Colorado ARES Supports Emergency Communication in Wildland Fire Response


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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

This fire is huge and it threatens many populated areas.  Area hams are helping where they can.  It’s going to be a long week for those working with fire crews, police, and civil defense officials.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

See on www.arrl.org

Your video about Amateur Radio can win big – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


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Your video about Amateur Radio can win big
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
The South African Amateur Radio Development Trust invites amateur videographers to take part in a video competition and compete for some great prizes.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

The ARRL runs a similar video contest.  Why not give this competion a try? Your video could have a huge impact on the future of amateur radio worldwide.  Good luck!  Aloha de KH6JRM.

See on www.southgatearc.org

New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service NYC-ARECS


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New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service (NYC-ARECS)NYCARECS (New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service is a #NYC based auxiliary communications service.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

A good description of New York City’s ARES system.  This group has gotten a real workout since the bombing of the twin towers back in 2001 and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

See on nyc-arecs.org

G0KYA’s Amateur Radio Blog: The “Kaz” directional MW antenna


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G0KYA’s blog devoting to amateur radio / ham radio, featuring articles on antennas, propagation, marconi and much more.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Steve Nichols (G0KYA) always has something interesting on his website.  This week, Steve explores the triangular shaped KAZ antenna, a device designed to monitor Medium Wave (broadcast) stations in the USA.  Nice, concise description of the antenna.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

See on g0kya.blogspot.com

Ham Radio CubeSat FITSAT-1 de-orbits this week – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


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Ham Radio CubeSat FITSAT-1 de-orbits this week
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Ham Radio CubeSat FITSAT-1 de-orbits this week. It is expected that the amateur radio CubeSat FITSAT-1 will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn-up by Wednesday, July 3.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Takushi Tanaka (JA6AVG) reports that CubeSat FITSAT-1 is expected to enter the earth’s atmosphere around 03 July 2013.  Send reports to:  http://www.fit.ac.jp.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Successful ARISS ham radio contact with school in Zagreb, Croatia – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


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Successful ARISS ham radio contact with school in Zagreb, Croatia
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The June 26 ARISS ham radio contact with Ruder Boscovic school in Zagreb was a success.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

This must have been a very spirited event.  Hopefully, these contacts with students will encourage them to pursue careers in electronics, computers, mathematics, and science.  A few students might even become amateur radio operators and thereby enrich our hobby.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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How amateur radio is assisting in Uttarakhand rescue efforts – Firstpost


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National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad, has sent a team with radio equipment to the hill state and is operating in co-ordination with Bharat Scouts and Guides, Dehradun.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

An update on the support rendered by Indian amateur radio operators in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.  Hams are doing what they do best–helping government authorities reconnect with areas cut off by natural disasters.  Most of the health and welfare traffic in this area is being handled by amateur radio operators.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

See on www.firstpost.com

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