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Berkeley neighbors seek to widen grassroots emergency radio system - Berkeleyside

Google News of the Day - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:09pm


Berkeley neighbors seek to widen grassroots emergency radio system
“I am the communications person for my neighborhood CERT, and it occurred to us that in an emergency we would have no way of knowing what is happening in other parts of the city,” said Geoff Lomax, a ham radio buff. He quickly began working with ...

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ARRL Suggests FCC May Need to Intervene to Ensure Effective Antenna Rights

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:22pm

Commenting in response to an FCC Public Notice (DA 17-1180) released last month, ARRL addressed the extent of Amateur Radio’s response to recent hurricane disasters and efforts needed to expand the use of Amateur Radio services when it comes to planning, testing, and providing emergency communication. The comments point out that Amateur Radio not only has been “far more than a hobby;” it is a u...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:10am
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RST-Suffix Stations on the Air

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:16am

For the third year, the North Country DX Association will field RST-suffix stations in Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Greenland, for the entire month of March. Listen for VY1RST/VY0 and VE8RST/VY0 from Ellesmere Island, as well as KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST, and OX7RST in Greenland.  

Exchange signal report and state/province. (NCDXA RST stations will send town ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:00am

“Automatic Gain Control” is the topic of the latest (February 1) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- wheneve...

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Czech Republic Gains Access to 5-MHz “WRC-15” Allocation Plus Existing 12 Channels

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:39am

According to a post by Petr Ourednik, OK1RP, the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU) has given radio amateurs in the Czech Republic access both to a 60-meter allocation of 5351.5-5366.5 kHz plus the 12 existing “experimental” 60-meter channels. The allocation is available on an individual permit basis with a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. The 12 existing channels allow 100 W EIRP (CW and SSB onl...

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ES100-Prefix Special Event Stations Mark Estonia’s Centennial

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:27am

The ES100 Project invites hams around the world to chase 15 different ES100-prefix call signs to celebrate Estonia’s centennial. The activity runs from February 1 until March 31.

For awards, each contact counts two points for European stations and four points for non-European stations per mode and per band, with three award levels: Bronze for 50 points, silver for 75 points and gold for 100 poin...

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School Club Roundup Winter/Spring Term is February 12-16

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 7:56am

The winter/spring term of the twice-yearly School Club Roundup (SCR) takes place Monday through Friday, February 12-16. The objective is for school radio clubs at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels to exchange information in a competitive context.

Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.

The SCR is sponsored by ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task F...

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ARRL 2017 September VHF Contest Results Now Available

ARRL - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 7:41am

Full results and Line Scores of the 2017 ARRL September VHF Contest now are available on the ARRL Contest Results Articles page. Click on2017 Contest Results and scroll down to the September VHF Contest and click on Full Results or Line Scores. Our thanks to everyone who participated and submitted a log.

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

Google News of the Day - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 5:04am

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 - 5:04am


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 - 6:14pm

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 - 3:31pm

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 - 10:23am

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 - 9:15am

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 - 6:55am

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 - 2:03am

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 - 8:12pm

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 - 5:16pm

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 - 7:42pm

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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