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NIST FY 2019 Budget Would Eliminate WWV and WWVH

ARRL - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 2:55pm
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Nonprofit Notes - The Fayetteville Observer

Google News of the Day - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 2:21am

Nonprofit Notes
The Fayetteville Observer
The Moore County Amateur Radio Society takes a look at amateur/ham radio; meetings are open to all. 910-400-3019 Field Day is June 23-24. does not meet in December. Fayetteville Area Habitat Team: Thursday, noon. An interest meeting to engage the ...

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North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club broadcasts from local library - Crestview News Bulletin

Google News of the Day - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 1:16am

Crestview News Bulletin

North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club broadcasts from local library
Crestview News Bulletin
That is the North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club. Amateur radio is described as a hobby that brings people, electronics and communications together, according to a club brochure. “People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into ...

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Why NASA's Mission to 'Touch the Sun' Could Be Critical for the Future of Humanity - Observer

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 1:47pm


Why NASA's Mission to 'Touch the Sun' Could Be Critical for the Future of Humanity
Bobby Graves, a ham radio operator and manager of the Hurricane Watch Net—a group of licensed amateur radio operators who help support the National Hurricane Center during emergencies—monitored the blackout (which lasted for several hours) from ...

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New US Submarine Forces Commander is Radio Amateur

ARRL - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:07am

US Navy Vice Admiral Charles A. “Chas” Richard, W4HFZ, assumed command of US submarine forces during a change-of-command ceremony on August 4, held aboard the submarine USS Washington (SSN-787). He assumed command from Vice Admiral Joseph Tofalo. An ARRL Life Member, Richard, 58, is well-known in the AMSAT and APRS communities. He had been serving as the deputy commander of US Strategic Command...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:31am

Spaceweather.com reported on August 8, 2018 that “Solar minimum conditions are in effect. The Sun has been without sunspots for 39 of the past 42 days. To find a similar stretch of blank suns, you have to go back to 2009 when the Sun was experiencing the deepest solar minimum in a century. Solar minimum has returned, bringing extra cosmic rays, long-lasting holes in the Sun's atmosphere, and st...

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Czech short-wave radio expert Oldřich Číp dies at 87 - Radio Prague

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 6:39am

Radio Prague

Czech short-wave radio expert Oldřich Číp dies at 87
Radio Prague
Oldřich Číp, Horst Scholz and Jeff White, photo: archive of HFCC Oldřich was involved in radio since he was a child - first as an amateur radio hobbyist and later as a staff member of Czechoslovak and then Czech Radio in the international broadcasting ...

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Time to Review Near-Final Field Day Submissions!

ARRL - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:35pm

The ARRL Contest Branch advises all clubs, groups, and individuals to review their ARRL Field Day 2018 entries for any issues. Entries highlighted in yellow are missing important information and may end up as check logs, if not corrected. Missing items typically are such things as dupe or summary sheets. Supply the requested information by August 14, to be included in the final results in QST. ...

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Collegiate QSO Party to Debut in September

ARRL - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:48pm
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Amateur Radio Satellite Pioneer, Past AMSAT President Bill Tynan, W3XO, SK

ARRL - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 9:50am

A giant of the Amateur Radio satellite world has fallen. William A. “Bill” Tynan, W3XO, of Kerrville, Texas, died on August 7, following a lengthy illness. A past AMSAT President and the editor of the QST column “The World Above 50 MHz” from 1975 until 1992, Tynan was 91.

While growing up in Washington, DC, he was entranced by short-wave broadcasts and police radio traffic on his three-band tab...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:27am

“Antenna Rotators” is the topic of the current (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 him...

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Ham radio club to learn about repeaters - Kaufman Herald

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:10am

Ham radio club to learn about repeaters
Kaufman Herald
CCARC participates in the National Weather Service SKYWARN program and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The club also provides guidance and information to those wishing to join the ranks of amateur “ham” radio. There is no requirement or test ...

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ARRL Board of Directors’ Committee Seeks Input for Proposed ARES Strategic Plan

ARRL - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:41pm

Following up on an ARRL Board of Directors directive at its July meeting, the Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG) has contacted all ARRL Section Managers (SMs) and Section Emergency Coordinators (SECs) seeking comments and suggestions regarding the proposed ARES Strategic Plan (attached below), via an online form. The deadline is October 31, in order to give the PSEWG sufficient ti...

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4U1UN UN Amateur Radio Club Operation Could Resume Later this Year

ARRL - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:19am

Outside of beacon signals, 4U1UN, the Amateur Radio club station at United Nations Headquarters in New York, has not been heard on the air since 2015, and only then under the commemorative 4U70UN call sign marking the UN’s 70th anniversary that fall, with operation from a ground-level garden area within the UN Headquarters complex. That could change soon. The 4U1UN station, once within the icon...

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Bulletin Board - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:03pm

Bulletin Board
Curry Coastal Pilot
Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3411. Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee and to discuss ham radio at 8 a.m. at Dee-Ann's Tea Room Cafe, 434 Redwood St., Brookings. Those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.

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BIRDS-2 CubeSats to Deploy from ISS on August 10

ARRL - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:39pm
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The history of 'Bleakhouse' - Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Google News of the Day - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:21pm

Monadnock Ledger Transcript

The history of 'Bleakhouse'
Monadnock Ledger Transcript
PETERBOROUGH -- “Bleak House,” Charles Dickens' novel which was serialized appeared in 1852 and '53, tells the story of doomed love, fateful secrets, murder and loss of fortune -- with a bit of happiness thrown in as well. Peterborough's Bleakhouse has ...

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Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Assist in California Fire Response

ARRL - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 2:56pm

[UPDATED 2018-08-08 @ 1210 UTC] Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers have pitched in to assist where needed to provide or support communication as catastrophic wildfires have struck California. Volunteers from multiple ARRL Sections in the state have stepped up to help, as some fires remain out of control. The fires have claimed several lives, destroyed more than 1,000 homes, and...

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Launch of Es’hail-2 with First Phase 4 Amateur Transponders Expected Later this Year

ARRL - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 2:45pm

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has tweeted that it’s anticipating that SpaceX will launch its geostationary Es’hail-2 satellite sometime in the 4th quarter of 2018. The commercial Qatari satellite will provide the first Amateur Radio geostationary communication and will be capable of linking amateurs from Brazil to Thailand.

Es’hail-2 will carry two AMSAT-DL-designed Phase 4 Amateur Ra...

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