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On the 16th of October 2020, there was a remarkable 3000+ km contact made on the 70cms band between South Africa and St.Helena in the South Atlantic. The contact at 433 MHz was made between Garry, ZD7GWM on St.Helena Island and Tom, ZS1TA in South Africa. The distance was approximately 3136 kms and what was even more amazing was that the contact was made on FM! The power used for the contact was a modest 35 watts into a vertical antenna. This was as far as I am aware the very first contact between South Africa and St.Helena on the 70cms band. SOURCE:https://ei7gl.blogspot.com/2020/11/3000km-plus-contact-made-on-433-mhz.html
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News Red Cross Fall Emergency Communication Drill Set for November 14 November 13, 2020 No comments The fall 2020 nationwide Red Cross Emergency Communication Drill will take place on Saturday, November 14, in conjunction with ARRL Amateur Radio Emer… Read more ARRL Petitions FCC for Reconsideration of Order Removing 3.4 GHz Amateur Allocation November 13, 2020 No comments ARRL has petitioned the FCC to reconsider its order removing the secondary amateur allocation at 3.3 – 3.5 GHz and requiring that amateur operations i… Read more American Legion’s K9TAL and Others Marking Veterans Day with Special Events November 12, 2020 No comments The American Legion national headquarters station K9TAL and several other American Legion Radio Club (TALARC) stations around the country wi… Read more Eta isn’t Done Yet; Florida ARES Group Asked to Staff Shelters November 12, 2020 No comments Tropical storm Eta, lingering off the west coast of Florida, was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane at 1235 UTC today, before weakening to a tropical… Read more Yaesu 817 QRP KIt November 11, 2020 No comments Yaesu 817 QRP KIt Read more The post 3000km plus contact made on 433 MHz from St.Helena to South Africa appeared first on QRZ NOW – Ham Radio News.

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via RSS Feed https://qrznow.com/3000km-plus-contact-made-on-433-mhz-from-st-helena-to-south-africa/ Current ham radio news ARRL has petitioned the FCC to reconsider its order removing the secondary amateur allocation at 3.3 – 3.5 GHz and requiring that amateur operations in the 3.450 – 3.500 GHz band cease “on a date consistent with the first possible grant of flexible use authorizations to new users.” “The amateur services in this band long have been operated on a secondary allocation status, functionally similar to the de facto secondary status of Part 5 experimental licenses, whose continued operation was (correctly) approved in the same proceeding,” ARRL told the FCC. “Continued operation of amateur stations similarly should be permitted in the vacant portions of this spectrum that otherwise will go unused.” ARRL said the public interest is in using the spectrum, not in leaving it vacant waiting for some future application.  “The Commission’s decision in this proceeding undermines its long-standing policy objective to provide for and encourage more intensive use of spectrum.” ARRL said. “The Commission’s decision to remove the amateur secondary allocation throughout the 3300 – 3500 MHz band,” ARRL said, “appears to be based upon a mistaken conclusion that amateur secondary ‘sharing’ of this spectrum is equivalent to the type of ‘sharing’ that occurs with primary government and other primary commercial users, when in fact amateur secondary operations are quite different in usage, scope and signal range.” ARRL outlined a number of ways radio amateurs use the band. ARRL said that weak-signal point-to-point amateur communication often applies new technologies, methodologies, and coding to improve the communications capability of equipment. “Since the purpose of this type of activity is to hear or decode weak signals, operators use every possible means to avoid frequencies with other signals.” Amateurs also operate radio beacons to study propagation, contributing to a better understanding of propagation in the 3.4 GHz range, ARRL said. “Amateur beacons are fixed and low power, and therefore relatively easy to engineer into the environment if other users initiate operations, or to relocate or shut down if they cannot be ‘engineered in.’” ARRL’s petition also cited moonbounce as another aspect of amateur operation. “This field of activity has led to a chain of improvements in antennas and equipment design in the 3.4 GHz spectrum,” ARRL asserted, and is extremely unlikely to interfere with terrestrial services. Amateur satellites also could use the 3.4 – 3.41 GHz band with minimal likelihood to present interference concerns due to the signals’ low power and narrow antenna beamwidths. Plus uplinks employ antenna that point skyward, further minimizing any possible area of concern. “Other frequencies will not necessarily be available when needed, and this limitation threatens to constrain future experiments with space communications technologies as the number of amateur satellite experiments increase in number and purpose,” ARRL said. The 3.3 – 3.5 GHz band also is used for digital high-speed data mesh networks and for amateur TV repeaters. “Design of and work with mesh networks has attracted an ongoing stream of computer-literate youth to the amateur ranks,” ARRL contended. “The networks themselves are commonly employed for digital experimentation with a wide range of technologies and services, with a bedrock purpose of emergency readiness and availability during actual emergencies. ARRL noted that the greater the number of available band choices, the more likely that a suitable link could be engineered for a specific path. ARRL said that these and other amateur experimental activities make good use of the spectrum, “and should be permitted to continue on a secondary basis unless and until a new primary licensee is ready to operate in a geographic area where interference would result.” source:ARRL Antenna Vehicular HF Antenna Base 1.8 – 54MHz December 13, 2014 No comments The CHA HYBRID Base is designed to enhance the capabilities of the common HF radio application by allowing faster tuning operation across the HF bands… Read more Antenna DUO8 15-20 separate feed – Momobeam November 22, 2017 No comments DUO 8 15-20 SF is a fullsize antenna for 14 MHz and 21 MHz. No traps or adapting systems where used to obtain fantastic performances and the best band… Read more Stealth Apartment Antenna for 20m and 40m! 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via RSS Feed https://qrznow.com/arrl-petitions-fcc-for-reconsideration-of-order-removing-3-4-ghz-amateur-allocation/ Current ham radio news The fall 2020 nationwide Red Cross Emergency Communication Drill will take place on Saturday, November 14, in conjunction with ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) groups. The focus of the exercise is sending messages from local sites to a group of divisional clearing houses to simulate and demonstrate amateur radio’s capability to relay information in emergencies and disasters. The drill will get under way at 0900 and continue until 1800 local time in each time zone. The scenario is a major weather event that has caused outages and created hazardous conditions across the country. The drill will use Winlink as the primary method of delivering pre-formatted messages. The goal is to encourage more operators to become familiar with Winlink and its message templates — primarily ARC-213. This format permits sending standardized messages. The drill aims to bring as many radio operators as possible up to a “basic” level of Winlink proficiency. A series of Winlink Workshops is held each Thursday at 0100 UTC on Zoom. Join the SEC-ARES group for announcements and discussions. Include name and call sign when registering. Winlink Proficiency Goals have been drafted, a Winlink technical support team has been formed, and Metrics for Drill Success have been developed. The proficiency goals are established as a training guideline and references online training resources. Many hams new to Winlink may find these resources helpful. Several hundred radio amateurs already have signed up for the event. This event is open to all radio amateurs.   source:ARRL
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via RSS Feed https://qrznow.com/what-is-pota-parks-on-the-air-ham-radio/ Current ham radio news Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: The last time we experienced a day with no sunspots was October 13. Prior to that, September 26 – October 8, September 24, and August 21 – September 22 had no sunspots. Cycle 25 is clearly under way and going strong. Average daily sunspot number over the November 5 – 11 reporting week was 31.3, up from 21.3 over the previous 7 days. Average daily solar flux increased from 81.6 to 90. The higher HF bands are opening up. Geomagnetic indicators were very quiet, with average daily planetary A index dropping from 6.3 to 4.4, and middle latitude A index (based on readings from a single magnetometer on Wallops Island, Virginia) from 4.9 to 2.7. Predicted solar flux for the following 7 days was revised downward on Thursday, November 12: Predicted flux is 85 on November 13 – 15; 82 on November 16; 80 on November 17 – 19; 78 on November 20 – 25; 80 and 82 on November 26 – 27; 86 on November 28 – December 5; 90, 88, 86, and 84 on December 6 – 9; 82 on December 10 – 11; 80 on December 12; 78 on December 13 – 22; 80 and 82 on December 23 – 24, and 86 on December 25 – 27. Predicted planetary A index is 8 on November 13 – 15; 5 on November 16 – 19; 15, 12, and 15 on November 20 – 22; 8, 10, and 12 on November 23 – 25; 5 on November 26 – December 2; 8 on December 3 – 4; 5 on December 5 – 8; 8 and 10 on December 9 – 10; 5 on December 11 – 13; 10, 5, and 10 on December 14 – 16; 15, 12, and 15 on December 17 – 19; 8, 10, and 12 on December 20 – 22, and 5, 5, 8, 5, and 5 on December 23 – 27. EarthSky recently published the article, “The Sun is Becoming Active Again.” Here’s the geomagnetic activity forecast for November 13 – December 9 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH. Geomagnetic field will be: quiet on November 13 – 14, December 1, 6 – 8 quiet to unsettled on November 15 – 19, 23 – 30, December 2, 4 quiet to active on December 3, 5, 9 unsettled to active November (20 – 22) active to disturbed none Solar wind will intensify on: November (18 – 20,) 21 – 25, (30,) December (2,) 3 – 5, (9) Parentheses mean lower probability of activity enhancement. We heard from Mike Schaffer, KA3JAW, of Easton, Pennsylvania: Friday, November 6, was a good day for 10 meters between 2000 and 2100 UTC. A wide regional swath between the north Pacific Ocean, North America, and Western Europe were all hearing these call sign prefixes: CE/XR: Chile; CX: Uruguay; LU/LW: Argentina, and PY: Brazil. Modes heard were CW, FT8, and SSB. Signal strength went from background noise level of 2 up to 9+ dB. F2 distances ranged approximately from 3,000 to 6,000 miles (4,828 to 9,656 kilometers). DXmaps on 28 MHz indicated the MUF reached 66 MHz above grid square FN11 (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) at 2009 UTC, then ramped up to 72 MHz above FN00 (Altoona, Pennsylvania) at 2046 UTC. Prior to local sunset at 2152 UTC, the F2 slowly faded out into the South Pacific off the mid-western coast of South America. On November 11, around 2130 – 2320 UTC both sporadic-E (Es) and F2 started on the 11-meter band. Background noise level ranged between 3 and 4 dB. Puerto Rico stations via Es were strong, up to 20+ dB with light fading. These southern states were heard with signal strengths ranging from 8 to 18 dB: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN. At 2248 UTC on 10 meters, there was light FT8 activity into Alabama and Tennessee until 2320 UTC when the DX finally went below the 4 dB noise level. Here are some useful images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory: Atlas Obscura on Hisako Koyama. Sunspot numbers for November 5 – 11 were 28, 35, 37, 40, 27, 27, and 25, with a mean of 31.3. The 10.7-centimeter flux was 90.7, 93.8, 90.6, 90, 90, 86.8, and 88.1, with a mean of 90. Estimated planetary A indices were 4, 8, 7, 5, 1, 2, and 4, with a mean of 4.4. Middle latitude A index was 3, 7, 4, 3, 0, 0, and 2, with a mean of 2.7. For more information concerning radio propagation, visit the ARRL Technical Information Service, read “What the Numbers Mean…,” and check out K9LA’s Propagation Page. A propagation bulletin archive is available. For customizable propagation charts, visit the VOACAP Online for Ham Radio website. Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are on the ARRL website. Share your reports and observations. SOURCE: ARRL Review The best way to ground your shack! 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