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Electrical Safety and Syllabus Item 8A2

Changes to The IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671), now at 18th edition, affect syllabus item 8A2 in the Safety section in all three levels of the amateur radio examination syllabus Details can be found on the RSGB Syllabus 2019 Updates page at https://rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/for-trainers/syllabus-2019/syllabus-2019-updates/ The IET Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 https://electrical.theiet.org/bs-7671/

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High Speed Telegraphy Championships 2020

The main event this year is the 17th IARU HST World Championship.It will take place August 20-24 The IARU Region 1 site reports: The venue will be Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the event center will be hotel Grand Hill, Ulaanbaatar. Web page under construction, ETA end of January. Wishing to spread …

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New 2 metre filter stops interference

Many handie-talky radios suffer from severe interference from nearby transmitters, particularly on hilltop sites. Blocking is a reduction in sensitivity that can be hard to detect. When a radio is being blocked all callers (even strong ones) can appear weak or may even be undetectable.  The SOTABEAMS bandpass filter is …

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ARISS Next-Generation Radio System Ready for Launch

01/06/2020 Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) reports that its first Interoperable Radio System (IORS) flight unit — serial number 1001 — has been delivered to NASA’s Johnson Space Center for launch in early March. The IORS represents the first major upgrade in ARISS equipment on the International …

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IOTA news from OPDX

Island activities: AS-068. Igor, UA9KDF, will lead a team of operators to activate Rastorguyeva Island sometime in mid-March (depending on WX).No other details are available. AS-207. (NEW) Victor, UA3AKO, will lead a team of Russian Robinsonmembers to activate Kosa Dvukh Pilotov Island during sometime in the Spring. No other details …

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DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th December, through Sunday, 5th January there were 208 countries active. Countries available: 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, …

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2019 DX Sound Bites !

Tom, K8CX, has done it again. He has provided DXers with 130 memorable rare DX sound clips (now in MP3 format) from Ohio during 2019. This brings the total number of MP3 sound clips on Hamgallery to 2,741.Visit Tom’s famous “HAM GALLERY” Web site at: http://hamgallery.com/dx2019 While there, also check …

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TAPR PSR 143 now available

TAPR have made issue 143 of their newsletter PSR available for download TAPR is a community that provides leadership and resources to radio amateurs for the purpose of advancing the radio art. Interested in:• general packet radio information?• high-speed packet operations?• other types of digital communications?• experimenting or building kits?• …

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