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W8TEE and AC8GY Win the November QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - 5 hours 53 min ago

The winning article for the November 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Build an Inexpensive Dummy Load with Wattmeter” by Jack Purdum, W8TEE, and Al Peter, AC8GY. 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 Dece...

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Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, Appointed as Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director

ARRL - 6 hours 57 min ago

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has named Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director. Wareham will serve the remaining term of Jeff Ryan, K0RM, who assumed the position of Rocky Mountain Director upon the resignation of Dwayne Allen, WY7FD.

“I have worked side-by-side with Robert for many years addressing issues that could have an effect on...

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Amateur Radio Marketing and Advertising Executive Melissa Reinhardt, KD6BIT, SK

ARRL - 8 hours 29 min ago

Melissa S. Reinhardt, KD6BIT, of Agoura Hills, California, died on November 9. An ARRL member, she was 66. Reinhardt was a marketing and advertising executive with close ties to the Amateur Radio industry and was a familiar face at Hamvention and other regional hamfests. Over the years, she created promotional programs for AOR, Alinco, Kantronics, US Tower, and more, and she won several nationa...

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AMSAT Congratulates Qatar Amateur Radio Society, AMSAT-DL for Successful Es’hail-2 Launch

ARRL - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:35pm

AMSAT-NA has congratulated AMSAT-DL (Germany) and the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) for their roles in the successful launch on November 15 of the Es’hail-2 satellite, which carried AMSAT-DL’s Phase 4-A transponder aloft. Es’hail-2 will be the first geostationary satellite to sport an Amateur Radio transponder. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle, Es’hail wi...

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Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency

ARRL - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:07pm

Amateur Radio repeaters and TV (ATV) have helped to keep the broader community informed on the local status of widespread fires in Southern California, radio amateurs say. Benjamin Kuo, KI6YR, who had to evacuate but now is back home, said remote Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) mesh cameras captured video from fires across Southern California earlier this month, including the early...

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Bulletin board, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 - Pocono Record

Google News of the Day - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 5:58pm

Bulletin board, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Pocono Record
Ham Radio Classes: 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 2, 2019, at the Monroe County Public Safety Center, 100 Gypsum Road, Stroudsburg. Eastern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Association will host a nine-week course to learn everything to become a technician (entry ...

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AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Launch Delayed

ARRL - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 7:54am

AMSAT has announced that the SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express launch carrying the Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat and several other Amateur Radio payloads has been delayed. SpaceX tweeted, “Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date.”

Fox-1Cliff and othe...

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Ham operators communicate behind scenes on national network - Tribune-Review

Google News of the Day - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 1:42am


Ham operators communicate behind scenes on national network
There are several hundred active ham radio operators in the Pittsburgh area, many of whom belong to the Steel City Amateur Radio Club based in Collier. A nonprofit organization, the club holds its business meeting on the third Tuesday of each month ...

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ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced

ARRL - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:40pm

ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions.

Here are the final tabulations:

Central Division Director

Kermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898

Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755

Mr. Carlson was declared elected.

Hudson Division Director

Ria Jairam, N2RJ 1,292

Mike Lisenco, N2YBB 1,239

Ms. J...

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The Jonestown Radio Network: How Jim Jones Spread His Message Of Death - History

Google News of the Day - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 5:29pm


The Jonestown Radio Network: How Jim Jones Spread His Message Of Death
The Federal Communications Commission had granted the Temple an amateur radio license, but began to investigate the group's use of radio when it realized they were using it for business and not amateur purposes. The FCC monitored the propaganda and ...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

ARRL - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 1:49pm

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.


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Free ham radio exam to be held Dec. 8 - The Durango Herald

Google News of the Day - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 1:35pm

Free ham radio exam to be held Dec. 8
The Durango Herald
The Durango Amateur Radio Club will ofer a free ham radio exam for the community at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road in Durango. The testing will start at 1 p.m., and walk-ins will be accepted until 2 p.m. Preregister ...

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FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US

ARRL - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:27pm

The FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo.

The action means that consumers and industry in the US may access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system to augment the US Global Positioning S...

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Effort Under Way to Fund W0AIH Memorial Scholarship

ARRL - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:08am

Scott Neader, KA9FOX, is spearheading a GoFundMe effort to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Paul Bittner, W0AIH (SK), who died as the result of a tower climbing mishap on October 31. He was 84. The memorial scholarship would be administered by the ARRL Foundation.

The GoFundMe solicitation says, “Licensed for nearly 70 years, Paul built one of the largest ham radio stations in the...

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Former ARRL Headquarters Book Team Supervisor Jan Carman, K5MA, SK

ARRL - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:01am

R. Jan Carman, K5MA (ex-W5SBX, W3JXS), who was a member of the ARRL Headquarters staff from 2001 until 2003 died on November 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 76.

Carman’s career spanned the fields of aerospace, oil-field equipment, industrial control and instrumentation, underwater acoustics, communication systems, manufacturing automation and consulting. Carman held bachelor’s and master’s degre...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:51am

A single sunspot appeared on November 13-14, yielding a daily sunspot number of 11 over both days. The sunspot number increased to 13 on the following day, November 15. The average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (November 8-14) was 3.1, after no sunspots during the previous seven days.

Average daily solar flux rose from 67.7 to 68.5.  Average daily planetary A index declined from 12...

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AccuWeather Alert: Snowfall totals as the nor'easter moves out - WABC-TV

Google News of the Day - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:44am


AccuWeather Alert: Snowfall totals as the nor'easter moves out
Newtown 8.2 945 PM 11/15 HAM radio. Monroe 8.0 1030 PM 11/15 Trained Spotter Bethel 8.0 900 PM 11/15 Emergency ... Old Saybrook 3.5 910 PM 11/15 Amateur Radio ...New Haven County... Waterbury 9.3 1130 PM 11/15 Trained Spotter Hamden 8.3 ...

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CLUB CALENDAR - Youngstown Vindicator

Google News of the Day - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:40am

Youngstown Vindicator
Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club will host its HAM Radio meeting Nov. 20 at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7. Guest speaker will be Anthony Luscre K8TZ speaking on software and amateur ...

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Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Launched

ARRL - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:22pm

A SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted off flawlessly at 2046 UTC on November 15 from Cape Canaveral, carrying the first Amateur Radio payload destined for geostationary orbit. About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was successfully deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

Positioned at 25.5° E, the satellite will carry an Amateur Radio S-band and X-band payload capab...

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