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From now on, all applicants from Crimea will receive call sign from swarl according to the country stated in application. If the country is Ukraine, prefix will be UU1 if country is Russia the prefix will be RK7.

 Did anyone do any observations on 120, 90 or 60 meter bands this weekend? The amateur bands were a little off their usual.

2014 International CES
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Etón Corporation (), a leading creator of high-performance, eco-minded consumer products, announces four additions to the Etón radio line at CES 2014. New models include the Etón Field, Etón Mini, the Etón Traveler III and the Etón Satellit, all of which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Satellit radio. All feature AM, FM and Shortwave radio and multiple power options, making them the perfect option to use at home and for travelers looking to stay tuned in while on the go. Each of the radios will make their debut at Etón’s booth, #31247, in South Hall 3.

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the demise of the Voice of Russia (VOR) may have been greatly exaggerated.
Earlier this year the Voice of Russia — the former Radio Moscow during the Soviet Era — appeared poised to cease shortwave broadcasts as of January 1, 2014. In the wake of a December decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin that merged the Voice of Russia with several other state-run news agencies, SWL Tom Witherspoon, K4SWL, contacted VOR. As he reports on his blog, the broadcaster told him, “We are glad to let you know that the Voice of Russia will stay on the air in 2014, however, considerable changes in our frequency schedule are expected.”

By James Pearson and Ju-min Park
SEOUL, Dec 9 (Reuters) - As a scratchy rendition of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 8 fades into a sea of shortwave radio static, a robotic female voice starts speaking in Korean.
"Number 1913, number 1913, incoming message," the voice says, before reading out seemingly random sets of numbers.

 Dear friends, As you may know our automated system of printing certificates is in beta state and recently I found one bug in it - when someone applied sorting on the list of callsigns http://list.swarl.org the certificate image is not printing right.

A mildly entertaining look at radio hams, those amateurs sending and
receiving coded messages during the late thirties when films first
dealt with the subject of "radio hams." In this case, the ham
operators manage to be helpful during situations of stress, using
their abilities with code to help someone in distress and to seek aid

QRZ.com has started deleting members who are not licensed radio amateurs but listeners, SWLs. First of all, it is not an easy matter to join QRZ.com when you are a listener. Having a registered SWL callsign by being a member of a national amateur radio society will help, those who use home-made callsigns have often been refused to join.

We are the team of QRZCQ.com and would like to invite all SWARL users to sign up on our website at QRZCQ.com. We have many resouces for SWLs and HAMs and the database is still growing.
Useful tools are waiting for SWL like ham call lookup, propagation forecast, sun info, logbook upload, BC-DX lists, DX-cluster and many others.

My friend since 50 years back, Dag SM4AIQ, gave me on the phone a very good link: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxo.html where you can find a number of past, present and coming expedtions. If you don't know about it already, do have a look!
Ullmar, SM5-1252