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Radio Frequency Interference Seminar Set for May 19 via Zoom

05/14/2021 ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, hold a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) seminar via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 UTC. His 30-minute slide presentation offers an overview of politics, personalities, and technical issues involved in electromagnetic interference (EMI) control as well as causes and cures. A question-and-answer …

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Wooden Satellite to Launch by Year’s End

05/14/2021 The WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year. The idea is to test the suitability of treated wood as a low-cost and widely available material for space …

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April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released

05/13/2021 The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. A General class renewal applicant withdrew his application after FCC notice that the renewal application would be held up pending review of Volunteer Monitor complaints. As a consequence, …

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TY5AB Benin. From DXNews.com

Ian, ZS6JSTI is currently active as TY5AB from Benin.He is working on 80, 40, 20m, SSB and FT8.Recent DX Spots TY5AB QSL via EC6DX.TY5AB Log searchSearch Ads for direct QSL:Jose Senent, P.O.Box: 85, ALAIOR, Menorca, 07730, Spain.QTH – Parakou, Benin.QTH Locator – JJ18hu. TY5AB. Benin. QSL Card. Ganvie, Benin. Author …

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“Geomagnetic Storm Season” is Over

05/12/2021 June and July bring frequent 6-meter DX openings via long-distance sporadic-E propagation and persistent quiet geomagnetic conditions. These 2 months are well known to North American 6-meter DXers as the most productive time of year for DX up to 8,700 miles. “The quiet geomagnetic season during June and July …

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Bigfoot Radio Net Spring Expedition 2021 Underway

05/12/2021 The Bigfoot Radio Net Spring Expedition 2021 is underway until May 15, 0000 – 0801 UTC on 14.255 and 7.255 MHz. The Bigfoot Radio Net Expeditionary Team will return to the Kiamichi Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma and the Winding Stair Mountains of southwestern Arkansas in the Ouachita National Forest. …

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60 Meters Again Available to New Zealand Radio Amateurs

05/12/2021 The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) announced recently that negotiations with regulator RSM were successful in accommodating 60-meter operation for New Zealand radio amateurs. Following the end of the two-channel 60-meter “trial” in New Zealand during 2020, hams there will now have access to a WRC-15 Amateur …

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SEDCO W4DXCC Co-Founder, Noted DXer Lynn Lamb, W4NL, SK

05/11/2021 ARRL Life Member Lynn Lamb, W4NL, of Maryville, Tennessee, died on May 10 following a lengthy illness. He was 83. Lamb co-founded SEDCO W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention in 2005. Licensed in 1954, Lamb retired from a career with the US Department of Defense (US Navy and Air Force). …

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Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day

05/11/2021 Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day, which falls within National Radio Month on the island. The operator of Puerto Rico’s first radio broadcasting station in 1922, WKAQ, was Joaquín Agusty, who held the ham radio call sign 4JE. A proclamation signed by Governor Pedro Pierluisi …

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