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American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Yasme Foundation Announces Excellence Awards #feed

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Yasme Foundation Announces Excellence Awards

The Yasme Foundation has announced the latest recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award. They are Brett Ruiz, PJ2BR, and Helena Ruiz, PJ2ZZ; Bob Wilson, N6TV; Jari Perkiömäki, OH6BG, and Jim Brown, K9YC. The Yasme Excellence Award recognizes individuals and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort, and dedication, have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. This may b...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - ARRL Asks FCC to Allow 3.4-GHz Operation until Spectrum is Occupied #feed

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ARRL Asks FCC to Allow 3.4-GHz Operation until Spectrum is Occupied

In comments to the FCC, ARRL has argued that radio amateurs be allowed to continue shared operation in the 3.4 GHz band until 5G licensees who purchase the spectrum when the FCC puts it up for auction initiate incompatible operations. In its Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) in WT Docket 19-348, the FCC had proposed to sunset the band for amateur radio in two phases, governed by whe...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Universal Radio Announces Closing #feed

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Universal Radio Announces Closing

Ham Radio retailer Universal Radio, headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, is closing its store on November 30, although all existing orders will be filled, and the Universal Radio website will remain open to sell off “remaining stock, publications, and some select products.” Owners Fred Osterman, N8EKU, and Barbara Osterman, KC8VWI, are retiring.

“I am very fortunate to have been in the radio busi...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Coast Guard Proposes to Discontinue HF Voice Watchkeeping #feed

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Coast Guard Proposes to Discontinue HF Voice Watchkeeping

The US Coast Guard has invited comments by January 21, 2021, on a proposal to discontinue HF voice watchkeeping. The proposal appeared on November 20 in the Federal Register. The USCG proposes to cease monitoring 4125, 6215, 8291, and 12,290 kHz, in the contiguous US and Hawaii, due to a lack of activity.

“We believe this change would have a low impact on the maritime public, as commercial satel...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - FEMA Seeking Reserve Telecommunications Operators #feed

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FEMA Seeking Reserve Telecommunications Operators

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking telecommunications operator reservists to assist in emergency recovery efforts on an intermittent, on-call basis. The deadline to apply is December 8, but FEMA will not take any applications beyond the first 200, which may come sooner than that.

These FEMA reservist positions seem well suited to radio amateurs. Duties include sending, rec...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - New York City-Long Island Section Manager Re-Elected in Fall Balloting #feed

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New York City-Long Island Section Manager Re-Elected in Fall Balloting

New York City-Long Island Section Manager Jim Mezey, W2KFV, has been re-elected in the fall election cycle. Mezey, of Carle Place, received 527 votes to 136 for challenger Donnie Katzovicz, W2BRU. The race for NYC-LI SM was the only contested election. Mezey begins a new 2-year term of office on January 1, 2021. He has served as New York City-Long Island Section Manager since 2013.

In the West C...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - IARU Region 2 Executive Committee Approves Dues Reductions for Member-Societies #feed

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IARU Region 2 Executive Committee Approves Dues Reductions for Member-Societies

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) Executive Committee (EC) approved dues reductions and holidays for member-societies in Region 2 (the Americas). The action came as the R2 EC held its fifth and final virtual meeting of the year on November 18 to complete outstanding business from its three October sessions and to approve the 2021 operating budget.

“Recognizing that the pan...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Still Time to Apply for Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists-Radio Positions #feed

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Still Time to Apply for Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists-Radio Positions

The deadline to apply for US Department of State Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists-Radio (IMTS-R) positions is December 1, 2020.

Foreign Service IMTS-Rs design, install, and maintain radio and telecommunications systems. They provide radio support for presidential, congressional, and other VIP visits. These radio specialists work from a regional location, overseas, or ...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Dayton Hamvention Announces its 2021 Theme — “The Gathering” #feed

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Dayton Hamvention Announces its 2021 Theme — “The Gathering”

“The Gathering” will be the theme for the 2021 Dayton Hamvention®. Hamvention General Chair Rick Allnutt, WS8G, said the theme reflects what has been missing from our lives most of this year.

“We have spent the last 6 months being bound to our houses and small groups,” he said. “We are very optimistic that when May arrives, we will be allowed to get together.”

Allnut, a medical doctor with a mast...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - ARRL Announces Director, Vice Director Election Results #feed

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American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone Contest is this Weekend! #feed

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American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Damaged Giant Radio Telescope at Arecibo Observatory Deemed Beyond Repair #feed

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Damaged Giant Radio Telescope at Arecibo Observatory Deemed Beyond Repair

The damaged 305-meter radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will be decommissioned due to safety concerns, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on November 19. The iconic dish has served as a backdrop for several science fiction movies. The Arecibo Observatory Amateur Radio Club, KP4AO, is headquartered at the research facility, and several radio amateurs are employed...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - New IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Appointed #feed

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New IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Appointed

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) Executive Committee has appointed Carlos A. Santamaria, CO2JC, as the new Region 2 Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR). He succeeds Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P, who retired after 12 years of service.

Santamaria has extensive experience serving as Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) National Emergency Network coordinator. He oversaw the netwo...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Arizona Congresswoman Introduces National Amateur Radio Operators Day Resolution #feed

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Arizona Congresswoman Introduces National Amateur Radio Operators Day Resolution

US Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona has introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2021, as National Amateur Radio Operators Day, to recognize the important contributions of amateur radio operators.

“Amateur radio operators are critical in times of crisis and our communities are safer thanks to their dedication to sharing important information with the public,” Lesko said. She was appr...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees #feed

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ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees

ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD 20-270. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The fees, directed by Congress and imposed on all FCC-regulated services, are to recover the FCC’s costs of handli...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS #feed

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS

SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience, carrying four radio amateurs, autonomously docked on November 17 at 0401 UTC with the International Space Station (ISS). A SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher carrying the precious payload went into space on Sunday, November 15, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. They comprise the ISS Expedition 64/65 crew.

“Well, the ISS is loaded with hams now,” Amateur Radio on the Inter...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - International Broadcast Station Interference Overwhelms Hurricane Watch Net #feed

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International Broadcast Station Interference Overwhelms Hurricane Watch Net

As Category 4 Hurricane Iota neared landfall in Central America on November 16, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) was forced to suspend operations at 0300 UTC because of what HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, described as “deafening interference from a foreign AM broadcast station that came out of nowhere at 0200 UTC.” At the time, the net had shifted to its 40-meter frequency of 7.268 kHz, collect...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Clear Frequencies Requested for Caribbean Hurricane Emergency Traffic #feed

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Clear Frequencies Requested for Caribbean Hurricane Emergency Traffic

Stations handling emergency traffic during the response to Category 5 Hurricane Iota, just off the eastern coast of Nicaragua, are requesting clear frequencies.

Radio amateurs not involved in the emergency response are asked to avoid (± 5KHz) the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and WX4NHC (National Hurricane Center) frequencies of 14.325 and 7.268 MHz, as well as a Honduran emergency net operation on ...


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Hurricane Watch Net to Activate for Hurricane Iota #feed

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Hurricane Watch Net to Activate for Hurricane Iota

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will activate on Monday, November 16, at 1300 UTC, for Hurricane Iota, now a strong Category 1 storm. The HWN will begin operation on 14.325 MHz, remaining there for as long as propagation holds, then moving to 7.268 MHz.

Iota is expected to be a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the eastern coast of Central America, where it’s expected to bring poten...


Pi-star verson 4.1.1 Changelog

Kenneth R Fowler N4VKF <fxpd614@...>
 

NEW - Pi-star Change Log

 

02-May-2020 **Version 4.1.1** - Available as an upgrade only (images coming  

    soon...) This version adds some missing WiFi drivers, the version  

    upgrade is actually very small in this case, however at the same time  

    I also released a lot of other updates / upgrades to the system.

 

    YSF2DMR/YSF2P25/YSF2NXDN/DMR2YSF - all of the cross-over modes that  

        include YSF functionality have been mis-behaving on some new  

        Yaesu Radios, looks like Yaesu require some additional fields  

        in the YSF headder. Credit for fixing this goes to Douglas  

        AD8DP for writing a patch for DMR2YSF, I was able to work up  

        some patches for the YSF2xxx modes based on his work.  

 

    YSF Link Manager - After a conversation with Jonathan (G4KLX) he very  

        kindly added remote control support into the gateway apps  

        such that the target can be controlled from the command line.  

        So now we have a working YSF Link manager that can swap the  

        active target without needing to restart the serivce - nice. 

 

    DMRGateway - Upgraded to the current release, this includes Dynamic TG  

        re-writing for you to experiment with.


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Kenneth Fowler
N4VKF
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