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  • WX4NHC Annual Hurricane Season Station Test Set for June 1
    on May 25, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, will conduct its annual station test on Saturday, June 1, the first day of hurricane season. WX4NHC will operate from 1300 to 2100 UTC. “This will be our 39th year of public service at NHC,” said WX4NHC Amateur Radio Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R. The event is aimed at testing Amateur Radio equipment, antenn... […]

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
    on May 24, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.&nbs […]

  • The 2019 Atlanta Hamfest has been Cancelled
    on May 24, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    The Atlanta Hamfest, set for June 1 in Marietta, Georgia, has been cancelled, according to the Hamfest Committee of the Atlanta Radio Club and the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club.“It’s every event organizer’s worst nightmare to have to cancel an event for things other than weather, and this was not done lightly,” said Atlanta Hamfest Chair John Talipsky, N3ACK. The Atlanta Hamfest is also the A... […]

  • ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Monday, May 27
    on May 24, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 8 AM EDT. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. […]

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on May 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    May 18 was the last day we saw sunspot activity, after more than two weeks with daily sunspots visible. Average daily sunspot number declined to 5.3 this week following 22.7 during the previous week. Average daily solar flux declined from 75.7 to 69.8.Geomagnetic conditions were quieter, with average daily planetary A index declining from 13 to 5.Predicted solar flux over the next 45 days is 67... […]

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  • Walkie Talkie QRP QSO with XIEGU X5105
    by qrznow on May 25, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Features a built-in highly efficient automatic antenna tuner, split frequency XCVR function, RIT receive fine tuning, NB noise suppressor, NR digital noise reduction, number notch, and computer-aided control functions.� Super lightweight and portable, you can take it anywhere! The X5105 is equipped for desktop or handheld use and covers all modes HF + 6-Meters, SSB/CW/AM/FM/RTTY/PSK-31. […] The post Walkie Talkie QRP QSO with XIEGU X5105 appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • SDRPlay Announce Update to SDRUno and Future Plans for Software Defined Radio at Hamvention 2019
    by qrznow on May 25, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    he RSP2 is an enhanced version of the popular RSP1 which provides three software selectable antenna inputs, & new stability and clocking features ideally suited to industrial, scientific & educational applications! RSP2 Pricing – $169 (£156 inc VAT in EU) plus shipping – INCLUDES SDRuno! The RSP2 covers the radio spectrum from 1kHz (VLF) to 2GHz […] The post SDRPlay Announce Update to SDRUno and Future Plans for Software Defined Radio at Hamvention 2019 appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Grounding, Bonding, Earthing, Shielding and Protecting with W6LG
    by qrznow on May 25, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Part 1 of 2. Jim recommends in detail how he believes grounding should be installed in the typical Ham Radio Statio The post Grounding, Bonding, Earthing, Shielding and Protecting with W6LG appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Portable TW Antenna
    by qrznow on May 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    “Preserving and building upon the legacy of this premier portable HF antenna line, DX Engineering is now the manufacturer of TW Antennas!* DX Engineering’s acquisition of the products and designs of these unique HF portable and stealthy antennas brings easy access and simplified ordering to this antenna line formerly known as Transworld. DX Engineering TW […] The post Portable TW Antenna appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • ISS Slow Scan TV June 5-6
    by qrznow on May 24, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    A Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned from the International Space Station for Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00-16:00 GMT and June 6 from 11:30-15:30 GMT. ARISS say they expect transmissions to be at 145.800 MHz FM in SSTV mode PD120. Based on the times received, they do not expect SSTV signals over North America. Check here […] The post ISS Slow Scan TV June 5-6 appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]