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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ARRL Comments on Technological Advisory Council Spectrum Policy Recommendations

In comments to the FCC on a series of Technological Advisory Council (TAC) spectrum management policy recommendations, ARRL said that while some of the Council’s recommendations are valid, it would be “highly inappropriate” to generalize about applying them broadly in all radio services. The comments, filed on January 31, were in response to a December 1, 2017, Public Notice in ET Docket No. 17...

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CLE 228 Results

Last weekend's CLE yielded a mixed-bag of propagation. Friday night's conditions were the best of the three nights here in southwest B.C., but others found things a little different ... such are the vagaries of radio's magic.All told, I logged 40 ND...

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CLE 228 Results

Last weekend's CLE yielded a mixed-bag of propagation. Friday night's conditions were the best of the three nights here in southwest B.C., but others found things a little different ... such are the vagaries of radio's magic.

All told, I logged 40 NDBs in the specified frequency ranges, with five of the logs being all time 'new catches'. After chasing NDBs regularly since the mid-80's, new ones do not come along too often. It's now fairly clear that as the Sun seriously starts to quiet down once again, propagation on the lower bands, especially the MF and LF part of the spectrum, is quickly improving ... a nice change over the past several years of continuous prop-killing geomagnetic activity during the downhill slide of Cycle 24. It looks as though things will be much better over the next several years as things get even quieter.

The highlight of the weekend was 'TOY' - 260kHz, from Tongoy, Chile. Although on the air for many years, this was the first time I have ever heard it ... on both Friday and Sunday evenings.

Located in coastal central Chile, 'TOY' runs some serious power at 3,000 watts. Along with its large vertical and rural location, I'm surprised I haven't heard it before.

Tongoy, Chile courtesy:

The nearby airstrip in seaside Tongoy is apparently no longer in service and the beacon appears to be an 'enroute' navigational beacon, similar to the high-powered ones in many unpopulated regions of northern Canada.

TOY-260 courtesy:

Tongoy Airstrip courtesy:

I have to wonder just how long beacons of this type will be useful enough to maintain as most aero navigation is now reliant on much more accurate GPS, RNAV and RNP systems ... time will tell, but NDBs appear to be going silent with increasing frequency throughout North America.

Another highlight was 500-watter 'QY'-263kHz, located in the heart of Sydney, Nova Scotia and not logged here since 2013. 'QY's large vertical appears to be located in a residential area, but perhaps the beacon was there long before the neighbours moved in. I'll put 'QY' into the receiver's memory as a good indicator of propagation to the east.

QY-263  Sydney, NS courtesy:

Logged using the Perseus SDR and inverted-L tuned to 300 kHz:

27 08:00 260.0 TOY Tongoy, CHL
27 08:00 260.0 ZXS Prince George, BC, CAN
27 08:00 260.0 YSQ Atlin, BC, CAN
27 06:00 260.0 MTH Marathon, FL, USA
27 06:00 260.0 JH Jackson, MS, USA
27 07:00 260.0 SNE Santa Elena, TX, USA
27 08:00 261.0 D6 Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, CAN
27 08:00 263.0 OAY Norton Bay, ALS
27 06:00 263.0 CVM Alton, IL, USA
27 10:00 263.0 3Z Russell, MB, CAN
27 07:00 263.0 BF Scottsbluff, NE, USA
27 06:00 263.0 QY Sydney, NS, CAN
27 10:00 263.0 YBB Kugaaruk, NU, CAN
27 07:00 263.0 ZQT Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
27 11:00 264.0 SZT Sandpoint Apt, ID, USA
27 08:00 264.0 ZPB Sachigo Lake, ON, CAN
27 10:00 266.0 ICK Annette Island, ALS
27 14:00 266.0 XD Edmonton, AB, CAN
27 14:00 266.0 VR Vancouver, BC, CAN
27 05:00 266.0 BZ Bozeman, MT, USA
27 08:00 266.0 GH Fort Good Hope, NT, CAN
27 07:00 266.0 SLE Salem, OR, USA
29 09:00 266.0 PYX Perryton Ochiltree Co Apt, TX, USA
27 05:00 268.0 ZWL Wollaston Lake, SK, CAN
27 05:00 269.0 YK Castlegar, BC, CAN
29 10:00 269.0 BEX Bloomfield, IA, USA
27 06:00 269.0 UDE Delta Station, MB, CAN
27 06:00 269.0 PK Park Rapids, MN, USA
27 14:00 269.0 ZW Teslin, YT, CAN
27 07:00 512.0 HMY Lexington, OK, USA
27 07:00 515.0 OS Columbus, OH, USA
27 06:00 515.0 PN Ponca City, OK, USA
27 07:00 515.0 CL Cresent Beach, WA, USA
27 05:00 516.0 YWA Petawawa, ON, CAN
27 07:00 521.0 ORC Orange City, IA, USA
27 05:00 524.0 MNL Valdez, ALS
27 05:00 524.0 HRD Hardin, TX, USA
27 07:00 525.0 ICW Nenana, ALS
27 05:00 529.0 SQM Sumner Strait, ALS
27 13:00 529.0 FDV Nome, ALS

The logs / reports from all participants may be viewed (once they have been posted) here  on the NDB List website.

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Tuning characteristics of the Wolf River coil with 102" whip

Today I tested the new mobile antenna on the 10- to 40-meter bands with mixed results. The antenna is a 102" whip mounted onto a Wolf River Silver Bullet Mini coil which is in turn mounted to one of the stake holes in the bed of my truck. Bandwidth on the 12 to 20 meter bands is surprisingly wide. As expected, the 12m band requires minimal use of the coil, so the PVC collar containing the tap

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Work Progressing to Incorporate CQ Magazine’s WAZ Award Program into LoTW

Beta testing for bringing CQ Magazine's Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program into ARRL’s Logbook of the World (LoTW) system continues to move forward, officials from CQ and ARRL have assured.

Some problems in the implementation were discovered by testers and have since been corrected; the documentation has also been improved by feedback from the testers. In parallel, the LoTW server has been exe...

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VP9/W6PH – Bermuda

Kurt, W6PH will be active from Bermuda as VP9/W6PH during February 15-19, 2018. QRV on HF, including activity in ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via H/c.

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DXpeditions & Contest schedule for February 2018

The schedule that you will see, by clicking on the link, is interactive. That is, by clicking on the single callsigns, you will be redirected to the websites providing the announcements and informations regarding that Dxpedition.

By downloading the .ics file, you can add the Dxpedition agenda to the Google calendar on your Android device.

TNX to HamRadioWeb & IZ5CML

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VP9/W6PH Bermuda Islands. From

Kurt, W6PH will be active again, as VP9/W6PH, from Bermuda Islands,IOTA NA - 005, 15 - 19 February 2018.

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5W0LR – Samoa

Dick, AD7AF (ex-E51WWA, T32RL) will be active from the Savaii Lagoon Resort, Samoa as 5W0LR between February 4-22, 2018. QRV on HF; CW/SSB/FT8. Participation during ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via H/c, LoTW.

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TN5R Congo

A team composed by EA1SA, EA5KM, EA7AJR, EA7KW ,F9IE, F8ATS,
HK6F, IK5RUN, IN3ZNR, JH4RHF and EA5RM will be on the air
from Pointe Noire , The Republic of the Congo, from March 9th
to March 19th. They will be on all bands from 10 to 160 meters
on SSB, CW and RTTY as TN5R.
More news and updates are availables at

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TJ Republic of Cameroon by Italian Dxpedition Team

Art IK7JWY (IDT HF pilot station) informs DxCoffee readers:

“The next operation of the Italian Dxpedition Team is planned to take place from the
 Republic of Cameroon (TJ) in the second half of March.
The licencing process is underway.
For the IDT,
Silvano, I2YSB”

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J88PI Story and Pictures

J88PI Palm Island NA-025 by Brian GW4DVB

Hi dear DxCoffee readers,

Just a bit of an update on my mini DXpedition

Conditions this year not as good as others but I’ve still been able to work over 600 stations on 7, 14, 18 & 21.
I’ve been using my Ft-991A into a 10 vertical wire fixed to a SOTA Beam fibre glass pole on the beach 🏝 tuned via a 9:1 UnUn.
I also have two radials for each band fitted.
The antenna is fixed to the railings of the villa which is less than 10m from the water!!
We had high winds on the first two days that put the SOTA Beam fibre glass pole to the test – it sustained a sizeable crack in one of the tubes but so far has not come down.
Using fibre cheap glass fishing rods has proven more economical and more robust in the past given this is its 2nd only airing!!
Sadly, like last year the FT-991A auto atu has not performed well but a well positioned hit on the rig casing has managed to get it back tuning!! 
I think next time I’ll be bringing a separate auto atu with me.
Quite a few people have contacted me regarding putting the station on Ft65 / FT8
What are the readers thoughts on this ?
Thanks for all the great publicity and web site 

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5W0LR Samoa. From

Dick, AD7AF will be active as 5W0LR, from Samoa, IOTA OC - 097, 4 - 22 February 2018.

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Caribbean tour by two youngsters from Europe in 2018 [Upodate]

31 January 2017

Hello all,

We want to give you a little update about our upcoming DXPedition to the Caribbean. Our contest call for the operation in CQWPX SSB 2017 from Bonaire has been issued finally. We will be qrv as PJ4V in M/2 HP category.

QSLs for PJ4V will be via M0URX only. (see the front photo attached)

No cards required, OQRS preferred.

During our operations out of the contest we try to have a live log online on clublog,

Stay tuned on our pages.

Cu down the log.

73 de Philipp, DK6SP



11 January 2017

Philipp, DK6SP (20 years), and Jamie, M0SDV (17 years), will be qrv from Bonaire as PJ4/homecall from 16.03. – 02.04.2018.
Operation will take place at the QTH of PJ4DX.

We will try to be qrv from 160m through 6m focusing on WARC bands outside of the contest.

Modes will be mostly CW and SSB but also digital modes like RTTY or FT8 are planned.
The activity also includes participation in the upcoming CQ WPX SSB 2018 contest.
Operators will be DK6SP, M0SDV, PJ4DX, PJ4KY and PJ4NX.
Category and contest call will be announced in time.

During our stay on Bonaire there is also a trip planned to another DXCC in the Caribbean.
Stay tuned and listen out for this one as well.

QSLs will be via homecalls for both operations.

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Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Cites Amateur Radio’s Role after Maria

A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the Government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio’s role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. It also calls for expanding the pool of radio amateurs on the island who could help in future disasters. The report, Commonwealth o...

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XV9DLH Phu Quoc Island. From

Radio Amateurs members of Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club will be active as XV9DLH, from Phu Quoc Island, IOTA AS - 128, starting 24 February 2018.

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XV9DLH – Vietnam

Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club members Bernhard, DK7TF and Jürgen DH6ICE will be active as XV9DLH from Phu Quoc Island, AS-128 starting February 24, 2018. QSL via DK8ZZ.

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USA ARDF Championships Set for June 13-17 in California

The 18th USA Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, some 30 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6,300 feet elevation near Donner Summit.

An optional training day will be held on Wednesday, June 13. Thursday will be devoted to foxoring, a combination of radio direction finding and classic oriente...

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“Empire of the Air” – a history of radio broadcasting

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike Hansgen, who notes that Ken Burns’ film, Empire of the Air is now streaming on YouTube. This impressive documentary was originally broadcast in 1992.  The following is a summary taken from the Empire of the Air website:

For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” In Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity interacted in tragic ways. This is the story of Lee de Forest, a clergyman’s flamboyant son, who invented the audion tube; Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor who pioneered FM technology; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the most powerful communications company on earth.

Against the backdrop of radio’s “Golden Age,” Empire of the Air relates the history of radio through archival photographs, newsreels of the period and interviews with such well-known radio personalities as Garrison Keillor, the late sports commentator Red Barber, radio dramatist Norman Corwin and the late broadcast historian Erik Barnouw.

As with many videos on YouTube, this film could be removed at any time without warning. I suggest watching this soon:

Click here to view on YouTube.

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DW Documentary about the South Atlantic island of St. Helena

Many of you likely know I’m fascinated by remote islands and communities–especially the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

If you’ve been an SWL for a few decades you likely also remember the very popular Radio St. Helena day! We’ve posted several articles about it in the past–click here to read through our archives. I really miss that annual listening event.

The other day, while browsing sailing videos on YouTube, I uncovered this excellent little documentary about St. Helena via Deutsche Welle. Enjoy:

Click here to view on YouTube.

Someday I hope to visit the Island of St. Helena–it’s been on my bucket list for many years!

Post readers: Please comment if you’ve ever traveled to or lived on St. Helena! Tell your story!

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Streaming radio: Ron recommends Radio Station World

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ron, who writes:

Your recent Sangean HD review just brought this to mind:

Just select your area, get the subs right off streaming…they’re all there.
He has shortwave broadcasters, too.


Thanks for thew tip, Ron!  I like how the site is based on geographic regions.

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“Project Goodwill Kosovo” Celebrating Independence and New DXCC Status

A new on-the-air team is taking the reins at Z60A, as “Project Goodwill Kosovo” moves into its second week, with only 2 weeks to go until the actual 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Hams from 10 countries will take part in the Project’s current phase. Z60A has been on the air since January 21, steadily winnowing down demand for Kosovo as a DXCC entity; the republic jumped to the top o...

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WRTH updates to B17 schedule

(Source: Sean Gilbert via WRTH Facebook)

As in past seasons, WRTH is pleased to announce that an update file for the B17 broadcast schedules is now available for free download from

This update contains changes, additions and frequency cancellations; new stations that have become active since WRTH was published; and the revised full schedules of certain stations.

We hope you find this file useful as an addition to WRTH (it is formatted in the same manner as the printed WRTH), or it can be used on its own, of course.

Please forward this information to your various mailing lists and reflectors and to anyone else who may be interested.

73 and happy listening

from the WRTH Editorial staff

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E51GEA Rarotonga Island. From

Gerhard, OE3GEA will be active as E51GEA, from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC - 013, 21 - 24 February 2018.

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H44MS Solomon Islands. From

Bernhard, DL2GAC will be again active as H44MS, from Malaita Island, IOTA OC - 047, Solomon Islands, until 2 May 2018.

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Prepare for Thinking Day on the Air:

Thinking Day on the Air 2018 will take place over the weekend of 17 and 18 February 2018. A list of known stations is displayed on the station list page. There is a form on the page for stations to submit their details to be added to the list, and a Yahoo group for exchanging details or arranging skeds.

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Cleveland City Council Approves Upcoming Sky Warn Class:

Local residents of Cleveland now have the opportunity to help engage in storm safety thanks to an upcoming Sky Warn class approved by Cleveland City Council on Jan. 23. Cecil Watt, Jr. of the Sam Houston Area Radio Klub (SHARK) made a presentation at city council with a request to waive the fees needed to rent the Cleveland Civic Center for the class "Sky Warn is free," he said. "Some gentlemen will come up and make a presentation. It's about an hour to an hour-and-a-half [class] and that includes a little test at the end to see if everybody was paying attention." Watt explained that because of the curvature of the Earth, people can't see small things happening in the distance. "Especially the tornadoes," said Watt. Watt says the class is meant to help show participants what storm anomalies look like so they can be reported to the National Weather Service. "They're the ones that really sponsor this group," said Watt. The SHARK club consists of amateur ham radio operators who often assist emergency services during storms. Watt is wanting to get students from organizations such as the JROTC and the FFA to come to the class.

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Ham Talk Live #100 -- Bouvet LIVE Update:

Thursday at 9 PM Eastern (0200Z) on Ham Talk Live!, we get an update from some of the 3Y0Z - Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018 team about how the trip is going and when you will have a chance to work them! We will have the lead pilot, Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L and the youth pilot, Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO on the show. And if possible, we will go LIVE for a part of the show with the team. They may still be on the boat, or getting ready to move to the island, or with any luck they will be on the island by then! So tune in and call in with your questions!

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

NASA TV to Air Live Coverage of Rare Lunar Eclipse

Sky gazers are in for a rare treat Wednesday, January 31, when three celestial events combine to create a super blue blood moon. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the celestial spectacle beginning at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 UTC).

Weather permitting, the broadcast will feature views from the varying vantage points of telescopes at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research ...

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H72DX Nicaragua. From

Jim WB2REM and Mark WY1G will be active as H72DX, from Nicaragua, 26 February - 6 March 2018.

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'Timeline Was Tight' for New Expo Center Ahead of Hamvention:

Amateur radio enthusiasts who attend the annual Hamvention, held for the first time last spring at the Greene County Fairgrounds, will have to wait for a new exposition center that was to be built in time for this year's event. County officials have closed the bidding process for the $1.9 million project to build a u-shaped expo center that was to be completed by May. Hamvention, hosted by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association since 1952, is billed as the world's largest amateur radio gathering. The event had been held at Hara Arena for many years, but the arena closed, and organizers moved the event to the Greene County Fairgrounds. The event is estimated to have a local economic impact of about $17 million for hotels, restaurants, gas stations and retailers. "Hamvention has a three-year contract with the agricultural society for use of the fairgrounds and expo center," Huddleson said. "They had a very successful event in 2017 and we will continue to work with them in an effort to secure the event long-term."

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County Works to Repair Radio Repeater Tower:

WALLACE -- The rough North Idaho winter weather recently knocked out a radio repeater tower on top of Goose Peak (north of Wallace) and Shoshone County is working to get the tower repaired. A radio repeater is a combination of a radio receiver and a radio transmitter that receives a signal and retransmits it, so that two-way radio signals can cover longer distances. A repeater sited at a high elevation can allow two mobile stations, otherwise out of line-of-sight propagation range of each other, to communicate. Repeaters are found in professional, commercial and government mobile radio systems, and also in amateur radio. According to Shoshone County commissioner Mike Fitzgerald, getting the tower repaired is incredibly important for several reasons. "The Goose Peak repeater tower houses communication equipment that is essential to multiple responding and emergency agencies operating in the northeastern portions of our county and adjoining Montana," Fitzgerald said.

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City, Regional District of Nanaimo Ready to Alert Citizens to Emergencies:

While a recent tsunami warning didn't affect either the City or Regional District of Nanaimo, both local governments have systems in place to deal with natural disasters. Cellphone alerts are among the ways both the city and the region notify residents of imminent danger and Karen Lindsay, city emergency program manager, said city systems depend on the situation. "For example, if you were evacuating a neighbourhood and you had some discretionary time to do it, it could be involving responders going door-to-door. It could be sent out over Twitter and Facebook and played on the radio, for example, to let people know, and advise people, that there's something going on," said Lindsay. She said earthquakes could present a challenge, as they could damage communications infrastructure. The city would utilize social media and call alert, if available, but it also has a direct link into radio stations. "We can actually start sending public messaging out to the radio stations and they would man with their staff, someone there to receive the communications and get them out over the air \& we have a healthy ham radio operators coastal emergency communications, they're part of our emergency response team. We've got ham radio wired in at all four of our reception centres and we also have a radio in our emergency operations centre," Lindsay said.

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USA ARDF Championships in California:

The 2018 USA championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, which is along Interstate 80 about 100 miles northeast of Sacramento and 33 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6300 feet elevation near Donner Summit.

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[UPDATE] Z60A – Republic of Kosovo

JANUARY 30 — A new team of G3TXF, IK0FVC, K9JF, VE7NY, DL3DXX, DL5CW and DJ5IW will be at work soon with three radios again as they lost one that had to be replaced. In total, hams from 10 countries will participate in the project’s current phase. Last Sunday marked a wonderful and memorable reception honoring the recent […]

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DX-World DXpedition 2018

During early May 2018, team members (MM0NDX-IK8LOV-ON9CFG) will undertake their inaugural DXpedition. This is something they have spoken about for years but never done – until now! They have located an ideal location, and this particular IOTA always produces interest on the airwaves. Full info provided in the coming days.

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On Being Too Smart by Half – Lessons in D-Star Painfully Acquired

During my ongoing apprenticeship in D-Star, I continue to make mistakes and, mostly learn from them. My latest: To “simplify” use of the DR feature of Icom ID-51A+, instead of loading all 750 repeaters the machine can hold, I loaded only those from areas where I expected to travel; i.e., Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, […]

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World Radio Day 2018: Radio Romania International seeks listener input

(Source: Radio Romania International via David Iurescia, LW4DAF)

February 13 is a day to celebrate radio, to improve international cooperation between broadcasters and to encourage major networks and community radios to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves. The theme of World Radio Day this year is “Radio and Sports”.

As we look forward to a year of momentous sporting events, events that have the ability to unite the hearts and minds of people everywhere, UNESCO calls on all radio stations around the world to showcase the beauty of sports in all of its diversity.

Radio Romania invites you to bring your contribution to our World Radio Day show by telling us what sports topics you would prefer hearing about in our programmes.

World Radio Day, celebrated on 13 February, marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by UN Radio in 1946, when it transmitted its first call sign: “This is the United Nations calling the peoples of the world.”

World Radio Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio, and enhance networking among broadcasters.

To celebrate World Radio Day, we invite you, dear listeners and Internet users, to send us short messages, by email, at

Click here to view this post on RRI’s website.

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Looking under the hood: Sony ICF-SW7600GR internal shots

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rawad Hamwi, who writes:

Hi Thomas

Recently I was looking over the internet for some high resolution images for an opened Sony ICF-SW7600GR, but could not find much.

So…I took the “risk” and I opened mine! The main purpose was to clean it from dust, since I am living in a quite dusty environment

I was amazed how easy the process was. It was like eating a piece of cake! Remove the 5 screws and viola! that’s it! You can definitely see the Japanese quality inside.

So, I would like to share with you some high resolution images and somebody may use them for reference too!

Click here to download a compressed file with all of the photos in high resolution (24 MB).

Thank you so much for sharing these, Rawad!  Excellent photos that will, no doubt, prove useful to those wishing to repair or modify the Sony ICF-SW7600GR.

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Yes, Brother Stair is back on the air

BBC: “Meet the girl whose teacher is a radio”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike Hansgen, who shares this news/media from the BBC World Service:

Could broadcasting school lessons solve Africa’s education crisis? The BBC spoke to a pupil in the Democratic Republic of Congo who is learning through the radio.

Click here to view on the BBC World Service website.

At Ears To Our World we’ve long appreciated the power of radio to spread information in rural and remote parts of the world: it’s effective, accessible and essentially free to the listener. Viva la radio!

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LHS Episode #206: Hamlib Deep Dive

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode we take an in-depth look at the wonder of hamlib, the software that binds applications to your amateur radio hardware. It's cross platform, small, actively developed and wonderful in general. Hope you enjoy. Please make sure to send us your [...]

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February 2018: Ionospheric Propagation Predictions

The sunspots number is almost close to zero, so the propagation will be rather poor on the high bands, with short apertures during daytime. Conditions will be better on the lower bands with darkness.

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