Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 12, 2011

Communication from another generation (Marshall Independent)
A chance encounter while showing goats at a 1960s county fair in Iowa led Duane Wyatt to the discovery of amateur radio, a discovery he now hopes to pass on to a new generation.
Wins and Fails This Week in Geek v 17 (Forever Geek)
I'm up in arms over ham radio legislation and BioWare's back-ends, while Australia's up in arms over cyberwarfare and nobody in particular seems upset about the massive onslaught of Star Trek in Discovery's final voyage.
Distance Made the Ear Grow Fonder (Radio World)
Many readers responded passionately to Jim Withers' story " AM Radio: My First Real Love " a few issues back.
My HorizonsFAMILY Tales from Nyc (American Reporter)
One great aspect of a job that requires traveling is the opportunity to visit with family and friends who live in the area.

ARLD010 DX news

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ARLD010 DX news

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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 10  ARLD010
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  March 10, 2011
To all radio amateurs

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ARLD010 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NC1L, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, DXNL, INDX, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks
to all.

LESOTHO, 7P.  Wayne, W5KDJ and Frosty, K5LBU will be QRV as 7P8KDJ
and 7P8CF, respectively, from the Trading Post Guesthouse from March
11 to 21.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and PSK with two stations active simultaneously.  QSL direct to home
calls.

BAHRAIN, A9.  David, A92GE has been active on 12 meters around
1500z.  QSL to home call.

MOROCCO, CN.  Mathieu, MJ0ASP will be QRV as CN2MR from Marrakech
from March 14 to 21.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW,
with most activity on the newer bands.  QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Operators from the CW-Philippines group are QRV as
DZ1P from the Polillo Islands, IOTA OC-091, until March 13.  QSL via
4F1OZ.

FRANCE, F.  The Council of Europe radio club is active as TP50CE
until March 13 and then again on March 18.  QSL via F5LGF.

ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON, FP.  Allan, W6HGF will be QRV as FP/W6HGF
from Miquelon, IOTA NA-032, from March 14 to 22.  Activity will be
on 160 to 10 meters using mainly RTTY and other digital modes.  QSL
to home call.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI.  John, KL7JR and Claire, WL7MY are QRV as
HI3/KL7JR and HI3/WL7MY, respectively, from Hispaniola Island, IOTA
NA-096, until June.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB.  QSL
both calls via KL7JR.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Don, W5FKX, Jim, N5HZ, Dave, W5XU, and Mike, W5ZPA
are QRV as PJ2/home calls from Signal Point Station until March 17.
Activity is on all bands and modes.  QSL to home calls.

MOUNT ATHOS, SV/A.  Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A has been active using RTTY
on 12 meters around 1500z.  QSL direct to home call.

CAMEROON, TJ.  Special event station TJ3FC is QRV until March 30 in
celebration of the 51st anniversary of Francophone.  QSL via F5LGE.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Halford, K5MV is QRV as V4/K5MV from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, until March 17.  Activity is holiday style on
160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Special event callsign V521NAM is QRV in celebration
of the 21st anniversary of the independence of the country and the
beginning of the Namibian Amateur Radio League.  QSL via V51NAM.

BRUNEI, V8.  Kanzi, JA4ENL is QRV as V85NL until March 14.  QSL to
home call.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, VP2V.  Peter, G3PHO is QRV as VP2V/G3PHO
from Tortola Island, IOTA NA-023, until March 18.  Activity is on
160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  This includes being an entry in
the RSGB Commonwealth CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, VU4.  Some members of the Amateur Radio
Society of India plan to be QRV as VU4PB from the capital of Port
Blair from March 15 to 31.  Activity will be with up to four
stations on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY and EME on 6 meters.
QSL direct via W3HNK.

VIET NAM, XV.  Yannick, XV4Y is QRV from the Mekong Delta in the
south of Vietnam.  Activity is mainly on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters
from 0700 to 0900z and then 1300 to 1500z.  QSL direct via OK1DOT.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The North American RTTY Sprint, RSGB
Commonwealth CW Contest, AWA John Rollins Memorial CW DX Contest,
QRP CW Fox Hunt, HA3NS Sprint Memorial CW Contest, AGCW QRP CW
Contest, ARCI HF Grid Square CW Sprint, EA PSK31 Contest, Idaho QSO
Party, SKCC Weekend CW Sprint, UBA Spring CW Contest, Nova Scotia
ARA Contest and Wisconsin QSO Party will certainly keep contesters
busy this weekend.  NAQCC-EU Monthly CW Sprint is scheduled for
March 14.  The CLARA HF Contest is scheduled for March 15.  The QRP
CW Fox Hunt and RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship are scheduled for
March 16.  The NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint is scheduled for
March 17.  Please see March QST, page 86 and the ARRL and WA7BNM
contest web sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

Friday, March 11, 2011

Oregon ARES/RACES Emergency Net

Oregon ARES/RACES emergency net is operating on 3964 KHz

Japan Emergency Centre of Activity frequencies

The IARU Region III (Japan) Emergency Centre of Activity frequencies are 3600, 7110, 7130, 14230, 14300, 18160, 21230, and 21360 kHz.

Japan, NHK World/Radio Japan

Japan, NHK World/Radio Japan
All times UTC
broadcast daily unless otherwise indicated

English
0500-0530 5975eu 6110na 9770af 15205as 17810as
1000-1030 9605as 9625pa 9840pa 11780as
1200-1230 6120na 9625pa 9790eu
1200-1300 9695as
1300-1330 9875as
1400-1430 5955as 9875as 21560af
(Alexey Zinevich, Bulgaria/BCDX 986/Top News)

Source:
Monitoring Times Shortwave Central Blog - 03/11/2011

Japanese Earthquake Communications

Japanese Defense aircraft being heard on 6751 KHz
Other quake related comms noted on 2182 KHz, 2670 KHz, 5673 KHz, 5680
KHz, 6727 KHz and 6742 KHz

Ham Radio - News March 11, 2011

Ham Operators Fight Spectrum Grab - Insist New Emergency Bill Gobbles Up Helpful Ham Spectrum (Broadbandreports)
The folks over at the The American Radio Relay League direct our attention to the fact that Rep.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 10, 2011

Edmond Lipinski (The Intelligencer)
LIPINSKI, Edmond, 84, of Glen Dale, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Wheeling Hospital.
Amateur Radio licensing to be held March 12 (Reno Gazette-Journal)
STAGECOACH--A testing session for Amateur Radio Licenses will be held on March 12, Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and testing will be held at about noon.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Authorities ID Man That Died On Top of Tower

OAK PARK, Mich. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- A bizarre scene Tuesday at a broadcast transmitting tower in Oak Park, Michigan.

http://www.tv20detroit.com/home/Man-Dies-On-Top-of-Tower-117596053.html

Ham Radio - News March 9, 2011

Evan Feinstein Is Ready for Danger (Calabasas Patch)
Sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Areas of north winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph becoming 10 to 20 mph by afternoon.

Ham Radio - News March 9, 2011

Evan Feinstein Is Ready for Danger (Calabasas Patch)
Sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Areas of north winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph becoming 10 to 20 mph by afternoon.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 8, 2011

Carleton H. Gray (The Free Lance-Star)
Carleton H. Gray, 100, entered into eternal rest at Greenfield of Fredericksburg on Friday, March 4, 2011.
My HorizonsFAMILY Tales from Nyc (American Reporter)
One great aspect of a job that requires traveling is the opportunity to visit with family and friends who live in the area.
Ides of March Hamfest (The Leaf Chronicle)
Come see how rewarding amateur radio can be! For further information contact Bob K9IL@arrl.net ; Glenn n4mj@yahoo.com ; or see the complete announcement at www.reelfootarc.com .
News to Yous (Santa Barbara Independent)
Arts Celebration is set to take place on Sunday, June 5, in Libbey Park, and the Ojai Arts Commission wants you to help design the promo material.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 7, 2011

Sheffield Amateur Radio Club provide hands-on experience (Sheffield Telegraph)
SHEFFIELD'S Amateur Radio club will provide hands on experience throughout National Science Week.
Tajik ruling party to begin party-controlled radio station (MT Shortwave Central)
Welcome to the Shortwave Central blog. Here you will find broadcast, amateur radio, clandestine and pirate information including loggings, QSLs tips, and last-minute news.
pirate radio logs (MT Shortwave Central)
Welcome to the Shortwave Central blog. Here you will find broadcast, amateur radio, clandestine and pirate information including loggings, QSLs tips, and last-minute news.
MV Baltic Radio announces test (MT Shortwave Central)
Welcome to the Shortwave Central blog. Here you will find broadcast, amateur radio, clandestine and pirate information including loggings, QSLs tips, and last-minute news.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 6, 2011

Agencies responding to explosion pleased (Salem News)
The local agencies that responded to the natural gas pipeline explosion near Dungannon were pleased for the most part with their performance, according to a preliminary assessment.
A few things worth mentioning (Coshocton Tribune)
Here are some of the highlights of this week. Thumbs up: • To Dresden Elementary School sixth-grader Ryan Harris for receiving a perfect score to earn his Federal Communications Commission Element 2 Amateur Radio License.