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New BCH-270 Handheld Radio Now Available: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:25pm

New BCH-270 Handheld Radio Now Available:
eHam.net
BridgeCom Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the availability of BCH-270 Handheld Radio for the amateur radio market. The new BCH-270 Handheld Dual Band amateur ham radio transmits on 144-147.995 (2m) and 430- 449.995 MHz (70cm).

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Ham radio equipment offered in Gardnerville - Nevada Appeal

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:32pm

Ham radio equipment offered in Gardnerville
Nevada Appeal
When George Uebele (WW7E) died last year, he left behind a room crammed with HAM radio equipment and books. His widow, Dorothy Uebele (N7MXA), was overwhelmed by the prospect of sorting through it all, so she called SIERA, the Sierra ...

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Tuesday, July 25, is the Last Day to Submit Field Day Results

ARRL - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:42pm

Tuesday, July 25, is the deadline for submitting your ARRL Field Day results. The Logs Received page shows all submissions sent via the Field Day web app. Submissions made only via the fieldday@arrl.org e-mail account or sent by mail, will appear on the list after the submission deadline, once manual entry and processing have been completed for hard copy entries. The e-mail address is not autom...

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CQ Announces Rule Changes for 2017 CQ World Wide SSB and CW Events

ARRL - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:14pm

CQ has announced updates to its rules for the CQ World Wide SSB and CW contests, effective this fall, and said complete rules will be published soon. The changes clarify the definition of multioperator, single transmitter (MS); spell out club definitions and residency requirements; restrict ITU Region 1 stations transmitting frequencies on 40 and 160 meters; address audio recording requirements...

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N2HTT Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:21am

The winning article for the July 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Arduino-Controlled Digital VFO for Vintage Tube Transmitters by Mike Aiello, N2HTT.”

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 August issue ...

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One Radio Amateur is Part of New Crew Increment Heading to ISS

ARRL - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:56am

European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy will head to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 28. They will launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Expedition 52/53 crew will spend more than 4 months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in December.

After launching ...

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Mercer County Radio Club to host picnic - Youngstown Vindicator

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:00am

Mercer County Radio Club to host picnic
Youngstown Vindicator
The Mercer County Amateur Radio Club will host a picnic for ham radio operators from Mercer County at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Amateur radio station, K3LR, at 44 Elliot Road, West Middlesex, Pa. Mercer County amateur radio operators provide free ...

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Students experience the thrill of Ham Radio operation - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:49am

Students experience the thrill of Ham Radio operation
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
They carefully observed as a group of Ham operators made swift arrangements to capture the signals from their college premises to help them see pictures transmitted by members of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), to mark its ...

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Reflections: The world at my fingertips - Traverse City Record Eagle

Google News of the Day - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:31pm

Traverse City Record Eagle

Reflections: The world at my fingertips
Traverse City Record Eagle
Through my exploration of the short wave band, I happened upon another collection of radio enthusiasts, ham radio operators. When I mentioned my new interest at the dinner table, my dad said that he had a friend who was a ham and the ... After a year ...

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Uebele legacy for sale at HAM general meeting - The Record-Courier

Google News of the Day - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 2:56pm

The Record-Courier

Uebele legacy for sale at HAM general meeting
The Record-Courier
5, 2016, he left behind a room crammed with HAM radio equipment and books. ... SIERA invites anyone interested in amateur radio to attend the regular General Meetings, held the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.

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Royal Mint to Welcome Amateur Radio

ARRL - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:54am

The Royal Mint Experience in Wales will host “The Royal Mint Radio Experience,” July 30 until August 5 at the Royal Mint’s new visitor center in Llantrisant, Wales. School children and members of the public have been invited to enjoy a fun, informal, and interactive Amateur Radio workshop. According to an announcement from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), visitors will get the chance ...

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AMSAT 2017 Space Symposium Issues First Call for Papers

ARRL - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:26am

AMSAT-NA is seeking papers and poster presentation for its 2017 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium, set for October 27-29 at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, Nevada. Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the Amateur Radio satellite community.

AMSAT requests tentative presentation titles as soon as possible. Papers m...

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Mercer County Radio Club to host picnic - Youngstown Vindicator

Google News of the Day - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:56am

Mercer County Radio Club to host picnic
Youngstown Vindicator
The Mercer County Amateur Radio Club will host a picnic for ham radio operators from Mercer County at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Amateur radio station, K3LR, at 44 Elliot Road, West Middlesex, Pa. Mercer County amateur radio operators provide free ...

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Joining the 'CERT' team - Point Pleasant Register

Google News of the Day - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 8:15pm

Point Pleasant Register

Joining the 'CERT' team
Point Pleasant Register
They also coordinate with amateur radio operators, also called HAM radio, for efficient communications. In a disaster situation radio space is often tied up with law enforcement and emergency medical services. Therefore non-emergency communications ...

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For Fiestas de Taos, a mix of excitement, caution - taosnews

Google News of the Day - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 6:31pm

taosnews

For Fiestas de Taos, a mix of excitement, caution
taosnews
This morning (July 21), Taoseños and visitors from throughout the state and region dove into another Las Fiestas de Taos – a time of celebration, feasting and dance for many who flock to the heart of the historic Taos Plaza. But for others, the three ...

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ARISS Posts Descriptions of SSTV Images Transmitted from ISS

ARRL - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:57pm

ISS Ham Radio Coordinator Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, has assembled an array and quick description of images being sent from the ISS on SSTV. The ARISS SSTV Gallery contains received images. Keep up with ARISS SSTV progress by visiting the SSTV mission blog and the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The ARISS SSTV page also lets you submit SSTV reception reports. ARISS says it may not be able to displa...

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Dialed in: Amateur radio association keeping 'the other wireless' alive - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Google News of the Day - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:22pm

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Dialed in: Amateur radio association keeping 'the other wireless' alive
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
According to MARA secretary Tabitha Sherman, the group is comprised of folks from every walk of life with at least one thing in common, the love of amateur, or ham radio. Group officers said MARA members are involved in every aspect of amateur radio.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:04pm

Average daily sunspot number this week declined just 1.7 to26.6, even though there were two days in the reporting week with no sunspots,July 18-19. The blank Sun condition continued at least one more day onThursday, July 20 which lands it on the first day of the next reporting week,July 20-26.

Average daily solar flux was 85.9, down 1.1 from the previous week.

Average planetary A index rose 3.9 p...

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Many Special Events Will Be on the Air to Mark the Total Solar Eclipse in August

ARRL - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:00pm

Radio amateurs from several states will gather in southern Illinois on August 17-21 to operate special event station W9E, leading up to and during the 2017 solar eclipse on August 21. W9E will operate from Marion, Illinois.

“This will be the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, the first on the mainland United States since 1979 and the first to sweep across the entire country since 1...

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Ham's Round-the-World Flight to Resume Following Emergency Return to New Zealand

ARRL - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:40pm

After resolving an engine problem following his departure from Hamilton, New Zealand, Texas radio amateur and pilot Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, hopes to resume his commemorative Amelia Earhart round-the-world flight on July 22. Lloyd was on his way to Pago Pago, American Samoa, on July 15, when the engine in his airplane Spirit began to surge, run roughly, and then cut out altogether.

“I turned for Gre...

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