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STEVE ANDREW’S SPECTRUM ANALYSER SOFTWARE

10 hours 5 min ago

“We are pleased to announce the availability of V1.0a of the Spectrum Analyser software developed by Steve Andrew specifically for the RSP line of products. This is a very-much upgraded version of the original alpha release and includes many new features as well as removing the limitations imposed on the previous version. New features include multiple traces, a versatile marker system with maths, peak find and display functions, Zero or non-Zero IF options and an upgraded tracking generator system. Currently support are:

RSP1
RSP2/RSP2pro
RSP1A
RSPduo (single tuner mode)

The latest documentation can be found in the User Manual here.

Please use this forum thread to post any issues. Read the issues already raised and only post if the issue you have found hasn’t been raised. This will help Steve in his development.

Further development information can be found on the forum.

Click here to download the Spectrum Analyser Software (v1.0a Alpha release).

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The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) represented the interests of the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services in Geneva at last month’s second Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in advance of World Radiocommunication Conference 201... Read more

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IARU Represents Amateur Radio at WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting

11 hours 46 min ago

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) represented the interests of the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services in Geneva at last month’s second Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in advance of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) this fall. The February 18 – 28 gathering was aimed at reviewing and revising a 780-page Draft CPM Report containing initial WRC-19 negotiating positions for Amateur Radio-related agenda items, as well as nearly 200 documents proposing changes. Participants included two IARU representatives as well as seven others serving on national delegations and specifically tasked with representing Amateur Radio interests. Some two dozen volunteers also attended from more than a dozen countries engaged in WRC-19 preparation on behalf of Amateur Radio.

“It is important that the Amateur Service influences development of the text, so that the interests and needs of the Amateur Service are reflected as much as possible,” IARU Region 1 (IARU R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, observed.

Although no blockbuster Amateur Radio-related matters are on the WRC agenda this time, several important items are under consideration. Delegates at WRC-15 approved an allocation of 5,351.5 – 5366.5 kHz to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis. Here’s what’s at stake this year.

Agenda Item 1.1, the primary Amateur Radio-related item, raises the possibility of improvements to 6 meters in ITU Region 1, where the international Radio Regulations include only allocations in a few African countries. Methods of addressing the agenda item outlined in the CPM Report range from a 4-MHz primary allocation shared with existing services to no change to somewhere between the two extremes. The WRC will only consider proposals offered by administrations or by regional telecommunications organizations. No impact on 6-meter allocations in Regions 2 and 3 is anticipated. “The meetings were challenging, because of strong opposition to a reasonably sized and primary allocation by a number of administrations and ITU members,” Beattie recounted in his report.

Agenda Item 1.13 is an effort to identify spectrum above 24.25 GHz that may be designated for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT). Since 1979, the band 47 – 47.2 GHz has been allocated on a primary basis to the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite. No sharing studies of the 47 GHz band — normally a prerequisite to consideration of a new allocation — were conducted during the study period, but that did not prevent a belated effort by IMT interests to justify a mobile allocation and IMT designation. Even if the 47-GHz band escapes attention at WRC-19, it may very well turn up as an agenda item at WRC-23, “so we will need to be prepared to defend the band in the future,” IARU said in its CPM summary.

Agenda Item 1.16 covering radio local area network (RLAN) spectrum could impact the 5,650 – 5,850-MHz amateur band (5,650 – 5,925 in Region 2, the Americas). One proposed method overlaps the amateur allocation above 5,725 MHz, and if WRC-19 adopts this approach, then there may be issues for the Amateur Service.

Agenda Item 9.1.6 covers Wireless Power Transmission for Electric Vehicles (WPT–EV), a topic that has been gaining visibility recently. The IARU says it’s unlikely that changes will be made to the ITU Radio Regulations at WRC-19, but Beattie, who submitted a technical paperhe drafted to the IARU-R1 Interim Meeting set for late April, said that doesn’t remove the threat to the Amateur Service. IARU said it’s more likely that the focus of Amateur Service efforts will need to move to Regional Telecommunications Organizations (RTOs) and to standards organizations such as CISPR (International Special Committee on Radio Interference), which sets emission limits.

The IARU says that certain other agenda items have “some potential” to impact Amateur Radio but are less likely to pose serious difficulty. The IARU pledged to carefully monitor proposed agenda items for WRC-23 that could create significant future challenges.

“It is important to remember that, although this was the CPM set out to present all possible solutions — methods — to the various agenda items, the WRC can make its own decisions regarding band allocations, irrespective of agreed CPM methods,” Beattie concluded. “It is therefore important for IARU to fully participate in negotiations at WRC-19 to obtain the best possible outcome for the Amateur and Amateur Satellite services.”

Source:ARRL

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A Filament Sandwiched by Sunspots 03.20.2019

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:41


“UPDATE: Part of the filament I talk about did erupt after I posted this video! We could have a part-Earth directed solar storm coming by the end of this week!

Check my twitter feed for the latest on arrival time! Original Video Description: This week we are coming down from a solar storm from some fast solar wind, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! We have two fast-growing sunspots on the Earth-facing Sun and they are sandwiching a filament that is growing more unstable by the day. If this filament erupts within the next day or so, we could have an Earth-directed solar storm!

We are keeping a close watch on this to be sure. Also, one of the new sunspots may be showing signs of an influence of solar cycle 25. Just like the previous rogue sunspot we saw a few weeks ago, this new region has a dominant magnetic signature that runs north-south instead of east-west. Its too early to tell what the final polarity of this region will be, but if it continues this way, it will be yet another signal that solar cycle 25 is closer than we think! Learn the details of this filament sandwich, get the scoop on the two new sunspots that may cause its launch, and see what else our Sun has in store for us this week!”

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Canadian Amateur Radio Interference Case Adjudicated

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:25

Interference from what ISED, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, called an individual “operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators” has been adjudicated. The case resulted in a petition, which attracted 1,135 signatures, being presented to the House of Commons on January 30, and the Government of Canada responded on March 18.

“As the individual disregarded ISED’s written and verbal warnings, the department took action to enforce the [Radiocommunication] Act,” ISED said. “Due to repeated offences, ISED carried out three searches of the individual’s residences and issued seven notices of violation totaling $2,500 plus fees.”

Last October, the individual was found guilty of the violations of subsection by a Justice of the Peace. ISED also called upon a federal prosecutor to obtain an injunction against the individual. That injunction is currently at the interlocutory stage.

ISED said it understands the individual has not been heard on Amateur Radio since August 8, 2018, and that it’s “closely following this case.” — Thanks to Radio Amateurs of Canada

Source:ARRL

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FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:09

An FCC Enforcement Bureau Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NoUO) issued last fall to a California Technician-class licensee for alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz now has been upgraded to a Notice of Violation (NoV) that cites violations of the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. The March 15 NoV sent to Daryl Thomas, KE6MWS, of Carmichael, also specifically acknowledges Thomas as an Amateur Radio licensee — something not done in last November’s NoUO. The FCC Enforcement Bureau warned that it could progress to a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), “if warranted.”

An FCC Enforcement Bureau agent who monitored transmissions on 95.7 MHz from “Amateur Radio station KE6WMS” in the FM broadcast band on January 31, 2019, observed violations of §97.103 — not operating in accordance with FCC rules; §97.113(b) — prohibited transmissions, i.e., broadcasting, and §97.301 — operation outside frequency bands authorized for Amateur Radio. The FCC ordered Thomas to respond in writing within 20 days, explaining each violation and actions taken to correct them and prevent their recurrence.

Last October 10, an Enforcement Bureau agent responded to a complaint of an unlicensed FM station operating on 95.7 MHz in Carmichael. The agent confirmed by direction-finding techniques that a signal on 95.7 MHz was emanating from a residence, and Thomas subsequently admitted that he was the operator of this station, the FCC said in the NoUO. The agent measured the field strength of the signal and found that it exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 µV per meter at 3 meters, established for unlicensed operation in accordance with FCC Part 15 rules.

Although the FCC last fall had cautioned Thomas that transmitting without a valid radio station authorization or in violation of the Commission’s RF radiation limits was contrary to federal law and must cease, the transmissions apparently continued into this year. 

Source:ARRL

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HAARP Gearing Up for its Spring Research Campaign

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:31

Alaska’s High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is prepping for its spring research program. The activity will run March 25 – 29. The high-power HF transmitter and huge antenna array located near Gakona, Alaska, now is operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). HAARP Chief Scientist Chris Fallen, KL3WX, said investigations will range from practical to fundamental physical theory.

“Listen on shortwave between 2.7 and 10 MHz (most experiments will be less than 4 or 5 MHz given low daytime max foF2),” Fallen tweeted on March 13. “Tweet your reception [@ctfallen] and mention me or @uafhaarp, so others can follow along!” A “special broadcast” featuring Concordia University Assistant Professor of Intermedia Amanda Dawn Christie will be part of the transmissions. Fallen said Christie “has a special one-hour piece to perform each evening of the campaign at different times.” Currently those are scheduled to be 0030 – 0130 UTC on March 26; 0200 – 0300 UTC on March 27; 0800 – 0900 UTC on March 28, and 0600 – 0700 on March 29, subject to change.

Christie’s GHOSTS IN THE AIR GLOW — ionospheric audio and image mixing with HAARP website offers more information.

Fallen said HAARP operations will generally occur at times within the windows between 2230 and 0300 UTC, and again between 0500 and 0900 UTC each day.

The HAARP spring research program will be Fallen’s last, as he will depart UAF for a new position on March 30.

The fall 2018 HAARP research campaign, which ran from November 29 until December 3, was affected by a November 30 earthquake that shook the Gakona area and interrupted the research activity but had no lasting impact on the facility. “One of the teams relied on ham support in Anchorage, so their remaining experiments were affected,” Fallen told ARRL.

During the fall campaign, scientists investigated radio-enhanced airglow — or “artificial aurora” — including its relation to the natural aurora and its use for measuring high-altitude winds in the thermosphere; the ionospheric generation of very low-frequency (VLF) radio waves, and testing new communications applications of artificial ionosphere plasma structures. 

Source:ARRL

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Individual causing malicious interference triggers parliament petition [CANADA]

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:44

On June 6, 2018, Martin Bérubé of Louiseville, Quebec initiated a petition involving a radio station that was “generating interference on purpose”.

The petition attracted 1,135 signatures and was presented to the House of Commons on January 30, 2019. The Government of Canada tabled the following response on March 18, 2019.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) was informed of the individual’s conduct in December 2015 by a group of Amateur Radio operators from Quebec. The individual was operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators.

As the individual disregarded ISED’s written and verbal warnings, the department took action to enforce the Act.

Due to repeated offences, ISED carried out three searches of the individual’s residences and issued seven notices of violation totalling $2,500 plus fees.

On October 17, 2018, the individual was found guilty of these seven violations of subsection 4(1) of the Radiocommunication Act, pursuant to subsection 10(1) of the Act, by Justice of the Peace Annie Vanasse at the Trois-Rivières Courthouse.

ISED also called upon a federal prosecutor to obtain an injunction against the individual. This injunction is currently at the interlocutory stage. ISED understands that the individual has not been heard on Amateur Radio since August 8, 2018. ISED is closely following this case.”

The text of the petition and the Government Response can be found at the following link:

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1631

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Smithsonian Institution’s NN3SI Returning to the Air

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:22

The historic NN3SI call sign is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. “We do not have a physical station location, and we are not open for guest operation as in the past, but this this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian,” the group’s president, John Weise, N4NPG, told ARRL. “We expect to begin operating holiday style starting in April.”

NN3SI will operate mobile and portable from several District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland locations on most bands and modes. NN3SI hopes to be on the air for most contests this year including Rookie Roundup, the ARRL June VHF Contest, and ARRL Field Day, Weise added. As he recounts, NN3SI was initially a temporary “special” call sign granted to the Smithsonian during the US bicentennial in 1976, and the station remained active until 2008 when building renovations left NN3SI without a permanent location. “The call sign lapsed, but was renewed this year,” Weise said, “and the new Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group has been organized as a club for Smithsonian staff members, and to provide important emergency management and STEM educational resources to the Smithsonian Institution.” — Thanks to John Weise, N4NPG

Source:ARRL

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Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, Receives IARU Diamond Award

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:17

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has recognized Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, for his success over many years in raising the visibility at international forums for Amateur Radio’s role in providing disaster-relief communication. A presentation took place on February 20 in Geneva.

While at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Zimmerman was instrumental in organizing the 1998 Intergovernmental Conference on Emergency Telecommunications in Tampere, Finland, which resulted in an international treaty facilitating the transport of amateur and other radio communication equipment across borders during disaster relief operations.

Zimmerman served as IARU Disaster Communications Adviser and later became IARU International Coordinator for Emergency Communications. He was a major contributor to the Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) conferences held from 2005 until 2014.

“Radio amateurs owe a debt of gratitude to Hans Zimmermann for 2 decades of effective work in increasing the visibility of Amateur Radio’s emergency communications capabilities among the leaders of the international telecommunications community,” said IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH.

Source:ARRL

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Icom UK D-STAR repeater, Reaches 2500 D-STAR callsign registrations

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:35

“Our Amateur radio department are continuously busy helping our customers with their products, attending exhibitions and open days. On top of that, the team have processed over 500 D-STAR registrations on our GB7IC repeater in the last six months with most users being based in the UK.

When users are looking to get their D-STAR callsign registered we usually encourage them to register with their local repeater keeper. However, sometimes, there are reasons why users cannot register, so if you require registration, follow the link to an article explaining what we need to process your registration.

If you want to find out more about D-STAR, click on this link which will take you to an introduction to this fascinating form of digital Amateur radio. You will also find a link to a page offering D-STAR resources.Well done Icom UK Amateur radio team and here’s to the next D-STAR milestone.

Icom UK Marketing – marketing@icomuk.co.uk   

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Preliminary Results of the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) Now Available

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:47

Sunset at the PJ2T station!
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ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has announced that through the yeoman efforts of Charlie Carroll, K1XX; Kelly Taylor, VE4XT, and Ward Silver, N0AX, preliminary results of the 2019 ARRL International DX CW now are available.

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FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:20

The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. Interested parties have 30 days to comment. The Technician enhancement proposals stemmed from the recommendations of the ARRL Board of Directors’ Entry-Level License Committee, which explored various initiatives and gauged member opinions in 2016 and 2017.

“This action will enhance the available license operating privileges in what has become the principal entry-level license class in the Amateur Service,” ARRL said in its Petition. “It will attract more newcomers to Amateur Radio, it will result in increased retention of licensees who hold Technician Class licenses, and it will provide an improved incentive for entry-level licensees to increase technical self-training and pursue higher license class achievement and development of communications skills.”

Filing Comments

Those interested posting brief comments on the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express. In the “Proceeding(s)” field, enter the number of the PRM, i.e., RM-11828 (using this format), complete all required fields, and enter comments in the box provided. You may review your post before filing. All information you provide, including name and address, will be publicly available once you post your comment(s). For more information, visit “How to Comment on FCC Proceedings.”  

Specifically, ARRL proposes to provide present and future Technicians with:

  • phone privileges at 3.900 to 4.000 MHz, 7.225 to 7.300 MHz, and 21.350 to 21.450 MHz.
  • RTTY and digital privileges in current Technician allocations on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters.

The ARRL petition points out the explosion in popularity of various digital modes over the past 2 decades. Under the ARRL plan, the maximum HF power level for Technician operators would remain at 200 W PEP. The few remaining Novice licensees would gain no new privileges under ARRL’s proposal.

ARRL’s petition points to the need for compelling incentives not only to become a radio amateur in the first place, but then to upgrade and further develop skills. Demographic and technological changes call for a “periodic rebalancing” between those two objectives, ARRL maintained in his proposal. The FCC has not assessed entry-level operating privileges since 2005.

The Entry-Level License Committee offered very specific data- and survey-supported findings about growth in Amateur Radio and its place in the advanced technological demographic, which includes individuals younger than 30. It received significant input from ARRL members via more than 8,000 survey responses. “The Committee’s analysis noted that today, Amateur Radio exists among many more modes of communication than it did half a century ago, or even 20 years ago,” ARRL said in its petition.

Now numbering some 384,500, Technician licensees comprise more than half of the US Amateur Radio population. ARRL stressed in its petition the urgency of making the license more attractive to newcomers, in part to improve upon science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, “that inescapably accompanies a healthy, growing Amateur Radio Service.”

ARRL said its proposal is critical to develop improved operating skills, increasing emergency preparedness participation, improving technical self-training, and boosting overall growth in the Amateur Service, which has remained nearly inert at about 1% per year.

The Entry-Level License Committee determined that the current Technician class question pool already covers far more material than necessary for an entry-level exam to validate expanded privileges. ARRL told the FCC that it would continue to refine examination preparation and training materials aimed at STEM topics, increase outreach and recruitment, work with Amateur Radio clubs, and encourage educational institutions to utilize Amateur Radio in STEM and other experiential learning programs.  

Source:ARRL

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Ailunce HS1 HF SDR HAM Transceiver

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:44
Ailunce HS1

Description:

  • Spectrum Dynamic Waterfall Display
  • Multiple Working Modes:Receive Mode, Transmit Mode, TUNE Mode, VFO Mode, SPLIT Mode
  • DSP Digital Signal Processing Noise Reduction
  • Automatic Notch Filter
  • Humanized Interface Color Display
  • Receive Fine Tuning Function, Changeable MIC Gain Value
  • VCC Power Supply Voltage Indication Table
  • Transmit Signal Strength Display Table
  • Multifunctional Instrument:SWR Standing Wave Ratio Meter, AVD Audio Frequency Meter, ALC Signal Modulation Meter

Feature:

  • Operating Mode:SSB(J3E), CW, AM, FM, FREE-DV
  • TX Power:Maximum 15W
  • Receiving Sensitivity:0.11~0.89µV (RFC 50-20) 
  • Minimum Frequency Step:1Hz
  • Operating Voltage:9-15V DC
  • Antenna Impedance:50Ω
  • Frequency Stability:±1.5PPM @ Power on 5 Minutes(Standard); ±0.5PPM if Optional TCXO Used
  • Package Size:240mm*120mm*80mm
  • Packed Weight: 977g
Package includes:
  • 1 x HS1 HF SDR Transceiver
  • 1 x Hand Microphone
  • 1 x Mounting Bracket
  • 1 x DC Power Cable (without power plug)
  • 2 x Wrench
  • 1 x Antenna Convertor
  • 1 x User Manual

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Revised IARU Region 3 Band Plan Released

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:31

Dear Colleagues, 

The IARU Region 3 Band Plans have been reviewed at the triennial IARU Region 3 Conferences. 

A version using a new format was adopted at the 17th IARU Region 3 Conference, Seoul, September 2018 on condition of further modifications taking into account the comments/corrections raised and approved at the conference.

The IARU Region 3 band plan committee, which was set up in Region 3 in December after the conference and chaired by Sion Chow, 9M2CQC, reviewed the outcome of the Conference and completed the revised work with the conjunction of Region 3 Chairman and directors. 

The revised IARU Region 3 band plan can be found below and also uploaded in the IARU Region 3 website. 

73 de Shizuo Endo JE1MUI 
Secretary, IARU Region 3 

The WIA IARU R3 band plan committee representative is Grant Willis VK5GR. 

Revised IARU Region 3 Band Plan
R3-004-IARU Region 3 BAND PLAN rev.1.pdf

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The Last Man Standing Amateur Club (LMSARC) has 3 new, licensed members. We congratulate & welcome Sophie, Jet and Scott to our fun hobby. Listen for us as KA6LMS on the air.

Thanks to our VE team Rob – AA6RA, Norm -K6YXH and Naomi -WB6OHW.

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Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:45

Those interested posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express.

In the “Proceeding(s)” field, enter the number of the PRM, e.g. RM-11828 (using this format), complete all required fields, and enter brief comments in the box provided. You may review your post before filing. All information you provide, including name and address, will be publicly available once you post your comment(s). Visit “How to Comment on FCC Proceedings” for additional information.

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Space Weather picks up this week as we await some fast solar wind from a coronal hole to hit Earth. We have already felt the effects from two mini-solarstorms that have hit Earth over the past couple of days, bringing aurora as far south as Michigan and as far north as New Zealand.

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