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Emergency communication tower destroyed near Oregon coast Authorities say an emergency communication tower near the Oregon coast has been destroyed, causing over $60,000 in damag. OS BAY, Ore. - Authorities say an emergency communication tower near the Oregon coast has been destroyed, causing over $60,000 in damage.

Spot Light on a Radio Operator - KH6JB This week we spotlight John Bonewitz, KH6JB. I received my General license in July of 2016, and my Extra Class license in October 2016 while I was living in Missoula, Montana. My Elmer Bruce was incredibly helpful in getting me on the air. My first call sign was KI7FUT.

5H3CA & 5H3RRC - Mafia Island, AF-054 Elena, RC5A and Yuri, RM0F will be active from Mafia Island, AF-054 during September 29 to October 5, 2019. QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB. QSL via RC5A.

How To Be a Ham Radio Operator in Southern MN. Start up costs can fairly cheap.

Amateur Radio "Field Day" to Focus on Skill, Service & Science Amateur Radio "Field Day" to Focus on Skill,… - Middletown, RI - Annual North American test of "communications resiliency" to attract more than 20,000 participants. Local club operating in Portsmouth.

Albemarle Amateur Radio Club's Field Day is This Weekend - Michael Rein Michael Rein of Albemarle Amateur Radio Club talks with Les Sinclair about the 24-hour continuous event happening this weekend. More info at

Radio Amateurs in India Support Emergency Communication during Cyclone Vayu At the request of authorities in India's Gujarat Province, Rajesh Vagadia, VU2EXP, and his niece Shyama Vagadia, VU3WHG, deployed on June 12 to Porbandar to offer emergency communication support in the event the Category 3 Cyclone Vayu struck Gujarat.

Historic Trans-Atlantic contact made on 144 MHz A historic contact was made on Sunday the 16th June 2019 when the Atlantic was spanned for the first time on 144 MHz. D41CV on Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa managed to work FG8OJ in Guadeloupe on 144.174 MHz using the FT8 digital mode.The distance was an incredible 3,867 kms.

Amateur Radio Field Day set for June 22 - 23 at the civic center Members of the Red River Valley Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22 - 23, at Love Civic Center. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio.

LAARC Hosts National Amateur Radio Field Day At North Mesa Picnic Grounds June 22-23 National Amateur Radio Field Day June 22-23. LAARC News:. More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across North America will be operating noon Saturday to noon Sunday in order to make radio contacts during this 24-hour event.

Amateur radio Field Day event set in Seven Hills: Sun Postings On the job: Parma resident William Scheffler of Parma was hired by The Illuminating Co. after he graduated from the utility worker training program at Cuyahoga Community College. Scheffler was among 24 graduates in the third class since FirstEnergy Corp.

9G5W - Ghana S50A, S50R, S51DS, S51DS, S51TC, S51ZJ, S54W and S57UN will be active from Kokrobite, Ghana as 9G5W during November 16-27, 2019. Participation in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via S54W, LoTW, Club Log. Website Greetings friends of the 9G5W, I congratulate you for your Dxpedition happy Christmas 2017 until soon 73s YV5HNJ.

HAM radio club hosts field day Saturday members of Carson Valley's Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association will participate in Field Day 2019 and make as many contacts as they can throughout North America in a 24-hour period. This annual event, sponsored by the Amateur Radio Relay League, prepares HAMs to assist during disasters.

Ham Radio Field Day When: Sat., June 22, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Phone: 541-318-0026Email: [email protected]: Ham radio stations will be built and then operated to test emergency communication skills. Paulina Lakes Road and E. Paulina Lakes Road, La Pine La Pine OR 97759 var myStart = jQuery.attr == "sortSelect" ?

VHF/UHF Omni Antenna for SOTA Use For Summits On The Air, I've been using just the VHF/UHF ham bands, with the 2m band being the most popular. For most activations, I use a 3-element Arrow II yagi antenna that has a gain of about 6 dBd. Sometimes that extra gain makes the difference between completing a contact or not.

ARRL Offers "What is Amateur Radio?" Video and PowerPoint Presentation ARRL has produced and is making available the downloadable video, "What is Amateur Radio?" to use at club meetings and at public events, including ARRL Field Day, June 22 - 23. A PowerPoint version is also available for members to download.

Weekly Propagation Summary - 2019 Jun 17 16:10 UTC Here is this week's space weather and geophysical report, issued 2019 Jun 17 0339 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 10 - 16 June 2019. Solar activity was at very low levels. No sunspots were observed on the visible disk and there was an absence of significant flare activity.

My journey to FT8 ! Actually, I hated FT8 without ever trying it. Sounds crazy I know, but in my head I had already decided this mode was like having a QSO via Skype, or similar.

Man Dies in Susquehanna County HAM Radio Tower Collapse Pennsylvania State Police have not released the name of a 62-year-old Union Dale man who died when an Amateur Radio tower he was servicing fell in Susquehanna County. Authorities say the accident happened at around 2 p.m. June 14 on State Route 2069 in Gibson Township.

Suffolk RED BBQ Social Suffolk RED Chair Sarah 2E0ISJ reports there will be an Amateur Radio BBQ Social at the Foxhall W-T Building, Kesgrave, IP10 0AH over the weekend of July 13-14 All are welcome at a Suffolk RED event, whether you are just starting out in the hobby, taking your Foundation licence or long established and looking for something new to try.

Fayette County Amateur Radio Field Day demonstrates science, skill, and service Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at The Ridge Nature Area, 415 Burch Road in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Pella Amateur Radio Club Hosts Great Plains Super Launch Event Pella Amateur Radio Club Hosts Great Plains Super Launch Event.

EPL Club In £13m Bid For Arsenal Midfield Target Premier League club West Ham United have moved closer to the signing of one of the midfield targets with Arsenal after Spanish club Eibar accepted a £13m bid for Joan Jordan. This is according to Sky Sports who also confirmed that Spanish La Liga giants Valencia have had a £13m bid accepted for the 24-year-old.

Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club Celebrates A Weekend Of Radio Science With Field Day FAIR LAWN, NJ - Members of the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, beginning Saturday, June 22nd at 2PM and ending Sunday, June 23rd at 1PM. The venue will be Memorial Park, Avenue of Heroes / Berdan Avenue in Fair Lawn.

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