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Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS

Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station: July 30-31 RAC/ARISS – ARISS Russia is planning another of their popular MAI Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin at 16:00 UTC on July 30, then powered down at 19:30 UTC. The next day (July 31), the system will be active from 13:25-19:15…

HAARP to Use WSPR on 80 Meters

ARRL – Alaska’s super-power High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitters in Gakona, Alaska, will take advantage of the WSPR digital protocol and the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network (WSPRnet) during a short experimental campaign, July 30 through August 1. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Space Physics Group researcher and HAARP Chief Scientist Chris Fallen,…

FCC Proposes $18,000 Fine in Louisiana

FCC Proposes $18,000 Fine in Louisiana Amateur Radio Interference Case ARRL – The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) proposing to fine Jerry W. Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, $18,000 “for apparently causing intentional interference and for apparently failing to provide station identification on amateur radio frequencies,” the FCC said. “Mr. Materne was previously warned…

World JOTA-JOTI Registration Now Open

ARRL – Registration is open worldwide for Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet. JOTA-JOTI take place October 19 – 21 — always the third weekend of October. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, encourages JOTA groups to register as soon as possible. “The sign-up system this year is much simpler,” Wilson…

ISS

Receive SSTV from Space June 29-July 1

RAC – ARISS Russia is planning a special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) event from the International Space Station Station around 09:00 GMT on Friday, June 29 and continuing until 18:30 GMT Sunday, July 1. Supporting this event is a computer on the ISS Russian Segment, which stores images that are then transmitted to Earth using…

Field Day 2018: June 23-24

ARRL – ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 40,000 Radio Amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice…

VE3OBI DMR is back online!

[UPDATED] The VE3OBI DMR is back online on 442.1375 (CC1) and my DMR page has been updated. Based on conversations so far, it seems OBI will be on the BrandMeister network and is located in the Raglan, ON area.  Currently, there are no repeaters in the Durham area, that are on the DMR-MARC network, as…

CANWARN Spring 2018 Training

[UPDATE] Folks, this spring’s training is now winding down. As a reminder, due to a staff crunch this summer, we won’t be travelling to the Northwest but plan on returning next year. For those of you who have recently attended a training session, please find attached the list of useful websites/books as well as the…

Digital Amateur Radio

The following are the different digital modes being used the the Durham Region area. Some of the repeaters are in multi-mode, where different modes are available in addition to regular FM voice. DMR – Digital Mobile Radio DMR, or Digital Mobile Radio, is explained in more detail, via my scanner DMR page, but a more simplistic…

Durham Region Repeaters

An amateur radio repeater is an electronic device that receives a weak or low-level amateur radio signal and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power, so that the signal can cover longer distances without degradation. Many repeaters are located on hilltops or on tall buildings as the higher location increases their coverage area,…

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