Mid-Atlantic VHF Conference – September 27-29, Bensalem, PA
The Mid-Atlantic VHF Conference will be held the weekend of September 27-28-29, 2013 at the InnPlace Hotel in Bensalem, PA.
Please submit your Papers and Presentations
- Special Early Bird pricing $40 for Conference includes hospitality, conference, proceedings disc, snacks and pizza lunch Sat.
- Banquet $40 per person.
- Door prize tickets only for sign-up to both conference & banquet
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The online registration for the 2013 Central States VHF Society Conference is now available. The 2013 Conference will be held near Chicago at the Elk Grove Village, IL, Holiday Inn from Thursday July 25th until Sunday July 28. This year’s Conference location allows for free Hotel transportation to and from the Chicago-O’Hare Airport and has easy access from major interstate routes.
Activities begin with onsite check-in and registration Thursday afternoon with the offering of a trip to the Schaumburg Boomer’s baseball game at 5PM. Friday morning’s activities feature the Antenna Range (144MHz-24Ghz) measurements, Rover Row, Dish Display and Noise Figure Measurement Contest.
In addition to the world-class technical presentations on topics about activity on the amateur bands VHF/UHF and above; this year’s conference will feature a return of the free-admission “VHF-101″ introductory session on Saturday Morning !
For a up-to-date schedule of events please check the Central States VHF Society website at; http://www.csvhfs.org/2013conference/agenda.html
SK – John McGraw AE6QR 1935-2013
John Anthony McGraw – AE6QR, 78, of Fresno became a Silent Key Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
John was a fixture at many amateur radio groups around the Clovis/Fresno Area. As a member he attended the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers club meetings and when not assisting with Public Service events, was often heard telling stories of his adventures as a charter bus driver.
Yuba Sutter Amateur Radio Club 1st Annual Hamfest
The YSARC 1st Annual ARRL sanctioned Hamfest will be held June 1st. Please see the attached flyer for information. If anyone desires to pre-register for a space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast served by the American Legion ($5.00) Handicap parking, prizes.
April 24, 2013
Florida Man Cited for Causing Harmful Interference to Radio Amateurs
The FCC has issued a Citation and Order to Ruben D. Lopez Jr of Pomona Park, Florida. The Citation, issued April 23, is in response to several complaints about a well pump at Lopez’s residence that was acting as an incidental radiator and causing harmful interference to local radio amateurs.
In July 2010 and February 2011, the FCC received complaints from radio amateurs regarding interference on the MF and HF Amateur Radio bands. Upon investigation, the FCC found that a well pump at Lopez’s residence was causing the interference, and advised Lopez of the complaints and of the rules regarding interference to licensed radio services. The FCC instructed Lopez to resolve any interference.
April 19, 2013
FCC Rules Against Hams in BPL Decision
The FCC has upheld its Broadband over Power Line rules and rejected an appeal from ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, formerly known as the American Radio Relay League.
The commission said its previous decisions regarding BPL strike the right balance between the need to provide Access BPL technology, which has potential implications for broadband and “smart grid” users, while protecting incumbent radio services against harmful interference.
CARP Transmitter Hunt Saturday May 11, 2013
Come on out to the T-Hunt, we always have a lot of fun. Remember the more you hunt, the better you will get!
Hunt Frequency will be 146.565 MHz. Tom N6MQG and Steve N6JXL will be the fox for this hunt.
This hunt will be starting at the Park and Ride at Highway 180 and McCall and will start at 10:00 am so arrive early to sign in. Note the start location.
March of Dimes March for Babies 2013 – Communications Volunteers Needed
Saturday April 20, 2013. Time: 7:00am to ~12 Noon
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops, carts and event coordinator.
~15+ communications volunteers.