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Microsoft and NSA say a security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

by Zack Whittaker – Tech Crunch Microsoft  has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10. The vulnerability is found in a decades-old Windows cryptographic component, known as CryptoAPI. The component has a range of functions, one of which allows developers to digitally sign their software, proving that the software…Continue readingMicrosoft and NSA say a security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

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Amateur Radio

Radio Amateurs of Canada Announces a New Section

The number of Sections needed for a clean sweep in the ARRL November Sweepstakes (SS) will rise to 84 in 2020, with the addition of a new Prince Edward Island (PE) Section. Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) announced this week that the new Section will become effective on April 1. RAC said its Prince Edward…Continue readingRadio Amateurs of Canada Announces a New Section

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Happy New Year 2020!!

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Amateur Radio

RAC Canada Winter Contest 2019

From: RAC, Ottawa RAC Canada Winter Contest Rules 2019 Note: the RAC Canada Winter Contest Rules are provided on this page. The rules don’t usually change from year to year and we will highlight any changes if they do happen. In December each year, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) sponsors the RAC Canada Winter Contest. Amateurs…Continue readingRAC Canada Winter Contest 2019

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Site Maintenance

This site will be in and out of maintenance from late evening Monday (October 28th) night till the morning hours of Tuesday (October 29th). The maintenance is back-end and it may not effect the website itself.Continue readingSite Maintenance

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Amateur Radio

CanWarn – Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network

CANWARN (Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network) is a volunteer organization, of ham radio operators, who report severe weather when they see it to Environment Canada. What they do is called ground-truthing. They confirm on the ground what satellites and radars see in the atmosphere. When Environment Canada’s weather centres issue severe weather watches or warnings, they…Continue readingCanWarn – Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network

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AMSAT Announces 2019 Board Election Results

As a result of the 2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election, Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, were elected by the AMSAT membership to serve for 2 years. The First Alternate is Brennan Price, N4QX. The Second Alternate is Howie Defelice, AB2S. Both will serve 1-year terms. Total…Continue readingAMSAT Announces 2019 Board Election Results

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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio Resources Ready as Dorian Poised to Become a Major Hurricane

— From ARRL Amateur Radio resources organized this week as Hurricane Dorian threatened Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and worked its way through the Caribbean. A change in direction spared Puerto Rico — still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 — from taking a direct hit; the Virgin Islands suffered downed trees…Continue readingAmateur Radio Resources Ready as Dorian Poised to Become a Major Hurricane

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ARRL HF Band Planning Committee Reactivated to Address Spectrum Issues

— From ARRL In an effort to more effectively address HF digital technology issues, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has reactivated the ARRL Board of Directors’ HF Band Planning Committee. The six-member panel, chaired by First Vice President Greg Widin, K0GW, will primarily focus on spectrum allocation issues that have gained increased visibility with discussions…Continue readingARRL HF Band Planning Committee Reactivated to Address Spectrum Issues

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Amateur Radio

144 – 146 MHz Removed from French Proposal for Additional Aeronautical Applications

— From IARU The 144 – 146 MHz Amateur Radio segment has been removed from a French proposal to study spectrum additional for Aeronautical Mobile Service (AMS) applications. France had included the band, which comprises the entire 2 meter band in ITU Region 1, for consideration as a European Conference of Telecommunications and Postal Administrations (CEPT)…Continue reading144 – 146 MHz Removed from French Proposal for Additional Aeronautical Applications