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More Room to be Available for Hamvention® at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center

ARRL - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:32am

Hamvention® reports that the Greene County Commissioners and the Greene County Fair Board have approved the construction of a new building at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, the new Hamvention venue in Xenia, Ohio.

“Greene County officials have decided to move forward with construction of a new building, as it will continue to expand their presence in the region as a world-class E...

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Vietnam Vet, Radio Amateur Granted Dying Wish to Get on the Air One More Time

ARRL - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 9:39am

Vietnam War veteran John Nugent, WA2EQJ, got on the air for what likely will be his final time earlier this month, thanks to help from the Amateur Radio community. The 75-year old US Army Signal Corps veteran, who has cancer, lives at the James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois. Licensed since he was 16, he told a social worker at the facility that one item on his “...

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Veteran DARC Monitoring System Coordinator Ulrich “Uli” Bihlmayer, DJ9KR, SK

ARRL - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 9:37am

Ulrich “Uli” Bihlmayer, DJ9KR, who was active in the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club’s (DARC) Band Watch program for more than 40 years, died on December 16 after a long illness.

Bihlmayer, who was 77, headed the DARC Band Watch from 1986 until 2012, and he served as Deputy Coordinator of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (Intruder Watch) (IARUMS) for 7 year...

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Radio hams propose better warning during calamities - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 4:06am

Radio hams propose better warning during calamities
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
The Radio club accessed the repeater of Amateur Radio Club based in California and conducted a mock drill on tsunami in three coastal areas of Bengal-North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore in presence of the district administration on ...

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Ham radio operators contribute in more ways than one ... - messenger-inquirer

Google News of the Day - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 1:24am

Ham radio operators contribute in more ways than one ...
messenger-inquirer
Reaching out to a community in need is nothing new for the Owensboro Amateur Radio Club.

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US Schools, Groups Move Into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections

ARRL - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 3:36pm

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that 13 schools or organizations will advance to the next phase of planning to host Amateur Radio contacts with the ISS during the second half of 2018. The new ARISS-US Education Committee selected the 13 applicants from a field of 25. ARISS anticipates that NASA will be able to provide scheduling opportunities from July to ...

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New IARU Region 2 Intruder Watch Coordinator Named

ARRL - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 2:24pm

Carlos Beviglia, LU1BCE, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, takes over as the International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) Monitoring System Coordinator on January 1. The Region 2 Monitoring System has been inactive recently.

Licensed at age 16 in 1979, he represents the third generation of radio amateurs in his family that began with his grandfather, LU2BJ, in 1927, and that he hopes will cont...

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FCC Penalizes Marketer of Ham-Band Drone Audio-Visual Transmitters

ARRL - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 2:22pm

The FCC has imposed a $180,000 civil penalty on a Sarasota, Florida, company that had been marketing noncompliant audio-visual transmitters intended for use on drones in violation of the Commission’s Amateur Service and marketing rules. In an Order released on December 19, the FCC explained that Lumenier Holdco LLC (formerly known as FPV Manuals LLC) was advertising and marketing uncertified AV...

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Kay Alan Yingling - Tillamook Headlight-Herald

Google News of the Day - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:21pm

Tillamook Headlight-Herald

Kay Alan Yingling
Tillamook Headlight-Herald
Kay's interests were diverse and from a young age he became interested in electronics, cars, photography and Ham radio. He had a general class amateur radio license at age 12. He started rebuilding his first car at age 13, a Model “A” Ford Roadster ...

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One of Oldest US Radio Stations to Go Dark

ARRL - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:57pm
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Bouvet Island DXpedition is Nearing Show Time

ARRL - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:27pm

The group mounting the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition reports that it’s sorting through the myriad details necessary to make a DXpedition to the second most-wanted DXCC entity a reality. Plans call for 3Y0Z to be on the air in late January and early February.

A shipping container holding tons of gear is now in Punta Arenas, Chile, set to be moved out of “customs bond” soon. Last-minute supplies b...

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K1YOW Wins the December QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:09am

The winning article for the December 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “Upper Level Lows and 6-Meter Sporadic E” by Joe Dzekevich, K1YOW. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the January issue today.

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Club meeting place declared residential in Shenango - New Castle News

Google News of the Day - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:41am

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Club meeting place declared residential in Shenango
New Castle News
Shenango Township supervisors have declared a local property residential, ending a months-long disagreement with a local landowner. Chuck Johnson, a local ham radio operator, had been letting his group, the Lawrence County Amateur Radio Emergency ...

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Marathon Man on Ham Radio Now | Southgate Amateur Radio News - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:46am

Marathon Man on Ham Radio Now | Southgate Amateur Radio News
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Rob Orr K9RST joins the Ham Radio Now team to talk about the amateur radio involvement in the USA's second largest marathon.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:52am

Over the past reporting week (December 7-13) we saw three days with zero sunspots (December 8, 9 and 13). Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number more than doubled to 6.9 and average daily solar flux increased from 69.6 to 71.

One new sunspot group (2691) emerged on December 10 with one spot, which increased to three over the next two days, but by December 13 it had all...

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Santa to talk to local kids via radio Dec. 16 - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Google News of the Day - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:38am

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Santa to talk to local kids via radio Dec. 16
Huntington Herald Dispatch
"One of the little-known facts about Santa Claus is that to communicate with all of his helpers and elves and high-level managers, Santa uses amateur radio," Mark Killen, president of Tri-State Amateur Radio Association and treasurer of the Museum of ...

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K of C family breakfast on Dec. 17 - Seacoastonline.com

Google News of the Day - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:07pm

K of C family breakfast on Dec. 17
Seacoastonline.com
A group of amateur radio enthusiasts; all interested in ham radio are welcomed. For more information, contact Alex at alexmm@roadrunner.com or (207) 967-8812. Basic course for radio amateurs. In early 2018, the New England Radio Discussion Society will ...

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Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

ARRL - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:54am

Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced on December 14.

Amateur Radio operators will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for WAZ cred...

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Norway Completes Transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting

ARRL - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:01am
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