Mildura medium wave cw beacon will be off air for several months.


Required maintanence and antenna upgrade will keep popular beacon silent.

Source:  Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

 

The VK3FI 473 kHz cw beacon at Mildura in Western Victoria state will be off the air temporarily for maintenance and antenna upgrades.  According to VK3FI, the installation will include a new mast, new feeders, and the rack-mounting of equipment.  Once the improvements are made, the cw beacon should be a bit easier to copy.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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VK9X returns to the air.


Activity expected between late July and Early August 2014.

Source: Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

 

A Japanese team will activate  Christmas Island (VK9X) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9X) between late July and early August 2014.  According to the Southgate Amateur Radio Club, "Activity will be a holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, and PSK31."  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Liechtenstein operation set for mid-September 2014.


Activity will run from 13 to 20 September 2014.

Source:  Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

 

Kasimir (DL2SBY) will be on-air from Liechtenstein from 13 September to 20 September 2014.. Activity will be from 80-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY.  He will upload the log into ClubLog.  QSL via the Bureau or direct to DL2SBY.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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$5 LED DC Volt Meter video


of While at the SEAPAC Ham Radio Hamfest Randy Hall K7AGE bought a couple of $5 LED digital volt meters

Read the full Southgate News story… (Amateur Radio – $5 LED DC Volt Meter video: While at the SEAPAC Ham Radio Hamfest Randy Hall K…

Source: www.hamradiotoday.com

Check out htis video from Randy Hall (K7AGE) who used a couple of cheap LEDs bought at the recent SEAPAC conference to make a nifty LED digital volt meter.  Nice project. Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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FEMA Administrator Calls Ham Radio “Resilient” – ARRL


TAGS: amateur radio, amateur radio community, amateur radio operators, ARRL National Centennial, ARRL President Kay, Centennial Convention banquet, Connecticut Convention Center, disaster communication, disaster …

Source: www.arrl.org

The working relationship between the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was put on solid ground when FEMA Director Craig Fugate (KK4INZ) and ARRL President Kay Craigie (N3KN) signed a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 18 July 2014 at the ARRL Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut.  In signing the document, Fugate said, "Radio is one of the most resilient communications technologies we have…Amateur Radio can serve as a vital service in support of emergency responders and survivors during a disaster."  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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APRS RF Bluetooth Communications


This photo is of my Blackberry Z30 running APRSDroid, and they are communicating via Bluetooth with the tiny tnc you see attached to the back of the UV-3R.

Source: www.jerryclement.ca

Innovative and fascinating project by Jerry Clement (VE6AB). Jerry has an interesting site, loaded with excellent photographs and home brewed projects.  As you can gather from his site, Jerry chases storms and reports on local weather conditions for his province.  You can contact Jerry here:  stormchaser@shaw.ca.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Amateur Radio Contests Encourage Emergency Preparedness


100 years ago, amateur radio operators were in the early years of making wireless communication with people around the world.

Source: iowapublicradio.org

A nice written and audio package assembled by Iowa Public Radio reporter John  Pemble. Pemble visited the Story County Radio Club during the 2014 ARRL Field Day and came away with a new understanding of what "contesting" means.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em, contests prepare you to handle loads of traffic in a short period of time.  For me, Field Day provides all the contest excitement I need.  Somehow, I survive the 24-hour "send-a-thon".  I have a firm respect for contesters who can endure the stress and excitement without giving up.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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