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Broadcaster Jamie Dupree, NS3T, Receives Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association Career Achievement Award

ARRL - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 6:37pm

The Radio & TV Correspondents’ Association (RTCA) has honored Cox Media Group Senior Washington Correspondent Jamie Dupree, NS3T, with its 2018 Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress. Dupree received the award during the RTCA annual dinner earlier this month, and the presentation was broadcast nationwide on C-SPAN2.

The Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporti...

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ARRL Headquarters Closed on November 22 and 23

ARRL - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 5:51pm

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving. There will be no W1AW code practice and bulletin transmissions on those days, and The ARRL Letter and ARRL Audio News are taking a break this week. Headquarters will re-open on Monday, November 26, at 8 AM EST. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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Local amateur radio operator provides aide from great distance - Citrus County Chronicle

Google News of the Day - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 4:49pm

Citrus County Chronicle

Local amateur radio operator provides aide from great distance
Citrus County Chronicle
"The assistance we received from the ham radio operator[s] was crucial in helping us communicate with the vessel's crew," U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Unser said in a press release after the crew member was evacuated. Unser was the ...

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SpaceX Roundup… Mr Steven, Russian Dissing and BFR Component Spotted - ENGINEERING.com

Google News of the Day - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 4:21pm

ENGINEERING.com

SpaceX Roundup… Mr Steven, Russian Dissing and BFR Component Spotted
ENGINEERING.com
In any case, amateur radio operators will very soon be able to communicate with other ham radio users (and also with astronauts on the ISS) within an area spanning 1/3 of the globe thanks to the Es'hail-2 satellite, which was launched from KSC in ...

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Rappaport Suggests National Security Risks with Amateur Radio Violations - RadioResource Media Group

Google News of the Day - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 2:39pm

Rappaport Suggests National Security Risks with Amateur Radio Violations
RadioResource Media Group
... national security problem in the amateur radio service. Third parties, including other ham radio operators or the FCC listening stations, cannot intercept and decode over-the-air transmissions when used in the popular automated repeat request (ARQ ...

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Suspicious radio signals intercepted in and around Kolkata - Times of India

Google News of the Day - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:04pm

Times of India

Suspicious radio signals intercepted in and around Kolkata
Times of India
KOLKATA: Suspicious signals in coded languages in an around Kolkata for the past few weeks have been intercepted by amateur radio (Ham radio) operators, prompting authorities to deploy round-the-clock monitoring of radio signals. The first such ...
Suspicious radio signals intercepted around cityThe Asian Age

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FCC Rejects 2004 AMSAT Petition to Reconsider Applying Orbital Debris Rules to Ham Satellites

ARRL - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:31am

The FCC has rejected a Petition for Reconsideration that AMSAT filed 14 years ago, seeking to exempt Amateur Radio satellites from the FCC’s satellite orbital debris mitigation requirements. The Commission took the opportunity in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order on Reconsideration, released on November 19, that revisits its orbital debris rules for the first time since their adoption i...

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Jack Tiley, AD7FO, Appointed as Eastern Washington Section Manager

ARRL - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 9:36am

Jack Tiley, AD7FO, of Spokane Valley, Washington, has been appointed as the new ARRL Eastern Washington Section Manager (SM) starting on January 1, 2019. Tiley will fulfill the unexpired term of office that Mark Tharp, KB7HDX, will vacate following his election as Northwestern Division Vice Director. Tharp, of Yakima, has served as the Eastern Washington SM since October of 2003.

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W8TEE and AC8GY Win the November QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 1:37pm

The winning article for the November 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Build an Inexpensive Dummy Load with Wattmeter” by Jack Purdum, W8TEE, and Al Peter, AC8GY. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the Dece...

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'Lessons learned': Amateur radio operators sharpen emergency response skills at Renfrew exercise - www.insideottawavalley.com/

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'Lessons learned': Amateur radio operators sharpen emergency response skills at Renfrew exercise
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“Our main advantage is that every one of us can go anywhere, any time when help is needed,” he said. The ham radio equipment is deployable wherever it is needed, as for instance the Calabogie Community Centre after the tornado hit the area and knocked ...

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Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, Appointed as Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director

ARRL - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:33pm

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has named Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director. Wareham will serve the remaining term of Jeff Ryan, K0RM, who assumed the position of Rocky Mountain Director upon the resignation of Dwayne Allen, WY7FD.

“I have worked side-by-side with Robert for many years addressing issues that could have an effect on...

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Amateur Radio Marketing and Advertising Executive Melissa Reinhardt, KD6BIT, SK

ARRL - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:01am

Melissa S. Reinhardt, KD6BIT, of Agoura Hills, California, died on November 9. An ARRL member, she was 66. Reinhardt was a marketing and advertising executive with close ties to the Amateur Radio industry and was a familiar face at Hamvention and other regional hamfests. Over the years, she created promotional programs for AOR, Alinco, Kantronics, US Tower, and more, and she won several nationa...

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Girl Guides receive basic training in wireless communication - Searchlight Newspaper

Google News of the Day - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 9:37am

Searchlight Newspaper

Girl Guides receive basic training in wireless communication
Searchlight Newspaper
28 Kingstown Guide Company (St Joseph's Convent Kingstown) were given their first exposure to amateur radio (Ham Radio) and wireless communications as part of Guiding activities. Rainbow Radio League (RRL) Director, Donald De Riggs was invited by ...

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AMSAT Congratulates Qatar Amateur Radio Society, AMSAT-DL for Successful Es’hail-2 Launch

ARRL - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:35pm

AMSAT-NA has congratulated AMSAT-DL (Germany) and the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) for their roles in the successful launch on November 15 of the Es’hail-2 satellite, which carried AMSAT-DL’s Phase 4-A transponder aloft. Es’hail-2 will be the first geostationary satellite to sport an Amateur Radio transponder. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle, Es’hail wi...

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Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency

ARRL - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:07pm

Amateur Radio repeaters and TV (ATV) have helped to keep the broader community informed on the local status of widespread fires in Southern California, radio amateurs say. Benjamin Kuo, KI6YR, who had to evacuate but now is back home, said remote Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) mesh cameras captured video from fires across Southern California earlier this month, including the early...

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Bulletin board, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 - Pocono Record

Google News of the Day - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 5:58pm

Bulletin board, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Pocono Record
Ham Radio Classes: 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 2, 2019, at the Monroe County Public Safety Center, 100 Gypsum Road, Stroudsburg. Eastern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Association will host a nine-week course to learn everything to become a technician (entry ...

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AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Launch Delayed

ARRL - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 7:54am

AMSAT has announced that the SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express launch carrying the Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat and several other Amateur Radio payloads has been delayed. SpaceX tweeted, “Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date.”

Fox-1Cliff and othe...

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Ham operators communicate behind scenes on national network - Tribune-Review

Google News of the Day - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 1:42am

Tribune-Review

Ham operators communicate behind scenes on national network
Tribune-Review
There are several hundred active ham radio operators in the Pittsburgh area, many of whom belong to the Steel City Amateur Radio Club based in Collier. A nonprofit organization, the club holds its business meeting on the third Tuesday of each month ...

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ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced

ARRL - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:40pm

ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions.

Here are the final tabulations:

Central Division Director

Kermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898

Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755

Mr. Carlson was declared elected.

Hudson Division Director

Ria Jairam, N2RJ 1,292

Mike Lisenco, N2YBB 1,239

Ms. J...

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