K9LA Named to Receive the 2013 Bill Orr, W6SAI Technical Writing Award: – eHam.net


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K9LA Named to Receive the 2013 Bill Orr, W6SAI Technical Writing Award: eHam.net His Amateur Radio interests include propagation, DXing, contesting (he was NCJ editor from 2002 until 2007), antennas, and vintage equipment, and he has contributed…

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Congratulations to Carl Luetzelschwab (K9LA) for winning the Bill Orr (W6SAI) Technical Writing Award for 2013…Carl is the propagation columnist for the “National Contest Journal (NCJ) and is known as an expert in solar conditions and propagation phenomena.  Also, he has written numberous articles for “QST“, the official journal of the ARRL.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Fractal Antennas in Microwave Journal | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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The Microwave Journal report on Fractal Antenna Systems of Waltham, MA which was founded by radio amateur Nathan ‘Chip’ Cohen W1YW (Amateur Radio – Fractal Antennas in Microwave Journal: The Microwave Journal report on Fractal Antenna Systems…

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Interesting article from the “Microwave Journal” concerning the use of fractals to “manufacture antennas, meta materials, cloaks, and absorbers that are typically smaller, wideband/multiband…and less cost than traditional components.”  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Invites Scholarship Applications: – eHam.net


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Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Invites Scholarship Applications: eHam.net The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR http://www.farweb.org/) is inviting applications

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The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) is  inviting applications for the Amateur Radio-related scholarships it manages.  The application is open to licensed amateur radio operators world wide.  The scholarships range from $500 to $5000.  You can email your application to–dave.prestele.@gmail.com.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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WRC-2015 draft recommendations may impact 10 GHz – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


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Southgate Amateur Radio Club WRC-2015 draft recommendations may impact 10 GHz Southgate Amateur Radio Club WRC-2015 will consider a number of issues that could impact amateur allocations above 420 MHz, including a possible extension of the current…

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WRC-2015 will address several proposals that could impact amateur radio allocations above 420 MHz.  Frequency bands in the 9900 MHz to 10500 MHz range could be altered at the upcoming conference.  Users of this range of frequencies include Radiolocation, Fixed, Mobile, Amateur, and Amateur-Satellite services.  File your comment with the FCC by 18 February 2014, citing IB Docket 04-286.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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‘Andy’ Anderson Jr, N4AE – SK – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


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‘Andy’ Anderson Jr, N4AE – SK
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director P.L. ‘Andy’ Anderson, N4AE (ex-W4MWH), of Danville, Virginia, died January 27. He was 99.

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The ARRL has announced the passing of former ARRL Roanoke Division Director, P. L. "Andy" Anderson (N4AE) on 27 Janaury 2014.  He was 99 years old.  He was witness to the many technological changes that ushered in the era of satellites, solid state equipment, and the transition from spark to CW and the ascendency of SSB in the phone bands.  He will be missed.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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AM Deserves “Urgent Regulatory Relief,” Engineers Say – Radio World


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AM Deserves “Urgent Regulatory Relief,” Engineers Say
Radio World
It backs the use of Modulation Dependent Carrier Level control technologies or algorithms, and supports the relaxation, though not elimination, of AM antenna efficiency standards.

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An indepth article on possible ways to keep the AM broadcast band in the United States "alive" and healthy.  The Society of Broadcast Engineers supports the elimination of the "ratchet" rule, the use of Modulated Dependent Carrier Level control technologies, and the "relaxation" of certain antenna requirements, including antenna height and efficiency.  The SBE also calls on the FCC to explore ways of reducing RF noise in the medium wave bands.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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I just got my ham radio license, now what do I do? | KB9VBR J-Pole …


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Finding that elmer isn’t always an easy process, but here’s some tips on how to sift through the amateur radio community to find someone that is willing and able to help. …

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As the Chinese would say, “a voyage of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.”  Such is the case with amateur radio.  Michael Martins (KB9VBR) offers some sage advice to those newly licensed.  Among the steps to becoming fully immersed and comfortable in the hobby is to find a friendly club that welcomes new comers; find a helpful mentor (elmer) who will help you select equipment, build antennas, and guide you through that first contact; and get advice from experienced hams on equipment that will fit your budget.  Michael’s advice is simple and direct:  “ask questions, explore, and get involved.”  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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2014 Tech study guide: types of feedline, connectors


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Feedlines connect radios to antennas. There are many different types of feedlines, but coaxial cable is used more often than any other feedline for amateur radio antenna systems because it is easy to use and requires few …

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Another good, basic tutorial from Dan Romanchik (KB6NU). This time, Dan discusses feedlines and connectors.  Dan also offers a wide range of amateur radio study materials.  This brief article should be helpful to those studying for their technician class amateur radio license.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Accelerating Fourier transforms using the GPU | Raspberry Pi


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New post: accelerated fast Fourier transform library. A radio amateur, or building a GPS system? This is for you. http://t.co/vEYEXSOuBw

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Amateur radio operators are finding more uses for the remarkably adaptable Raspberry Pi microprocessor.  One of those applications is the “homebrew” GPS receiver developed by Andrew Holme.  Holme’s project came about from amateur radio operators in the UK who wanted “a speedy Fourier transform library to do Software Defined Radio (SDR) projects on the Pi.”  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Adventures of a Time Nut (Banquet Talk)


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The final video by Gary Pearce KN4AQ from the TAPR/ARRL Digital Communications Conference

Read the full Southgate News story… (Amateur Radio – Adventures of a Time Nut (Banquet Talk): The final video by Gary Pearce KN4AQ …

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This video by Gary Pearce (KN4AQ) is thoroughly entertaining and quite informative.  The final presentation of Tom van Baak is excellent, succinct, and mind expanding.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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