US hams: 190 desirable vanity 1x2 and 2x1 callsigns become available on Monday. Details here: reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comm Good luck to everyone!

So I was told by an artist tonight my description of #hamradio was rather romantic -

That sound you are hearing is the echo of a lone person calling out into the vast, infinite night sky hoping that someone hears their faint whispers on the air and answers their calls.

#amateurradio

New WSJT-X 2.0 rc1 release, with field day exchange support, EU VHF contest support, and more goodies. Field day may never be the same. Changelog: physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k

Enjoyed casual contesting in September this weekend. on 2m is lots of fun.

Judge Kavanaugh mentions ARRL case in answer to Senate Judiciary committee regarding role of independent regulatory agencies youtube.com/watch?v=WPCsJjNK7x

ARRL September VHF contest this weekend. I might try some 2m FT8 if I can get some time. arrl.org/september-vhf

Kenwood TS-2000 series discontinued after 18 years in production. 生産完了商品 = "production completed". kenwood.com/jp/products/amateu

This seems to be a controversial statement: Yaesu FT-4X is a rebadged Baofeng.

FT-4X *and* Baofeng: Made in China; flashlight; reverse-SMA-M; 3.5mm+2.5mm mic connector; NO SUPERHET, direct conversion design

Compare to older Yaesu models like the FT-60 or VX-7: Made in Japan; no flashlight; SMA; 3.5mm TRRS; 2x Superhet design

Occam's Razor applies.

Discovered that apps all fail due to poor SSL support in Android 4.4. Perhaps its finally time for an upgrade.

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