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  1. The FCC has issued a brief statement regarding its plans in the event of a partial government shutdown, which could start on January 20. “In the event of a partial government shutdown, because of available funding, the Federal Communications Commission plans to remain open and pay staff at least through the close of business on […]
  2. Icom have released a firmware update for the IC-7850/7851 HF Amateur Radio transceivers. The firmware update provides the following improvements: • A combination of [MIC] and [USB] is now selectable for the Modulation input connector selections in the SET MODE. • The optional RC-28 directly connected to the IC-7850 or the IC-7851 can now be […]
  3. MFJ is the exclusive North American Distributor of this new ultra-portable multimode HF transceiver.   Features a built-in highly efficient automatic antenna tuner, split frequency XCVR function, RIT receive fine tuning, NB noise suppressor, NR digital noise reduction, number notch, and computer-aided control functions.   Super lightweight and portable, you can take it anywhere! The X5105 is […]
  4. The 2U Zhou Enlai CubeSat, developed with primary and middle school students in China, is expected to launch on January 19. The satellite is named after the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, who held office from 1949 until 1976. A report on the official Xinhua Net website said the CubeSat, constructed at Huai’an Youth […]
  5. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day. Our national day this year falls on Friday 26th of January. This gives radio amateurs the chance to be part of the commemoration the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 […]
  6. The DP0GVN WSPR now is in operation from the German Neumayer III Research Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. The installation is part of a scientific project of the Technical University of Munich in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC). “The beacon is still under […]
  7. A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including MARS, other federal agencies, and the Amateur Radio community, […]
  8. “Antenna Wire” is the topic of the latest (January 18) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity. Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your […]
  9. Michael Walker, VA3MW, from Flex Radio talks to us about 4 new models of SDR HF Radios that are about to be released, and some cool new features they have Rediscover radio with FlexRadio Systems. The leader in innovative software defined radio (SDR) solutions for ham operators worldwide. Founded in 2003, FlexRadio brings over ten […]
  10. An Excellent Dual Band Yagi for 70/144MHz on a 2.4m boom and single feed point The 4-2-12 Dual Band Yagi has a total of 12 elements, 5 elements are used on 70MHz while 7 elements are used on 144MHz. The 4-2-12 InnovAntennas Dual Band Yagi stands aside from the crowd due to the methods used for it’s design. The 4-2-12 uses no traps or coils, no […]


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