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The June Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

This is our annual ARRL Field Day issue and includes a classic Gil Gildersleeve cover from the June 1951 issue!

• Avoid coaxial chaos at your Field Day site with a portable patch panel

• Add digital video to your list of Field Day modes

• Maximize your HF antenna system efficiency

• Get your code skills up to speed with the ARRL Code Proficiency program

…and much more!

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/the-june-edition-of-digital-qst-is-now-ava...

RSGB website maintenance

Owing to essential maintenance some users may experience intermittent connectivity to the RSGB Shop and the Radioclubs.net websites between 19.00 and 22.00 on 8 May 2015.

We apologize in advance for any issues arising from this work, which is replacement of essential hardware.

http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/rsgb-notices/2015/05/08/rsgb-website-main...

FCC Proposes to Permit Amateur Access to 2200 and 630 Meters

Amateur Radio is poised to gain access to two new bands! The FCC has allocated a new LF band, 135.7 to 137.8 kHz, to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis. Allocation of the 2.1 kHz segment, known as 2200 meters, was in accordance with the Final Acts of the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07).

Amateur Radio Continues to Provide Reliable Post-Quake Communication in Nepal

Amateur Radio has continued to provide reliable communication in the aftermath of the devastating April 25 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck an area in and around the capital of Kathmandu. The disaster has so far claimed more than 7300 lives.

Nepal report #7

As the massive earthquake disaster in Nepal enters its second week with the lives lost reaching 6,200, many injured and made homeless, recovery work continues after the worst calamity in that country for more than 80 years.

Jayu S. Bhide VU2JAU, the National Coordinator for Disaster Communication in India, reports that about 4,000 people have died as a result of the 7.8 scale earthquake. The eventual toll is expected to grow as rescue teams reach more remote areas.

Happy Morse Day!

What self-respecting CW Geek would let this day go unnoticed? Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791. Although he is certainly more well-known for inventing telegraphy, he was also a well, known painter. For more information about his life, read:

Inventor Samuel Morse is born, April 27, 1791
Samuel F. B. Morse Biography

http://www.kb6nu.com/happy-morse-day/

Amateur radio Nepal emergency comms

The situation in Nepal, hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake last weekend, seems to be getting worse as time passes.
Many people are still buried in collapsed buildings and caught in rubble from landslides, and there are fears that the death toll will continue to rise.
Amateur radio has been active throughout the emergency and many relief teams who travelled to the area from India, Turkey, China and many other countries have radio amateurs as part of their teams.
Nets have been established on HF to support Nepal.

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Några radiotävlingar på Amatörradio närmar sig.

Det är SL-testen lördagen den 9/5 och SSAs Portabeltest söndag den 17/5 som det gäller.

FRO Stockholm har tre amatörradiosignaler som nu söker operatörer: SL0ZS, SL0ZT och SL0ZU.

Du kan läsa mer om dem:
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