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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:00am

“Listener Mailbag” is the topic of the current (December 7) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In“ podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

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...

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FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for Breaking Now-Voluntary Labeling Rules

ARRL - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:32pm

The FCC has proposed fining Acuity Brands Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, $25,000 for apparently marketing radio frequency devices that were not labeled in accordance with Commission Part 18 rules at the time. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) on November 21. Compliance with the particular rule at issue now is voluntary.

“Specifically, Acuity marketed three models of consumer-grade e...

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ARRL Foundation Announces Ozaukee Radio Club, W9CQO, Scholarship:

ARRL - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:44pm

The ARRL Foundation has announced a new, annual scholarship that is funded through the generosity of the Ozaukee Radio Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The Ozaukee Radio Club, W9CQO, Scholarship, is intended to help support the post-secondary educational expenses of a current Amateur Radio licensee.

Applicants must be US citizens, residents of Wisconsin, and under 26 years old, and be performing a...

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Bulletin Board - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:54am

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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Antietam Elementary School Reaches for the Stars - Prince William Living (press release) (blog)

Google News of the Day - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:40pm

Prince William Living (press release) (blog)

Antietam Elementary School Reaches for the Stars
Prince William Living (press release) (blog)
Ham-tietam, the school's ham radio club, currently has 30 students. The Woodbridge Wireless Amateur Radio Club helped establish the club and continues to mentor the students. Ham-tietam has tripled in participation since its inception three years ago ...

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Radio Anniversaries Abound in December

ARRL - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:08am
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South African Radio League to Host 2018 YOTA Camp

ARRL - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:03am
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Goldfarb Scholarship Winner Accepts “Amazing Opportunity” to Intern for NASA

ARRL - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:34am

The 2015 recipient of the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, Jacob Nunez-Kearney, KF7DSY, of Mesa, Arizona, will interrupt his matriculation at Purdue University to accept an internship this spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

“This is an amazing opportunity that has been many years in the making that I have decided to accept,” Nunez-Kearney told ARRL. He will re...

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Active in Latest Round of California Wildfires

ARRL - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:08pm

The massive and barely contained Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More evacuations are likely, although the need for Amateur Radio assistance remains dynamic. Cal Fi...

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Tapping into a Ham Radio's Potential with SDRPlay - Hackaday

Google News of the Day - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:03am

Hackaday

Tapping into a Ham Radio's Potential with SDRPlay
Hackaday
Software-defined radios are great tools for the amateur radio operator, allowing visualization of large swaths of spectrum and letting hams quickly home in on faint signals with the click of a mouse. High-end ham radios often have this function built ...

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Foundations of Amateur Radio eBook: - eHam - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:47am

Foundations of Amateur Radio eBook: - eHam
eHam.net
eHam.net Article: Foundations of Amateur Radio eBook: - Six years in the making, after much prodding from fellow amateurs, the transcripts of the weekly podcast "Foundations of Amateur Radio" are now available as a series of eBook volumes on Amazon to ...

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January 2018 QST Debuts Fresh, New Design

ARRL - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:08pm

QST -- ARRL's monthly member journal -- is more than a century old, and with the major exception of color printing throughout the magazine starting in December 2000, it’s remained mostly unchanged for the past couple of decades. Starting with the January 2018 issue of QST, now available to members in digital form, several noticeable changes are being made to the journal’s format, design, and si...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:02pm

Solar activity declined slightly over the past week, another period which saw multiple days (five) with no sunspots. We will see more of these periods over the next 2-3 years as the sun progresses toward solar minimum.

There was a geomagnetic storm peaking on December 5. In Alaska, the College A index reached 55, and peaked around the middle of the UTC day with K index reaching 7 over two 3-hour...

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Obituary: George Shaffer Dibelka - Taft Midway Driller

Google News of the Day - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:17am

Taft Midway Driller

Obituary: George Shaffer Dibelka
Taft Midway Driller
George's main away-from-home activity was his continued involvement in ham radio. His call was AB6UE and he was an active member of the Mt Shasta Amateur Radio Club. He had been instrumental in the development of the club's participation in local ...

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The January Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!

ARRL - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:20am
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Council approves bid for first phase of park improvements - Coveleaderpress

Google News of the Day - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:29pm

Coveleaderpress

Council approves bid for first phase of park improvements
Coveleaderpress
The city council also approved a licensing agreement for Amateur Radio (ham radio). The membership of the Cove Repeater Association has offered to locate two amateur radio repeaters at a site on Freedom Lane for utilization by any licensed amateur ...

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Arizona Repeater Association Joins Maxim Society with Latest Donation

ARRL - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 2:59pm

At the December 2 Superstition Hamfest in Mesa, Arizona, the Arizona Repeater Association (ARA) presented its annual donation of $2,500 to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the club has contributed.

“ARRL is deeply appreciative to all the members of the Arizona Repeater Association for their ongoing support to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund,” said ARRL D...

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Pearl Harbor Commemorative Special Events on the Air

ARRL - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:26pm

Special event stations are on the air to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

The Azalea Coast Amateur Radio club (NI4BK) is sponsoring a special event to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day from the Battleship North Carolina (BB-45) Memorial in Wilmington, North Carolina. Two stations will be on the air on voice, digital, and CW modes (SSB on or about 14.227 MHz; CW ...

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Report from India: Ham Radio Aids Rescue of Two Fishermen

ARRL - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:56am

According to a December 6 report in the Deccan Chronicle newspaper in India, members of the Ham Radio and Emergency Communication Society in Idukki assisted in the rescue of two fishermen, identified only as Maniyan and Anil from Veli. They had been stranded in the Indian Ocean for 2 days as a result of Cyclone Ockhi, when a small boat with a VHF radio, in touch with the group’s wide-range Calv...

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Hams who took on the Ockhi onslaught - The Hindu

Google News of the Day - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:44am

The Hindu

Hams who took on the Ockhi onslaught
The Hindu
As sea waves battered life around the Kerala coast when Cyclone Ockhi hit the State on November 30, a group of amateur radio operators from the Ham Radio Club and Emergency Communication got busy. Their network, to tune to frequencies from the sea of ...

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