1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA) 2. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF 3. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS 4. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND 5. KH7K KURE ISLAND 6. KH3 JOHNSTON ISLAND 7. FT/G GLORIOSO ISLAND 8. 3Y/P PETER 1 ISLAND 9. FT5/X KERGUELEN ISLAND 10. YV0 AVES ISLAND 11. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND 12. ZS8 PRINCE EDWARD & MARION ISLANDS 13. KH4 MIDWAY ISLAND 14. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND 15. PY0S SAINT PETER AND PAUL ROCKS 16. PY0T TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS 17. KP5 DESECHEO ISLAND 18. VP8S SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 19. KH5 PALMYRA & JARVIS ISLANDS 20. ZL9 NEW ZEALAND SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS 21. FK/C CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS 22. VK0H HEARD ISLAND 23. EZ TURKMENISTAN 24. FT/T TROMELIN ISLAND 25. YK SYRIA 26. ZL8 KERMADEC ISLAND 27. KH8/S SWAINS ISLAND 28. VP8G SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND 29. XF4 REVILLAGIGEDO 30. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
Reminder: LARC Meeting. When: Friday, September 8, 2023 7:30pm to 9:30pm EDT. Where: Fire Training Center at 613 Training Center Road, Lynchburg, VA. Program: Wire antennas and modeling – Mike Leger (W8PQ). 37°19’33.6″N 79°12’40.1″W 37.325985 N, -79.211132 W. Come at 7 and socialize.
A free, weekly, live, Amateur Radio Technician Class Licensing course on Zoom will begin on Thursday, Sept 7, and will run through Thursday, October 19 (7 sessions). The three-hour sessions will start at 6:30 PM Eastern Time. These are the classes that we have been holding for years sponsored by the National Electronics Museum. Please publicize this with anyone you know that you think would be interested. Those wishing to sign up should email me at email@example.com.
Ham radio operators are sounding the alarm over the latest threat to their beloved hobby—and this time, it is coming from Wall Street.
A group of high-frequency trading firms are asking the Federal Communications Commission to open shortwave frequencies to greater commercial use, so they can use radio to zip financial data around the world in milliseconds.
Prominent members of the amateur-radio community say interference from traders’ broadcasts could ruin their hobby, which often involves tuning in to weak radio signals so they can chat with fellow hams in faraway places. Hundreds of hams have filed letters with the FCC opposing the traders’ proposal, and some have railed against the plan in YouTube videos.
‘Click the link below for the entire article in the Wall Street Journal:
On July 23, 2023 the ARRL announced that they are raising the annual cost of membership to $59 per year and changing the way the various magazines they produce are funded and delivered. This writer (David Simms, N4IW) feels like this is still a bargain for the many benefits and services we receive from our membership. To view the full announcement from ARRL President, Rick Roderick (K5UR), click the link below:
Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted Countries list has been updated. There are quite a few changes to the list obviously affected by some of the recent DXpeditions. Click the link below to go to Club Log and see the List:
The ad hoc group “Shortwave Modernization Coalition” petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow data communications on multiple bands within the HF 2 – 25 MHz range with up to 20 KW, including in bands immediately adjacent to spectrum allocated to the Amateur Radio Service. This group appears to represent high-speed stock trading interests.