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Amateur Radio Daily is an aggregate of notable news happening in the world of Ham Radio.
September 13, 2023The Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications (DLARC) has now added over 90,000 items to its collection of amateur radio related resources. The free online library is hosted by the Internet Archive.
Those interested in amateur radio and shortwave listening will find resources including magazines, club newsletters, podcasts, radio manuals, and early ham radio related Usenet conversations.
Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications is funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) to create a free digital library for the radio community, researchers, educators, and students. DLARC invites radio clubs and individuals to submit material in any format. If you have questions about the project or material to contribute, contact:
Kay Savetz, K6KJN
Program Manager, Special Collections
Source: DLARC open_in_new
September 10, 2023The 2023 Route 66 special event is currently taking place through September 23rd. The event is hosted across multiple cities along the original U.S. highway 66 by 20 amateur radio clubs each with a special callsign. QSL cards and certificates are available. The event is managed by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club.
Source: W6JBT open_in_new
September 8, 2023The most recent episode of Ham Radio Workbench discusses the open source and decentralized social media platform, Mastodon. (Mastodon discussion starts around 1 hour, 33 minutes in.) Guest Christopher, M0YNG, is the administrator for mastodon.radio, one of the most popular servers focused on ham radio.
Mastodon is best described as a Twitter (X) replacement with the advantages of being community supported and ad-free. mastodon.radio, mastodon.hams.social, and radiosocial.de are all ham radio focused, and make up a community of 1,000+ hams.
Source: Ham Radio Workbench open_in_new
September 8, 2023The 2023 AMSAT South Africa (SA) Space Symposium will be held online on September 23rd.
[The Symposium] will be a virtual event opening participation to people anywhere in the world. The aim of the AMSAT SA Space symposium is to take amateur radio into space, encourage more amateur satellite operation, development, and research.
More information, including registration links, can be found at the AMSAT SA website.
Source: AMSAT open_in_new
September 6, 2023Hams with hotspots connected to the Brandmeister DMR network should plan on updating their API keys in order to maintain connectivity to the Brandmeister network. For data security purposes, Brandmeister has invalidated user API keys which are used to connect applications and devices such as hotspots to the Brandmeister network. Users are asked to regenerate their keys by following the instructions provided: https://news.brandmeister.network/introducing-user-api-keys/
Source: Brandmesiter open_in_new
September 5, 2023Based on interviews conducted by KB6NU, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) appears to be dropping support for amateur radio related organizations that produce content similar to content produced by ARRL. Two high-profile groups have been told by ARRL officials that they will no longer be promoted by the league as a result of the “competition” that these groups are creating with the ARRL Learning Center.
This is a developing story. It’s not yet clear if these are isolated incidents or a broader strong-arm strategy by ARRL to minimize competition with amateur radio related content producers.
Updated 9/6 to adjust tone and better reflect information from other reports.
Source: KB6NU open_in_new
September 3, 2023
On Monday, September 11, as part of the 2023 Handiham Radio Camp, we will be conducting a… special event QSO party to honor the 56th Anniversary of the Courage Kenny Handiham Program. Our goal is to work as many stations as possible throughout the United States and beyond. We will operate on both SSB and CW on 10, 15, 20, and 40 meters as conditions and our antennas allow from 11 AM – 4 PM Central daylight time (16:00 – 21:00 UTC). We will be using both W0ZSW and W0EQO, two call signs with a rich history in the Handiham Program.
The Courage Kenny Handiham Program helps people with disabilities earn their amateur radio license and get on the air. The goal is to assist in all aspects of life while promoting STEM related activities.
Since 1967, the Handiham mission has been “To empower people with disabilities to reach their full potential in every aspect of life.”
Source: Handiham Program open_in_new
September 1, 2023ZS1ML writes in to share Learn Minds, a repository of in-depth ham radio related articles and unbiased reviews. Articles focus on antenna construction projects, working with software defined radios, and a hefty set of MFJ product reviews.
See more at Learn Minds.
Source: Learn Minds open_in_new
Our biggest issue to date, read in over 145 countries, we bring you 132 pages of Amateur Radio news from the Southwest corner of Canada and elsewhere. With less fluff and ads than other Amateur Radio publications, you will find Amateur Radio related articles, projects, profiles, news, tips and how-to’s for all levels of the hobby. This issue is of particular interest to POTA, SOTA and WSPR enthusiasts with several related articles and a quick and inexpensive antenna build project that is sure to pull in HF stations. You can view or download it as a .PDF file at: https://tinyurl.com/SARC23Sep-Oct.
Source: SARC open_in_new
August 29, 2023
[DK1MI has] set up a new website that collects all RSS feeds of amateur radio blogs and then displays them centrally. You can find it at the following URL: https://blogs.radio
If… great feeds are missing or you want to share something else, please contact [DK1MI].
DK1MI aims to promote the ham radio hobby by elevating lesser known websites and create a central location to find the latest news about amateur radio. An OPML file of all RSS feeds is available.
Source: blogs.radio open_in_new