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Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU Receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

ARRL - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:51pm

A New Jersey radio amateur and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) member has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Donald Trump. ARRL Charter Life Member Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU, was recognized for his extraordinary contributions as a MARS volunteer.

“On behalf of a grateful nation, I thank you for your lifetime of service to your fellow Americans and those most in need,” Pre...

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Ham-Astronauts among First Nine Astronauts Scheduled to Fly on Commercial Spacecraft

ARRL - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:29am

Three radio amateurs are among the initial nine NASA astronauts scheduled to fly on commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station. Others in the group are studying for their ham licensing exams in order to take part in Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school radio contacts, or because they have expressed interest in supporting ARISS events. The women and men c...

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Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal hosts first Race to the Stars 5K in September - Press & Sun-Bulletin

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 9:48am

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal hosts first Race to the Stars 5K in September
Press & Sun-Bulletin
31, learn about “Ham Radio – The Perfect Hobby for Just about Everyone” from Kopernik Director Drew Deskur (KA1M). Even with cellphones and wi-fi everywhere, Ham radio remains popular, with more than 750,000 licensed amateur radio operators in the ...

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TestReach Ltd and UK ham radio exams - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:13am

TestReach Ltd and UK ham radio exams
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
TestReach Ltd and UK ham radio exams. Dublin-based company TestReach Ltd have published an article about the work they do to provide the UK amateur radio exams. They say the Radio Society of Great Britain depends on TestReach to provide ...

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Dunkirk Lighthouse, Veterans Park Museum to host sixth annual event - Evening Observer

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 1:20am

Evening Observer

Dunkirk Lighthouse, Veterans Park Museum to host sixth annual event
Evening Observer
The amateur radio club's visit is the same weekend as an international lighthouse ham radio weekend, where radio operators at lighthouses all over the world try to contact each other, Briska said. “They want to see how many they can get over the course ...

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W6NBC Wins the August QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 3:28pm

The winning article for the August 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Novel Approach to Using Window Line” by John Portune, W6NBC. 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 September issue today.

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Inverhuron HAM radio club hoping to reach lighthouses abroad - Kincardine News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 3:02pm

Kincardine News

Inverhuron HAM radio club hoping to reach lighthouses abroad
Kincardine News
The Inverhuron HAM Radio Club is looking forward to reaching out to new members by showing just how interesting the “original social network” is to learn and make contacts around the world. Rob Noakes, the lead licensed HAM radio operator, set up shop ...

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New FCC Part 95 Personal Radio Services Rules Published in The Federal Register

ARRL - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:31pm

Reorganized and updated FCC Personal Radio Services (PRS) Part 95 rules have been published in The Federal Register. Among other things, the PRS covers the Family Radio Service (FRS), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), and the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS).

The revised rules allot additional FRS channels and increase the power on certain FRS channels from 0.5 W to 2 W. FRS channels are in...

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Texas Volunteer Examiner Setting Sights on Next 1,000 Exam Sessions

ARRL - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:48am

In July, Franz Laugermann, K3FL, of Houston, achieved a milestone that no other VEC has before by taking part as a Volunteer Examiner in his 1,000th exam session. And, he told ARRL, he’s far from finished.

“As long as I can be here, I’m gonna go on doing this,” he said, adding that he’s set his sights on 2,000 sessions. “It’s so rewarding to help other people through this.” He estimated that he’...

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AMSAT Issues Second Call for 2018 Symposium Papers

ARRL - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 8:22am
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Ham radio helps woman trace family - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 3:45am

Ham radio helps woman trace family
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Maziran Khatun of Kayakuchi Pathar village in Barpeta was spotted by some local residents and ham radio operators after she gave birth to a baby girl on a road in Diamond Harbour on July 21 and admitted to Diamond Harbour Super Speciality Hospital.

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Quick 5: Living History Day to bring USS Batfish to life - Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Google News of the Day - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:50am

Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Quick 5: Living History Day to bring USS Batfish to life
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Finally, the members of the USS Batfish Amateur Radio Club will be on hand to discuss ham radio technology and how it relates to the USS Batfish and military operations.” 4 Will there be any speakers? “While there will not be any traditional speaking ...

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Live Ham Radio Show Tuesday: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:11pm

Live Ham Radio Show Tuesday:
eHam.net
This week on Amateur Radio Roundtable we will have Christian Cudnik K0STH the producer and host of 100 Watts and a wire. Martin will amaze us with his stories of what it was like to be a novice 60 years ago, Emmett Hohensee III, Chief Engineer of ...

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The September Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

ARRL - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:34pm
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The sun created havoc during massive hurricane. New probe seeks to learn why. - MyDaytonDailyNews

Google News of the Day - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 1:49pm

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The sun created havoc during massive hurricane. New probe seeks to learn why.
MyDaytonDailyNews
While you were hopefully out enjoying some sunshine with family or friends over the weekend, you may not have known that NASA launched a probe atop a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida toward the sun.
Traveling to the Sun: Why Won't Parker Solar Probe Melt? | NASANASA
Parker Solar Probe and the Birth of the Solar Wind | NASANASA
The Curious Case of the Sun's Hot Corona | NASANASA
NASA's Solar System Exploration
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Indonesian Hams Take Advantage of Satellite for Post-Earthquake Communication

ARRL - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 1:08pm

Amateur Radio volunteers in Indonesia have been taking advantage of the LAPAN-ORARI (IO-86) ham satellite in addition to HF on 7.110 MHz as the Lombok area recovers from two recent earthquakes. The death toll now has topped 400. A second powerful earthquake in the area on August 5 killed at least 98 people and seriously injured more than 200 others.

Power in the area has been disrupted, and Kar...

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Radio club needs to replace treasurer - Iola Register

Google News of the Day - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:18am

Iola Register

Radio club needs to replace treasurer
Iola Register
The Iola Amateur Radio Club met Thursday at Iola City Hall. Members discussed the upcoming Joplin Ham Radio Fest Aug. 24-25. Jeremy Utley, club treasurer, has resigned due to his work obligations elsewhere. Committee members will be discussed at the ...

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Storm Takes Down Antennas at Memorial Ham Station on Swedish-Norwegian Border

ARRL - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:05am

The SJ9WL-LG5LG Morokulien memorial station on the border of Sweden and Norway is off the air after a large tree, brought down during a severe storm on August 10, caused extensive damage to the station’s antennas. According to one report, the station’s 100-foot tower was broken into pieces after the tree fell across three tower guys. That pulled the support structure toward the station building...

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HAARP’s WSPR Research Campaign Yields Hundreds of Reports on 40 and 80 Meters

ARRL - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:06am

Just-completed research at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitters in Gakona, Alaska, successfully took advantage of the WSPR digital protocol and the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network (WSPRnet) on July 30 through August 1. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Space Physics Group researcher and HAARP Chief Scientist Chris Fallen, KL3WX, told ARRL that the ...

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Ham radio helps woman trace family - The Telegraph India

Google News of the Day - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 4:03pm

The Telegraph India

Ham radio helps woman trace family
The Telegraph India
Guwahati: Missing from her home in lower Assam's Barpeta district for three years, a 25-year-old mentally challenged woman was finally reunited with her family on Saturday, courtesy amateur radio operators of Bengal and Assam. Maziran Khatun of ...

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