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Getting started with the FM Satellites

AMSAT's Director of Field Operations, Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK says the FieldOps team is working to make how-to-operate-satellites information readily available on the web.

Based on a hamfest handout designed and written by Patrick, "Getting Started with the FM Satellites", is available for download.

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/march/getting_started_with_the_fm_...

Young Radio Ham Net April 5

YoungHamQSO announce the next net for young radio amateurs will be held on Sunday, April 5

The 20m net will be led by Gregor S53SL at 1715 UT with the 40m net, led by Geoffrey F4FVI, starting 30 minutes later at 1745 UT. The exact frequencies will be announced on their website.

In 2012 participants in the IARU Region 1 YOTA event came up with an idea to create a monthly meeting on HF for young people which would take place on the first Sunday of each month.

Special Event Call 9K90IARU

Celebration of 90 years with the International Amateur Radio Union

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the IARU, the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will be active with a special event call, 9K90IARU, in the period from 1st of April until the end of the month.

http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/174-news/latest-news/1409-special-event...

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1958 March 27 2015

Thailand’s new master frequency list takes 6 meters back from ham radio
UK regulator uses ham radio input in Ultra Wideband device rule making decision
ITU symposium endorses small satellite regulation
Successful transmissions of two new ham radio shows from Germany
April 1st roving reporter is back with the latest on the FCC enforcement cutbacks

http://www.arnewsline.org/storage/audio/2015/nsln1958.mp3

En heldag om radio och test

Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten, KTH, Örebro Universitet och tre instrumentleverantörer. Där har du laguppställningen för den heldag om radioteknik som konsultbolaget ÅF arrangerar den 21 april i Stockholm. Seminariet hålls i ÅF:s lokaler i Solna och är kostnadsfritt. http://www.etn.se/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60678&via=n

SSA anmäler ett dussin undermåliga LED-produkter

I dag har SSA anmält till Elsäkerhetsverket tolv LED-lampor för marknadskontroll. Mätresultaten visar att de skapar EMC problem(störningar på bl.a. radio) långt över gällande regler. http://www.ssa.se/ssa-anmaler-ett-dussin-undermaliga-led-produkter-till-...

Broadband-Hamnet has a new release of Ham-oriented data networking firmware for the Linksys and Ubiquiti products!

Broadband-Hamnet (BBHN) has released version 3.1.0 firmware for the Linksys WRT54G and Ubiquiti families of products. This firmware returns to the use of patch updates, while also supporting add-on tools such as HamChat created by Nikolai, VE3NKL and a tunneling solution optimized by Darryl, K5DLQ.

This firmware release continues support for EMCOM data networking in the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 900 MHz bands using Ubiquiti equipment and in the 2.4 GHz band using Linksys equipment.

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1957 March 20 2015

Sunspot AR-2297 hurls a massive solar flare toward Earth
Cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu cutting it off from the world
Dayton Hamvention names its 2015 award winners
GAREC 2015 to take place this June in Finland
Colorado hams now have their own tower and antenna protection law
Proof that wireless power can be transmitted using microwaves

http://www.arnewsline.org/storage/audio/2015/nsln1957.mp3

Radio listening declining among young

An Ofcom report says fewer than half of young people aged 11-15 listen to live radio on a weekly basis

Last November Ofcom published a report Digital Day 2014 focusing on the data from the young person's quantitative 3-day diary study.

The report notes that just 42% of young people said they listened to live radio during the week. Instead among those aged 11-15, listening to online or digital ‘pull’ content was popular.

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