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Radio ham's wizardry sends signals across Europe - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:08am

Radio ham's wizardry sends signals across Europe
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
From installing Afghanistan's first mobile phone system to using a ham radio, Nick Peckett just loves communications. Martin Paul met him. In an upstairs room at Nick Peckett's Woodland home is a jungle of electronics. From this little room the amateur ...

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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA - Arkansas Online

Google News of the Day - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 1:15am

Arkansas Online

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA
Arkansas Online
STARS Meeting. CABOT — STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service), a ham radio group, will have its monthly meeting, with testing available, at 1:30 p.m. at Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, contact ...

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Informal Amateur Radio Nets Being Maintained in Wake of Volcanic Eruptions in Hawai’i

ARRL - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:31am

Two informal informational nets remain open on the island of Hawai’i (“The Big Island”) in the wake of recent and ongoing volcanic eruptions and seismic activity, Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator Clement Jung, KH7HO, reports. No formal traffic has been passed, but frequencies are being monitored. “All normal communications, i.e., cell, land-line phones, Internet, and public safety, are ope...

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Fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, community events, meetings - The Fayetteville Observer

Google News of the Day - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 2:22am

Fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, community events, meetings
The Fayetteville Observer
916-8532. MOCARS Meeting: Thursday, 7 p.m., 705 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage. The Moore County Amateur Radio Society takes a look at amateur/ham radio; meetings are open to all. 910-400-3019 Field Day is June 23-24. does not meet in December.

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Club News, May 12, 2018 - The Union of Grass Valley

Google News of the Day - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:48am

The Union of Grass Valley

Club News, May 12, 2018
The Union of Grass Valley
The Nevada County Amateur Radio Club. We will be holding ... Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Non-ham members as well as persons interested in becoming ham radio operators or learning more about ham radio are welcome to attend.

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Norway Introduces 2 × 1 Contest Call Signs

ARRL - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:24pm
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Three CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

ARRL - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:59pm

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that three CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads, including one with a V/U linear transponder, were deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on May 11 at around 1030 UTC.

Irazu (Costa Rica) and 1KUNS-PF (Kenya) carry beacon/telemetry in the 70-centimeter Amateur Radio band, while UBAKUSAT (Turkey) carries an Amateur Radio ...

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Language Inserted in National Defense Authorization Act

ARRL - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:19pm

[UPDATED 2018-05-16 @ 2213 UTC] ARRL has praised the work of US Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT[2]), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO[4]), and Mike Rogers (R-AL[3]) for their successful efforts in securing language in the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that asks the FCC to grant radio amateurs living in restricted communities the right to install effective outdoor antennas. Text from ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:46am

Sunspots reappeared this week, after none on April 28 through May 3. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 3.6 (last week) to 14.6 (May 3-9).

So far in 2018 56-percent of days were spotless. For all of 2017 the rate was about half or 28-percent, for the whole year, a total of 104 days. These numbers are according to spaceweather.com.

Seemingly counter-intuitively considering the slight ris...

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CQ World Wide DX Contest CW Logs to be Rescored Using Original Scoring Method

ARRL - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:10pm

A change in scoring methodology for handling duplicate contacts in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored. After considerable discussion and debate among members of the CQ WW Contest Committee and consultation with CQ management, it was decided to restore the origi...

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Space Station Digital Amateur Television Signal Not Being Seen on the Ground

ARRL - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:36pm

The signal from the digital amateur television (DATV) transmitter aboard the International Space Station (ISS) cannot be detected on the ground, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has reported. The unit indicates that it is functioning, however. So far, ARISS has been at a loss to pin down the problem.

“A series of steps are currently being undertaken to try to diagnose the...

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Students at Allen Park Elementary prepare for a space odyssey. - The News-Press

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 2:03pm

The News-Press

Students at Allen Park Elementary prepare for a space odyssey.
The News-Press
Allen Park Elementary School in Fort Myers is the first in Lee County chosen for this year's Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program.

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 9:00am

“RF Loss” is the topic of the latest (May 10) 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 himself, Joel H...

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Ham radio at EMF 2018 - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:54am

Ham radio at EMF 2018
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
There will be amateur radio villages at the Electromagnetic Field event in Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire August 31-September 2. The AMSAT Village will have a special event station GB0AUK that will be demonstrating reception of satellite ...

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Sweden’s New Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SM4HCF, Visits Pentagon

ARRL - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 2:02pm

Sweden’s Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SM4HCF, visited Washington, DC, this week on the invitation of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. A radio amateur since 1975, Hultqvist had previously served as chairman of the Defense Committee in Sweden’s parliament before become Minister of Defense in 2014. Professionally, he is a journalist and reporter. Secretary Mattis welcomed Hultqvist and F...

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Spokane DX Association Co-Founder, Honor Roll DXer Daniel Hearn, N5AR, SK

ARRL - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 1:58pm

One of the three founders of the Spokane DX Association, Dan Hearn, N5AR (ex-W5LHP), of Deer Park, Washington, died on April 27. An ARRL member, he was 92. According to Steve Sala, K7AWB, Hearn “had the highest tower in Spokane County.” An Oklahoma native, Hearn was a #1 Honor Roll DXer, with 377 all-time entities confirmed. Hearn served in the US Army during World War II, later earning a BS in...

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The June Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

ARRL - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:00am
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Library Lagniappe: New River Ridge Library is open for business - The Advocate

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:15am

Library Lagniappe: New River Ridge Library is open for business
The Advocate
HAM RADIO: The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group will hold a nine-night Amateur Radio Technician course beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the River Ridge Library, 8825 Jefferson Highway. Students will take the national accreditation test on ...

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Third Public Test of FT8 DXpediton Mode Deemed a Success

ARRL - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:52pm

The third public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode on May 5 is being called a success. The goal of the exercise was to simulate a rare DXpedition pileup on FT8 by having many stations (“Hounds”) calling and trying to work a designated pseudo DXpedition station (“Fox”).

“A number participants and would-be participants reported that propagation was spotty, at best,” said Joe Taylor, K1JT, on behalf of t...

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Hams prepare for annual field day - Kaufman Herald

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:09pm

Hams prepare for annual field day
Kaufman Herald
... 40 members from the tri-county area. It maintains a VHF and UHF repeater system that provide hand-held radio coverage to hams in the lake area, and mobile and base coverage throughout the three counties. CCARC participates in the National Weather ...

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