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  • Bengaluru's Ham Ops to Set Out on 3-Hour Hunt to Locate Hidden Transmitter:

    BENGALURU: Armed with directional antennas and receivers, ham radio operators and enthusiasts will set out on a three-hour hunt for a hidden transmitter within a 30km radius of Palace Road, Bengaluru, in the coming months. The competition, which is being organised as part of 60th anniversary celebrations of the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club, will see licensed ham radio operators and shortwave listeners (SWLs) -- the term used to refer to unlicensed ham radio operators -- battle it out in a bid to triangulate the location of the signal as fast as possible.

    01/14/2019 10:34 PM

  • Ham Radio Club Member Asks SDCSC Trustees About Putting Antenna Up:

    ST. LEON -- Local ham radio club member Gary Puckett asked Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. trustees Jan. 10 about their plans for the tower at the annex building, the former North Dearborn Elementary School located on North Dearborn Road. "I've been a ham operator for decades. What the hams do in the county is provide communication and services for events, such as the Bright parade .... When the tornado came through in 1990, we were prepared with our own source of power." When the hurricane hit Puerto Rico last year and power was out, which it still is in some places, "I have a friend (there) ... who said the ham radio was the only source of communication."

    01/14/2019 12:12 AM

  • RAC Amateur of the Year Award 2018 Presented to Gabor Horvath, VE7JH:

    Through the Amateur of the Year Award, Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Canadian Amateurs. The RAC Board of Directors takes great pleasure in selecting Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, as the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.

    01/13/2019 03:09 AM

  • 0.1 to 40MHz Receiver Now In Space:

    There have been many news reports recently of the Chinese landing of lunar Chang'e-4 on the dark side of the moon. Before this landing the Chinese sent up a satellite called Queqiao to relay the signals from Chang'e-4 on the side of moon that earth cannot see. On this satellite mission there was space for a MF/HF receiver and antennas. The receiver and antennas were developed by astronomer Marc Klein Wolt's team at Radboud University in partnership with Dutch radio astronomy organization ASTRON and private company Innovative Solution in Space, the NCLE - Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer.

    01/13/2019 03:09 AM

  • WIA to Offer Complimentary Reward Membership:

    As reported on the WIA National News broadcast the WIA Board has voted to provide a level of complimentary WIA reward membership to all operators who receive new qualifications. During discussion on this matter the issue of "fairness" to those who have recently completed qualifications was robustly discussed with a further decision being taken to backdate this program from the first of January, 2018.

    01/13/2019 03:08 AM

  • CV Ham Radio Club Expands Operations:

    When disaster strikes, communication is key. According to David Woods, Cherokee Village Office of Emergency Management Director, thanks to the generous support of the community, a new repeater will be placed on a tower in Sharp County and will open lines of communication during disasters. A repeater is an electronic device that receives a signal and retransmits it. Repeaters are used to extend transmissions so that the signal can cover longer distances or be received on the other side of an obstruction. "In association with Cherokee Village SkyWarn and Cherokee Village OEM we're getting a repeater. This will fill in a gap that has existed in North Central Arkansas for years as far as the Ham radio emergency services communication with the rest of the state. This will be linked in to the Mountain Home repeater which is linked in with Fayetteville. It will also be linked in with Imboden and they're linked in with Jonesboro, Little Rock and Memphis." Woods explained the repeater will allow for communications to be opened up across the state as it is a more centrally located tower.

    01/11/2019 11:18 PM

  • Using Morse Code, Girl Alerts Police to Pregnant Teen Held at Knifepoint:

    When police didn't get an answer late last month at a Pocono Summit home where they had been told a pregnant teen was being held against her will, they saw a flashing light at the rear of the home and quickly identified it as a Morse code signal for help. Pocono Mountain Regional police went to the source of the flashing "S-O-S" signal, finding a girl who told them her older brother, Richie Ortiz Jr, 20, was holding the a 19-year-old at knifepoint and was threatening to kill her and her unborn child, police said. The girl also told police that her brother was refusing to allow police inside, police said.

    01/11/2019 11:18 PM

  • Does the Sun Rotate?

    Back in the 1600s, astronomer Galileo Galilei peered into his telescope and discovered dark spots on the sun, subsequently noticing that they seemed to move, vanish and then return. "It is also manifest that their rotation is about the sun," he wrote in 1613, and though he noted that it was possible that the sunspots were moving while the sun stayed motionless, "to me it seems more probable that the movement is of the solar globe than of its surroundings." Galileo had discovered that the sun -- like numerous other celestial objects -- rotates on an axis. But aside from the length of time, the manner in which the sun rotates is different than that of a rocky planet such as Earth. Moreover, that difference actually causes the sunspots that originally led to Galileo's discovery.

    01/11/2019 11:17 PM

  • Propagation Forecast Bulletin #02 de K7RA:

    In this reporting week, January 3-9, average daily sunspot number increased from 4.1 to 7.7. Average daily solar flux increased from 70.4 to 71.6.

    01/11/2019 03:49 PM

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2150 for January 11, 2019:

    The following is a QST. The ARRL's new chief addresses Ham Radio University. Amateur radio takes a page from kindergarten -- and in Colorado, youngsters have sky-high ambitions. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2150 comes your way right now.

    01/11/2019 03:49 PM

  • NewsWest for Sunday 13 January 2019:

    In NewsWest for Sunday 13th January 2019 we look into Amateur Radio History, and we've got some interesting snippets for you from way back. There's more exciting news about PerthTech on 2nd March. We tell you who's presenting, and give details of the dinner afterwards.

    01/11/2019 03:49 PM

  • Ham Radio Event Will Be at Ironton Branch of Briggs Library:

    Everyone is invited to "From Across the Street to Outer Space; an Introduction to Ham Radio" presented by the Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association (SOARA) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Ironton location of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library. Amateur (or "ham") radio refers to the non-commercial use of radio frequencies for communication. The discussion will include how to become a licensed amateur radio operator. Representatives of SOARA will also talk about how ham radio is a valuable resource in a community such as when, in emergency situations, there is a breakdown of other forms of communication. According to an American Amateur Radio League publication, American amateur radio operators come from all walks of life, all ages, all income levels and nationalities. And they all have an interest in what is happening in the world around them.

    01/10/2019 11:42 PM

  • A Second Mysterious Repeating Fast Radio Burst Has Been Detected In Space:

    Far outside our Milky Way galaxy, something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space. Scientists have recorded the second repeating fast radio burst to be discovered, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The finding was also presented at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle. These radio bursts are only millisecond-long radio flashes, and such rapid bursts themselves aren't rare in space. But this is only the second one that has been found to repeat. The mystery about why these bursts happen and where they come from continues, which always spurs believers to think that advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are creating them.

    01/10/2019 11:41 PM

  • Foundations of Amateur Radio #188:

    One of the single most recurring topics within our community is that of antennas. Everywhere you look is a story or a photo or a website or a contact about an antenna that came into being because somebody had an idea.

    01/10/2019 11:41 PM

  • DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #02:

    This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

    01/10/2019 02:00 AM

  • Just Ahead In Radiosport:

    Just Ahead In Radiosport:

    01/10/2019 02:00 AM

  • Amateur Radio Applications In Limbo as Partial Shutdown Continues:

    The FCC is not processing any Amateur Radio applications as the partial government shutdown approaches its fourth week. The FCC suspended "most operations" at mid-day on Thursday, January 3, although an appearance of activity continues. For radio amateurs, the shutdown means that, while the Universal Licensing System (ULS) continues to accept applications for all valid purposes, the FCC will not review or act upon them until the funding stalemate is resolved. This includes Volunteer Examiner Coordinator test session batch files as well as modification, renewal, and vanity call sign applications filed by individual licensees. Amateur Radio newcomers who have passed the required examinations will have to wait until the shutdown concludes to receive a call sign and authorization to operate. License upgrades are also on hold.

    01/10/2019 02:00 AM

  • US Senate Confirms Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to Full FCC Terms:

    The US Senate confirmed Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to full 5-year terms as FCC commissioners on January 2, bringing the FCC to its full complement of five. Starks, who most recently served as assistant chief of the FCC Enforcement Bureau, fills the Democratic seat vacated last spring by Mignon Clyburn.

    01/10/2019 02:00 AM

  • Nominations Solicited for Six ARRL Awards:

    The ARRL invites nominations for awards that recognize educational and technological pursuits in Amateur Radio. Nominations are also open for ARRL's premier award to honor a young licensee -- the Hiram Percy Maxim Award.

    01/10/2019 02:00 AM

  • The Doctor Will See You Now!

    "Log Periodic Antennas" is the topic of the current (January 3) episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!

    01/10/2019 02:00 AM