Brian Webb, KD6NRP, in Ventura County, California is in the process of putting together a weekly astronomy/space discussion group (net) on ham radio beginning Sunday April 1, 2007.
Astronomy, astronmical observing, astronomical events, telescopes and accessories, solar-terrestrial interaction, non-military space activities, high altitude amateur balloons, high altitude amateur rockets, radio astronomy, etc.
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by James Careless
When amateur radio enthusiasts established the American Radio Relay League in 1914, Morse Code was king. Long-distance telephone calls were too expensive for the vast majority of Americans, and commercial broadcast radio didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t exist.
Continue reading ARRL Is Robust as It Nears 100
Titanic’s 95th Anniversary Commemorated With Transmission From Branson, Missouri
BRANSON, Mo., March 22 /PRNewswire/ — The World’s Largest TITANIC Museum Attraction (http://www.titanicbranson.com/) will host a special event amateur radio transmission from Branson, Missouri to Belfast, Ireland and other points across the globe April 14-15, 2007.
Ham operators stationed at the TITANIC Museum Attraction will transmit the news of the 95th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic using special event call sign W0S. Operators from Nixa, Missouri have permission from the FCC to transmit using this special call sign, which stands for “White Star,” the name of the company that built the Titanic. Radio operators in Belfast will use the actual call sign of the Titanic, GB6MGY.
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Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association monthly membership meetingÃ‚Â
Third Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 pm
(No meetings during summer months June-September)
Modesto Police Department
Northeast Area Substation Conference Room
3705 Oakdale Road
Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.
Turlock War Memorial
247 E Canal Dr
Turlock, CA 95380
(Corner of Palm St and Canal Dr.)
by Betty Fleming
The Daily Times – Salisbury, MD
When Joseph (Joe) Stormer, 62, was a child living on a dairy farm in Equinunk, Pa. and building crystal radios and Heathkits, he never dreamed that he’d be a licensed ham radio operator years later in his retirement, talking to people all over the world.
A college graduate with degrees in political science (BA) and public administration (MPA), Stormer also has a juris doctorate with distinction degree but never practiced law.
Instead, Stormer had a 36-year career in human resources in the federal government working for the personnel office of the Department of Defense. Twelve of those years were at the Pentagon in the office of the Secretary of Defense. He was also the human resources director of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration in the Department of Labor for two years. And, he served as a casualty affairs officer for the 9/11 families.
Continue reading Busy Retiree Still Enjoys Being a Ham
Technician and General License Training Courses
Sponsored by CARP
Tuesday evenings @ 7:00 pm.
(March 20-May 8)
Clovis Senior Center
850 Fourth Street
Ray Harkins, KB6LQV
Course study manuals are available from the W5YI Group. Follow the links below to order the manuals:
Technician Class Study Manual
General Class Study Manual
Please RSVP with Ray as soon as possible.
by Chauncey Alcorn
SanduskyRegister.com, Sandusky OH
MILAN – Dan Kovatch, 59, of Castalia, has been operating amateur, or Ã¢â‚¬Å“ham,Ã¢â‚¬Â radios from home for years, but this weekendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s broadcast at the Milan Historical Museum was different.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Q R Zed November India Eight Golf!,Ã¢â‚¬Â Kovatch said as his voice and signal were broadcast across the country. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is Dan operating from the Milan Historical society in Milan, Ohio, to commemorate the birth place of Thomas Edison.Ã¢â‚¬Â
SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s broadcast was the first official one for the Thomas Edison Memorial Radio Club, which was started in February 2006 by club president Jack Hubbard and secretary Dennis Sokol.
Continue reading Reaching Out with Ham Radio
by Tim Donnelly
Beaufort Gazette, Beaufort SC
While professional, state-of-the-art equipment will take center stage during the area’s recovery from a hurricane, an old hobbyist pastime just might come to the rescue if all else fails.
Hilton Head Island is joining a growing disaster preparation trend by installing amateur radios to use as a backup system if the multitude of other communications systems is knocked by a storm.
It’s the same system — ham radio — hobbyists around the world have used to talk to each other for almost 100 years. It’s also the same one that helped relay distress signals and emergency information during Hurricane Katrina and other disasters while other lines were down or jammed.
Continue reading Ham Radio to Supplement Storm Communications
by Alleen Lang
Tooele Transcript Bulletin Online, Tooele UT
Amateur radio enthusiasts have been on the cutting edge of communications for 100 years, and the hobby continues to thrive in Tooele County with new hams applying for licenses every year.
There are a lot of different hobbies within the hobby” of amateur radio, said Ray Riding, past president of the West Desert Amateur Radio Club.Electronics, communication, the science of radio waves and the good feelings of helping a community in need are aspects of the hobby drawing an enthusiastic following.
Amateur radio brought Dave Williams to his current profession as communications technician for the Tooele County Emergency Management program.
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