL will phase out traditional hard-copy report forms later this year in favor of an online system, ARES® C... Read more

Experiments Look to Leverage Low-Latency HF to Shave Microseconds off Trade Times June 20, 2018 No comments

Experimental operations now under way on HF appear aimed at leveraging low-latency HF propagation to shave microseconds from futures market trades and... Read more

Amateur Radio Honored in Advance of Field Day 2018 on June 23 – 24 June 20, 2018 No comments

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form... Read more

ARISS-Russia FM transmissions from Space Station June 19, 2018 No comments

On June 20 and 21, the Tanusha satellites will be connected to an antenna on the ISS Russian Service Module and transmit voice messages on 437.050 MHz... Read more

 

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 05:38

On Wednesday, June 20 Spaceweather.com reported the sudden emergence of sunspot AR2715. The sunspot number on that day shot up to 54, and it was 53 the next day. Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (June 14-20) was 25.7, up from 4 the previous week. Average daily solar flux rose from 69.4 to 74. Solar flux was 82.1 on June 20.

We have not seen numbers such as this since last Sept...

IARU Welcomes Member-Society for St. Kitts & Nevis

ARRL - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:19

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has welcomed the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) as its newest member-society. IARU member-societies on May 28 completed voting on the proposed admission of SKNAARS to the IARU to represent St. Kitts & Nevis.

SKNAARS does not claim to represent Anguilla, which is already represented in the IARU by the Anguilla Amateur Radio So...

BTECH DMR-6X2 Digital (DMR) & Analog Two-Way Radio (with GPS and Recording)

QRZ Now - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:00

The BTECH DMR-6X2 is the most versatile dual-band DMR radio available. Designed for both amateur and commercial usage with its large, bright 1.77″ color TFT display.The DMR-6X2 can store 4,000 Channels with 10,000 Talk Groups and 150,000 Contacts

The BTECH DMR-6X2 is the most versatile dual-band DMR radio available. Designed for both amateur and commercial usage with its large, bright 1.77″ color TFT display. The DMR-6X2 can store 4,000 Channels with 10,000 Talk Groups and 150,000 Contacts

The DMR-6X2 is a true dual slot DMR radio compatible with DMR Tier I & 2

The DMR-6X2 went through extensive development, for over 2 years, before its public debut. As the first BTECH DMR radio, we took pride in testing and refining the user experience, all while developing features to accommodate all users to the best DMR experience possible. It was not worth rushing a radio if it couldn’t be our best! 

Even now development hasn’t stopped; the DMR-6X2 is firmware upgradeable – and we would love to take your feedback to include into future firmware updates!

DMR DIGITAL STORE & FORWARD REPEATER

The DMR-6X2 has a built in recording chip which is utilized in the Store and Forward Repeater Mode (Not compatible in Analog mode*)

Once toggled the DMR-6X2 will store and forward conversations on the same band or even as a cross band repeater. It records the incoming audio and once the signal drops – it will forward the audio to the assigned frequency (and vice versa). The DMR-6X2 will even allow you to store and forward on the same frequency.

The Store and Forward repeater can be assigned as a side key function from programming software. It is compatible with: VHF/VHF; UHF/UHF, VHF/UHF, and UHF/VHF

ADJUSTABLE SCANNING FEATURES

The DMR-6X2 allows you to be in full control of your channel scanning lists. With up to 250 channels in a zone (and up to 10,000 channels in the radio); the ability to adjust your scanning bank (by adding or grouping scanning channels (and banks) together) allows you to have the perfect adjustment to the size of your channel list. This allows you to customize the scanning preferences to fit your needs.

You can scan a single channel list, and monitor a high priority channel (the DMR-6X2 will check back on the priority channel in between the normal scanning channels); or if you want to monitor the most traffic – you can combine scan lists together and scan through multiple linked lists togeth

GET THE MOST FROM YOUR RADIO USING OUR FREE SOFTWARE

There are so many ways to customize your DMR-6X2 with our free programming software! You can download and use our free programming software (Windows only) with the included programming cable to get the most from your radio.

Amateur users can easily create, import, and customize premade DMR channel and contact templates available online and sometimes available in your local amatuer club. You can also generate your own .csv list to easily import your favorite channels right into the software.

The DMR-6X2 software can open and use AT-D868UV codeplugs.

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

We tried to think of the simpliest way to use the DMR-6X2; even down to how text messaging works. Instead of going through a menu to reply when you get a text message; you can simply hit reply to the received text message.

As a radio designed and focused for USA businesses and consumers; the DMR-6X2 uses imperial (versus metric) measurements while using the GPS display modes.

Using your favorite talkgroups in DMR is now easier. By manually dialing a talkgroup, the DMR-6X2 will hold the talkgroup indefinitely until you change the channel. You can also set your maximum talkgroup hold time to “infinity” while communicating with your favorite group or user (avoiding ‘timing out’).

In Analog mode the DMR-6X2 allows for CTCSS (PL/Privacy Tones), DCS, 2-Tone, DTMF, and 5-Tone. You can use multiple 5Tone, 2Tone, and DTMF receive and transmit groups for different channels (allowing commercial users to use several tone profiles from one radio)

DMR-6X2 Additional InformationDual Band VHF (136-174MHz) & UHF (400-480MHz) 

The DMR-6X2 uses a loud 1 watt speaker; with adjustable volume options (customizeable in software) to set your preferences to accommodate both indoor and outdoor users.

The DMR-6X2 case is durable for the most extreme elements. The DMR-6X2 is rated IP54 for water and dust resistance.

The DMR-6X2 is firmware upgradeable with the free software and firmware update tools from BTECH.

DMR-6X2 Battery Life, Weights, and DimensionsThe DMR-6X2 can last for up to 35 hours on a single charge using the 3100mAh battery, and up to 18.5 hours on a single charge using the included 2100mAh battery.

The DMR-6X2 is: 5″ tall (10.5″ with included antenna), 2″ wide, and 1.5″ deep (2″ with belt clip).

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All WX Solar Powered Amateur Radio Field Station November 14, 2017 No comments

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TVTR1 630m Transverter – 472-479 kHz January 08, 2017 No comments

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SPE Expert 1.5K-FA Linear Amplifier July 05, 2017 No comments

300W • -60dB Product Specifications Powerful: solid 1.5kW in on on all modes. Very Light: about 10 kgs (about 22 lbs). Very Small: H 12, W 28, D 36 cm... Read more

Solar e Power Cube 1500 Plus Portable Solar Generator 1500 Watt Inverter / 100 Ah Battery May 21, 2015 No comments

  Confidently face power failures, power outages and blackouts with the Solar e Power Cube 1500 Plus. • A dependable power source during disaster... Read more

TOKYO HY-POWER HL-1.5KFX HF/50MHz Desk Top Linear October 31, 2015 No comments

Features: Small footprint Light weight- lightest 1kW amplifier in its class Internal power supply 2 antenna output ports 6 meter operation Automatic b... Read more

ORB Control Device, The Portable Online Remote Base Solution January 24, 2015 No comments

Are you tired of using your keyboard or mouse for TX control? Enhance your remote experience; talk on a remote using your microphone with PTT or pound... Read more

VHF Kenwood D-STAR – Tribander 144/220/440 MHz May 21, 2016 No comments

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ID-51E PLUS2 Dual Band D-STAR Digital Transceiver launches in the UK May 06, 2017 No comments

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Compare All BaoFeng Radios April 13, 2015 No comments

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Ultimate Radio Communication Guide : What to Look for in a Handheld Transceiver May 13, 2015 No comments

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New ! BIG TAJFUN 1000 144 MHz – 1KW July 27, 2015 No comments

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Radioddity GD-55 UHF Waterproof DMR Digital Radio, with GPS Function! 10W with 2800mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Po) Battery September 15, 2016 No comments

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Digital Modes Third Public Test of FT8 DXpediton Mode Deemed a Success May 09, 2018 No comments

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Release: WSJT-X Version 1.9.0-rc4 April 29, 2018 No comments

Changes from WSJT-X Version 1.9.0-rc3 include the following: – Corrected a number of flaws in Fox and Hound behavior, FT8 DXpedition Mode... Read more

A New Spin on JT Alert HRD Logbook and WSJT X April 11, 2018 No comments

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Second Public Test of FT8 DXpedition Mode Demonstrates High Contact Rates Possible April 10, 2018 No comments

The second public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode has shown that the mock DXpedition stations (“Foxes”) were able to work the pileups of callers (“Hounds”... Read more

MixW 4 is a new multi-mode, multi-platform software for radio amateurs. April 06, 2018 No comments

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Second Test of FT8 DXpedition Mode Set for April 7 April 03, 2018 No comments

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FEMA Region X Field Day Weekend Event to Use 5 MHz Interoperability Channels

QRZ Now - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 06:40

FEMA Region X (10), headquartered in Bothell, Washington, will exercise 5 MHz interoperability channels, as an option for disasters and emergencies, on the opening day of ARRL Field Day, Saturday, June 23, 1400 – 2000 UTC. Frequencies are 5.330.5, 5.346.5, and 5.403.5 MHz (USB).

Stations from FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, the US Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and the National Weather Service, and Amateur Radio stations will attempt to make contact on the three channels to test interoperability for a major disaster that significantly compromises the telecommunications infrastructure. FEMA Region X will use the call sign WGY-910.

Although this exercise takes place during Field Day weekend, it’s a FEMA exercise and not an official part of Field Day, which does not give credit for 60 meter contacts.

Source:ARRL

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New DMR / DSTAR / Fusion / P25 Nano-Spot WIFI Digital Ham Hotspot December 15, 2017 No comments

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Antenna M2 Antenna 1330LP11 – HF Log Periodic June 30, 2015 No comments

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New Hexbeam 7 Band “40m”, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters September 15, 2015 No comments

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The Cycle Buster – New HF Dual Antenna M2 ! May 04, 2016 No comments

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ARES® Continues Move Toward Enhanced Training, Paperless Reporting

QRZ Now - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 06:28

As part of upgrades to the ARES® program, ARRL will phase out traditional hard-copy report forms later this year in favor of an online system, ARES® Connect — a new volunteer management, communication, and reporting system. The system, in beta testing since March in four ARRL sections with large ARES organizations, will allow ARES members to log information for ARRL Field Organization handling but does not change how ARES serves partner organizations. ARES training also is due for enhancement.

At the Hamvention®ARRL Membership Forum in May, Great Lakes Division Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, who chairs the ARRL Public Service Enhancement Working Group, discussed dramatic changes occurring among agencies in the emergency/disaster response sector and the transition to ARES Connect. In his presentation, “ARES Advances into the 21st Century — a New Program, a New Mission,” Williams outlined the vision for an ARES comprised of organized, trained, qualified, and credentialed Amateur Radio operators who can provide public service partners with radio communication expertise, capability, and capacity.

Goals include aligning the ARES organizational structure with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). Emergency Coordinators (ECs) will continue to lead local ARES teams during an incident, with support from District and Section Emergency Coordinators.

Changes would encompass additional mandatory training to include ARRL Emergency Communications courses and the now-standard FEMA NIMS/ICS courses IS-100, 200, 700, 800, with IS-300 and 400 for higher levels. Other specialty training could include SKYWARN and agency-specific programs.

Training levels attained would dovetail with three new levels of ARES participation: Level One would be comprised of all entering the program with no training, while progressing through the ARRL emergency communications training and the FEMA Independent Study courses 100, 200, 700, and 800. Level Two would be attained upon successful completion of these courses, and would be considered the “Standard” level for ARES participants. Level Three would be attained upon completion of the advanced FEMA courses IS 300 and 400, which would qualify candidates for ARES leadership positions.

Level One participants would be able to fulfill most ARES duties, with a target of attaining Level Two in 1 year. Level Two, the standard participant level, would permit participant access to most incident sites and emergency operations centers (EOCs). Level Three would convey full access as granted by the authority having jurisdiction, plus qualification for ARES leadership.

It’s been proposed that ARRL provide a basic ARES ID, which would convey recognition of registration with ARES nationally and indicate level of training but convey no guarantee of site access. The authority having jurisdiction in an incident could grant an additional ID/pass for site access.

The ARRL Headquarters staff is undergoing training in ARES Connectadministration, with group registration under way and IDs assigned. ARES-related publications also are being updated, along with an ARES strategic plan and introductory announcement. An article on ARES enhancements — once they have been approved by the ARRL Board of Directors — is set to appear in the September 2018 issue of QST— Thanks to Rick Palm, K1CE/ARES E-Letter

Source: ARRL

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KX9X Wins the June QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:11

The winning article for the June 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Get on the Satellites for ARRL Field Day” by Sean Kutzko, KX9X. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the July issue today.

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