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• Ham Radio Keeps Campbell On the Move

Added at 2017-06-24 00:01:49

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Herman Campbell doesn't have to read history books about to know about polio, a crippling disease that vaccines have nearly erased from the planet. Born in 1939, when polio was killing thousands, Campbell was 6 years old when he contracted the disease. He was paralyzed from the neck down. Hospitalized for more than six months, Campbell had to learn to crawl and walk again. He developed scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that left him with bouts of respiratory failure, back pain and other problems. Doctors are amazed that Campbell can walk, drive, cut grass and perform other chores. Surgery may help him, but there are no guarantees. "I said, 'I'm not going to be laid up in the bed with surgery, I have to leave my house,'" said Campbell, an Arkansas native. "Ham radio is one of the things that keep me going. "I enjoy ham radio and meeting the people. You'll never meet a nicer group of people in any organization as you will find in ham radio. They're always willing to help." Campbell and members of the Acadiana Amateur Radio Association are among the thousands of hams who will take their equipment outdoors Saturday and Sunday for Field Day. Sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, Field Day is a 24-hour, nationwide event that allows hams to contact as many stations as possible in abnormal conditions. Hams have used their radio gear to help during parades, festivals, marathons and other outdoor events. But for generations, their communications skills have been vital during times of disaster. When electricity, cell phones and internet fail during hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, hams can still communicate worldwide with just a radio and a wire antenna. They work with government and other officials to pass messages in and out of areas cut off from the outside world. Field Day helps hams practice for these emergency situations.



• When Disaster Strikes, There May Not Be an App for That

Added at 2017-06-24 00:01:42

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



When a 4.3 magnitude earthquake jolted southern British Columbia late at night Dec. 30, 2015, social media lit up. People hit Twitter and Facebook to confirm what they'd just felt. But when a major quake hits, as geologists predict it will someday, that option may not be available. Power could be out, cell phone service disrupted, the internet cut off. That's when old-school amateur radio could kick in to reestablish communications to the outside world, between communities, emergency services and even people looking for word on the fate of loved ones. This weekend more than 40,000 amateur radio operators from around North America, including two local groups, will be putting their capability to provide communication services to the test in their annual Field Day. Paul Bryan, the president of the Coquitlam Amateur Radio and Emergency Services Society (CARESS) said the event is a chance for amateur radio hobbyists to dry run their own emergency procedures and equipment, before they're needed. "Activating in this way provides us with the opportunity to exercise our own procedures," Bryan said. "Also, exercising the equipment gives us a chance to check how it's working when you're not in an emergency. It's all the little details that going into being able to set up a station, like spare batteries. Often that's the part that's overlooked." Bryan said about 30 to 40 amateur radio operators from his club, as well as clubs in Burnaby and New Westminster, will be encamped at Blue Mountain Park from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. They'll be running their radios off generators and batteries as they communicate by voice, digital signals and even morse code to other radio operators around the world. There will also be a demonstration of low-power transmission that uses as little as five watts, and operating radios with solar-powered batteries.



• Why Morse Code is Actually a Really Weird Way to Communicate

Added at 2017-06-24 00:01:35

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The following is excerpted from Your Brain is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time by Dean Buonomano. We have seen that humans and other animals engage in a wide range of temporal tasks, timing the delays it takes sound to arrive from one ear to another, the duration of red lights, or the rotation of the Earth around its axis. These tasks rely on the timing of isolated intervals or durations; the temporal equivalent of judging the length of an object. In contrast, speech and music recognition require determining the temporal structure of complex temporal patterns: of putting together many temporal pieces to make out the whole. Time is to speech and music recognition as space is to visual object recognition. We can think of recognizing a face in a drawing as a spatial problem -- that is, the relevant information is contained in the spatial relationships between all the elements of the drawing. It is also a hierarchical problem: low-level information (lines and curves) must be integrated into a unified image. A circle is a circle, but two side-by-side pairs of concentric circles become eyes; place those in a larger circle and you have a face, and so forth until we have a crowd of people within a scene. Speech and music are the temporal equivalent of recognizing a visual scene: they require solving a hierarchy of embedded temporal problems. Speech requires tracking the temporal features of progressively longer elements: phonemes, syllables, words, phrases, and sentences. In some ways recognizing a hierarchy of temporal patterns is more challenging, because it requires some sort of memory of the past. All the features of a drawing are simultaneously present on a static piece of paper, but the relevant features of speech or music require integration across time; that is, each feature must be interpreted in the context of elements that have already faded into the past. Morse code provides perhaps the best example of just how sophisticated the brain's ability to process temporal patterns is. Speech and music rely on information encoded in the temporal structure of sounds, but there is also a vast amount of information conveyed in the pitch of sounds. We can think of pitch as spatial information, a bit like the orientation of a line on a piece of paper. This can be a bit confusing because pitch refers to the perception of the frequency of sounds, and frequency is an inherently temporal property measured in cycles per second -- that is, the interval between the repetition of cycles of sound-wave vibrations. The frequency of sounds, however, are represented spatially by the auditory sensory cells (hair cells) along the length of the cochlea. So as far as the central nervous system is concerned, discriminating the pitch of sounds is essentially a spatial task -- akin to the differences in the location of the keys on a piano. Morse code is independent of pitch or spatial information of any sort -- in Morse code timing is everything.



• Sun Eruptions Hit Earth like a 'Sneeze', Say Scientists

Added at 2017-06-24 00:01:23

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Long-term power cuts, destruction of electronic devices and increased cancer risk for aeroplane passengers are all potential effects of the Earth being hit by a powerful solar eruption. Yet, new research has found space scientists have their work cut out to predict when these coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are on a collision course with Earth. A study of CMEs by scientists at the University of Reading has found they have cloud-like structures. This means they are more influenced by solar wind, through which they pass to reach Earth, making their movements much harder to predict than if they were single bubble-like entities as was previously thought. CMEs are huge blasts of solar plasma and magnetic fields from the sun's atmosphere that can reach Earth in one to three days. A direct hit could have catastrophic consequences, as CMEs are capable of damaging satellites, destroying electronic devices and potentially exposing people at high altitude, such as astronauts and aviation crew and passengers, to cancer-causing radiation. They occur frequently, but predicting which ones will impact Earth and how severely is difficult.



• Community Broadcaster: See You in Denver!

Added at 2017-06-23 23:57:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



A preview of the upcoming Community Media Conference next month



• Cumulus Makes Shifts in Georgia and California

Added at 2017-06-23 23:41:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Dollar moves to Georgia, McCade promoted to music director, Baxter sells in L.A.



• Riedel North America Ups Halverson to Operations Manager

Added at 2017-06-23 23:41:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



He was previously a sales administrator



• Massey Air Museum is Venue for Amateur Radio Field Day

Added at 2017-06-23 20:49:14

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



MASSEY -- Members of the Kent Amateur Radio Society will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day this weekend at the Massey Air Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Setup will begin early in the morning Saturday, June 24. The official on-air operation time is the 24-hour period between 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25; this is the recommended time for visitors to see amateur radio in action. During the national observance of Field Day, using only emergency power supplies, amateur radio operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. There are more than 725,000 licensed amateur radio operators in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100, according to a news release from the Kent organization. For more than 100 years, amateur radio operators -- often called hams -- have provided a free public service to their communities during a disaster without needing a cell phone or the internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio's ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network.



• Beacons: Lighting the Skies Over New England

Added at 2017-06-23 20:48:40

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



A beacon of light now shines at the highest point in Massachusetts, located in the historic Berkshires -- it can be seen from as far as 75 miles away! A city nearby is illuminating these skies, as well, with some special messages in morse code. On this month's edition of Light Matters, we'll take you there! And we also explore how a synthetic material developed by scientists in Finland can produce sunlight-mimiking luminescence, and at a much lower cost than traditional methods.



• Veterans with Secret War Roles Reunited in Kansas City

Added at 2017-06-23 20:48:00

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



LENEXA, Kan. -- If you drove by Shelter Number One at Shawnee Mission Park around noon on Thursday, you wouldn't think anything of the group of citizens gathered. But that group holds a lot of secrets, many their parents and spouses will never even know. "What we did was classified. How's that? I don't know how much I can tell you about that!" Veteran Christi Scaduto told 41 Action News. "Our job was... in intelligence," another veteran, Bob Harvey, said. Thursday marked the anniversary of his homecoming from Vietnam in 1969. These veterans, who served all over the world, met to talk about their time in the Army Security Agency, the intelligence branch predating what is now the NSA. "When things would happen, and get real exciting, you get nervous and scared, but it's exciting. And these are the only people who understand that," Scaduto said. Agents in the ASA intercepted messages, copied Morse code, and monitored communications for the U.S. during wartime, along with a long list of other duties that many people will probably never know about. "We were never there, and are not here today. That's pretty much what was drilled into us: keep it secret, what you're doing," Harvey said. "So it's a joke now." Many veterans were meeting the only people they could swap stories with for the first time. Their silence was considered a necessity. "It was very necessary for security and safety, so you felt you were a very, very small wheel in a very big, important job that needed to be done," Scaduto said.



• Radio Seeks Smart Speaker Home Audience

Added at 2017-06-23 17:28:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Let’s call it “SSO”: Broadcasters are getting hip to the need for smart speaker optimization



• Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2069 for Friday, June 23, 2017

Added at 2017-06-23 16:49:08

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The following is a QST. Hams enjoy the longest radio day of the year in England. Schools begin prepping for Space Station contacts -- and hurricane season is upon us! All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2069 comes your way right now.



• Propagation Forecast Bulletin #25 de K7RA

Added at 2017-06-23 16:48:17

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Average daily sunspot numbers rose this reporting week (June 15-21)
from 4.9 to 29.4. The previous week had four days with no sunspots,
and this week there were no zero sunspot days, hence the dramatic
increase in the average.



• Evolving Radio Consumption Patterns

Added at 2017-06-23 15:05:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Various factors are driving the way radio is consumed. Broadcasters thus need to be aware of the progression, identify the most important challenges and apply their strategy accordingly



• La radio DAB+ progresse en Europe

Added at 2017-06-23 13:55:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Plus de 4,6 millions de véhicules neufs 2016 intégrant le DAB



• Video postcards: wishing you a “Happy” weekend from Antarctica

Added at 2017-06-23 11:50:09

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Wednesday, as I listened to (and attempted to record) this year’s annual Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast, I couldn’t help but recall the W4DXCC conference three years ago, during which representatives from the Amsterdam Island DXpedition (FT5ZM) gave a one-hour multimedia presentation about their journey, including their on-air accomplishments. It was, to say the least, all fascinating.  Even the expedition’s financing […]



• 8Q7RN Maldive Islands AS-013

Added at 2017-06-23 11:30:52

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



John G4IRN will be active from Maldive Islands, IOTA AS-013, 26 June to 4 July 2017 as 8Q7RN. Working on HF Bands. QSL via home call, OQRS, LOTW.  



• V6J Mwoakilloa – Mokil Atoll OC-226

Added at 2017-06-23 11:10:17

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



A team of Radio Amateurs from Japan will be active from Mwoakilloa, Mokil Atoll, IOTA OC-226, 28 June to 2 July 2017 as V6J. Working on HF Bands. QSL via JP3AYQ.



• VK9AA Christmas Island OC-002

Added at 2017-06-23 11:01:44

in DxCoffee, Language: EN



Chae HL1AHS will be active from Christmas Island, IOTA OC-002, 24 June to 1 July 2017 as VK9AA. Working on 80 – 6m in CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK 31. QSL via home call direct, LOTW.



• It’s Field Day weekend 2017: find a local event, have fun!

Added at 2017-06-23 11:00:31

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



If you live in North America and have an interest in becoming a ham radio operator, this is the weekend to check out what amateur radio is all about, and meet local radio enthusiasts.   It’s Field Day! What is Field Day?  I’ll quote from the ARRL, who sponsors the event: “ARRL Field Day is the […]



• Senate Hearing: ABC & HF broadcasting

Added at 2017-06-23 10:59:17

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Nigel Holmes, who shares the following link to the ABC & HF broadcasting Senate Hearing and notes: http://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=355749 3 hours in total. Three quality options for streaming/download – Hi 1400 MB, Med 675 MB & Lo 250MB Witnesses in order 1. DFAT (Foreign Affairs & Trade) 2. 52′ Gary […]



• Jellyfish-shaped 'space lightning' sighted over Europe

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



We all know what comes out of the bottom of a thunderstorm: lightning. But do you know what comes out of the top?



• First cubesat from Chile

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



June 22, the first Chilean cubesat launched from India



• Radio hams aim to hone skills

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Faribault Daily News reports an amateur radio club hopes to hone skills and inspire hobbyists in annual field day



• Norwegian national FM networks continue shutdowns

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



On June 16, P4 and Radio Norway shut down FM transmitters in Telemark, Buskerud, Hedmark and Oppland. Public broadcaster NRK had already done so, on April 26



• NASA prepares for total solar eclipse

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21



• Automotive industry embraces DAB+ radio

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



At the 2017 WorldDAB Automotive event in Munich, speakers from automotive manufacturers, regulators and the broadcast industry gathered to discuss the growing adoption of DAB radio in the car



• Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator Norm Lucas, WB6RVR (SK)

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) Norm Lucas, WB6RVR, died on June 19, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 67. Lucas had been an OO since 1989 and OOC since 2003



• YOTA 2017 teams asked for ISS contact questions

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The RSGB reports YOTA teams across the world have been invited to submit questions for the planned contact with the International Space Station during YOTA 2017



• IARU Region 1 Depleting Reserves

Added at 2017-06-23 09:07:27

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A paper by IARU Region 1 President, Don Beattie G3BJ, for the Landshut Conference in September notes "The longer term financial outlook for Region 1 is poor"



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2017-06-23 08:57:00

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



Average daily sunspot numbers rose this reporting week (June 15-21) from 4.9 to 29.4. The previous week had four days with no sunspots, and this week there were no zero sunspot days, hence the dramatic increase in the average.Average daily solar flux barely budged from 74.4 to 74.6Average daily planetary A index went from 7.3 to 9.4, and mid-latitude A index from 6.9 to 8.1.Predicted solar flux...



• From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, June 25-July1

Added at 2017-06-23 02:57:59

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



From the Isle of Music, June 25-July 1 This week, Bobby Carcassés discusses some of his new Cubadisco-winning album Blues con Montuno with us, and we listen to some of the best tracks. Later, we listen to music from the other nominated albums in the Jazz Soloists category of Cubadisco 2017, Four opportunities to listen […]



• Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Hit the Airways this Weekend

Added at 2017-06-23 00:21:10

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



KAMLOOPS - When reliable forms of communication like cell phones and landlines go down during natural disasters, amateur radio enthusiasts are able to relay messages. Natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina or the aggressive Barriere wildfire in in 2003 wiped out phone lines and amateur radio enthusiasts grabbed their gear and stepped up to help people communicate. Those enthusiasts are known as hams, and they study for years to prepare for worst case scenarios. This weekend is the largest on-air field day in North America. An estimated 40,000 hams from across the continent will take part in the exercise, according to the American Radio Relay League. Cell phones and landlines need infrastructure but with ham radio, all that's needed to relay messages is a transceiver, cable, an antenna and a power supply. In this emergency preparedness field day, hams across Canada and the USA want to make contact with as many other stations, or operators, as possible. The challenge is to do so successfully while in the field in a less than ideal setting. The point is to hone skills and practice using equipment so they will be prepared in a natural disaster. Hams communicate on radio frequencies using morse code or voice.



• Amateur Ham Radio Marathon Returns to Stamford Observatory

Added at 2017-06-23 00:20:39

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The Stamford Amateur Radio Association will hold its Field Day Weekend from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stamford Observatory at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Admission is free through the observatory entrance at 151 Scofieldtown Road. Amateur radio operators hold Field Day annually with tens of thousands of operators participating to create an independent communications network by contacting their far flung fellow radio enthusiasts as far away as Europe as part of a 24-hour, nationwide marathon competition.



• Lowell Thomas: “The Forgotten Man Who Transformed Journalism”

Added at 2017-06-22 22:33:05

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Patalon, who shares the following story from The Smithsonian: The Forgotten Man Who Transformed Journalism in America Lowell Thomas was the first host of a TV broadcast news program, and adopted a number of other new technologies to make his mark in the 20th century By the time Lowell […]



• FCC Proposes Blue Alerts for EAS

Added at 2017-06-22 19:47:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Justice Department identified the need based on 2015 legislation



• Let’s Get Translator Rules Right

Added at 2017-06-22 17:38:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Consultant proposes a system based on time limits and contours to help all parties



• Deadline Trips up Auction 98 Applicant

Added at 2017-06-22 17:15:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Winning bidder of FM CP first must pay $107,000, followed by second deficiency payment



• Five Things to Know About Saturday's Amateur Radio Event in Riverton

Added at 2017-06-22 15:57:31

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Amateur radio equipment and an array of other technologies will be on display during the annual Field Day/Family Day Saturday at Riverton Middle School. Here are five things to know:



• DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #25

Added at 2017-06-22 15:57:24

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



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



• ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator WB6RVR (SK)

Added at 2017-06-22 15:57:10

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator (OOC)
Norm Lucas, WB6RVR, died on June 19, after suffering an apparent
heart attack. He was 67. Lucas had been an OO since 1989 and OOC
since 2003.



• Hamvention Reports Second-Largest Attendance Ever for 2017 Show

Added at 2017-06-22 15:56:23

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The tally is in, and Hamvention 2017, at its new venue in Xenia, Ohio,
attracted 29,296 attendees, official spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI,
told ARRL. That is the second-largest attendance in the history of the
event. Hamvention attendance peaked in 1993 at 33,669, before the 1996
change in date from April to May, when the show was still being held at
Hara Arena. Attendance in 2016 for the show's final year at Hara was
25,364. Hamvention relocated to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo
Center this year, after Hara Arena closed last summer. Hamvention
General Chair Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, called 2017 "a most successful year."



• Just Ahead In Radiosport

Added at 2017-06-22 15:56:04

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Just Ahead In Radiosport:



• State and Local Governments Honor Amateur Radio in Advance of Field Day

Added at 2017-06-22 15:55:54

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Additional state and local governments have taken the opportunity to
honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations, as ARRL Field
Day approaches. These proclamations arrived too late for inclusion in
last week's edition of The ARRL Letter.



• China Launches Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Transponders

Added at 2017-06-22 15:55:36

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



CAMSAT has announced that two Amateur Radio payloads piggybacked on the
optical remote-sensing microsatellites OVS-1A and OVS-1B were launched
on June 15 from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The primary
launch mission is a hard X-ray modulation telescope satellite. The
Amateur Radio payloads are designated CAS-4A and CAS-4B.



• The Doctor Will See You Now!

Added at 2017-06-22 15:55:21

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



"Generators" is the topic of the new (June 22) episode of the "ARRL The
Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!



• President to Name Jessica Rosenworcel for New FCC Term

Added at 2017-06-22 15:55:04

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In a low-key announcement on June 13, President Donald Trump indicated
that he plans to nominate former FCC Commission member Jessica
Rosenworcel to fill the open Democratic slot on the FCC. Rosenworcel
served on the Commission from 2012 to 2016, leaving at the end of last
year after the US Senate was unable to extend her term before time ran
out on that session of Congress. Rosenworcel has been a vocal supporter
of net neutrality and supported rules drafted by then-FCC Chairman Tom
Wheeler that would treat internet providers more like utilities. The
FCC's new Republican Chairman, Ajit Pai, has reversed course on that
initiative.



• Thirteen US Schools/Groups Move Closer to Hosting ARISS Contacts

Added at 2017-06-22 15:54:48

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Thirteen schools and organizations have moved into the second phase of
the selection process to host the earthbound end of an Amateur Radio
contact with an International Space Station (ISS) crew member. Amateur
Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is in the process of selecting schools and
groups to host ARISS school/group contacts during the first half of
2018.



• US Fish and Wildlife Service Okays Baker Island DXpeditions

Added at 2017-06-22 15:54:24

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has
agreed that a DXpedition to Baker and Howland Islands (KH1) -- the
fourth most-wanted DXCC entity -- would be an acceptable use, but has
detailed strict conditions under which it would issue a special use
permit (SUP). The FWS recently completed a compatibility determination
for Amateur Radio operation on Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge,
and two dozen comments showed "strong support" for Amateur Radio operation on the ecologically
sensitive island refuge, the FWS said. Baker Island is 1,830 nautical
miles southwest of Honolulu -- an 8-day voyage.



• INSPIRE-2 Ground Controllers Turn to Ham Radio to Rescue Stalled Satellite

Added at 2017-06-22 15:53:49

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Amateur Radio came to the rescue of the INSPIRE-2 CubeSat,
built by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Australian
National University, and the University of New South Wales. According
to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), the CubeSat is designed
to "explore the lower thermosphere, for re-entry research and in-orbit
demonstration of technologies and miniaturized sensors" and is part of
the QB-50 constellation of research CubeSats. Its operational frequency
was coordinated by IARU to be in the satellite
segment of the 70-centimeter Amateur Radio band.



• In Brief...

Added at 2017-06-22 15:53:22

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



FCC Chairman to Appoint New Enforcement Bureau Chief: FCC Chairman Ajit
Pai has announced that
he intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the
Enforcement Bureau. Michael Carowitz, who has been serving as acting
bureau chief, will become the Bureau's deputy chief.



• Hundreds of Stations Report Hearing WSPR Signal from Canada C3 Expedition

Added at 2017-06-22 15:52:51

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Hundreds of Amateur Radio stations have reported receiving the WSPR signal being
transmitted by CG3EXP on 20, 30, and 40 meters from the Canada C3 expedition to track the vessel Polar
Prince as it transits
Canada from east to west via the Northwest Passage in 150 days to
celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.



• DHD Joins Ravenna

Added at 2017-06-22 14:50:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



German mixer and router manufacturer is the latest company to sign on



• ARRL to Sponsor 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar

Added at 2017-06-22 14:36:00

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



The ARRL will sponsor a 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday, July 17, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Tuesday, July 18). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to take part in this online presentation.Topics will include a meteorological overview of the ...



• Call in for Field Day Live on WTWW

Added at 2017-06-22 14:22:28

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Call in for Field Day LIVE on International Shortwave!



• NPR Adds to NPR One Offerings

Added at 2017-06-22 13:45:00

in Radio World RSS Feed, Language: EN



Podcast choice political spectrum expanded



• Catch the 2017 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast?

Added at 2017-06-22 12:28:32

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Yesterday afternoon, I packed up the Sony ICF-SW100, Audiomax SRW-710S and Elecraft KX2 portables in search of a quite spot to listen to the BBC World Service Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast. I also packed my PK Loop and NASA PA 30 antennas. I’m traveling in Canada again and staying in an RFI-dense condo. There was no way I’d hear the broadcast through […]



• eBay: Galaxy R-530 Communications Receiver & Speaker

Added at 2017-06-22 10:32:50

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rob G, who shares a link to this rare Galaxy R-530 receiver and speaker on eBay: Click here to view on eBay. The R-530 is certainly a handsome receiver. FYI: the last time we posted one of these from eBay, the final price was $470 shipped, but this particular […]



• Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator Norm Lucas, WB6RVR, SK

Added at 2017-06-22 10:20:00

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



Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) Norm Lucas, WB6RVR, died on June 19, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 67. Lucas had been an OO since 1989 and OOC since 2003. Licensed in 1964, Lucas was a past president of the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California (NARCC) and actively lobbied for the revision of California’s distracted driving bill. He was a ...



• 2017 General Conference - Additional Papers

Added at 2017-06-22 09:07:25

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Additional Papers for IARU Region 1 Committee 3, Committee 4 and Committee 5 have been uploaded to the Landshut Conference page



• Field Day demonstrates Science, Skill and Service

Added at 2017-06-22 09:07:25

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The El Paso Herald-Post reports members of the Sun City Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 24-25



• Ham Club PR with Scott Westerman W9WSW

Added at 2017-06-22 09:07:25

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ARRL Public Relations Committee Chair Scott Westerman, W9WSW, talks with ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, at Hamvention 2017



• Amateur Radio needs young people

Added at 2017-06-22 09:07:25

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The West Chester Amateur Radio Association (WCARA) is making a concerted effort to engage local youth



• Rosemary C. Harold to lead FCC Enforcement Bureau

Added at 2017-06-22 09:07:25

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FCC Chair Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau



• ARISS SSTV Commemorative Activity mid-July

Added at 2017-06-22 09:07:25

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Special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions are expected to be made from the International Space Station on 145.800 MHz FM around the weekend of July 15



• Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Added at 2017-06-22 09:07:25

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Yet another good week but there are strong signs that the bubble has burst, only 30 spots in the last 12 hours



• The Doctor Will See You Now!

Added at 2017-06-22 08:00:00

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“Generators” is the topic of the new (June 22) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel ...



• ARISS Commemorative SSTV Activity Planned for Mid-July

Added at 2017-06-22 07:52:00

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To commemorate its 20th anniversary, ARISS is planning to transmit a set of 12 slow-scan television (SSTV) images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over the years. SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station will take place on 145.800 MHz FM around the July 15-16 weekend. “We are planning for at least a 2-day operation, but are working for a potentially longer operation,” AR...



• RTDNA Announces Murrow Winners

Added at 2017-06-21 22:51:00

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NPR, WNYC and WTOP pick up radio awards



• Caroline Beasley Elected to Lead NAB Joint Board

Added at 2017-06-21 22:51:00

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Tri State’s Randy Gravley to chair Radio Board



• FCC: A detailed application for a new 10KW DRM transmitter

Added at 2017-06-21 22:00:44

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes: Thomas, did you see this? It’s a detailed application to the FCC for the construction of a 10KW shortwave transmitter for DRM on 9.65 MHz and 15.45 MHz. Click here to download the application (PDF). Thanks, Ed! I know nothing about Turms Tech other than on […]



• Three Strikes, You Owe $25,000

Added at 2017-06-21 18:25:00

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Alleged N.J. pirate ordered to pay up after more than a year



• Paperback Version of “9XM Talking” Celebrates 100 Years of WPR

Added at 2017-06-21 18:25:00

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University of Wisconsin Press has joined in the fun with a new edition



• W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

Added at 2017-06-21 18:11:20

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W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule:



• Shoot Video for Radio Like a Pro

Added at 2017-06-21 17:33:00

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Tips from a professional on how to get the best out of a local shoot



• Public Radio’s Success Linked to Increasing Awareness

Added at 2017-06-21 17:23:00

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Distinctions between public and commercial radio are not clear to listeners



• FCC's Pai Taps Rosemary Harold to Head Enforcement Bureau

Added at 2017-06-21 17:23:00

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She was top aide to former commissioner Robert McDowell



• Shortwave Radiogram begins June 24-25, 2017

Added at 2017-06-21 16:40:23

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(Source: Shortwave Radiogram via Tom Ally) Shortwave Radiogram begins 24-25 June 2017 The Shortwave Radiogram transmission schedule: Sunday 0600-0630 UTC 7730 kHz Sunday 2030-2100 UTC 11580 kHz Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 11580 kHz All via WRMI in Florida Great to see that Kim Elliott isn’t skipping a beat moving from the VOA Radiogram to the Shortwave […]



• WorldDAB Automotive 2017 Meets in Munich

Added at 2017-06-21 15:49:00

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Automakers and broadcasters put focus on adoption of DAB radio in cars



• FCC Chairman to Appoint New Enforcement Bureau Chief

Added at 2017-06-21 12:46:00

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Michael Carowitz, who has been serving as acting bureau chief, will become the Bureau’s deputy chief. Harold is an attorney with experience within the FCC agency and in private practice; she’s also a former journalist. “This agency has a critical role to play in enforci...



• Inaugural Radiodays Europe Podcast Day Takes Off

Added at 2017-06-21 09:55:00

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Approximately 200 delegates from 22 countries participated, according to the organization



• 2wcom lance nouvel encodeur à huit canaux

Added at 2017-06-21 09:32:00

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Le nouveau modèle de 2wcom offre aux techniciens des ressources variées.



• FM broadcasting stations as VHF beacons

Added at 2017-06-21 09:07:00

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In the USA, they have often observed strong signals from distant FM broadcasting stations during Sporadic-E openings



• Danish Anniversary Award

Added at 2017-06-21 09:07:00

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The 'Experimenterende Danske Radioamatoerer' (EDR for short) was founded on the August 15th, 1927, and will therefore be celebrated in 2017 with different activities



• Ofcom reports to Government on proposed Fox/Sky merger

Added at 2017-06-21 09:07:00

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Ofcom has today submitted a public interest report to the Government on the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox



• Mayor proclaims Amateur Radio Week

Added at 2017-06-21 09:07:00

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The City of Goose Creek (South Carolina) has again tipped its hat to amateur radio operators in the Lowcountry



• Skills Night June 2017

Added at 2017-06-21 09:07:00

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Despite being the hottest day of the year so far, more people that expected braved the hot and humid weather to come along to this June’s Essex Skills Night



• GB1JSS June Summer Solstice

Added at 2017-06-21 09:07:00

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Today is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, so a group of Essex Hams will be using this opportunity to operate outdoors for as long as possible on the "June Summer Solstice"



• Help record the 2017 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast today!

Added at 2017-06-21 04:00:45

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Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the scientists and support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team. The BBC plays music requests and sends special messages to the small team of 40+ located at various Antarctic research stations. Each year, the thirty minute show is guaranteed to be quirky, nostalgic, and certainly a DX-worthy catch! After […]



• Amateur Radio Field Day this Weekend on Harris Hill

Added at 2017-06-21 00:01:14

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier is inviting to public to see a demonstration of skill, science and public service at the Amateur Radio Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday at Harris Hill Park in Big Flats. Amateur radio enthusiasts will operate temporary ham radio station W2ZJ at Cabin 5 next to the National Soaring Museum. There will be 24 hours of continuous operation from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Even with smartphones and the internet, amateur radio operators say ham radio is the best way to communicate during emergencies when cell towers and other communications infrastructure go down.



• Goose Creek Mayor Proclaims Amateur Radio Week

Added at 2017-06-21 00:01:00

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



GOOSE CREEK, S.C. -- The City of Goose Creek has again tipped its hat to amateur radio operators in the Lowcountry. Mayor Michael Heitzler signed a proclamation at City Hall proclaiming June 19 to 25 as Amateur Radio Week in the city. The signing took place on Wednesday, June 14. The proclamation calls amateur radio a valuable tool for the city, especially for the Goose Creek Police and Fire Departments during emergencies such as a hurricane. "Amateur radio has once again proved its undisputed relevance in the modern world," the proclamation states. According to the proclamation, in addition to its emergency operations, "Amateur radio has continued to provide a bridge between peoples, societies and countries by creating friendships and the sharing of ideas."



• Amateur Radio Needs Young People to Pursue Interest

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

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WEST CHESTER TWP. The West Chester Amateur Radio Association (WCARA) at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting is making a concerted effort to engage local youth. WCARA recently held a Kids Day on June 18 where children learned about amateur radio and got behind the microphone to talk with other children and amateur radio operators on the air. "The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Kid's Day program is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people, introduce them to amateur radio and generate an interest in the hobby," said WCARA club president Dennis O'Neill. "It's important to attract young people to the hobby, as amateur radio operators provide extensive public service." With an increasing dependency on internet-based communication systems, shortwave radio operators can help fill a communications void if those systems fail.



• Ham Talk Live #70 -- Field Day Questions and Answers

Added at 2017-06-20 20:19:18

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



LIVE on Thursday at 9 PM Eastern, Sean
Kutzko, KX9X from ARRL will take your Field
Day questions on Ham Talk Live! We'll talk a
little about Field Day, but once again this
year we hope to keep most of the time for
YOUR questions and answers!



• Ed rediscovers Lafayette Radio Electronics

Added at 2017-06-20 18:59:49

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who shared the following message after I posted the Mystery Radio Challenge yesterday: I could tell that FM tuner is actually an ‘FM converter’ by its shape and by the giveaway wide knurled tuning bar mounted way up front, so the driver of the 8-track tape player-equipped car […]



• Alexa Plays SiriusXM

Added at 2017-06-20 18:40:00

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Satellite radio now available to trial and paid subscribers with Amazon Alexa



• Tom Sullivan Named FCC International Bureau Chief

Added at 2017-06-20 18:23:00

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Sullivan is a vet of over 25 years at commission



• Community Involvement Never Gets Old

Added at 2017-06-20 17:40:00

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Stations help their communities — and their bottom line — in lots of creative endeavors. In our new semi-regular feature, we share some of them.
POLICING ATTITUDES
It takes guts for a radi..



• Christian Music Radio Listeners Are 76% Women, Finney Media Reports

Added at 2017-06-20 16:19:00

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And Christian talk radio listeners are 63% women



• Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Names ‘Giants’ of Industry

Added at 2017-06-20 15:09:00

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Joe and David Field among this year’s honorees



• Computer Logging Specifically for ARRL Field Day

Added at 2017-06-20 14:21:00

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



ARRL Field Day is upon us! If you’re still in the dark about how to use the logging software that your club or group will employ this weekend, these videos may help. For those logging with the popular N3FJP Amateur Radio Software, developer Scott Davis, N3FJP has posted an 11-minute Quick Start video that should be sufficient to get you going. If your group is using N1MM Logger+, then check out...



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