Want to connect with people all over the world? Try using a ham radio (New Hampshire)

February 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Kilo (K)
Alpha (A)
One (1)
Sierra (S)
Kilo (K)
Yankee (Y)
Those words strung together probably don?t mean a whole lot to you, but in the world of ham radio, that?s the call sign of The Sky is Not the Limit Amateur Radio Club at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

Students to take giant leap when Radio Science Day culminates in the fall (Arizona)

February 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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In the fall, students in the outlying districts of La Paz County will get to do what very few people could ever dream of.

They will talk with astronauts on the international space station.

It will all be the culmination of a project that began on Jan. 13 when students from Ehrenberg, Salome, Quartzsite, Bouse and Wenden were bused to the Quartzsite Community Center and met people involved in radio communication as part of Radio Science Day.

ARRL 2016 Field Day Packet is Now Available, New Bonus Point Categories Announced

February 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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It?s not too early to be thinking about Field Day 2016 and planning your club?s strategy for a bigger score and greater participation than last year. Field Day is June 25-26 – always the 4th full weekend in June – and the 2016 ARRL Field Day Packet now is available to download as a PDF file. This year?s Field Day introduces two new ways to score bonus points – Social Media and Safety Officer.

Emergency two-way radio equipment to be installed at hospital (Indiana)

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Emergency two-way radio equipment will be installed in St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil thanks to a nearly $2,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband received permission to apply for the grant during Monday’s meeting of the Clay County Commissioners.

City Ham Radio operator to coordinate global meet in Vizag (India)

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Arza Ramesh Babu, Director of City Ham Radio Academy has been appointed as coordinator by the Wireless Monitoring Organization, New Delhi for the International Fleet Review-2016 to be held at Visakhapatnam from February 4 to 8.

Satellite Package Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Released into Orbit from ISS

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A package of two satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads has been deployed into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a collaborative Texas A&M and University of Texas at Austin research effort. Built by Texas A&M students, AggieSat4 (AGS4) will release UT’s Bevo-2 CubeSat in about a month, once it is far enough away from the ISS.

Relocated Hamfest draws big crowd

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It was a Hamfest – and we aren’t talking about pork.

The Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club (MMARC) hosted its 22nd Annual Hamfest last Saturday, at Odenton Baptist Church. MMARC is a local club dedicated to the development of Ham operators. Their Hamfest is the club’s annual fundraiser. It helps cover the cost of the Annual Field Day Competition and other public services offered by the club.

FCC Turns Attention to EAS

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Emergency alerting continues to be a priority for the Federal Communication Commission. It has adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to strengthen the nation’s Emergency Alert System by encouraging authorities to take a more active effort in promoting participation, supporting greater testing and leveraging technological advances.

FCC Turns Attention to EAS

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Emergency alerting continues to be a priority for the Federal Communication Commission. It has adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to strengthen the nation’s Emergency Alert System by encouraging authorities to take a more active effort in promoting participation, supporting greater testing and leveraging technological advances.

FCC Proposal Would Bring Some New EAS Terminology & Procedures

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Assuring some good weekend reading in the broadcast and alerting communities, the FCC has released its new 75-page notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at improving the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts.

Among other things, it is considering adopting new EAS designations to more accurately reflect current roles and responsibilities of key EAS participants including radio stations.

For your reading pleasure: Radio World has posted the document here (PDF). http://bit.ly/1QDqJfl

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