Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane Preparedness

September 20 is the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastating arrival in Puerto Rico. Today, many amateurs there are better prepared for the next storm or other disaster that could disrupt conventional telecommunications. With this in mind, the ARRL Puerto Rico Section is hosting monthly meetings in various cities around the island commonwealth as part of an effort to establish an Amat…

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New Beta Version WSJT-X 2.0 Boasts Major Changes

As promised, the WSJT-X Development Group has announced a new “candidate release,” WSJT-X 2.0 rc1. This beta version of the popular digital mode suite incorporates many new FT8 and MSK144 features that will be of particular interest to the Amateur Radio contesting community. It incorporates all FT8 DXpedition Mode changes already developed in WSJT-X 1.9.1.

“Enhancements to the FT8 decoder ensur…

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Tools for the Amateur Station” is the topic of the current (September 13) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, a…

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AMSAT Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

AMSAT-NA has announced that Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH, and Bruce Paige, KK5DO, have won new 2-year terms on the AMSAT Board of Directors. The First Alternate is Peter Portanova, W2JV. The Second Alternate is Scott Harvey, KA7FVV. Both will serve 1-year terms. The results of the voting, with 698 ballots cast, were: Tom Clark, K3IO, 574; Mark Hammond, N8MH, 507; Bruce Paige, KK5DO, 402,…

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Graham Parry, G7OSR, 29 August 2018

By RSGB General Manager Graham was involved in amateur radio most of his life, enhanced by his time in the RAF, passing his Radio Amateur Exam in the early seventies and obtaining his call sign G7OSR. Graham was a long standing member of the Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Club, serving in many capacities and helping with events. He was […]

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Vic Flowers, G8QM, 15 March 2018

By radcomtecheditor Victor (‘Vic’) Flowers, G8QM, passed away on 15 March 2018. An RSGB Member since the 1930s, he was the longest-serving Member of the RSGB and topped the Old Timers’ Honour Roll in the February 2018 edition of RadCom. He was an “Early Bird”, one of the very first British wireless operators who crossed the Channel […]

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Derek Buckley, G7ORT, 13 September 2018

By radcomtecheditor It is with great sadness I have to advise the death of our long standing committee member Derek Buckley, G70RT, on 13 September 2018. Derek held many posts with the society over the years and will be remembered for his interest in astronomy, his talks and slide shows. Tribute by Norman Gutteridge, G8BHE Hon Secretary, Midland Amateur Radio Society

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Graham Parry, G7OSR, August 2018

By radcomtecheditor Former RSGB National Radio Centre joint coordinator Graham Parry, G7OSR, passed away at the end of August due to a stroke. He had a sincerity and passion for ensuring the NRC was properly managed and was justly proud of his many achievements in life and amateur radio. The RSGB and RCF offer their condolences to his […]

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Harry Coots, G7WJE, 9 August 2018

By radcomtecheditor Harry Coots, G7WJE passed on 9 August 2018 away after a long struggle with illness. He had been licensed since 1993 and active on packet radio BBSs and chat systems for many years. He was secretary of the Barking Radio and Electronics Society for 14 years, until its dissolution in 2012. He leaves a daughter […]

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Arthur Barrett, G2BWW, 6 August 2018

By radcomtecheditor I should like to record the peaceful death of my father, Arthur Barrett G2BWW, on 6 August 2018 aged 96. The original Artificial Aerial licence 2BWW was issued in the late 1930s and initially held by my Grandmother on his behalf, as my Father was under 21 at the time. He served in the RAF during […]

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