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Beste mede amateur,

Dear fellow amateur,
In deze mail staat een link waarop het eenenveertigste DKARS-Magazine is te downloaden.

This mail contains a link which the 41th- DKARS-Magazine is available for download.
De Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society is een stichting die de belangen wenst te behartigen van ALLE radioamateurs binnen het gehele Koninkrijk der Nederlanden.

The Kingdom Dutch Amateur Radio Society is an organization that seeks to represent the interests of ALL radio amateurs throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

De DKARS doet niet aan copyright en het staat een ieder vrij om deze link aan zoveel mogelijk radiovrienden door te sturen. 
The DKARS does not copyrighted and any person shall be free to forward this link to as many radio friends.

DKARS Magazine verschijnt 1x per maand en wij stellen het uiteraard op prijs als je ook (radio amateur gerelateerde) bijdrages wilt leveren. 
DKARS Magazine appears 1x per month and we obviously appreciate it if you (related radio amateur) to provide contributions.
Namens de Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society wens ik je veel leesplezier nadat je op deze link hebt geklikt:

On behalf of the Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society, I wish you pleasant reading after you click on this link:

Wil je in plaats van een PDF te downloaden het Magazine on-line doorbladeren? 
Dat kan ook, ga dan naar deze link:

Want to download the magazine browsing on-line instead of a PDF? This can also go to this link:

Mist u een DKARS-Magazine kijk op:

Do you miss a DKARS-magazine see:

En tot slot: heb je kopij, een mening, gevraagd of ongevraagd advies: dat kan 24 uur per dag, 7 dagen per week via

And finally, do you copy, an opinion, solicited or unsolicited advice: it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through

73 namens de DKARS 
Peter de Graaf 
Secretaris DKARS

There is no number 201805-06 or 07

Further more:The question is whether you get an answer from the editors.

Have told them that through my PLLs I pay attention to their magazine, I received an answer after mounths: "received something from 2015 can you send it in again, which is not answered." Does it make sense to respond?


We are running a variety of polls on various topics of interest to SKCC members.

Most are surveys that will remain open so you can vote, change your vote or see results at any time.

Here are the poll/survey topics:

Favorite Straight Key
Favorite Bug
Favorite Sideswiper Key

Most Wanted Straight Key
Most Wanted Bug
Most Wanted Sideswiper

Key loyalty. 
Straight key, bug or sideswiper?
Preferred Straight Key Sending Style

Do you use the SKCC SkedPage?
Do you use the SKCC Skimmer?
To CQ or not to CQ...
To access the online polls section just go to the following link:

You may need to set up a login if you've never accessed the SKCC group online.
73, Drew AF2Z


Guys and Yls,
Just a reminder, the Perseid Meteor shower is peaking this weekend.

Maximum will probably be around the night of the 12th but should be getting better as we approach that time.

Some years back I was part of a meter wave (49.98 MHz) radar experiment for NASA during the shower and we had some great ionization trails as we approached peak.

Those of us with 6 meter capability might pay a bit of attention to the 50 MHz band.

We could get some interesting propagation. 
Also, for you non-astronomy types, remember that the meteors keep coming during daylight as well; we just can see them.

Best rates tend to be from mid-night to noon because of earth orbital motion and orientation. But a flurry of events can occur at any time.
Leslie Hock WB5JWI


QRP Multimeter

For those who are not able to go to Harbor Freight and need a small multimeter at a QRP price.
Check this out:



[skcc] Favorite Sideswiper Key

I switched it to cootie and have never switched it back to sideswiper.

Hi Jeff
Um, a cootie and a sideswiper are the same thing!
73, Art, W2NRA 11634S
Well then Begali has it all wrong.

The switch says Sideswiper to run it through a keyer.

The other position says Cootie to use without a keyer.

It doesnt really matter though as I have a Grand Master keyer I bought in working condition with a memory remote added as well as a switch so it could be connected to 5 radios.

Got it for 5 buck at Ft Wayne hamfest.
Never hooked it up.

It sits on the desk.

More as an ornament than anything.

I did power it up once, it does work.
Jeffrey Gray


Well, you are misreading what Begali wrote:
Quote: УThe switch at the back of the base on the HST II ( thatТs been moved on the left with the Mark HST III evolution) lets you choose between single lever mode or sideswiper (Cootie) mode ...Ф
Note where the УORФ is.
73, Art, W2NRA


[skcc] # FUN - [NEQRP] Adventure Radio Society, FOBB (Flight OF the BumbleBees) This Sunday!

To all of you that enjoy QRP, the Flight of the Bumblebees is this coming Sunday.

It is a fun event and lasts four hours.

You can work from home or portable.

Please consider participating. I have really enjoyed it in the past.
Check it out here:

If you want one, pick your Bumblebee number here:

See the email below.
Hope to work you Sunday!
72, Dave, NI9M
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Sent: 7/23/2018 12:08:12 PM
Subject: [NEQRP] Adventure Radio Society, FOBB (Flight OF the BumbleBees) This Sunday!
There are still some 2 digit BB #'s available.

(Just go over the BB list and find the holes in the sequence.)

Whether you have time to do field-ops as a BumbleBee, or just have a few minutes/hours to operate from home, please consider participating in this fun

low-power on-air event.

Once you hear the buzzing on the bands at 1700Z you'll understand why this is one of the best QRP Sprints ever.
Help crank up the count of participates and scores.
For all the information on FOBB, follow the link in the oginal email.
(Attached below.)
TU, CUL . .
FOBB is coming up in its usual time of the last Sunday in July.

It's one of the best low-power Sprints of the year.

Sponcered by the Adventure Radio Society that brings us the Spartan Sprints each and every month.
If you've never participated in this Sprint/contest, please apply for a BB# and get out in the great outdoors and have fun.

If you've participated in this great Sprint, don't forget to apply for a BB# and get the BumbleBee count UP!

It's the most fun 4 hour event that's on the bands.
Follow the link below for all the info on FOBB 2018.

Hope to work *YOU* in FOBB.
de, W1B (Whiskey One Bumblebee) BB #4 in FOBB

Yes a little late hope on next year?



Nice / curious / you need this in case of....?



[skcc] Another plus for CW I found this interesting and I smiled:

Jim W4QO 1281T


No doubt that being able to type any word with just two keys (dot and dash) would be immensely useful to people of limited mobility.
I did try the Android Morse code entry app a while back; not sure if it was Gboard, or what, but the main problem with it was the latency between the time you touch the buttons on the screren and the time the phone responds.

It was only a fraction of a second but for tapping out morse code at a good clip it seemed kind of limited.

Maybe I just didn't practice enough or maybe it was just a low level limitation of my phone. 
Actually I was swiping more than tapping.

It would have been fun if the touch response was instantaneous.

Maybe I'll try the improved Morse code on Gboard for Android that they mentioned in the article and see if it's any better...
73, Drew AF2Z


[skcc] Amateur radio on TV

At 3 pm EDT today Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is showing a short feature (10 min.) about amateur radio entitled "Radio Hams".

The feature is from 1939.

Could be fun to watch. 
Steve AI9IN
I think this is it...

73, Craig WB3GCK
Google "Behind the Headlines" gives you.... well you see......Editor

73, Ron
It can be found here as well.

Jeff KC9TR

More at:



[N1MMLoggerPlus] Very Low Bandwidth Remote Spectrum Display using N1MM+ and AirSpy HF+

Attached is a document describing how to do this.

I operate two Internet Remotes regularly, and having a spectrum display from the remote has been a huge want.

Tom's ingenious implementation of the remote spectrum display makes this possible over low bandwidth DSL lines.

It works great!

Enjoy!73, Gerry W1VE Trustee, VY1AAA


[skcc] New I1QOD Magnetic Sideswiper

Just discovered that Alberto Frattini is crafting a new model sideswiper in addition to the Maniflex.

ItТs a beautiful key.

And is built to preserve the Уsoft landingФ in an interesting way.

Grant NQ5T


A Key is Born ( and it's a Sideswiper

Hello Straight Key Century Club Members,
With all the recent interest in Sideswiper operations, LNR Precision and the Straight Key Century Club have joined in what we hope will be yet another way to keep plenty of Morse code on the air with even more ways for SKCC members to enjoy manually generated Morse Code.
Since the Sideswiper is an accepted device for SKCC operation and awards.

We at LNR Precsion Inc. have decided to produce an official SKCC Sideswiper for the membership with the approval of the Board of Directors.
Keep an eye on the reflector for updates as we finalize the УSKCC Liberty KeyФ
The Sideswiper will be outfitted in SKCC colors and logo so keep your eye on the page for updates.

A beta model has been tested and final material acquisition and production should start soon.
I'll post photos when available but the present stats are:
4" x 3.125" x .5" Blue powder coated steel base with SKCC logo. (approx. 24oz-28oz)

Silver anodized hardware, Hardened steel blade.(Maybe a simulated hacksaw look).
Present year Liberty penny in finger piece. (hence the name "Liberty Key)
Size and shape of finger piece yet to be determined.
73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ LNR Precsion Inc. R&D

[N1MMLoggerPlus] N1MM+ with Athena

We use it at Field Day every year to track multi station results in real time. Be aware that older versions of Athena are incompatible with the new N1MM database format. You need the last one, and it can be hard to find as it is no longer maintained and most of the links to the author are broken and the author is a Silent Key. If you need it, I think I have a friend with the current copy.
73, Drew K3PA

I have a link to the last version of Athena on my contesting page of my website-

Anthony Luscre K8ZT

K8ZT Radio Website-

My Radio Blog-

As much as I know, latest version of Athena is in this group's files section and works just fine with plus. (N1MMLogger +)
73, Vytenis LY5T 

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Hello Friends

Not the latest of Dr. Tamitha Skov.

A Spotless Sun Brings Aurora: Solar Storm Forecast 07-25-2018

Amateur radio operators are dealing with poor propagation due to some of the lowest solar flux we have seen all cycle and these conditions will likely continue over the next week. ...

Learn more about the ongoing solar storm, when radio operators can expect a reprieve, and what else the Sun has in store this week.

Solar Storm Forecast 08-01-2018

Not the latest of Dr. Tamitha Skov.

Published on Aug 1, 2018

". Amateur radio operators and emergency responders get a nice boost in radio propagation this week as a bright region rotates into view with another coming in a few days. ..."

The latest from Dr. Tamitha Skov:

A Bright and Bumpy Ride: Solar Storm Shortie 08-05-2018

"... boosted radio propagation back into marginal conditions, good news for radio amateurs ..."

"... The Sun also turns up the brightness for amateur radio operators and emergency responders with the second of two bright regions rotating into Earth-view this week. This means radio propagation has bumped back to marginal levels on Earth's day side and will likely stay this way over the next week. ..."

The latest, (08-09-2018) not the very last of from Dr. Tamitha Skov

"Despite being at solar minimum, Space Weather remains a bit active this week. ... 
... amateur radio propagation is slowly dropping back to poor conditions. ..."
Cheers, Darrel, aa7fv.
Have a nice day / week(end) gents, BCNU.

73, Yann, F5LAW

By OM Yann F5LAW SideSwiperNetGroup


73, from the town at the rivers "De Bergsche Maas" and "De Dongen" Geertruidenberg (800+ years city rights) at: 51.702211N 4.853854E

Editor Jan Pieter Oelp PA3CLQ



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