Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Oswego County Pathfinder Net changing to the 147.390 repeater


The Oswego County Pathfinder Net will be changing to the 147.390 repeater, +0.600 offset, and PL tone 103.5.  The Pathfinder Net will still operate Monday thru Friday at 9:00pm. 



Net manager 

Friday, November 17, 2023

Santa Nets - 2023


For the 16th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:00 PM (Central) starting Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, through Christmas Eve, December 24th.

Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, commented on The 3916 Santa Net. He said, "Christmastime is a very special time for our nets every year. We enjoy helping young people and their families have a shared Christmas experience that they'll always remember. And we're thrilled to introduce young people to the excitement of amateur radio."

Monday, November 6, 2023

FCC to vote on elimination of the baud rate limit in the amateur radio bands


The FCC is expected to take action at its November meeting on a Report and Order that would eliminate the baud rate limitation and establish a bandwidth limitation in the amateur radio bands below 29.7 MHz. 

The order being circulated for tentative consideration by the commission would remove the baud rate limitation — the rate at which the carrier waveform amplitude, frequency and/or phase is varied to transmit information — for data emissions in the amateur radio bands, the FCC says. The current baud rate limits were adopted in 1980.

The order would implement a 2.8 kilohertz bandwidth limitation in place of the baud rate in amateur radio bands. The 2.8 kHz limitation is consistent with the commission’s treatment of other wireless radio services, the FCC says.

Read more here: https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/business-and-law/fcc-wants-to-bolster-amateur-radio

FCC fact sheet: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-397992A1.pdf