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DBARA Repeaters

K4BO145.330-127.3
K4BV147.150+127.3

Other Volusia County Repeaters

W4WE145.230-103.5
KJ4RYH145.380- 
KI4RF146.655-103.5
W4FPC146.715-123.0
KE8MR146.865- 
K4WDF147.045+ 
W4FPC147.075+123.0
KV4EOC147.240+123.0
KE8MR147.270+ 
WV4ARS147.315+ 
N4ZKF147.375+103.5
Simplex147.555+ 
K4VJ442.875+ 
KE4NZG443.825+ 
KE8MR444.050+ 
KI4RF444.175+103.5
KE8MR444.450+88.5
W4TAM444.850+127.3

The Second Annual Daytona Beach Tailgate Party! — This Saturday Morning!

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SECOND ANNUAL TAILGATE PARTY

SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 2015
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
620 GRANDVIEW AVE,
DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32118

All hams are welcome. Free to buyers and sellers. Only one table per seller permitted. Items must be related to Amateur Radio. Donations for seller space will be welcomed. Coffee and donuts will be available

For more information, visit the club website at www.DBARA.org or contact
Tom Bilello, NW0LF at 386-690-9412. Talk-in is 147.15 repeater (no tone)

 

 


S79OWZ Seychelles AF-024

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Mahé, Seychelles, IOTA AF-024, July 07-18, 2015

I will be staying on Mahé island in July. QTH is at the Northern side of the island with direct access to the sea and clear views to EU, RU and Asia. Equipment will include K3 and a vertical antenna with elevated radials installed on the beach.
A special QSL card will be designed and a photo gallery launched at www.ei6dx.com and www.lana.ie
This is a casual holiday style operation.
All QSLs via RX3RC (bureau or direct).
VY 73!
Stan, EI6DX”

Radio Shack at the Ice Rink now closed.

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2015-03-27 16.54.54

Yup, it's official. Radio Shack at the Ice Rink is now empty. End of an era.

 


W4FPC ANNUAL MINI– FIELD DAY & TAILGATE PARTY

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w4fpcFLORIDA PALM COAST
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W4FPC

ANNUAL MINI– FIELD DAY & TAILGATE PARTY

SATURDAY APRIL 25TH, 2015
8::00 AM TO 3:00 PM
WOODY’S BARBEQUE RESTAURANT
EAST SIDE OF BUILDING IN PARKING LOT
IN THE WINN-DIXIE SHOPPING PLAZA
STATE ROAD 100 & OLD KINGS ROAD
ALL ARE WELCOME!

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE CLUB WEBSITE www.W4FPC.ORG. OR CONTACT W2MEL, MEL LEVINSON 707-365-0568
TALK IN FREQUENCY CLUB REPEATER 147.075 +600 TONE 123


ARRL Centennial Points Challenge, W1AW WAS Awards Application Window Open

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The window to apply for ARRL Centennial Points Challenge and W1AW Worked All States awards is now open! The ARRL Centennial operating events were hugely successful, with participation way beyond anyone’s expectations.

“This was the biggest on-the-air operation in the history of Amateur Radio,” ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B, said. More than 5.5 million Centennial event contacts were recorded in Logbook of The World (LoTW) during 2014. That number includes contacts with W1AW portable operations as well as those with individual ARRL members and Field Organization volunteers. W100AW completed about 70,000 contacts.

For most applicants, the process will be simple and largely automated, explained Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, Assistant Manager, Field Services and Radiosport Department.

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The Second Annual Daytona Beach Tailgate Party! — This Saturday Morning!

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SECOND ANNUAL TAILGATE PARTY

SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 2015
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
620 GRANDVIEW AVE,
DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32118

All hams are welcome. Free to buyers and sellers. Only one table per seller permitted. Items must be related to Amateur Radio. Donations for seller space will be welcomed. Coffee and donuts will be available

For more information, visit the club website at www.DBARA.org or contact
Tom Bilello, NW0LF at 386-690-9412. Talk-in is 147.15 repeater (no tone)

 

 


60 years of Amateur Radio

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By GERCINE CARTER

AMATEUR RADIO OPERATION may be a “grand and glorious hobby” as one operator described it, but the passion ham radio operators in the Amateur Radio Society of Barbados(ARSB) have for the pastime makes it look like serious business .

When the group assembles at its clubhouse in Oxnard’s tonight to celebrate the Society’s60th anniversary with light-hearted chat over dinner, there will undoubtedly be many a reflection on how this group has connected Barbados with the rest of the world in good
times and bad.

As a former president Ronald Armstrong explained, “We have a wide reach, so we extend our hobby to help with disasters. We also help sometimes with special events but we are there really to help specially with disasters and we have done that over the years.”

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New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity

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“A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology—full-duplex radiointegrated circuits (ICs)—that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio. Up to now, this has been thought to be impossible: transmitters and receivers either work at different times or at the same time but at different frequencies. The Columbia team, led by Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Harish Krishnaswamy, is the first to demonstrate an IC that can accomplish this. The researchers presented their work at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco on February 25

“This is a game-changer,” says Krishnaswamy, director of the Columbia high-Speed and Mm-wave IC (CoSMIC) Lab. “By leveraging our new technology, networks can effectively double the frequency spectrum resources available for devices like smartphones and tablets.”

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Can I still use oxidized coax cable ? by DH1TW

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Can I still use oxidized coax cable?

This question bugged me after trying to exchange the connectors of a 25m long Aircell7 coax cable. During preparation I discovered a black inner conductor. I seems water entered the cable. Do I have to throw it away? Read more to discover a probably unexpected answer!

Water in the Cable

It’s the nightmare of all hams – water inside the coax cable. Over years, I heard over and over that once water has entered the cable, it becomes useless and has to be thrown away. From my times at university I remembered that due to the Skin Effect, RF energy tends to flow on the skin, rather than the inner core of the conductor. Since copper oxide conducts much worse than copper, theory seems to confirm the country saying.

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8Q7NT Maldives AS-013

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Ben DL1RNT DXpedition
Embudu Island
South Male Atoll
Maldives

5.03.15 to 02.04.2015.
Rig is holiday style – IC7100 with 100w / some vertical ant for 40m to 10m

Mostly QRV  in CW, some RTTY and PSK


National Hurricane Conference Will Include Amateur Radio Sessions

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Amateur Radio will again be represented at the 2015 National Hurricane Conference, March 30-April 2 in Austin, Texas. The conference theme is improving hurricane preparedness. All Amateur Radio sessions are free and will take place Tuesday, March 31.

The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricanepreparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the US and in the tropical islands of the Caribbean and the Pacific. The conference also serves as a national forum for federal, state, and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend newpolicies to improve emergency management.

There will be two Amateur Radio-oriented sessions. In the first, from 1:30 until 3:10 PM, National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb will discuss the importance of Amateur Radio weather spotter surface reports during severe weather events, Rob Macedo, KD1CY, will explain WX4NHC operations at the National Hurricane Center on behalf of the WX4NHC team, and Bob Robichaud, VE1MBR, will talk about Canadian Hurricane Centre operations. Macedo is Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net and ARRL ARES Eastern Massachusetts Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator.

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DX0P Pagasa Island AS-051

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DXpedition Team

14 – 20 April 2015 as DX0P.

DU1BP, DU2BOQ, DU7RJA, DV1JM,  K6BF, K6BG, WA6LOS, WE6DX, WJ1P, WW6CP

Team Leader:  WA6LOS
RIGS: Elecraft (3) K3-100, (1) KX3 ORP radio
POWER AMPLIFIERS: Elecraft KPA-500
ANTENNAS: N6BT 160m-80m, N6BT Bravo co-phased 2 element Bravo, N6BT EVA-220 two element asymetric 2 element yagi. StepIR CrankIR for QRP. A3S Yagi 10m-20m
BANDS: 160m-10m, may include WARC bands
MODES: SSB, CW, RTTY, JT-65
QSL VIA: Leo Alamazan WA6LOS
Facebook Page : Link


BARTG HF RTTY Contest 2015

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BARTG HF RTTY

This contest will take place 0200z Saturday 21st March 2015 until 0200z Monday 23rd March 2015.

A list of logs received for this contest is here:
http://bartg.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfposted.pl?Contest=BARTG%20HF%20Contest&year=2015

All logs MUST be received no later than 7 days after the contest. Please see the latest rules here for full details.

We require logs to be submitted in Cabrillo format, and a sample structure can be viewed here

Results

The results of the 2013 HF contest can be viewed here: 2013

Remember to check if you are in the 2015 Experts category here!

http://qrznow.com/bartg-hf-rtty-contest-2015/


New release Ham Radio Deluxe Version 6.2.9.353 now available !

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http://qrznow.com/new-release-ham-radio-deluxe-version-6-2-9-353-now-available/


Solar Storm Affects Amateur Radio Communication : Ham Nation 188

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Dr. Skov explains the effects of a recent solar storm – the largest since 2003 that disrupted amateur radio communications.

https://youtu.be/nOvg87eGC-s


Great Skywarn Training!

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2015-03-16 19.31.08

We were joined by Scott Spratt of the Melbourne National Weather Service and Skywarn group and a good show of members and visitors.

If you missed out, Scott will be in Edgewater in June, weather permitting.


Radio Amateurs Invited to Listen for Lambda-Sat

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Lambda-Sat — the first Greek CubeSat — was released from the International Space Station on March 4, following its launch last summer, and its developers have invited radio amateurs around the world to listen for the Lamda-Sat signal and file reports.

“You can help us to track and get the data from the Lambda-Sat while [it is] flying above areas not covered by our ground stations,” the Lambda-Sat team said. The 1U CubeSat transmits AX.25-protocol UI packets at 1200 bps AFSK on 437.462 MHz. The 1 W transmitter identifies as KK6DFZ.

Lambda-Sat was constructed entirely by young volunteers from Greece, who traveled to Silicon Valley to participate in this project. Members of the Lambda-Sat team contributed to the construction of the satellite system through their knowledge in robotics, electronics, software development, and telecommunications.

“I want to motivate the youth in Greece to continue to dream,” said the project’s initiator, Periklis Papadopoulos, an aerospace engineering professor at San Jose State University. “My goal is to demonstrate the capabilities of young people in Greece.”

Lambda-Sat carries an experiment that measures the radiation effects on graphene in a low-Earth orbit environment. It also carries an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for tracking all vessels within its footprint around the globe, employing an Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem and making use of the Iridium constellation.

An article on the Lambda-Sat project by Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) Secretary Nestor Jacovides, 5B4AHZ, has been posted on the CARS website.


Website updates

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Finally got some time to work on the website, mostly out of necessity. Logos have returned. There is now a special design for Phones and Tablets.  On phones, click the title bar for the menu, or the logo to go back to news. on tablets, a long click will proceed, a short one will either expand the submenu, or go to the item in question. The Board Meeting Minutes section has been fixed, and is now showing. working on the regular meeting minutes now. The expiration system that has been removing pages has been fixed, and I am reestablishing lost content. If I have missed anything, please let me know. -- AJ4MQ


Repeater Maintenance

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We are going to try again this weekend to work on the repeater.

The repeater will be down on Saturday from 9am to 2pm roughly...


West Volusia Amateur Radio Society Semi-Annual Hamfest.

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April 25, 2014 Saturday (9-12 AM)

Location: South East corner of Lowes parking lot, DeLand, Fl. US 92 (International Speedway)

All are invited to participate.

Tailgates welcomed. $10.

Note: this is a new location from prior years.

 

Contact: Dave N4GMU n4gmu@bellsouth.net or Guy N4DEL johnsonguysharon@bellsouth.net    for additional info.


New Website Design

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Due to  the issues of browsing the website using mobile devices, the website theme has changed.

On cell phones, you will get a title block with image (if the article has one) that clicks to the full article. the header clicks to the complete menu system (site map), and the logo clicks back to the home page (news). Calendars are accessible through the menu system.

For tablets, a long click is required to browse to links with child menus. otherwise, the menu will fold out. previously, it was impossible to view submenus.

 


World’s first fully digital radio transmitter built purely from microprocessor technology

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For the first time in history, a prototype radio has been created that is claimed to be completely digital, generating high-frequency radio waves purely through the use of integrated circuits and a set of patented algorithms without using conventional analogradio circuits in any way whatsoever. This breakthrough technology promises to vastly improve the wireless communications capabilities of everything from 5G mobile technology to the multitude devices aimed at supporting the Internet of Things (IoT).

The significance of this new technology cannot be overstated: Every aspect of radiofrequency generation is said to be created using a string of digital bits, and nothing else. There are no analog circuits, no filters, no chokes, none of the traditional circuitry and components expected in a radio transmitter. Consisting of a mere handful of components, including a couple of integrated circuits, an antenna, and not much else, the transmitter – dubbed Pizzicato – promises to change the face of wireless transmission.

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VOA Radiogram, 7-8 March 2015, experiments with RSID and Flmsg

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VOA Radiogram for the weekend of 7-8 March will be for experimenters.

The first experiment involves the RSID, which instructs your software to switch to the correct mode and center audio frequency.

In the path few months, several listeners have noticed the RxID moves Fldigi to the wrong audio frequency, usually around 1140 kHz. I think it has something to do with the “halo” that sometimes surrounds the MFSK32 trace  …

The first news item on VOA Radiogram will include five MFSK32 RSIDs (1 to 1 1/2 minutes apart) so that we can troubleshoot this problem.

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress

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“The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015” — H.R.1301 — has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The measure would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions. US Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the bill March 4 with 12 original co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle — seven Republicans and five Democrats. Kinzinger also sponsored “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014, which died at the end of the 113th Congress. H.R. 1301 is an essentially identical piece of legislation.

“The introduction of H.R. 1301 with so many original co-sponsors, so early in this session of Congress, is very encouraging,” said ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN. “Several additional members of Congress already have agreed to be co-sponsors. This bill has momentum, but introduction is only the first step. Many of the next steps will be taken as ARRL members contact their US Representatives urging co-sponsorship and thanking them as they sign on to the bill.”

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North Dakota Radio Amateur Marks 80th Anniversary as ARRL Member

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A North Dakota radio amateur — Alex Muggli, W0ZTL — was recently honored on the 80th anniversary of his ARRL membership, a very rare milestone. At the recent Bismarck Hamfest, Muggli, who still lives in his home town of Glen Ullin, was presented with an 80-year membership plaque and a framed commemorative cover of QST from 1935, the year Muggli joined the ARRL.

“Alex has been a ham since he was 17, and now is 97 years old,” said ARRL Dakota Division Vice Director Kent Olson, KA0LDG, who joined North Dakota Section Manager Lynn Nelson, W0ND, in honoring Muggli. “His wife had him quit climbing his tower a couple of years ago, but he seems like he could still do it today.”

Nelson said the presentation was a surprise to Alex and his wife, Alice. Their son Dave, N0JLY, and his wife Karen were on hand for the recognition.

Born in 1917, Muggli got interested in radio as a youngster and built a cat’s whisker “crystal set” as his first radio. He learned Morse code in the Boy Scouts — he became an Eagle Scout — and was first licensed as W9ZTL in 1937, a couple of years after he joined the League. He subsequently became W0ZTL, when the FCC reshuffled US call districts. Muggli served in the US Navy during World War II and was a radio and radar instructor. He later worked in his family’s business, managing a grain elevator until he retired.

Muggli remains active on the daily ARRL North Dakota traffic nets and still drives a car. “Many old hams and even the new ones remember Alex on 160 meters,” said Nelson. “He is always active on 160 meters in the winter months and sends out many QSLs. Although Alex is pretty reserved, he is in good health, has lots of stories to tell, and is a special person to visit with at hamfests or on the air,” he added.


US Amateur Radio Numbers Reach an All-Time High

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Amateur Radio growth in the US continues to soar. At the end of 2014, the total number of radio amateurs in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database reached an all-time high of 726,275. The trend has continued in the first 2 months of 2015, which saw the ham population rise to slightly more than 727,000. The figures exclude expired licenses that are within the 2-year grace period, and club station licenses. Outside of a little dithering last fall, growth in the Amateur Radio Service in 2014 was steady, according to figures compiled by Joe Speroni, AH0A, on his FCC Amateur Radio Statistics web pages. Over the past decade the number of Amateur Radio licenses in the ULS database grew by some 8.1 percent. But 2014 also was a banner year for the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC).

“For the first time in the ARRL VEC program’s history, we have conducted more than 7000 Amateur Radio exam sessions in a year, an important milestone,” said ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM. “A total of 7216 ARRL-sponsored exam sessions were administered in 2014, compared to 6823 in 2013.”

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10-Year-Old Mount Pleasant Boy Fights To Keep Ham Radio Tower

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Video:

http://qrznow.com/10-year-old-mount-pleasant-boy-fights-keep-ham-radio-tower/

 

 

 

 


ARRL – the National Association for Amateur Radio‎2015 ARRL Field Day

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Rule 7.3.10 says that Field Day groups can earn an additional 100 points for an "educational activity." What has your Field Day group done in the past to earn this bonus?