Announcements

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There’s a new Facebook site for the Black and Latino Amateur Radio League.

This group is for Black and Latino amateur radio operators.  Its goal it to give those hams, which are under-represented in the hobby, a place to socialize with one another, share in each other's accomplishments, and privately discuss issues that are important to Black and Latino amateur radio operators.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackandlationoamateurradioleague/

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Keith W7DXX has added an online 10 KHz to 30 MHz SDR receiver at the W7DXX remote base site in Las Cruces, NM.

Everyone is welcome to tune the receiver at http://73.98.125.108:8073/, or from the www.w7dxx.com website click on the “Tune our SDR Receiver” link.

Other information on this online SDR technology can be found at http://www.kiwisdr.com/

This is a great way to listen to test your own signal to see how you’re getting out.

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How many of you are old time SW/MW/LW (Shortwave / Mediumwave / Longwave) Listeners?


Most of the shortwave stations in the US have gone off the air, or turned to religious programming, but there are a few trying to get back on the air or stay on the air.

WBCQ is an international shortwave broadcast station located in Monticello, Maine.  http://www.wbcq.com/.

WRMI, Radio Miami International, is an international shortwave radio station with transmitters in Okeechobee, Florida.  http://www.wrmi.net.

The Mediumwave (MW) band (the AM band on your car radio, 525 kHz to 1705 kHz) is still pretty fun to search thru at night.  See if you can hear KMX 1070 out of Hollywood, KKOB 770 out of Albuquerque, and KOA 850 out of Denver.  Of course there is KTSM 690 out of El Paso, just to name a very few.

Remember one of the best all time references, the World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)?  It’s still available online, www.wrth.com.

A good site for “Shortwave Listening” (SWLing) is https://swling.com

Of course, Google is your friend.

One of the few remaining magazines that cover SWLing is only available online in PDF format.  It’s still a lot of fun to read, and only $24 a year for 12 issues.  Check it out at https://www.thespectrummonitor.com

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