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Ham Radio Aviator Attempts New York To Paris Speed Record

by: Bonnie (KQ6XA)

Brian Lloyd WB6RQN Flight Commemorates 90 Years Since Lindbergh

New York, USA, May 22, 2017 – As pilot Brian Lloyd propels his single- engine plane named “Spirit” eastward into the sky this week from Republic Airport on Long Island, he embarks on a dual mission. He is commemorating Charles Lindbergh’s famous solo transatlantic flight that made history in May of 1927, while simultaneously attempting to break a speed record for the New York to Paris air route. To make things even more interesting, he intends to communicate live via radio with Ham operators while in flight.

Brian Lloyd WB6RQN in his airplane Spirit with HF radio

 

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Impulse Electronics Introduces New TERA DMR Commercial Radio

Press Release

Impulse Electronics Introduces New TERA DMR Commercial Radio

Online Battery, Power Source Retailer Adds TERA TR-7400 Digital DMR UHF 1024 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio to Their Store Lineup

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Escondido, CA — (SBWIRE) — 10/04/2016 — Impulse Electronics is proud to add the new TERA TR-7400 Digital DMR UHF 1024 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio to their already stellar lineup of radio products, powerpole connectors/supplies/sources, fuses, wires, tools, and other electronic equipment. The TERA DMR commercial radio is designed for everyday rugged use and covers commercial and the amateur radio bands. It is available in UHF or VHF and includes multiple accessories. The waterproof radio is ideal for fire, search & rescue, EMS, police, sheriff, forestry, security patrols, business communications, schools, universities, and other organizations that have FCC licensed frequencies.

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HRO Expanding after AES Closure

Ham Radio Outlet LogoHam Radio Outlet – Press Release for Immediate Release
July 12, 2016

RE: HRO-Milwaukee, Amateur Electronic Supply’s closing on 7/28/2016

On July 1, 2016 Amateur Electronic Supply (AES) made the decision to close down their entire organization and terminate all retail operations at their Las Vegas, Cleveland, Orlando and Milwaukee locations.

Upon hearing the news, and with the concurrence of AES senior management, Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) sent senior management to each location to interview the staff with hopes of acquiring some of the Amateur Radio retail employee talent in each of the current AES locations.

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Elecraft KX2 Announcement

New KX2 radio to be announced this Thursday at the Dayton  Hamvention 2016

Elecraft KX2 Product Info
Elecraft KX2 Product Info

Hello to all,

We are please to announce a new radio to complement the KX3 and the KX-Line.  Here are the details.

What:  Elecraft announces the KX2, Ultra-portable radio
When:  Thursday, May 16th, 1300Z
Where:  Four Days In May QRP event, part of the Dayton Hamfest activities

Elecraft is excited to announce a new radio targeting the Ultra-portable market with a Fit-In-Your-Pocket size.  Please see the attached brochure for details.

Pricing

  • KX2:  $749.00
  • Options and accessories:  Please see the table below for pricing.  Also see the FAQ for details.

Ordering/Availability

Distributors are encouraged to order both the KX2 and accessories now.  The KX2 is already in production and early ordering will ensure your position for deliveries.

Note that the KX2 will be available in full, factory-built form only.  There will be 2 internally-installed options available immediately.  See the FAQ for more details.

Marketing Collateral Available

You will find a new section in the Elecraft Egnyte repository that contains:

  • The attached brochure in editable form for you to translate and convert to local printing formats.
  • A KX2 Date Sheet
  • A KX2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in editable form
  • Hi Resolution images for use with your marketing and web site content

Special Note on the new KX2 Battery and Charger system

  • Elecraft will be stocking the KXBT2 (Li-ion Battery) and the KXBC2 (Li-ion Charger) for your to order.
  • We have also arranged for you to purchase both items directly from our supplier, Tenergy (www.tenergy.com)
  • Please see the attached document, KX2 Battery info v1.0, with the details.

Along with many of the Elecraft team, I’ll be in Dayton to launch the KX2 but will be able to answer questions as needed.

Again, we are excited to offer you increased business opportunities with the KX2 launch!

Cheers,

David

New at DX Engineering: Low Band Systems Multiplexers and Band Pass Filters

K1N Navassa Island DXpedition on the Air Soon

Navassadx.com
December 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From The KP1-5 project
RE: K1N Navassa Island DXpedition

It is now about four weeks before K1N goes on the air. The exact date of departure from the staging area will be dependent upon a combination of the date U.S. FWS transportation is available and upon weather windows. It is looking like K1N will be QRV the first two weeks of February.

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DX Engineering Acquires Bencher Skyhawk and Skylark Antennas Plus Butternut Antennas

PRWEB.com
December 6, 2014

DX Engineering Acquires Bencher Skyhawk and Skylark Antennas Plus Butternut Antennas

DX Engineering LogoTallmadge, OH (PRWEB) – For years, Amateur Radio operators have relied on Bencher Antennas and Butternut Antennas for both HF contesting and DXing. Now, the Skyhawk and Skylark antennas, as well as every Butternut antenna model, will be manufactured and sold exclusively by DX Engineering. DX Engineering also carries all the service, repair, and replacement parts required to keep these antennas in good operating condition.

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Icom Announces new IC-7410 HF/50MHz Transceiver

Icom proudly announces the debut of the new HF/50MHz transceiver IC-7410. The IC-7410 has been designed as an HF/50MHz specialized rig with excellent performance and features in this category. The IC-7410 employs high grade DSP unit and double conversion super-heterodyne system developed from the latest technology used in our higher grade rigs such as the IC-7800/7700/7600 series. In addition, the IC-7410 comes with a built-in 15kHz 1st IF filter and can accept up to two optional filters (3kHz/6kHz). When used with these 1st IF filters, narrow mode signals such as the CW and SSB modes are protected from adjacent strong signals.

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NASA Calls for Amateurs to Listen for Satellite

NASA.gov
January 19, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: 11-009

NANOSAIL-D EJECTS: NASA SEEKS AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS’ AID TO LISTEN FOR BEACON SIGNAL

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected from Fast Affordable Scientific and Technology Satellite, FASTSAT. The ejection event occurred spontaneously and was identified this morning when engineers at the center analyzed onboard FASTSAT telemetry. The ejection of NanoSail-D also has been confirmed by ground-based satellite tracking assets.

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