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If you would like to skip the class and come and take the test only, you may, by arriving no later than 1400 hours (2:00 pm). We will allow additional people to attend who wish to take the test only after the class and will allow class upgrades too. So the General and Extra tests can be taken after the HAMCRAM has com- pleted. But please register, as space is limited. HINT: I have provided some links for studying and practice tests. If you can pass an on-line test 3 times in a row, you may want to skip the class and just come and take the test!
ARRL Technician license test information: http://www.arrl.org/getting-your-technician- license
Practice Test Sites: http://aa9pw.com/radio/ http://www.eham.net/exams/ http://www.arrl.org/exam-practice
RUSSIA, CHINA RADAR QRM
Over-the-horizon radars (OTH-R) continue to clut- ter 40 and 20 meters. The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring Service (IAR- UMS) reports that OTH-Rs have increasingly been finding spectrum on 17 and 15 meters. "Above all, the Russian OTH-R 'Con-
tayner,' as well as OTH-Rs from China affect amateur radio more and more, sometimes quite massively," said IARUMS newsletter Edi- tor Peter Jost, HB9CET, in the December edi- tion, with three or four such signals showing in the same band.
Significantly fewer FSK transmissions as well as the characteristic CIS12 signals from the Commonwealth of Independent States were to be found. "For some time now, a broadcast station is active every day at 1100 - 1258 UTC on 7200 kHz," Jost said, adding that the signal ap- pears to be coming from Taiwan. "The broad- cast station 'Voice of Broad Masses' from Er-
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 itrea can be heard daily on 7140 kHz (VOBM1) and increasingly also on 7180 kHz (VOBM2)," he added. Occasionally, better conditions dur- ing November 2020 revealed fishing buoy sig- nals and an Iranian OTH-R on 10 meters. The Chinese OTH-R nicknamed "Foghorn" "was and is a daily troublemaker," Jost reported in November.
From the ARRL Letter, January 21, 2021
SPECIAL CALL SIGNS FROM PERU
To celebrate Peru’s 200 years as a republic, the Peruvian Radio Club will field some special call signs throughout 2021. Listen for OC200P, OC200E, OC200R, and OC200U. The single- letter suffixes spell “PERU.” Only one of the commemorative call signs will be on the air at a time -- OC200P in January, May, and Sep- tember; OC200E in February, June, and Oc- tober; OC200R in March, July, and November, and OC200U in April, August, and December. QSL to OA4O.
From the ARRL Letter, January 21, 2021
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