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Southgate ARC - Oct 20, 2020
The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 20, 2020
It is reported while there, Tony will erect a monument on the island to his son, who drowned during his last visit to the island in January this year ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 20, 2020
At the request of EURAO (European Radio Amateurs' Organization) this week it will be approved a modification of CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01, also called CEPT Radio Amateur Licence, during the webmeeting WGFM#97...
Southgate ARC - Oct 20, 2020
Members of Crystal Lake Troop 165 tuned into radio frequencies Sunday, Oct 18, to connect with fellow scouts and amateur radio operators from across the planet as part of Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)...
Southgate ARC - Oct 20, 2020
French national amateur radio society REF held its General Meeting on Saturday, October 17...
Southgate ARC - Oct 20, 2020
The RSGB has announced on Twitter that since the introduction of Remotely Invigilated amateur radio exams that can be done from home 2,000 people have successfully passed their Foundation exam...
ARRL - Oct 20, 2020
The ARRL Executive Committee will meet at 1800 UTC on October 22 in closed virtual session. The panel’s primary agenda item is arrangements for the Board of Directors’ January 2021 meeting. The panel also will hear from Chief Executive Officer Da...
ARRL - Oct 20, 2020
FCC Headquarters has moved. The new address is 45 L St. NE, Washington, DC 20554. The change is effective immediately. The FCC announced plans to move last spring, but the transition was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The FCC, like many federal age...
ARRL - Oct 20, 2020
The Logbook of The World (LoTW) Committee worked with WSJT-X developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, to harmonize the designation of FST4 among WSJT-X, the ADIF standard, and LoTW. At present, FST4 is only supported in a recently released beta version of WSJT-X....
ARRL - Oct 20, 2020
Robert Bankston, KE4AL, of Dothan, Alabama, is the new president of AMSAT. The AMSAT Board of Directors elected Bankston at its annual meeting on October 18, to succeed Clayton Coleman, W5PFG. Bankston has served as treasurer and Vice President of Us...
NZART - Oct 17, 2020
InfoLine issue 419 is online now. You can subscribe to InfoLine and get it directly in your inbox as well. ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 19, 2020
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels...
Southgate ARC - Oct 19, 2020
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th October, through Sunday, 18th October there were 212 countries active...
Southgate ARC - Oct 19, 2020
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 19, 2020
8J1YAB, 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club Experience station started its operation on 11th October, 2020...

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CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2020

The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.

Top Amateur Radio Websites – Issue 2024

Notable Patents on Antenna Design, 80m Top Loaded Vertical Antenna, IC-7300 Quick Start Guide, 5 Things to Know About Portable Power Stations, IC-7300 and WSJT-X Setup, Hamtech, An Audio Selection Panel in the Shack, 23cm 1296 MHz Transverter , WiFI vSWR Meter, 2m Slim-Jim Aerial using Ladder-Line,

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