K6H Special Radio Event. Post #4480.

Source:  http://www.eham.net/articles/33119.

Reporter:  John Amodeo.

The Southern California based PAPA Repeater System in  association with BEARS (Broadcast Employees Amateur Radio Association) and DEARS (Disney Emergency Amateur Radio Service), will be holding a special event radio station K6H “Hamnado”–Hollywood Celebrates Ham Radio.  The operators will be hosted by the licensed amateur radio station on the hit ABC television series “Last Man Standing.”

K6H will take place on Sunday, 28 September 2014, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific time and will operate on 10, 20, and 40 meters o HF and D-STAR on reflector 12A.  The event will also use DARI (Disney Amateur Radio Interconnect) to link the WB6AJE repeater in Los Angeles to Disney/ABC sponsored repeaters in Mahattan, Bristol, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Florida.  Various IRLP and ECHOLINK nodes will be available.  The event will be coming from the legendar Stage 9 (aka The Seinfield Stage) on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City, California. Contacts will receive the limited edition QSL card.  Tom Medlin (W5KUB) will be on Stage 9 to interview the participants and bring you the actionlive.  For details, visit http://w5kub.com/.

Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

An Arrow for the Quiver of Municipalities and Neighbors Opposing Amateur Radio Tower Antennas | Land Use and Zoning

RT @TonyVerwey: Have a neighbor applying for an outsized and excessive amateur radio tower antenna? http://t.co/ONVWq7Vy1q

Source: www.utbf.com

The antenna height issue rolls on.  Here’s a statement from a prominent law firm that is offering local governments a way of fighting amateur radio operators who “seek to install not just an antenna, but a tower antenna of 100 feet or more in height…this is cause for concern and frustration for municipalities and neighbors in higher density suburban settings.”  This law firm has found a way to use the limited FCC PRB-1 preemption rule against amateur radio operators, who erect “outsized and excessive antenna towers.”  The only people who will benefit from the continuing debate will be attorneys prosecuting amateur radio operators.  Despite some antenna tower victories in California and other states, amateur radio antennas are still the target of people who consider towers a nuisance and a detriment to local real estate values. Perhaps, it’s time to go into “stealth mode” and think of more creative ways to avoid HOAs and CC&Rs.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Poway council rejects two planning appeals – Pomerado Newspaper Group

Poway council rejects two planning appeals
Pomerado Newspaper Group
Gave final approval to an ordinance governing the placement of amateur radio antennas in the city.

Source: www.pomeradonews.com

The long fight to erect antenna “support” structures has come to a favorable end for amateur radio operators in Poway, California.  Following a decision to allow antenna support structures up to 65-feet/19.81 meters, Poway city councilmembers denied a request from neighbors to reconsider their ruling.  Councilmembers rejected the appeals.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

Plymouth Village residents get ham radio certification for emergencies – Redlands Daily Facts

Plymouth Village residents get ham radio certification for emergencies Redlands Daily Facts Kaye Beechum, left, a resident of the Plymouth Village retirement community in Redlands, works during an emergency drill Thursday with Connie Garrett,…

Source: www.redlandsdailyfacts.com

Rather than rely on the latest technology to maintain communications during an emergency, a group of active retirees in the Plymouth Village, California retirement community has become licensed amateur radio operators and is “familiarizing themselves with a disaster relief plan if emergency personnel are unable to reach the retirement community” in a timely manner.  Keith Kasin, the Plymouth Village Executive Director a licensed amateur radio operator himself, is leading the group, which meets weekly to practice emergency communications procedures.  Once voluneers are trained and tested, Plymouth Village will have around 30 certified amateur radio operators working to keep the community safe.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

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).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

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.

Source: www.arrl.org

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).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

Shortwave Central: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

Another Amateur Radio first took place in 1960, when the first EME (moonbounce) contact was made on 1296 MHz between W6HB in California and W1BU in Massachusetts. During the 1950s and 1960s, The USSR and the …

Source: mt-shortwave.blogspot.com

Another segment of the continuing series :A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL” by Al Brogdon (W1AB).  Included in this article are the DX-peditions of Danny Weil (VP2VB), the addition of more amateur radio prefixes (WA and WB), the introduction of the log periodic antenna, VHF contacts between Hawaii and California. the creation of CONELRAD, and the first moon bounce (EME) contacts between amateur radio operators.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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