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International Amateur Radio Regulatory Developments Announced

ARRL - 4 hours 32 min ago

Several countries recently have proposed or instituted changes or announced developments with respect to Amateur Radio regulation. 

  • In China, according to the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Beijing has announced that radio amateurs will gain access to a 60-meter band starting on July 1. The latest edition of PRC Radio Frequency Division...
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Central Carroll: Westminster Lions Club presents a paint night with a twist - Carroll County Times

Google News of the Day - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:11pm

Carroll County Times

Central Carroll: Westminster Lions Club presents a paint night with a twist
Carroll County Times
“Upgrade to General Amateur Radio License” will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Training Center, 50 Kate Wagner Road in Westminster. The course will be followed by the FCC examination on ...

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FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge Set for May

ARRL - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:04pm

In May 2018 the First Class CW Operators Club (FOC) will celebrate with the FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge. During the entire month, FOC members from around the world will be active on CW, using special call signs, many of them containing the number “80” or having an “FOC” suffix.

Points will be awarded for working these special call signs. The challenge is being run as a leader board on Club L...

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New 630-Meter Band Reported “Very Busy”

ARRL - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:42pm
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The Royal Mint to Host June Amateur Radio Special Event

ARRL - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:44am
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Frank Victor Tarkington, W3KLQ, SK — Installed First TV in the White House

ARRL - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:34am

Frank Tarkington, W3KLQ, of Silver Spring, Maryland, died on April 19. He was 102. A California native and World War II Navy radioman, Tarkington went on to enjoy a long career with Radio Corporation of America (RCA). In 1948, he installed the first television set in the White House so that President Harry Truman could witness the opening of Congress that January. Following his retirement, Tark...

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Hams on Dominica Conduct “Preparedness” Field Day in Advance of Hurricane Season

ARRL - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:24am

Members of the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Incorporated (DARCI) held a second field-day-style emergency preparedness, awareness, and recruiting exercise on April 21. Radio amateurs on the Caribbean island are continuing the process of taking on a larger role in emergency preparedness and response for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1. Dominica suffered severe damage from Hurric...

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Claremont's Dr. Wing used old, new methods to help patients, including Princess Diana - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Google News of the Day - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:40pm

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Claremont's Dr. Wing used old, new methods to help patients, including Princess Diana
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
A Claremont physician and inventor positively touched the lives of many people in his lifetime, even those from so widely different worlds as Princess Diana and long jump champion Mike Powell. You'll find photos of both celebrities on the wall of an ...

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Visitors tune into amateur radio stations at Parma Radio Club's Earth Day event - cleveland.com (blog)

Google News of the Day - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:45am

cleveland.com (blog)

Visitors tune into amateur radio stations at Parma Radio Club's Earth Day event
cleveland.com (blog)
He said despite the popularity of cell phones, the internet and other high-tech methods of communication, amateur radio remains popular. "It's easy to contact other operators around the world," Rogers said, noting that it's not necessary to have an ...

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P.E.I. ham radio operators celebrate Marconi Day in international ... - CBC.ca

Google News of the Day - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:20am

CBC.ca

P.E.I. ham radio operators celebrate Marconi Day in international ...
CBC.ca
Sitting in the Marconi Museum in Cape Bear, P.E.I., George Dewar fiddles with the knob on his radio, trying to get a clear signal to communicate with people, some of whom are thousands of kilometres away. Dewar and his friend Bernard Cormier are taking ...

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Binghamton Amateur Radio Association Celebrates Marconi Day - WICZ

Google News of the Day - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:21pm

WICZ

Binghamton Amateur Radio Association Celebrates Marconi Day
WICZ
Members of the Binghamton Amateur Radio Association, or BARA, connected with Marconi fans around the world through their ham radios. Allen Lutins, former president of BARA and organizer of the event, said it's the second year that Binghamton is ...

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Barbara Bedell: Church groups enjoy creating a Tricky Tray - Times Herald-Record

Google News of the Day - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:59am

Times Herald-Record

Barbara Bedell: Church groups enjoy creating a Tricky Tray
Times Herald-Record
The Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) is hosting its big annual Hamfest April 29 at the Town of Wallkill Community Center, 8 Wes Warren Drive in Middletown. Doors are open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Buyer admission and door prize tickets are $6 ...

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Repurpose Frequency Selective Levelmeters for Ham Radio - Radio World

Google News of the Day - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:07pm

Radio World

Repurpose Frequency Selective Levelmeters for Ham Radio
Radio World
The limited frequency range (9 kHz–3.3 MHz) of Sierra 303B was not a deal-breaker, as I was interested in a receiver capable of receiving longwave, AM broadcast, amateur radio and the tropical shortwave bands. There's plenty of radio action to listen ...

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Happenings - Detroit Lakes Online

Google News of the Day - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:24pm

Happenings
Detroit Lakes Online
Amateur Radio Club: The April meeting of the Detroit Lakes Amateur Radio Club is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in the Icehouse restaurant, Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in ham radio or shortwave listening. A ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:26am

At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning.

“Earth is currently under the influence of a high-speed stream from a negative polarity equatorial coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity at Quiet to Active levels is expected and at times may reach up to Minor Storm levels if there are notable southward Bz periods.

INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EX...

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W6NBC Wins the April QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:00pm

The winning article for the April 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Ultra Simple 2-Meter Antenna" 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 May issue today.

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W5KUB to Stream Hamvention® 2018 Worldwide

ARRL - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:39pm
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