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• Radio Show: Student Scholars Program Now Open

Added at 2017-05-22 20:29:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Undergraduate and graduate students planning a career in radio are invited to apply for the Radio Show Student Scholars Program.



• Pioneer Previews New NEX Receivers

Added at 2017-05-22 20:23:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Some are HD Radio compatible



• Pirate Enforcement Actions Continue on Both Coasts

Added at 2017-05-22 18:27:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



FCC takes enforcement steps in California and the Bronx



• 27.05.2017-03.06.2017 OJ0W

Added at 2017-05-22 16:10:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.05.2017-03.06.2017
DXCC: OJ0
Callsign: OJ0W

Market Reef (EU-053) by Pasi/OH3WS.



• Court Strikes Down Drone Registration Rule

Added at 2017-05-22 16:01:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Model aircraft enthusiast successfully challenges FAA requirement



• Énergie solaire pour Mayardit FM au Soudan du Sud

Added at 2017-05-22 15:31:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Après avoir lutté pour obtenir une source d'énergie fiable pour ses transmissions, la station est passée à l'énergie renouvelable



• K1IG Wins the May 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

Added at 2017-05-22 13:14:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The winning article for the May 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “Increase Your CW Speed with Wordsworth” by George Allison, K1IG. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page.Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the June issue today.



• 25.05.2017-29.05.2017 ZA/OU2I

Added at 2017-05-22 09:09:59

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 25.05.2017-29.05.2017
DXCC: ZA
Callsign: ZA/OU2I

Henning, OZ1BII.



• 23.05.2017-18.06.2017 Z25DX

Added at 2017-05-22 09:09:59

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 23.05.2017-18.06.2017
DXCC: Z2
Callsign: Z25DX

Tom, KC0W.



• 26.05.2017-28.05.2017 XF2L

Added at 2017-05-22 08:09:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 26.05.2017-28.05.2017
DXCC: XE
Callsign: XF2L

Isla de Lobos (NA-221). QSL direct to XE1SOV.



• 27.05.2017-29.05.2017

Added at 2017-05-22 08:09:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.05.2017-29.05.2017
DXCC: W
Callsign:
Grand Isle (NA-168) by Allen/KV4T and Bridget/KS4YT.



• 28.05.2017-05.06.2017 VP2V/K6TOP

Added at 2017-05-22 08:09:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 28.05.2017-05.06.2017
DXCC: VP2V
Callsign: VP2V/K6TOP

British Virgin Islands (NA-023) by Kevin, K6TOP.



• 20.05.2017-25.05.2017 OY/DF3MC,OY/DL8JJ

Added at 2017-05-22 08:09:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 20.05.2017-25.05.2017
DXCC: OY
Callsign: OY/DF3MC
OY/DL8JJ

Faroe Islands (EU-018) by Martin/DF3MC and Emil/DL8JJ.



• 27.05.2017-03.06.2017 HB0/ON5UR

Added at 2017-05-22 08:09:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 27.05.2017-03.06.2017
DXCC: HB0
Callsign: HB0/ON5UR

Max, ON5UR.



• 23.05.2017-27.05.2017 MU/ON6EF,MU/ON4AFW

Added at 2017-05-22 08:09:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 23.05.2017-27.05.2017
DXCC: GU
Callsign: MU/ON6EF
MU/ON4AFW

Guernsey (EU-114) by Eddy/ON6EF and Wilfried/ON4AFW.



• 20.05.2017-15.06.2017 5Z4/OZ1AA

Added at 2017-05-22 08:09:28

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 20.05.2017-15.06.2017
DXCC: 5Z
Callsign: 5Z4/OZ1AA

Thomas, OZ1AA.



• Chileans Depend on Radio

Added at 2017-05-22 07:53:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



The population prefers radio to other media, report says



• Low-Power Broadcasting Proponent Nick Leggett, N3NL, SK

Added at 2017-05-22 07:44:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



ARRL has learned that Nickolaus Leggett, N3NL, an early low-power FM (LPFM) broadcasting proponent, civil libertarian, and inveterate commenter in a variety of FCC proceedings over the years, died on April 26 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 72. Hardly any FCC petition or proceeding escaped his attention, and Leggett often was listed among those who had expressed their opinions. A r...



• UNITED KINGDOM: Digital Listening Continues to Rise

Added at 2017-05-22 07:39:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Nearing 50 percent mark with 47.2 percent in Q1 2017, says Rajar report



• JRTV modernise ses installations avec la suite Nétia

Added at 2017-05-22 07:32:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Le radiodiffuseur jordanien optimise l’ensemble de son processus de production



• UA0FAM/p Kunashir Island AS-025

Added at 2017-05-22 07:25:28

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Vlad UA0FAM will be active from Kunashir Island, Kuril Islands, IOTA AS-025, from 29 May 2017 for one week as UA0FAM/P. Working on HF Bands. QSL via home call.



• OJ0W Market Reef EU-053

Added at 2017-05-22 07:19:32

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Pasi OH3WS will be active again from Market Reef, IOTA EU-053, 27 May to 3 June 2017 as OJ0W. Working on 20 – 6m and 60m (5354 kHz) in CW and SSB. QSL via home call.



• MU/ON6EF, MU/ON4AFW and MU/ON6VJ Guernsey Island EU-114

Added at 2017-05-22 07:12:40

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Eddy ON6EF, Wilfried ON4AFW and Jan ON6VJ will be active from Guernsey Island, IOTA EU-114, 23 to 27 May 2017 as MU/ON6EF, MU/ON4AFW and MU/ON6VJ. Working on HF Bands. QSL via ON6EF.



• TN5E Republic of the Congo

Added at 2017-05-22 07:04:40

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Ken LA7GIA will be active from Republic of the Congo 25 May to 4 June 2017 as TN5E. Working on 80 – 10m.   QSL via M0OXO



• Ham Radio Operators Save the Day

Added at 2017-05-22 00:05:44

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Power lines are down. Phone service is out. All means of public communication ... gone. Fortunately, amateur or ham radio is there to save the day as hundreds of operators use their skills to help public safety and government officials. The above scenario is generic in nature. But anyone who was around Xenia in April 1974 knows all to well that situation can happen. It did. An F5 twister tore Xenia apart late in the afternoon April 3. Many had no power. Phone service was disrupted. Cell phones and other portable communication devices weren't around then. But because of the ham radio operators, Xenia was not shut off from the rest of the world. And as 30,000 ham operators converge on Xenia and the Greene County Fairgrounds May 19-21 to celebrate their passion, the rebuilt city is a reminder of the importance of hams. "We're able to provide communications for at least an extended period of time when all the other ways of communicating are down," said Marion County Common Pleas Court Judge William Finnegan, a student at University of Dayton when the 1974 tornado hit. "We can use a lot more power than a CB can. Our range can go world-wide. I've talked to almost 200 countries. We can communicate thousands of miles if we needed to." Once the tornado hit, Finnegan went to Xenia to help in any way he could. "They found out I was a ham radio operator," he said. "They put me in the emergency shelter that was set up at the Blue Moon dance hall. There was no power. There were no other ways of communicating. We had the ability."



• 2017 Hamvention photos: Inside Exhibits

Added at 2017-05-21 22:40:41

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Saturday was another long day at the 2017 Hamvention, but I did have a moment to visit most of the inside exhibit tables. The following photos were taken (in no particular order) in the main Hamvention buildings at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Again, it was especially fun meeting so many SWLing Post readers and contributors […]



• Dayton Hamvention Update - Sunday

Added at 2017-05-21 13:30:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Sunday, the third and final day of the 2017 Hamvention, was overcast and cool, with an easy ride into the fairgrounds.As is often the case on the final day, the crowd was smaller. It was clear that the people who were there, were happy to be there.One of the things that pleased attendees was Hamvention food. Over the course of the weekend, many Hamvention attendees commented on the variety of f...



• eBay Find: Dan’s thoughts on the Galaxy R-530

Added at 2017-05-21 10:12:25

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who recently spotted a Galaxy R-530 on eBay and notes: Some observations on this. The R-530, and military version R-1530, were considered fairly top of the line when they were made. They’re still among the rarer radios on the used market, though not the rarest. The R-1530 is […]



• 'About RAC' promotional brochure

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Check out the Brochures/Handouts area of the RAC website for a new 'About RAC' promotional brochure



• VK6WIA - NewsWest for Sunday, May 21, 2017

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



It’s been another busy week for the NewsWest team, with multiple deadlines and Andrew heading over to Adelaide



• Discussion of IARU Papers on RSGB Forum

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The RSGB Forum has discussion threads covering the papers, from all countries, that will be submitted to the IARU Region 1 General Conference to be held at Landshut in September



• AMSAT-NA to assume control of FalconSat-3 soon

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



US Air Force Academy satellite was launched in 2007 on Atlas 5 to 560 km, 35.4 degrees orbit, and now is at 468-481km orbit, which is several years before decay



• Ham radio operators save the day

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A tornado rips though a town - Power lines are down. Phone service is out. All means of public communication … gone



• 4m band allocated in Kazakhstan for 5 years

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The amateur radio service are granted general access to the 4m band in the spectrum portion of 70.0 - 70.5 MHz for the period May 1, 2017 - May 1, 2022 on secondary basis



• Cuban radio amateurs prepare for emergencies

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In Cuba, radio amateurs are constantly preparing to face earthquakes, intense hurricanes and periods of intense and widespread drought, as well as events of other nature



• Dave Robbins, K1TTT, and Bob Wilson, N6TV, inducted into CQ Contest Hall of Fame

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance, but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways



• QB50 ISS CubeSat Deployments May 23-25

Added at 2017-05-21 10:10:11

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The second phase of QB50 CubeSats should be deployed from the International Space Station over three days from May 23-25, 2017



• Ham Radio Aviator Attempts New York To Paris Speed Record

Added at 2017-05-21 01:20:09

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



As
pilot Brian Lloyd propels his single-
engine plane named "Spirit" eastward into
the sky this week from Republic Airport on
Long Island, he embarks on a dual mission.
He is commemorating Charles Lindbergh's
famous solo transatlantic flight that made
history in May of 1927, while
simultaneously attempting to break a speed
record for the New York to Paris air
route. To make things even more
interesting, he intends to communicate
live via radio with Ham operators while in
flight.



• Weather Watchers Keep Eye Out for Storms

Added at 2017-05-21 01:18:00

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



KITCHENER -- A blustery band of thunderstorms is on the way. Trouble on the darkening horizon? Maybe. But perhaps not enough impending meteorological mayhem for the CanWarn army of storm-watching "ham" amateur radio operators to bolt into action and transmit their timely observations back to Environment and Climate Change Canada. Damaging winds or heavy rains causing flooding can trigger the CanWarn call to watch the skies for ominous clouds, whether that call comes in the form of a watch or warning. Ditto for hail, as long as those frozen rain pellets are as big as a five-cent piece. "Hail that's larger than a nickel," said Kitchener's David Knight, an eight-year CanWarn contributor and a 25-year ham radio operator. "That's usually when CanWarn gets activated."



• Hamvention Brings Crowds from Around the World to Their New Location

Added at 2017-05-21 01:17:25

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



XENIA, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- It's finally here -- people from all around the world are gathering at Hamvention at its new home in Xenia. The world's largest amateur radio gathering brings people to the Miami Valley for the weekend, and for 2017, they're at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. Previously, the event was at Hara Arena, but that was no longer an option after it closed down in 2017. However, people told FOX 45 the change isn't bothering them at all.



• Dave Robbins K1TTT, Bob Wilson N6TV, Inducted into CQ Contest Hall of Fame

Added at 2017-05-21 01:16:01

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



(Xenia, OH - May 20, 2017) - CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ Contesting Editor David Siddall, K3ZJ, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton contest dinner on May 20.



• 25.05.2017-31.05.2017 VP5/KZ5D

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 25.05.2017-31.05.2017
DXCC: VP5
Callsign: VP5/KZ5D

Art, KZ5D.



• 25.05.2017-29.05.2017 VP2MDG

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 25.05.2017-29.05.2017
DXCC: VP2M
Callsign: VP2MDG

Montserrat (NA-103) by George, K2DM.



• 25.05.2017-04.06.2017 TN5E

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 25.05.2017-04.06.2017
DXCC: TN
Callsign: TN5E

Ken, LA7GIA. QSL via M0OXO.
http://la7gia.com/tn%20-%20congo/index.html



• 23.05.2017-28.05.2017 TK/F4GHS

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 23.05.2017-28.05.2017
DXCC: TK
Callsign: TK/F4GHS

Corsica Island (EU-014) by Alex, F4GHS.



• 23.05.2017-29.05.2017 T2R

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 23.05.2017-29.05.2017
DXCC: T2
Callsign: T2R

Funafuti Atoll (OC-015) by John, KK7L.



• 24.05.2017-11.06.2017 SW8WW

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 24.05.2017-11.06.2017
DXCC: SV
Callsign: SW8WW

Thassos Island (EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186) by Laci, HA0HW.



• 25.05.2017-27.05.2017 SD7V,SD3G/7,SM7/DL2YBG

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 25.05.2017-27.05.2017
DXCC: SM
Callsign: SD7V
SD3G/7
SM7/DL2YBG

Tjurkö Island (EU-138) by Ric/DL2VFR, Klaus-Peter/DL2YBG and Klaus/DL7UXG.



• 24.05.2017-29.05.2017 PJ6/PH2M

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 24.05.2017-29.05.2017
DXCC: PJ5
Callsign: PJ6/PH2M

Saba (NA-145) by Frank, PH2M.



• 22.05.2017-07.06.2017 FG/DL2AAZ

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 22.05.2017-07.06.2017
DXCC: FG
Callsign: FG/DL2AAZ

Basse Terre (NA-102) by Reiner, DL2AAZ.



• 22.05.2017-07.06.2017 FG/DL2AAZ

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 22.05.2017-07.06.2017
DXCC: FG
Callsign: FG/DL2AAZ

Guadeloupe (NA-102) by Reiner, DL2AAZ.



• 25.05.2017-28.05.2017 CT9/R7KW,CT9/YL3JM

Added at 2017-05-21 00:10:23

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 25.05.2017-28.05.2017
DXCC: CT3
Callsign: CT9/R7KW
CT9/YL3JM

Madeira Island (AF-014) by Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM.



• CQ Announces Hall of Fame Honorees for 2017

Added at 2017-05-20 21:00:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



CQ magazine has announced the induction of new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees are traditionally announced each spring in conjunction with Hamvention®.CQ DX Hall of FameBill Moore, NC1L (SK): ARRL DXCC Manager for more than 20 years, Bill Moore provided a public face for the program at hamfests around t...



• PRI: How a shortwave radio network is helping to counter Boko Haram

Added at 2017-05-20 20:43:07

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: PRI) It’s easy to overlook the power of radio, when being hit by a firehose of apps, websites, video and social media. But when you’re out in the sticks, especially if there’s crisis or unrest, radio saves lives. “In crisis situations, information is very, very important. Sometimes more than food, you need information,” says […]



• Dayton Hamvention Update - Saturday

Added at 2017-05-20 20:14:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The traffic issues that plagued the first morning of the 2017 Hamvention were nowhere to be seen on Saturday morning, as attendees reported an easy ride to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for the second day of Hamvention. The ARRL EXPO booth was busy as soon as the show opened at 9 AM, with convention-goers streaming in from the overcast, cool outdoors to peruse the various offeri...



• NASA's Van Allen Probes Find Human-Made Bubble Shrouding Earth (Video)

Added at 2017-05-20 19:48:31

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Humans have long been shaping Earth's landscape, but now scientists know we can shape our near-space environment as well. A certain type of communications -- very low frequency, or VLF, radio communications -- have been found to interact with particles in space, affecting how and where they move. At times, these interactions can create a barrier around Earth against natural high energy particle radiation in space. These results, part of a comprehensive paper on human-induced space weather, were recently published in Space Science Reviews.



• Ned Stearns, AA7A, elected as Southwestern Division Vice Director

Added at 2017-05-20 10:09:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Edward J. 'Ned' Stearns, AA7A, is the once-and-present Vice Director of the ARRL Southwestern Division. Stearns, of Scottsdale, Arizona, served earlier as Southwestern Division Vice Director in 2005-2006



• TX Factor Episode 16 is NOW ON THE AIR!

Added at 2017-05-20 10:09:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Spring episode of TX Factor has arrived! In episode 16 our new team member, Pete Sipple M0PSX, looks forward to Youngsters On The Airs 2017 and chats to some key players at this Summers’ YOTA UK event



• Jerry Rosalius, WB9Z, and Bill Moore, NC1L (SK) inducted into CQ DX Hall of Fame

Added at 2017-05-20 10:09:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance but who also 'give back' to the hobby in outstanding ways



• Radio Caroline gets AM licence

Added at 2017-05-20 10:09:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has announced that Radio Caroline has been awarded an AM licence. The new service should cover Suffolk and Essex



• CQ Magazine honours Britons involved in Astro Pi project

Added at 2017-05-20 10:09:48

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Radio amateurs David Honess, M6DNT, and Tim Peake, KG5BVI / GB1SS, have been inducted into the prestigious CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame



• 5Z4/OZ1AA Kenya

Added at 2017-05-20 07:33:28

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Thomas OZ1AA will be active from Kenya until 15 June 2017 as 5Z4/OZ1AA. Working on HF Bands. QSL via OZ1ACB.



• E51GHS Aitutaki Island OC-083 & Rarotonga Island OC-013

Added at 2017-05-20 07:17:06

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



  Alex F4GHS informs DxCoffee readers:   “I will be active from Aitutaki Island, IOTA OC-083, 7 to 16 August 2017 and Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, 16 to 25 August 2017 as E51GHS. Holiday style operation using home-made vertical (20m) and Elecraft K3. He will operate on HF Bands. QSL via home call.”   73′ [...]



• 2017 Hamvention photos: Flea Market

Added at 2017-05-20 03:25:28

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



We had a rather long day here at the 2017 Hamvention, but we had a fantastic time. It was especially fun meeting so many SWLing Post readers and contributors in person! Thank you for stopping by our booth at 6508. Below, I’ve posted well over one hundred photos I took at the Hamvention Flea Market […]



• Community Broadcaster: The Case for Community Radio Journalism

Added at 2017-05-20 01:54:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Without the fourth estate, democracy is hobbled



• Keepin' It In the Family

Added at 2017-05-20 00:09:53

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



XENIA -- There's one potential drawback to sharing a passion for amateur radio with two teenage daughters. "When the girls get on there, all these guys jump on there wanting to talk to them," said Mobile, Ala., resident Joey McCullough of his daughters, Niki, 19, and Robyn, 16. But the older McCullough can deal with that in exchange for the girls sharing his passion for ham radios. The three are among thousands attending 2017 Dayton Hamvention at the Greene County Fairgrounds through May 21. "We're pretty active," Joey said. Niki and Robyn both giggled and pointed when asked what got them into amateur radio at a young age. "This man," Niki said looking at dad. "I was going to the luncheons and the club meetings. (I liked) the people." She figured it wouldn't be that difficult to pass the test and obtain a license herself.



• Ham Radio an Outlet for Vets

Added at 2017-05-20 00:09:21

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



GREENE COUNTY -- While ham radio offers a social opportunity for some, it provides therapeutic relief for others. The Dayton VA grabbed this notion by the horns, opening an on-campus station, (W8DVA) in late 2016 to assist veterans living with PTSD. Xenia "hammer" Jim Simpson (WB8QZZ) played a major role in getting the station up and running. Much of the operation was funded by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, which is also sponsoring Hamvention. "It's intended to assist those with PTSD to focus and get their minds off the bad things that have happened in their life," Simpson said. "Amateur radio is an extraordinary thing for focusing people and it's enjoyable to be able to communicate around the world with hams." Station guests are greeted by postcards, or logs, of interactions hanging on the walls, in addition to a radio called a "Classic" that was used by military members contacting home during the Vietnam War and utilizes tubes in order to function. Dr. John Mathis (WA5FAC), a doctor in charge of radiology at the Dayton VA, said just the sight of the "vintage" equipment is yet another avenue of therapeutic relief. "We have not just acute care veterans here, but veterans that are homeless, veterans that are retired, veterans that are in rehabilitation for all sorts of things ... This is just another one of the things we provide to try to give them something to grab a hold of and pull themselves out of a hole," Mathis said. And it has since proven to be of service. "PTSD is one of the things we certainly face, but even for our guys in wheelchairs, or in the retirement center or the rehabilitation center or homeless center -- all of which are housed on the [Dayton VA] campus -- they can wheel in here and talk to someone across the country or world just by pulling up here," Mathis said. "Many times they'll talk to people who don't exactly have the same problems, but their own problems, so they can commiserate back and forth and it's a nice way to have an opportunity to socialize outside of face-to-face."



• Hams Impressed with New Home

Added at 2017-05-20 00:08:49

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



XENIA -- Ham radio enthusiast Wendy Peitzer is no stranger to Dayton Hamvention, having attended amateur radio's biggest event many times at the Hara complex in Dayton. Not knowing what to expect, she and her contingent arrived at the Greene County Fairgrounds -- Hamvention's new home after being at Hara for 52 years -- early May 19 to beat the opening-day crowd and check out the new digs. She wasn't disappointed. "(It's) much better," she said. "I think the facilities here are nicer. I think it's better organized. I like the perks. They bring you up (from the parking lot) on a tractor pull." Peitzer, from Randolph, N.J., added that she didn't mind the extra walking due to the expansive nature of the fairgrounds, compared to the more compact Hara complex. "The other one, the parking lot with the flea market ... it was massive," she said. Vendors also approve of Hamvention's new digs. "Besides the barns, I like it better," said Danielle Young from Quicksilver Radio. "I just think it's cleaner. I like the way it's set up. You can go out to the open air. I like the parking better. The food looks nice."



• Hamvention Finds New Home at Fairgrounds

Added at 2017-05-19 21:14:22

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



XENIA -- The Greene County Fairgrounds is known to many as the home of the Greene County Fair. Pigs and lambs in animal barns, sewing and woodworking projects in the Assembly Hall, rides and games and corn dogs in late summer heat -- those scenes and smells belong to the fair. But, the fairgrounds is taking on a new identity this weekend: the home of Hamvention. That means typical fair scenes and fair-goers are being replaced by 30,000 "hams" and their amateur radio equipment. "We've been excited from the very beginning," Greene County Fairgrounds Secretary Esther Pierson said. "Everybody is working together and it is just awesome. This is an awesome thing that's happening here." According to Pierson, Hamvention is the biggest event that the fairgrounds has ever hosted, and that this won't be the only year it will make the fairgrounds its home. Hamvention officials have already signed a three-year contract with the fairgrounds, which Jim Simpson from Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), the sponsor for Hamvention every year, also confirmed. "Hamvention was at Hara Arena for 52 years ... we're shooting for 52 years, as well!" Pierson said. The fairgrounds will benefit greatly from Hamvention coming to their facility, according to County Administrator Brandon Huddleson. He said the fairgrounds will be selling beer and water, and that they'll get some revenue from food sales. Of the 1000-plus vendors that will be at the event, many are county vendors that are at the fair every year, Pierson mentioned.



• Meet a Veteran: Killingly Woman Intercepted Morse Code Messages

Added at 2017-05-19 21:13:46

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In the service: Dayville resident Kim Anderson, 40, served as a U.S. Navy cryptologic technician from 1995-99, listening to and recording intercepted Morse code transmissions from foreign countries. Anderson, who grew up in Massachusetts, said she enlisted out of an urge to visit new places and earn money for college. She spent six months learning to quickly and accurately decode and transcribe the various dots and dashes that make up the Morse code language: "It was extremely challenging with the pace of the transmission getting faster and faster," Anderson said. She was assigned, with a top secret clearance, to the joint service command at Kunia, Hawaii, where she spent shifts wearing oversized headsets for hours at a time. The information she caught was forwarded to analysts for further study.



• Jerry Rosalius, WB9Z, Bill Moore, NC1L SK Inducted into CQ DX Hall of Fame

Added at 2017-05-19 21:00:18

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(Xenia, OH - May 19, 2017) - CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ DX Editor Bob Schenck, N2OO, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton DX dinner on May 19.



• Ned Stearns, AA7A, Elected as Southwestern Division Vice Director

Added at 2017-05-19 20:57:44

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Edward J. "Ned" Stearns, AA7A, is the once-and-present Vice Director
of the ARRL Southwestern Division. Stearns, of Scottsdale, Arizona,
served earlier as Southwestern Division Vice Director in 2005-2006.
He topped the field of three candidates after ballots were counted
on May 19 at ARRL Headquarters and will succeed Marty Woll, N6VI,
who decided not to run for another term after serving since 2008.
Stearns took over the office upon his election.



• Broadcaster Opposes Translator Petition

Added at 2017-05-19 20:17:00

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Clear Communications files its comments



• Dayton Hamvention Update - Friday

Added at 2017-05-19 19:57:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Ham traffic jams were the order of the day as the 2017 Hamvention opened at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio this morning. Convention-goers eager to experience Hamvention's new venue waited in traffic for up to 2 hours.The weather on Friday was slightly overcast and humid, with an occasional breeze as Hamvention attendees perused exhibits in several large halls named aft...



• Genesee Supports Kintronic AM Revitalization Proposals

Added at 2017-05-19 18:31:00

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Says failure to adopt them would leave the service with antiquated standards



• FCC to Review Media Regulations

Added at 2017-05-19 18:14:00

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Pai and O’Rielly cite modernization; Clyburn calls move “deregulation at the expense of the American consumer”



• MMTC Praises FCC Proposal to End Main Studio Rule

Added at 2017-05-19 18:04:00

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Says rule was archaic and a disadvantage to minority broadcasters



• Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2064 for Friday, May 19, 2017

Added at 2017-05-19 16:56:51

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The following is a QST. Germany gets a new band on a trial basis. A former amateur with a long combative history becomes a Silent Key -- and we meet two hams honored at Hamvention. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2064 comes your way right now.



• Propagation Forecast Bulletin #20 de K7RA

Added at 2017-05-19 16:56:19

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The Australian Space Weather Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic
warning at 0301 UTC on May 19: "Geomagnetic conditions may rise to minor storm levels late on 19
May. Geomagnetic activity is expected to remain enhanced to active
to minor storm levels with some major storm periods on 20 May.
Mostly unsettled to active levels of geomagnetic activity may be
expected on 21 May with the possibility of some minor storm periods
on this day.



• Ned Stearns, AA7A, Elected as Southwestern Division Vice Director

Added at 2017-05-19 16:50:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Edward J. “Ned” Stearns, AA7A, is the once-and-future Vice Director of the ARRL Southwestern Division. Stearns, of Scottsdale, Arizona, served earlier as Southwestern Division Vice Director in 2005-2006. He topped the field of three candidates after ballots were counted on May 19 at ARRL Headquarters and will succeed Marty Woll, N6VI, who decided not to run for another term after serving since ...



• Salem Picks Up DC-Area AM Signal From Red Zebra

Added at 2017-05-19 15:25:00

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Sports broadcaster controlled by Dan Snyder winnows its holdings



• Europe’s Digital Radio Rollout 2017, Part II

Added at 2017-05-19 11:13:00

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This month we look at the continent’s DAB digital radio “Embracers”



• CT9/R7KW & CT9/YL3JM Madeira Island AF-014

Added at 2017-05-19 09:18:30

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Serge R7KW and Oleg YL3JM will be active from Madeira Island, IOTA AF-014, 25 to 28 May 2017 as CT9/R7KW and CT9/YL3JM. Working on HF Bands including activity in CQWW WPX CW Contest. QSL via K2PF, OQRS ClubLog.



• Z25DX Zimbabwe

Added at 2017-05-19 09:12:14

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Tom KC0W will be active from Zimbabwe 23 May to 18 June 2017 as Z25DX. Working on 80 – 6m in CW. QSL via KC0W direct.  



• LilacSat-1 CubeSat to deploy from ISS

Added at 2017-05-19 09:09:23

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The student built LilacSat-1 carries an amateur radio 145/436 MHz FM to Codec2-BPSK digital voice transponder, APRS Digipeater and camera



• CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has 18 new members

Added at 2017-05-19 09:09:23

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The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has 18 new members for 2017, CQ magazine announced today. This brings to 310 the total number of members inducted since the hall's establishment in 2001



• Flex Radio announces the Flex 6400 and 6600 series SDR Radios - Courtesy of Waters and Stanton

Added at 2017-05-19 09:09:23

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Waters and Stanton, the SDR Transceiver pioneer supplier in the UK announced today the launch of the new Flex 6400 and 6600 series radios which will be available in August/September 2017



• TK/F4GHS Corsica Island EU-014

Added at 2017-05-19 08:59:45

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Alexandre F4GHS Announcement: “Hello,  I will be active from the west coast of Corsica, IOTA EU-014, on HF bands between 23 to 28 May 2017. Qsl via bureau or direct via home call.” source: qrz.com



• NextRadio App Launches in Argentina

Added at 2017-05-19 08:38:00

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Smartphone users in the country can now access FM radio smartphone listening



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2017-05-19 04:50:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The Australian Space Weather Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic warning at 0301 UTC on May 19:”Geomagnetic conditions may rise to minor storm levels late on 19 May. Geomagnetic activity is expected to remain enhanced to active to minor storm levels with some major storm periods on 20 May. Mostly unsettled to active levels of geomagnetic activity may be expected on 21 May with the possibility ...



• This Weekend: King of Spain CW Contest

Added at 2017-05-19 03:00:50

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During the weekend you'll have the opportunity to compete in the King of Spain CW Contest starting Saturday at 1200 UTC and ending Sunday at 1200 UTC.



• Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Provide Public Service, Prepare for Disasters

Added at 2017-05-19 00:44:17

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The club is ready to provide communication for any emergency situation, with generators, batteries and ham radios always on hand. However, CARP isn't solely around to communicate during disaster. Their skills and equipment also come in handy for events like the California Classic's running and bicycle events and the March of Dimes' annual March for Babies walk. Ham radio operators communicate from different points on the course during these walks and bicycle events. "The purpose of the club is to help and to educate not only other amateur radio operators but the public about amateur radio, public service and also emergency communication," club president Rob Mavis said. More than 20 years ago, the Clovis club got its start when a group of teenagers wanted to explore amateur radio. Though there was already an amateur radio club in town, it was composed of mostly older men, and these teenagers wanted their own place to experience the world of ham radio. From then on, CARP has been involved in numerous public service events and has assisted in providing emergency communication as well as provided training for its members and the community. Amateur radio, otherwise known as ham radio, is a form of communication primarily used in the case of natural disaster. (The ham nickname is said to stem from the first amateur wireless station operated by some amateurs of the Harvard Radio Club, Hyman-Almy-Murray.) It is licensed and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, which dictates that amateur radio is the backup communication method in case of a disaster.



• Museum Draws Ham Radio Afiocionados

Added at 2017-05-19 00:43:34

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The signal was strong and clear at the Texas Broadcasting Museum Saturday, and more than 150 people tuned in for the first ham radio and electronics tailgate swap meet in Kilgore. Organized by the Longview East Texas Amateur Radio Club, the event at Kilgore's newest museum was well-underway as the sun rose over downtown Kilgore, with more than 20 ham radio enthusiasts taking a space in the parking lot of Chuck Conrad's 416 E. Main Street venue. In the next few hours, ham radio aficionados were in a bustling buy-sell-trade mode as they sought deals on new, vintage and hard-to-find electronics. Reached via the airwaves, visitors came to Kilgore for the event from as far as Minden, Lousiana to the east and Fort Worth to the west. "This is not your grandfather's ham radio," said LETARC President Jim Quinn. "We're attracting a lot of new people for the various things we can do with it ... The young crowd likes the computer communications."



• Nick Leggett Dies; Was Advocate for Microcasting and LPFM

Added at 2017-05-19 00:42:50

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Nickolaus Leggett, an important proponent in the early days of the low-power FM movement in the United States, has died. He was an electronics technician, analyst, technical writer and inventor who held multiple U.S. patents, but may be best known to Radio World readers as one of the original petitioners for "microstation radio broadcasting," which grew into the LPFM movement. He also lobbied for reform to amateur radio antenna rules. A colleague in both of those efforts, attorney Don Schellhardt, told RW that Leggett died April 26 in Virginia after a long fight with cancer and would be remembered with a family ceremony on Martha's Vineyard. Schellhardt visited Leggett a couple of weeks prior to his death and said his friend remained "full of spirit and passion," especially in opposition to "those who oppose basic civil liberties."



• Space Weather Events Linked to Human Activity

Added at 2017-05-19 00:41:56

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather -- which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment -- are usually triggered by the sun's activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechansisms that set off perturbations in that magnetic system. Such information can help support NASA's efforts to protect satellites and astronauts from the natural radiation inherent in space. From 1958 to 1962, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. ran high-altitude tests with exotic code names like Starfish, Argus and Teak. The tests have long since ended, and the goals at the time were military. Today, however, they can provide crucial information on how humans can affect space. The tests, and other human-induced space weather, are the focus of a comprehensive new study published in Space Science Reviews.



• Announcing: 2017 Inductees, CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Added at 2017-05-19 00:40:57

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet.



• Hamvention Expects Increased Attendance at New Venue

Added at 2017-05-18 19:08:02

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



XENIA -- Greene County is preparing for the world's largest amateur radio convention this weekend as Hamvention makes its way to the county for the first time. Hamvention is being held in Greene County after Hara Arena in Trotwood, where the event had been held for decades, closed last year. The economic impact of this event is projected to be about $14 million, in hotel stays, restaurants, gas stations and local merchants, Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson said. Hamvention General Chair Ron Cramer said this year's attendance will likely exceed last year's total of over 26,000 people at Hara Arena, and possibly eclipse 33,000. He said the increase is likely due to the interest of having it at a new venue, the Greene County Fairgrounds. "It's all brand new," he said. "People want to see how we've handled the new venue and I think they will be very pleased."



• Hamvention a 'Family Reunion' for Some

Added at 2017-05-18 19:05:08

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



GREENE COUNTY -- Local amateur radio operator Mike Crawford (KC8GLE) has been speaking with people from around the globe via airwaves for a number of years. For him, it's about "friends meeting friends.""It brings people together from all over the world," he said. "There's no politics or dividing lines in amateur radio. We're all one big group \& and everybody gains a friend no matter where they are in the world." When he's not enjoying ham radio for the sense of camaraderie that comes with speaking with individuals of a similar passion, he's serving public events -- ensuring effective communication for the betterment and safety of event participants. He offers his skills for varying events throughout the year, including the Xenia Marathon and Half Marathon, Resolution Run 5K, Young's Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour, Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, among others. But the biggest event he helps provide communication for is the Air Force Marathon. Hammers are stationed throughout race courses and keep track of runners as they go by and contact medics or other services if needed. The tracking hammers provide throughout races, in Crawford's experience, has also cleared up accusations of cheating. "It feels good to be able to help somebody," he said. " \& So many of the events, the runners, horse riders, bikers, they'll come up and say 'thanks for being here.' And that's the greatest thing we can have -- a simple thanks."



• Hamvention: Answer Man Part Two

Added at 2017-05-18 19:03:07

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



It seems to me that amateur radio operators, or Hams such as will shortly be attending the Hamvention, are largely unnoticed in their home communities - as they are around here. After all, Hams are just ordinary people living their ordinary lives like our other friends and neighbors. The difference is that they are involved in a well-disciplined hobby that may well have an impact on lotsa folks' lives - because of Hams' involvement in public service and safety. Okay, there are a couple of indicators a Ham may be living in your neighborhood. One is a parked vehicle displaying vanity license plates with an unusual combination of letters and numbers such as N8YGS or K8YDP which are "call signs" identifying an amateur radio operator. And check for one or more antennas that don't look as if they came with the vehicle. Another clue might be mast or tower mounted arrangements of metal rods and perhaps some wires. One such assembly might look somewhat like a TV antenna, but others certainly don't. Nope, these are amateur radio antennas. Such antennas have been the source of controversy in some cities and "covenant" communities which have levied such severe restrictions on amateur radio antennas as to effectively ban them - thus prohibiting Hams from exercising their federally-issued licenses. Fortunately for amateur radio, federal and state authorities have stepped in requiring "reasonable accommodation" for Hams' antennas - citing the vital role amateur radio has in emergency and disaster situations. Oh, there are still restrictions and zoning requirements, but for the most part, these are reasonable.



• FCC’s Clyburn Reiterates Concerns for Radio, Local Communities

Added at 2017-05-18 18:59:00

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Concerns on laying down a blanket main studio rule, deregulation and for a little “School House Rock”



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