Amateur Radio

Dagens utflykt

Visa större karta Dagens utflykt med min Xiegu X5105 går till naturreservatet Grimsta, väster om Stockholm. Om du vill köra SMFF-område 1162 eller SMSS-område BZYJ så lyssna efter mig på 3740 kHzLSB, 3744 kHzLSB, 5360 kHzUSB, 7085 kHzLSB och 7144 kHzLSB. Är 20 meters-bandet öppet så kommer jag också aktivera 14244 kHzUSB och 14285 kHzUSB. …

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Dagens radioutflykt gick till naturreservatet Nackareservatet och den delen som ligger i Nacka kommun (en liten del av reservatet ligger i Stockholms kommun). I SMFF-sammanhang heter reservatet SMFF-1098. Det blev en del kontakter, främst på 80-metersbandet men även på 6/10/12-metersbanden, med stationer runt om i Sverige. Med dagens kontakter har jag nu kvalificerat mig för …

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Den 30 augusti 2020 aktiverade jag tillsammans med SM0OEK Jaan naturreservatet Älvsjöskogen. I radiosammanhang är området ett Swedish Flora and Fauna-område, förkortat SMFF med nummer 8511. Dels var det min första SMFF-aktivitet och dels var det första gången som SMFF-8511 aktiverades. 22 kontakter på 80 meter SSB genomfördes främst med stationer i närheten och med …

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29 June – Antennas for Small Gardens by Steve Nichols, G0KYA

RSGB Not everyone has room for a mast and HF Yagi. In this webinar Steve, G0KYA looks at alternatives for small gardens, including both commercial and home-made variants. He’ll also talk about testing antennas using WSPR and modelling them using MMANA-GAL. Full article

Global COVID-19 Radio Event Set for June 6–7

ARRL Stations bearing call signs that promote the “stay-at-home” message and the value of social distancing and isolation have sprung up during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some 150,000 messages of support shared around the world. An on-air gathering over the June 6 – 7 weekend will offer a further opportunity for stay-at-home stations and radio …

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Venerable AO-7 Satellite Continues to Deliver

ARRL The nearly 46-year-old AO-7 amateur satellite made a remarkable contact possible on May 4 between Diego Feil, LW2DAF, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (GF05rk), and Tom Ambrose, ZS1TA, in Cape Town, South Africa (JF95fx). The contact spanned 4,329 miles across the South Atlantic, with both stations aiming at only 2 or 3 degrees above the …

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YOTA Online programme launched

RSGB As all planned YOTA 2020 events have been cancelled until September, a new programme called YOTA Online has been developed. This will be a monthly livestream gathering, free to all participants and available afterwards as a recorded version. In each meeting, the YOTA team will present different topics and answer questions from the YOTA …

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Two New Chinese Ham Satellites Expected to Launch in September

ARRL Two new Chinese amateur radio satellites are expected to launch on September 15. CAS-7A and CAS-7C follow in the wake of numerous amateur radio satellites put into space by CAMSAT. CAS-7A, a 27 kilogram microsat, will carry several transponders, including a 15-meter-to-10-meter (H/T) linear transponder, and a 2-meter-to-70-centimeter (H/U) linear transponder. CAS-7A also will …

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First Transatlantic Contact on 70 Centimeters Reported

ARRL History appears to have been made on April 7, when an operator at D4VHF in Cape Verde off the African Coast and Burt Demarcq, FG8OJ, on Guadeloupe in the Caribbean completed a contact on 70 cm using FT8 — a distance of 3,867 kilometers (2,398 miles). This would mark the first transatlantic contact on …

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Hamvention QSO Party Set for Saturday, May 16

ARRL The Hamvention QSO Party, a sort of virtual Dayton Hamvention®, will take place on the HF bands on May 16, which would be the Saturday of the now-canceled event. Let’s celebrate the many years we have all had at the Great Gathering we call Hamvention. Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Michael Kalter, W8CI Full article

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