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Special call sign: IQ8YZ/STAYHOME

Announcement: we will be using the special call sign:

IQ8YZ/STAYHOME

during the month of April. The original idea for this originated when I heard 9K9STAYHOME on the radio, and watched some European stations adopt similar special call signs. The ARRL recently reminded everyone of this opportunity here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/use-of-special-call-sign-suffixes-in-the-us-during-covid-19-pandemic

A big thank you to all who fight worldwide against Corona | Covid-19.… Lire la suite

Merca-Ham

Each year, the Ràdio Club del Vallès organizes the Merca-Ham, the largest fair about radio station in southern Europe, hosting radio amateurs from all over Spain and southern France.

This year it is the 25th edition and will take place on the days 15 and 16 June in Cerdanyola del Vallès (very close to Barcelona).… Lire la suite

Portable Digital Node Function – FT2-D

Yaesu is excited to announce that a firmware update for the FT2DR/E along with the latest WiRES-X PC Software (V1.50) has been released on our official website (www.yaesu.com).

This update will enable the FT2DR/E to work as a WiRES-X Portable Node Station with the following firmware and the WiRES-X software:

– FT2D MAIN FW V3.10

– FT2D DSP FW V4.31

– WiRES-X PC Software V1.50

To set up a Portable Digital Node Station with the FT2DR/E, the SCU-39 WiRES-X connection cable kit accessory is required.… Lire la suite

“Using GNURadio for Analog and Digital Communication” – 31th of January, hsbxl (hackerspace Brussels)

On Thursday, the 31th of January, hsbxl (hackerspace Brussels) will be hosting a workshop “Using GNURadio for Analog and Digital Communication”. This workshop is part of the “radio-day” of the byteweek event, a week-long event of presentations, programming-sessions and workshops held the week before the FOSDEM conference in ULB. (1)
The workshop aims to introduce the participants the possibilities and use of GNUradio, an open-source framework for SDR (Software Defined Radio), using examples from amateur-radio.… Lire la suite

Collegiate QSO Party to Debut in September

Collegiate QSO Party to Debut in September

Collegiate QSO Party to Debut in September

ARRL’s Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI) will sponsor the first Collegiate QSO Party in mid-September, just as the fall semester gets under way. The new operating event is part of the larger effort to promote a renaissance of Amateur Radio clubs on college and university campuses.

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