SK: Frank Thrash W4DLZ RN5 NM

We are saddened at the passing of our friend and colleague Frank Thrash, W4DLZ manager of RN5 and a lifelong radioman. We offer our deepest condolence to his beautiful XYL Mary and his family. Submitted by Jerry carter W4SU: Frank Wadley Thrash W4DLZ December 7, 1932  –  November 3, 2018 To RN5 and CAN traffic nets: […]

Save WWV

Save WWV and The Death of Old Time? – NIST Cutting WWV   This is another mind-bogglingly short sighted move to save a few budget dollars at the expense of an irreplaceable service. The U.S. government has been responsible as the nation’s clockmaster since the U.S. Navy established Naval Observatory Washington. As we’ve seen since […]

OCEANIA: ZL1NZ QSP ZL Land

ZL1NZ posted this video record to You-Tube on Aug 14, 2018. From the description, It is a short recording from 20m featuring great signals from WB8WKQ and K6TOP, recorded at ZL1NZ/ZM50MAUQ. Each station sent and received formal traffic (although that’s not on this recording). Since this test, regular skeds were established and formal record traffic’s […]

K3RF appointed RRI solicitor

For Immediate Release Download PDF version of the press release here. ROBERT B FAMIGLIO K3RF APPOINTED SOLICITOR FOR RADIO RELAY INTERNATIONAL Radio Relay International is pleased to announce Robert B. Famiglio, Esq., K3RF of Media, Pennsylvania was unanimously confirmed as its solicitor by the board of directors at its recent meeting. Bob will serve pro […]

Resilient CW in Marginal Conditions

Submitted by Lou VK5EEE of Communicators Without Borders Resilient Communications: Morse Adaptation in Poor Propagation Conditions Cw at 12WPM can be copied down to -12dB SNR @ 2500 Hz and lower SNR with repeats and slower throughput, e.g. down to -26dB QRSS. Ref: http://www.pa3fwm.nl/technotes/tn09b.html An important skill in resilient communications is the ability to adapt […]