More than just a hobby - Northeast Arkansas Town Crier

Google News of the Day - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 1:02am

Northeast Arkansas Town Crier

More than just a hobby
Northeast Arkansas Town Crier
Chris Meacham of Manila is a licensed Amateur Radio operator, sometimes called ham radio operator. His interest started in 2013 as a hobby and has developed into a very real service for the citizens in the community and the county. Meacham was watching ...

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Calling All Ham Radio Operators! - Hawaiipublicradio

Google News of the Day - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:38pm


Calling All Ham Radio Operators!
The recent close calls with hurricanes and tropical storms have renewed the focus on vulnerabilities of our emergency response system. The spotlight will be on ham operators and new training that is available this month. We sat down with Clem Jung who ...

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Making antennas topic of next ham radio club meeting - Athens Daily Review

Google News of the Day - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 3:14pm

Athens Daily Review

Making antennas topic of next ham radio club meeting
Athens Daily Review
CCARC participates in the National Weather Service SKYWARN program and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The club also provides guidance and information to those wishing to join the ranks of Amateur "ham" Radio. There no longer is a ...
Local hams participate in statewide radio testjacksonprogress-argus

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Hurricane Watch Net Announces Plans as Hurricane Michael Approaches Gulf Coast

ARRL - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:31am

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced tentative plans to activate on October 9 at 2100 UTC on both 14.325 and 7.268 MHz as now-Hurricane Michael is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane later today. It is expected to make landfall somewhere on the Florida Panhandle on the evening of October 10 as a strong Category 2 or possibly a major Category 3 hurricane.

“However, don’t focus on the...

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7th annual Vette City Hamfest - WBKO

Google News of the Day - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 9:17pm


7th annual Vette City Hamfest
Bowling Green, Ky (WBKO) --- In the summer of 1956, a group of amateur radio operators in Bowling Green, Kentucky organized the Warren County Radio Club. ... "We launched it from Bowling Green," said Bill Brown, ham radio operator and engineer.

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NEAR-Fest XXIII to Host Youth Science and Technology Expo

ARRL - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:37pm

The New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) and the Deerfield Fair Association will present a science and technology exposition for young people at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, in Deerfield, New Hampshire, Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13, as part of NEAR-Fest XXIII.

Each spring and fall, the New England Tech Trek (NET2) provides middle- and high-school students with an informal...

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Investigation into International Space Station Leak Continues

ARRL - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:06pm

NASA has issued a statement regarding a leak affecting the International Space Station (ISS). On August 29, a mysterious 2-millimeter hole was discovered on a Soyuz capsule docked to the ISS, resulting in a pressure leak.

The Soyuz capsule last carried to the ISS cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, and astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor, KG5TMT, and Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO. It is scheduled to return the...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

ARRL - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:43am

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.


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The November Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

ARRL - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:17am
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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:47am

Sunspots finally returned on September 29, after over two weeks with none.

Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 9.6, and average daily solar flux increased from 67.9 to 68.4 over the past week, September 27 through October 3.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 10.9 to 7.7, while average mid-latitude A index changed from 7.9 to 6.1.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on October 5-18...

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It's a ham radio thing - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:51am

It's a ham radio thing
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
The first Five County 'It's a Ham Radio Thing' event. This event may be ahead of its time or a bust. On Saturday October 6, 2018, starting at 9 AM and ending at 1:00 PM. We will have an informal get together to talk about ham radio. We will have a ham ...

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Introduction to Ham Radio in Jefferson October 17 — - Freepress Online

Google News of the Day - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 3:45pm

Freepress Online

Introduction to Ham Radio in Jefferson October 17 —
Freepress Online
Local hams from the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club and Lincoln County Amateur Radio Team will host an evening of information on the excitement and benefits of amateur radio at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at the Jefferson Fire and Rescue ...

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Online Fundraising Campaign Backs ISS Radio Upgrades

ARRL - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:57pm

ARISS and AMSAT are supporting a FundRazr campaign to raise $150,000 for critical ham radio infrastructure upgrades on the International Space Station (ISS).

“ARISS is in critical need of infrastructure upgrades to ensure that programs such as talking to astronauts in space using Amateur Radio can continue,” ARISS International President Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, said. ARISS seeks several upgrades, i...

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IARU Region 1 Volunteers and Partners Getting Behind WRC-19 50 MHz Agenda Item

ARRL - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:53pm

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) volunteers are continuing their work toward a favorable outcome for World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.1, which seeks a 6-meter allocation for the Amateur Radio Service in Region 1 in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Table of Frequency Allocations. The effort is aimed at aligning the band with the 50 MHz a...

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AMSAT-DL Symposium Hears Update on Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite

ARRL - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:17am

Progress toward the launch of the Es’Hail-2 geostationary Amateur Radio satellite was reported as AMSAT-DL held its annual symposium on September 29 at the Institute for Environment and Future Research (IUZ) Bochum Observatory in Germany. Es’hail-2 is set to go into space this fall or early winter aboard a SpaceX vehicle; a specific launch date is not available. AMSAT-DL President Peter Gülzow,...

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Remembering the Launch of Sputnik 1 — Earth’s First Artificial Satellite

ARRL - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:06am

October 4 marks the 61st anniversary of the launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik 1, Earth’s first artificial satellite. The Soviets heralded the launch as a national triumph, and the space race between the USSR and the US began.

Sputnik 1 was a 58-centimeter diameter, polished aluminum sphere sprouting four antennas and transmitting a 1 W signal on 20.005 and 40.002 MHz, putting it within the r...

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In & Around Greene 10-4-18 - The Daily Progress

Google News of the Day - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 9:19am

In & Around Greene 10-4-18
The Daily Progress
Oct. 4. The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Blue Ridge Café on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. All ham radio operators and those wishing to become hams are welcome. Oct. 5. The Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department holds a Fall ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:00am

“Volt-Ohm Meters” is the topic of the current (September 27) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor ...

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ARRL, FCC Discussing Issue of Uncertified Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers

ARRL - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 8:13pm

ARRL has taken a minor exception to the wording of a September 24 FCC Enforcement Advisory pertaining to the importation, marketing and sale of VHF and UHF transceivers and is in discussion with FCC personnel to resolve the matter. The Enforcement Advisory was in response to the importation into the US of certain radio products that are not FCC certified for use in any radio service, but identi...

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