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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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Radio ham receives Memorial Trophy

The Bury Times reports an inspirational radio amateur was presented with a new award to honour a long-serving treasurer who died one year ago The newspaper reports: Sean Redmond M7DOS was the first recipient of Bury Radio Society’s memorial trophy, given for his proactive role in promoting the club during …

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Tony’s 10m Band Report

Not a great deal of activity this past week. Nice to see MM5DWW top on Saturday. His Optibeam is a popular resting place! Just one report this week from Patrick, ON4ARJ.On Sunday worked OH1TP -10dB using FT8. I worked no-one on 10m! Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any …

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VP8PJ – South Orkney Islands

South Orkney Islands DX-peditionVP8PJ(AN-008) We are pleased to announce the call sign for the Perseverance DX Group’s expedition South Orkney 2020 will be changed to VP8PJ. In past years it was relatively easy to get a preferred VP8 call sign for the British Antarctic Territory. After a licensing administrative change, …

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Europe 1 closure

Europe 1 on 183 kHz closed 32 minutes before midnight CET (23:00 UTC) last night after 64 years on air. The longwave band in Europe is getting increasingly quieter. • Our thanks to Mike Terry for the above information

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St.Barthelemy operation

Col, MM0NDX, from DX-World.net, reports the following update:“A team has now been formed and will be QRV from St. Barts during early May 2020. “Since FJ is very wanted in Asia, focus will be given to that region. Our QTH is a hilltop villa with good take-off to difficult to …

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Caye Caulker Island

Robert, W0YBS, will be active as V31CO from Caye Caulker Island (NA-105) starting February 1st (2020), for 3 weeks. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. Robert bought a condo on the Island of Caye Caulker in October of 2019. He plans on being active …

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The January/February 2020 Communicator

Happy New Year from all of us here at SARC! Here is the January/February 2020 SARC Communicator newsletter:http://bit.ly/SARC19-05 This edition has 75 pages of projects, news, views, and reviews from the SW corner of Canada. – VY0ERC: What is life like at the farthest north Amateur Radio Club in Canada?– …

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