South Africa gets 100 kHz on 60 Meter Band

On Friday 25 May, ICASA published the National Radio Frequency Plan 2018 in which amateur radio was allocated 100 kHz on a shared basis in the 60-metre band as...

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The K7RA Solar Update – 05/25/2018

Sunspot activity resumed this week, after no sunspots for seven consecutive days. Average daily sunspot number was 7.7, rising from 6.4 in the previous reporting week. Average daily solar...

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Elecraft KPA1500 Amplifier Presentation

KPA1500 solid-state amplifier won’t take over your entire desktop: it’s just 4.5 x 13.5 x 11.5”.  KPA1500 solid-state amplifier won’t take over your entire desktop: it’s just 4.5 x...

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Kenwood TS 890S at HamNation [ Video ]

Gordon West WB6NOA interviews Kenwood Chief Design Engineer Toshio Torii JA6QXW on NEW Kenwood TS-890S during Hamvention 2018.   Review Review of SDRplay SDRduo Two-Tuner SDR Radio May 19,...

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Coping with Poor HF Conditions – The Doctor Will See You Now! [ PODCAST ]

While some amateurs may complain about lousy HF propagation conditions, the Doctor explains that the truth is a bit more nuanced. Review ALPHA DELTA ASC ANTENNA COAX SWITCH –...

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Rise & Shine with Solar Flares: Solar Storm Forecast 05-24-2018

“The Sun wakes up this week with several new bright regions that have rotated into Earth-view. The newest of these regions has been actively firing solar flares since it...

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ARRL White Paper Provides Context for Recommended Governance Changes

ARRL has released a “white paper” that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended...

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Amateur Radio Transponders on Planned Chinese Satellites to Include HF

China’s Amateur Radio Satellite organization, CAMSAT, has released some details of three new Amateur Radio satellites that could be launched as early as September. Two of the satellites, CAS-5A...

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VisAir – HF DSP Transceiver Standalone DDC DUC

Microprocessor-based data processing. A distinctive feature of the transceiver is the modern technology of processing data in DSP and output information to a large 7 “touch-colored color TFT LCD...

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Post-Launch Signals Received as Amateur Radio Heads to Moon

China has launched two microsatellites into a lunar transfer orbit. They launched as secondary payloads with the Quequiao relay satellite on May 20, in conjunction with the Chang’e 4 mission to...

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