The 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

10/27/2021 The 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition team says that with its first deposit on its contract to have the SS Marama provide transportation to Bouvet, it has confirmed its plans to activate the second most-wanted DXCC entity in November 2022. “It is a huge task and undertaking to go to Bouvet, and we still critically […]

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Open-Source Amateur Satellite Work Not Subject to Export Administration Regulation

Open-Source Amateur Satellite Work Not Subject to Export Administration Regulation09/23/2021 CEO Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, reports that Open Research Institute (ORI) received an advisory opinion from the US Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on September 2. The letter confirmed that public internet posts regarding open-source amateur satellite communications work are not subject to […]

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Technician License Training Course Added to ARRL’s YouTube Channel

Technician License Training Course Added to ARRL’s YouTube Channel10/20/2021 ARRL’s YouTube channel, ARRLHQ, has launched a series of amateur radio Technician-class license courses. This series of videos features Dave Casler, KE0OG, QST’s “Ask Dave” columnist, who leads viewers through The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. These videos supplement the manual and provide an overview of […]

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November QST Article Celebrates Centenary of the Beverage Antenna

November QST Article Celebrates Centenary of the Beverage Antenna10/20/2021 The November issue of QST includes the article, “The Beverage Antenna, 100 Years Later,” by Ward Silver, N0AX, and Frank Donovan, W3LPL. The famous receiving antenna, designed and patented in 1921 by Harold Beverage, W2BML, remains popular for the low bands as increasing sunspot activity in […]

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APRS Provides Enhanced Experience at Fireworks Endurance Ride in Santa Cruz

APRS Provides Enhanced Experience at Fireworks Endurance Ride in Santa Cruz By Allison Hershey, KM6RMN (PIO) The Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association’s annual Fireworks Endurance Ride covers 30 to 50 miles of natural terrain in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The remote nature of the ride made traditional communication a challenge. So, since 2009 they have […]

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ST de Ron / KD6ZXG

QST de Ron / KD6ZXG — The new Hernandez Valley repeater is now linked to our repeater network. This repeater is off of Coalinga Road and serves the extreme southeastern part of San Benito County that has no radio or cell phone coverage. Specifically, this repeater covers the Bitterwater, Clear Creek and Hernandez Valley regions […]

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Amateur Radio Provides a Vital Service for Life Time Sea Otter Classic

Amateur Radio Provides a Vital Service for Life Time Sea Otter Classic By Heatherly Takeuchi/N6HKT (ARRL ADEC, PIO San Benito Co.) and Timothy Takeuchi/W6TST (ARRL DEC, PIO San Benito Co.) Many do not know that the largest bicycling event and expo for consumers happens in Monterey, California. It is the Sea Otter Classic and it […]

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