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Fresh Crew Arrives on ISS

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Astronaut Chris Cassidy, KF5KDR, and two Russian cosmonauts arrived on April 9 as the Expedition 63 crew on the International Space Station, temporarily restoring the orbiting laboratory’s population to six people. A Soyuz spacecraft transported Cassidy, Anatoly Ivanishin, and Ivan Vagner on a four-orbit, 6-hour flight after launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Expedition 63 cre...

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.

 

Il primo contatto transatlantico sui 70 centimetri

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La storia sembra essere stata scritta durante il 7 aprile scorso,  quando D4VHF (Marc EA8FF) da Capo Verde e Burt Demarcq, FG8OJ, in Guadalupe nei Caraibi hanno completato un contatto sui 70 centimetri usando l’FT8 su una distanza di 3.867 chilometri.

Ciò segnerebbe il primo contatto transatlantico su questa banda senza uso di satelliti o EME; il modo più probabile di propagazione utilizzato è stato sicuramente il condotto marino (sea duct).

Il giorno prima, 9Y4D da Trinidad ha copiato D4VHF su una distanza di 4.006 chilometri, ma non è stato stabilito alcun contatto bilaterale.

D4VHF è il nominativo per le attività VHF eUHF del Team Monteverde Contest (D4C). 

Forse non a caso, FG8OJ è stato il primo a superare l'Atlantico in 2 metri sullo stesso percorso, quando ha lavorato D41CV dalla stessa stazione a Capo Verde il 16 giugno 2019 scorso.

Il blog di EI7GL include ulteriori informazioni sul contatto di 70 centimetri.

Fonte: ARRL

The K7RA Solar Update

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After five days of new Cycle 25 sunspot activity, sunspots vanished. Average daily sunspot number rose from 3.6 last week to 5.1 this time. The average daily sunspot number over the days they were visible, March 31 through April 4, was 12.2, but these observations straddled two reporting weeks.

Average daily solar flux rose from 69.4 to 70.2. Geomagnetic indicators remain quiet, with average pla...

Hamvention QSO Party Set for Saturday, May 16

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The Hamvention QSO Party, a sort of virtual Dayton Hamvention®, will take place on the HF bands on May 16, which would be the Saturday of the now-canceled event. “Let’s celebrate the many years we have all had at the Great Gathering we call Hamvention,” said an announcement over the signatures of Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Michael Kalter, W8CI.

“We also want to remember Ron Moorefield, W8ILC, who neve...

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test Postponed

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 response and mitigation actions, the 2020 Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test scheduled for Saturday, May 9, has been postponed. Because it’s uncertain just when stay-at-home orders will be lifted across the US, AFD planners chose to postpone this year’s event, because the government stations that typically support this event may not be available. Armed Forces Day ...

ARI-Grosseto per Chernobyl

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Mancano pochi giorni all'inizio delle trasmissioni con 3 settimane di attività, 20 Aprile 10 Maggio 2020. Il call autorizzato II5CNPP (Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant).
Saremo attivi per il secondo anno per onorare e ricordare tutte quelle persone che da quel giorno 26 Aprile 1986 ovvero ben 34 anni fà, furono coinvolte in quel drammatico incidente. Operatori della centrale, abitanti di Pripjat e dei villagi limitrofi. Dedicato a tutti i liquidatori che nei mesi successivi lavorarono senza sosta per bonificare tutta l'area e costruire il sarcofago, tra tutte queste persone ben 154 erano radioamatori. Solo tra i liquidatori e gli sfollati delle zone adiacenti furono coinvolte oltre 900.000 persone.
Vi ricordo che saremo operativi nelle bande comprese tra gli 80 e i 6 metri, in SSB, CW, FT8.
Tutte le info su QRZ.com.
Per chi è interessato ad approfondire l'argomento clicchi QUI.


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Fonte: ARI Grosseto

New TQSL Version 2.5.2 Provides Better LoTW Rover Support, Other Improvements

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The latest version of TrustedQSL (TQSL), version 2.5.2, offers improved Logbook of The World (LoTW) support for operations from several locations, as well as the ability to detect uploads that contain incorrect location data. The primary new feature in TQSL 2.5.2 allows logging programs, in conjunction with TQSL, to avoid incorrect contact uploads, while adding mechanisms to allow easy uploadin...

Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernie Fuller, N3EFN, SK

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Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernard E. “Bernie” Fuller, N3EFN, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, died on April 2. He was 86. Fuller moved into the Atlantic Division Director’s position in 2000, after the ARRL Board elected then-Atlantic Division Director Kay Craigie, WT3P (now N3KN), as a Vice President. He served as an ARRL Director until 2006.

A US Army veteran, Fuller retired with the ra...

Use of Special Call Sign Suffixes in the US During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Some countries have authorized selected radio amateurs or organizations to identify with longer-than-normal suffixes that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as “STAYHOME.” FCC Part 97 Amateur Radio Service rules do not provide for amateur call sign suffixes longer than three characters, but a potential workaround exists.

As §97.119(c) of the FCC’s Amateur Radio Service rules states: “One or m...

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Named as Interim CQ WPX Contest Director

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Randy Thompson, K5ZD, is filling in as CQ WPX Contest Director. CQ’s Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced the appointment of Thompson as interim director following the resignation of Terry Zivney, N4TZ, who had been the director for 7 years. Thompson previously served as director of the CQ World Wide Contest and is a long-time CQ Contest Committee member. Anyone interested in taking on the WPX Directo...

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