Tag: California

Via the ARRL: Visalia International DX Convention, Other Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Worries

Concern over COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of the 2020 International DX Convention (IDXC), which was to be held April 24 – 26 in Visalia, California. The IDXC 2020 co-chairs posted an announcement on the convention website on March 10. “We send out our apologies to all our perspective patrons of the 2020 International […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1097

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1097 Release Date: March 7, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:25:57 Download […]

Via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Club President is among Two Killed in Knife Attack

The president of the River City Amateur Radio Communications Society in California, Paul McIntyre, KC5JAX, was one of two individuals killed on February 28 in a knife attack by a client at a recovery center. McIntyre, a father of two, had been interning at the Wellness and Recovery Center in Carmichael as part of his […]

via the RSGB: New distance record on the 122GHz band

Using low power silicon chips with barely a milliwatt, an astonishing new world record of 139km has been achieved on the 122GHz millimetre wave amateur band. The distance record set in the California mountains is particularly notable as this frequency suffers from severe atmospheric losses due to an oxygen molecular resonance that add to significant […]

Via the ARRL: FCC Turns Down Amateur Licensee’s Appeal

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) released on February 20, the FCC turned down an appeal by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, of Diamond Springs, California, of an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) dismissal of Crowell’s amateur radio license renewal application. Chief ALJ Richard L. Sippel, ruled in 2018 that Crowell “failed to prosecute his application […]

Via the ARRL: 2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop Issues Call for Abstracts

The 2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop will be held May 4 – 6 at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, California. The planning team has announced a call for abstracts. All abstract and poster applications should be submitted using the online submission form on the conference website by Friday, January 10, 2020. via American Radio Relay […]

Via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network Employed to Monitor California Wildfires

Two separate groups took advantage of the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) to monitor wildfires in California. The Mariposa Area Amateur Radio Organization (MAARO) used the Amateur Radio mesh to stream — via microwave — video from the Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park. The Pleasant Valley Amateur Radio Club (PVARC) employed the AREDN mesh to stream video […]

Via the ARRL: Report Causes Concern and Confusion in California’s Amateur Radio Ranks

By all credible and reliable accounts, the State of California has not turned its back on Amateur Radio as an emergency communication resource nor have established repeater owners been asked to remove their equipment from state-owned sites unless they pay sizeable fees. The California controversy, inflamed by a viral YouTube video, stemmed from a California […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1079

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1079 Release Date: November 2, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:09:43 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1079 Trending headlines […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1078

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1078 Release Date: October 26, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:22:06 Download […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1077

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1077 Release Date: October 19, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:33:06 Download […]

Via the ARRL: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club Assisting in Restoring Fire-Damaged Repeaters

The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) Disaster Recovery Program for the 2018 Carr and Camp Fires has made a $1,000 grant to the California Amateur Radio Linking Association (CARLA) toward the cost of rebuilding one of its destroyed sites. The CARLA network of repeaters provides coverage across California and Western Nevada to provide reliable […]

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1065

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1065 Release Date: July 27, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:05:07 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1065 Trending […]

via the ARRL: ARES Responds to Early July Earthquakes and Aftershocks in Southern California

On the morning of July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the California High Desert, with its epicenter near Trona in the Searles Valley, not far from Ridgecrest, population roughly 29,000. ARES volunteer Jerry Brooks, KK6PA, activated the Eastern Kern County ARES Net, and, as members assessed their own situations and were able to participate, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1063

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1063 Release Date: July 13, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:06:57 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1063 Trending […]

via the ARRL: Report: California Earthquakes Disrupted HF Propagation on West Coast

British Columbia radio amateur Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW, said that an Independence Day magnitude 6.4 earthquake in California’s Mojave Desert and multiple aftershocks negatively affected HF propagation on the US west coast. Schwarz, who maintains the “RF Seismograph” and has drawn a correlation between earthquake activity and HF band conditions, said the radio disruption began at around […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1057

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1057 Release Date: June 1, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Fred Fittee, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1056

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1056 Release Date: May 25, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:18:33 Download […]

PODCAST: This Week in amateur Radio #1047

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1047 Release Date: March 23, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:09:09 Download […]

via the ARRL: FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case

An FCC Enforcement Bureau Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NoUO) issued last fall to a California Technician-class licensee for alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz now has been upgraded to a Notice of Violation (NoV) that cites violations of the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. The March 15 NoV sent to Daryl Thomas, KE6MWS, of Carmichael, also specifically acknowledges Thomas as […]