Additional Amateur Radio-Related Petitions Now Open for Comment

The FCC has placed three Amateur Radio-related Petitions for Rule Making (PRMs) on public notice and has invited comments.

Jerry Oxendine, K4KWH, of Gastonia, North Carolina, wants the FCC to clarify that state and localities should have no authority to regulate Amateur Radio with respect to enacting “distracted driving” statutes. In his Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11833, Oxendine contends that such statutes violate FCC rules on scope and operation of equipment by licensees; violate the intent of the FCC and Congress with respect to Amateur Radio’s role in disasters, and hinders emergency operations using mobile equipment.

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Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station Set for April 1 – 2

Cosmonauts on the International Space Station will transmit slow-scan television (SSTV) images on April 1 – 2 as part of its International MAI-75 experiment, aimed at combining the efforts of universities and radio amateurs in Russia and the US to develop technology and technical tools that enable students to communicate and collaborate with cosmonauts and astronauts.

SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver. It’s expected that images will be transmitted using the PD-120 SSTV format. Transmissions are scheduled on both days from about 1400 to about 1900 UTC. Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia using the R4UAB WebSDR — Thanks to R4UAB

Source: ARRL.org

CARP Swap Meet March 23, 2019

Image from 2010 Swap Meet

Mark your calendars for March 23, 2019. The CARP Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet returns and at a new location. Keep a watch on the K6ARP.org website for more details as they come available. Please RSVP if you plan on selling.

Talk-in will be on the CARP repeater 147.675 – 141.3.

When

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where

Hunt Residence
8083 E Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93727-9518
(Olive/DeWolf)

Buyers/Sellers enter parking area off Olive Ave

Additional Seller Space across street

RSVP

Please fill out the RSVP form if you plan to sell.

CARP Items for Sale

BridgeCom Systems BCR-50V (136-174 MHz) VHF Repeater – $900

N6MTS Estate List

Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

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ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 15, 2019
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB009 Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

Those interested in posting brief comments on Petitions for
Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician
Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System
Express at, https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express .

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FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement

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ARRL Bulletin 10  ARLB010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 15, 2019
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB010 FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal

The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule
Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF
privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone
privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode
privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters.

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QRM.guru a new resource for amateurs from RASA

News Release

This is an innovative web delivered resource that allows amateurs to investigate, identify and hopefully resolve the most common issues that affect the hobby, that is increasing Interference.

Chris VK3QB one of the developers of this resource said, “For the first time and in one place, QRM.guru provides a coordinated set of resources and self-help for amateurs to find out about QRM issues and techniques in resolving them.”

The site is accessed by getting on line to QRM.guru/ and clicking “start here” along the top.

QRM.guru is a project of RASA and has been designed as a free resource for all, in the spirit that is Amateur Radio.

Please send questions or feedback to feedback@qrm.guru.

CARP Meeting – April 5, 2019

James K6JDM will be discussing the Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiner (VE) program. Come to the meeting to find out about the history, reasoning for and how to become a VE.

Date/Time

Friday April 5, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Location

Clovis Senior Activities Center Classroom
850 4th St
Clovis, CA 93612

Parachute Mobile – Mission 34 – Mar 16, 2019

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Parachute Mobile

Mission 34

Here is your opportunity to make a QSO with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.

For 9 years a small groups of hams, and a few skydivers who are also hams, have come together to bring you this fun, exciting, and unique way to make a ham radio contact. The skydiver will jump out of a plane from approximately 13,000 feet and deploy his canopy right away to utilize the altitude. Attached to the skydiver is a payload jam packed with amateur radio equipment. Not only will you be able to make 2 meter simplex contacts but you will also be able to track each skydiver via APRS but watch it all unfold from live steaming video.

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