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Ham radio Winter Field Day

The Roenoke Star reports members of the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Winter Field Day Exercise, January 25 and 26, 2020 The Field Day site will be at Virginia Western Community College in the upper parking lot. For the last few years …

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ARISS educational radio contact with school in Toronto, Canada

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada. The event is scheduled on Wednesday 22 January 2020 at approximately 17:21 UTC, which is 18.21 CEWT. The contact is expected to be conducted in English. The contact will be a telebridge between …

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New Book from ARRL: Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners

01/17/2020 Contesting is one of the most exciting aspects of amateur radio — and for some, it’s their primary ham radio activity. Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners by contesting veteran Doug Grant, K1DG, offers practical information and ideas that will help you to get started in contesting — “radiosport” — …

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RSGB looking at One-stop training portal

The RSGB Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) has been looking at a One-stop Training Portal for exam candidates A brief report on the VLT meeting held on November 16 is available at https://rsgb.org/main/blog/vlt_key_messages/2020/01/14/11-2019-vlt-meeting/

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Magnetic explosions discovered on ‘Earth’s Doorstep

A type of explosion in space called “magnetic reconnection” can happen much closer to Earth than previously thought. That’s the conclusion of researchers who published their findings in the Jan. 13th issue of Nature Physics. The paper examines a powerful near-Earth reconnection event in Dec. 2015 that delivered 20 times …

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CB0Z – Alejandro Selkirk Island, SA-101NEW.

On January 12th, DX-World first made reference to an IOTA DXpedition to Alejandro Selkirk Island, SA-101NEW. Today, we can reveal more info. Nando, IT9YRE and Mike, K9AJ hope to be active from Alejandro Selkirk Island (SA-101NEW) during February 3-5, 2020 as CB0Z. QRV on CW/SSB; 40, 30, 20, 17 and …

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Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall

01/17/2020 The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe. “We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even …

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WICEN hits the airwaves on the BBC World Service

Australia’s WICEN NSW Forward Commander, Compton Allen, was interviewed on the BBC World Service’s Digital Planet programme where he spoke of the role amateur radio operators are playing as part of the emergency response in the Aussie bushfire crisis. Listen to the podcast on the BBC World Service on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csy67g

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ARISS contact opportunity

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS. ARISS is happy to announce a proposal window which will open February 1, …

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