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Ham kids build, learn tech skills - Fairborn Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:11pm

Fairborn Daily Herald

Ham kids build, learn tech skills
Fairborn Daily Herald
The amateur radio convention's Youth Tech area, sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), provided a space for youth ages 9-18 to build their own technology kits. ... He said he got his license after his neighbor introduced him to ham radio.

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Ham kids build, learn tech skills - Xenia Gazette

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:05pm

Xenia Gazette

Ham kids build, learn tech skills
Xenia Gazette
The amateur radio convention's Youth Tech area, sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), provided a space for youth ages 9-18 to build their own technology kits. ... He said he got his license after his neighbor introduced him to ham radio.

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ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ, SK

ARRL - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:24am

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness. She was 66 and had been on the ARRL Headquarters staff for nearly 40 years, starting as a file clerk. She went on to serve as Deputy Circulation Manager, Circulation Manager, Publication Sales and Warehouse Manager, and as Business Services Manager (including Advertising). She m...

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Well-known volunteer lends his ham radio skills to Sumter - The Villages Daily Sun

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 7:12am

The Villages Daily Sun

Well-known volunteer lends his ham radio skills to Sumter
The Villages Daily Sun
Some 40 years later, when Lloyd was living in Canton, Georgia, he became an Amateur Radio Emergency Service coordinator for Cherokee County, thanks to a couple of members recruiting him. “I volunteered without knowing what I was volunteering for,” ...

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Ham radio exam held in Xi'an - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:32am

Ham radio exam held in Xi'an
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
The Chinese Amateur Radio Club (CRAC) organised the first Class C exam in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, on May 12, 2018. 56 candidates took the exam and 35 passed. Class C is the highest license class permitting up to 1 kW output on frequencies ...

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Hamvention 2018 - Sunday Roundup

ARRL - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 8:19pm

Hamvention 2018 is history. It was a rain-plagued event . . . until today. On Sunday, the Sun burst forth and the bargain hunters flocked to the Xenia Fairgrounds. A number of exhibitors commented that it was the largest Hamvention Sunday attendance that they had seen in a long time.

This Hamvention may also be remembered for the number of new products that debuted at the show. In addition to th...

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Women are in radio, too - Fairborn Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:03pm

Fairborn Daily Herald

Women are in radio, too
Fairborn Daily Herald
The YLRL was founded in 1939 and, as Manna says, supports women in amateur radio around the world. “Women are getting involved in all aspects of the field — technology, robotics, digital media, ... “I've traveled to places I never would have gone or ...

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Sutton, Douglas L. 1935-2018 - News-Press Now

Google News of the Day - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 3:30pm

News-Press Now

Sutton, Douglas L. 1935-2018
News-Press Now
He enjoyed motorcycle riding, photography, computers and HAM Radio. Doug was a Mason and a member of Missouri Valley Amateur Radio Club. He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Carl Sutton; and sister, Vivian Gust. Survivors include: ...

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Study of ham radio in Sweden - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:02am

Study of ham radio in Sweden
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
The report notes that 1,862 amateur radio certificates have been issued since April 2004 and 10,512 were issued prior to that. Amateur radio in Sweden was deregulated in 2004 and there is no renewal required. It is unclear how, if at all, deaths can be ...

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CQ Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

ARRL - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 10:01pm

CQ Magazine has announced the 2018 inductees to its Amateur Radio, DX, and Contest halls of fame.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame added 11 new members for 2018, bringing to 321 the total number of inductees since its establishment in 2001. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio as well as radio amateurs who have made signif...

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Hamvention 2018 - Saturday Roundup

ARRL - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:24pm

As with most Dayton Hamventions, Saturday was the big day. The crowds were large with streams of people moving from building to building. The rain showers persisted, accompanied by an afternoon thunderstorm, but the wet episodes were relatively brief. Most attendees had come prepared with everything from umbrellas to rain ponchos.

Hamvention’s attempts to mitigate last year’s mud issues in the f...

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5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton's calendar - Dayton Daily News

Google News of the Day - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 1:10pm

Dayton Daily News

5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton's calendar
Dayton Daily News
The importance of amateur radio operators. Ham radio operators have played a vital role during emergencies, severe weather and natural disasters, when traditional communications are not available. They have responded in recent hurricanes in Florida, ...

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Hamvention 2018 - Friday Roundup

ARRL - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:44pm

Friday was damp at the Dayton Hamvention, but the rain showers did little to deter the crowds. In fact, many seemed to even prefer overcast conditions to the alternative: sun and heat.

Perhaps as a consequence of the rain, the indoor exhibit areas were packed. At times the crowds revived memories of Hamvention at Hara Arena when movement was next to impossible with human traffic jams in the aisl...

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Hamvention 2018: ARRL Renews Memorandum of Understanding with SATERN, Promotes Partnerships at Forum

ARRL - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:28pm

ARRL and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) today renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations that spells out how they will work together in disaster and emergency responses. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, signed the MoU on behalf of ARRL on Hamvention’s opening day in Xenia, Ohio. SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, represented...

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Thousands of Amateur Radio Operators Measured the Solar Eclipse's Effects on the Atmosphere - Gizmodo

Google News of the Day - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:19pm

Gizmodo

Thousands of Amateur Radio Operators Measured the Solar Eclipse's Effects on the Atmosphere
Gizmodo
Astronomers and space fans may have set up lawn chairs outside to watch the eclipse, but Nathaniel Frissell set up his ham radio. As the sky dimmed and daylight turned into an uncanny dusk, the reports started coming in: Communication was dying off ...

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Women are in radio, too - Xenia Gazette

Google News of the Day - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:17pm

Xenia Gazette

Women are in radio, too
Xenia Gazette
The YLRL was founded in 1939 and, as Manna says, supports women in amateur radio around the world. “Women are getting involved in all aspects of the field — technology, robotics, digital media, ... “I've traveled to places I never would have gone or ...

Categories: amateur radio, ARRL

SteppIR Communication Systems Announces the SteppIR Insider Club - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Google News of the Day - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:01am

SteppIR Communication Systems Announces the SteppIR Insider Club
GlobeNewswire (press release)
One of the most accomplished and famous amateur radio operators of our time, Mr. Laine has been a ham radio enthusiast for over 50 years and will bring a wealth of international strategic and operational experience to the Board. As a telecommunications ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:31am
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FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes

ARRL - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:01am

Despite largely dismal HF conditions, there is no doubt that the recent FT8 digital protocol has made hams more enthusiastic about getting on the air. The mode has caught on so quickly that co-developer Joe Taylor expressed surprise last fall at the rapid uptake of FT8 for making contacts on HF bands. Judging by Logbook of The World (LoTW) data, more than 2.3 million FT8 contacts were uploaded ...

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