Thursday, April 28, 2011

Radio News From Across The World

ARRL tells us that James McLaughlin - WA2EWE/T6AF killed in the line of duty

Quick quote from the ARRL article:

"McLaughlin -- a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel -- was a contractor serving as a flight instructor for Afghan pilots. Licensed since 1972, McLaughlin was a career US military officer. Bob Magnani, K6QXY, told the ARRL that McLaughlin was just in the US a week ago, visiting his family: "His son Adam, KD6POE, works for me. He told me that his dad had been in Afghanistan and Iraq many times over the past few years, most currently serving as a flight instructor.”

Shortwave Central reports on updated Radio Damascus schedule

Shortwave Central says Radio Fly Wants To Hear From Shortwave Listeners

Shortwave Central Pirate Radio Report

Finally, THE long awaited DX Code Of Conduct goes from proposal to reality! There is an update and a FREE PDF E-Book available for CW operators. Maybe IF we get lucky, our fellow amateurs across the world will not have to listen to the mess on the phone bands for long, because someone sooner or later is going to come up with a Phone Band Code Of Conduct for DX operations.

G3XBM gives us news about a 111KM Optical QSO (Conversation) using LED's and Fresnel Lenses between G8AGN and G0EWN. Both stations were portable ops.

N8ZYA has several successful QRP DX contacts on 20 Meters.

Radio World Online gives the world a tour of the VOA facility in Greenville, North Carolina
Written by James E. O'Neal.

Newest logs from DXLD (April 20th) via W4UVH

Last, but not least...The final space shuttle mission known to man, STS-134, will take place this coming Friday at 3:47PM Eastern U.S. time. Here is information from MT-Utility World
Shortwave America strongly suggests getting in touch early with the fine group at HF-Monitors, and SpaceCoastComms on Yahoo Groups to get past frequency information and what frequencies are currently active, or expected to be active. The main man to contact is Allan Stern. 

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