NWS Spring 2007 Newsletter Published

The spring 2007 edition of In the Clear, the National Weather Service – San Joaquin Valley/Hanford Office, weather spotter newsletter has been published.

With Chris Stachelski as the new editor/focal point the newsletter contains some interesting articles on staff and area weather conditions. It is an interesting read for those who are severe weather spotters and for the public in general.

You can veiw the current newsletter and previous issues at .

SK: Jack Rogers AD6RP

Mr. Rogers passed away on February 20th and services were held for him at the YLC Church. Mr. Rogers was married to Hazel Marie (Langley) Rogers, originally from Loganville, Georgia.

Jack retired in 2000 as a communications Specialist with the Department of Defense at the Defense Manpower Center, Monterey Bay, California. He also was a retired HMC(AC) in the United States Navy.

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Santa Maria Swapfest

Santa Maria Radio Swapfest 

The Satellite Amateur Radio Club, W6AB

Saturday June 16th, 2007 – 8:00 am.

Santa Maria Elks Lodge parking lot
1309 North Bradley Road.

Take Highway 101 to the Donovan Road exit in Santa Maria. Go one-half block west
on Donovan Road to North College Drive, turn left onto College Drive, and go one-half
block south to North Bradley Drive. Turn left onto Bradley Drive and follow it east and
then south to the Elks Lodge.

Swap Tables, Contests, T-Hunts, Games, andmany drawing prizes.
Admission and Parking is FREE
Swap Table Space or Tailgate Permit $ 15.00

(661) 872-1557


Talk-in on 145.140 – (131.8)

Idaho Radio Buffs Launch and Track High-Altitude Balloon

By Cassidy Friedman, Times-News writer
Times News, MagicValley.com

TWIN FALLS – The elephant-sized white balloon bucked wildly in Saturday morning’s west winds.

Seven men anchored the helium-filled sphere in a field at 9 a.m. Saturday northwest of the Washington Street North College Road intersection near the College of Southern Idaho campus.

The balloon was on a course of no return: High above Magic Valley it would capture video and photo images for the group of amatuer radio operators.

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Kenwood Announces Dual bander TM-V71 Series

Kenwood Corporation

New Product Announcement

Kennwood announces 144/430 (440) MHz FM Dual bander TM-V71 Series, compatible with EchoLink® radio VoIP system, enabling communications with all amateur radio operators around the world

Kenwood Corporation (President and CEO: Haruo Kawahara, Head Office: Hachioji, Tokyo) will start marketing sequentially from the end of May (June) a new FM mobile transceiver: the 144/430 (440) MHz FM Dual bander TM-V71 Series. The TM-V71 Series features enhanced basic functions, such as 1,000 memory channels, vertical reversal of the front panel, compatibility with 50W transmission output, and support for EchoLink*1, which boasts an large number of users of VoIP*2 amateur radio systems worldwide.

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Dayton Hamvention

by Lisa A. Bernard, Staff Writer
Dayton Daily News

Radio Enthusiasts Convene at Hara

TROTWOOD — From state-of-the-art electronics to relic ham radios and parts, it’s anyone’s guess what you’ll find at Hamvention — the annual amateur radio operator convention held at Hara Arena.

Organized by volunteers of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, the convention is the world’s largest ham radio gathering — with more than 20,000 people expected to turn out.

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Ham Operators are a Cut Above the Rest

The Times of India

In the time of Internet and cellphones, ham radio is closer to heritage than technology. But this ancient means of radio communication is, against all expectations, fascinating the young. They are joining ham groups in impressive numbers.

Like this group of 12 fans who have gathered in a flat on a lazy Sunday. These are the members of The Mumbai Amateur Radio Society. There is visible excitement on their faces. They have just made their first contact of the day with a person who has an Italian call sign (identification code), but is currently in Saudi Arabia. The contact’s call sign is IT9ESW, a language these people understand.

Eighteen-year-old Bhoumik Shah, a science undergraduate, is trying to listen into the conversation between IT9ESW and MARS, which has 220 members of whom 40 are in the age group of 15 to 21. A ham radio operator is an amateur who uses advanced equipment to communicate with other enthusiasts around the world.

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