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ARRL - Sep 29, 2020
Two well-known ham radio authors and speakers will share their expertise with members in October during ARRL Learning Network webinars.ARRL Contributing Editor Ward Silver, N0AX, will present “Grounding & Bonding for Home HF Stations” on Tues...
ARRL - Sep 29, 2020
A Moscow Aviation Institute MAI-75 slow-scan television (SSTV) experiment event is planned for Wednesday, September 30, from 1305 UTC to 1845 UTC, and Thursday, October 1, from 1230 UTC to 1745 UTC. SSTV signals will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz, ±...
RSGB - Sep 29, 2020
Out Now! The new edition of the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 88 Beyond Exams, the story so far, ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 29, 2020
Ofcom has confirmed changes to the methodology and questionnaire length of our Adults’ and Children’s media literacy research surveys, following a consultation ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 29, 2020
The IARU Region 2 (R2) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Sterling Mann, N0SSC has agreed to be the region’s Liaison for Youth ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 29, 2020
Programme Contents - a look at - the 'British Broadcasting Century' podcasts, an informative and humorous series covering the periods before, during and after 2MT, the BBC 'Over to You' discussing the future of shortwave, music radio in Jaipur India...
Southgate ARC - Sep 29, 2020
On the SWLing Post Emilio Ruiz describes how he tracked down a source of RF pollution that was ruining radio reception...
Southgate ARC - Sep 29, 2020
The ARRL reports the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, and CAS-5A until next June. Both these satellites will carry HF transponders ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 29, 2020
ARRL met via telephone with FCC staff members this week to emphasize its opposition to the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in Docket 19-348 to delete amateur radio from the 3.3 - 3.5 GHz band ...
ARRL - Sep 28, 2020
Sterling Mann, N0SSC, has been named as the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Liaison for Youth, the IARU Region 2 Executive Committee (EC) has announced. With the support of IARU Region 2, the Liaison for Youth will reach out to youn...
ARRL - Sep 28, 2020
IEEE Region 1 has selected Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, as the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award. The selection was made by the Region 1 Awards and Recognition Committee and approved by the Region 1 Bo...
ARRL - Sep 28, 2020
The latest beta release of the WSJT-X digital software suite includes digital protocols particularly designed for communication on LF and MF bands, such as 2200 meters and 630 meters, and its developers say that during its first few months of testing...
ARRL - Sep 28, 2020
CAMSAT says the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, and CAS-5A until next June. “Because of COVID-19, many things have been delayed,” CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, told ARRL. He said an announcement would be made closer to the announc...
RSGB - Sep 28, 2020
The Tonight @ 8 webinar that aired Monday, 28 September 2020 was a bumper edition! RSGB Convention Chair David Bondy, G4NRT gave a short, pre-recorded interview about this year’s online Convention, followed by Tim Kirby, GW4VXE giving his live pres...

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WSJT-X 2.3.0 RC-1

WSJT-X 2.3.0 introduces FST4 and FST4W, digital protocols designed particularly for the LF and MF bands.

WSJT-X 2.2.0 new version available to download

WSJT-X 2.2.0 has been officially released and it includes improvements and fixes for all digital modes like FT8 FT4 JT4 JT66 WSPR

WSJT-X Drops Windows XP

Beginning from version 2.2.0 WSJT-X will not run on Windows XP and Windows Vista anymore.

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WSJT-X 2.3.0 RC-1

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CQ WW RTTY DX Contest 2020

CQ WW RTTY DX Contest - September 26-27, 2020, Contest Rules and RTTY Software

Elecraft AX1 Antenna

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New FT8 Frequencies with WSJ-X 2.2.0-Rc2

WSJT-X development team has added a second set of suggested dial frequencies for FT8 on three HF bands and also on 6 meters.

FT4 Frequencies

FT4 Frequencies for HF and VHF bands as listed on WSJT-X.

The Truth about the G5RV Antenna

The G5RV Antenna and two other improved alternatives to this basic design, the well known ZS6BKW antenna and the W0BTU variant

Grid Square Locator System

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WSJT-X 2.3.0 RC-1

WSJT-X 2.3.0 introduces FST4 and FST4W, digital protocols designed particularly for the LF and MF bands.

CQ WW RTTY DX Contest 2020

CQ WW RTTY DX Contest - September 26-27, 2020, Contest Rules and RTTY Software

Elecraft AX1 Antenna

AX1 by Elecraft is an ultra-portable two-band antenna system for 20 and 17 meters.

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CQ WW RTTY DX Contest 2020

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FT8 Frequencies

FT8 Frequencies for HF and VHF bands as listed on WSJT-X. Region 1 exceptions and JS8Call frequencies.

5 Free Amateur Radio Logbook Programs Worth a Try

A selection of five free ham radio logging programs, Logger 32, DXKeeper, Swisslog, Log4OM and BBLogger taken from the amateur radio logging software category.

5 Free Virtual Audio Cable Software

This virtual device drivers, will permit to record audio streams from your applications, and to pass audio to other programs. Interface multiple audio streams with vitual cables.

WSJT-X 2.2.0 new version available to download

WSJT-X 2.2.0 has been officially released and it includes improvements and fixes for all digital modes like FT8 FT4 JT4 JT66 WSPR

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