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No More Ads

I have disabled the ads on VA3DBJ.ca, as they were not beneficial at all and I have started to push for an ad free environment. I have also decreased the amount of personal tracing as well, to only those that would benefit you and the operation of the site. I have also limited some tracking, […]

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Amateur Radio Astronomy/Space

Space Pioneer Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK

ARRL reports the US astronaut who pioneered the use of Amateur Radio to make contacts from space — Owen K. Garriott, W5LFL — died April 15 at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. He was 88. Garriott’s ham radio activity ushered in the formal establishment of Amateur Radio in space, first as SAREX — the Shuttle […]

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Amateur Radio Astronomy/Space

Experts Predict a Long, Deep Solar Minimum

Dr.Tony Phillips on April 10, 2019 If you like solar minimum, good news: It could last for years. That was one of the predictions issued last week by an international panel of experts who gathered at NOAA’s annual Space Weather Workshop to forecast the next solar cycle. If the panel is correct, already-low sunspot counts […]

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General

A Powerful Spyware App Now Targets iPhone Owners

Security researchers have discovered a powerful surveillance app first designed for Android devices can now target victims with iPhones. The spy app, found by researchers at mobile security firm Lookout, said its developer abused their Apple-issued enterprise certificates to bypass the tech giant’s app store to infect unsuspecting victims. The disguised carrier assistance app once […]

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General

Sun Sets on Google Plus

On February 1st, I received the official email from Google, that Google Plus will be turned off on April 2nd. I have been messing around with a couple of replacements, of sorts, and have been hanging out at the MeWe and Pluspora sites. They have pretty much replace both Google+ and Facebook. MeWe has been […]

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Amateur Radio

US Navy finds ham radio training makes “workers better at their jobs”

Can learning amateur radio make for better engineers and software developers? Writing in C4ISRNET – Electronic Warfare, Eric Tegler says: When a group of [US] Navy engineers and software developers took time away from their day jobs in December, they spent the time pursuing a task long considered passe: they became licensed amateur radio operators. Some 23 […]

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Amateur Radio Weather

National Weather Service Dropping High Seas and Storm Warnings on WWV/WWVH

The National Weather Service (NWS) is discontinuing its high seas and storm warnings transmitted via National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) WWV/WWVH time and frequency-standard HF transmissions, starting January 31 at 1800 UTC. The NWS warnings are aimed at the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific. “This service is being terminated because […]

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Amateur Radio

Ham Radio Deluxe 6.5.0.183 Released

“The 6.5.0.183 version of Ham Radio Deluxe is now available for download. Please download it from the Download pages on our website at: www.HamRadioDeluxe.com Ham Radio Deluxe version 6.5.0.183 is a significant release of Ham Radio Deluxe. This release migrates the code to the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio – 2017. This ensures ongoing […]

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General Police

Huge CenturyLink Outage Caused by Bad Networking Card in Colorado

A widespread outage on CenturyLink’s cloud network that lasted almost two days and hampered emergency phone service in Washington and other states was caused by a faulty network management card, according to a customer notice. Brian Krebs, a veteran security journalist, posted a copy of a notice sent to CenturyLink’s “core customers” to his Twitter […]

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Astronomy/Space Military

Canadian Military to Launch 3-satellite System

Canadian military to launch 3-satellite system to track vessels. Canada is preparing to launch a group of three satellites to track ships near the nation’s coast and also track vessels in parts of the world where Canada conducts military operations with allied nations, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced in a press release. “This […]