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News for Saturday 24 July
Foundations of Amateur Radio How are contests scored?
The essential purpose of an amateur radio contest is to get on air and make noise. Each contest has a set of rules on how they intend to achieve this. An integral part of the rules is the idea that you establish a contact, a QSO, with another station and exchange some predefined information. Likely the callsign, a signal report and often something else, a serial number, the age of the operator, a maidenhead locator or the CQ or ITU zone. I’ll race past the discussion around sending 5 and 9 as a standard signal report and move right along
DATV repeater, VK3RTV now on the air WIA News report that Amateur Radio Victoria’s DATV Repeater, VK3RTV commenced high definition television transmissions on Thursday 15th July with a two channel multi-plexed downlink using the DVB-T2 protocol
DXCC Country/Entity Report According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 17th July, through Saturday, 24th July there were 201 countries active
Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers more than doubled from 21.3 last week to 48.9 during this reporting week, July 15-21. Average daily solar flux jumped from 72.9 to 81.3
Southgate Vibes Podcast #79 Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes.
There’s two new episodes every week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode
Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.
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