Ham radio regulatory changes in Eire - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:09am

Ham radio regulatory changes in Eire
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Ham radio regulatory changes in Eire. ComReg's massive allocation of low-band VHF spectrum to radio amateurs in Eire is most welcome and sets an example to other regulators but other aspects of the regulations raise questions. The low-band VHF ...

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Ham radio operators help save lives in Tinder Fire - KVOA Tucson News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:37am

KVOA Tucson News

Ham radio operators help save lives in Tinder Fire
KVOA Tucson News
Hobart isn't too fond of the name more commonly used for amateur radioham radio. “I think it started out as a not-very-complimentary term, you've heard of ham actors?” Hobart said. This is just a pastime for the Hagans, who have been married for 54 ...

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Google News of the Day - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 9:53pm

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Amateur radios and their operators beat out modern technology last Sunday, possibly helping save lives in the Tinder Fire. This form of communication is more than a century old. Bill and Mary Lou Hagan are members of the Amateur ...

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New York Club Receives Maxim Society Plaque

ARRL - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 8:17pm

The Orange County (New York) Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) has been presented with a Hiram Percy Maxim Society plaque, in recognition of its donations to the Legislative Issues Advocacy and Spectrum Defense funds,

ARRL Development Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, has announced. ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, presented the Maxim Society plaque to OCARC President Bruce Baccaro, K2UL...

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'Sergio and Sergey': Film Review - Hollywood Reporter

Google News of the Day - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 5:34pm

Hollywood Reporter

'Sergio and Sergey': Film Review
Hollywood Reporter
The storyline is loosely based on the surreal true story of the cosmonaut Sergey Krikaliov, who was stranded for 10 months in 1991 satelliting Earth on the Mir space station, unable to descend for lack of funds: Krikaliov was in regular touch from ...

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Deadline Approaching to Submit Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award Nominations

ARRL - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:25am

Friday, May 18, is the deadline to submit nominations for ARRL’s annual Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award. The award celebrates efforts on the part of an individual ARRL member to boost awareness and understanding of Amateur Radio’s services and benefits to the public. The ARRL Public Relations Committee will recommend a winner, if any, to the ARRL Board of Directors, which will ann...

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Former Orange Section Manager, Veteran ARRL Volunteer Sandi Heyn, WA6WZN, SK

ARRL - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:17am

Well-known ARRL stalwart and former Orange Section Manager Sandra Mae “Sandi” Heyn, WA6WZN, of Costa Mesa, California, died on April 28 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, she was 75. Sandi Heyn was the wife of ARRL Honorary Vice President and past ARRL Southwestern Division Director Fried Heyn, WA6WZO, who relied on her as his trusted assistant. The couple often appeared together at ...

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Disaster Response Depends on You: Get Involved! - The Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 9:10am

The Daily Herald

Disaster Response Depends on You: Get Involved!
The Daily Herald
The open house will highlight four ways residents can get involved in the community's response to a disaster. These include the Snohomish County Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS), Snohomish County Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV), the Community ...

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LOCAL NOTES - Cape Cod Times

Google News of the Day - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 3:09am

Cape Cod Times
Tickets are $10 and are available at, at the Wellfleet Council on Aging and at the door. Ham radio operators to meet May 7. The Barnstable Amateur Radio Club invites all ham radio operators and those interested in learning about ...

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New Book, Portable Operating for Amateur Radio, is Now Shipping!

ARRL - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:06am

Grab your gear and head outdoors with the new book from ARRL-- Portable Operating for Amateur Radio by Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS

Amateur Radio stations traditionally have been associated with a table full of gear in a home station. In recent years, that has changed with the increasing popularity of operating portable, away from home. A new generation of compact, full-featured, portable radios combin...

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ARRL Website, Some Services to be Down Briefly on May 1

ARRL - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:04am

The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 1 hour on Tuesday, May 1, starting at approximately 0900 UTC. During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible. This includes all content on (including the ARRL Store),, and Logbook of the World and e-mail will not be ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:26am

Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20 and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4. The previous week saw four days with no sunspots, and the recent week had sunspots on every day. New sunspot groups emerged on April 19 and 21.

Predicted solar flux is 69 on April 27-29, 68 on April 30 through May 3, 70 on May 4-16, 75 on May ...

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The ARRL Letter Delayed

ARRL - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:26pm

Distribution and posting of the Thursday, April 26, edition of The ARRL Letter will be delayed, due to technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience.

ARRL hopes to distribute and post the newsletter on Friday, April 27. The ARRL Letter offers a weekly summary of essential news of interest to active amateurs that is available in advance of publication in QST, and it is available free to AR...

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Logbook of The World has Online Status Monitor

ARRL - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:40pm
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JK Antennas Donates 40-Meter Yagi Antenna to W1AW

ARRL - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:35pm

JK Antennas of Connecticut has generously donated a new two-element, 40-meter Yagi antenna to Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters. JK Antennas’ Ken Garg, W3JK, and his assistant, Craig Finley, transported the new Yagi to W1AW on April 24 for assembly and installation.

“I am very grateful for Ken’s generosity,” said W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q. “His kindness toward W1AW, te...

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FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Small Satellites

ARRL - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:15am

The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on April 17, seeking comment on proposals to streamline its rules regarding the deployment of “small satellites.” This would include small spacecraft put into orbit for Amateur Radio purposes, as well as small satellites launched by non-Amateur Radio entities, such as universities, but using Amateur Radio spectrum. The NPRM primarily addre...

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Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test Set for Saturday, May 12

ARRL - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 9:58am

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/amateur radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 12. Armed Forces Day is May 19, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention. Complete information, including military statio...

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