KH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Antenna Topics: Simple Ham Radio Antennas: The Ghost of Antennas Past, part 2. Post #268


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Simple Ham Radio Antennas: The Ghost of Antennas Past, part 2. Post #268: The Novice Inverted… http://t.co/v8BytVUOJy

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Here’s the latest update from my Amateur Radio Antenna Blog.  This time, I’ve started a series of articles on the antennas I used when I was first licensed back in 1977.  This edition features one of my simple inverted vee antennas–an easy to build, maintain, and modify drooping dipole that requires only one tall support.  Have fun!  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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VIARC welcomes new prefixes | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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The Vienna International Amateur Radio Club (VIARC) proudly announces that the VIARC will operate stations under the newly released callsigns of C7A and 4Y1A as a host institute (VIARC welcomes new prefixes: The Vienna International Amateur Radio…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

The new C7A and 4Y1A call signs will be activated by The Vienna International Amateur Radio Club (VIARC) on special occasions, such as World Meteorlogical Day or International Civil Aviation Day.  Austrian amateur radio operators say the new call signs will help promote The World Meteorlogical Organization (WMO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the United Nations.  Although contacts with C7A and 4Y1A will only count as Austria for DXCC purposes, the colorful QSL cards are stunning and well worth the effort of putting them on your shack’s wall.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Southern Ireland Repeater Network – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


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Southern Ireland Repeater Network
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
A new 70cm repeater has been added to the Southern Ireland Repeater Network in the North Cork area. The project has been completed by East Cork Amateur Radio Group.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

The East Cork Amateur Radio Club has added a new 70 cm repeater to the Southern Ireland Repeater Network serving the north Cork area.  The repeater uses the call sign EI7BWR and uses a frequencyof 430.875 MHz with a shift of +7.6 MHz.  The access tone is 103.5 Hz.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Joe Walsh on April 1st HAM Nation | AmateurRadio.com


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This is to let everyone know that Wednesday night, Joe Walsh WB6ACU is going to be co-hosting TWiT.TV‘s HAM Nation with Bob Heil, Gordon West and Leo (* Joe Walsh on April 1st HAM Nation | @amatradio amateur radio

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Thanks to Bob Heil for this program note.  “Eagles” guitarist Joe Walsh (WB6ACU) will co-host TWiT.TV’s Ham Nation with Bob Heil, Gordon West, and Leo Laporte on Tuesday, 01 April 2014, 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  The interview will also feature several in-studio guests.  To hook up, direct your browse to http://live.twit.tv.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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New QST QuickStats Poll Posted


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A*new QST QuickStats poll has been posted! Check the QuickStats page and answer these questions . . .
How often do you upload contacts to Logbook of The World?
Have you worked any of the W1AW ARRL Centennial stations?

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

The ARRL has published its latest "QuickStats" poll on the member website.  ARRL members can access the question at http://www.arrl.org/Members-only/Page 7992.  The results will be published in the July 2014 edition of "QST."  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Returning Explorers | The Planetary Society


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inaICE has been on a journey for over 30 years around our sun. While the owner has decided not to bring the ship back to its home port, a group of radio amateurs tries to find out how ICE is doing.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Fascinating article by Achim Vollhardt on attempts by AMSAT-DL (Germany) to acquire and eventually control the systems of the NASA ISEE-3 spacecraft which ended its deep space mission back in 1997.  Apparently, the original shut down signal left an unmodulated carrier on the air.  Amateur radio operators are using the 20 meter dish at the old Bochum Radio Telescope to track the deep space satellite, which was at last report some 40 million km from Earth.  Although NASA says the satellite can’t be returned to service, AMSAT-DL wants to see if anyone has the code to modulate the spacecraft’s signal from its 5 watt transmitter.  Apparently, there is sufficient fuel on board to assume another mission if amateur radio operators can start a dialogue with the ICE satellite.  There is a good chance that amateur radio ingenuity, state of the art equipment, and the large Bochum dish can help that dream come true.  Stay tuned.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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ARRL to FCC: “Grow Light” Ballast Causes HF Interference, Violates Rules


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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.

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ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay (W3KD) has asked the FCC to recall "grow light" ballasts being sold to the public.  Imlay says the product contained in the Lumatek LK-1000 "is responsible fro severe interference to the MF and HF bands."  Imlay says ARRL lab tests confirm that the Lumatek system "exhibited extensive conductive issues, in violation of FCC rules."  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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