News for Scotland – 19 November 2017

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night and tuition session. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933. On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having an operating evening plus discussing feedback from Field Day. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846. On Wednesday Glenrothes and DRC is re-evaluating […]

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All WX Solar Powered Field Station

Hello Operators.
In today’s video I’d like to discuss the concept of a solar-powered field station for amateur radio emergency communications. Those of you who follow the blog, probably already know about this project. For the rest of you, here is a video introduction of a concept I call the All WX Solar-Powered EMCOMM Field Station.

The concept for a rapidly deployable, man-portable field station, came to me after the grid down disaster caused by…

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Radio Amateurs in Colombia, Germany Get New or Expanded Bands

Radio amateurs in Colombia have been granted new allocations at 60, 630, and 2200 meters. The new allocations resulted from the efforts of the Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados (LCRA) — with the support of its “strategic partner” Liga Radio Bogotá (LRB). Access to the new bands will be effective when the Colombian Communications Ministry grants the privileges by administrative act. The new allocations are 135.7-137.8 kHz (2200 meters); 472-479 kHz (630 meters); and 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz (60 meters).

In Germany, radio amateurs

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RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Reset for November 18; More Foxes are on the Way!

The twice-delayed launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket that will transport the AMSAT RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat carrying an Amateur Radio payload and other payloads into orbit now is set for Saturday, November 18, at 0947 UTC. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 mission launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, had to be postponed on November 14, “due to a ra…

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DXpedition to Macao Set for March 2018

A DXpedition to Macao (XX9) is planned for March 9-17, 2018. Team members will include Bom, XX9LT; Leo, PP1CZ; Junior, PR7AB; Claudio, PY2MC; Alex, PY2SEX; Alex, PY2WAS; Miguel, PY3MM; Fernando, PY4BZ; Herminio, PY5HSD; Beto, PY6RT, and Jim, PY7XC.

The call sign to be used has not yet been issued.

The team anticipates operation on 80 through 10 meters, with 160 a possibility as “a non-priority ba…

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Wire Antenna Calculator

Antennas/Antenna Calculators
A javascript online calculator for popular wire antennas, from the standard easy to build flat-top dipole, to the inverted V dipole, but also the Quad Loop, and the equilateral delta loop antenna For the full article,

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SDRplay RSP-1a

SDRplay Limited has today announced the launch of a new Software Defined Radio product – the RSP1A.

The SDR-play RSP1A is a major upgrade to the popular RSP1 and is a powerful wideband full featured 14-bit SDR which covers the RF spectrum from 1 kHz to 2GHz.

Due to its exceptional combination of performance and price, the RSP1 has proved to be a very popular choice as an “entry level” SDR receiver. Since launching the RSP1, we have learned a great deal…

SDRplay RSP-1a For the full article,

Looking for Antenna Installer in NYC

I’m a newly licensed ham in NYC. I’m presently running a (mostly ineffective) 40m ghetto dipole until I can get an antenna up on the roof. Unfortunately, working on the roof is a problem for me as I have balance issues that make that an unsafe proposition. I’d like to find someone I can pay to install an OCF dipole for me. I’d rather that person be a ham or someone experienced with ham installations.

Can someone recommend an installer in the NYC area?

Thanks much.

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