Entries by Michael

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76th 2021 Oceania DX (OCDX) Contest

What is the contest? Every year a contest is held that promotes HF contacts to and from amateur radio stations in the Oceana region as well as contacts between stations inside Oceania. Points are allocated for each contact depending upon the location. There is no penalty for working non-Oceania stations but contacts between non-Oceania stations […]

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DRM Is Growing In Popularity And There Are Now Many More Stations To Receive Than At Any Time In The Past.

After many years of stagnation, DRM is emerging as a perfect fit for shortwave broadcasters seeking to increase their audience, and at the same time reducing their energy consumption. DRM is an open source, non proprietary standard for terrestrial broadcasting, promoted by the DRM Consortium, a group of transmission equipment and receiver manufacturers as well […]

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Upcoming Amateur Radio Field Days.

Tecsun Radios Australia are proud sponsors of the two upcoming field day events. The CCARC Wyong Field Day “MayHam”2021 on SUNDAY, 30 MAY 2021 And the ORARC 2021 Field Day on Saturday and Sunday the 12th and 13th of June 2021 during the Queens Birthday Long Weekend. MAYHAM at Wyong will feature car boot sales, […]

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National Meteorological Broadcasts Weather Warnings: Keeping our Coastal and High Sea Boaters, Both Commercial and Recreational Safe

When you are out to sea, it is crucial to keep on top of the weather forecasts, a change in swell and wind can change the sailing landscape from smooth to challenging. The Australian Bureau of Meterorology (BOM) Marine Forecast Service provides regular weather forecasts and warnings Australia wide. This information is broadcast on HF […]

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A short history of Radio Communications Systems used by Australians in WW1 and WW2 and later.

As ANZAC day approaches this year, it’s a good time to reflect on how radio communications has evolved over time, accelerated by wartime conflicts, and how difficult it must have been during times of conflict. Prior to the introduction of radio communications, messages during wars were sent using dogs and homing pigeons. Short range communications […]

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World Amateur Radio Day April 18

World Amateur Radio Day  A celebration of how radio has been serving people for over 100 years. Date: April 18, 2021 Time : All Day This year’s theme is “Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone.” Every year on April 18, Radio Amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of Amateur Radio. The theme of […]