International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day is April 26

“Girls Can Do ICT!” is the theme of International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) Day on April 26. An initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Girls in ICT Day aims to “create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT field,” the ITU said. International Girls in…

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Space Station Commemorative Slow-Scan TV Transmissions Prove Extremely Popular

Thousands of slow-scan television (SSTV) enthusiasts around the globe enthusiastically tracked the International Space Station (ISS) to download commemorative SSTV images transmitted as part of the ARISS-Russia Cosmonautics Day (International Day of Human Space Flight) celebration on April 11 – 15. Another ARISS-Russia SSTV event is planned for May. As of mid-week, upward of 9,000 images relating to the 40th anniversary of the Interkosmos Project period of the Soviet space program were posted for viewing. The SSTV images, stored on a computer in the ISS Russian segment, were transmitted by RS0ISS on 145.800 MHz using PD-120 SSTV protocol, using a Kenwood TM-D710E transceiver.

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Virginia Radio Amateur Completes Contacts on All 29 Ham Bands

Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, in Virginia, saved the lowest band for last. On April 11, he completed a CW contact on the new 2200-meter band with K3MF in Pennsylvania, wrapping up a sweep of completed contacts on all 29 Amateur Radio bands. Justin is a bit of an old school guy — he worked K3MF on CW, and now he’s awaiting a QSL card. A paper QSL card.

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2018 State of the Hobby Survey Results

I had almost 3,000 responses – which was fantastic! I wanted to extend a huge thank you for everyone here on QRZ who took the time to participate. It was by far the best source of traffic into the survey. If you missed the chance to participate, check back next year.

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ARRL Executive Committee to Meet on April 21

The ARRL Board of Directors’ Executive Committee (EC) will meet on Friday, April 21, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will chair the session.

In addition to reports from the President and the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear from General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, who will address FCC and regulatory issues. The EC wi…

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FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Stepping Down

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is leaving the Commission. She announced at the FCC’s April 17 meeting that it would be her last as a commissioner. She plans to leave before the Commission’s next scheduled meeting on May 10. Following her 2013 appointment by President Barack Obama, Clyburn served as acting FCC chair, the first woman to head the agency. A Democrat, she is currently serving a sec…

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Dayton Hamvention® 2018: Icom in the Community

Icom America will once again be at the largest amateur radio gathering of the year. The Dayton Hamvention® will be back at the Greene County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. It proved to be an excellent venue in its first year of operation in 2017 and the Dayton Amateur Radio Club (DARC) has still further improvements planned for May 18 to 20, 2018 — and so do we
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Hamvention 2018

AMRO Weekend

Hi everyone I’m Nic VK7BEE and I’d just like to let you know that the weekend of April 28th/29th will see our military radio enthusiasts hosting the inaugural Australian Military Radio Operators Weekend
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Antenna in the Trees

I am a new General with a new rig. I live in the woods and back up to State Park land. the land is extremely rocky and rugged on the foothill of a small mountain.

Currently, I am running a Chameleon EMCOMM II dipole with ok results.

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