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Tim Allen gets license, battle to save 9cm, unworthy Extras, new SDR, more
Tim Allen gets license, battle to save 9cm, unworthy Extras, new SDR, more
Amateur Radio Weekly
Issue 29 October 4th, 2014

Top links

Pricing surfaces for new Yaesu FT-991 transceiver
UK pricing will be around £999 from Nevada, expecting stock spring/summer 2015.
Actor Tim Allen gets his ham ticket for real
Actor and comedian Tim Allen now not only plays an Amateur Radio operator on television, he is one!
Latest version of WSJT-X released
Improved CAT control, improved UI, better handling of compound callsigns.
ARRL again asks FCC to elevate 2300-2305 MHz allocation to Primary
Asked in response to comments filed in an AT&T Mobility Petition for Rule Making seeking a new air-to-ground communications system on 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Service (WCS) spectrum.
Battle to save the 9cm band
The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has lodged a strong submission to the Department of Communications to save loss of access to two segments of our 9 cm band.
Help needed to track 144.390 MHz APRS Balloons
Benjamin Longmier KF5KMP and his team are looking for stations in the Azores and Portugal to help track their balloons.
Not worthy to be an Extra?
It would be insincere and morally fraudulent to now pretend I’ve earned anything close to the Extra level of licensure.
Back to basics with the IC-740
There was an appeal to getting the IC-740 out and going again. It was my HF rig when I first got on the air back in 1983.
Ham Radio balloon to commemorate Sputnik
The Secunda Amateur Radio Club will launch two balloons carrying amateur radio equipment from the Vryburg airstrip FAVB on October 4.

How to

Set up multiple accounts in eQSL
Why should you have more then one account in eQSL? Because as a portable station you are at different locations. Sometimes you activate a special place like a castle or a nature reserve in the COTA (WCA) and WFF programs.
Shortwave listening form a hospital lobby
I logged into my home PC and launched both the Elad FDM-S2 and WinRadio Excabur SDR applications.
The SWLing Post


N1MM+ logger test
I used N1MM+ logger for the first time, and after all the problems I encountered were solved, it looked very promising.

New product

Japan Radio Company (JRC) announces NRD-383 SDR
The new NRD-383 is a direct sampling, 2 channel with digital IQ data output with width up to 10 MHz each. Frequency coverage from 100 kHz to 32 MHz.
The SWLing Post

And finally...

New club member means discounts at Golden Corral
Distressed after receiving their receipts at the quarterly club dinner, members of the Toad Hole Ham Radio Club decided to begin searching for a fifth member.
Ham Hijinks
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