66th UKW-Tagung Weinheim goes virtaual-only

Weiheim UKW Tagung 2021

The organizer of UKW-Tagung in Weinheim decided to shift the meeting, due to COVID-19 concerns, in the online format. Call for papers is still open, you can register for a presentation via a shared online platform until August 28, 2021. The lectures are not limited to VHF topics but include everything that is of interest to the technology-loving amateur. A lecture is scheduled for 25…

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60th anniversary of first OK QSO on 10GHz

OK2KKW first ok 10GHz QSO

From OK2KKW webpage, a nice story about first OK QSO on 10 GHz: Another piece, representing the level of our technology, they had with them at Klínovec OK1KAD – the first device for 10 GHz, equipped with a klystron and a superheat receiver. Unfortunately, due to an unfavorable coincidence, the connection failed to a greater distance. One of the facilities…

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Contests on the first weekend in August

Alpe Adria, Bayerische Berg Tag, DARC Sommer Fielday, OK Letni QRP

On the first weekend in August don’t forget to participate in some of few “field day” style contests: Sommer-BBT Contest (2m to 6cm) DARC UKW-Sommer-Fieldday (2m to 6cm) ALPE-ADRIA VHF CONTEST (2m) OK Letní QRP Contest (2m) We wish you nice weather and good propagation! Enjoy! Photo credit: Photo by 🧔‍♂️ Michal Kmeť on Unsplash

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M17 Project – new digital radio protocol

M17 new digital radio protocol hamradio amateurradio

Before few months, Wojciech SP5WWP informed us about M17 project. M17 is a new digital radio protocol in development as an alternative to those currently available, with freedom in mind. “The goal here should be to kick the proprietary protocols off the airwaves, replace DMR, Fusion, D-Star, etc. To do that, it’s not just good enough to be open, it…

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CQ-DATV Issue 96 – June 2021

CQ-DATV June 2021

The new issue of CQ-DATV is available for download Contents News and World Round-up 600 Watt, 23cm, Amplifier Voyager MiniTutiouner-Express advert One Ham’s Solution to Living Behind a Tall Mountain How to connect Adalm Pluto to the Internet without using the USB / Ethernet adapter From the vault – The BASIC Engine Information Coming up Enjoy reading! Picture: cover photo…

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Microwave contest – 5/6th June 2021

Don’t forget, next weekend is microwave contest!!! Announce your activities >here< Rules you can find >here< (pdf) For weather forecast we recommended Meteorologisk institutt og NRK … for my location weather forecast is very bad, probably I must find a better forecast :-/ hope you will have a nice WX condition. We wish you a lot of QSOs and nice…

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