Webinar Helps to Build Ham Community Cohesion, Momentum for HR 4969 – ARRL


Webinar Helps to Build Ham Community Cohesion, Momentum for HR 4969
ARRL
An August 13 webinar on “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” — H.R.

Source: www.arrl.org

According to the ARRL, the 13 August 2014 Webinar on “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014 (H.R. 4969) attracted 450 online participants who wanted to learn more about the bipartisan measure and how they could help get the bill passed.  During the webinar, ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay (W3KD) and ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco (N2YBB) discussed the measure and what it would mean to ARRL members and local communities.  According to Lisenco, getting the bill passed is a matter of building consensus, and he feels that the time to act is now.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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EMF 2014: It Takes an Amateur Radio Village – ARRL


EMF 2014: It Takes an Amateur Radio Village
ARRL
Special event station GB2EMF will operate from the Amateur Radio Village. Campers’ identification tags consist of a “fun piece of technology” that attendees can take home and use following the event.

Source: www.arrl.org

If you’ll be in the UK during the last week of August, you may want to check out “EMF 2014”.  The ARRL calls “EMF 2014” a “festival for anyone interested in radio, electronics, space, homebrewing, robots, UAVs, 3D Printing, DIYBio, Internet Culture, or pretty much anything else you can think of.”  The event will feature an Amateur Radio Village and special event station GB2EMF.  The “EMF 2014” event will be held just south of Bletchley, UK, Friday through Sunday, 29-31 August 2014.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Operators Delighted with California City Council’s Antenna Decision: – eHam.net


Operators Delighted with California City Council’s Antenna Decision: eHam.net The nearly 300 radio amateurs who live in Poway, California, may erect antenna support structures of up to 65 feet with only a building permit and a courtesy notice to…

Source: www.eham.net

According to the “ARRL Letter”, amateur radio operators in the Poway, California area are pleased with a new city ordinance that will allow antenna structures between 35 and 65 feet in height to be erected without “obtaining a special minor use permit.”  Amateur radio operators would be required to notify neighbors within 250 feet of the proposed antenna support system.  ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay (W3KD) called the  decision “a big change in the well-entrenched attitudes in Poway spanning decades.  So, this was a big win for us.”  A report submitted to the Poway, California City Council concluded that “antenna support structures of up to 65 feet would represent ‘reasonable accommodation‘ under PRB-1, due to the area’s topography.”  Thanks to California hams, Chris Imlay, and city council members, “reasonable accommodation” has been secured for amateur radio operators in this California city.  Progress is being made in small, but significant steps.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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ARRL commends volunteers after Centennial Convention.


Volunteers thanked for “their devotion and service.”

Source: ARRL.

 

Following the successful ARRL Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, the ARRL Board of Directors commended the ARRL Headquarters staff and thanked the National Centennial Convention volunteers for “their devotion and service,” contributing to a “truly memorable celebration.”  You can download the complete report here:  http://www.arrl.org/attachements/view/News/75968.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Registration Remains Open for Global Amateur Radio Emergency … – ARRL


Registration Remains Open for Global Amateur Radio Emergency …
ARRL
Online registration ends July 31 open for the 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference.

Source: www.arrl.org

Online registration for the 14-15 August 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference (GAREC) will close on 31 July 2014.  The conference will be held in Huntsville, Alabama in conjunction with the 16-17 August 2014 Huntsville Hamfest.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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California Hams Activate to Support Shelter Communications Following Wildfire


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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California hams were kept busy 26-27 July 2014 as they provided communications service to local emergency managers and The American Red Cross, which responded to a fast-spreading fire in Tuolumne County.  Amateur radio operators supported communications  at a shelter in Groveland.  According to Tuolumne County ARES Emergency Coordinator Carl Croci (NI6Z),  hams set up a UHF/VHF cross-band system between the Red Cross Headquarters in Fresno, California and the shelter site in Groveland.  Amateur radio operators were able to stand down the following day (27 July 2014) after 20 hours of emergency communications service.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL: – eHam.net


A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL: eHam.net During the decade of the 1960s and subsequently, Gus Browning, W4BPD, traveled the world and operated from over 100 countries, many of them extremely rare ones and sometimes the first ham operation…

Source: www.eham.net

Here’s the latest segment of “A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL” from Al Broglon (W1AB).  In this edition of the popular historical series, Broglon covers the DX-pedition career of world traveler Gus Browning (W4BPD), the 11 December 1961 launch of OSCAR-1 and the launch of OSCAR-2 on 2 June 1962–the first two amateur radio satellites, the growth of 2 meter FM repeaters, and the 1967 rule establishing incentive licensing for amateur radio operators.  Great article….Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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