Category: General

via the ARRL: Dayton Hamvention Update – Friday

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 […]

via the ARRL: ARRL to Leverage Social Media for Hamvention Coverage

ARRL will be taking to social media from Hamvention®, when the show gets under way on May 19 from its new venue, the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. The ARRL Hamvention team will be posting updates, observations and videos, and may even do live shots via Facebook Live video. “This will […]

via the ARRL: Driving to Hamvention? Take a 2-Meter Radio Along; Car Pool, if Possible

Hamvention® organizers say those planning to drive to Hamvention 2017 at its new location at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, should take along a 2-meter radio and be ready to use it, in order to make their arrival safer and easier. Gary Mullins, K8UW — chair of the Talk-In Committee […]

Nominations Open for AMSAT-NA Board of Directors

It’s time to nominate candidates for the upcoming AMSAT-NA Board of Directors election. Four directors’ terms expire this year — Barry Baines, WD4ASW; Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, and Bob McGwier, N4HY. In addition, up to two Alternates may be elected for 1-year terms. A valid nomination requires either one member society or five […]

No more online sale of wireless radios (India)

Decision comes from Centre as unlicensed equipment could leave law enforcement agencies vulnerable. Following a complaint by a group of ham radio operators that wireless equipment being sold online on e-commerce sites can pose a serious national security threat, the union Telecommunications ministry has now ordered the ecommerce websites to stop selling wireless equipments online […]

via HACKADAY: Measuring Capacitors at the Birth of Rock and Roll

The late 1950s [Bill Haley], [Elvis Presley], and [Little Richard] were building a new kind of music. Meanwhile, electronic hobbyists were building their own gear from Heathkit. A lot of that gear shows you how far we’ve come in less than a century. [Jeff Tranter’s] YouTube channel is a great way to look at a […]

Postcard brings memories, friendship for Hattiesburg men (Pennsylvania)

Pine Belt residents Hugh Garraway and Bob Helfrich shared a common bond from many years ago, but neither realized it until Garraway found a postcard when going through his old ham radio equipment. The date was March 27, 1964. It was Good Friday. Helfrich, a boy of 10, was living in Yakutat, Alaska. Garraway, a […]

Emergency Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio Operators

More Americans than ever have been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as amateur radio operators, and those in the know say that emergency communications is driving their passion to be “hams.” “There has been a tremendous amount of interest in emergency preparedness since 9/11 and Katrina, and this is true for the amateur radio […]

FBI Part Of Investigation Into Dallas Outdoor Warning Siren System (Texas)

City of Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax wants residents to know there won’t be a repeat of this weekend’s siren debacle. “I am confident the fixes we put in place this weekend ensure we will not be compromised again,” he said Monday morning in reference to steps to protect the city’s Emergency Alert Outdoor Warning […]

New Bands! FCC Issues Amateur Radio Service Rules for 630 Meters and 2,200 Meters

It’s been a long time coming, but the Amateur Service will get two new bands in the near future. The FCC on March 28 adopted rules that will allow secondary Amateur Radio access to 472-479 kHz (630 meters) and to 135.7-137.8 kHz (2,200 meters), with minor conditions. The FCC Report and Order (R&O) spells out […]

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