October 09, 2019 04:56 PM – ARRL -ARES volunteers in Hawaii took the opportunity of the 2019 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 6 (UTC) to test Winlink radio messaging to the US mainland, using the KH6YY (KH6J) contest station on O’ahu. One of the premier contest stations in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, KH6YY offers a commanding propagation path over an expanse of saltwater.
October 09, 2019 04:53 PM – ARRL -The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published changes to the Amateur Radio license conditions, effective on September 21. According to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), all restrictions on emission modes have been removed for all licensees, and restrictions on permitted transmission bandwidths have been lifted for all licensees on all bands allowed for each lic…
October 09, 2019 04:42 PM – ARRL -In Greene County, Ohio, one public official not only observed the ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET) this month but participated in it with Greene County ARES (GCARES). Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer, KX8GCS (“Greene County Sheriff”), checked in when the Resource Net Control, Bob Baker, N8ADO, of Beavercreek, called for volunteers. Although the suggested scenario called for only using simp…
October 09, 2019 11:32 AM – ARRL –[UPDATED 2019-10-09 @ 1647 UTC to reflect that individual was not a member of the DXpedition team.] Due to the illness of an Island resident, the ZK3A Tokelau Islands DXpeditionthe operation has shut down a couple of days ahead of schedule.
“ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE FINE!” said an announcement on the ZK3A website. “A person on the island is ill. So, they have sent the boat there early to get this pe…
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex Ham reports on the successful Amateur Radio contact between Bampton School in Devon (GB4BPS) and astronaut Drew Morgan KI5AAA (NA1SS) on the ISS that took place on October 8
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Her six massive transmitters may be quiet, but she is far from silent. Amateur radio operators routinely talk to the world from station WC8VOA in West Chester, Ohio, located about 25 miles north of Cincinnati. This former VOA relay station is now a museum with collections from the Gray History of Wireless Radios; Powel Crosley Jr., and Cincinnati radio and TV broadcasting history; and the Voice of America
October 08, 2019 03:24 PM – ARRL -Southern Rocker Larry “LJ” Junstrom, K4EB, died on October 6. He was reported to be 70.
Junstrom was a founding member and bassist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, although he left the group before it recorded its first album. He’s better known as a member of another Southern Rock band, 38 Special, with which he performed from 1977 until retiring in 2014.
“The Big Man on the Big Bass has left us,” said a sta…
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from Amateur Radio clubs across the country for our Liability Insurance Program for 2020
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – All radio amateurs use coax and often quite a bit of it. Not only is it used for connecting between units in the shack, but it is also used, normally as the feeder of choice for taking the transmitter power to the antenna and conversely the received signals from the antenna to the receiver
Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering the final free Technician License Class of this year. The class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. For details, contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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