30th International Marconi Day

International Marconi Day

Many registered award stations will be on the air taking part in the 2017 International Marconi Day that is on April 22, 0000-2359 UTC (starting on April 21 in US time zones).

This year marks the 30th IMD, held each year that honors the anniversary of the wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born on April 25, 1874.

This event is not a contest but provides a way for Amateur Radio Operators to make contacts with Marconi sites using HF equipment.

For detailed information visit:

ARRL International Marconi Day Article.

How To Update DVMega / BlueStack HotSpot Firmware

As with any firmware update, you are proceeding at your OWN RISK!

Visit http://www.dvmega.auria.nl/Downloads.html

At the time this document was created, the latest firmware was 3.14.

Download the Firmware and X-Loader (you won’t need the manual):

DVMega Firmware and X-Loader Download Link

Unzip the Firmware and X-Loader software.

Power off the DVMega and place the switch into the IN position.

Connect the DVMEGA to the windows PC with supplied USB cable.

Run Windows Device Manager on your PC to determine which com port the DVMega is using.

Star the X-Loader and configure it look like this:

(your hex file location and com port will vary)

DVMega Firmware X-Loader

Hit upload and the bottom status window will display: uploading.

When complete the status will display: the number of bytes uploaded.

Unplug the DVMega and place switch into the OUT position (for Android console).

Select the INFO button on the BlueDV console display the firmware version.