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Region 22 Emergency Management acquires new mobile command unit - Scottsbluff Star Herald

Google News of the Day - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:56pm

Scottsbluff Star Herald

Region 22 Emergency Management acquires new mobile command unit
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Space will also be made for the HAM Radio Club, as amateur radio enthusiasts have been helpful in serious emergency disasters like Hurricane Katrina when traditional communications could not be used, Newman said. “This trailer is really an example of a ...

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ARRL - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:28pm
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Staying Connected at Sea - Cruising World

Google News of the Day - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:00am

Cruising World

Staying Connected at Sea
Cruising World
You can connect to the Internet via the same Airmail/SSB/Pactor modem combination or with a transceiver designed for amateur-radio operations that propagates only on amateur-radio frequencies (commonly known as ham radio). In practice, most yachts will ...

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QB-50 Constellation Satellites Deployed from ISS

ARRL - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:58am

More than 2 dozen QB50 constellation CubeSats have been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS), including three carrying Amateur Radio transponders. Built by student groups from 23 countries, the string-of-pearls QB50 constellation aims to study the lower thermosphere 200-380 kilometers above Earth. The satellites were launched to the ISS onboard an Atlas V rocket in March.

In all 2...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:56am

At 2344 UTC on May 23, the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for May 26-27. On May 26, they predict a minor to major storm warning and on May 27 a minor storm. These are due to a “partial halo coronal mass ejection.”

Dr. Skov has a new space weather video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlTZTcplsQU

Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (May 1...

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WX4NHC Announces Communications Test in Advance of 2017 Hurricane Season

ARRL - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:43am

Now in its 37th year, WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will take to the airwaves on Saturday, May 27, for the annual NHC Station Test. The event will begin at 1300 UTC and wrap up at 2100 UTC. The exercise, which involves several bands and modes, serves to test Amateur Radio Station equipment, antennas, and computer systems prior to this year’s Hurricane Season, which sta...

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How amateur radio helped a woman lost in West Bengal reunite with ... - The News Minute

Google News of the Day - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:44am

The News Minute

How amateur radio helped a woman lost in West Bengal reunite with ...
The News Minute
By Sahana Ghosh Amateur radio, quintessentially a geeky hobby, has come to the rescue of a 35-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu who had puzzled doctors at ...
When Ham radio reunited brother-sister across two statesMoneylife

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Red Cross Recognizes ARRL Sacramento Valley SEC

ARRL - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:00pm

The American Red Cross has honored ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, with an Award for Excellence in Service to the ARC’s Gold Country Region. The award  recognizes Kruckewitt’s “outstanding contributions for your many hours of effort developing Red Cross disaster forms templates suitable for transmission over digital radio circuits.”

Kruckewitt has b...

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Consent Decree, Forfeiture Terminate FCC Interference Investigation

ARRL - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:35pm

The FCC has again used a consent decree to resolve an enforcement matter. The FCC Enforcement Bureau recently concluded a radio interference investigation with “a negotiated settlement” and $90,000 civil penalty. The case against AFX Inc. involved the marketing of unauthorized RF devices that interfered with AM/FM radio reception.

After the company’s NLL Series LED lighting fixtures were reporte...

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ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Monday, May 29

ARRL - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:00pm

ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29. There will be no W1AW code practice or bulletin transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 AM EDT. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

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Amateur Radio Panel Set during IEEE International Microwave Symposium

ARRL - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:28am

Aloha! Amateur Radio-related activities will be part of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) June 4-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii. IMS is sponsored by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and is part of Microwave Week, when the IEEE RFIC Symposium and ARFTG Conference meet at the same location.

Rick Campbell, KK7B, will moderate an Amateur Radio panel, “Using Amateur Radio to Enh...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:00am

“Flea Market Tips” is the topic of the latest 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, Joel H...

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Federal Court Complaint Filed to Recover Unpaid $11,500 FCC Fine in Amateur Case

ARRL - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:27pm

The US Government has filed a civil complaint in Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to recover an unpaid $11,500 fine that the FCC imposed in a Forfeiture Order 2 years ago on Brian Crow, K3VR, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The complaint was filed in Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on the basis of Crow’s residence. FCC records li...

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Spring Section Manager Election Results Announced

ARRL - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:11pm

Northern New Jersey Section ARRL members have elected a new Section Manager, while members in Utah have re-elected their Section Manager for another 2-year term. Ballots for contested seats in the spring election cycle were counted on May 23 at ARRL Headquarters.


In Northern New Jersey, Rob Roschewsk, KA2PBT, of Washington, outpolled incumbent SM Steve Ostrove, K2SO, 399 to 307 votes.

Roschewsk ...

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Case Western Honors David Kazdan, AD8Y, for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

ARRL - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:36pm

At its May 21 commencement ceremonies, Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) honored ARRL member David Kazdan, AD8Y, with the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. A retired anesthesiologist and virtual renaissance man, Kazdan has leveraged his passion for Amateur Radio in his Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) course. SAGES classes st...

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ISS Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer, K2FSH, Conclude Spacewalk

ARRL - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:31pm

International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer, K2FSH (ex-KG5FYH), undertook a nearly 3-hour spacewalk to replace a faulty computer relay box and install a set of antennas to enhance radio communication on future spacewalks. This 10th spacewalk for Whitson moves her into 3rd place all-time for cumulative spacewalking time. Th...

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FCC Issues Notice of Unlicensed Operation in Public Safety Interference Complaint:

ARRL - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:44pm

The FCC has issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NUO) to a Texas man for causing interference to a VHF public safety communications system in Dallas County. The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued the Notice to Bradley C. Pike of Dallas on May 17.

On April 3, agents from the FCC’s Dallas Enforcement Bureau Office responded to a complaint from Dallas County Consolidated Services regarding interfer...

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K1IG Wins the May 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:14pm

The winning article for the May 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “Increase Your CW Speed with Wordsworth” by George Allison, K1IG. 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 June issue today.

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Everyday People: In emergencies, a radio cure - Daily Astorian

Google News of the Day - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:02pm

Daily Astorian

Everyday People: In emergencies, a radio cure
Daily Astorian
Don Hillgaertner has operated amateur radio, commonly referred to as ham radio, for more than 50 years. He's led the team in coordination with the county Emergency Management Division since the 1990s. Hillgaertner spends 10 to 12 hours of his time each ...

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