5-year-old passes ham radio exam (Colorado)

January 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Ham radio can be a hobby for some and a mission for others.

“We coordinate with agencies like the Red Cross or the local sheriff, the weather service to give reports during emergency situations. We’re the extra eyes and ears on the ground,” ham radio operator Zeke Ragdale said.

Ofcom letters use Q RSL for Club Calls

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Ofcom are sending notification of proposed licence changes to all licensees. Holders of some English club calls have been surprised to see a Regional Secondary Locator (RSL) of ‘Q’ being used instead of ‘X’

Radio Reading for Your Winter Blues

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Got those mid-winter blues? Here?s some engaging reading to precede your long winter naps.

Ham Radio Key to Community Survival (Missouri)

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Ham radio has captured the attention of a sustainable-community guru who says a community?s ability to sustain itself depends first on its ability to survive, and ham radio often provides the last line of defense in infrastructure breakdown.

Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Ham Radio Station up and running (Michigan)

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Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Ham Radio Station is operational and the first class of technicians has received ham radio licenses with help from members of the Top Of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (TOMARC) in Gaylord.

Be prepared for winter weather emergencies

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As we head through the often stormy months of January, February and March, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reminds county residents and visitors to remain weather-aware and always prepared for winter weather emergencies.

ARRL Board Okays Changes to DXCC Program, VHF and Above Contesting Rules

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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The ARRL Board of Directors has tweaked the DX Century Club (DXCC) rules to clarify and expand their recognition of remotely controlled station technology. It also has added a rule that puts greater ethical responsibility on operators with respect to remotely controlled operation. In addition, the Board adopted changes to the ARRL VHF/UHF contest rules that are aimed at encouraging greater participation. The Board took the actions during its annual meeting January 16-17 in Windsor, Connecticut.

EP6T Team Pleads for More Respect from Operators

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The EP6T DXpedition team now on Iran?s Kish Island (IOTA AS-166) has implored operators hoping to work the rare DXCC entity to show more respect and exhibit better operating manners. The EP6T team said it?s aware that the balance of contacts have been with Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia, and the operators are doing their best to work other regions, but that 10 days may not be long enough to satisfy the surging demand, and that ham spirit has been hard to find.

Listen-in to 2380 MHz radar observations of asteroid

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On January 26, 2015 the near-Earth asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass within 0.008 AU of Earth (3.1 times as far away as the Moon). This will be the closest approach to Earth by this asteroid for at least the next 240 years

ARRL Comments to FCC on WRC-15 Draft Recommendations

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The ARRL has commented on two draft recommendations of the FCC?s 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) Advisory Committee (WAC) as well as on a draft proposal provided to the FCC by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

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