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New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

ARRL - 7 hours 49 min ago

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers, which means they will need t...

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SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission to Celebrate UN Day

ARRL - 8 hours 30 min ago

An Alexanderson alternator transmission from Sweden’s Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will be part of UN Day festivities on October 24 at the World Heritage Site in Grimeton, Sweden.

A “Peace Party” at the site will feature Irish folk music from the Swedish band Green Hill. The music style honors the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Ireland and Newfoundland, which opened for telegram tra...

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VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

ARRL - 11 hours 11 min ago

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until November 3. VP6D will use DXA to post contacts on a ...

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ARRL Website Security Software Update Could Affect Certain LoTW ADIF Downloads

ARRL - 14 hours 29 min ago

The ARRL website updated its security software on October 15 in order to meet standards required to continue accepting credit cards for internet purchases. ARRL Information Technology Department Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said that the upgrade should not affect the vast majority of members, beyond a guarantee of better security on the website. It’s possible that those using old browsers or runni...

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FT8 to be Permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

ARRL - 14 hours 32 min ago

[UPDATED 2018-10-17 @ 1735 UTC] The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite. The RTTY Roundup takes place January 5 - 6, 2019. A "Practice Contest" has been set for October 24 UTC (Thursday, October 25 in North American time zones). Details are below.

“Even though d...

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Ham radio operators take action when disaster strikes - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - 19 hours 59 min ago

Ham radio operators take action when disaster strikes
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
TV broadcaster KOLO 8 NewsNow reports amateur radio operators ready to help with natural disasters. When natural disasters hit, many people are left without a way to communicate to their loved ones, and that's when ham radio comes in handy.

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10 YEARS AGO ON OCTOBER 16: Re-enactors bring sight, sound of our history - Clay Center Dispatch

Google News of the Day - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:22am

Clay Center Dispatch

10 YEARS AGO ON OCTOBER 16: Re-enactors bring sight, sound of our history
Clay Center Dispatch
Jerry Callen and Keith Stewart will ride their high-wheeled bicycles along Main Street. The Clay Center Area Amateur Radio Society's ham radio operator's tent is also located along Main Street as are the "games of chance" including a corn dive for the ...

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Larry Bill Quiring - NRToday.com

Google News of the Day - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 7:58pm

NRToday.com

Larry Bill Quiring
NRToday.com
Larry Quiring passed away peacefully on October 10, 2018, in Salem, OR, with family at his side. Larry was born in Wichita, Kansas, on July 5, 1940. A few months later Larry was adopted by William and Elouise Quiring in Wichita, Kansas. Larry had one ...

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Bidding in ARRL On-Line Auction Set to Begin on October 19

ARRL - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 1:29pm

More than 230 items will be on the block as bidding gets under way on Friday, October 19, at 10 AM ET (1400 UTC) for the 13th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction. The auction will continue through Friday, October 26, at 10 PM ET (0200 UTC on Saturday, October 27). An auction preview opens on Wednesday, October 17.

The 2018 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipm...

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ARRL Executive Committee to Meet in Minneapolis

ARRL - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:10am

The ARRL Executive Committee (EC) is set to meet on Saturday, October 20, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. In addition to reports from the President as well as Secretary and former Chief Executive Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear a status report of the ad hoc committee to draft updates/changes to Code of Conduct.

ARRL General Counsel Chri...

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ARRL Executive Committee Meeting to Meet in Minneapolis

ARRL - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:10am

The ARRL Executive Committee (EC) is set to meet on Saturday, October 20, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. In addition to reports from the President and the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear a status report of the ad hoc committee to draft updates/changes to Code of Conduct.

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay,...

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Nassau County Amateur Radio Operators Aid Communications Following Hurricane Michael - Government Technology

Google News of the Day - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 5:33pm

Government Technology

Nassau County Amateur Radio Operators Aid Communications Following Hurricane Michael
Government Technology
Many are relying on volunteer Ham Radio operators utilizing the State Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) to relay information about structural damage, supply shortages and requests for assistance from the Panhandle to Northeast Florida. Those needs can be ...

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EMO worker tries to drum up enthusiasm for ham radio - CBC.ca

Google News of the Day - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:02am

CBC.ca

EMO worker tries to drum up enthusiasm for ham radio
CBC.ca
Johnson said there are a few steps to becoming a ham radio operator. "You need to study, take the test, once you pass it's a one-time cost," he said. "It's good for life." After that, it's just buying the equipment to use. Equipment for amateur radio ...

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Local ham radio operators helping with post hurricane communications - Gainesville Sun

Google News of the Day - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 5:18pm

Local ham radio operators helping with post hurricane communications
Gainesville Sun
Three Alachua County amateur radio operators will be assisting Red Cross staff at a mass care shelter facility in a Panama City school in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Gordon Gibby, secretary of the North Florida Amateur Radio Club, said the trio left ...

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HAM radio operators connect emergency teams and families stranded by Hurricane Michael - WKRN News 2

Google News of the Day - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 12:25pm

WKRN News 2

HAM radio operators connect emergency teams and families stranded by Hurricane Michael
WKRN News 2
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (WFLA) - Anxious families who want to check on their relatives in the storm-ravaged Panhandle are having a tough time getting in touch with each other. Phone lines and cell phone service are out in some areas. Amateur Radio ...
Radio hams assist in Hurricane Michael aftermathSouthgate Amateur Radio Club

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Nassau County amateur radio operators aid communications following Hurricane Michael - The Florida Times-Union

Google News of the Day - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:28am

Nassau County amateur radio operators aid communications following Hurricane Michael
The Florida Times-Union
Many are relying on volunteer Ham Radio operators utilizing the State Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) to relay information about structural damage, supply shortages, and requests for assistance from the Panhandle to Northeast Florida. Those needs can ...

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Centralia Library to Host Ham Radio Workshop - Centralia Chronicle

Google News of the Day - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:48pm

Centralia Chronicle

Centralia Library to Host Ham Radio Workshop
Centralia Chronicle
Dick Morrison of the Lewis County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will discuss different uses for ham radios and how to get an amateur radio license needed to operate a ham radio. Communities throughout the Pacific Northwest, particularly rural ones, ...

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Students Join Ham Radio Enthusiasts in Deerfield - New Hampshire Public Radio

Google News of the Day - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:50pm

New Hampshire Public Radio

Students Join Ham Radio Enthusiasts in Deerfield
New Hampshire Public Radio
Ham radio and Morse code enthusiasts are gathering at the Deerfield Fairgrounds this weekend for the New England Amateur Radio Festival. The event has come to New Hampshrie for decades, but this year for the first time, a program called New England ...

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Amateur radio operators provide hurricane aid through the airwaves - CBS42.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:38pm

CBS42.com

Amateur radio operators provide hurricane aid through the airwaves
CBS42.com
Paulet is part of a network of ham radio operators providing logistical support for emergency crews without means of communicating. "We had requests for several pallets of fuel and water," he said, adding that at least one emergency operations center ...

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