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Hamvention® Officials Say No New Building for 2019

ARRL - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:24am

Hamvention® and Greene County, Ohio, officials have been unable to reach agreement to erect a new building that could accommodate Hamvention activities at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio.

“Hamvention/Dayton Amateur Radio Association has spent many hours working with Greene County officials to reach an agreement on a long-term contract where both the Fairgrounds and ...

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Ham radio operators are still reaching out - Lethbridge Herald

Google News of the Day - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:43am

Ham radio operators are still reaching out
Lethbridge Herald
During catastrophic events, it is the licensed amateur radio operators who keep the lines of communication open. Buchanan, whose radio call sign is VE6ARG, gives an example from his own personal history to illustrate his point. In 1989 he lived in San ...

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Amateur radio operators play key role in triathlon - KRTV Great Falls News

Google News of the Day - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 7:55pm

KRTV Great Falls News

Amateur radio operators play key role in triathlon
KRTV Great Falls News
They're called amateur radio operators and their job was to communicate throughout part of the course to one another. Amateur radio, which is commonly referred to as ham radio, was the beginning of radios. Some of the cycling course goes into ...

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Public Invited to Open House at Radio Telescope Site - Kiowa County Press

Google News of the Day - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 1:46pm

Kiowa County Press

Public Invited to Open House at Radio Telescope Site
Kiowa County Press
Tours, educational programs and demonstrations will be held during the afternoon covering radio astronomy, optical astronomy and ham radio operation. Solar telescopes will be available to view the sun, while optical telescope will be available during ...

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Story County Amateur Radio Emergency Service receives service award - Ames Tribune

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:58pm

Ames Tribune

Story County Amateur Radio Emergency Service receives service award
Ames Tribune
At the forefront of parades, bike-a-thons, family events and natural disasters, Story County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is always prepared with a slew of complex digital equipment and backup systems in hand. It is ARES' members' dedication ...

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Calendar - Highland Community News

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:21pm

Calendar
Highland Community News
Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club: The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome and the club offers classes and other services to those new to ham radio. The club meets at the Patton State Hospital Staff Development ...

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'Ham radio' more than hobby - Cameron County Endeavor

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 3:01pm

'Ham radio' more than hobby
Cameron County Endeavor
With little fanfare, licensed amateur radio operators have been filling the gaps in emergency communications across Potter County for decades. Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel recently brought the Headwaters Amateur Radio ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:19am

After six days with no visible sunspots, a new one appeared on Wednesday, August 1, with a daily sunspot number of 11. As there was also only one day with a sunspot (also 11) in the previous week, average daily sunspot number for this week was unchanged at 1.6. The new sunspot is small and was given the number AR2717 on Thursday, when the sunspot number again was 11.

Average daily solar flux was...

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ARISS Packet Radio System Expected to be Back Late this Year

ARRL - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:07am

The currently silent packet radio system on the International Space Station could be back on the air by year’s end.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) hardware team members have located an original duplicate of the packet module that had been in use on the International Space Station (ISS) before failing more than a year ago after 17 years of service. With a new battery ins...

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A series of solar flares disrupted hurricane relief efforts in 2017 - Digital Trends

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 7:15pm

Digital Trends

A series of solar flares disrupted hurricane relief efforts in 2017
Digital Trends
In the paper, the researchers note that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) reported an eight-hour loss of high-frequency radio used by ham radio operators and other emergency bands. “Space weather and ... “If I head on over to ...

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VHF/UHF and Above Contests Just Ahead!

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:52pm
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FCC Proposes $18,000 Fine in Louisiana Amateur Radio Interference Case

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:40pm

The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) proposing to fine Jerry W. Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, $18,000 “for apparently causing intentional interference and for apparently failing to provide station identification on amateur radio frequencies,” the FCC said.

“Mr. Materne was previously warned regarding this behavior in writing by the Enforcement Bureau and, given ...

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Baker Island Top Band Operator Offers Observations

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 1:04pm

Trying to work stations on 160 meters from Baker Island during the KH1/KH7Z DXpedition was fraught with challenges, and the WSJT-X FT8 digital protocol proved to be one answer to making contacts from the rare DXCC entity under tough, summertime conditions. DXpedition team member George Wallner, AA7JV, recently offered some observations about the experience that may be helpful to North American ...

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FCC Cites Baofeng Importer for Illegally Marketing Unauthorized RF Devices

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:35pm

The FCC has issued a Citation and Order (Citation) to Amcrest Industries, LLC (formerly Foscam Digital Technologies, LLC), an importer and marketer of popular and inexpensive Baofeng hand-held transceivers, alleging that the company violated FCC rules and the Communications Act by illegally marketing unauthorized RF devices. The FCC asserts that Amcrest marketed Baofeng model UV-5R-series FM ha...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am

“Antenna Rotators” is the topic of the new (August 2) 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 himself...

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Ofcom release UK ham radio callsign figures - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:53am

Ofcom release UK ham radio callsign figures
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Daryl Spence M0TTY had asked Ofcom "could you please give me the current numbers of licensed Amateur Radio operators for each callsign type please." Ofcom's response was that on July 5, 2018 the UK had a total of 87,983 live amateur radio callsigns.

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Become an Amateur Radio Tutor - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:53am

Become an Amateur Radio Tutor
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
... HFCC announces the passing of its founder Oldrich Cip · Atmospheric radiation: New results for the Continental USA · Sample Belgian ham radio exams online · FaradayRF radio hams on Amp Hour podcast · Updates to General Conditions · ExoMars rover ...

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ARRL 2017 Annual Report Focuses on Hurricane Response

ARRL - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:21pm

The ARRL 2017 Annual Report, which highlights the organization’s efforts and activities throughout 2017, is now available. Starting with the cover photo, Amateur Radio’s response to the Atlantic hurricane season figures prominently in the report. Amateur Radio has repeatedly been the only means of communication into or out of an area affected by a natural disaster. Puerto Rico was especially ha...

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Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, is 2018 Newsline Young Ham of the Year

ARRL - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:37pm

Fourteen-year-old ARRL member Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, of Montgomery, Alabama, has been selected as the 2018 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year (YHOTY). The son of Tim and Lauren (KG5TQO) Rascoll, Bryant was the youngest participant in the recent World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) in Germany.

Bryant says he became enthusiastic about Amateu...

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