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In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering freshman is bringing back ham radio club - Michigan Radio

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:49pm

Michigan Radio

In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering freshman is bringing back ham radio club
Michigan Radio
She may be busy with her double major in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics, but Kettering University student Ruth Willet always finds time for her passion: amateur radio – also known as "ham radio." And even in this era of FaceTime and ...

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Europe Day On the Air 2018 Activity May 4 – 6

ARRL - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:41pm

Stations taking part in Europe Day “on the air” (EUDOTA) 2018 will be active from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, with special call signs AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU, and AO9EU. (Europe Day is Wednesday, May 9.)

Sponsored by the EA Digital Foundation with the support of the European Radio Amateurs’ Organization (EURAO), the on-the-air event commemorates the creat...

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Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award”

ARRL - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:14pm

Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan’s Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award.” The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications, and who have delivered a presentation at the annual RCA Technical Symposium. Receiving the aw...

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Amateur Radio Case Attracts Attention of FCC Commissioner

ARRL - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:13am

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, has used the latest chapter in an Amateur Radio enforcement proceeding to reiterate his call that the Commission abolish its Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) system. The long-standing case involves efforts by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, (ex-N6AYJ), of Diamond Spring, California, to renew his license. Late last week, the FCC denied reconsideration of Crowell’s pet...

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Community Calendar - Lonoke News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:28pm

Community Calendar
Lonoke News
May 19: Our Vets Cabot will be having their monthly pantry for Veterans and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 214 Rainbow Drive, Cabot. For more information see our Facebook page. Facebook.com/feedourvetscabot. May STARS, (Small Town Amateur ...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:30am
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Third Public Test of FT8 “DXpedition Mode” Set for May 5

ARRL - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:25am

A third public test of the nascent FT8 “DXpedition Mode” is set for Saturday, May 5, the WSJT Development Group has announced. A fourth “release candidate” now is available, and participants in the May 5 public test should install WSJT-X version 1.9.0-rc4, beforehand.

“Once again, the goal is to simulate a rare-DXpedition pileup by having many stations (‘Hounds’) calling and trying to work a de...

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Nazis pressed ham radio hobbyists to serve the Third Reich – but surviving came at a price - WTOP

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:11am

Nazis pressed ham radio hobbyists to serve the Third Reich – but surviving came at a price
WTOP
More importantly, though, German amateur radio hobbyists were a big boost for the Nazis' secret military rebuilding effort. The Treaty of Versailles, which had ended World War I, strictly limited how many people and weapons the German military could have.

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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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HAM RADIOS HELP SAVE LIVES IN TINDER FIRE - 12news.com KPNX

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

HAM RADIOS HELP SAVE LIVES IN TINDER FIRE
12news.com KPNX
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

LOCAL NOTES
Cape Cod Times
Tickets are $10 and are available at capecodmassappeal.org, 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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