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MB7APT-L operating schedule for week commencing 23rd September 2018

Sunday 23rd  – normal*.

Monday 24th  – normal.

Tuesday 25th – normal.

Wednesday 26th – normal.

Thursday 27th – off.

Friday 28th – normal.

Saturday 29th – normal. 120 more words

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ARRL Pacific Section - September 2018 News

Aloha all,

We’ve had a busy month of Hawaii Amateur Radio activities so far, with a
few more coming up in October.

First a reminder that participating station logs in the “Hawaii QSO… 416 more words

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New Beta Version WSJT-X 2.0 Boasts Major Changes


As promised, the WSJT-X Development Group has announced a new “candidate release,” WSJT-X 2.0 rc1. This beta version of the popular digital mode suite incorporates many new FT8 and MSK144 features that will be of particular interest to the Amateur Radio contesting community. 377 more words

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Murray Sunset National Park, Victoria, VKFF-0373, 18th September 2018

It is just over five years ago, on the 26th July 2013, that I first activated the Murray Sunset National Park. This Park is located in the North Western corner of the state and adjoins the South Australian border. 541 more words

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The Pacific Division Amateur Radio Convention will be held Friday through Sunday, October 19-21, 2018 in San Ramon, Ca at the Marriott.

PACFICION calls for 3 days of fun; the theme is “Sounds Like Fun”, with a full slate of presentations on a wide range of amateur radio topics. 71 more words

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Charging a sealed lead acid battery with a bench power supply

Recently I purchased a cheap Yucel 7Ah 12V SLA battery for portable operating with my FT-818ND and general purpose use. It is considerably cheaper than all the other options on the market and is readily available here next day delivery which is great as I’m terribly impatient. 543 more words


Amateur radio contact with France

A little while ago I had a very enjoyable radio contact with a amateur in France. I used a radio amateur service called EchoLink. EchoLInk allows radio amateurs to use the Internet to connect with repeater stations in other cities even some in other countries. 182 more words