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Active shooting drill at St. Pat's helped first responders train - Youngstown Vindicator

Google News of the Day - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:54am

Youngstown Vindicator

Active shooting drill at St. Pat's helped first responders train
Youngstown Vindicator
Volunteers from the Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association communicated with hospital staff on ham radios and alerted them of when the victims were coming. Joe Wojtowicz explained cell phone signals can get jammed after disasters, and that's where ...

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Global Learn Day on the Air Aims to Shrink World One Contact at a Time

ARRL - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 12:52pm

Global Learn Day on the Air (GLDOTA) is an extension of Global Learn Day, which celebrates learning and encourages everyone to recognize the importance of education. GLDOTA will start at 0001 UTC on October 5 and continue through 2359 UTC on October 8.

Individual radio amateurs and clubs are encouraged to exchange contacts with each other and to include children in this learning activity. “Each ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:00am

“Volt-Ohm Meters” is the topic of the new (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 hims...

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“Get Your Park ON” Operating Event Set for October

ARRL - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:53pm
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Ham radio club hosting class - Richfield Reaper

Google News of the Day - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:51pm

Richfield Reaper

Ham radio club hosting class
Richfield Reaper
The Sevier Amateur Radio Club is set to host a class through October for those wanting to learn more about ham radio operations. The class is set for Wednesdays at 7 p.m., starting Oct. 10, and continued on the 17th and 24th. The class will be hosted ...

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ARRL Releases Limited Edition 2019 Handbook Six-Volume Ultimate Boxed Set

ARRL - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:35pm

The 2019 edition of The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications now is available as a six-volume boxed set in a handsome hard slipcase in addition to the traditional, soft-cover print edition.

“For many years, users have suggested that the Handbook would be easier to read and browse if it were divided into more manageable volumes,” said ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R. “We did it! Th...

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FCC Enforcement Advisory Targets Noncompliant Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers

ARRL - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:48pm

The FCC is warning that noncompliant VHF/UHF transceivers may not be imported, marketed, or sold in the US, nor may anyone use them. The FCC Enforcement Advisory, issued on September 24, follows an August 1 Citation and Order (Citation) to Amcrest Industries, LLC (formerly Foscam Digital Technologies, LLC), an importer and marketer of popular and inexpensive BaoFeng handheld transceivers, alleg...

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Stateside: State responds to Wisconsin water diversion; Detroit Lions celebrate an unexpected win - Michigan Radio

Google News of the Day - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 5:53pm

Michigan Radio

Stateside: State responds to Wisconsin water diversion; Detroit Lions celebrate an unexpected win
Michigan Radio
Today on Stateside, a Michigan official responds to the controversy surrounding Wisconsin's quiet approval of a 2010 request to divert nearly 11 million gallons of Great Lakes water per day. Plus, a comic book that explores the repatriation of Native ...

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Sweden’s Telecommunications Regulatory Agency to Require Fee to Run More than 200 W

ARRL - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 3:29pm

Effective on November 1, radio amateurs in Sweden who want to run more than 200 W PEP in certain Amateur Radio allocations will have to apply for a transmitter license to do so and pay a yearly fee. Sweden’s telecoms agency PTS has announced a modified listing of license-free transmitters that spells out the changes for Amateur Radio and other services. Sweden eliminated Amateur Radio licenses ...

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Philippine Amateur Radio Association Activates HERO for Typhoon Mangkhut

ARRL - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 3:20pm

With Typhoon Mangkhut (locally Ompong) threatening, the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) activated its Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) at a Code Yellow level on September 12, per a declaration from PARA Chief Operating Officer Roberto Vicencio, DU1VHY. At Code Yellow, stations are advised to ensure that all equipment is operational, check backup power sources, and take any nece...

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Fifth Annual “Enigma Reloaded” Operating Event Set to Start on September 28

ARRL - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 3:09pm

The fifth running of the “Enigma Reloaded” operating event will begin on September 28. Sponsored by A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club, the event celebrates the history of the Enigma enciphering machine, developed after World War I in Germany, initially for sending sensitive diplomatic, military, and commercial messages. British codebreakers working under Alan Turing determined how to decode enemy messa...

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Long Island New York Club Supports the Great Cow Harbor Race

ARRL - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 3:01pm

The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in Huntington, New York, provided communication support for the 41st Northport Great Cow Harbor 10K / 2K Run on September 15. The nonprofit event is held in cooperation with various community organizations.

LARC members provided communications from the starting point, at various positions along the course, and at the finish line. One LARC radio operator eq...

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VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition to Offer Near Real-Time Contact Posting

ARRL - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 2:52pm

The VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition, on schedule to begin October 20, has announced that it will use DXA to post contacts on a near real-time basis. “Bob Schmieder, KK6EK, of Cordell Expeditions, offered the use of DXA, and we gladly accepted,” the DXpedition said in a news update this week.

“Within 60 seconds of your contact with VP6D, the browser page is automatically updated to show your ca...

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Vi Barrett W6CBA - 70 years a radio ham - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 4:14am

Vi Barrett W6CBA - 70 years a radio ham
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
As a teenager in Los Angeles, Barrett fell in love with ham radio and became one of the few women to enter what was then considered a man's world of electronics. Barrett heard about amateur radio's annual event where hams gather, set up antennas and ...

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Amateur radio group boosts emergency communication in Dubuque, Jackson counties - telegraphherald.com

Google News of the Day - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 2:09am

telegraphherald.com

Amateur radio group boosts emergency communication in Dubuque, Jackson counties
telegraphherald.com
Paired with another repeater installed last year at the Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, the move increases the communication capabilities of “ham radio” users, who often serve in communication and storm-spotter roles during severe ...

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Hamfest draws amateur radio fans, users to Windsor - Press Herald

Google News of the Day - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 9:17pm

Press Herald

Hamfest draws amateur radio fans, users to Windsor
Press Herald
Maine has about 5,000 ham radio operators, including, Crowley said, former Gov. John Baldacci, whom he helped to get a license, and Rodney Scribner, Maine's former state treasurer and state auditor, who was helping to administer Saturday's exam.

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After nearly 100 years, budget cuts could mean radio silence for stations near Fort Collins - The Coloradoan

Google News of the Day - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 5:25pm

The Coloradoan

After nearly 100 years, budget cuts could mean radio silence for stations near Fort Collins
The Coloradoan
Ham radio operators rely on the time and frequency standards from WWV to fine-tune and check the accuracy of their equipment, said Dave Winnett, public affairs officer with the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club. The public may not be aware of the ...

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Window to Submit Proposals to Host Contacts with Space Station Crew Opens October 1

ARRL - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:29pm

Proposals by school and educational organizations to host Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with an International Space Station crew member next year will be accepted starting on Monday, October 1. Completed proposals are due by Thursday, November 15. ARISS anticipates that the contacts will be scheduled between July 1 and December 31, 2019, although crew schedul...

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