New RSGB Examination Standards Manager

Nigel Barker, M0HZR was recently appointed the new RSGB Examination Standards Manager. His interest in radio was sparked when, early on in his career, he spent two years working in an electronics workshop. Over the years he has always held technical roles, and is currently responsible for the server infrastructure of a major UK qualifications […] Read the Original Article http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/rsgb-notices/2018/07/21/new-rsgb-examination-standards-manager/

Foundations of Amateur Radio #163

If you’ve been part of the amateur community for a while and have heard me talk on matters of contesting, you’ll know that I’m an avid contester and that for me, it’s better than sliced bread. Of course, I’m me and you’re not
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/july/foundations-of-amateur-radio-163.htm

Spiders and space weather

Did you know that spiders can fly? New research shows that arachnids can launch themselves into the air using electric fields as a form of propulsion
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/july/spiders-and-space-weather.htm

France to slash public broadcasting budgets by €190m

The French government said Thursday that it would demand 190 million euros of spending cuts
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/july/france-to-slash-public-broadcasting-budgets-by-190m.htm

Essex Heights Primary School ISS contact

Former WIA Director Robert Broomhead VK3DN reports on the contact between the ISS and students at the Essex Heights Primary School in Melbourne
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/july/essex-heights-primary-school-iss-contact.htm

Mayotte DXpedition

Members of the Czech DXpedition team (CDXP) will be active as TO6OK from Mayotte (AF-027) between September 20th and October 6th
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/july/mayotte-dxpedition.htm

Norfolk Island operation

Operators Takao JO7GVC and Hirokazu JK7LXU will be active as VK9/homecall from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between October 9-14th
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/july/norfolk-island-operation.htm

TX5T Raivavae Island. From DXNews.com

Radio Amateurs Members of CanAm DX Group will be active as TX5T from Raivavae Island, IOTA OC – 114, 15 – 25 August 2018, as TX5T.
For the full article https://dxnews.com/tx5t/

TF/VE3DZ Iceland. From DXNews.com

Yuri, VE3DZ will be active as TF/VE3DZ from Iceland, IOTA EU – 021, 19 – 25 July 2018.
For the full article https://dxnews.com/tfve3dz/

3XY5M Guinea. From DXNews.com

Michael, PA5M will be active from Guinea next two month as 3XY5M.
For the full article https://dxnews.com/3xy5m-guinea/

LHS Episode #223: HippoPOTAmus

Welcome to Episode 223 of Linux in the Ham Shack. We’re excited about Hamvention 2018 in just 24 short days. Please note that we will not be recording on Monday, April 30th. We will be recording with a special guest on Thursday, May 3rd. In this episode, we talk about getting some exercise and playing ham radio on islands, mountaintops and more. We also discuss MumbleRF, Code.gov, ham radio and wi-fi, ffmpeg, changes at Ubuntu, IRLP and much more. Thank you for listening and please donate to our Hamvention 2018 fund if you’re able. See you in Xenia!

73 de The LHS Crew

For the full article http://lhspodcast.info/2018/04/lhs-episode-223-hippopotamus/

HRN 389: The ZED (and a Dayton Update), Live from Orlando

Sunday morning was the ‘drop-by’ time for HamRadioNow, apparently. Gary looked up from the laptop where he was working on the HRN website to see QRZ.com founder Fred Lloyd AA7BQ standing there. So of course, let’s do a show!

We just got started when the Dayton Hamvention’s media guy Michael Kalter W8CI waked by. Both Michael and Fred were time-limited (so, OK, wrong show, guys), but they generously gave us what they could, and probably a little more. Thanks!

RADIO RATING: A.

For the full article http://hamradionow.libsyn.com/hrn-389-the-zed-and-a-dayton-update-live-from-orlando

More ARRL Contest Award Certificates Now Available for Download

The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that more contest award certificates are now available for download from the ARRL website in PDF and JPEG formats. Just enter the call sign used.

ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, said downloadable certificates now are available for these additional events: the 2017 ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, the 2017 November Sweepstakes, the 2017 ARRL 10 Mete…

Read the Original Article http://www.arrl.org/news/view/more-arrl-contest-award-certificates-now-available-for-download

New Examination Standards Manager

Nigel Barker, M0HZR was recently appointed the new RSGB Examination Standards Manager. His interest in radio was sparked when, early on in his career, he spent two years working in an electronics workshop. Over the years he has always held technical roles, and is currently responsible for the server infrastructure of a major UK qualifications […] Read the Original Article http://rsgb.org/main/blog/front-page-news/2018/07/20/new-exam-standards-manager/