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ICQPODCAST - FT8 and Essex Hams
In this episode, Martin M1MRB/W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news. This episode’s feature is Essex Hams and FT8

NASA television coverage of today's solar eclipse
Today, Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour

9M60 Malaysian Special Event
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia's independence (August 31, 1957), look for the following special event stations to be using the special prefix 9M60. Activity started on August 15th and will end on August 31st

Journalist Nick Clooney to MC National VOA Museum of Broadcasting Gala Sept. 23
Nick Clooney, a journalist, anchorman and television host with a career that has spanned 50 years, will act as master of ceremonies Sept. 23 for the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting’s fundraising gala

RAC Canada 150 Award Operations update
RAC Stations Schedule (as of August 20, 2017)

Celebrating Ham Radio
Three amateur radio operators from Chennai operated radios from the lighthouse in Mahabalipuram for International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW)

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th August, through Sunday, 20th August there were 207 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Emergency and Weather Net activated
The ARRL report the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) activated this week on 3.815 MHz for Tropical Storm Harvey, located in the Eastern Caribbean

Canada proposes to add 5 MHz and to keep five existing domestic channels
The Government of Canada has just released a consultation document to implement the changes from World Radio Conference 2015 (WRC-15) including 60 metres. Note that these are in addition to continuing the domestic allocation of five channels congruent with the United States

SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon
The second of the three SARL HF Contests, the HF Digital Contest, is on the air this afternoon, 20 August, from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with PSK31 and RTTY activity on 20, 40 and 80 metres

Three methods of transmitting WSPR reviewed at QSO365
Keith, G6NHU reviews three popular methods of transmitting WSPR on his blog

Broadband terminated dipole for ALE
The topic of this week's video is automatic link establishment or ALE. This time I'm presenting an ALE compatible Broadband terminated dipole antenna

FlexRadio update - SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success!
The results are in and SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success! We excited to see that a significant percentage of customers have already upgraded to the new version in less than a month. The release has been one of our most successful yet, despite being one of the biggest

Ham experts sniff out illegal radio sets in Darjeeling
Amateur radio experts, engaged by security agencies to monitor cross-border radio chatter in the Darjeeling Hills region, have helped in the detection of at least 4 transceivers operating in the Hills illegally

Ham radio: A fun hobby with a purpose
Plenty of people attending Hamfest 2017 at the Painted Hand Casino had talked to George Williams before, but they might know him by another name. He would be better known by his call sign VE5GTW, or “Great Tasting Whiskey.”

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low to moderate levels