[Essex Ham Site] TX Factor Episode 22 Out Now

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Essex Ham has posted a new item: ‘TX Factor Episode 22 Out Now

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The latest episode of TX Factor, the online TV show dedicated to all things amateur radio, has just been released. Have a watch for a few faces and voices from […]

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First FT8 Roundup is a huge hit


The first FT8 Roundup over the December 1 – 2 weekend attracted some 1,300 logs from those taking advantage of the ever-more-popular digital protocol. This, despite its having been announced on fairly short notice and with other contests such as the ARRL 160-Meter Contest under way on the same weekend. More than 400 logs were from US radio amateurs in the 48 contiguous states, plus the District of Columbia. Overall, some 131,200 contacts were recorded. Participants from 91 countries submitted logs, testifying to the fact that FT8 is not just an US phenomenon. Continue reading

Santa Claus Net 3.916 MHz – All Kids Welcome to check in


For the 13th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:30 PM (Central) starting Friday, November 23, 2018. The Santa Net will run nightly at 7:30 PM Central through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.

Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, commented on The 3916 Santa Net. He said, “Christmastime is our favorite time of the year on 3.916 MHz. Our group thoroughly enjoys helping young people and their families have a shared Christmas experience that they’ll always remember. In addition, Santa Net has introduced a lot of young people to the magic of amateur radio.”

Youngsters can talk to “Santa at The North Pole” via strategically placed operators who relay the voice of Santa. Thomson said that The Santa Net is a team effort that involves the efforts…

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[RAC-Bulletin] RAC supports Canadian National Parks on the Air event (CNPOTA): January 1 to December 31, 2019


Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce its support of the Canadian National Parks on the Air (CNPOTA) event  which will be held next year from January 1 to December 31. 

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Maritime Mobile Service Network Operators Assist Vessel with Ill Crew Member


Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) played a significant part in summoning medical assistance on November 9 for a crew member suffering chest pains on board the 48-foot sailing vessel Marie Elena, some 300 miles east of Bermuda. Continue reading