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Expert Electronics MB1 – Software and Firmware update

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:43
Expert Electronics MB1

In this video I demonstrate how to update your Expert Electronics (SunSDR) MB1, for both software (ExpertSDR2) and firmware (as for November 2018).

The MB1 transceiver is a game changer, it’s a transceiver and a PC in a single package. It has a classic design, developed over several decades, with the most advanced DUC/DDC SDR technologies – Direct Down Conversion (DDC) and Direct Up Conversion (DUC) and a fully featured high-end personal computer with an Intel Core i5 processor on board.

MB1 Prime

  • Intel Core i7 6700T
  • 16GB RAM
  • 525GB SSD

 

Features of the transceiver

  • Two independent software receivers with a bandwidth of 312 kHz and a sub-receiver in each of theme
  • Broadband overview of up to 80 MHz
  • High-quality IPS 7″ touchscreen display with a 1280×800 resolution
  • ExpertSDR2 software in two styles: Desktop style and MB1 display (for integrated GUI)
  • Supports any software applicable for Windows 10 OS
  • Record and play on air fragments (IQ files) with a bandwidth of up to 312 kHz
  • An Independent receive path with Digital Direct Conversion (DDC)
  • A separate independent transmit path, constructed on the basis of Direct Up Conversion (DUC)
  • Remote control operation
  • Very minor delay in CW mode (about 10 ms)
  • An opportunity to use the transceiver in SO2R mode
  • Full duplex or half duplex modes*
  • 4 HF and 2 VHF antenna connectors
  • Four separate programmable PTT outputs for external power amplifiers
  • Supports connection of VHF transverters
  • An opportunity to use the device as a measuring receiver
  • An opportunity to use the transceiver as a signal generator (DAC OUT)
  • The embedded power supply unit

* Full duplex mode is supported by the transceiver’s hardware but is not implemented in the ExpertSDR2 software. It will be supported in the future ExpertSDR2 software releases.
ALC functionality is supported by the transceiver’s hardware but is not implemented in the ExpertSDR2 software. It will be supported in the next ExpertSDR2 1.3 software release.

 

PC capabilities of the transceiver

  • Installation of digital modes software
  • Installation of HAM and Contest logs
  • Two CW Skimmers may be used on different bands
  • The transceiver can connect to the LAN and the Internet
  • Use of Internet applications (e.g. e-mail, Skype, ICQ, TV, etc.)
  • Play video and audio files
  • Watch TV via USB-receivers
  • An opportunity to connect two external displays, keyboard, mouse
  • An opportunity to connect external speakers to the PHONES jack on the front panel

 

Application area

  • Full-function radio amateur transceiver
  • Mobile contest-station
  • Remote receipt point for the contests and other applications
  • Spectrum analyzer with the bandwidth up to 80MHz
  • Work with the external programs of digital connection types, CW Skimmer, etc.

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AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Launch Delayed

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:14
Fox-1Cliff CubeSat

AMSAT has announced that the SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express launch carrying the Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat and several other Amateur Radio payloads has been delayed. SpaceX tweeted, “Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date.”

Fox-1Cliff and other spacecraft will be carried into space on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Fox-1Cliff carries the Fox-1 U/v FM repeater, AMSAT’s L-Band Downshifter, the flight spare of the AO-85 Vanderbilt University Low Energy Proton (LEP) radiation experiment, and the standard Fox-1 Penn State University-Erie MEMS gyroscope experiment. Virginia Tech provided a video graphics array camera that’s similar to the one on AO-92 but which will provide images at a higher 640 × 480 resolution.

Fox-1Cliff is named in honor of long-time AMSAT member, contributor and benefactor Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR (SK), who passed away in 2006. His contributions to AMSAT and other amateur satellite programs, including serving as an adviser during the initial development of the CubeSat specification at California Polytechnic State University, earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award from Project OSCAR in 2006. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service

 

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Yaesu FTDX-101D/MP [ Brochure and Videos ]

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 06:07
Yaesu FTDX-101D /MP

Announced features for incredible Yaesu FTdx-101D include:

* Elite-Level 160 to 6 Meters 100 Watt Transceiver
* Superb and astonishing close-in Dynamic Range Performance, even in crowded bands
* Hybrid SDR Technology with Direct Sampling & NBW (narrow Bandwidth) SDR
* 9 MHz IF Roofing Filter Produce Excellent Shape Factor
* 400 MHz HRDDS (High Resolution Direct Digital Synthesizer)
* Completely Independent Dual Receivers with General Coverage RX
*High-Q VC Tuning Front-End
* Yaesu Renowned Interference Reduction System with 32 bit IF DSP and Digital Noise Reduction and DSP Auto Notch
* Large Touch-Panel Precision Color Daisplay and External Display Output
* Real-Time 3DSS (Three Dimension Spectrum Stream) Waterfall Display
* Active Band Indicator with LED illumination of operating band enables rapid band changes
* MPVD (Multi-Purpose VFO Outer Dial) provides Sub VFO Dial, Clarifier operation, VC-TUNE adjustment, VFO fine tuning or CS (Custom Selection) function
* Easy Operation with intuitive controls

FTDX101DMP


 

 

YAESU is excited to introduce a new High-Class HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver – FTDX101D and the first sample will be seen at Dayton Hamvention 2018.

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ESEO ready for launch

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:11
ESEO

ESA have released a video of the European Student Earth Orbiter ESEO satellite which carries an amateur radio payload.

ESEO is expected to launch as part of Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch is currently scheduled for November 19, 2018 at 18:32 GMT.

Watch the launch live a

The AMSAT payload, provided by AMSAT-UK in cooperation with the University of Surrey, UK, allows the satellite to establish a downlink connection to hundreds of ground stations in the AMSAT network, sending both housekeeping and scientific data. These data will be used to run science and technology lessons in schools and universities.

Radio amateurs will be able to communicate via the 1260/145 MHz FM transponder.

IARU Coordinated Frequencies:
• Main ESEO Telemetry Beacon 437.000 MHz 4k8 or 9k6 GMSK AX25
• FUNcube-4 Beacon 145.895 MHz 4k8 BPSK
• FM Uplink 1263.500 MHz CTCSS 67 Hz
• FM Downlink 145.895 MHz

ESEO https://amsat-uk.org/satellites/communications/eseo/

Satellites with Amateur Radio payloads on the SSO-A mission
https://amsat-uk.org/2018/11/14/ssoa-amateur-radio-satellites/

Source:AMSAT-UK

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JS8Call 0.9 Release notes

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:54

“Hi Folks,

Thanks for staying patient with me on this one. Build servers were being weird today! Happy to bring you release with simple features, small screen compatibility and polish. Head over to the download page to grab your copy: https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Links


 

Included in this release are a few nice things:

Small screens are now more compatible with JS8Call. Specifically, down to 800×480 pixels. So, for all you touchscreen RaspberyPi users, hopefully this makes your JS8Call experience a little nicer.

Added the ability to add an arbitrary callsign to the heard list (right click, add new station). This should help folks who are “calling blindly” to another station that may or may not be on the air.

Added the ability to control the basic app toggles from the menu.

Added some nice keyboard shortcuts to the View options.

Made the toggle buttons bold when “on” to help differentiate for color blindness.

There’s a new notification sound for CQ messages!

And, macro expansions now work in the message window.

Along with some various tweaks (like the expiration nag…sorry about that!)

I’m saving up some big features for the next release, so in the meantime I hope that you continue to enjoy testing JS8Call!

Cheers!

Best,
Jordan / KN4CRD”

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FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:47
FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite

The FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo.

The action means that consumers and industry in the US may access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system to augment the US Global Positioning System (GPS). The Order approved finds that the Galileo GNSS is uniquely situated with respect to the US GPS, since the two systems are interoperable and RF compatible pursuant to the 2004 European Union/United States Galileo-GPS Agreement.

Specifically, the Order permits access to two of the Galileo system’s satellite signals — the E1 signal transmitted in the 1,559 – 1,591 MHz portion of the 1,559 – 1,610 MHz Radionavigation-Satellite Service (RNSS) band, and the E5 signal transmitted in the 1,164 – 1,219 MHz portion of the 1,164 – 1,215 MHz and 1,215 – 1,240 MHz RNSS bands.

Source:ARRL.ORG

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Es’hail-2 Mission – Successfully Launched

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:33
SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched the Es’hail-2 satellite on Thursday, November 15 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff occurred at 3:46 p.m. EST, or 20:46 UTC, and the satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) about 32 minutes after liftoff.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the Es’hail-2 mission previously supported the Telstar 19 VANTAGE mission in July 2018. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. You can watch a replay of the launch webcast below and find out more about the mission in ou

SpaceX is targeting launch of the Es’hail-2 satellite on
Thursday, November 15 from Launch Complex 39A
(LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The primary launch window opens at 3:46 p.m. EST,
or 20:46 UTC, and closes at 5:29 p.m. EST, or 22:29
UTC on Thursday, November 15. The satellite will be
deployed approximately 32 minutes after liftoff.
A backup launch window opens at 3:48 p.m. EST, or
20:48 UTC, and closes at 5:29 p.m. EST, or 22:29
UTC on Friday, November 16.
Falcon 9’s first stage for the Es’hail-2 mission
previously supported the Telstar 19 VANTAGE
mission in July 2018. Following stage separation,
SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on
the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be
stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
PAYLOAD
The Es’hail-2 satellite is based on the Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO) DS 2000 satellite bus, a proven,
modular platform with high power capability and flexibility for a broad range of applications.
In addition to offering Ku-band resources to support the growing 25.5⁰E / 26.0°E broadcast neighborhood,
Es’hail-2 also features multi-transponder Ka-band capacity, providing business and government sectors
with secure communications across the Middle East and North Africa region. In partnership with leading
service providers, Es’hailSat will offer a portfolio of broadcast and VSAT services to support business
growth.
The spacecraft’s multi-mission architecture will enable Es’hailSat to respond to demand for the fastestgrowing
applications in the Middle East and North Africa, including content transfer, broadcast
distribution, enterprise communications, and government services.
Official SpaceX Es’hail-2 Mission Patch

spacex.com November 2018
MISSION TIMELINE (ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE)
COUNTDOWN
Hour/Min/Sec Events
– 00:38:00 SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for propellant load
– 00:35:00 RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene) loading underway
– 00:35:00 1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading underway
– 00:16:00 2nd stage LOX loading underway
– 00:07:00 Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch
– 00:01:00 Command flight computer to begin final prelaunch checks
– 00:01:00 Propellant tank pressurization to flight pressure begins
– 00:00:45 SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for launch
– 00:00:03 Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start
– 00:00:00 Falcon 9 liftoff
LAUNCH, LANDING, AND SATELLITE DEPLOYMENT
Hour/Min/Sec Events
00:01:06 Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)
00:02:35 1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
00:02:39 1st and 2nd stages separate
00:02:46 2nd stage engine starts
00:03:47 Fairing deployment
00:06:22 1st stage entry burn
00:08:07 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-1)
00:08:16 1st stage landing
00:26:34 2nd stage engine restarts
00:27:29 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
00:32:29 Es’hail-2 satellite deployment
LAUNCH FACILITY
Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center has a long and storied history dating back to the
early 1960s. Originally built to support the Apollo program, LC-39A supported the first Saturn V launch
(Apollo 4), and many subsequent Apollo missions, including Apollo 11 in July 1969. Beginning in the late
1970s, LC-39A was modified to support Space Shuttle launches, hosting the first and last shuttle
missions to orbit in 1981 and 2011 respectively.
In 2014, SpaceX signed a 20-year lease with NASA for the use of historic LC-39A. Since then, the
company has made significant upgrades to modernize the pad’s structures and ground systems, while
also preserving its important heritage. Extensive modifications to LC-39A have been made to support
launches of both commercial and crew missions on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch
vehicles.
RESOURCES
SpaceX Contact | James Gleeson, Communications Director, 202-649-2633, media@spacex.com.
Photos | High-resolution photos will be posted at flickr.com/spacex.
Webcast | Launch webcast will go live about 15 minutes before liftoff at spacex.com/webcast.

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New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Now Available, Mock FT8 Contest Set

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:55
WSJT-X

A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended. The developers urge anyone upgrading to the new version to read the release notes thoroughly, since the upgrade requires users to change operator settings, so the software may not work “out of the box” when upgrading from previous versions.

The latest version of WSJT-X also removes compatibility with earlier versions of the software in certain circumstances. “Users of version 1.9.1 and earlier will be unable to decode transmissions from users of version 2.0.0-rc4, and vice-versa,” developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, said in announcing the new beta version. “To minimize this cross-protocol interference, we suggest initially using the -rc4 release at audio TXfrequencies 2,000 Hz and higher. As more users upgrade their software to -rc4 or later, activity can gradually move downward in audio frequency. By December 10 or very soon afterward, everyone should upgrade to the full WSJT-X 2.0 general availability (GA) release.”

Some changes from the RC3 beta version include these: The Esc key aborts a QSO, clears a DX Call, and selects Tx6; Fox/Hound/Contest selection boxes and new facilities for Contest and Fox-mode logging have been updated; the program disables transmit after 5 minutes of no mouse movement, and it will not auto-log a contact with incomplete exchange info.

Coinciding with the release of WSJT-X version 2.0-rc4, the WSJT-X development team has scheduled an on-the-air FT8 protocol practice session to help operators become familiar with the software and to identify operational issues. The 1-hour FT8 mock contest will be held on November 20, 0200 – 0300 UTC (Monday evening, November 19, in North American time zones). Download links for -rc4 on WindowsLinux, and macOS are available on the WSJT-X page.

Those participating in WSJT-X beta tests are expected to report their experiences to the developers and upgrade to the general availability release when it becomes available. Visit the WSJT-X web page for more information.

Source:ARRL

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SSO-A mission with Amateur Radio satellites launches Nov. 19

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:07

SSO-A mission – credit Spaceflight

Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, is currently scheduled for November 19, 2018 at 18:32 GMT.

It is planned to launch 15 microsatellites and 56 CubeSats on this mission, some with amateur radio payloads. A full list of satellites to be deployed, can be found at https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/content/-/article/sso-a

Satellites known to have Amateur Radio payloads are:

CSIM http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=585A
Downlink 437.250 MHz

ESEO http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=82
Downlink on 437.00MHz and a transponder Uplink on 1263.500MHz
have been coordinated. A revised downlink frequency of 145.895 MHz has
been coordinated for FM voice and 1k2/4k8 BPSK telemetry

Exseed http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=636
Downlink 145.900 MHz for FM repeater 67 Hz and digipeater downlink and for telemetry and
435.340 MHz for repeater and digipeater uplink

Fox 1C (Fox 1Cliff) http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=455
Downlink 145.920 MHz for FM voice and DUV data and Uplinks on 435.300 and 1267.300 MHz

JY1-Sat http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=554
Downlink 145.840 MHz and transponder downlink passband on
145.855-145.875 MHz with an inverting uplink on 435.100 – 435.120 MHz

K2SAT http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=552
Downlink TLM beacon 435.835 MHz, FM Repeater 436.225 MHz and for Data 2404.000 MHz. FM Repeater Uplink 145.980 MHz

KNACKSAT http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=520
Downlink 435.635 MHz

IRVINE02 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=557
Downlink 437.450 MHz

ITASAT http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=435
Downlink 145.860 MHz and 2400.150 MHz

MinXSS-2 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=477
Downlink 437.250 MHz

MOVE-2 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=487
To avoid a frequency clash with another mission, a revised downlink frequency of 145.950 MHz has been coordinated for 9k6 BPSK

PW-Sat-2 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=545
Downlink 435.275 MHz

RANGE A &B http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=497
Downlink 437.150 MHz (A) and 437.475 MHz (B)

SNUGLITE http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=529
Downlink 437.275 MHz has been coordinated

SNUSAT-2 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=509
Downlink 437.625 MHz and 2402 MHz

SUOMI-100 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=507
Downlink 437.775 MHz and 2410 MHz

Visioncube http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=607
Downlink 437.425 MHz

Information on IARU coordinated satellite frequencies can be found at http://www.amsat.org.uk/ia

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Ham Radio Black Friday

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:20
Ham Radio Black Friday

 

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Montenegro, Lithuania Latest to Join the 60-Meter Band Community

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:34
60-Meter Band

Montenegro and Lithuania are the latest countries to announce adoption of a new Amateur Radio band at 5 MHz. Both countries have authorized amateur operation on a secondary allocation of 5,351.5 – 5,366.5 kHz at up to 15 W EIRP, per the Final Acts of World Radiocommunication Conference 2015. Montenegro’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society, the Montenegrin Amateur Radio Pool (MARP), confirmed the new allocation. Lithuania’s IARU member-society LRMD President Tadas Vysniauskas, LY2BAW, said the news was “enthusiastically received” there. —Thanks to Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter

Source:ARRL

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Fox-1Cliff launch – Your help is needed!

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:20
Fox-1Cliff

Following the successful launch and deployment of Fox-1Cliff, all amateur radio satellite enthusiasts can play an important part in the commissioning of the new satellite.

Telemetry helps us tremendously, starting ASAP after startup (~59 minutes after deployment*) and for the next 72-96 hours at least (for the life of the satellite is preferred!) as we look for successful startup, watch the general health and function as the satellite begins to acclimate to space, and start to perform the on orbit checkout.

The first station to successfully receive and submit telemetry to the AMSAT server will receive a special 3D printed QSL card acknowledging their contribution.

If you are capturing telemetry with FoxTelem, please be sure that “Upload to Server” is checked in your settings and your Ground Station Params are filled in as well. You can help AMSAT and everyone waiting to get on the air with Fox-1Cliff tremendously, by capturing Fox-1Cliff telemetry.

In the initial Safe Mode after startup, which we actually call Beacon Mode, the transmitter is limited to 10 seconds on time then does the two minutes off cycle. For those of you capturing telemetry, that means that you will only see Current frames and no High or Low frames because the High and Low are truncated as it takes just over 10 seconds to send two frames. You will hear Veronica announcing “Fox-1Cliff Safe Mode” while in Beacon Mode.

We will likely leave the satellite in Beacon Mode for 24 hours to observe power telemetry. If we are seeing good readings from what you gather, when it comes over the U.S. for the first good pass after that holding period we will command it from Beacon Mode to normal Safe Mode. That puts Fox-1Cliff in full (still Safe Mode though) operation and transmits a full two frames of telemetry which is one Current frame followed by, and alternating each ID cycle, a High or a Low frame.

We will begin the rest of the in orbit checklist activities at that time, and it is expected to take 7 to 10 days given the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Help your friends and all of our satellite ham friends get on the air and have fun sooner by being polite and patient!

The in orbit checkout procedure is similar to Fox-1D and could be completed in as little as 7 days if we have the cooperation of the users. It is very important, not to mention just plain good Amateur Operating Practice, to refrain from using the transponder uplink so we can do the on orbit tests, including when we turn on transponder mode for testing.
I cannot stress enough, the importance of this cooperation not just for us but also for all users, simply having a little patience so we can conduct the tests as quickly and accurately as possible.

AMSAT will make it broadly known when the tests are complete and the transponder is available for all to use. If you hear someone on the transponder, please do not assume that it is open for general use – check our website, Facebook, Twitter, to be sure you are not accidentally jumping in with and unwittingly causing interference as well.

 

Many hams put thousands of volunteer hours of their time into making Fox-1Cliff happen. Just like any ham radio project you might undertake, we build satellites. We do it because we like to, and when we are done, we freely share our project with hams everywhere as is the spirit of amateur radio. I have to say though, that the incidents we have experienced in the past with stations intentionally disregarding the command stations requests to keep the frequency clear during testing not only delays the commissioning, but also negatively impacts the enthusiasm that our volunteers feel toward handing over a new bird to the members and users as soon as possible.

 

I am asking all satellite hams to contribute just a little bit of your time to the fun now, by being patient and just gathering telemetry, not using the transponder uplink, and helping us complete the last few days of getting Fox-1Cliff in orbit and operating for all of you.

Thank you very much, see you on the bird!

Jerry Buxton, N0JY
(AMSAT VP Engineering)

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Amateur Radio Volunteers at the Ready for California Fire Duty

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:12
California Fire

Amateur Radio has been standing by on several fronts during the Woolsey Fire that swept through the westernmost portion of Los Angeles County, including Malibu, and the easternmost area of Ventura County in the ARRL Santa Barbara Section. The fires have required the evacuation of more than 200,000 Los Angeles County residents — an unprecedented amount in recent decades. Evacuees included several celebrities, several of whom lost homes in the fire. Nearly 50 people have died.

“Nevertheless, governmental radio systems used by fire and sheriff held up well, even though cell phone and internet service went out in many fire areas because of burned utility poles,” Los Angeles Section Manager Diana Feinberg, AI6DF. “Evacuees went to areas where cell phone service was generally available.”

Feinberg said Los Angeles ARES (ARES LAX) has not been activated because no county hospitals are in the affected area and no hospital outside the fire zone was in danger of losing communication. She added, though, that a sizable team of ARES LAX operators organized by LAX-Northwest District Emergency Coordinator Roozy Moabery, W1EH, did extensive logistics work over the November 10 – 11 weekend at a major drop-off site in the San Fernando Valley for evacuee supplies. ARES team members worked with other volunteers to accept nearly 10 tons of pet food, plus thousands of boxes of items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, razors, lotion, feminine products, and sunscreen, as well as baby food, formula, diapers, and wipes, towels and bedding, snacks, and non-perishable food items, Feinberg said.

 

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On the air for the Woolsey Fire, both the Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service (DCS) — Amateur Radio volunteers overseen by the Sheriff’s Department — and the City of Los Angeles Fire Department Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS) operated nets and monitored their respective frequencies. “The DCS group at Lost Hills Sheriff Station covers most of the Los Angeles County areas affected by the Woolsey Fire and communicated with organized amateurs in the cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Westlake Village, and unincorporated mountain areas when not affected by respective mandatory evacuation orders,” Feinberg said. “The City of Los Angeles’ ACS group was involved when the city’s West Hills neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley became the fire’s northeastern front, forcing about half the West Hills community to evacuate.”

Feinberg said ACS members have also been involved with delivering food and water supplies to LAFD firefighters and performing fire patrols. American Red Cross volunteers are reported to be using Amateur Radio in connection with some of their fire response activities, Feinberg reported. The Woolsey Fire covers nearly 100,000 acres and was reported 36% contained as of November 13.

ARES members in the Los Angeles and other ARRL California Sections will be heavily involved on Thursday, November 15, during the 2018 California Statewide Healthcare and Medical Exercise. ARES LAX plans to operate from most of the 73 hospitals in Los Angeles County that have emergency rooms, as well as at the county’s Medical Alert Center that coordinates hospital bed availability.

Source: ARRL

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MFJ-1204 – USB TO RIG SC INTERFACE, W/8-PIN DIN,DATA/ACC PORT

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:05
MFJ-1204

Includes radio interface cable (8-PIN DIN)

Sign up for the digital revolution and explore a whole new world of amateur radio excitement using MFJ`s universal USB radio interface!

The new MFJ-1204 USB Radio Interface is exceptionally easy to setup and use. However, simplicity doesn`t mean compromised performance. Here are just a few of the MFJ-1204`s advanced features: 

[] Full USB connectivity
[] Powered by USB port
[] Dedicated on-board sound card
[] Quick plug-and-play connectivity
[] Incredibly easy to adjust and operate
[] Works with all digital modes
[] Dozens of free downloadable programs available 
[] Innovative circuitry eliminates the delay control
[] Complete line of interface cables for all popular radios
[] Low cost, small size, light weight
[] Perfect for base station, portable, or “go-kit” applications

Ham radio`s digital era continues to expand as new modes emerge, and the good news is you don`t need to buy a lot of fancy new equipment to join the fun! All it takes is your existing radio, a computer, some free downloadable software, and a soundcard-equipped USB interface like the MFJ-1204 to get started.

The MFJ-1204 stands out because it is faster to set up and easier to use than any other USB-interface on the market. Initial no-solder jumpers take only a second to install, and once in place, they`re locked in until you decide to change radios. To hook up, simply connect the MFJ-1204 to any free USB port on your computer and plug the appropriate interface cable into the back of your radio. That`s it! No need to disconnect the microphone or fumble around with multiple patch cords to get started. Convenient front-panel controls set Receive and Transmit levels, and there`s no front-panel “Delay” to adjust because the MFJ-1204 controls your radio`s PTT line using a unique internal detector circuit.
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The MFJ-1204 supports virtually every data and digital-voice mode available today. You can transmit and receive using traditional modes such as CW, RTTY, SSTV, AMTOR, PSK31, and EchoLink, or explore newer modes like MT-63, WINMOR, WSPR, and WSJT-X. In fact, new experimental modes are emerging all the time. If your radio can pass the signal and your computer can run the mode`s online software, the MFJ-1204 sound card and your computer will handle the rest! 

In addition to the MFJ-1204 interface, MFJ offers a complete line of patch cables to fit all radios equipped with rear-panel Data and Accessory jacks. Just select the one configured for your radio, plug it in, and go. The signal path between the radio and computer is completely isolated against ground loops and common-mode noise.

Whether you`re thinking about exploring digital operation for the first time or a seasoned veteran, you`ll find the compact MFJ-1204 exceptionally user-friendly and simple to use. Sometimes the best things really do come in small boxes!

$99

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BOUVET ISLAND – 3Y0I

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:15

 

Bouvet Island – 3Y0I

The 3YØI team has arrived to South Africa recently. We’ve been very busy with DXpedition’s preparations over past couple of weeks. Today, thanks to amazing hospitality of local ZS DXers team (ZS6P, ZS1A, ZS1AN, ZS1VDV, ZS1LS, ZS1OSM, ZS1FJ), we were invited to the Royal Cape Yacht Club for a dinner party. It was a real pleasure to catch up with local hams and to talk about DXing from Africa. We’re all very thankful for their kind invitation. It’s been a great great time together there! More to come soon.

The southern hemisphere’s summer is coming soon, so do Rebel plans start to accelerate. Announcing the 3YØI band plan – frequencies and modes we’ll use while operating from Bouvet Island.

BAND / MODE CW SSB FT8 160M 1822 – 1840 80M 3502 3785 3567 40M 7002 7090 7056 30M 10106 – 10131 20M 14002 14190 14090 17M 18072 18140 18095 15M 21002 21200 21091 12M 24892 24940 24911 10M 28002 28440 28091 6M 50105 50140 –

 

FT-8 Guidance for working 3YØI WSJT-X Fox / Hound

We are asking everyone to follow these guidelines for calling 3YØI on FT-8. You will get through faster by using these simple guidelines:

  • To avoid confusion please use WSJT-X Version 1.9.1
  • We will use DX-pedition mode for all bands except 160m
  • Configure the software & radio per the WSJT-X and your radio’s installation instructions.
  • Do not use 3YØI as your first FT8 on the air experience
  • Your operating frequency control should be under CAT (rig) control from the program – NOT manually from your VFO. You must add to WSJT-X.
  • Your WSJT-X software must be configured as a Hound.
  • Call us ONLY if you are able to decode 3YØI responding to other Hounds or if you decode a CQ from 3YØI. You may initiate a calling sequence by double clicking 1 on any 3YØI response.
  • 3YØI will be transmitting BELOW 1,000 Hertz. You MUST select an open calling frequency between 1,000 – 4000 Hertz.
  • Once 3YØI replies to a Hound with RR73 the QSO is completed and logged.
  • The Hound does not need to send 73 to complete the QSO.

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Note 1: This assumes you have WSJT-X configured for Double Click on call sets Tx enable

Note 2: If you don’t complete a QSO within five minutes after being called by 3YØI that you should restart a new QSO.

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WSJT-X 2.0.0-rc4 now available

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:41
WSJT-X 2.0.0-rc4  – Download

“A fourth candidate release (“RC4”) of WSJT-X 2.0 is now available for 
download and use by beta testers.

Changes in RC4 relative to RC3 include the following:

– Fix the “cannot open file fort.81” bug
– Avoid too many redirect loops related to openSSL support
– Fix the auto-generated messages for nonstandard callsigns
– Remove all support for the legacy FT8 protocol
– Disallow selecting MSK144 with RTTY or Field Day messages active
– Correct and expand support for color highlighting decoded messages
– ESC key aborts a QSO, clears DX Call, and selects Tx6
– Disable “nextCall” procedure for RTTY contest; it still needs work
– Correct a flaw in handling MSK144 Sh messages
– Prevent Fox from inadvertently toggling Tx 1st/Even
– Re-organize the Fox/Hound/Contest selection boxes
– Improve the validators for contest exchange boxes
– Disable Tx after 5 minutes of no mouse movement
– Remove end-of-line AP info when using contest messages
– Fix the Sent and Rcvd exchanges sent to N1MM+ and ADIF log
– Don’t auto-log a QSO with incomplete exchange info
– Fix two sequencing flaws after double-clicks on a decoded msg
– New facilities for Contest and Fox-mode logging

Be sure to invoke “Settings | General | Colors | Reset Highlighting”
on your first program start with this version.

The “Quick-Start Guide to WSJT-X 2.0” has been revised and extended. If 
Be sure to read this entire guide before using RC4:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Quick_Start_WSJT-X_2.0.pdf

As described in the Quick-Start Guide, at this time we recommend moving 
MSK144 activity back to the standard 6-meter working frequencies: 50.360 
MHz in IARU Region 1, 50.260 in Regions 2 and 3. We recommend also 
starting to use the v2.0 FT8 protocol in the conventional FT8 sub-bands 
— for example, dial frequencies 7.074 and 14.074 MHz on 40 and 20 
meters. Inevitably this will cause some initial confusion: users of 
v1.9.1 and earlier will be unable to decode transmissions from users of 
v2.0.0-rc4, and vice-versa. To minimize this cross-protocol interference 
we suggest initially using the RC4 release at audio Tx frequencies 2000 
Hz and higher. As more users upgrade their software to RC4 or later, 
activity can gradually move downward in audio frequency. By December 10 
or very soon afterward, everyone should upgrade to the full WSJT-X 2.0 
general availability (GA) release.

Download links for RC4 on Windows, Linux, and macOS can be found on the 
WSJT-X web page http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

A one-hour “FT8 mock contest” will be held next week: November 20, 
0200-0300 UTC (that’s Monday evening, Nov 19, NA time). Watch for a 
separate announcement with more details.

We look forward to your feedback on WSJT-X 2.0-rc4. Reports should be 
sent to the wsjt-devel email list, wsjt-devel@…. You 
must subscribe to the list in order to post there.

— 73, Joe, K1JT”

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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:55

“Green Keys Night” — an event aimed at promoting the restoration and use of vintage mechanical teleprinters — will take place on January 1, 2019 (UTC), concurrent with Straight Key Night (SKN). As with SKN, GKN is an operating event and not a contest. “Green keys” refers to the color of the keys on Teletype Corporation machines. Participants are encouraged to get on the air and enjoy making casual contacts on RTTY. Call “CQ GKN.”

“The use of mechanical teleprinters is preferred, or simply get on the air with the oldest equipment you can scrape together,” said Jeff Stai, WK6I. “Real heavy-metal teletypes to be sure, but if that isn’t available, analog hardware modems, VT100 terminals, pre-Windows computers, etc. And vacuum tubes. And maybe fire up that boatanchor rig that never gets enough air time.”

Sponsors request no pre-recorded messages or “brag tapes,” just “a real conversation by hand typing it keyboard to keyboard. Even those who do not own or have access to any old RTTY gear are invited to get on the air too, doing RTTY “the old-fashioned way,” keyboard to keyboard.

Stai asks participants to let him know if they were active in the event and to share a favorite or most interesting QSO (worked or heard), a log, and equipment operated (including photos).

The SARTG New Year RTTY Contest runs from 0800 to 1100 UTC on January 1. Stai suggested operating in that event as well.

The Greenkeys online group is an email list devoted to the discussion of older RTTY gear, including mechanical teleprinters, terminal units, paper tape, gears, cams, oil, and anything else related to TTY/RTTY.

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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:51
 Abrolhos Island  – ZY6V 

 Abrolhos Island, IOTA SA – 019, 14 – 19 November 2018.

Team: PY6HD, PY6RT, PY6AWU, PY6BA, PY1AX and PS8NF

They will operate on HF Bands.
QSL via PY6HD direct, ClubLog OQRS, LOTW.
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MFJ-856 Line Noise Meter w/ 3 Element Beam April 20, 2015 No comments

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PowerGenius XL – RF amplifier [ Brochure and Video ] February 16, 2017 No comments

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New DV4Home V2 digital IP transceiver for D-Star, DMR, C4FM, NXDN October 29, 2017 No comments

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POWER GENIUS XL PREORDERS ARE AVAILABLE June 12, 2017 No comments

POWER GENIUS XL PREORDERS ARE AVAILABLE THIS IS A RESERVATION ONLY – REMAINING BALANCE WILL BE DUE PRIOR TO DELIVERY Amplifier Price: $6999 Reservatio... Read more

The Foxx-3 Transceiver – 80m, 60m, 40m, 30m, 20m versions available September 04, 2015 No comments

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50 Ohm PROFESSIONAL COAXIAL CABLES May 09, 2015 No comments

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FlexRadio Comparison

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:57
FlexRadio Comparison Radio Model FLEX-6400

  FLEX-6400M

  FLEX-6600

  FLEX-6600M

  FLEX-6700

  MSRP $ 1999 $ 2999 $ 3999 $ 4999 $ 7499 100W Transmit Output 160-6m Maximum Simultaneous
Panadapter/Waterfalls & Slice Receivers 2 2 4 4 8 Reciprocal Mixing Receiver Dynamic
Range 115 dB 115 dB 115 dB 115 dB 116 dB ADC Sampling Rate 122.88 Msps 122.88 Msps 245.76 Msps 245.76 Msps 245.76 Msps Contest Grade Preselectors 3rd Order 3rd Order 7th Order 7th Order 3rd Order Spectrum / Waterfall Maximum
Bandwidth 7 MHz 7 MHz 14 MHz 14 MHz 14 MHz Automatic Antenna Tuner OPT OPT Cableless Digital Modes Full Duplex Operation Simple Remote over Native WAN Maestro, PC, MAC and iPAD Operation External 10MHz Reference Input Receive Only Inputs including
Transverter Ports 2 2 4 4 3 Continuous MARS/CAP TX Coverage OPT OPT OPT OPT GPS Disciplined Oscillator Option OPT OPT OPT OPT OPT Diversity Reception Single Radio SO2R Dedicated Balanced Mic Input
(XLR/TRS) 2 Meter RX/TX (5dBm output power) Integrated Display Resolution 1920×1200 1920×1200 Integrated Display Size 8 in 8 in Touch screen type Capacitive Capacitive HDMI Output

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Antenna Jim W6LG Shows How He Connects 2 HF Antennas at the Same Time December 19, 2017 No comments

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HF Mobile Autotune Whip Antenna 1.8-30 MHz 200W December 08, 2014 No comments

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PVC Antenna Launcher by K8BLO January 05, 2016 No comments

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OB9-2WARC 9 Element Duoband Yagi December 16, 2014 No comments

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The first edition of Stealth Antennas quickly became the ‘must have’ antenna book for everyone who wasn’t living in acres of land. T... Read more

HF Mobile Autotune Whip Antenna 1.6-30 MHz 200W – STEALTH 9360 February 19, 2015 No comments

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Baofeng DM-5R Digital & Analogue 12 Mile Test – Part 1 November 05, 2016 No comments

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Debut of the TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR HT May 29, 2017 No comments

Double the fun of digital ragchews with the TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR Digital Two Way Radio! The MD-2017 takes the clarity and full quieting of digita... Read more

Coaxial Cable vs Balanced Lines – “ARRL The Doctor is In“ [PODCAST] November 30, 2017 No comments

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Baofeng DM-5R DMR Radio – Unboxing & First Impressions October 16, 2016 No comments

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Yaesu FT-450D : Getting Started and Overview November 05, 2015 No comments

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News Amateur Radio Volunteers at the Ready for California Fire Duty November 13, 2018 No comments

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Inaugural “Green Keys Night” Set for January 1 November 13, 2018 No comments

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Ham Radio Deluxe 6.4.0.902 release is now available for download November 11, 2018 No comments

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Es’hail-2 launches in a few days! November 08, 2018 No comments

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Oregon ARES Drill Scenario to Simulate Double Virus and Hypothetical Terrorist Attack November 08, 2018 No comments

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Icom Inc. Announces Partnership with Iridium Communications Inc November 08, 2018 No comments

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What Is A Digital Ham Radio Hotspot? DMR/DSTAR/C4FM Hotspots Explained

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 08:01
Ham Radio Hotspot

“So this is a very popular question among my audience, due to my recent videos explaining some hotspots and reflectors. Hopefully you get some information from this video, and give me a thumbs up on the effort.”

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Antenna 4 element 70Mhz 4m Yagi LFA-R October 06, 2015 No comments

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6-80 Meter Antenna EzMilitary in a 16″ bag with Match & Mount December 08, 2014 No comments

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ARSCTL – a flexible web interface for your antenna rotators by DH1TW August 18, 2015 No comments

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Retevis RT87 is Real IP67 Dustproof and Waterproof Two Way Radio February 12, 2018 No comments

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RECENT RS-689 10 Watts Tri Band Handheld Radio September 23, 2015 No comments

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OM Power OM3006 50MHz 6m 3kw Linear Amplifier December 04, 2014 No comments

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BaoFeng DM-5R Dual Band DMR Digital Radio September 14, 2016 No comments

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Equipment Inrad HF Triplexer December 11, 2014 No comments

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