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Q-C club calendar fo January 2018 | Lifestyles | qconline.com - Quad-Cities Online

Google News of the Day - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 1:08am

Q-C club calendar fo January 2018 | Lifestyles | qconline.com
Quad-Cities Online
Club meeting announcements for February's calendar (to be published Sunday, Jan. 28) should be submitted by Jan. 15 to Club Calendar, Dispatch-Argus-. QCOnline.com, 1033 7th St., Suite 101, East Moline, IL 61244, or e-mailed to press@qconline.com ...

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Prepare to Get Your Grid On!

ARRL - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:58pm

What’s your grid square? Be prepared to answer that question a lot in 2018. The ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 begins this weekend and continues throughout the year. The Grid Chase kicks off at 0000 UTC on Monday, January 1, which is New Year’s Eve in US time zones, so get ready to hit your grid running.

This is an event for all radio amateurs, and taking part is as simple as just getting on...

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Bouvet 3Y0Z DXpedition Putting Up Big Bucks for Transportation, Eager to Get Under Way

ARRL - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:31pm

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team reports that it has reached “yet another milestone” in its quest to activate Bouvet Island, the second most-wanted DXCC entity (behind the Democratic Republic of North Korea), in January and February. The DXpedition team has said its earliest anticipated arrival date on Bouvet will be January 23. It hopes to spend 14 to 16 days on Bouvet, “depending on wea...

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Things to Do - Mainely Media

Google News of the Day - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:50am

Things to Do
Mainely Media
New England Radio Discussion Society, 7 p.m., The New School, Route 1, Kennebunk. Biweekly meeting of amateur radio enthusiasts. All interested in Ham radio welcome. FMI and meeting dates, call Alex at 967-8812 or email alexmm@roadrunner.com. Open ...

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CLUB CALENDAR 12/29/17 - Youngstown Vindicator

Google News of the Day - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:17am

CLUB CALENDAR 12/29/17
Youngstown Vindicator
Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at 8381 Market St., Boardman, Adamas Square Plaza. After the meeting, Robert Naumann, W5OV, the sales manager at DX Engineering, will speak. Meetings take place the second Thursday ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:05am

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: There were no zero-sunspot days over the December 21-27 reporting week. Then, on Thursday, December 28, no sunspots were visible. So far in 2017, there have been 102 days with no sunspots, or 28%.

The average daily sunspot number was 17.4, up from 2.3 over the previous 7-day reporting period. The previous week had such a low average because only 1 day out of tha...

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NEW YEAR, NEW SKILL: West Seattle Amateur Radio Club offering 2018 ham classes - West Seattle Blog (blog)

Google News of the Day - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 7:40pm

NEW YEAR, NEW SKILL: West Seattle Amateur Radio Club offering 2018 ham classes
West Seattle Blog (blog)
Is learning a new skill one of your New Year's resolutions for 2018? If so, the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club has an old-but-new opportunity for you. In late January, the Club will be offering classes so you can learn about amateur (ham) radio and ...

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January 1 Hosts Events for Legacy Keys, CW on Satellites

ARRL - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 3:32pm

Every day is a good day to send CW, but January 1 is reserved for Straight Key Night (SKN), sponsored by ARRL.  Enjoy CW as it has been sent and enjoyed since the earliest days of Amateur Radio. The 24-hour event, which gets under way at 0000 UTC on January 1 (New Year’s Eve in US time zones), is not a contest but a day dedicated to celebrating Amateur Radio’s Morse heritage. Participants are e...

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Visually Impaired Girl Sees World Through Ham Radio - Benton County Enterprise

Google News of the Day - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 2:59pm

Benton County Enterprise

Visually Impaired Girl Sees World Through Ham Radio
Benton County Enterprise
Blind since birth, Kelly Stanfield of rural Lincoln didn't let her disability stop her from become a ham radio operator. Stanfield came to Benton County from Kansas and soon found a group of people who enjoyed talking on the airwaves like herself. She ...

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Radio Amateur Receives Patent for "Cloaking" Technology

ARRL - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:14am
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Radio Amateurs Continue to Plumb the Spectral Depths

ARRL - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:04am

David Bowman, G0MRF, reports that he and Dave Riley, AA1A, have completed what is believed to be the first transatlantic contact on 630 meters since the MF band was released to US radio amateurs this past fall. They used JT9 digital mode to complete the more than 5,160 kilometer (approximately 3,200 miles) contact during the early hours of December 23.

 

On the UK end, G0MRF was running a modifie...

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Registration for International DX Convention in Visalia Opens on January 15

ARRL - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 9:51am

The 69th annual International DX Convention in Visalia, California, takes place April 20-22 at the Visalia Convention Center. The Southern California DX Club (SCDXC) sponsors the 2018 event. Online convention registration opens on January 15 at 1700 UTC. The Saturday banquet program will be on the 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island. Convention co-chairs are Cathy Gardenias, K6VC, and Kris Jacob, ...

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ABOUT TOWN | Lifestyle | galtheraldonline.com - The Galt Herald

Google News of the Day - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 1:33pm

ABOUT TOWN | Lifestyle | galtheraldonline.com
The Galt Herald
Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the.

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School Field Trip to The Gambia to Include DXpedition

ARRL - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:44am

A trip to The Gambia in February by students and staffers of Sandringham School in the UK will include a short DXpedition. The call sign C5DX again has been granted and will be on the air February 9-16. A party of 18 sixth-form students and three staff members from Sandringham School will visit their partner school, Farafenni Senior Secondary High. The two schools have worked in partnership for...

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New ARRL Section Manager Appointed in North Dakota

ARRL - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:05am

Nancy Yoshida, KG0YL, has been appointed as the ARRL North Dakota Section Manager, starting on January 1, 2018. Yoshida, an ARRL Life Member who resides in Thompson, will take the North Dakota Field Organization leadership reins from Lynn Nelson, W0ND, who was elected last month as ARRL Dakota Division Vice Director. Nelson, of Minot, has served as the North Dakota Section Manager since 2008. 

A...

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Change to December 30 West Coast Qualifying Run

ARRL - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 9:59am

The West Coast Qualifying Run for Saturday, December 30, was scheduled to be transmitted from Maritime Radio Historical Station (MRHS) K6KPH. Due to antenna maintenance, however, K6KPH is unable to conduct the run that day, and Jim Michener, K9JM, will handle the chore, at least on two bands (K6KPH normally handles five bands). K9JM will transmit the scheduled Run on 7,047.5 and 14,047.5 kHz at...

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ARRL International Grid Chase Kicks Off with the New Year!

ARRL - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 8:22am

Warm up the ham shack! The ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 is nearly here! The Grid Chase gets under way on January 1 UTC (New Year’s Eve in US time zones). The objective of the year-long event is to work stations on any band (except 60 meters) in as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible, and then upload your log data to ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW).

Each new grid square co...

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Bulletin Board - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:43pm

Bulletin Board
Curry Coastal Pilot
Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3411. Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee and to ...

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Urban Explorers’ Video Reveals Largely Unseen Side of Hara Arena

ARRL - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 6:03pm

Reminiscent of underwater footage from a TV documentary about the discovery of a long-lost vessel, a recently posted YouTube video that takes a deep dive into the innards of former Hamvention® venue Hara Arena has been attracting notice within the Amateur Radio community. The narrated video probe was posted on December 22 by Once Occupied, an urban exploration group that originated in Dayton, O...

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