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What time is it?

Chris Tran GM3WOJ / ZL1CT wrote an article about getting accurate time on your PC for the GMDX Digest What do you do when you need to know the exact time?  You look at your phone or your watch, or you look at the time on your laptop or iPad etc. All very easy if…
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ISS SSTV Oct 9 and 10

Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on October 9 and 10 This is the schedule for the planned activation of the MAI-75 SSTV activity from the ISS. – Oct 9 09:50-14:00 GMT – Oct 10 08:55-15:15 GMT Transmissions will be…
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Bouncing ham radio signals off the Moon

Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about bouncing amateur radio signals off the moon One of the great things about ham radio is that isn’t just one hobby. Some people like to chit chat, some like to work foreign countries, some prepare for emergencies, and there are several space-related activities. There are hundreds of different…
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The SOTA 2020 (and beyond) ‘Flavours’ Challenge

A series of themed challenges will take place in 2020, as part of the SOTA – Summits On The Air awards programme. The idea is to encourage SOTA activity on bands and modes that are popular in amateur radio generally, but somewhat under-represented in SOTA. The SOTA ‘Flavours’ Challenge 2020 January 1st-7th 2020: LF –…
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2019 Oceania DX Contest

The OCDX phone contest runs this coming weekend: 5-6 October. The OCDX CW contest takes place the following weekend: 12-13 October. Please study the rules. Please follow and like us:0

AMSAT Receives Request for Potential Emergency Use of AO-92

AMSAT-NA has received a request from radio amateurs involved with emergency communications in the Azores to forgo AO-92 L/v operation of the satellite this week. “Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to pass through the Azores as a Category 4 storm Tuesday and Wednesday, and they are requesting AO-92 remain in U/v for potential emergency traffic,” AMSAT…
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IARU Administrative Council Steps Up Efforts to Combat Radio Spectrum Pollution

Date : 01 / 10 / 2019 Author : Peter Clee – VK8ZZ IARU Administrative Council Steps Up Efforts to Combat Radio Spectrum Pollution The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual in-person meeting on 28 and 29 September 2019 in Lima, Peru, just before the triennial General Assembly…
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Australian amateurs get 2×1 contest callsigns

The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) has successfully negotiated the issue of 2×1 callsigns (e.g. VK2A) for VK contest stations. “RASA developed terms of reference for a cross-sector committee to review options and make recommendations on how 2 x 1 callsigns could be implemented. Calls for expressions of interest to join the committee were…
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Notice of Thursday net cancellation 26/9/19

Hi everyone, Due to some scheduling & availability issues, tonights 2m Net (with added Echolink) will not be going ahead tonight. Our apologies for those who were excited about tonight’s chat. We will still link up the *ccarcnsw* conference server at 8pm for those that still wish to have a chat with our international friends.…
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A summer without sunspots

The sun is undergoing a remarkable period of spotlessness. During northern summer 2019, the face of the sun was blank (no sunspots) more than 89% of the time. This marks it as one of the deepest Solar Minima in a century. Interestingly, the summer of 2019 also brought a sign that Solar Minimum is coming…
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