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Colorado ARES Volunteers Muster for “Bomb Cyclone” Winter Storm

ARRL - 2 hours 6 min ago

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers in Colorado stepped up as a mid-month “bomb cyclone” winter storm struck the state, with heavy rain shifting to heavy snowfall. The storm affected several states and led to significant flooding in Nebraska. Parts of Colorado recorded winds of nearly 100 MPH and record-low barometric pressure readings. ARES teams in Colorado began preparations ...

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ARES Helps Iowa Water Utility to Resolve RFI Issue

ARRL - 3 hours 6 min ago

Des Moines (Iowa) Water Works (DMWW) uses secure radiotelemetry to monitor various remote-site parameters to alert staff to problems. Earlier this year, DMWW experienced periodic and sometimes total failure of the radio system. After no solution could be found, staff reached out to various resources, including the FCC. Polk County ARES also was brought in, and eight operators assembled to track...

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How to combine low-tech, high-tech, and space tech - The B.C. Catholic

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:16pm
How to combine low-tech, high-tech, and space tech  The B.C. Catholic

Want to see the International Space Station? That is a fairly straightforward activity, even in city lights. I've written about it several times in this space over the past ...

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Modified Digital QST App Now Available for Apple iOS Users

ARRL - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 9:23am

Apple has released a new app for digital QST (version 5.1) readers that use that platform. A long-standing problem involved the inability of some Apple iOS app users to download digital QST issues to their devices. When they attempted to do so, the app crashed. The new app is now available on the Apple iTunes store. Apple also required ARRL to create a new version of the app that allows non-mem...

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The 2018 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is Now Available

ARRL - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 8:53am

The 2018 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is now available for viewing and downloading. The DXCC Yearbook includes the 2018 Annual List, as well as the 20187 Clinton B. DeSoto Challenge top scorers. DXCC is Amateur Radio's premier award that hams can earn by confirming on the air contacts with 100 countries. You can begin with the basic DXCC award and work your way up to the DXCC Honor Roll.

 

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East Texas boy collects variety of antique electric items - News-Press Now

Google News of the Day - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 1:02am
East Texas boy collects variety of antique electric items  News-Press Now

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Israel Jones is not your average 10-year-old. The Lufkin Daily News reports when walking into the Jones family home, evidence of ...

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Donald Heimerl, 71 - Crow River Media

Google News of the Day - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 3:15pm
Donald Heimerl, 71  Crow River Media

Donald Heimerl, 71. March 13, 2019. Donald Allen Heimerl, 71, died March 13 at the St Cloud VA Long Term Nursing Facility. Memorial *service* was Saturday, ...

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Club News, March 23, 2019 - The Union of Grass Valley

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 8:47pm
Club News, March 23, 2019  The Union of Grass Valley

The Union publishes Club News each Saturday. To share the latest from your western Nevada County club or organization, email readers@theunion.com.

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Ham radio operators spring into action when weather becomes dangerous - CBS17.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:12pm
Ham radio operators spring into action when weather becomes dangerous  CBS17.com

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) - When the weather gets severe and power is down - sometimes the only information available is from amateur radio operators.

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Ham radio operators spring into action when weather becomes dangerous - CBS17.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:12pm
Ham radio operators spring into action when weather becomes dangerous  CBS17.com

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) - When the weather gets severe and power is down - sometimes the only information available is from amateur radio operators.

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Ham radio operators spring into action when weather becomes dangerous - CBS17.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:12pm
Ham radio operators spring into action when weather becomes dangerous  CBS17.com

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) - When the weather gets severe and power is down - sometimes the only information available is from amateur radio operators.

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05pm

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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From analog to digital: A master at his craft - Valley morning Star

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:59pm
From analog to digital: A master at his craft  Valley morning Star

HARLINGEN — Ignacio “Iggy” Cantu has literally made connections throughout his life.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:34am

Following a month of no sunspots in February, solar activity returned on March 5-12, then disappeared over five days, returning last week on March 18-20.

But our reporting week (Always Thursday through the following Wednesday) ended with a bang when the daily sunspot number rose to 28 on March 20, the first day of spring. Sunspot numbers have not been as high since last August, when the sunspot ...

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Fulton Amateur Radio Club Ready For A Busy Year - Oswego Daily News

Google News of the Day - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:00am
Fulton Amateur Radio Club Ready For A Busy Year  Oswego Daily News

FULTON – The Fulton Amateur Radio Club is gearing up for a busy 2019. The club regularly participates in public *service* activities where communications is ...

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Panhandle Snapshots | News | rapidcityjournal.com - Rapid City Journal

Google News of the Day - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 2:28pm
Panhandle Snapshots | News | rapidcityjournal.com  Rapid City Journal

Health screenings available. Residents living in and around the Chadron can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other ...

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Ohio ARES Provides “Situational Awareness” During January Blizzard

ARRL - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:53pm

Ohio ARES members stared down “Snowmageddon” 2019, the mid-January blizzard that blanketed the lower Great Lakes region. Based on ominous forecasts and discussion with Assistant SECs across the state, Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, and the Ohio Watch Office, SEC Stan Broadway, N8BHL, asked ARES operators to provide observations and reports to assist decision makers at the Ohio Emergency O...

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XR0ZRC Update from Robinson Crusoe Island

ARRL - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:34pm

The XR0ZRC DXpedition team on Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez Islands) reports that a very slow internet connection has hampered its ability to upload logs. Operators report that severe local noise on the low bands is making reception difficult.

“The team is looking for another QTH for the low-band position,” an announcement on the group’s website said. “Some of the equipment that came fr...

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So Now What?

ARRL - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:40am

“The New Ham Radio Starter Pack” is the focus of the new (March 21) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! “So Now What?” offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternat...

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