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Award Recipients Named by ARRL Board of Directors

ARRL - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:11am
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Solar Flares Disrupted Radio During 2017 Hurricane Irma - Eos

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 8:06am

Eos

Solar Flares Disrupted Radio During 2017 Hurricane Irma
Eos
Bobby Graves, an experienced ham radio operator who manages the Hurricane Watch Net from his home near Jackson, Mississippi, said the flares caused communications to go down for hours. The Hurricane Watch Net is a group of licensed amateur radio ...

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Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes - Science Daily

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 3:38pm

Science Daily

Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes
Science Daily
Bobby Graves, an experienced ham radio operator who manages the Hurricane Watch Net from his home near Jackson, Mississippi, said the flares caused communications to go down for hours. The Hurricane Watch Net is a group of licensed amateur radio ...

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Community Calendar: Open houses set for Butts County schools Aug. 2 - jacksonprogress-argus

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 2:57pm

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Community Calendar: Open houses set for Butts County schools Aug. 2
jacksonprogress-argus
The Amateur Radio Club of Butts County will meet for a training session at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Exchange Club of Jackson building, 174 Fairgrounds St., Jackson. There will be a presentation on ham radio repeaters. The club operates two types of repeaters.

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Ham radio on Fox TV - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 3:56am

Ham radio on Fox TV
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Fox TV reports Amateur Radio operators keep communication lines open during disaster. These days, high tech communications device refers to the latest smart phone or tablets with its predecessors generally headed to the junk pile or recycling bin.

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HAARP Campaign to Use WSPR on 80 Meters

ARRL - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 4:12pm

Alaska’s super-power High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitters in Gakona, Alaska, will take advantage of the WSPR digital protocol and the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network (WSPRnet) during a short experimental campaign, July 30 through August 1. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Space Physics Group researcher and HAARP Chief Scientist Chris Fallen, KL3WX, to...

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FCC Fines Louisiana Man $18000! - CBS19.tv KYTX

Google News of the Day - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:19pm

CBS19.tv KYTX

FCC Fines Louisiana Man $18000!
CBS19.tv KYTX
LAKE CHARLES, LA — After conducting an investigation stemming from a multitude of complaints, the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, has fined Jerry W. Materne of Lake Charles, Louisiana $18,000. The fine was handed down on July 25, 2018 ...

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HAM radio exams offered Aug. 6 - Cordova Times

Google News of the Day - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:53pm

Cordova Times

HAM radio exams offered Aug. 6
Cordova Times
The Cordova Amateur Radio Club will be hosting HAM radio exams on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Cordova Fire Department Training Room. Technician exams will be held at 6 p.m. with general and extra level exams will be held at 7 p.m.. The exams cost $15 and ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:27am

A single small sunspot appeared on July 21, then disappeared. Before that, no sunspots appeared since June 26. The daily sunspot number on July 21 was 11, which is the minimum non-zero sunspot number.

Because there were no sunspots over the previous week, average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 1.6, while average daily solar flux for the week declined from 71.8 to 68.4.

Average daily pl...

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Thousands expected for ham radio event - Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Google News of the Day - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:45pm

Thousands expected for ham radio event
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
CARLINVILLE — Amateur radio operators from across west-central Illinois will converge Aug. 4 for a “hamfest” that will include numerous displays, seminars, classes and more at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 7 a.m. and run ...

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Video Production of the 2018 ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference is Changing Hands

ARRL - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 3:44pm

Jason Johnston, KC5HWB, who produces the “Ham Radio 2.0” program on YouTube, will produce video for the 2018 ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) this September in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The former producer, Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, of “HamRadioNow” has retired from producing ham radio programs. The DCC videos are sanctioned by TAPR, but produced independently.

Johnston has announced a...

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ARRL Exhibits for First Time at AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

ARRL - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 2:25pm

ARRL has been exhibiting for the first time ever this week at AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 in Wisconsin. The ARRL exhibit complements other ham radio demonstrations at the air show. ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, is working with a team of members who are supporting the exhibit at the weeklong aviation celebration and fly-in. The annual event draws more than 500,000 visitors. Inderbitz...

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Alleged Interference Nets Ham Radio Operator $18000 Proposed Forfeiture - Radio World

Google News of the Day - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 2:16pm

Radio World

Alleged Interference Nets Ham Radio Operator $18000 Proposed Forfeiture
Radio World
An amateur radio operator has come to the attention of the Federal Communications Commission for allegedly breaking FCC ham radio rules. On July 24, the Enforcement Bureau issued a notice of apparent liability for forfeiture to the tune of $18,000 to ...

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Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure 2018 Concludes with 6,000+ Contacts in the Log

ARRL - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:56pm

The participants in the 2018 Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) at PJ2Y in Curacao put 6,218 contacts into the log before having to shut down on July 23.

“There was a concentrated effort to have an FT8 station on the air as much as possible,” recounted Team Leader Jim Storms, AB8YK. “Also two additional radios were on the air almost constantly. One was on SSB and the other alternated between ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 8:10am

“Zero Beating” is the topic of the latest (July 19) 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...

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Replica of original boathouse soon to join Port Clinton Lighthouse - Port Clinton News Herald

Google News of the Day - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 3:12pm

Port Clinton News Herald

Replica of original boathouse soon to join Port Clinton Lighthouse
Port Clinton News Herald
For the adults, there will be amateur radio, or ham radio, hookups with lighthouses and other locations all around the world. Booths and exhibits will include numerous area nonprofit organizations and local artists. More on the Port Clinton Lighthouse:

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Significant Changes in Store for FT8 and MSK144 with WSJT-X Version 2.0

ARRL - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 3:04pm

WSJT-X co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, has announced that major changes are coming to the FT8 and MSK144 digital protocols when WSJT-X version 2.0 arrives in a few months. Taylor said version 2.0 should be ready for prime time by January.

“Much of the necessary programming is finished,” Taylor said in a post to the Packrats reflector. “Many of the new features have been tested on the air, and we...

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Richard E. 'Rick' Thornton, 74, amateur radio enthusiast - Port City Daily

Google News of the Day - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 3:01pm

Richard E. 'Rick' Thornton, 74, amateur radio enthusiast
Port City Daily
He had a variety of interests and was an amateur radio enthusiast, contacting other “ham radio operators” all over the world for many years. While living in Groton, Massachusetts, he raised and showed Jack Russell Terriers. He played guitar and enjoyed ...

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