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How to make sure you can communicate with family during a disaster - KING5.com

Google News of the Day - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 8:04pm

KING5.com

How to make sure you can communicate with family during a disaster
KING5.com
For an investment of less than $100 and a brief test you can become a HAM radio operator yourself. For more information about how to prepare a communications plan for your family, visit snohomishcountywa.gov. Join KING 5's Disaster Preparedness ...

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Ham Radio is There, as Honolulu Hosts a Successful 10th Annual “Geek Meet”

ARRL - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:00pm

Location, Location, Location! In the middle of Honolulu, with the yacht club, harbor, the ocean, and the beach, Amateur Radio was there on July 2 for the 10th annual “Geek Meet,” at Magic Island. Hawaii’s Geek Meet is a fun, casual, family-friendly, grassroots gathering for people who are curious and have a passion they want to share, including Amateur Radio. Members of the Emergency Amateur Ra...

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Alex Mendelsohn, Kennebunk - Maine Public

Google News of the Day - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:57am

Alex Mendelsohn, Kennebunk
Maine Public
About the same time I earned my Amateur Radio license, and became a ham radio operator. Those skills must have been revealed in the Army's screening tests, as my orders came down for Signal School. I was grateful. The 21-week course at Fort Gordon ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00am

“Power Supplies” is the topic of the latest (July 20) 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 the Doctor himself...

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Virginia Tech expert to study August eclipse for impacts on radar, ham radio, GPS - Augusta Free Press

Google News of the Day - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:30am

Augusta Free Press

Virginia Tech expert to study August eclipse for impacts on radar, ham radio, GPS
Augusta Free Press
Greg Earle, a professor of electrical engineering, heads up a team of faculty, staff, and students studying the effects on systems we use everyday – such as over-the-horizon radar, amateur radio, and even the global positioning system or GPS, which ...

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Excitement in store for city Hams - The Hindu - The Hindu

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:20pm

Excitement in store for city Hams - The Hindu
The Hindu
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), it will send pictures relating to its past and present ...

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Dave Kalter, KB8OCP, Memorial Youth DX Adventure Set to Start on August 3

ARRL - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:00pm

Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) Team Leader Jim Storms, AB8YK, said this year’s YDXA contingent of three youths, three parents, and two leaders will travel to Costa Rica on August 3 and plan to be on the air that evening. TI5/<home call sign> operations will continue until the evening of August 7.

“There may be times of being off the air due to conditions, as we will be on a moun...

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IARU Region 1 President Expresses Concern Regarding Spectrum Challenges in Europe

ARRL - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:00pm

International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, told an audience at Ham Radio 2017 (Friedrichshafen) that he is “deeply concerned about our ability to maintain a usable radio spectrum in some parts of suburban Europe.” Beattie said that Amateur Radio spectrum allocations are of little value if they are “made unusable by the presence of multiple sources of inter...

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George Chester Ford Jr., 76, member of Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club for 27 years - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:03pm

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

George Chester Ford Jr., 76, member of Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club for 27 years
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
George belonged to the South Jersey Amateur Ham Radio Club for 36 years, the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club for 27 years, and was a life member of the American Radio League. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather.

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Former Arizona Section Manager Jim Swafford, W7FF, SK

ARRL - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:20pm

Former ARRL Arizona Section Manager Jim Swafford, W7FF, of Tucson died on July 7. An ARRL Life Member, Swafford was 94. He served as Arizona SM from 1985 until 1991. Swafford was licensed in 1937 as W9ZAW in Kansas and served in the US Navy during World War II. He later worked in the aerospace and broadcasting industries. His survivors include his wife Maria, KB7INH.

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VY0RAC on the Air for RAC 150 Award

ARRL - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:40am
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Virginia Tech expert to study August solar eclipse effects on radar ... - wtkr.com

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 8:48am

wtkr.com

Virginia Tech expert to study August solar eclipse effects on radar ...
wtkr.com
An expert from Virginia Tech will lead an experiment to study the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse on different communication, safety and transportation ...

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Amateur Radio Roundtable Live Tuesday: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:07am

Amateur Radio Roundtable Live Tuesday:
eHam.net
... Jamboree on the air at K2BSA. Chat room and phone lines open. This program is also simulcast on famous international shortwave station WBCQ on 5130 Khz. We invite you to join our ham radio facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/ ...

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Amateur Radio Roundtable Live Tuesday: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:37am

Amateur Radio Roundtable Live Tuesday:
eHam.net
... Jamboree on the air at K2BSA. Chat room and phone lines open. This program is also simulcast on famous international shortwave station WBCQ on 5130 Khz. We invite you to join our ham radio facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/ ...

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Virginia Tech Expert to Study August Eclipse for Impacts on Radar, Ham Radio, GPS - Newswise (press release)

Google News of the Day - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:59am

Virginia Tech Expert to Study August Eclipse for Impacts on Radar, Ham Radio, GPS
Newswise (press release)
Greg Earle, a professor of electrical engineering, heads up a team of faculty, staff, and students studying the effects on systems we use everyday – such as over-the-horizon radar, amateur radio, and even the global positioning system or GPS, which ...

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Foundations of Amateur Radio -- 110: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 3:45am

Foundations of Amateur Radio -- 110:
eHam.net
We can do better, we should do better and to keep our hobby relevant and alive, we must do better. Foundations of Amateur Radio is a weekly podcast about the thousand hobbies that make up Ham Radio with participants across the globe in all walks of ...

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Foundations of Amateur Radio -- 110: - eHam.net

Google News of the Day - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 3:42am

Foundations of Amateur Radio -- 110:
eHam.net
We can do better, we should do better and to keep our hobby relevant and alive, we must do better. Foundations of Amateur Radio is a weekly podcast about the thousand hobbies that make up Ham Radio with participants across the globe in all walks of ...

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FCC Expands Vehicle Radar Frequencies - The Drive

Google News of the Day - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:02pm

The Drive

FCC Expands Vehicle Radar Frequencies
The Drive
Originally limited to 76-77 GHz, the FCC's ruling expands the vehicle radar allocation to 76-81 GHz, taking over frequencies allocated to radiolocation and amateur radio operators. According to the American Radio Relay League, amateur operations on the ...

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