Our new 70cm DMR Repeater is on the air! Many thanks to Pat KF4MTV for acquiring the XPR8400 repeater from the City of Alexandria, and to Jay KD4BPZ and James K4JK for adding us to the DMRVA network. We're on 442.4125+, Color Code 1, with talkgroups at http://www.dmrva.org/talkgroups/. Get your DMR radios programmed and start using the repeater! Codeplugs for some popular radios are at http://www.dmrva.org/downloads/. Remember, you MUST have a DMR ID available free at https://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/userreg.cgi 73, Ian N8IK
New law in Virginia effective 7/1/2014.
608. Special license plates for amateur radio operators. The law eliminates the requirement that vehicles must have radio transmitting and receiving equipment permanently installed in order to be eligible for special license plates for amateur radio operators. 73, Ian N8IK
Smart phone app to report rain, hail, sleet and snow to NOAA - SKYWARN spotter program + mPING,
Feb. 2014 - KI4D
Very cool SDR HF radio in the Netherlands with a nice waterfall display.
Dec '13 KT4MV
SSTV tutorial from: Twilio developer SMS and VoiceXML software for phone apps -
Nov. --Alex KJ4LWL
VOA Radiogram HF digital transmissions - continue to be a great way to gain insight and experience with various digital modes - text and images. http://voaradiogram.net/
If you like DX, and who doesn't, these are great books! Great DX Books! Experience the joy of the chase, the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory!
(1) The Complete DX'er by Bob Locher, W9KNI
A guide-book for the rising DX hunter since its first edition in 1983.
(2) A Year of DX by Bob Locher - W9KNI's personal account of the challenges, joys and sorrows in pursuit of the Holy Grail - winning the CQ DX Marathon.
(3) Adventures of a DXpeditioner by Roger Western, G3SXW
Are you a DX'er? Have you longed to be on the other side of the pile-ups? Do you dream of taking a rig to exotic locations?
73, Ian N8IK
Virginia launches free emergency preparedness mobile app
[DX-QSL] New Global post stamp
ROUND, forever Global stamp costs $1.10 for mailing anywhere in the world (including Canada and Mexico). Dave W4DN