PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #976

This Week in Amateur Radio #976 Week of November 11, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR976 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. November 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, nd Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring […]

Amateur Radio Service helps fight hunger (Ohio)

The Portage County Amateur Radio Service, a local Ham Radio Club, is giving back to the community with a donation of $6,445 to the Center of Hope in Ravenna. The Amelia DiGirolamo Center of Hope is dedicated to enhancing the nutrition of low-income people in Portage County, where local food pantries are not present. Hot […]

FCC Approves Project Loon’s Expansion Over Puerto Rico

The “Project Loon” balloon system is delivering limited internet connectivity to LTE-enabled phones in the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said that the project had delivered basic internet connectivity to more than 100,000 people on the island as of Nov. 9 , according to Reuters. And as of Nov. 16, 39% of cell […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Board of Directors Publicly Censures Southwestern Division Director

Acting on a recommendation of its Ethics and Elections Committee, the ARRL Board of Directors has publicly censured one of its own — ARRL Southwestern Director Dick Norton, N6AA. On an 11-3 vote, with one member abstaining, the Board adopted a resolution to censure Norton for criticizing the ARRL Code of Conduct for Board members at an Amateur Radio […]

via the ARRL: Mysterious Signals Did Not Come from Missing Submarine; MF/HF Frequencies Listed

Satellite signals heard over the weekend did not come from a missing Argentine Navy submarine San Juan that went missing on November 15, dashing hopes that the vessel could be located. The submarine had reported a malfunction, had surfaced, and was headed back to its base when the Navy lost contact with it. The sub, built in […]

MSU Club Fosters World-Wide Communication and Friendship With Century Old Hobby (Michigan)

For the next few days, WKAR reporters are sharing how technology built or tested here in Michigan may change our lives. But some of the most useful technology for modern day communication is over a century old. WKAR’s Karel Vega visited a dedicated group on Michigan State University’s campus devoted to ham radio. Tucked away […]

via the ARRL: IARU Participation in ITU-Radiocommunication Consultations Called “Mutually Beneficial”

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, has praised the value of the IARU’s participation over the years in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR) and ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) study groups. CCIR was the forerunner to ITU-R. In an article, “The International Amateur Radio Union and CCIR/ITU–R” in the […]

via the RSGB: New frequencies for Germany and Columbia

German amateurs have been allocated 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz on a secondary basis with a maximum power of 15W EIRP. Their 6m band has now been permanently extended to 50.03 to 51MHz. Almost on the other side of the world, Columbian amateurs are gaining new allocations at 2200m, 630m and 6m. Thanks to the efforts of […]

Hurricane-battered Arecibo telescope will keep studying the skies

After years of financial uncertainty and weeks of hardship caused by Hurricane Maria, staff at the legendary Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico were relieved to find out Thursday that their telescope will remain operational. For about a decade, the National Science Foundation, which owns the observatory and supplies about two-thirds of its $12 million budget, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #977

This Week in Amateur Radio #977 Week of November 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR977 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. November 18, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring […]

BREAKING: RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

The latest CubeSat in the Fox series — RadFxSat (Fox-1B) — launched today (November 18) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta II vehicle lifted off at 0948 UTC. “Following a picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 1109 UTC,” AMSAT reported. “Then the wait began. At 1212 UTC, the AMSAT Engineering team, watching ZR6AIC’s WebSDR waterfall, saw […]

Amateur radio operators pitch in when storms hit in the Northland (Minnesota)

When severe weather moves through the region, the National Weather Service in Duluth turns to a network of amateur radio operators to gather on-the-ground weather reports. The 15 volunteers on the Arrowhead Skywarn Response Team work in shifts at the NWS Duluth office during storms to receive on-the-ground weather observations from amateur radio operators — […]

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