Borealis Net

Tonight, January 24th, a new weekly net will be starting on W8WKY 147.39 MHz. Every Sunday night at 10:00pm local time, Chris KE8QFQ will be hosting the Borealis Net. A group of people have been gathering informally on the repeater around this time to keep Mike KC3QFC -a Fedex long-haul…

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2020 Field Day Results

The COVID-19-influenced Field Day for 2020 will be something hams likely remember for the rest of their lives. However it also provided a chance for hams to experience it in a different way. The temporary rule change for 2020 to allow Class D stations to contact each other increased the…

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Ohio VHF+ Simplex Contest

With Christmas behind us, it’s time for everyone to start thinking about their participation in the Ohio VHF+ Simplex Contest. Sponsored by the ARRL Ohio Section and Ohio ARES, this event is a six hour contest to inspire amateurs around Ohio to operate in simplex mode to simulate repeater-less emergency…

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DMR Hotspot Urgent Action

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The following message was sent by the US BrandMeister server admins. If you have a hotspot and use DMR, make sure you set your BrandMeister password ASAP! Due to issues that have been happening recently, we are going to need to start requiring users to set a hotspot security password…

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ARRL Call to Action

ARRL will file comments with the FCC opposing their proposal to adopt a $50 fee for each Amateur Radio License application. The fee would apply to applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. SARA has also filed comments directly with the FCC…

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