Monthly Archives: September 2020

Npcap 1.00 was just released and a new Nmap is on the way!

By | September 29, 2020

Hello everyone. I hope you are all safe and well during this nastypandemic. I obviously haven’t been wearing my marketing hat enough giventhat this is my first mail to the Nmap Announcement list since lastAugust’s Nmap 7.80 release. But we’ve been heads-down programming sincethen and have great news to report! The biggest news is that,… Read More »

Online ham radio training resources

By | September 29, 2020

The RSGB site lists several organisations that provide online training for the UK amateur radio Foundation or Intermediate exams Among those providing a free online training course at both the Foundation and Intermediate level is the popular GM6DX site. Their Foundation course consists of 58 lessons which include PDFs, videos and quizzes. All material is… Read More »

New WSJT candidate release features FST4

By | September 29, 2020

Candidate releases are intended for beta testers, WSJT-X 2.3.0-rc1 offers the new modes FST4 and FST4W designed for use on the LF and MF bands WSJT-X  2.3.0 is  a program  upgrade offering  two new  modes designed especially for use  on the LF and  MF bands.  FST4 is  for 2-way QSOs, and FST4W is for WSPR-like… Read More »

Tracking down a source of RF pollution

By | September 29, 2020

On the SWLing Post Emilio Ruiz describes how he tracked down a source of RF pollution that was ruining radio reception At the beginning of the year, I was sad because, at home, an awful RFI noise appeared. The next few months the noise increased until S9!!.Day and night my receivers and my feelings were… Read More »

Emergency exercise ‘Austria Off-Grid’

By | September 22, 2020

On October 3 radio amateurs will participate in the nationwide emergency exercise Austria Off-Grid The siren rehearsal will take place on October 3, 2020 during the annual civil defense test alarm. But not only the function of the sirens for alerting the population will be tested on this day, but also the communication that takes… Read More »

FEMA 5-MHz Interoperability Channels Designated for Wildfires & Hurricane Sally Response

By | September 17, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that two 60-meter channels have been made available, as necessary, for interoperability between US Government stations and US amateur radio stations involved in emergency communications related to the wildland firefighting response in California, Oregon, and Washington, and to Hurricane Sally. These interoperability channels will remain active until… Read More »

Updated/Simplified WXOBS Exercise Plan & QNC messages Regions 4 and 5

By | September 15, 2020

We have updated and simplified the plan for the upcoming WXOBS emergency exercise scheduled for Tuesday evening (Sep 16 UTC) and Saturday evening (Sept 20 UTC).  The updated version specifies new CW watch frequencies and it also identifies the DTN target stations assigned to each region. Here is a link to the revised emergency exercise… Read More »