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An Open Letter to #HamRadio Manufacturers

Dear Ham Radio Manufacturer,

Once upon a time, companies like yours developed equipment for hams entering the hobby as Novice licensees. Your radios were fairly inexpensive, simple to build, easy to use, and treasured by the young men and women who owned them. 409 more words

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VK SOTA QSO Party - Webbs Ridge

Webbs Ridge VK2/ST-005 1306 metres ASL, Brindabella National Park VKFF-054

Sunday 30 August 2015.  Today’s SOTA adventure is the VK SOTA QSO Party celebrating two SOTA anniversaries, VK2 and VK6 plus the end of VK1 Winter SOTA QSO.   1,030 more words

SOTA

SCARS Weekly Newsletter - 8/31/15

Did I forget you last week? . . .
Are training classes available? . . .
Amateur Radio Used in UnderGrad Research . . . 1,030 more words

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ARISS contact for school in Finland.

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http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/august/ariss_event_0109.htm.

Accessed on 31 August 2015, 01:24 hrs, UTC.

The International Space Station’s ARISS Program is preparing for another ISS/Earth conversation with students.   115 more words

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VK2/CT-043 SOTA Activation

SOTA Activiation No.1 – Mount Tomah VK2/CT-043.

The weather forecast looked good. The gear was packed the day before, comprising my FT817 with external 4S LiPo, Voltage regulator, electrical power ‘Watts Up’ meter, tiny… 330 more words

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$50SAT Falls Silent

The $50SAT amateur radio spacecraft ,which measures just 5x5x7.5 cm and weighs only 210 grams, has ceased transmitting after nearly 20 months in space.

Michael Kirkhart, KD8QBA… 654 more words

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