FCC Proposes to Fine CBer $14,000 for Not Permitting Station Inspection

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The FCC continued this month to demonstrate that it?s serious about enforcing its rules and regulations, proposing to fine a Florida Citizens Band operator $14,000 for failing to allow FCC agents inspect his station. The Commission issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to Tommie Salter of Jacksonville on August 22.

State Minister receives amateur radio group head (Bahrain)

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Minister of State for Telecommunications Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa today received Bahrain Amateur Radio Group Chairman Fawaz Bader Sulaibeekh.

Hamfest Takes Over Joplin

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hundreds of licensed radio operators gathered in Joplin over the last two days. The convention, called Hamfest, was hosted by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. Hundreds of radio enthusiasts brought their equipment to buy, sell, and trade.

Broadcasting to world from Old Hunstanton (UK)

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Showcasing amateur radio for their seventh year as part of the annual International Lighthouses on the Air weekend, members of the King?s Lynn Amateur Radio Club set up their equipment on the clifftop near Hunstanton Lighthouse on Friday, ahead of an around-the-clock weekend communicating with other lighthouses around the world.

Hams test their gear (Connecticut)

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hamming it up? Not exactly! Thomas Kimball, Sander Pool and Sean McEvoy participated in the Region 5 Amateur Radio Test along with 44 other emergency operation centers (EOC) in Connecticut Saturday, Aug. 9.

Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference 2014 Takes a Technological Tack

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference (GAREC 2014) held last week (August 14-15) in Huntsville, Alabama, and hosted by the ARRL Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest, offered an opportunity for participants to share presentations and perspectives from around the globe. Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, organized this year?s GAREC event, which focused on the application of advanced technologies in emergency communication.

Radiosport and Engineering at the Olympics of Ham Radio

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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I had the privilege of organizing the Seventh World Radiosport Team Championship event last month (see this page for more info, or listen to the coverage on WBUR?s Only a Game NPR program). Many call this competition the Olympics of Ham Radio.

FCC Denies $15,000 Pirate Fine Appeal

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Still the same ? just because you?re in Texas doesn?t mean the FCC rules don?t apply to you.

That?s the gist of an on-going pirate case. The commission has now upheld a $15,000 fine for Walter Olenick and M. Rae Nadler-Olenick for operating a pirate station in Austin, Texas.

Venerable LUSAT-1 (OSCAR 19) Takes to the Dark Side

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Set to celebrate its silver anniversary next year, LUSAT-1 which is also known as OSCAR 19 or LO-19 appears once again to be functioning, sort of, when not in sunlight. At this point, OSCAR 19 is only transmitting telemetry; its digital transponder has not been reported to be operational.

Radio traffic fills the airwaves as as ‘The World’s Friendliest Hamfest’ opens in downtown Huntsville

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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If you were at the Von Braun Center Saturday, you might have met K4HVA, or talked to KI4ZYX, or maybe shared lunch with N4WN, possibly told a joke to KS4V, and maybe even smiled at KF4YZG.

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