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The $50 Ham: Entry-Level Transceivers for Technicians - Hackaday

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:00am
The $50 Ham: Entry-Level Transceivers for Technicians  Hackaday

Last week , I covered the ridiculously low barriers to entry to amateur radio, both in terms of financial outlay and the process of studying for and passing the FCC ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:51am

Sunspots reemerged for 8 days on March 5-12. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 4.4 in last week’s bulletin to 9.9 this week (March 7-13). Average daily solar flux barely changed, from 70.6 to 70.9. Average planetary A index declined from 12.6 to 5.1, and average middle latitude A index from 9.7 to 3.9.

The vernal equinox will occur next Wednesday, March 20 when the southern and northern he...

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Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

ARRL - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:46am

Those interested posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express.

In the “Proceeding(s)” field, enter the number of the PRM, e.g. RM-11828 (using this format), complete all required fields, and enter brief ...

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15 | March | 2019 - Hackaday

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:15am
15 | March | 2019  Hackaday

Last week , I covered the ridiculously low barriers to entry to amateur radio, both in terms of financial outlay and the process of studying for and passing the FCC ...

Categories: amateur radio, ARRL

Obituary Donna Davis, 78 | Obits - Blair Enterprise Publishing

Google News of the Day - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:15pm
Obituary Donna Davis, 78 | Obits  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Donna Mae Davis, 78, of Onawa, passed away on Thursday, March 7, at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa.

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Hamvention® Announces 2019 Award Winners

ARRL - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:21am
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ARRL Supports No Change to Table of Allocations for 45.5 – 47 and 47 – 47.2 GHz Bands

ARRL - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:16am

The FCC has opened a brief window for public comment on recommendations approved by the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee (WAC). Comments are due March 18 on International Bureau Docket 16-185. The FCC said the short comment period was necessary to allow time to finalize the US position for submission to the upcoming meeting of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commissio...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:30am
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Tongan op - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:48am
Tongan op  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active as A35JP from Tonga. This time he will activate Tongatapu Island (OC-049) between March 16-27th. The QTH is ...

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“Tyro” License Proposal Now Open for Public Comment

ARRL - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 5:08pm

The same day that the FCC put ARRL’s Technician Enhancement petition on public notice, it also invited comments on another proposal, designated RM-11829, asking the FCC to create a “Tyro” license class that would require a minimal online examination as well as mentoring by an Amateur Radio licensee of Technician class or higher. A “tyro” is a novice or a beginner. The petition was filed in Augu...

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Effort Under Way to Revive Boston College Amateur Radio Club

ARRL - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 4:58pm

Some alumni, faculty, and staff of Boston College are in the process of trying to restart the Boston College Amateur Radio Club. They would appreciate hearing from current BC students and alumni who are interested in participating. Contact Jim Repetti, WJ1R.

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Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, Appointed as New ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager

ARRL - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:15pm

Headquarters veteran Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has been appointed as ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager. Jahnke, who has served as ARRL Contest Branch Manager for the past 3 years, succeeds Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, who was recently promoted to Director of Operations at ARRL Headquarters.

“This new role now offers me the exciting opportunity not only to be on the front lines of our radiosport communit...

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ARRL Field Day Web Content Updated for 2019

ARRL - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:14am
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Los Altos ham radio operators participate in county drill - Los Altos Town Crier

Google News of the Day - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 4:08am
Los Altos ham radio operators participate in county drill  Los Altos Town Crier

The Los Altos Amateur Radio Emergency *Service* (LAARES) participated in a Santa Clara County-wide drill using amateur radio emergency communications ...

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Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too - Plainview Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 7:14pm
Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too  Plainview Daily Herald

When strong winds broke the radio tower by the Hale County Courthouse in December, the loss of the tower affected more than just the Hale County Sheriff's ...

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Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too - Plainview Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 7:14pm
Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too  Plainview Daily Herald

When strong winds broke the radio tower by the Hale County Courthouse in December, the loss of the tower affected more than just the Hale County Sheriff's ...

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Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too - Plainview Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 7:14pm
Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too  Plainview Daily Herald

When strong winds broke the radio tower by the Hale County Courthouse in December, the loss of the tower affected more than just the Hale County Sheriff's ...

Categories: amateur radio, ARRL

Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too - Plainview Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 7:14pm
Ham Radio operators say broken antennae affects them too  Plainview Daily Herald

When strong winds broke the radio tower by the Hale County Courthouse in December, the loss of the tower affected more than just the Hale County Sheriff's ...

Categories: amateur radio, ARRL

Panhandle Snapshots | News | rapidcityjournal.com - Rapid City Journal

Google News of the Day - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 4:20pm
Panhandle Snapshots | News | rapidcityjournal.com  Rapid City Journal

CCL Viewing Party. The Chadron chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby will host a Human Element Part I Viewing Party March 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bean ...

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ARRL Announces 2019 Teachers Institutes on Wireless Technology Sessions

ARRL - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 3:24pm

As part of its educational outreach through the Education & Technology Program (ETP), ARRL will offer three sessions of the Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology in July. These week-long workshops will be held at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, and hosted by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) in Dayton, Ohio. The Teachers Institute (TI) is an expenses-paid professional...

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