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Ashford students speak with astronaut in International Space Station - WTNH.com (press release)

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WTNH.com (press release)

Ashford students speak with astronaut in International Space Station
WTNH.com (press release)
Members from the Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Club hooked up a ham radio with a computer program and a big antenna to make it possible. For two years, students have been learning about space and Monday one girl News 8 spoke with said that ...
Ashford students get opportunity to chat with astronautWFSB

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VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Reported “Progressing Well”

ARRL - 9 hours 4 min ago

[UPDATED on 10/22/2018 @ 1707 UTC] “Signals on this end are loud,” was the assessment as the VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition got under way over the weekend. “Pileups have been deep, energetic and generally well behaved. Thank you.” So far, the main priority has been setting up the CW camp and more antennas.

“Over the next 2 to 3 days, we’ll complete the antenna work, including 30, 80, and 160,” a T...

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Ham radio training - Assesors rule change - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 3:30am

Ham radio training - Assesors rule change
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
WIA Director and Company Secretary Peter VK8ZZ reports on planned changes to the rules for amateur radio training assessors. The WIA Assessor Rules are currently being reviewed and updated by the WIA Board. The Board has permitted special ...

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Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, Resigns as Rocky Mountain Division Director

ARRL - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:00pm

In a letter to ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, on Friday, October 19th, Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, resigned as Director of the Rocky Mountain Division due to time constraints and competing duties with work and family. As such, the Secretary of the Corporation has declared the position vacant.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Articles of Association, Vice Director Jeff Ryan, K0RM, will assume th...

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CenturyLink helps Florida students talk to astronaut on International Space Station - The Boca Raton Tribune

Google News of the Day - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:44am

CenturyLink helps Florida students talk to astronaut on International Space Station
The Boca Raton Tribune
CenturyLink provided the antenna system for the radio, while members of the CenturyLink Ham Radio Club W0CTL and the Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club W4LX spent countless hours building and testing the radio equipment and software.

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Ham amateur radio operators ready to respond in Alaska - KTUU.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:23pm

KTUU.com

Ham amateur radio operators ready to respond in Alaska
KTUU.com
Don Bush says there are about 4,000 Ham radio operators in Alaska. Many of them, like him, are phasing out. "The members are getting pretty long in the tooth,” he said. “That's why we're so avid on getting new hams into the hobby." Bush is working to ...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

ARRL - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:56pm

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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Fannin County Amateur Radio Club to meet Oct. 20 - North Texas e-News

Google News of the Day - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:30am

Fannin County Amateur Radio Club to meet Oct. 20
North Texas e-News
The radio club promotes amateur radio throughout Fannin County and participates in many activities including the Fannin County Community Emergency Response Team. Anyone interested in “ham” radio is invited to visit, to learn how to become a “ham” and ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:42am

Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18.

Sunspot area was listed at zero on October 15-17, which means that the area was less than 10 milli...

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WRTC 2018 QSL Cards on Order; No Return Cards Wanted

ARRL - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:38am

World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) chair Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, says QSL cards for contacts with the competing Y8-prefix stations now are on order at the printer’s.

“It is not always easy to keep up the pace after such a big event like the WRTC 2018,” Janssen said. “But, we are moving forward.” WRTC 2018 will not automatically send QSL cards, but everyone who wants a paper Q...

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Ham radio volunteers needed in aftermath of Hurricane Michael - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 3:43am

Ham radio volunteers needed in aftermath of Hurricane Michael
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
"During the first 24-48 hours after Michael made landfall, the only communications that were available in several of the impacted counties was through HF (high frequency) radio and amateur radio operators," said Scott Roberts KK4ECR, with the NFARR.

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ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone

ARRL - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:10pm

Northern Florida ARES is seeking volunteers to deploy for up to a week to areas of the state devastated by Hurricane Michael. Serious communication issues remain in the Florida Panhandle in the storm’s wake, with the telecommunications infrastructure ravaged and storm victims unable to communicate with family members outside the region. The Florida State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is hop...

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Norwegian Radio Amateur Being Prevented from Leaving Chad

ARRL - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 2:46pm

A saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, where Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA, had only operated as TT8KO for about 1 day before security police shut down his station on October 10. He’d logged 2,150 contacts, already uploaded to Club Log, and all antennas except a 160-meter vertical had been installed. At the...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 8:00am

“Winterizing Your Station” is the topic of the new (October 11) 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 Doct...

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New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

ARRL - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 3:24pm

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers, which means they will need t...

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SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission to Celebrate UN Day

ARRL - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:43pm

An Alexanderson alternator transmission from Sweden’s Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will be part of UN Day festivities on October 24 at the World Heritage Site in Grimeton, Sweden.

A “Peace Party” at the site will feature Irish folk music from the Swedish band Green Hill. The music style honors the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Ireland and Newfoundland, which opened for telegram tra...

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VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

ARRL - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:02pm

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until November 3. VP6D will use DXA to post contacts on a ...

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