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Smithsonian Institution’s NN3SI Returning to the Air

ARRL - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:46pm

The historic NN3SI call sign is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. “We do not have a physical station location, and we are not open for guest operation as in the past, but this this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian,” the group’s president, John Weise, N4NPG, told ARRL. “We expect to begin operating holiday sty...

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Radio Amateurs to Launch APRS Balloon at Young Researchers Congress

ARRL - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:39pm

Radio amateurs attending the 20th Young Researchers Congress in Münster, Germany, plan to launch an APRS-carrying weather balloon on March 21. The payload will transmit on 433.000 MHz with the call sign DL9II-11. The weather balloon carries a probe with two cameras, meteorological probes, and a Geiger counter. Two University of Heidelberg students will handle the launch under the supervision of...

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Around Powell River: Community listings - Powell River Peak

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 2:02pm
Around Powell River: Community listings  Powell River Peak

Don't Miss this Week: Friday, March 22 Dina Del Bucchia poetry reading Powell River Public Library presents author and poet Dina Del Bucchia discussing ...

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Amateur radio club set to hold ham radio classes - Fort Erie Observer

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 1:57pm
Amateur radio club set to hold ham radio classes  Fort Erie Observer

Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club/Special to The Observer Members of the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club were tasked with building an antenna ...

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General Class Element 3 Question Pool Errata Released

ARRL - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:15pm
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Photos: Socialising via Ham radio in the age of social media - Hindustan Times

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:31am
Photos: Socialising via Ham radio in the age of social media  Hindustan Times

In the age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, a community of amateur radio buffs or 'hams' communicates through morse code and the jargon of the air waves ...

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Holland Club Hosts 'Ham License in a Day' Classes - WHTC News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:57am
Holland Club Hosts 'Ham License in a Day' Classes  WHTC News

Holland Amateur Radio Club members Bob Broene and Tom Bosscher are looking for people who want to spend a Saturday afternoon studying for a ham-radio ...

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Photos: Socialising via Ham radio in the age of social media - Hindustan Times

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 2:34am
Photos: Socialising via Ham radio in the age of social media  Hindustan Times

In the age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, a community of amateur radio buffs or 'hams' communicates through morse code and the jargon of the air waves ...

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Es'hail-2: Hams Get Their First Geosynchronous Repeater - Hackaday

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 1:01pm
Es'hail-2: Hams Get Their First Geosynchronous Repeater  Hackaday

In the radio business, getting the high ground is key to covering as much territory from as few installations as possible. Anything that has a high profile, from a big ...

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W1AW Endowment Contributions will be Properly Credited Despite Incorrect Return Envelope

ARRL - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:40am

Due to an inadvertent mix-up, a recent ARRL solicitation letter to benefit the W1AW Endowment Fund included a return envelope designating the Spectrum Defense Fund.

“We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused for those who donated or were considering making a donation,” ARRL Development Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, said. “At ARRL, we always strive to present ourselves...

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Ham session: Socialising via airwaves - Hindustan Times

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:51am
Ham session: Socialising via airwaves  Hindustan Times

Hailed as the first true social networking medium, ham radio continues to thrive even in this age of Twitter, Skype, Facebook and smartphones.

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Ham session: Socialising via airwaves - Hindustan Times

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:51am
Ham session: Socialising via airwaves  Hindustan Times

Hailed as the first true social networking medium, ham radio continues to thrive even in this age of Twitter, Skype, Facebook and smartphones.

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Ham session: Socialising via airwaves - Hindustan Times

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:51am
Ham session: Socialising via airwaves  Hindustan Times

Hailed as the first true social networking medium, ham radio continues to thrive even in this age of Twitter, Skype, Facebook and smartphones.

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A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally - The Commercial Dispatch

Google News of the Day - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 11:03pm
A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally  The Commercial Dispatch

Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky. "You see that?" he asks. Barely perceptible against the ...

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FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal

ARRL - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 5:00pm

The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. Interested parties have 30 days to comment. The Technician enhancement proposals stemmed from ...

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Preliminary Results of the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) Now Available

ARRL - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 1:31pm

ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has announced that through the yeoman efforts of Charlie Carroll, K1XX; Kelly Taylor, VE4XT, and Ward Silver, N0AX, preliminary results of the 2019 ARRL International DX CW now are available.

 

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New West Gulf Division Vice Director Appointed

ARRL - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 1:23pm

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced his choice of past South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, of Leander, Texas, to be the new Vice Director for the West Gulf Division.

“I’ve known Lee for a number of years and really look forward to having him on the Board team,” Roderick said.

Cooper’s appointment fills a vacancy created when former West Gulf Division Vice Director John Ro...

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Well-Known Moonbouncer and VHF-UHF DXer David Anderson, GM4JJJ, SK

ARRL - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 1:18pm

A luminary in the moonbounce and VHF-UHF DX arena, David Anderson, GM4JJJ, of Dunfermline, Scotland, died on March 15. Anderson was the developer of MoonSked software for EME.

“He had been fighting spinal cancer through many years of remission and relapse, which often made it difficult to come on the radio,” his friend Ian White, GM3SEK, explained. “David did everything he could to remain active...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:58pm

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

 

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