Current Ham Radio News

 

Current ham radio news

Video (in Russian) of recent XR8RRC IOTA Dxpedition to Wellington Island, SA-032 by Russian Robinson Club members. You may remember the team had some difficulties in trying to get home.

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While most of us across the planet are sheltering at home due to the C-19 pandemic, we have a little extra time to catch up on reading. I subscribe to (and write features for) a number of radio publications, but the best bargain on the planet must be The Spectrum Monitor Magazine (TSM). Issues of […]

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mario Filippi (N2HUN), who writes: Maybe this is old news but in the 1959 film “On the Beach” which was from the book by Nevil Shute, there is a Zenith transoceanic shortwave radio in this clip from the film. It is inside the lighthouse and appears just about five […]

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The RSGB is pleased to announce that the first successful candidates in the online, remotely-invigilated amateur radio exams have now received their call signs.

At the close of play on 24 April 2020, 29 remotely invigilated exams had taken place.

Around 10 candidates per day are scheduled, with the aim to increase this number as more invigilators join the team.

Dave Wilson, M0OBW, the RSGB President and Exam Quality Manager, has expressed his thanks to the invigilators that are making this work and the HQ exams staff who are doing an outstanding job under very difficult circumstances.

We look forward to hearing the new amateurs on the bands.

Source:RSGB

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SSB SDR transceiver is a shortwave, ten band, multi band. QRPver Minion-SDR.This is a compact ten-band shortwave QRP SDR transceiver (1.8, 3.5, 5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 26-29 MHz.).

This transceiver is designed to work in the lower (LSB) and upper (USB) sideband with both a telephone (SSB) and a telegraph (CW). It is possible to work in digital forms of communication “DIGI” (JT / PSK / BPSK / FSQ and all others …) as well as the reception of radio stations with AM modulation.

 

Onboard the transceiver there is a USB port for connecting to a computer to control the transceiver from amateur radio programs using CAT protocol “Kenwood TS-440”

The transceiver has small dimensions 100x103x30 mm. and a small weight of 450 grams. It is suitable for work on the field trip, on the nature, cottage … The same for everyday work, at home.

Specifications:
Supply voltage: 8-15v (Rated supply voltage 13.8v)
Current consumption in receive mode “RX” and 25% volume: 120mA. At 100% volume: up to 200mA.
Current consumption in “TX” transmission mode: 600-1600 ma. max.
The output power of the low frequency amplifier:  >0.5w.
Nominal transmitter output power:  5W. (at rated supply voltage). And more, Maximum 9W.
The input output impedance of the antenna input is  50 ohms.

Receiver Sensitivity: 0.35uV.

The dynamic range of 95dB.

Suppression carrier signal: 80dB.

Broken sideband suppression: 70dB.

The dynamic range of the AGC: 70 dB

The spectrum display band on the display is 14 kHz. (Zoom x1).

Receiver bandwidth:
CW Mode: Set from the menu and has two quick access presets (SHIFT 600–1000 Hz. W. Band 200–1000 GHz.).
LSB / USB Mode: Set from the menu and has three fast access presets (HP 40-400, LP 1500–3500 GC.).
(Separate slice settings from the bottom and top)
DIGI mode: 3500 Hz.
AM mode: 6000Hz.

Transmitter radiation band:
LSB / USB mode: 3200 Hz. Max. (It is set in the menu. Settings for the lower and upper cutoffs are 50-300, 2500-3200 Hz.)
DIGI mode: 3500 Hz.

Opportunities:
The operating frequency ranges are 1.8, 3.5, 5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 26-29 MHz.
Operating modes: LSB, USB, CW, AM (reception only), DIGI.
Manual and electronic telegraph key (Straight Key, Jambic key or Single Paddle Key).
The mode of switching on the transmission by pressing the telegraph key (auto transmission).
Adjustable delay to receive (when CW auto transmission is on)
Adjusting the speed of the electronic key.
Enable CW self control mode.
Receiver detuning with transmitter (CW SHIFT) 0–1500 Hz. with a step of 100 Hz.
SPLIT mode.
Audio input selection mode, microphone or linear.
Adjust the sensitivity of the microphone and line input.
Three AGC modes: Fast, Medium, Slow, Disabled.
Adjust the brightness of the display. (10-100).
Automatic dimming mode when idle. (30s.)
Three-band equalizer for microphone.
NB filter.
Enable sound confirmation of pressing the control buttons.
The ability to control the transceiver via CAT protocol (Kenwood TS-440) via USB port.
Indication of the received signal level (S-Meter) from S1 to + 60dB.
Selection of the signal display spectrum or waterfall.
Power supply voltage indication.
Output Power Indication
SWR value indication

Transmission tone for tuning the antenna tuner, amplifier.

The transceiver is controlled by six buttons plus two buttons on the encoder settings and volume which are located on the front. A 1.3 “color IPS display is also located there.

On the back of the transceiver there are 9 connectors and a power switch …
Antenna input (BNC).
Power socket (5mm power jack).
Jack for connecting a USB cable (Mini USB).
Line input (3.5mm stereo jack).
Line out (3.5mm stereo Jack).
Microphone (3.5mm stereo Jack).
Telegraph key (3.5mm 4pin Jack).
External speaker (3.5mm 4pin Jack).
An output for controlling an external amplifier (3.5mm Jack).

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The post Performance & Range Testing Extra Long Tactical Foldable Antennas Vs Stock Antennas! appeared first on QRZ NOW – Ham Radio News.

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A couple weeks ago, we featured John Mills’ homebrew Noise-Cancelling Passive Loop (NCPL) antenna (see photo above) in a post with two other Post community designs. John recently shared an update to his project: As promised, some more pictures of my antenna mounted on a rotatable stand. I have used standard (in the UK) 20mm […]

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Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

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Southgate ARC – Design News reports that since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., a record number of ham radio candidates have prepared for tests and achieved their FCC license

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Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th April, through Sunday, 26th April there were 218 countries active

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Southgate ARC – Following the declaration of a State of Emergency for the Corona Virus Pandemic and the Regulations issued by the Government, the SARL Council made the decision to postpone the 2020 SARL National Convention until August

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Southgate ARC – Dragon Amateur Radio Club and North Wales Radio Society are pleased to announce their collaboration to run the special event station GB0GIG (Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol), which is Welsh for National Health Service

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Southgate ARC – IARU-R2 reports the response to the original notice of workshops was far beyond their expectations: 230 registered and more are still registering!

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Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Dan Romanchik KB6NU to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the National Communication Museum

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Southgate ARC – The IRTS 80 metres Evening Counties Contest takes place on Tuesday next 28th April at 20:00 UTC – that’s 9.00pm local time

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Southgate ARC – Indonesia’s national amateur radio society, ORARI, reports radio hams have been spraying disinfectant on the Trans Sulawesi Road as part of efforts to fight Coronavirus

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Southgate ARC – The Telegraph newspaper reports how amateur radio operators are doing their bit during lockdown in India

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Southgate ARC – Atsu, 5W1SA, is expected to be active as 5W19STAYSAFE from Apia during the pandemic COVID-19 lock-down

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Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

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