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ARRL - Nov 15, 2018
ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, says the 1,270 electronic and handful of paper logs submitted for this year’s ARRL November Sweepstakes CW weekend surpass last year’s log count. Now it’s time for SS Phone. Jahnke stresses that SS...
ARRL - Nov 15, 2018
A SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted off flawlessly at 2046 UTC on November 15 from Cape Canaveral, carrying the first Amateur Radio payload destined for geostationary orbit. About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was successfully d...
ARRL - Nov 15, 2018
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
Members of the 'Radio Club of Nice' will be active as TM8AB from Nice (south France) between November 24th and December 12th...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
The Italian Dxpedition Team is pleased to announce their next operation will be from Chad, in March 2019...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
NASA's InSight lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
SpaceChain Foundation (Singapore), a non-profit organization combining space and blockchain technologies to build the world's first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, has announced the successful launch of its second-generation blockchai...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
ARRL reports Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) played a significant part in summoning medical assistance on November 9...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
Are you that guy that tells everyone 'you work the World on a wire and don't need a Yagi' ? In most cases, it is the Yagi belonging to the guy at the other end of the QSO that is doing all the work, pushing and pulling on your behalf otherwise, that...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available but the software may not work 'out of the box' when upgrading from previous versions...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
Florida Today reports the SpaceX launch from Kennedy Space Center will achieve 'dream' of amateur radio enthusiasts...
Southgate ARC - Nov 15, 2018
A very odd week with all the real action being at the weekend, unsurprising some would say. LU9DCE (Argentina) is to be congratulated for being top DX for quite a few days and top spotter too! Other DX, YL100s (Latvia specials) 9X9PJ (Rwanda) and oth...
ARRL - Nov 14, 2018
Well-known contester and AR-Cluster developer Terry Gerdes, AB5K (ex-KX6OI), formerly of Texas, died on November 13 in Belize, where he had recently relocated and married. He was 69. An Arkansas native who was initially licensed as WB5SFA, Gerdes hel...
ARRL - Nov 14, 2018
Ocean County, New Jersey, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers recently assisted search groups looking for a man with dementia who was reported missing on November 2 from a nursing home in Stafford Township. Searches concentrating on n...
ARRL - Nov 14, 2018
A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended. The developers urge anyone upgrading to the new version to read the release notes thoroughly, since the up...

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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.

5 Free Amateur Radio Logbook Programs Worth a Try

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

WSJT-X Version 1.8.0-rc3

K1JT announce the latest release candidate version of the popular WSJT-X program that improve FT8 user interface to facilitate split and simplex operations procedures along to fixing some minor bugs and updates to the user guide.

7 ideas for Indoor Antennas

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Seven good ideas for amateur radio operators forced due to space restrictions, to operate on HF and VHF ham radio bands from apartments with heavy antenna limitations

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VisAir HF transceiver DDC/DUC 100W ATU made in Russia - HF DSP Transciever Standalone Digital Up Conversion and Digital Down Conversion.

Yaesu FTDX101D SDR HF 50MHz 70MHz – New Product

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Yaesu FTdx101MP and FTdx101D – Preliminary Information

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9 Brilliant Ideas To Make Your Own Dummy Load

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CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2018

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) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.

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