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Early days of ham radio digital voice - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:04am

Early days of ham radio digital voice
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Early days of ham radio digital voice. Gary Pearce KN4AQ has raided the archives to provide a snapshot of Amateur Radio Digital Voice as it was a decade ago. This program is divided into three parts: - The INTRO (right at the beginning) - HF Digital ...

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Four ways Ham Radio connects and inspires the world - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:04am

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Four ways Ham Radio connects and inspires the world
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Crew members aboard the International Space Station are able to communicate with students all over the world using the station's ham radio, a radio that uses amateur radio technology to operate. Since its inaugural contact in 2000, the Amateur Radio on ...
Batesville students talk to astronaut on International Space Sta ...KAIT

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ARRL Comments on Technological Advisory Council Spectrum Policy Recommendations

ARRL - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 5:14pm

In comments to the FCC on a series of Technological Advisory Council (TAC) spectrum management policy recommendations, ARRL said that while some of the Council’s recommendations are valid, it would be “highly inappropriate” to generalize about applying them broadly in all radio services. The comments, filed on January 31, were in response to a December 1, 2017, Public Notice in ET Docket No. 17...

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Work Progressing to Incorporate CQ Magazine’s WAZ Award Program into LoTW

ARRL - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 2:31pm

Beta testing for bringing CQ Magazine's Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program into ARRL’s Logbook of the World (LoTW) system continues to move forward, officials from CQ and ARRL have assured.

Some problems in the implementation were discovered by testers and have since been corrected; the documentation has also been improved by feedback from the testers. In parallel, the LoTW server has been exe...

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Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Cites Amateur Radio’s Role after Maria

ARRL - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 9:23am

A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the Government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio’s role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. It also calls for expanding the pool of radio amateurs on the island who could help in future disasters. The report, Commonwealth o...

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USA ARDF Championships Set for June 13-17 in California

ARRL - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 8:15am

The 18th USA Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, some 30 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6,300 feet elevation near Donner Summit.

An optional training day will be held on Wednesday, June 13. Thursday will be devoted to foxoring, a combination of radio direction finding and classic oriente...

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“Project Goodwill Kosovo” Celebrating Independence and New DXCC Status

ARRL - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 5:55am

A new on-the-air team is taking the reins at Z60A, as “Project Goodwill Kosovo” moves into its second week, with only 2 weeks to go until the actual 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Hams from 10 countries will take part in the Project’s current phase. Z60A has been on the air since January 21, steadily winnowing down demand for Kosovo as a DXCC entity; the republic jumped to the top o...

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Bulletin Board; - The Curry Coastal Pilot - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 1:03am

Bulletin Board; - The Curry Coastal Pilot
Curry Coastal Pilot
Wednesday, Jan. 31 Building Healthy Communities hosts a free Community Gathering from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 Highway 101 N., Crescent City. To reserve a seat, visit bit.ly/BHCgathering or call Wild Rivers Community ...

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NASA TV to Air Live Coverage of Rare Lunar Eclipse

ARRL - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:12pm

Sky gazers are in for a rare treat Wednesday, January 31, when three celestial events combine to create a super blue blood moon. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the celestial spectacle beginning at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 UTC).

Weather permitting, the broadcast will feature views from the varying vantage points of telescopes at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research ...

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Community Calendar - Lonoke News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:16pm

Community Calendar
Lonoke News
11: STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service) Club, a ham radio group will be having their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 71, 114 N 1st Street, Cabot. The meetings are on the 2nd Sunday every month. Any questions, please call ...

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Canadian Radio Amateur Finds Resurrected NASA Satellite

ARRL - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:42pm

When he’s not on ham radio, Scott Tilley, VA7TIL, an amateur astronomer, hunts spy satellites. Using an S-band radio from his home in Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Tilley routinely scans the skies for radio signals from classified objects orbiting Earth, according to a recent article on Spaceweather.com. Since starting 5 years ago, Tilley has located dozens of secret or unlisted satellites. ...

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Anticipated New Building Won’t Be Ready for Hamvention 2018, but Flea Market Could Expand

ARRL - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:34pm

Due to circumstances beyond their control, Hamvention® 2018 organizers reluctantly are walking back an earlier announcement that a new building would be available for this year’s event at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio.

“Despite all of the best efforts and intentions by Greene County, the Greene County Agricultural Society, and Hamvention, we have learned the antic...

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ARRL to Offer Expanded Orlando HamCation® Presence February 9-11

ARRL - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:19pm

ARRL will be represented in force and with an expanded presence at Orlando HamCation February 9-11 in Orlando. The event, which also is the 2018 ARRL Florida State Convention, takes place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park. Team ARRL will include Headquarters staff and volunteers. ARRL concessions at HamCation will support membership, publication sales (ARRL store), the ARRL South...

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3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team Has Some 600 Nautical Miles to Go

ARRL - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:59am

[UPDATE: At 1605 UTC on January 29, the 3Y0Z team was reported 370 nautical miles from Bouvet Island.] The 3Y0Z DXpedition, now on board the Betanzos en route to Bouvet Island, the third most-wanted DXCC entity (now behind Kosovo and North Korea), is still some 600 nautical miles from its destination. The DXpedition had been hoping to be up and running by this week.

“We had another night of rock...

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February events and trip listed at Trumbull Senior Center - Trumbull Times

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 9:06am

Trumbull Times

February events and trip listed at Trumbull Senior Center
Trumbull Times
9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Feature Film: Grease. A fun musical about a summer, teen romance. Starring: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. RSVP. Bingo — Monday, Feb. 12, 1-3 p.m. Bus leaves at 2:30 p ...

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February 2018 club calendar - Quad-Cities Online

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:04am

February 2018 club calendar
Quad-Cities Online
Green River Valley Amateur Radio Society Ham Radio Club, 9 a.m., Rock Island County EMA building, 6120 78th Ave., Milan. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Quad Cities Scale Modelers, 1-4 p.m., Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 10th Street and ...

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Amateur radio class to be offered Feb. 17 at St. Vincent Carmel - Current in Carmel (press release)

Google News of the Day - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 6:10am

Current in Carmel (press release)

Amateur radio class to be offered Feb. 17 at St. Vincent Carmel
Current in Carmel (press release)
17, the Central Indiana Amateur Radio Association will offer a free, one-day class at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital for anyone interested in obtaining a federal entry-level amateur license. The day-long class will be followed by a 35-question, multiple ...

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Know your neighbor — Hervey Littlefield - Dailyleader

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:12pm

Dailyleader

Know your neighbor — Hervey Littlefield
Dailyleader
Littlefield, 70, came to Mississippi in 1986 as a contractor with a phone company. He spent 32 years involved with fiber optics, and 38 years in the telephone industry. The Vietnam veteran is actively involved in several organizations. He's a life ...

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ARRL Hudson Division Director Promotes Amateur Radio Parity Act Before Senate Committee

ARRL - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 5:04pm

ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, testified Thursday (January 25) before a session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding Amateur Radio’s readiness to respond in an emergency. The session, “This is not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems,” was called in the wake of an incoming missile warning erroneously released in Hawaii earli...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 1:37pm

Low solar activity continued over the past reporting week (January 18-24) with zero sunspots visible after January 19. Average daily sunspot number changed from 7 over the previous seven days to 3.3 this week. Average daily solar flux was down slightly from 70.7 to 70. Geomagnetic indicators were also quiet.

 

Predicted solar flux is 70 on January 26 through February 16, 68 on February 17, 69 on ...

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