August 25, 2016

Hurricane Watch Net on "Standby Alert" for Unnamed Potential Tropical Storm

August 25, 2016 03:35 PM - ARRL -- The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will go on "Standby Alert" in the event that a strong tropical system bearing the designation "Invest 99L" becomes a named storm over the next couple of days. The system, which already has been generating gale force winds near the Virgin Islands, is moving west-northwest at 15 to 20 MPH. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said weather models concur that South Florid...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting in Italian Earthquake Response

August 25, 2016 01:35 PM - ARRL -- Radio amateurs are taking part in the response to the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on August 24 in central Italy, International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, reports. IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, has requested that 7060 kHz (LSB ±10 kHz) be kept clear of non-emergency traffic, as well as any other center-of-activity (CO...

VOA Museum to host speaker on 'The Dark Art of Presidential Political Advertising' Sept. 28

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Emmy award-winning producer, director and photojournalist Glenn Hartong will present 'The Dark Art of Presidential Political Advertising' on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester

Summer Section Manager election results announced

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters

Radio hams active in Italian earthquake

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie G3BJ reports on amateur radio involvement in the aftermath of the Italian earthquake and requests 7060 kHz is kept clear

Online ham radio sale triggers terror alarm

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Times of India reports on concerns over the unrestricted online sale of amateur radio sets which can be used across a wide spectrum

Ham radio around the world balloon

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The amateur radio CNSP-29 144 MHz APRS balloon, callsign K6RPT-12, has successfully completed three circumnavigations of the globe and is still flying

A5A will be activated again

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Zorro, JH1AJT will travel to Bhutan with Champ, E21EIC and Franz, DJ9ZB next month

18th World ARDF Championship

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The 18th World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championship will take place in Bulgaria on September 3-9, 2016

Tony's 10m Band Report

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Moxon is now running fine but Ten Metres was in such poor shape that I hardly worked anything. Additionally I was in Stoke for Friday and Saturday so the opportunity was not really there. YB71RI (Malaysia) was still out there in various guises along with 5T2AI, (Mauritania)

August 24, 2016

Ready to Activate for NPOTA: White House Creates New National Park Service Unit

August 24, 2016 08:36 PM - ARRL -- The National Park Service received a centennial gift from the White House on August 24, when President Barack Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Northern Maine. The 413th official unit of the National Park Service, the new national monument will be known to National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) participants as MN84. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was c...

Latvia Gains Two New Amateur Radio Bands

August 24, 2016 07:36 PM - ARRL --

Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced:

August 24, 2016 06:39 PM - eHam.net News -- Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted
elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at
ARRL Headquarters.

Amateur Radio Emergency Frequencies for Earthquake Response in Italy:

August 24, 2016 06:39 PM - eHam.net News -- Earthquake Italy -- Italian Radio Amateurs are conducting emergency traffic on the Amateur Radio Bands.
Please keep the following frequencies clear for Emergency traffic:
7060 plus/minus 10 kc.
7045 - 6990.
3643.5
Network of Prefectures:
Voice
7045, 3643
PSK 31
6990, 3580.

Aves Island YX0V DXpedition Put on Hold

August 24, 2016 03:35 PM - ARRL --

Radio hams mark Coast Guard anniversary

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Aug. 4, the United States Coast Guard celebrated the 226th anniversary of its founding, the Easton Amateur Radio Society commemorated this occasion by operating a Special Event Station aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Radio Amateur Swap Canada

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Aaren, VA7AEJ has announced the launch of RASwap.ca - Radio Amateur Swap Canada

Icom IC-7610, IC-R8600, IC-R30 and ID-51 PLUS2 models shown at Tokyo Ham Fair 2016

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- After an online teaser campaign featuring silhouettes of mystery radio models, the secret is out and Icom Inc. has shown the very first samples of the IC-7610, IC-R8600, IC-R30 and ID-51 PLUS2 to the public at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2016 (August 20-21, 2016)

IARU Region 3 Directors Meeting

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The directors of IARU Region 3 met in Tokyo on August 22-23, 2016 at the office of JARL HQ

GB100E Endurance Rescue

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- GB100E Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Shackleton's Rescue of the Endurance Crew will be on air from 24th to 31st August during Endurance Week

First contact via AO-85 video

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Saturday, August 13, Christian Jacobs 2E0ICL made his first contact via the amateur radio FM CubeSat AO-85, it was with Peter Goodhall 2E0SQL

EME Conference videos released

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Videos of presentations given at the 17th International amateur radio EME conference, held in Venice August 19-21, are now available

Battle of Long Tan anniversary on air

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Australian commemoration of 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War continues with at least the states of Western Australia (VK6), Queensland (VK4) and the Australian Capital Territory (VK1) already on air

Amateur Satellite Educational Videos

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- David Casler KE0OG has released a couple of videos which aim to explain amateur radio satellites

Crestview to Partner with Radio Club for Emergency Communications Services:

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- CRESTVIEW -- Emergency communications will be maintained during a future storm that knocks down radio or cellular phone antenna if the City Council approves a memorandum of understanding with local ham operators. And it wouldn't cost taxpayers a cent. At the invitation of Councilman JB Whitten, who observed the North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club in action during its recent field day, club President Ron Mahn presented information about its communications capabilities at a Monday evening council workshop. "In the event of any emergency call-up from (Okaloosa County) emergency services, they'll bring up one or more of our members," Mahn said.

Special Centennial Event at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- STRONG CITY -- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is hosting the upcoming special event, Voices of the Past, from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on Saturday. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including special speakers, ham radio operators, living history characters, Picnic in the Park and the unveiling of the preserve's Centennial quilt created by the Flint Hills Quilt Guilds and local Chase County quilters. Free birthday cake and lemonade will be served at 1 p.m. All activities share in the central theme of the day -- celebrating Voices of the Past -- and are free to the public. Throughout the day, guests can listen and participate with local ham radio operators as voices from all over the world communicate through this "old school" technology.

Legacy of Memories: As Curtain Comes Down, Hara's Smaller Moments Ring True

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- When shovels dug into the Trotwood ground in 1963 to expand the Wampler Ballarena, the new facility needed a name. Brothers Harold and Ralph Wampler came up with a simple solution: Take the first two letters of their first names. Since, Hara has been a household name in the region (and, in its heyday, the entire entertainment industry). Adding onto the dance hall built in 1956, the facility grew into a six-building complex that served as a convention, exposition and sports center on Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood. When it opened in 1964, a whole new world of entertainment opened to the community. "It is a shame we have had to go to Cincinnati and Troy to enjoy the facilities these boys are putting up here," said Harry Kiefaber, a Montgomery County commissioner, at the groundbreaking. After more than six decades of business, the iconic venue will host its last event - a comic and toy show - on Saturday. Announcement of the closure inspired recollections across the region. Thousands have sung along with a favorite band, cheered for their team and commemorated special events at Hara Arena.

After Nearly Two Years, NASA Regains Contact with Lost Spacecraft:

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- After attempting to regain contact for nearly two years, NASA has finally reestablished communications with the sun-studying satellite, STEREO-B. At 6:27 p.m. ET, NASA received a downlink signal from the spacecraft using the ground-based communication antennas in the Deep Space Network. STEREO-B is one of two spacecraft that orbit the sun and make up the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (or STEREO) mission. STEREO-Ahead (STEREO-A) orbits slightly closer to the Sun than the Earth, and STEREO-Behind (STEREO-B) orbits at a farther distance from the Sun than the Earth. Together, they provide NASA with unprecedented views of the far side of the Sun.

Ham Talk Live #28 -- Ward Silver, N0AX:

August 24, 2016 06:35 AM - eHam.net News -- Tune in on Thursday night at hamtalklive.com
at 9 pm Eastern to hear from Ward Silver,
N0AX, the President of the YASME Foundation
and member of the Spurious Emissions Band.

August 23, 2016

DX Engineering's Tim Duffy, K3LR: New Fairgrounds Venue "Perfect for Hamvention"

August 23, 2016 10:35 PM - ARRL --

Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced

August 23, 2016 09:35 PM - ARRL -- Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters.In Minnesota, incumbent SM Skip Jackson, KS0J, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, received 452 votes to 396 for challenger Ann Foster, K0ANN, of St Anthony. Jackson has served as Minnesota Section Manager since 2004.In Ohio, Scott Yonally, N8S...

Amateur Radio Helping to Celebrate National Park Service Founders Week

August 23, 2016 09:35 PM - ARRL -- Amateur Radio operators across the US are taking portable communications gear to more than 80 different National Park Service units during NPS Founders Week, August 22-28. They are participating in ARRL's National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event, which has been running all year long in parallel with the NPS Centennial. ARRL is the National Association of Amateur Radio in the United States."The N...

Tuesday on Amateur Radio Roundtable:

August 23, 2016 06:36 PM - eHam.net News -- Tonight our show has a special guest, Lt
Governor of Kentucky, Jenean Hampton,
K5EIB. She will share her ham radio
experience and views on the importance of
ham radio public service in a chat with
Katie Allen, WY7YL.

ETH032 -- What is Going On Lately?

August 23, 2016 06:36 PM - eHam.net News -- In this episode of the Everything Ham Radio Podcast we
talk about what in the world has been going on lately in
the US lately.

Fox-1E (RadFxSat-2) Launch Scheduled for December 2017

August 23, 2016 04:36 PM - ARRL -- AMSAT has been learned that the launch of Fox-1E (RadFxSat-2) is set for December 2017. Going into space under the NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program, Fox-1E (RadFxSat-2) is a partnership between Vanderbilt University's Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) and AMSAT. It is similar to Fox-1B (RadFxSat), scheduled to launch in January, and both RadFxSat CubeSa...

IARU Region 3 Directors Meet in Tokyo

August 23, 2016 02:34 PM - ARRL -- The directors of International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 (IARU-R3) met in Tokyo on August 22 and 23 at Japan Amateur Radio League Headquarters. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, also attended.Special attention was made to study actions required by all societies to support IARU spectrum defense and expansion initiatives at World Radioc...

Three Companies Agree to Plead Guilty for Fixing Prices of Electrolytic Capacitors

August 23, 2016 01:35 PM - ARRL -- The US Department of Justice announced this week that three companies have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the US and elsewhere. The companies are Rubycon Corporation, Elna Co Ltd, and Holy Stone Holdings Co Ltd."The Antitrust Division has now charged five companies and one individual for their participation i...

Southern CA Satellite Shows

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Due to the recent/current fires in the region, there has been a date change for the Victor Valley ARC presentation

SARL HF CW Contest

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The SARL HF CW Contest is on the air next Sunday afternoon, 28 August from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with activity on 14 000 to 14 060 kHz, 7 000 to 7 040 kHz and 3 510 to 3 560 kHz

NASA TV coverage of U.S. cargo ship departure from the International Space Station

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and equipment - including a docking adapter for future American commercial crew spacecraft - a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is set to leave the International Space Station Friday, Aug. 26

HamRadioNow: Holding Pattern

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- In this short edition of HRN Gary Pearce KN4AQ looks at Amateur Radio in the TV show 'Limitless'

German team head for the Isle of Man

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- A German group will be active as MD/homecall from the Isle of Man (EU-116) between September 23rd and October 4th

ACMA licence issue getting back on track

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Australian Communications and Media Authority has now fixed its SPECTRA computer system that was not recording renewals and new licences properly

7P, Lesotho

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Pista, HA5AO, will operate as 7P8AO from Lesotho between October 15-29th. The primary purpose of the trip is to deliver humanitarian aid and support to an orphanage

3B8, Mauritius 6m operation

August 23, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Bernie, ZS4TX, will be active as 3B8TX from the northwest coast of Mauritius between September 16-19th, as part of a short visit to the island and a 6m EME DXpedition

Easton Amateur Radio Society Marks Coast Guard Anniversary:

August 23, 2016 07:35 AM - eHam.net News -- BALTIMORE -- On Aug. 4, the United States Coast Guard celebrated the 226th anniversary of its founding. On Aug. 4, 1790 the U.S. Treasury Department created the Revenue Cutter Service to enforce newly-created tariffs on the high seas. Until the U.S. Navy was created in 1794, it was the only U.S. military maritime presence. It's name was changed to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915 and it is the oldest continuous United States military sea service. bThe Coast Guard has seen action in every major U.S. military action since the War of 1812. Today the mission of the U.S. Coast Guard includes search and rescue, coastal security, drug and migrant interdiction, marine environmental protection, maritime safety, enforcement of U.S. maritime regulations, and military action when necessary. The Easton Amateur Radio Society commemorated this occasion by operating a Special Event Station aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Taney, located at Pier 5 at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The station operated under the call sign W3T from the radio room of the Taney and communicated with other Amateur Radio Stations all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. Operating from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 231 Amateur stations were contacted.

Discussion with Ron Smith - Red River Radio Amateurs - Oil Pipeline Safety:

August 23, 2016 07:35 AM - eHam.net News -- Monday, August 22 -- Ron Smith is our go-to guy for lawn and garden questions. Turns out, he knows a lot about wine, too. He shares the history and horticulture of wine. -- In bad weather conditions, amateur 'ham' radio operators can fill an important role supporting the media. We'll hear about this helpful hobby from Gurnee Bridgman and Kent Olson of Red River Radio Amateurs. -- For Inside Energy, Reid Frazier reports on oil pipeline safety.

Make a 5 Year Old's Day:

August 23, 2016 07:35 AM - eHam.net News -- Here's a good cause for a QSL card.

August 22, 2016

"Come, Let Us Talk Together" - Ham Contact Recalls Royal Telegraph Exchange

August 22, 2016 05:35 PM - ARRL --

Graham Shirville, G3VZV, is New British Amateur Television Club President

August 22, 2016 04:52 PM - ARRL -- Satellite stalwart Graham Shirville, G3VZV, has been selected as the next president of the British Amateur Television Club (BATC). Shirville has belonged to the organization since the early 1970s, and he supported development of a network of Amateur Radio Television (ATV) repeaters in the UK for many years. More recently he was closely involved with development of the HamTV system on the Intern...

Happy 20th Birthday to FO-29!

August 22, 2016 12:35 PM - eHam.net News -- Happy 20th Birthday to Fuji-OSCAR 29! FO-29, known as JAS-2 (Japan Amateur Satellite number two) prior to launch, was built by the Japan Amateur Radio League and launched on August 17, 1996 from Tanegashima Space Center on an H-II launch vehicle into a 1,323 km x 800 km orbit with an inclination of 98.5 degrees. In addition to a 100 kHz wide analog Mode V/u (JA) transponder, the satellite also includes a packet BBS and digitalker. While the packet BBS and digitalker are non-functional, the analog transponder continues to provide excellent service to the present day.

The originators of WiFi get further recognition

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The ground-breaking Australian invention that led the way for global WiFi has been added to a major exhibition that charts human history

Radio ham wins Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Newark Advertiser reports that 16-year-old radio amateur Roseanna de Vos has been awarded a prestigious scholarship

Video of new Hamvention site

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- xxxxx

IRTS Two Metres Counties Contest

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The IRTS 2 metres Counties Contest, in which the EI and GI counties are multipliers, takes place on Sunday next, 28th August from 2pm to 4pm local time

ICQPODCAST - Having Fun with Morse Code released

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode's feature is Having Fun with Morse Code

Happisburgh Lighthouse echoes to sound of Morse code

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) made nearly 200 contacts with other radio hams from Happisburgh Lighthouse on 20/21st August using the callsign GB0HL as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th August, through Sunday, 21st August there were 223 countries active

Central Kiribati DXpedition

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Perseverance DX Group is on schedule for next year's DXpedition to Central Kiribati (Kanton Island). We are planning 15 days on the island during October, 2017

Amateur radio courses start in September

August 22, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Volunteers around the UK will be running short Amateur Radio training courses in September. Among them are members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) who will be running a course over six Thursday evenings starting September 1

SARL HF CW Contest

August 22, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z-1630Z, Aug 28

Amateur Radio Newsline Headlines for Ham Nation:

August 22, 2016 03:34 AM - eHam.net News -- Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. August 24, 2016.

August 21, 2016

AMSAT Issues Call for 2016 Space Symposium Papers, Presentations

August 21, 2016 01:34 PM - ARRL -- AMSAT has invited proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations on any topic of interest to the Amateur Satellite community for the 2016 AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting and Space Symposium. The Space Symposium will be held November 10-14, 2016.Tentative presentation titles are requested as soon as possible, but no later than September 15. Final papers and presentations are due...

RSGB Writes to Ofcom Regarding Problems with New Licensing System:

August 21, 2016 10:34 AM - eHam.net News -- Many UK radio amateurs will be aware that there have been problems with the new Ofcom licensing system. Following numerous complaints from members, RSGB Board members have been in almost daily contact with Ofcom senior staff. Unfortunately, we continue to receive complaints and the Society has become frustrated at the continued lack of progress.

Tokyo Ham Fair

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- This weekend the Tokyo Ham Fair was held. They get around 35,000 visitors making it the largest ham fair in the world

SARL delegation meet with Sentech representatives

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- During last week a delegation from Council met with representatives of Sentech regarding the future hosting of amateur radio repeaters currently on their high sites

60 and 630 - New Bands for Latvia

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Latvian amateurs have two new bands following the introduction of their new amateur radio licence on August 9th 2016

Lord Rix G2DQU SK

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Radio amateur Brian Rix G2DQU passed away on the morning of Saturday, August 20, 2016, aged 92

Interview with radio ham, Don French, co-designer of the TRS-80 Model I computer

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Interview with radio ham, Don French, co-designer of the TRS-80 Model I computer and long-time Tandy employee. He worked closely with Steve Leininger to develop the Model I

Happy 20th birthday to FO-29!

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- FO-29, known as JAS-2 (Japan Amateur Satellite #2) prior to launch, was built by the Japan Amateur Radio League and launched on August 17, 1996 from Tanegashima Space Center on an H-II launch vehicle into a 1,323 km x 800 km orbit with an inclination of 98.5 degrees

Foundations of Amateur Radio - episode 63

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. How do you learn from your on-air mistakes and get better at what you do without going around the twist?

BBC World Service: The Home of BBC Monitoring

August 21, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- A tour of Caversham Park before it closes - the home of BBC Monitoring - a historical BBC World Service department which has been monitoring some of the world's most seismic events for 75 years

SCC RTTY Championship

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1159Z, Aug 28

YO DX HF Contest

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1200Z, Aug 28

Hawaii QSO Party

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0400Z, Aug 27 to 0400Z, Aug 29

ALARA Contest

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0600Z Aug 27 to 0559Z, Aug 28

Keyman's Club of Japan Contest

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1200Z, Aug 28

CVA DX Contest, SSB

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 2100Z, Aug 27 to 2100Z, Aug 28

Kansas QSO Party

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1400Z, Aug 27 to 0200Z, Aug 28 and 1400Z-2000Z, Aug 28

W/VE Islands QSO Party

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, Aug 27 to 0300Z, Aug 28

Ohio QSO Party

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1600Z, Aug 27 to 0400Z, Aug 28

ICQ Podcast Episode 218 - Having Fun with Morse Code

August 21, 2016 07:34 AM - ICQ Podcast -- In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is Having Fun with Morse Code. Radio Amateurs Facing Unnecessary Restrictions Wireless World Magazine Archive Switched-Mode PSU Jams Communications US Air Force to Improve HF Communications Symbol Rate Discussion Open Until October IRTS Free New Member Offer 4m Ham Radio Band for Australia?

August 20, 2016

Louisiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Standing Down

August 20, 2016 09:34 PM - ARRL -- In a 2116 UTC status update on Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) operations in Louisiana, Assistant Section Manager Matt Anderson, KD5KNZ, said that Louisiana ARES is in the process of deactivating from the recent flood response, and the need for volunteers has ended."All ARES personnel should released by this evening," said Anderson, who has been currently serving as the Incident Point of...

WIA proposal for Ham Radio involvement in STE(A)M

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Wireless Institute of Australia has called for interest in a proposed symposium in Canberra to identify how radio amateurs can actively participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths or STE(A)M initiative

WA Amateur Radio News for VK6

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- In the news this week, a report from the Wireless Institute of Australia by Director Andrew VK6AS, it seems that not all is well with the board

TX Factor GB2RS News Podcast

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- All the very latest Amateur Radio news is now available via the TX Factor GB2RS weekly podcast

RSGB writes to Ofcom CEO

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The RSGB Board Chair Steve Hartley G0FUW has written to the Ofcom CEO Sharon White highlighting multiple shortcomings in the new licensing system, and seeking a senior level meeting

RSGB Handbook New Edition in September

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- New Zealand's national amateur radio society the NZART is offering its members the new RSGB Radio Communications Handbook at a competitive price

Portuguese lighthouses 'On The Air' for ILLW 2016

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (August, 20-21st)

Number of Australian radio hams fell in 2015

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- This is WIA Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH with news on licensee numbers and what might be done about attracting new amateurs

New president for BATC

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The British Amateur Television Club (BATC) has announced that Graham Shirville, G3VZV, has been chosen to be the organisation's next President

MacLoggerDX Version 6.04 released

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.04 of MacLoggerDX has been released

FSQCall V0.40 released

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- This version has Forward Error Corrected file transfer! It also has newly revised Help files

EE application for licence variations

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Ofcom is consulting on two licence variation requests from EE Limited, which would enable the use of 4G technology and support the provision of mobile communications for the emergency services

AC2SN interviews Digi-Key President

August 20, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- In this video, Adafruit's Limor 'ladyada' Fried AC2SN interviews Dave Doherty President of electronic component distributor Digi-Key founded by radio amateur Ronald Stordahl AE5E

Ham Radio Still Proves Effective in Emergencies:

August 20, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- MARTINSBURG -- All hospitals have emergency plans in the event of a catastrophe, and the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg trains for emergencies extensively, including how and where to move patients in case of an off-campus disaster. Plans include mass casualty scenarios, large-scale operation evacuations, plane crashes and active shooter scenarios. In order to maintain readiness, several departments come together. The VA Medical Center's fire and police departments serve critical roles daily and are ready at any moment. Central command structure and communications must also be in place. "There's a real-world incident that occurred about five years ago now, and that was the nursing home fire," Emergency Manager Todd Lake said. "We actually transported 26 of the nursing home patients. We admitted 14 of their patients to the VA Medical Center, both veterans and non-veterans, as well as providing linen, pillows and blankets to the middle school where they took some of the patients that were better off, medically." Lake says preparedness means being ready for any event on the campus, as well as going out where they are needed. "We're part of the community, too. If there is an emergency in the community, it's part of our director's responsibility to provide aid to the community in a large-scale emergency. We've been called out when there have been multiple-vehicle accidents on Interstate 81. We got called out one time for one in Maryland," Lake said. "We have dual-use vehicles which are large buses that are capable of converting to medical evacuation buses." These processes require communications, and the VA Medical Center has an active amateur radio operation on campus. The Opequon Radio Society provides communication systems when others fail.

Ham Radio Users Tune into Loop Head Lighthouse:

August 20, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- Ham radio enthusiasts will convene at Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare this coming weekend to connect with fellow enthusiasts based at hundreds of lighthouses and lightships around the world. The Limerick Radio Club, comprising members from Limerick, Clare, Offaly and Tipperary, will broadcast non-stop for 48 hours from the West Clare Lighthouse on 19-21 August as part of the 19th International Lighthouse / Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Clare County Council, along and the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL), is facilitating the broadcast from Loop Head Lighthouse while the Limerick Radio Club has also received approval from the Communications Regulator. During the broadcast, visitors to the lighthouse will be able to listen into communications with some of the other participating ham radio operators broadcasting from 400 other lighthouses and lightships in 50 countries. Last year, Limerick Radio Club members based at Loop Head Lighthouse successfully connected with fellow enthusiasts as far away as Hawaii and Australia.

August 19, 2016

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #34 de K7RA:

August 19, 2016 08:35 PM - eHam.net News -- Conditions turned a little more favorable since last week's bulletin
with both solar flux and sunspot numbers up, and geomagnetic indices
substantially lower.

MacLoggerDX Version 6.04 Released:

August 19, 2016 08:35 PM - eHam.net News -- Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.04 of
MacLoggerDX has been released.

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