Tag: Iowa

via the ARRL: Former ARRL Headquarters Staff Member John Nelson, K0IO (ex-W1GNC), SK

Former HQ staffer John Nelson, K0IO (ex-W1GNC), of Kellogg, Iowa, died on August 4. An ARRL Life Member, he was 72. Over his 25 years (1970 – 1995) on the Headquarters staff, Nelson served as circulation manager, deputy publications manager, and planning and financial analysis manager. He curated the former ARRL lobby display of vintage […]

Father & Son Hams Killed By Train In Iowa

It was a hobby that didn’t get old.  On weekends, Dave and Ethan Mortensen (KD0LYA & KD0IOL according to QRZ.com respectively) of Cedar Rapids would seek out a spot near railroad tracks where they could watch trains pass. “Ethan would watch trains, and my dad would read books,” older brother Jacob Mortsensen said. “He could watch trains […]

via the ARRL: ARES Helps Iowa Water Utility to Resolve RFI Issue

Des Moines (Iowa) Water Works (DMWW) uses secure radiotelemetry to monitor various remote-site parameters to alert staff to problems. Earlier this year, DMWW experienced periodic and sometimes total failure of the radio system. After no solution could be found, staff reached out to various resources, including the FCC. Polk County ARES also was brought in, and eight […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1048

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1048Release Date: March 30, 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 W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:11:23 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1048 Trending headlines […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1002

This Week in Amateur Radio #1002 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, May 12, 2018 This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:35:59 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1002 Trending […]

via the ARRL: Iowa National Guard Exercise Pushes Communications Interoperability Boundary

An Iowa National Guard exercise in late April for the first time saw the use of a common digital mode among military, Amateur Radio, and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) participants on the 60-meter interoperability channels. Military standard communications mode MilStd 188-110 was pressed into service to pass digital messages during Exercise Stable Mercury. Because Amateur Radio […]

UI sophomore reaching for the stars—and getting there (Iowa)

Hannah Gulick grew up wanting to be a writer. Then, while taking a project-based class during her sophomore year of high school in Spirit Lake, Iowa, she discovered astronomy. “I was put in the gym with a star dome and told to learn the constellations and about nebulas and asteroids,” the University of Iowa sophomore […]