HAARP’s WSPR Research Campaign Yields Hundreds of Reports on 40 and 80 Meters

Just-completed research at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitters in Gakona, Alaska, successfully took advantage of the WSPR digital protocol and the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network...

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A New FT8 with Rag Chew Abilities ( FT8CALL )

FT8 has taken over the airwaves as the digital communication mode for making QSOs over HF/VHF/UHF. The mode has been widely popular as the latest offering in K1JT’s WSJT-X...

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SmartSDR for iOS v2.6.2 Now Available

FlexRadio Systems announces the release of SmartSDR for iOS v2.6.2 is now available for download or update from the Apple App Store. This App requires a FlexRadio Systems FLEX-6000...

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NIST FY 2019 Budget Would Eliminate WWV and WWVH

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2019 budget request includes shutting down “NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii” — in other words, WWV and WWVH....

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Updating the Firmware – Icom IC-7610 [ VIDEO ]

Step by step instructions showing how to update the firmware using a USB thumb drive Faint signals are no longer a challenge for DXers and Contesters around the world,...

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New US Submarine Forces Commander is Radio Amateur

US Navy Vice Admiral Charles A. “Chas” Richard, W4HFZ, assumed command of US submarine forces during a change-of-command ceremony on August 4, held aboard the submarine USS Washington (SSN-787). He assumed command from...

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Ham Radio Deluxe v6.4.0.876 – Update

This release fixes issues with saving the State and with DX cluster performance issues.  0002817:  Logbook: crashes when loading world map resource in main frame at startup (K7ZCZ) 0002819:  Logbook: DXCluster will...

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Collegiate QSO Party to Debut in September

ARRL’s Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI) will sponsor the first Collegiate QSO Party in mid-September, just as the fall semester gets under way. The new operating event is part of the...

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BIRDS-2 CubeSats to Deploy from ISS on August 10

According to Masa Arai, JN1GKZ, Japan’s space agency JAXA has announced that three BIRDS-2 CubeSats with APRS digipeaters will deploy from the International Space Station on August 10. The trio —...

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4U1UN UN Amateur Radio Club Operation Could Resume Later this Year

Outside of beacon signals, 4U1UN, the Amateur Radio club station at United Nations Headquarters in New York, has not been heard on the air since 2015, and only then under...

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