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January Club Calendar | Lifestyles - Quad-Cities Online

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:15pm
January Club Calendar | Lifestyles  Quad-Cities Online

Editor's note: Club meeting announcements for February's calendar (to be published Sunday, Jan. 27) should be submitted by Jan. 14 to Club Calendar, c/o The ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:59am

Sunspots returned with the New Year, with sunspot numbers of 13, 16 and 16 on January 1-3. The new region was AR2732, and the area of the spot tripled each day, beginning at 10 millionths of the visible solar disc, then tripling to 30 on Tuesday, and 90 on Wednesday. This made the average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (December 27 to January 2) 4.1, compared to zero for the previo...

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An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station - Motherboard

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 3:00am
An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station  Motherboard

To place an outside call from space, please first dial 9. As it turns out, the International Space Station is not immune to pesky phone protocols, and Dutch ...

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An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station - Motherboard

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 3:00am
An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station  Motherboard

To place an outside call from space, please first dial 9. As it turns out, the International Space Station is not immune to pesky phone protocols, and Dutch ...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:55pm
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In and Around Greene 1-3-19 | Entertainment - The Daily Progress

Google News of the Day - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 9:00am
In and Around Greene 1-3-19 | Entertainment  The Daily Progress

Jan. 3. The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Blue Ridge Café on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. All ham radio operators and those ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 8:00am
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Ham Radio and The Big Broadcast - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 4:11am
Ham Radio and The Big Broadcast  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Essex Ham reports on the link up of over 35 of the UK's network of Hospital Radio stations from Dec 30 to Jan 1. Among those involved in "The Big Broadcast ...

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FCC Outlines Impact on its Operations of Potential Funding Lapse

ARRL - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 5:48pm

The FCC said in a January 2 Public Notice that in the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, it will suspend “most operations” at mid-day on Thursday, January 3. Some systems that have gone dark in prior government shutdowns will remain operational this time, however. That includes the FCC website, although it will not be updated except for matters related to spectrum...

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Third Wednesday Monthly Communications Exercises Set

ARRL - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 3:43pm
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FCC Reaches $900,000 Settlement in Unauthorized Satellite Launch Case

ARRL - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 3:38pm

The FCC has settled an investigation into an alleged unauthorized launch and operation of small satellites by Swarm Technologies. The company agreed to a Consent Decree that included a $900,000 penalty, an extended period of FCC oversight, and a requirement of pre-launch notices to the FCC, among other stipulations.

“We will aggressively enforce the FCC’s requirements that companies seek FCC aut...

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Saturday, January 5, is Kids Day

ARRL - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:38am
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Bruce R. Bumpus, 71 | Obituaries - The Sun Chronicle

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:45pm
Bruce R. Bumpus, 71 | Obituaries  The Sun Chronicle

PLAINVILLE — Bruce Ralph Bumpus, 71, of Plainville passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was the ...

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Bulletin Board - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 6:26pm
Bulletin Board  Curry Coastal Pilot

Wednesday, Jan. 2 Soroptimist International of Brookings meets for a business meeting at noon at Blue Water Cafe and Lounge in the Brookings-Harbor ...

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Amateur satellites part of YOTA event - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 3:35am
Amateur satellites part of YOTA event  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

The Shropshire Star newspaper reports on the Wellington Youngsters On The Air event which saw young people using amateur radio to talk to others from ...

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FCC to Suspend Most Operations on January 3, if Government Shutdown Continues

ARRL - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 2:27pm

If the partial lapse in federal government funding continues, the FCC will suspend most operations on Thursday, January 3, at mid-day. At that time, employees will have up to 4 hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations. Work required for the protection of life and property will continue, however, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds. In ad...

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Reminder: Straight Key Night Gets Under Way on New Year’s Eve

ARRL - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 2:22pm

Break out the brass and set some time aside on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to take part in Straight Key Night (SKN). The annual event begins at 0000 UTC on January 1, 2019 (New Year’s Eve in US time zones). Not a contest, SKN is dedicated to celebrating Amateur Radio’s Morse code heritage.

The idea is simple: Get on the air and enjoy casual CW contacts, preferably using a straight key (han...

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