Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 19, 2011

YUCAIPA: Ham-radio club to discuss new program (The Press-Enterprise)
The Yucaipa Valley Amateur Radio Club will host a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday about a new ham-radio program at the Veterans Administration hospital in Loma Linda.

East Texans become trained "storm spotters" (KTRE-TV Lufkin)
LUFKIN, TX Teachers, parents, even your next door neighbor could be the best defense when a storm hits East Texas.
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.

Bill Preis (K9KE) -Silent Key

Friday March 18, 2011



Bill Preis (K9KE) well known ham in the greater St. Louis and Illinois area passed away today.  Bill was the operator of the huge repeater system in Godfrey, IL. The K9KE system in Godfrey operated on 10 Meters, 6 Meters, 2 Meters, 220 and 440. In addition, K9KE was trustee of the Gillespie repeater on 145.290 MHz.  Bill’s website:  http://www.k9ke.net/  

Arrangements are incomplete but will be forwarded when available.

KC0SDV for SLSRC
www.slsrc.org

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 18, 2011

In Brief, March 18 (Home - Redlands Daily Facts)
Redlands City Council members will continue their Coffee with the Council community meetings from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Stell Coffee & Tea.
Blunt in favor of spectrum change (Springfield News Leader)
Washington -- In a conversation with reporters Thursday, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said he supports the House bill that would reallocate certain radio frequencies to public safety, but he warned that lawmakers must think carefully about how much spectrum they set aside.
USB Stick Software-Defined Radio (Radio World)
How would you like to own a software-defined radio , capable of demodulating any signal-with the proper software-that fits within an 80 kHz bandwidth between 64 MHz and 1,700 MHz? This week AMSAT-UK announced availability of its FUNcube Dongle, a USB device about the size of a TV USB tuner stick that offers just that capability.

Unorthodox links to the internet: Signalling dissent
Unorthodox links to the internet: Signalling dissent (The Economist)
WITH a tin can, some copper wire and a few dollars' worth of nuts, bolts and other hardware, a do-it-yourselfer can build a makeshift directional antenna.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 16, 2011

Protect disaster radio system (Springfield News Leader)
We are approaching the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Within the first weeks -- if not days -- of the attacks it was apparent that the lack of a common communications system was causing confusion among first responders.
Charlie-Mackie.jpg (Penninsula News Review)
Charlie Mackie, relaxing and enjoying the view of the Salish Sea from his North Saanich sunroom, much different from his days spent as a CGTAS Wireless Operator during the war.
This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week (Rushville Republican)
The American Red Cross along with the National Weather Service, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Public Safety Commission, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, and the amateur radio community is participating in Severe Weather Preparedness week March 13 to 19, 2011.
Ice and wind attack topples communications tower (Canada)
A major communications tower on Mount Washington has collapsed. It was toppled by a combination of heavy ice forming on the steel lattice and strong winds.
Weather spotter team training Wednesday night in Henderson (Courierpress)
The local Emergency Management Agency will be offering a weather spotter team training seminar Wednesday night.
Young Ham of the Year is 12 (Beacon News)
James Martin, a 12-year-old from North Aurora, was named Young Ham of the Year by the Fox River Radio League, an organization that was established in 1924 as a resource to amateur radio operators in the Fox Valley area.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 15, 2011

Fair Lawn students talk to orbiting ... (Montclair Times Community Online)
Students and amateur radio operators in the gymnasium at Fair Lawn High School talking via radio with the International Space Station.
MO Headlines: Monday, March 14 (Fired Up! Missouri)
Springfield Rep. Billy Long is co-sponsoring a bill in the U.S. Congress that ham radio enthusiasts and others say jeopardizes a system they say is a vital part of emergency communications plans across the country.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 14, 2011

Radio club often eyes, ears of weather service (El Paso Times)
Ham radio operator Sean Gardner makes contact with someone near Seattle during a visit Wednesday to the Sun City Amateur Radio Club headquarters in Northeast El Paso.

Nevada Ham Radio Operators Contact Japan
Nevada Ham Radio Operators Contact Japan (KOLO-TV Reno)
If you're having trouble getting in touch with friends or family in Japan, a local group of Ham radio operators may be able to help.
Disaster Preparedness Thoughts from Near Tornado Alley (Market Power)
The Japanese earthquake has got many thinking about disaster preparedness. Glenn Reynolds links to one of his Popular Mechanics columns about preparing for disasters.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 13, 2011

Ham radio operators are upset over bill (Springfield News Leader)
Washington -- Springfield Rep. Billy Long is co-sponsoring a bill in the U.S. Congress that ham radio enthusiasts and others say jeopardizes a system they say is a vital part of emergency communications plans across the country.

From Pollachi, students reach out to astronauts
From Pollachi, students reach out to astronauts (The Hindu)
Makes history:Students of Sri Krishna Vithyaalayam Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pollachi, talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station through Ham radio on Saturday.
The Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School ... (Cape Gazette)
The Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School will present the Delmarva Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo at Sussex Technical High School at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, April 16.