QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 14 ARLB014 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 9, 2015 To all radio amateurs
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The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress
“The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015? – H.R.1301 – has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The [...]
A Ham’s Night before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town, The snowstorm was raging, the phone lines were down; The wind it did howl, the tree limbs did crack, I hope that St. Nick isn’t forced to turn back.
XYL making cookies, the [...]
This is from Bill Anderson of the Rogue Valley Manor Amateur Radio Club (RVMARC):
“The Rogue Valley Manor has installed a new DSTAR repeater system, KG7FOJ operating on mode “B”, on 444.650 Mhz (no PL). This repeater is operational and open for use by the local hams. It is not yet connected to [...]
Though you’ll certainly want to take a few hours for the RVARC Annual Christmas Potluck (starts at 6:00p on the 14th), you could devote the rest of the weekend on 10 meters making QSOs in ARRL’s annual 10-Meter Contest. With the hoped-for second peak of the current solar cycle, the band openings could be [...]
From the http://funcube.org.uk site:
We are delighted to be able to reproduce the formal email received here this afternoon at Bletchley Park, informing us that the FUNcube-1 spacecraft can now be referred to as AO-73.
To: Mr Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG and Mr Jim Heck G3WGM
From: William Tynan, W3XO
Congratulations on the successful launch [...]
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No, this has nothing to do with hunting, golf, or multiband antennas. In his much-revered novel, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig wrote of “gumption traps”–those psychological pits into which one can fall in the steps between intention and completion. One’s gumption to move forward gets caught by sometimes-minor realities. Here’s three [...]
Does size matter? Actually I’ve always found that saying (and its derivatives) to be bad taste, at least when used gratuitously. In this case though, it’s irresistable. In trolling the web for advice on how to resurrect an old rig, I read one glowing endorsement of Deoxit after another. Indispensable! Magic! A gift of [...]
I thought I’d kick off this news section with the first installment of my account of troubleshooting, refurbishing, cleaning, and aligning my latest acquisition–a Yaesu FT-101EX.
Yes, it was an eBay purchase. I paid a good but not fabulous price, and it looked to be in excellent shape. Relatively dust and dirt free inside, no [...]
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