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WWV Celebrating 100 Years

The National Institute of Standards and Technology Radio Station WWV will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary in October 2019. The oldest continuously operating radio station in the world deserves a grand celebration. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) have reached an agreement and are working together…Continue readingWWV Celebrating 100 Years

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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…Continue readingSpace Pioneer Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK

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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…Continue readingExperts Predict a Long, Deep Solar Minimum

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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…Continue readingUS Navy finds ham radio training makes “workers better at their jobs”

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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…Continue readingNational Weather Service Dropping High Seas and Storm Warnings on WWV/WWVH

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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…Continue readingHam Radio Deluxe 6.5.0.183 Released

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Meet KE1NZY, 10-Year Old Amateur Extra

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, at around 4:30 pm, Mackenzie Pooler (KE1NZY), a ten-year-old from Hudson, NH, turned in her Amateur Extra Exam to be graded by the VE team at the Nashua Area Radio Society’s testing session held at the Dartmouth Hitchcock campus in Nashua, NH. Only a year and a half before, you…Continue readingMeet KE1NZY, 10-Year Old Amateur Extra

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Amateur Radio Astronomy/Space

ISS Fan Club Closing Down

ISS Fan Club closing down on January 1st 2019 After almost 17 years of service to the amateur radio community, the issfanclub.com site will shut down on January 1st 2019. The ISS fan club website has been an excellent source of information for tracking the ISS and crew activity. The website has also provided frequencies,…Continue readingISS Fan Club Closing Down

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Amateur Radio

Santa Net Started Nov 23rd 2018 on 3.916 MHz

From: VA7MPGThis is year number 13 for this net. To learn more about the net For the 13th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:30 PM (Central) starting Friday, November 23, 2018. The…Continue readingSanta Net Started Nov 23rd 2018 on 3.916 MHz

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Limited Edition RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin

The Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued the following bulletin with respect to the 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin For immediate release: https://wp.rac.ca/limited-edition-rac-25th-anniversary-challenge-coin/ In May 2018, Radio Amateurs of Canada was pleased to introduce the special RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin as part of its year-long celebrations. The coin was designed by Mike Hutchison and was custom-designed and manufactured by KingPins…Continue readingLimited Edition RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin