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Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is Now Tropical Storm Fred

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The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has upped its alert level slightly as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued some weather advisories and continues tracking Tropical Storm Fred, identified until late Tuesday as Potential Tropical Cyclone Six. The NHC said the storm’s center is just south of the eastern Dominican Republic, heading west-northwest at 16 MPH. With maximum sustained winds at 45...

Bouvet Island DXpeditions Are in Planning Stages for 2021, 2022, and 2023

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Parallel planning is under way by three entities for DXpeditions to Bouvet Island in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The remote volcanic, glacial sub-Antarctic island in the South Atlantic is the second-most-wanted DXCC entity, according to Club Log. In June, the Intrepid-DX Group canceled its 3Y0J DXpedition, planned for 2023, after the RV Bravehart was put up for sale. Not long after, the Intrepid-DX G...

ARRL Now Provides Free RF Exposure Calculator

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The FCC has adopted guidelines and procedures for evaluating environmental effects of RF emissions. Under the new FCC rules, some amateurs need to perform routine station evaluations to ensure that their stations comply with the RF exposure rules. This can be as simple as running an online calculator to determine the minimum safe distance between any part of your antenna and areas where people ...

Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Volunteer Registration Extended

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Amateur radio volunteer registration for the annual Boston Marathon has again been extended until Friday, August 6, at 5 PM EDT. This year will mark the 125th anniversary of the Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) Amateur Radio Communications Committee oversees marathon volunteers. New volunteers should visit the Volunteer Registration Page and follow the instructions. Return...

Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, is Amateur Radio Newsline 2021 Young Ham of the Year

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Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, of Palm Coast, Florida, has been selected as the 2021 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year. Faith Hannah comes from an all-ham family. She is the daughter of James Lea, WX4TV, and Michelle Lea, N8ZQZ. Her brother and two sisters are also hams. She credited her parents with being the biggest influences in her entry into amateur radio...

Bouvet Island DXpedition Negotiating with New Charter Vessel, Planning Begins Anew

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The Intrepid-DX Group’s plans for a 2023 DXpedition to Bouvet Island are back on the front burner. In a brief announcement to the “global DX community,” DXpedition co-leader Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said a new charter vessel contract is in the offing. The 3Y0J DXpedition has refunded all donations to its earlier announced plan, advanced before losing its contract with the charter vessel Braveheart, a...

Just Released: More Arduino for Ham Radio

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The new book More Arduino for Ham Radio by popular author and experimenter Glen Popiel, KW5GP, builds on the success of his two previous titles, Arduino for Ham Radio and More Arduino Projects for Ham Radio.

More Arduino for Ham Radio introduces many of the new Arduino boards and add-on modules, followed by an overview of the software, tools, and techniques needed to bring projects to life. Thes...

Family of Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM (SK), Receives Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, Memorial Award

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Relatives of former IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM (SK), received the Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, Memorial Award on his behalf on July 17. Making the presentation was current IARU Region 2 president Ramón Santoyo, XE1KK.

The award is granted by the IARU Administrative Committee as the highest distinction at the world level to acknowledge decades of service to IARU and to amateur rad...

IARU R3 Conference 2021

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HS18IARU is a special event callsign for the 18th IARU Region 3 Conference being held in Bangkok between September 20-23, 2021. There is a lot of excitement surrounding the opportunity to be holding this innovative virtual conference for the first time. Listen out for HS18IARU. We will be active to September 30. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. QSL will automatically be sent to all via the bureau. 

HS18IARU Operators: HS1FVL HS1JZT HS2KWO HS3NBR HS6MYW HS8HEX HS8NKB HS0ONI E20EHQ E20MDN E21EIC E22UYH E24OYI E25CRF E25ETT E29TGW

Source: qrz.com/hs18iaru

8-Meter Experimental Station on the Air from the US

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WL2XUP is an FCC Part 5 Experimental station operated by Lin Holcomb, NI4Y, in Georgia. It’s licensed to operate with up to 400 W effective radiated power (ERP) between 40.660 MHz to 40.700 MHz.


John Desmond, EI7GL, reports that as of mid-July, WL2XUP was intermittently transmitting on Weak-Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) on 40.662 MHz (1500 Hz) for 2 minutes out of every 10, with an output p...

MARS HF Net Participants Aid in Response to Fatal Maritime Disaster

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On July 6, an evening Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) HF practice net in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 2 (New York and New Jersey) was interrupted by several “mayday” distress calls on the channel, which is shared with the maritime service. Net control station Ron Tomo, KE2UK, immediately halted training and attempted (without success) to establish radio communic...

Amateur Radio Activities to be a Part of Missouri’s State Bicentennial Celebration

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The Missouri First Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles will host an amateur radio event on August 10, in association with this year’s celebration of the Missouri State Bicentennial. The original capitol building on the west bank of the Missouri River served as the state’s capitol from 1821 to 1826. The site is part of the St. Charles Historic District in the city’s Riverfront neighborhoo...

FCC to Re-Establish Technological Advisory Council, Solicits Membership Nominations

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The FCC is seeking nominations for a chairperson and members of the Technological Advisory Council (TAC). In a July 21 Public Notice, the Commission announced that it intends to re-establish the TAC for 2 years, by August 20, 2021. It’s anticipated that the renewed panel could hold is first meeting in October.

The TAC provides technical advice to the FCC and makes recommendations on the issues a...

ARRL Board of Directors Creates Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee

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At its just-concluded July 2021 meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors approved By-Law changes creating a third Standing Committee that joins the existing Administration and Finance Committee and Programs and Services Committee.

The charter of the new Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee (EC-FSC) is to develop and recommend new or modified Board policy and programs for emergency c...

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