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AztechSat-1 CubeSat to Demonstrate Intra-Satellite Communication

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The AztechSat-1 CubeSat, which traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) last weekend on the 19th Space-X Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-19) mission for NASA, will listen for emergency messages in the 439 MHz range and retransmit them for amateur radio operators to copy on the 437.300 MHz downlink using the Winlink protocol, once the CubeSat has been placed into orbit. The satellite ...

Bar Code Lead Developer George Laurer, K4HZE, SK

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The lead developer of the bar code system that became the now-ubiquitous Universal Product Code (UPC), George Laurer, K4HZE, of Wendell, North Carolina, died on December 5. He was 94. While an electrical engineer with IBM in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park in the early 1970s, Laurer led the effort to develop the bar code system. The UPC, composed of 30 unique black bars and a 12-digit n...

European Space Agency Issues Challenge to Radio Amateurs

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is challenging radio amateurs (or anyone with appropriate receiving equipment) to hear the first signals from ESA’s OPS-SAT space software laboratory. The spacecraft is set to launch on December 17 into a low-Earth orbit from French Guiana. Once in orbit, the satellite will deploy solar panels and a UHF antenna and begin transmitting.

OPS-SAT will begin transmitt...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

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Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

Collegiate QSO Party 2018 and 2019 Plaque Recipients Announced

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The ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative has announced plaque winners from the 2018 and 2019 rounds of the Collegiate QSO Party. They are:

K4FAU Florida Atlantic University Amateur Radio Club, 2018 First Place, High Power; W0QQQ Amateur Radio Club at Kansas State University, 2018 Second Place, High Power; W0YQ University of Colorado Boulder Amateur Radio Club, 2018 First Place, Low Power; W...

The K7RA Solar Update

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Spaceweather.com reports that Wednesday, December 11 was the 28th consecutive day with zero sunspots. To date in 2019, 77% of days had no sunspots. Compare this to the previous solar minimum, when 2008 had zero sunspots on 73% of days and 2009 the number of spotless days stood at 71%.

Average daily solar flux this week (December 5-11) was 70.7, up marginally from the previous week when average f...

Year-Long German Special Event to Honor Beethoven

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German special event station DL250BTHVN will be active between December 16, 2019, and December 17, 2020, to honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of famed composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The Beethoven anniversary year will take place under the auspices of Germany’s Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Beethoven was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany, and lived there for the first 22...

Oggi primo DX della Storia!

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12 DICEMBRE 1901: MARCONI INVIA PRIMO SEGNALE RADIO TRANSOCEANICO – L’invenzione della radio è tra quelle che hanno cambiato la storia dell’umanità.

Marconi realizza la prima radio funzionante alla fine del 1895 e negli anni successivi compie numerose dimostrazioni in pubblico della sua creatura. Una tra le più clamorose è certamente quella del 12 dicembre del 1901, quando invia un segnale da una sponda all’altra dell’Oceano Atlantico. Poco più di un mese prima, infatti, l’inventore aveva istallato un trasmettitore in Cornovaglia, nella zona di Poldhu, ed era poi partito alla volta di St.John’s, sull’isola di Terranova. Ed è proprio dal Canada che Marconi trasmette all’antenna installata in Inghilterra i tre punti che nel codice Morse indicano la lettera S.

NOAA/NASA Panel Concurs that Solar Cycle 25 will Peak in July 2025

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The NOAA/NASA-co-chaired international Solar Cycle Prediction Panel has released its latest forecast for to forecast Solar Cycle 25. The panel’s consensus calls for a peak in July 2025 (±8 months), with a smoothed sunspot number of 115. The panel agreed that Cycle 25 will be of average intensity and similar to Cycle 24. The panel additionally concurred that the solar minimum between Cycles 24 a...

Amateur Radio News from Antarctica

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In Antarctica, Chris Cianflone, W2RTO, is on the air from KC4USV at McMurdo Station, mostly operating FT8 on 14.075 MHz. The station has a tribander for 20, 15, and 10 meters and a Kenwood TS-480 feeding a 500 W amplifier, which, he said “sounds like it’s on its last legs.” Given the 24 hours of daylight this time of year and the challenging terrain, the lower bands are unusable in Antarctica, ...

SAQ, Sweden’s Alexanderson Alternator, Announces Scheduled Christmas Eve Transmission

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SAQ, the call sign of the 1920s vintage Alexanderson transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, is set to be on the air for its annual Christmas Eve transmission. SAQ transmits CW with up to 200 kW on 17.2 kHz. Tune-up is scheduled to begin at around 0730 UTC, with the holiday message transmitted on December 24 at 0800 UTC. SAQ will livestream the event. SAQ has introduced a new reception report form for...

2020 Dayton Hamvention Theme will be “Amateur Radio, The Future”

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The theme for the 2020 Dayton Hamvention® will be “Amateur Radio, The Future.” Hamvention General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, invited Hamvention attendees to celebrate amateur radio’s past, present, and future.

“As amateur radio operators, we enjoy many modes of operating,” Gerbs said. “We also enjoy challenges such as satellite communications, moonbounce, meteor scatter, and more. What truly exci...

Melissa Pore, KM4CZN, is 2020 Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award Recipient

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Melissa Pore, KM4CZN, of Vienna, Virginia, is the 2020 recipient of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award, Orlando HamCation has announced. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in educating and advancing youth in amateur radio, was first awarded last year to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in honor of her work teaching students about ham radio. Pore is an Amateur Radi...

L'Editoriale di Dicembre

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Decisioni che non si prendono a cuor leggero
Il Consiglio Direttivo Nazionale


Era il 17 ottobre 2003 quando il Consiglio Direttivo dell’ARI composto da Alberti (I1ANP), Ambrosi (I2MQP), Manenti (IS0RUH), Marino (IT9ZGY), Ortona (I1BYH), Sabbadini (I2SG), Sanna (I0SNY) e Simoncini (IV3FSG) deliberava di portare la quota sociale a 72,00 euro. Nel frattempo molti di quei Consiglieri sono mancati, gli altri non si interessano più alla vita associativa e l’ARI ha avuto sei diversi Presidenti. L’Associazione ha dovuto traslocare di Sede e dei dipendenti che allora lavoravano in Segreteria Generale è rimasta solo un’impiegata. Nel 2004 spedire una lettera prioritaria costava 0,60 euro, oggi 2,80 euro; un litro di benzina 1,047 euro e oggi 1,579 euro.

Sono trascorsi sedici anni senza che venisse aumentata la quota associativa, anche se il coefficiente di rivalutazione ISTAT per il periodo 2003-19 è 24%. Questo “miracolo” è stato reso possibile solo grazie a rigidi contenimenti dei costi e, negli ultimi anni, ricorrendo agli accantonamenti.

 

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

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Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

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