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'Eyes in the sky' - Newly purchased county equipment set to enhance local HAM radio efforts - Newsbug.info

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:17pm

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'Eyes in the sky' - Newly purchased county equipment set to enhance local HAM radio efforts
Newsbug.info
He is hopeful they will be installed at the county radio tower, located near the Newton County Landfill, within the next couple of months. Although Newton County will own the equipment, it will be leased to the ARANC. “It helps the HAM radio community ...

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NCVEC Releases New Technician License Question Pool into the Public Domain

ARRL - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:19am

The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has announced the release of the 2018-2022 Amateur Radio Element 2 Technician class license question pool into the public domain. Each question pool must be published and made available to the public prior to its use as a question set, from which individual examinations are developed.

Alert the NCVEC Question Pool Committee to an...

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FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60 Meters

ARRL - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:31am

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) will conduct a Communications Exercise (COMMEX) on January 17 and on the third Wednesday of subsequent months during 2018, 1500-2100 UTC. These exercises will use the 60-meter channels and will test and exercise interoperable communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur Radio) for use during a majo...

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Keep Track of the 3Y0Z DXpedition Team En Route to Bouvet Island

ARRL - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:22am

The Bouvet Island 3Y0Z DXpedition team has issued an invitation to follow the team while it’s on its way to the “most remote place on Earth." The 3Y0Z team will be using a Garmin InReach SE satellite-tracking device that will enable others to follow the team’s travel route and progress on a map in real time. Hal Turley, W8HC, will activate an InReach SE when he leaves his home in West Virginia ...

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Sawnee Amateur Radio Association uses ham radio for emergencies, fun - Forsyth County News Online

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:05am

Forsyth County News Online

Sawnee Amateur Radio Association uses ham radio for emergencies, fun
Forsyth County News Online
Members of the Sawnee Amateur Radio Association use amateur, or ham, radios for both personal enjoyment and as a source of communication in emergencies, which member Tom McElroy said is a part of a license each operator must obtain from the Federal ...

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PCARS sets open house, dedication service - Record-Courier

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:37am

PCARS sets open house, dedication service
Record-Courier
The open house is open to all members of the community and will showcase Amateur Radio and its operation and communications capabilities. At 1 p.m., there will be a dedication service for the clubs VHF/UHF station in memory of James J. Aylward – KC8PD ...

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ZS8Z on Marion Island Off the Air, Science Team in Survival Mode

ARRL - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:30pm

David Hartzenberg, ZS1BCE, on his second tour at a Marion Island research station as part of the South African National Antarctic Program for more than a year now, reports that he has been off the air as ZS8Z since last November, when generator fuel at the Transvaal Cove base was restricted to essential purposes, and he doesn’t expect to get back on the air before departing in May.

Food also is ...

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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS EDITION - Arkansas Online

Google News of the Day - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:38pm

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS EDITION
Arkansas Online
The group's monthly meeting is the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan 25, with a pre-meeting meal at 6 p.m., at Post 71, 114 N. First St. All military members and spouses are welcome to attend. Spouses may join the ...

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Fox-1D Satellite Set to Launch this Week, China to Launch Five New CubeSats

ARRL - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:29pm

The launch of AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat will take place from India on January 12 (UTC). The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) flight had to be rescheduled from December 30. AMSAT Vice-President Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, delivered Fox-1D to Spaceflight Inc in Seattle last November for integration.

In addition to a Fox-1 U/V FM transponder, Fox-1D will carry several university experiment...

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Amateur Radio Roundtable: Hamvention 2018 Breaking News: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:34pm

Amateur Radio Roundtable: Hamvention 2018 Breaking News:
eHam.net
This week Hamvention officers announce breaking news update, Riley Hollingsworth, retired FCC begins his regular segment called Ask-Riley where he answers your FCC questions, And Emmett Hohensee III W0QH, chief engineer of RadioWavz, talks antennas ...

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Frederick County man pronounced dead after falling through ice ... - Frederick News Post

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 8:39pm

Frederick News Post

Frederick County man pronounced dead after falling through ice ...
Frederick News Post
A Frederick County man died Friday after attempting to rescue his family's dog, which had wandered onto a frozen pond outside his home near Libertytown.

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DXpedition Leader, Elite Contester, Ham Radio Mentor David Collingham, K3LP, SK

ARRL - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:16am

Well-known DXpedition leader and contester David Collingham, K3LP, of Mt Airy, Maryland, died on January 6 after falling through the ice on a pond near his home the previous evening while trying to rescue his stranded dog. He was 59. Collingham was co-leader, with Paul Ewing, N6PSE, of the 2016 VP8STI/VP8SGI DXpedition to South Sandwich and South Georgia islands, and he was president of the Int...

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What's the buzz? Ham radio fans fine-tune skills at Brookville conference - Newsday

Google News of the Day - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 7:08pm

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What's the buzz? Ham radio fans fine-tune skills at Brookville conference
Newsday
By Jean-Paul Salamanca jeanpaul.salamanca@newsday.com @JPaulSalamanca Updated January 6, 2018 7:14 PM. Print See Comments Share. Share Tweet Share Email. For ham radio enthusiasts gathered at a conference Saturday in Brookville, it was clear that their ...

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Ham radio movie wins award - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 4:09am

Ham radio movie wins award
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
As published in this digital website of Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC), in this movie, the leading character is a Cuban radio amateur that contacts the MIR space station and an exchange occurs between both operators, giving rise to a ...

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Ham radio classes being offfered - Hillsboro Times Gazette

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:47pm

Ham radio classes being offfered
Hillsboro Times Gazette
14, the HARA, which had 106 members last year, will hold an “Introduction to Ham Radio” at 2 p.m. at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church, 133 E. Walnut St. It will be followed with Sunday classes starting Feb. 11 that will serve as a gateway to ...

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Classes for Jan. 6 through Jan. 12 - The Daily Progress

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:02pm

Classes for Jan. 6 through Jan. 12
The Daily Progress
Albemarle Amateur Radio Club offers a Ham Radio License Class from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday through March 15 at Our Lady of Peace at 751 Hillsdale Drive. $30 includes all class materials. albemarleradio.org. » Central Virginia Small Business Development ...

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Saturday is Kids Day at Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting - Cincinnati.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:26pm

Cincinnati.com

Saturday is Kids Day at Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting
Cincinnati.com
“(The) Kids Day program is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people, introduce them to amateur radio and generate an interest in the hobby, Dennis O'Neill, club president. “It's important to attract young people to the hobby, as amateur ...

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“Quantum Radio” May Offer New Twist on Communicating in Problematic Environments

ARRL - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:49pm

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communication and mapping in locations where GPS, cell phones, and radio are not reliable or don’t work at all, such as indoors, in urban canyons, underwater, and underground. NIST announced the technology advance on January 2. The technology may have marine, military, an...

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Thomas Fire Response Also Demonstrates Amateur Radio’s Social Media Value

ARRL - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:30pm

Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC) members kept a close watch on the Thomas Fire after it broke out in early December. Using a variety of the club’s analog and digital Amateur Radio assets, radio operators were able to observe fire-fighting efforts first hand and pass along immediate information, often before it was reported by official sources or by local news media. SBARC operates five ...

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