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Free radio classes will help you ham it up on air - OregonLive.com

Free radio classes will help you ham it up on air - OregonLive.com | KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog | Scoop.it
Free radio classes will help you ham it up on air OregonLive.com In December 2007, hurricane-class winds pummeled the northern Oregon coast, dismantling power lines from Tillamook to Astoria, said Lynn Burrell, who works with Washington County's...
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A nice promotional article about amateur radio.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Wednesday July 10, ARISS ham radio contact with children's hospital in Vatican ... - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Wednesday July 10, ARISS ham radio contact with children's hospital in Vatican ... - Southgate Amateur Radio Club | KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog | Scoop.it
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Wednesday July 10, ARISS ham radio contact with children's hospital in Vatican City.
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I'm sure this opportunity to chat with astronauts on board the ISS will help boost morale of those hospitalized children.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Relief work: Ham Radio, Scouts and Guides join hands - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Relief work: Ham Radio, Scouts and Guides join hands
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These Ham radio operators are highly trained to pass messages in all weather conditions across the country.
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Amateur Radio operators in flood-ravaged areas of India have joined Boy and Girls Scouts in bringing relief to flood victims.  In some areas, Amateur Radio is the only means of getting health and welfare messages out of heavily damaged area.  Indian hams are serving in the highest tradition of public service.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Lighthouse to see first activation - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Lighthouse to see first activation Southgate Amateur Radio Club As the landing on Ilheus Formigas is very difficult and as the antenna erection around the lighthouse can only be effected at WX with low winds and waves, date can vary by a couple of...
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Apparently, this lighthouse activization will be difficult, owning to frequent weather changes.  The CR2F operation is set tentitively for 30-31 July 2013.  Monitor http://www.to-mk.com/ct3fn/ for details.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Amateur radio operators work behind the scenes in times of crisis - Edmonton Journal

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Edmonton Journal
Amateur radio operators work behind the scenes in times of crisis
Edmonton Journal
Atkinson recalls he was 12 when his neighbour, an amateur radio operator, showed him how to send out a call using an antenna.
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A nice, balanced article about Amateur Radio from the Edmonton Journal.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Canada Seeks New 472-479 kHz Ham Band

Canada Seeks New 472-479 kHz Ham Band | KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog | Scoop.it
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
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The Canadian effort follows U.S. attempts to nail down this small frequency sliver for amateur radio use.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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CQ誌7月号の感想: JH3YKV's Amateur Radio News

CQ誌7月号の感想: JH3YKV's Amateur Radio News | KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog | Scoop.it
News Update: CQ誌7月号の感想 - CQ ham radio (ハムラジオ) 2013年 07月号 [雑誌]posted with amazlet a... http://t.co/U9clWrmnRj
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This Japanese language amateur radio magazine is packed with interesting articles and advertising.  Unfortunately, I have to get the articles translated before I can read them.  If you know Japanese, you'll find the publication fascinating.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News

IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News | KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog | Scoop.it
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW (Amateur Radio - IOTA news from OPDX: Weekly IOTA (Islands On The Air) News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8N...
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Here's the latest IOTA (Islands on the Air) news from Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW).  There are some good DX possibilties on his list.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Field Day 2013 - 6Y5 Land | Southgate Amateur Radio News

6Y5 land comes a buzz again when the Jamaica Amateur Radio Association (JARA) will be hosting their annual field day (Amateur Radio - Field Day 2013 - 6Y5 Land: 6Y5 land comes a buzz again when the Jamaica Amateur Radio Associat...
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News from 6Y5 land.  The Jamaica Amateur Radio Association will hold its annual Field Day on the northern coast of Jamaica from 12 July through 14 July 2013.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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MARC / W4IAX

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Mobile Alabama Radio Club, for ham radio enthusiasts. When All other forms of communications fail, Amateur Radio will get through. (The Mobile Amateur Radio Club is one of the oldest continuously operating #hamradio clubs in the United States.
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Nice webpage from the Mobile Alabama Radio Club.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Amateur radio fans gather for annual Firecracker Hamfest - Salisbury Post

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Amateur radio fans gather for annual Firecracker Hamfest
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D.J. Wray,East Spencer native and member of the Shelby Amateur Radio Club, talks to fellow ham radio enthusiasts. SALISBURY — Every summer ...
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A nice summary of the activities presented at the annual Firecracker Hamfest.  It appears the event attracted a good size crowd.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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"HEATHKIT" amateur radio T-shirt - GREAT PRICE !!!

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"HEATHKIT" amateur radio T-shirt - GREAT PRICE !!! in Consumer Electronics, Radio Communication, Ham, Amateur Radio | eBay ("HEATHKIT" amateur radio T-shirt - GREAT PRICE !!!
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An interesting historical item.  I haven't heard much about Heathkit since the company announced it would be back in business.  I filled out their survey, but I've not heard much since.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Kite portable first attempt

This is my first go at kite/p.I used a 40 meter end fed wire supported near vertical using a kite as the skyhook (Kite portable first attempt :: Amateur Radio http://t.co/JrVs0esE9H)...
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Interesting 4 minute video of a kite supported amateur radio antenna.  Keep at it...one must think out of the box every now and then.  For me, that experiment is just plain cool.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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More weekend radioa

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I didn't get a whole lot more amateur radio done. I spent some time running JT65, mostly on 20m, but sometimes skipping up higher to 17m and 15m. (More weekend radioa: I didn't get a whole lot more amateur radio done.
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Part of the fun of amateur radio is exploring the rf spectrum at your leisure.  After a hard week of work, it's a real joy enjoying exploring new modes and finding news friends on amateur radio.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Royal Radio Hams - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Royal Radio Hams Southgate Amateur Radio Club It is understood that when one Royal visited the UK he applied for a reciprocal amateur radio licence, however, since he had not taken any relevant exams the UK regulator wouldn't issue him with an HF...
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Our licensing problems seem insignificant when you consider what our UK counterparts have to do with royalty who don't have licenses and operate as a "courtesy" of their governments.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Local ham radio operators are always ready for a crisis, or just to chat - TheDay.com

Local ham radio operators are always ready for a crisis, or just to chat - TheDay.com | KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog | Scoop.it
Local ham radio operators are always ready for a crisis, or just to chat TheDay.com In ham circles, you can know someone for a year before you know what they do for a living, says Garvin, an active member of the area's biggest ham radio group, the...
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An excellent, well-balanced commentary on the state of Amateur Radio.  The newspaper did a good job with its interview of Larry Garvin, an active amateur radio operator in Connecticut.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Proposed revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Proposed revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations Southgate Amateur Radio Club This Bulletin is issued to bring to the attention of the Canadian Amateur Radio Community the release Gazette Notice SMSE-004-13 by Industry Canada...
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Canadian amateur radio operators, please take note of these proposed revisions.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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IEEE-USA Requests Rules on 95+ GHz Spectrum - Radio World

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IEEE-USA Requests Rules on 95+ GHz Spectrum
Radio World
IEEE-USA noted that while U.S.
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Excellent article from "Radio World."  The IEEE wants the FCC to declare frequencies above 95 GHz as "a new technology or service."  The IEEE contends the lack of FCC guidance "inhibits market entry for new and innovative technology and applications above 95 GHz..."  FCC inaction also "inhibits the acquistion of privat sector fund for research, development, and testing."  These super high frequencies are mostly used by the ISM and Amateur Radio Services.  The frequency grab is on...use it or lose it.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Welcome to the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club, Birmingham, Alabama - W4CUE.COM

Visit the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club's website for more information about them. http://t.co/teJy9VCI4B #hamradio
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Simple, easy to understand website of the Birmingham, Alabama Amateur Radio Club.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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ARISS ham radio contact on Echolink and IRLP | Southgate Amateur Radio News

Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the Scout Canada Jamboree 2013, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada on Monday July 8th (Amateur Radio - ARISS ham radio contact on Echolink and IRLP: Please join us in listening to the...
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This should be a great opportunity for students to talk with astronauts on board the International Space Station.  These sessions seem to be popular with students.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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K4ZW back in Ethiopia | Southgate Amateur Radio News

Ken, K4ZW, will once again be back in Addis Ababa between July 12-19th, and plans to operate from ET3AA, the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (EARS) club station (Amateur Radio - K4ZW back in Ethiopia: Ken, K4ZW, will be back in Addis Ababa between...
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Here's your chance to grab some exotic DX.  Ethiopia isn't often on the air.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Gadsden Amateur Radio Club

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Get more information about the Gadsden Amateur Radio Club here. http://t.co/lPI1dsNVbc #hamradio
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Another simple, informative newsletter from an active amateur radio club.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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White House gives Homeland Security control of all communication systems

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The White House has finally responded to criticism over US President Barack Obama’s hushed signing last week of an Executive Order that allows the government to command privately-owned communication systems and acknowledges its implications.
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Let's see what happens to Amateur Radio under this new order.  Executive Orders have a way of becomming permanent.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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New era of Amateur Radio - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

New era of Amateur Radio
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Radio amateurs of the past pioneered the way and laid a very successful foundation for amateur radio which expanded during the 20th Century.
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A generally up-beat, positive essay on the future of amateur radio. We must fully embrace the new technologies of the 21st century if we wish to remain relevant and not merely reminders of our past accomplishments.  Technology moves forward and so must amateur radio operators.  Aloh de KH6JRM.

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First Morris car - special event | Southgate Amateur Radio News

William Richard Morris (Lord Nuffield) built his first auto-mobile 100 years ago.
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Add a piece of automobile history to your QSL collection.  A unique special event station from the UK. Aloha de KH6JRM.

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