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8Q, Maldives

Sergey, RX3AMY, will be active as 8Q7BS from Mahibadhoo and Maafushi Islands, Maldives (AS-013), January 3-23rd (2020). Activity will be holiday style and with periodical work, operating mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB (possibly CW), using a Yaesu FT-897 transceiver with dipoles. QSL via his home callsign

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Exam registration

The Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club are holding a registration evening on the 7th of January 2020 from 18:30 onwards for both foundation and intermediate licence exams. Foundation exam set for Saturdays the 1st and 8th of February and the Intermediate 10 week course set to begin on Wednesday the 19th …

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Online Foundation Training

Essex Ham’s free online Foundation training courses have restarted, and have been updated to support the new 2019 RSGB exam syllabus In 2019, close to 400 people took part in one of these courses. The courses are free, take place in an online classroom, and require 2-3 hours of study …

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Earthing and the Radio Amateur leaflet updated

Ian 2E0IJH has updated the RSGB EMC 07 leaflet ‘Earthing and the Radio Amateur’ to reflect the fact that Gas and Water pipes no longer require bonding if supplied by plastic service pipes as they have no reference to Earth RSGB EMC 07 Earthing and the Radio Amateur v4 is …

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Virginia radio ham re-creates Fessenden broadcast

Washington Post reports proof that the world’s first radio show was broadcast 113 years ago on Christmas Eve doesn’t exist, but the purported occasion is still marked annually during the holidays The newspaper says: Since 2012, radio engineer Brian Justin WI2XLQ has spent part of his holidays commemorating the apparent …

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Foundation Online Statistics for 2019

Essex Ham have released statistics for the eight free online Foundation courses that they ran in 2019 They note that this year’s numbers are lower than previous years, as they stopped for 5 months so that they could update the course material for the new RSGB syllabus. This meant re-recording …

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Today is AMSAT CW Day

You are cordially invited to take part in AMSAT CW Activity Day 2020 sponsored by AMSAT for all radio amateurs throughout the world. The 2020 event will be held in memory of Larry Brown, W7LB, and Keith Pugh, W5IU. Among their many contributions to AMSAT, they were the AMSAT 20-meter …

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Ring In the New Year with Straight Key Night!

12/31/2019  It’s time to break out (and/or dust off) the brass and set some time aside on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to take part in Straight Key Night (SKN). The annual event begins at 0000 UTC on January 1, 2020 (New Year’s Eve in US time zones) …

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OE1970WWL celebrates radio ham’s 50 years on-the-air

Austria’s national amateur radio society ÖVSV reports Wolfgang Wagner is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first amateur radio license as OE5WWL with two special call signs As well as the special call sign OE1970WWL on March 28-29, 2020, Wolfgang will be using the contest call sign OE0WWL in the …

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