ETH095 – Winter Field Day, The ARRL Board and More…

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we have Ian Kahn back with us as a hopefully at least semi-regular co-host.¬† NOTE: There is a little behind the scenes part after the closing music on this episode. My wife asked if I would keep her in the episode, so how could I say no… ūüôā Tech Corner Winter Field Day Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to…

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DX Update – January 11, 2018

  DX Bulletin 2¬† ARLD002 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT¬† January 11, 2018 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.¬† Thanks to all. SOMALIA, 6O.¬† Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as 6O6O until January 16.¬† Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.¬† QSL via M0OXO. MALAWI, 7Q.¬† John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW.¬† Activity…

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FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60

  QST de W1AW Special Bulletin 1 ¬†ARLX001 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT ¬†January 9, 2018 To all radio amateurs Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho,¬†Oregon, and Washington) will conduct a Communications Exercise¬†(COMMEX) on January 17 and on the third Wednesday of subsequent¬†months during 2018, 1500-2100 UTC. These exercises will use the¬†60-meter channels and will test and exercise interoperable¬†communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur Radio) for use¬†during a major disaster in which the conventional telecommunication¬†infrastructure has been significantly damaged or destroyed. FEMA Region 10 will use the call sign WGY910. Other…

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W1AW 2018 Winter Operating Schedule

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB001 ARLB001 W1AW 2018 Winter Operating Schedule ZCZC AG01 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 1 ¬†ARLB001 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT ¬†January 2, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB001 ARLB001 W1AW 2018 Winter Operating Schedule Morning Schedule: 1400 UTC (9 AM EST) ¬†¬†CWs ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Wed, Fri 1400 UTC (9 AM EST) ¬†¬†CWf ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Tue, Thu Daily Visitor Operating Hours: 1500 UTC to 1700 UTC – (10 AM to 12 PM EST) 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC – (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST) (Station closed…

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W1AW Begins Scheduled Transmissions on 6m Starting Jan 2, 2018

ZCZC AG27 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 27 ARLB027 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT December 29, 2017 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB027 ARLB027 REMINDER: W1AW begins scheduled transmissions on 6 meters starting January 2, 2018 Just a reminder that beginning with the 9 AM EST (1400 UTC) fast¬†code practice on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, W1AW will add 6 meters – specifically 50350 kHz – to its regular CW code practice, and CW, digital and phone bulletin transmission schedule. In addition to providing regularly scheduled transmissions on 6…

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Propagation Update de K7RA

Propagation Forecast Bulletin 51¬† ARLP051 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA¬† December 29, 2017 To all radio amateurs: SB PROP ARL ARLP051 ARLP051 Propagation de K7RA There were no zero-sunspot days over the past reporting week, December 21-27. Then on Thursday, December 28 there were no sunspots.¬† So far in 2017 there have been 102 days with no sunspots, or 28%. Average daily sunspot number was 17.4, up from 2.3 the previous seven days. The previous week had such a low average because only one day out of that week…

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DX News – December 28, 2017

From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT December 28, 2017 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD052 ARLD052 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. VIET NAM, 3W. John, KB4FB plans to revisit Da Nang in the first days of January and February and be QRV as 3W9FB each time. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW. SOMALIA, 6O. Operators…

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FT-8: I’m Not Really Feeling The Magic

Partly out of curiosity and partly because my friend Jeff, KE9V, shamed me into it, I setup my Signalink interface, downloaded WSJT-X from https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html, and started operating FT-8, the latest √Ę‚ā¨Ňďshiny object√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě (as the ARRL dubbed it) from the K1JT team. As you probably know, this mode has really caught on with the digital crowd, and the waterfall is chock full of FT-8 signals. Part of the reason for this is that it has some of the characteristics of JT-65, but is not as excruciatingly slow. Over the past couple…

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ETH091 – Christmas Wish List 2017

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are joined by Ian Kahn, KM4IK, as a guest host. We talk about Christmas, or more specifically ideas for a Shout Out to Eric Harrison. Eric sent me an email this past weekend tell me that he passed his Technician Class Test. In his email he wrote, “Thanks for making the podcast. Between it and the No Nonsense study guide, I’m Convinced that’s what made it possible.” Also I want to give a shout out…

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ETH090 – WSPRnet with John Jacobs, W7DBO

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with John Jacobs, W7DBO, from the Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast about WSPRnet and More. Tech Corner – WSPRnet What Is WSPRNet? WSPRnet stands for Weak Signal Progagtion Reporting. It is a system devolped by , who also developed all the JT modes. It allows you to transmit and receive automate signal heard reports from other stations around the world. You can see who is hear your signal and who you…

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