Category: CW

Jamaica removes Morse requirement

AMATEUR radio operators and technicians will no longer be required to be proficient in Morse code, as a result of changes to the regulations for the two pieces of legislation which govern radio and telegraph control services. Director of Legal Affairs at the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) Ida-Gaye Warburton explained to the Regulations Committee of […]

Missing Issues of Morsum Magnificat Now Available for Free Download

All copies of the English-language version of Morsum Magnificat, the Morse Magazine, are now available for free download from the website of Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO. This includes the 89 issues published from 1986 to 2004. Mike Feher, N4FS, was able to provide the missing editions, which Randy Cole, KN6W, scanned for viewing. The 89 issues […]

via HACKADAY: A Beautiful Morse Key From A Hard Drive Actuator

Morse code, or CW, is a subject that divides the amateur radio community from top to bottom. For some it’s a faded anachronism, while for others it’s the purest form of the art. With it no longer in significant commercial or military use it is radio amateurs who keep it alive, and those for whom […]

via the ARRL: “Enigma Reloaded” Ham Radio Event Celebrates World War II Cipher Machine

Enigma Reloaded 2016, September 17 to October 1, will promote Amateur Radio and celebrate the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in the outcome of World War II. The annual event, now in its 3rd year, takes place in two stages. September 17-30, Amateur Radio stations registered as Activator stations will […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas Marks Centennial with Special Event

The Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas (ARCUA) will mark its 100th anniversary with a special event on Saturday, August 27, from W5YM at the home of the Razorbacks. Operation from W5YM will begin at 1500 and continue until 2200 UTC, with a focus on 80, 40, and 20 meters. A commemorative QSL […]

via HACKADAY: Google Unveils Their Experimental Plan For Wireless Broadband Service

Two years ago, the FCC, with interested parties in Microsoft, Google, and many startups, created the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS), a rule that would open up the 3550-3650 MHz band to anyone, or any company, to create their own wireless backbone between WiFi access points. It is the wireless solution to the last-mile problem, […]

via the ARRL: Jammer Jams Intruder as Amateur Band Encroachments Continue

A station believed to be that of a radio amateur in the Wittenberg, Germany, area attempted to use CW to jam a Russian Navy FSK (F1B) signal intruding on 14.192 MHz, according to the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS). The June IARUMS newsletter said the signal has been spotted for […]

via the ARRL: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Acquires “Creed Machine” from Georgia Radio Amateur

ARRL member Gene Greneker, K4MOG, of Powder Springs, Georgia, recently fulfilled a dream for the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center museum — formerly WCC on Cape Cod — to add an important artifact to its collection. Greneker spotted a brief item in QST last year seeking a so-called “Creed machine” for the museum. While most ship-to-shore […]

via the ARRL: Juno Spacecraft that Heard Hams Say “HI” Now Orbiting Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which in 2013 listened for earthbound radio amateurs sending “HI” in coordinated, very slow-speed CW, now is circling Jupiter. In a first-of-a-kind for an interplanetary spacecraft, Juno was able to detect 10 meter Amateur Radio signals on October 9, 2013, as it looped past Earth for a gravity-assisted boost on its way […]

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