NIST FY 2019 Budget would eliminate WWV and WWVH

ARRL report the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2019 budget request includes shutting down “NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii” — in other words, WWV and WWVH Continue reading

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EI3KD works Cape Verde Islands on 144 MHz to set new DX record

On Sunday the 5th of August 2018, Mark Turner EI3KD managed to work D4Z on the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of of Africa on 144 MHz, a distance of some 4163 kms. This remarkable contact, made on CW, was a new record for tropo in IARU Region 1. The previous record of 4130 kms was set back in July of 2015. Continue reading

Icom Inc. announce dates for D-STAR QSO Party 2018

 

Icom Inc. will be holding once again a D-STAR (Digital Amateur Radio) QSO Party this year. The global event will take place between September 22nd at 0.00 and September 24th at 24.00 (UTC).

The format of the party will be the same as in previous years with the goal of encouraging D-STAR operators to communicate with as many other operators across the world via D-STAR repeaters.

The prizes on offer this year have not been announced yet, so keep an eye out for the latest updates on the D-STAR QSO Party 2018 website  www.icom.co.jp/world/dqp .

Upcoming ARDF Events

Happy longest day of the year and start of the Summer!
Important dates coming up for the ARDF (please check website for more details www.ardf.ca):
 
Jun-23 -> ARDF 80m demo at  SARC Field Day 
Jul-7 -> Practice ARDF foxhunt 80m
Aug -> Visit and ARDF fox-hunt in Victoria (TBD)
   Our annual traditional event with friends from Victoria. Last years event was sprint ARDF with 12 transmitters hidden and on 12sec transmitting cycle, hence as sprint name.
 
Sept -> Abbotsford ARDF fox-hunt (TBD)
   We would like to have another event in this area to popularize the sport.
 
Should you have any questions, ideas, suggestions, etc, please contact us.
Many 73s
Amel