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RI0B – Rastorguyeva Isl, AS-068

A team led by Igor UA9KDF have plans to activate Rastorguyeva Island AS-068 as RI0B sometime in mid-March 2020. Activity is very weather dependent with the team using snow mobiles. Last September the Arctic Legends IOTA team tried to activate AS-068. RI0B AS-068 https://t.co/yfNneBdxpa — Igor Znamenskiy (@ua9kdf) January 3, …

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6F3A – Perez Island, NA-153

A team consisting XE1SPM, XE1AY, XE1SRD and XE1SY plan activity from Perez Island NA-153 as 6F3A during February 11-17, 2020. This IOTA has been claimed by less than 5% of island chasers. QRV on 80-6m with up to 3 stations using generators and deep cycle batteries. The team will transport …

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Radio Amateurs of Canada Announces a New Section

01/02/2020 The number of Sections needed for a clean sweep in the ARRL November Sweepstakes (SS) will rise to 84 in 2020, with the addition of a new Prince Edward Island (PE) Section. Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) announced this week that the new Section will become effective on April …

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W1AW to be on the Air for Winter Field Day

01/02/2020 Members of the Warren County (New York) Amateur Radio Club (W2WCR) will activate Maxim Memorial Station W1AW for Winter Field Day 2020 over the January 25 – 26 weekend. Winter Field Day is sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), which believes that emergency communication is important throughout the year. …

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IOTA news from the DARC

Island activities: IOTA QRGsCW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHzSSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz AN-011; various, Antarctica: Felix/DL5XL operates as DP1POL duringJanuary and February from the German Neumayer III Station (WAPDEU-08, DLFF-0022) on HF and QO-100 (CW). QSL via DL1ZBO (d/B),LoTW. http://www.waponline.it …

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AMSAT at the Thunderbird Hamfest

AMSAT will be at the Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club‘s annual hamfest on the morning of Saturday, 11 January 2020. The hamfest will be at Glendale Nazarene Church, at the northwest corner of 59th Avenue and Cactus Road in Glendale, Arizona. More information about the hamfest is available at: http://www.tbirdfest.org/ Information …

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Yahoo Groups shutdown – Radio ham preserves archives

ARRL reports that on hearing of the Yahoo Groups shutdown Andy Majot K5QO took the initiative to download archives of Yahoo Groups devoted to individual amateur radio gear and upload them to his website “I hope to have them hosted in perpetuity for future hams to use,” Majot told ARRL. …

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Update on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) program

There have been some recent developments with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) program in Canada. First, a bit of background. There are four levels of ARES organization: National, Section, District and Local. Sections are geographically-based administrative units organized to deliver RAC services to non-government organizations and governments through the …

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Hamilton veteran wants to revive ham radio

CBC News report how amateur radio was used to connect Canadian soldiers abroad with families at home In 1978, John David was surprised to discover — upon calling his parents in Hamilton, Ont. from the Golan Heights — that a five-minute conversation cost $20, a hefty chunk of change for …

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