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Amateur Radio 'Field Day' - Heritage Florida Jewish News

Google News of the Day - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:45am

Heritage Florida Jewish News

Amateur Radio 'Field Day'
Heritage Florida Jewish News
All are welcome to visit the station site during the 24 hour event and, under the supervision of a licensed radio amateur, operate one of several stations, learn more about ham radio and observe communications under simulated emergency conditions.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:04am

On May 30 at 0005 UTC the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a warning: “On 1 June geomagnetic activity is expected to increase to Active and Minor Storm levels due to arrival of the co-rotating interaction region and high-speed solar wind streams associated with the recurrent trans-equatorial coronal hole.”

On May 31 Spaceweather.com issued this Solar Wind Alert: “NOAA forecasters estimate...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 9:10am
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Virgin Island residents get ham radio licenses - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:48am

Virgin Island residents get ham radio licenses
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Only two licensed ham radio operators were on-island following the storm, meaning tasks such as coordinating the delivery and offloading of supplies brought in by helicopter and providing a link between the agencies working on rescue efforts fell to ...

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Hamvention Forum Videos Now Searchable on YouTube

ARRL - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 2:47pm
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WRTC 2018 Reports All Sites “Perfect”

ARRL - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:38am

The World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) Organizing Committee reports that all of the station sites it’s selected for the July event in Germany “are perfect for the competition.”

“After the final check, all sites for WRTC 2018 are now confirmed,” a WRTC 2018 news release said this week. “The inspections proved that there are enough very well-suited sites with no topographical or i...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 9:00am

“Coping with Poor HF Conditions” is the topic of the current (May 24) 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 th...

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ARISS to Conduct Digital Amateur Radio TV Transmitter Test on June 1

ARRL - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 7:46am

ARISS will conduct a test of the “Ham Video” digital Amateur Radio television transmitter on the Columbus of the International Space Station on Friday, June 1. The transmitter has not been working for several weeks.

According to an announcement from ARISS Mentor Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, the transmitter will be powered down, the antenna feed line will be connected to the second S-band antenna, and ...

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Radio days: Pacific Northwest's largest ham radio convention dials into Seaside - Coast Weekend

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:45pm

Coast Weekend

Radio days: Pacific Northwest's largest ham radio convention dials into Seaside
Coast Weekend
There are a few ham radio operator clubs locally, including Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club in Astoria. Bunton said visiting those are another great way to start. The convention continues to grow as more people gain interest in the field. Bunton said ...

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ABOUT TOWN - The Galt Herald

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 2:26pm

The Galt Herald

The Galt Herald
Amateur Radio, or Ham Radio, is a hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communications together. Their kids day is designed to promote Ham Radio and give kids on-the-air experience to talk to other operators and learn about Morse Code.

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Radio Amateurs to Swap Spots on International Space Station (ISS) Crew

ARRL - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:48pm

One radio amateur now onboard the International Space Station will be heading home on June 3, while two more will come aboard a few days later.

Flight Engineer Scott Tingle, KG5NZA, will join Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineer Norishige Kanai in returning to Earth on the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft after 168 days on station. A few days later, another trio of space travelers ...

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Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, Promotes Amateur Radio in Media Announcements

ARRL - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:13am

Legendary rock guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, of the Eagles is featured in a just-released set of ARRL audio and video public service announcements promoting Amateur Radio. ARRL will provide the 30- and 60-second PSAs to Public Information Officers (PIOs) to share with their Section’s television and radio stations. The ARRL Media and Public Relations Department also will provide these announcemen...

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Ham radio promotional video now in Norwegian - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:06am

Ham radio promotional video now in Norwegian
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Among the radio amateurs shown in the video are members of Essex Ham and Camb-Hams, the amateur radio satellite FUNcube-1 (AO-73) also makes an appearance. The video was made by TX Factor for the RSGB who gave it to the NRRL to help recruit ...

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South Africa Gets 100 kHz Band at 5 MHz

ARRL - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:53pm

South Africa telecommunications regulator Indepdent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has included a shared 100 kHz wide band at 5 MHz (60 meters) of 5,350 to 5,450 kHz in its just-published National Radio Frequency Plan 2018, at a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. The band is being made available on a non-interference basis. In addition, ICASA allocated a single channel at 5,290 kHz f...

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MARS Urging Members to Use Computers that are Isolated from the Internet

ARRL - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:34am

US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Headquarters is recommending that MARS members “migrate to stand-alone computer systems for [MARS] radio operations,” subject to the availability of a dedicated computer.

“These computer systems (or their associated local area networks) should be ‘air-gapped’ from the internet,” Army MARS Headquarters Operations Officer David McGinnis, K7UXO, said i...

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IARU Region 1 Editorial Sounds Clarion Call on Danger VHF/UHF/Microwave Spectrum Grabs

ARRL - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:47am

The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) VHF-UHF-µW Committee, Jacques Verleijen, ON4AVJ, has highlighted extant threats to the Amateur Radio spectrum above 30 MHz. In an editorial that heads the latest edition of the IARU R1 VHF-UHF-µW Newsletter, issued on May 29, Verleijen invited all IARU member-societies to consider ways to “promote, defend, and use our frequen...

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ARES Activated in Eight Maryland Counties for Severe Flooding

ARRL - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 9:54am

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers in the Maryland-DC Section activated in the wake of regional flash flooding on May 27. Hit especially hard was Ellicott City, where vehicles were reported to have been washed away by fast-moving flood waters upward of 10 feet deep. At least one person was reported to be missing.

“As many watched Alberto, radio amateurs in Maryland watched more a...

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Ham Radio on $100 Or Less - Hackaday

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:01pm


Ham Radio on $100 Or Less
Difference being that while CB is pretty much dead at 27mhz (but UHF and even a bit of VHF are now hot for handheld) amateur radio is explicitly about hacking your gear. Buying is ok if you want to experiment with something else than the stuff inside ...

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