Current ham radio news

Southgate ARC – RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) has launched a new study to look at the mechanism behind long-distance inter-UK 10m propagation

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via RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/28-mhz-study.htm Current ham radio news Southgate ARC – The RSGB reports Martin Ambrose 2E0IMA was interviewed by Andy Comfort on BBC Radio Humberside. Martin explained why he wanted to get involved with amateur radio

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via RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/amateur-radio-on-bbc-radio-humberside.htm Current ham radio news Southgate ARC – The 1,000 foot (307m) Arecibo Dish in Puerto Rico, used for Amateur Radio Moonbounce (EME) communications and ionospheric experiments, is to be decommissioned

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via RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/arecibo-dish-to-be-decommissioned.htm Current ham radio news Southgate ARC – ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD 20-270. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan

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via RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/arrl-seeks-waiver-of-proposed-fcc-amateur-application-fees.htm Current ham radio news Southgate ARC – Talks from the DEF CON event are available on YouTube, they include a number of amateur radio talks from the conference’s Ham Radio Village

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via RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/def-con-ham-radio-talks-on-youtube.htm Current ham radio news Southgate ARC – The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG and Doug Leach, VE3XK (SK), have been named to the Hall of Fame

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via RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/new-inductees-to-canadian-amateur-radio-hall-of-fame.htm Current ham radio news NEWS UPDATE – D60AB continues to be active on CW. Recording below by Gert, PA2LO. For info, during the upcoming CQWW CW contest, Don N6ZO and Junior, 7Q7JN will be active from Malawi as 7Q7WW. NOVEMBER 14 – Don leaves for the Comoros on November 15. D60AB license below.  NOVEMBER 11, 2020 – Don, K6ZO […] The post D60AB – Comoros first appeared on DX-World.

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via RSS Feed https://www.dx-world.net/d60ab-comoros/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=d60ab-comoros Current ham radio news Ashraf, KF5EYY will be active as 3V8SS from Tunisia in CQ WW DX CW Contest, 28 – 29 November 2020.

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via RSS Feed https://dxnews.com/3v8ss_wpx_ssb_dxnews/ Current ham radio news (Source: SDRplay via Mike Ladd) SDRuno 1.40.2 has been released. This is to fix the ini file corruption issue we posted about recently, but it also introduces some new features and more plugin functionality. Release notes can be found here: https://ift.tt/2Hogp14 Please note that the SDRplay plugins and community plugin installers that are included in […]

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via RSS Feed https://swling.com/blog/2020/11/sdruno-v1-40-2-released/ Current ham radio news John, W2GD will be active as P40W from Aruba Island, IOTA SA – 036, 23 November – 1 December 2020.

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via RSS Feed https://dxnews.com/aruba_p40w_cq-ww-wpx-ssb-contest-2012/ Current ham radio news SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience, carrying four radio amateurs, autonomously docked on November 17 at 0401 UTC with the International Space Station (ISS). A SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher carrying the precious payload went into space on Sunday, November 15, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. They comprise the ISS Expedition 64/65 crew. “Well, the ISS is loaded with hams now,” Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) US Delegate for ARRL Rosalie White, K1STO, said on Tuesday. “These four arrived very early this morning Eastern Time: NASA astronauts Victor Glover, KI5BKC; Mike Hopkins, KF5LJG, and Shannon Walker, KD5DXB, as well as Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, KD5TVP.” This marks Glover’s first time in space. The others all are ISS veterans. Earlier this year, NASA ISS Ham Project Coordinator Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, held amateur radio licensing study sessions for Glover, who passed the Technician exam on August 20. The four will remain on station until next spring. They joined Expedition 64 Commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Flight Engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, on the ISS. White said all but Noguchi likely will take part in ARISS contacts with schools. White said the first school contact is tentatively scheduled for December 4 with Tecumseh High School in Oklahoma, home of the Tecumseh High School Amateur Radio Club, K5THS. She said the students have earned their ham licenses, and the club has built an antenna and is learning about satellites and circuits. The Sunday launch from Kennedy Space Center marked only the second crewed-flight for the SpaceX Crew Dragon, which became the first commercial vehicle to put humans into orbit when astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, launched in May, and NASA gave SpaceX the go for future such launches. “The return of human spaceflight to the United States with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built is a turning point for America’s future space exploration,” SpaceX claimed, “and it lays the groundwork for missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.”  Source:ARRL
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News Xiegu REVEALS the GSOC Controller for G90 and X5105 November 20, 2020 No comments Xiegu REVEALS the GSOC Controller for G90 and X5105 Read more New inductees to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame November 20, 2020 No comments The Board of Trustees of the  Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame  is pleased to announce that Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG… Read more ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees November 20, 2020 No comments ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Propos… Read more SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS November 20, 2020 No comments SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience, carrying four radio amateurs, autonomously docked on November 17 at 0401 UTC with the International S… Read more Arizona Congresswoman Introduces National Amateur Radio Operators Day Resolution November 19, 2020 No comments US Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona has introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2021, as National Amateur Radio Operators Day, t… Read more The post SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS appeared first on QRZ NOW – Ham Radio News.

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via RSS Feed https://qrznow.com/spacex-dragon-capsule-resilience-ferries-four-radio-amateurs-to-the-iss/ Current ham radio news ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD 20-270. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The fees, directed by Congress and imposed on all FCC-regulated services, are to recover the FCC’s costs of handling and processing applications. “Amateur radio applications were not listed when the Congress adopted its 1985 fee schedule for applications, and therefore amateur license applications were excluded from the collection of fees,” ARRL said on November 16 in its formal comments on the proposal. “Similarly, a decade later when regulatory fees were authorized, the Amateur Service was excluded, except for the costs associated with issuing vanity call signs.” The new statutory provisions are similar. Amateur radio license applications are not addressed in the application fees section and explicitly excluded from regulatory fees,” ARRL said, and there is “no evidence of any intent by Congress to change the exempt status of amateur applications and instead subject them to new fees.” ARRL argued that the FCC has explicit authority to waive the fees if it would be in the public interest, and should do so for the Amateur Radio Service. Unlike other FCC services, the Amateur Radio Service is all volunteer and largely self-governing, with examination preparation, administration, and grading handled by volunteers, who submit licensing paperwork to the FCC, ARRL pointed out. “Increasingly, the required information is uploaded to the Commission’s database, further freeing personnel from licensing paperwork as well as [from] day-to-day examination processes,” ARRL said. “The addition of an application fee will greatly increase the complexity and requirements for volunteer examiners.” The Communications Act, ARRL noted, also permits the FCC to accept the volunteer services of individual radio amateurs and organizations in monitoring for rules violations. In 2019, ARRL and the FCC signed a memorandum of understanding to renew and enhance the ARRL’s Volunteer Monitor program, relieving the Commission of significant time-consuming aspects of enforcement. These volunteer services lessen the regulatory burden — including the application burden — on the Commission’s resources and budget in ways that licensees in other services do not, ARRL said. Amateur radio’s role in providing emergency and disaster communication, education, and other volunteer services also justifies exempting radio amateurs from FCC application fees. For example, ARRL noted, last year more than 31,000 participated as members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and local ARES teams reported taking part in more than 37,000 events, donating nearly 573,000 volunteer hours, providing a total value of more than $14.5 million. Amateur radio also has motivated many students to develop critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. ARRL noted that the Amateur Radio Service contributes to the advancement of the radio art, advances skills in communication and technology, and expands the existing reservoir of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts — all expressed bases and purposes of the Amateur Radio Service. “Accomplishing these purposes entails working with young people, many of whom may have difficulty paying the proposed application fees of $50, $100, or $150,” ARRL said. “The $150 fee would be the cost of passing the examinations for the three amateur license levels in three examination sessions,” ARRL said. “Such multiple application fees to upgrade would dampen the incentive to study and demonstrate the greater proficiency needed to pass the examinations for the higher amateur classes.” ARRL concluded that the FCC should exercise its authority to exempt amateur radio from application fees generally. If the FCC cannot see its way clear to waive fees for all amateur radio license applications, the fees should be waived for applicants age 26 years and younger. Such individuals, ARRL contended, have the most to contribute to the future of radio technology and other STEM-related activities and are the most likely to find the proposed application fees burdensome. source:ARRL
Antenna 18el 6bander – GXP Antenas – 40/20/17/15/12/10 March 29, 2016 No comments GXP Antenas 18el  6bander Bands      40/20/17/15/12/10 Gain (dBd)            3,9/10,6/10,3/10,5/10,2/10,5 F/B (dB)    22/26/22/23/20/21   SWR   40  le… Read more ARSCTL – a flexible web interface for your antenna rotators by DH1TW August 18, 2015 No comments Arsctl is a server side application which makes all your antenna rotators available on a network. Arsctl allows you to conveniently control your rotat… Read more X-Quad antennas for 2m and 70cm September 25, 2017 No comments Photo: EA5FUZ The X-Quad is an improved design of the well known multi element quads. They are especially designed for amateur radio, with the followi… Read more Triband Receiving Loop for 160/80/40m by AC0C November 30, 2016 No comments “Noise is the constant companion of the stealth antenna warrior. And as the 160m season heats up this winter, the noise level of the house with… Read more Elecraft XG3 RF Signal Source January 18, 2015 No comments Photo Credit: Bill Hammond, AK5X The XG3 RF Signal Source  is a powerful programmable signal source that fits in the palm of your hand. Miniature RF s… Read more
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News Xiegu REVEALS the GSOC Controller for G90 and X5105 November 20, 2020 No comments Xiegu REVEALS the GSOC Controller for G90 and X5105 Read more New inductees to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame November 20, 2020 No comments The Board of Trustees of the  Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame  is pleased to announce that Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG… Read more ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees November 20, 2020 No comments ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Propos… Read more SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS November 20, 2020 No comments SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience, carrying four radio amateurs, autonomously docked on November 17 at 0401 UTC with the International S… Read more Arizona Congresswoman Introduces National Amateur Radio Operators Day Resolution November 19, 2020 No comments US Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona has introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2021, as National Amateur Radio Operators Day, t… Read more The post ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees appeared first on QRZ NOW – Ham Radio News.

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via RSS Feed https://qrznow.com/arrl-seeks-waiver-of-proposed-fcc-amateur-application-fees/ Current ham radio news The Board of Trustees of the  Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame  is pleased to announce that Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG and Doug Leach, VE3XK (SK),  have been named to the Hall of Fame. Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes deserving Amateurs by appointments to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. The Constitution for the Hall specifies that the appointment as Member of the Hall is made for “outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, for serious and sustained service to Amateur Radio in Canada, or to Amateur Radio at large”. The Trustees of the Hall have interpreted the Constitution to mean that the person has performed significant service over many years to enhance the well-being of Amateur Radio. Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG Radio Amateurs of Canada and the Board of Trustees of CARHOF sincerely congratulate   Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG,  on his appointment to the Hall of Fame. Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG ,  obtained his Amateur Radio certification in 1990 following a 38-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces where he specialized in radio, radar and in teaching electronics. Subsequently, he went on to serve the Amateur Radio community internationally as Canadian delegate to AMSAT and to the ARISS Working Group and as a member of the ARISS School Selection Committee for Canada and Latin America. Nationally, he fostered the art and science of Amateur Radio through authorship of over 200 published articles and he managed the Amateur Radio Station VE3JW at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology for 18 years from 1996 to 2014. Locally, he was recognized by his peers with club life membership and Amateur of the Year awards for his untiring devotion: inspiring school children to consider STEM careers by facilitating contacts with astronauts; educating the general public on the many aspects and social benefits of Amateur Radio at VE3JW during Field Days, Lighthouse Lightship Weekends and during multiple activations; mentoring new Amateurs, teaching a course on satellite Amateur Radio and facilitating for physically-handicapped Amateurs the enjoyment of the hobby; and deploying as a volunteer radio operator during the North American ice storm of 1998. A summary of Maurice-André’s contributions to Amateur Radio will be published in an  upcoming issue of   The Canadian Amateur  magazine. Doug Leach, VE3XK (SK) Radio Amateurs of Canada and the Board of Trustees of CARHOF are pleased to appoint   Doug Leach, VE3XK,  to the Hall of Fame. Sadly, Doug became a Silent Key on January 15, 2020. The contributions that Doug Leach, VE3XK (SK), has made to Amateur Radio in Canada have been many and long lasting. As one of the driving forces behind the creation of Radio Amateurs of/du Canada, he served as the RAC First Vice-President in 1997-98 and was the RAC Director for the Ontario North Region from 2001 to 2004. He also served as Acting President for three months. Doug successfully initiated numerous programs that have served to define the organization, including: the RAC Affiliated Club Program; the RAC Foundation; the RAC Audio-Visual Program; the RAC Liability Insurance Program; and the RAC alias email forwarding programs. In addition to serving on the RAC Board and Executive, Doug was the  author and editor of several RAC publications and reports including: the RAC Operating Manual; the RAC Emergency Coordinator’s Manual; the RAC Official Observer’s Guide; the RAC Administration Manual; and the RAC Manual for Directors. Doug was a member of Radio Amateurs of Canada, the American Radio Relay League, the Quarter Century Wireless Association,  the Straight Key Century Club, the PODXS 070 Club, the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club and the West Carleton Amateur Radio Club. A summary of Doug’s contributions to Amateur Radio will be published in an  upcoming issue of   The Canadian Amateur  magazine. For more information on the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame please visit:  https://wp.rac.ca/carhof/ Prepared by Frank Davis, VO1HP
Chair, Board of Trustees
Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
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via RSS Feed http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-november-sweepstakes-phone-contest-is-this-weekend Current ham radio news ARRL – Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: As solar flux declined over the past week, I noticed less long-distance propagation on 10 meters reported on pskreporter.info from my local grid square, CN87. Propagation on 12 meters was quite strong, however. After 0100 UTC on November 15, transequatorial propagation was evident between East Asia and Australia on 10 meters.  Solar activity declined dramaticall…

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via RSS Feed http://www.arrl.org/news/view/the-k7ra-solar-update-655 Current ham radio news Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: As solar flux declined over the past week, I noticed less long-distance propagation on 10 meters reported on pskreporter.info from my local grid square, CN87. Propagation on 12 meters was quite strong, however. After 0100 UTC on November 15, transequatorial propagation was evident between East Asia and Australia on 10 meters.  Solar activity declined dramatically over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers going from 31.3 to 12. On November 15 and 16, there were no sunspots at all, which greatly affected the decline in this week’s average. Solar flux weakened from a weekly average last week of 90, to 79.8 this week.  Predicted solar flux over the next 45 days is also relatively weak, at 75 on November 20 – 21; 73 on November 22; 70 on November 23 – 26; 72 on November 27; 75 on November 28 – December 8; 72 on December 9 – 10; 70 on December 11 – 12; 75, 72, and 72 on December 13 – 15; 70 on December 16 – 22; 72 on December 23 – 24, and 75 on December 25 – January 3, 2021. Predicted planetary A index is 8, 12, and 8 on November 20 – 22; 5 on November 23 – December 2; 8 on December 3 – 4; 5 on December 5 – 17; 8, 12, 8, 10, and 12 on December 18 – 22; 5 on December 23 – 29; 8 on December 30 – 31, and 5 on January 1 – 3, 2021. Here’s the geomagnetic activity forecast for November 20 – December 16, from F.K. Janda, OK1HH. The geomagnetic field will be:  quiet on December 1, 6 – 8, 12 – 14, (15 – 16)  quiet to unsettled on November 28 – 30, December 2, 4, 10 – 11  quiet to active on November 26 – 27, December 3, 5, 9  unsettled to active November (20,) 21 – 22, (23 – 25)  active to disturbed  –  None predicted  Solar wind will intensify on November (20,) 21 – 25, (30,) December (2,) 3 – 5, (9). Notes: Parentheses mean lower probability of activity enhancement.  Predictability of changes remains lower, because there are few unambiguous indications. This bulletin has mentioned the paper by McIntosh, et al, “Overlapping Magnetic Activity Cycles and the Sunspot Number: Predicting Sunspot Cycle 25 Amplitude,” referenced in The ARRL Letter for November 19. My favorite passage: “Our method predicts that SC25 could be among the strongest sunspot cycles ever observed, and that it will almost certainly be stronger than present SC24 (sunspot number of 116) and most likely stronger than the previous SC23 (sunspot number of 180). This is in stark contrast to the consensus of the SC25 [prediction panel] sunspot number maximum between 95 and 130, i.e., similar to that of SC24.” The Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel met in September. The new prediction is very exciting, and suggests a cycle that may rival Cycle 19, which peaked in March, 1958. The effects on HF radio propagation at that time were remarkable and included daily worldwide propagation on 10 and even 6 meters, and not just during daylight hours. I was about to turn 6 years old at the time, and we lived in Reedley, a small fruit-packing town in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where my father worked supplying agricultural chemicals to farmers. He drove a company car that contained a low-band VHF FM radio (probably 30 – 40 MHz, judging from my memory of the bumper mounted antenna), and I recall his describing being unable to contact the base station in Fresno, about 25 miles away, while getting interference from other users of the channel in Texas. I’ve heard from many hams who were new Novice licensees at the time and assumed conditions would always be as they were then. They have been waiting a long time. I would love to see daily sunspot numbers greater than 200. Here’s an article about sunspot activity in 1958. NN4X reported from Florida on 12-meter FT8 activity on November 14. “12 meters was in great shape! 134500  1  0.1  1225  ~  DL1EZ  TZ1CE  –14  134500  3  –0.5  1596  ~  OQ4U  KM8AM  R–07  134500  20  0.5  1786  ~  PY2GG  EA8TH  R+12  134500  13  0.3  2058  ~  SM7DLK  WA8NLX  EM92  134500  9  0.2  1976  ~  CQ  OZ7PBI  JO45  134500  2  –0.4  1712  ~  SV2DFK  V51LZ  RR73  134500  0  0.0  2107  ~  CQ  EA1DR  IN82  134500  –9  0.1  629  ~  9J2BS  EA4CYQ  IM78  134500  –20  –0.2  1393  ~  9J2BS  YB9WIC  R–13  134500  –18  0.0  994  ~  CQ  S79VU  LI75  134530  20  0.5  1786  ~  PY2GG  EA8TH  R+12  134530  28  0.1  862  ~  EA8AAH  W4AFB  EL98  134530  –5  –0.4  1712  ~  4Z4DX  V51LZ  R+01  134530  –13  0.1  1225  ~  DL1EZ  TZ1CE  –14  Mike Schaffer, KA3JAW (FN20jq), wrote: “Yikes, October out-of-season single-hop sporadic-E is active on the 6 meter band along the east coast! On Saturday, October 17, 2100 – 2300 UTC, it is 25 days past the autumnal equinox. Once again, the unexpected happens during the early recovery out of a solar minimum. I was monitoring FT8 on 50.313 MHz for Es to show up along the Gulf of Mexico coastal region. Then it happened — the first direct decodes in monitoring mode: W4KBX in EL98 (central Florida) and K2IL in EL97 (south-central Florida, north of Lake Okeechobee. “Now that the band is open with Es expanding farther south, I decided to try for any contacts down on the SSB calling frequency, 50.125 MHz. When I rolled down there, several operators were already having conversations about how pleasant [it was] that the band came back to life since the summer months. “At 2252 UTC, I put out the first CQ, and AG4N, Bill from West Point, Georgia, very close to the Alabama state line replied. From my QTH to AG4N, azimuth 230°, distance 771 miles. I gave Bill a 4 × 7 signal report with QSB.  “The Es was being funneled as far away as Mobile, Alabama (996 miles), and Biloxi, Mississippi (1,045 miles). “By 2335 UTC, the band started to collapse with signal reports sliding down to 2 × 2. No double-hop Es from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, or other northern Caribbean Sea islands was heard. “Even if the band conditions sound dead, I urge everyone to continue monitoring the 6-meter SSB calling frequency, 50.125 MHz, then take it one step farther and call CQ. You might be pleasantly rewarded, even if you are running 10 W into a 6-meter horizontal half-wave dipole less than 8 feet off the ground.” Here is the November 14 forecast from the Space Weather Woman, WX6SWW. Sunspot numbers for November 12 – 18 were 27, 24, 11, 0, 0, 11, and 11, with a mean of 12. The 10.7-centimeter flux was 85.1, 81.9, 80.2, 78.7, 76.6, 79.1, and 77.3, with a mean of 79.8. Estimated planetary A indices were 3, 3, 3, 4, 2, 3, and 4, with a mean of 3.1. Middle latitude A index was 3, 2, 2, 2, 0, 3, and 3, with a mean of 2.1. 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 Does the ICOM IC-7610 equal two IC-7300? 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via RSS Feed https://www.dx-world.net/a-little-bit-about-dx-world/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-little-bit-about-dx-world Current ham radio news Sayville, NY – November 16, 2020) – A new “Multi-Transmitter Distributed” category is being added to the CQ World Wide WPX Contests to better accommodate operators who wish to compete as a team without all being in the same physical location.  According to CQ WPX Contest Directors Bud Trench, AA3B (SSB and CW), and Ed Muns, W0YK (RTTY), the new category will permit up to six separate stations in different locations (but all within the same DX entity and CQ zone) to operate as a single contest entry. This was inspired by innovations being made in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, but Trench and Muns say the new category will be permanent. In addition, QSO alerting assistance will now be permitted in all single-operator categories except for the “Classic” categories. This means that there will no longer be separate listings or recognition for “Assisted” vs. “Unassisted” categories, and all Classic overlay entries must be unassisted. Finally, Classic overlay stations will now have a maximum operating time in each contest of 24 hours rather than the previous 36. The rule changes take effect with the 2021 running of the WPX contests – RTTY on February 13-14, SSB on March 27-28 and CW on May 29-30. NOTE: These changes apply ONLY to the WPX contests and NOT to the CQ World Wide (CQWW) DX contests. Complete details will be posted in the near future with the full rules on both the CQ website <www.cq-amateur-radio.com> and the WPX contest sites at <www.cqwpx.com> and <www.cqwpxrtty.com>. Antenna The Cycle Buster – New HF Dual Antenna M2 ! May 04, 2016 No comments The 40-20M-3-5 is a coil loaded 40 meter 3 element Yagi interlaced with a 20M 5 element Yagi. 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Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs Date and period
The weekend before the last full weekend of November (the weekend before CQWW CW contest weekend) from 12:00 UTC on Saturday till 11:59 UTC on Sunday (21-22 November 2020). Bands and modes
80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters HAM radio bands on both CW and SSB modes.
It is necessary to observe IARU band plan. Station Entry Categories General Station Rules
Entrants in “High Power” categories transmit with more than 100W RF, but no more than the power allowed by their license or 1500W RF, whichever is lower.
Maximum output power for entrants in “Low Power” categories must not exceed 100W RF.
All transmitters and receivers of a station must be within a single 500-meter diameter circle. Antennas must be physically connected by RF transmission lines to the transmitters and receivers.
The use of DX-Cluster, Skimmer or Skimmer-like technology (such as Reverse Beacon Network, RBN) is allowed. Spotting information obtained from any source outside the station boundary via a closed or dedicated communication link (such as Web-SDR, Remote Control) may NOT be used. Self-spotting and/or requesting stations to announce one’s own call through a spotting technology is NOT allowed.
Bulgarian stations are listed and ranked separately from foreign entrants. Single Operator
Only one person performs all operating, logging and spotting functions as well as equipment and antenna adjustments without any external assistance. SINGLE-OP ALL MIXED HIGH – Single Operator/All Bands/Mixed/High Power
SINGLE-OP ALL MIXED LOW – Single Operator/All Bands/Mixed/Low Power
SINGLE-OP ALL CW HIGH – Single Operator/All Bands/CW/High Power
SINGLE-OP ALL CW LOW – Single Operator/All Bands/CW/Low Power
SINGLE-OP ALL SSB HIGH – Single Operator/All Bands/SSB/High Power
SINGLE-OP ALL SSB LOW – Single Operator/All Bands/SSB/Low Power
SINGLE-OP 10M MIXED HIGH – Single Operator/Single Band/Mixed-10M
SINGLE-OP 15M MIXED HIGH – Single Operator/Single Band/Mixed-15M
SINGLE-OP 20M MIXED HIGH – Single Operator/Single Band/Mixed-20M
SINGLE-OP 40M MIXED HIGH – Single Operator/Single Band/Mixed-40M
SINGLE-OP 80M MIXED HIGH – Single Operator/Single Band/Mixed-80M
SINGLE-OP ALL MIXED QRP – Single Operator/All Bands/Mixed/QRP (max.10W)
SINGLE-OP ALL MIXED SWL – SWL Single band categories are only “High Power”. Multi Operator
More than one person performs all operating, logging and spotting functions as well as equipment and antenna adjustments. MULTI-OP SINGLE-TX ALL MIXED HIGH – Multi Operators/Single Transmitter/All Bands/Mixed Multi operator category is only “High Power”. Contacts and Exchange Contact rules
УAll participants are encouraged to contact as many other participants as possible. Same station may be worked once on CW and once on SSB on each band.
Mode and/or band changes are not limited for entrants in single operator categories.
Entrants in multi operator categories must observe 10 min rule for band and/or mode change for running station. Transmission on another band is allowed to a multiplier station only if the station worked is new multiplier. Multiplier station is subject to its own 10 minute rule for band changes only. Despite the category, only one signal can be transmitted at any given time! Exchange
For non-LZ entrants: RS(T) + ITU zone
For LZ entrants: RS(T) + 2 letters district abbreviation which is derived from the district the entrant operates from. Score calculation QSO Points:
10 points for each QSO with LZ station
3 points for each QSO with other continent
1 point for each QSO with the same continent (own country included)
1 point for each QSO between LZ and LZ station SWL Points:
3 points for two call signs and two numbers
1 point for two call signs and one number Multiplier for non-LZ stations:
The sum of worked ITU zones + worked LZ districts on each band, regardless of the mode Multiplier for LZ stations:
The sum of worked ITU zones + worked DXCC countries on each band, regardless of the mode Final score:
The sum of QSO points multiplied by final multiplier LOG Submission General Rules
By submitting their logs to the contest committee, entrants agree that they fully understand contest rules and agree to be bound by them. All logs submitted become property of the BFRA and are not returnable. BFRA has the rights to disclose received logs and/or the corresponding log checking reports to the public and/or third parties. BFRA shall ensure that any log data besides station callsign, entrant name and QSO data is filtered on log disclosure. Submission of logs in electronic CABRILLO format is recommended for all entrants. Entrants claiming top scores in respective categories are strictly required to submit their logs in electronic CABRILLO format with exact frequencies (1KHz precision as defined in CABRILLO format) for every contact in the log. Electronic Logs
Electronic logs must be submitted in CABRILLO format to the following e-mail address: lzdxc@bfra.bg
Entrants must ensure that submitted logs adhere to the CABRILLO standards as defined on: http://wwrof.org/cabrillo/
Direct upload of CABRILLO logs can be performed on the following address: http://bfra.bg:8080/WebEditor/ Paper Logs
Separate logs for each band + summary sheet are required. Entrants submitting paper logs will not be eligible for awards.
Please, send your log to:
Bulgarian Federation of Radioamateurs (BFRA)
P.O.Box 830
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria Log Submission Deadline
15 days after the contest (post seal being decisive for paper logs, e-mail date and time of arrival for electronic logs). Ranking
Ranking of entrants is performed by the LZDX Contest Committee, appointed by BFRA.
Points may be deducted, or entrants disqualified, for violation of the rules or the spirit of the contest. The decisions of the Contest Committee are official and final in all matters of dispute. Awards Awards for bulgarian participants
Winners in the SINGLE-OP ALL MIXED HIGH, SINGLE-OP ALL MIXED LOW and MULTI-OP SINGLE-TX ALL MIXED HIGH categories will be awarded with plaques. Awards for foreign participants
Category winners in each category will be awarded with plaques. Top three scores in each category will be awarded paper diploma.
BFRA reserves the right to issue additionl awards! Recommended logging software
Following software products have been known to work for LZ DX Contest:
N1MM, DXLog, SD, WriteLog, TR4W, Wintest
… or any other in IARU contest mode. LZ Districts details
The total number of LZ districts is 28.
Below are the abbreviations of all 28 districts: BU – BURGAS
BL – BLAGOEVGRAD
VN – VARNA
VT – VELIKO TARNOVO
VD – VIDIN
VR – VRATSA
GA – GABROVO
DO – DOBRICH
KA – KARDZHALI
KD – KYUSTENDIL
LV – LOVECH
MN – MONTANA
PA – PAZARDZHIK
PK – PERNIK
PL – PLEVEN
PD – PLOVDIV
RZ – RAZGRAD
RS – RUSE
SS – SILISTRA
SL – SLIVEN
SM – SMOLYAN
SF – SOFIA (CITY)
SO – SOFIA (DISTRICT)
SZ – STARA ZAGORA
TA – TARGOVISHTE
HA – HASKOVO
SN – SHUMEN
YA – YAMBOL
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