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ARNewsline Report 1867 -- May 24 2013:

Bill Pasternak (WA6ITF) on May 24, 2013
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Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1867 – May 24 2013

Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1867 with a release date of May 24 2013 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a Q-S-T. Ham radio joins other services in responding to tornadoes in the Great Plains; Israeli hams get limited access to 5 MHz, a distracted driving law that exempts ham radio is signed by Hawaii’s governor; a major DXpedition to Heard Island is delayed and an in-depth look at Hamvention 2013. All this and more on Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1867 coming your way right now.

RESCUE RADIO: RADIO SERVICES RESPOND TO MIDWEST TORNADOES

Several radio services including broadcasters and hams responded as several days of severe weather including tornadoes hit the Central Plains. Amateur Radio Newsline’s Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, is here with what we know so far:

The pictures seen on cable and network news channels of the devastation in Oklahoma have been gut-wrenching.

But emergency officials are saying the warnings and local broadcast coverage by radio and television probably saved hundreds if not thousands of lives.

Amateur radio played a part in the initial hours after the tornado went through the community of Moore in the Oklahoma City area.

Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW, is the American Radio Relay League section manager for Oklahoma. He tells Newsline in an interview that the real call-up came through the Amateur Radio Emegency Service for operators to assist the Red Cross chapter.

"We've had one specific request of ARES to assist with the Red Cross in communications between the chapter office and their feeding area down at the incident command post and we secured from that."

O'Dell says the operation secured Wednesday night.

"I do know of a couple of instances where there have been some other folks that have been involved not for any real length of time. Once Comm-El got their systems up and running, everything was in pretty good shape."

O'Dell, who lives about 75 miles north of the tornado-affected region of the state, says while the devastation is vast, it is confined to a narrow area. And that enabled emergency crews to keep police, fire and emergency radios up and running and restore wireless service rapidly.

"What a lot of people don't understand is that this is a 17-mile-long tract but it's only a couple of miles wide," O'Dell says. "You get outside of that and things work pretty well. So, just the communication within that strip is the only thing that's been really in question."

O'Dell says the Oklahoma City-Moore area has lots of experience dealing with tornadoes...

"This isn't their first rodeo," O'Dell says. "These people know what they're doing, they're very good at it. The communications systems because of this and because of events they've had in the past, especially the May 3, 1999 storm that went basically through a very similar part of Moore, a lot of the communications systems have been hardened a whole lot.

"And, have also been decentralized. So that the infrastructure issue isn't quite as big a deal as you would have in a much broader situation."

O'Dell describes the people of Oklahoma as resilient.

Although he concedes there are a couple people who lost their homes in 1999 and on the same site in the most recent tornado.

O'Dell says he wouldn't be surprised if some of them took this second hit as a divinely- inspired message to move elsewhere.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mark Abramowicz, NT3V.

As this newscast is being prepared rescue workers are still sifting through the rubble of the twisters that brought death and destruction to the area. Meantime ham radio operators remain on alert in case they are needed. (ARNewsline™)

PROPAGATION ALERT: M5 X-RAY FLARE OF MAY 22, 2013

Some breaking propagation news. I’m Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF

CQ Magazine reports via Facebook that a strong M5.0 solar flare occurred on Wednesday, May 22nd at around 13:32 UTC. Its origin was on the sunspot 1745, on the west side of the Sun.

A CME or coronal mass ejection was projected into space and is clearly visible in the images of NASA SOHO spacecraft. If the plasma is directed Earthward the CME could soon trigger aurora and other geomagnetic activity including some level of High Frequency radio degradation.

If you are on Facebook be sure to “Like” the CQ Magazine to have alerts like this show up in your timeline. More information on this event, as well as sunspots and solar flares is on-line at SunSpotWatch.com

I’m Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF. Jim. (CQ via Facebook)

RESTRUCTURING: ISRAELI AMATEURS GET LIMITED 5 MHZ TEMPORARY ACCESSES

The Israel’s radio regulator has decided to grant temporary permissions on an individual application basis for use of eight discrete frequencies between 5298.5 and 5.047 MHz. These channels are available to General and Extra Class license holders. The maximum power allowed is 100 Watts Peak Envelope Power measured at the Transmitter rather than Effective Radiated Power from the antenna.

The Israel Amateur Radio Club is that nation’s national amateur radio society. It says that it’s main goal in obtaining this allocation is to experiment for local short range emergency communication readiness and that long distance activity is a side product.

The validity of this temporary authority is from a given applications approval date until mid March 2014 but it appears this could be extended. Operation is on a secondary status and was coordinated with the Spectrum Committee representing primary and other relevant spectrum users. More information is on-line at tinyurl.com/Israel-5-mhz. (IARC, RSGB)

RADIO LAW: HAWAII CELL LAW EXCLUDING HAM RADIO SIGNED BUY GOVERNOR

Mobile ham radio operations have received an exclusion as Hawaii Governor Neal Ambercrombie signed House Bill 980 on Monday May 20th. . This is the State's new law that takes effect on July 1st and enforces a ban on the use of mobile electronics and places strict limitations on text messaging while operating a motor vehicle.

Specifically, with certain exceptions, House Bill 980 prohibits the use of cellphones and other mobile electronic devices while operating a vehicle statewide. It specifically prohibits activities such as texting, instant-messaging, gaming and e- mailing, which take a driver’s eyes and mind off the road and hands off of the steering wheel. The use of hands-free devices remain permitted but a new change is a restriction for those under 18 years of age.

According to Ron Hashiro, AH6RH, the exemption for mobile amateur radio use which was already available in four counties has survived the 2013 State Legislature and remains in effect state-wide.

Hashiro, who is the Hawaii State Civil Defense ARES Emergency Coordinator and the State Civil Defense RACES Coordinator praised the amateur radio operators who since 2009 who have been involved in the legislative effort to preserve mobile amateur radio operating privileges. More is on the web at tinyurl.com/hawaii-cell-law-signed (AH6RH)

BREAKING DX NEWS: HEARD ISLAND DXPEDITION RESCHEDULED

Some breaking news in the world of DX. This with word that a planned Cordell Expedition operation from Heard Island has been postponed until January of 2015.

According to expedition organizer Robert Schmieder, KK6EK and co-planner Rich Holoch, KY6R, the primary reason for the delay was the cost of using the preferred vessel, the Marion Dufresne, to put the team on the island for the required time.

In note to the Ohio Penn DX Newsletter and republished by the Southgate News, KK6EK and KY6R say that despite extensive negotiations and rescheduling of the cruise, it became clear that the cost of using this vessel will exceed $1 million. Therefore the total cost for the project would be about $1.5 million and that even increasing the team size to 50 to partially cover this cost was not enough. So the planners reluctantly concluded that sponsorship at this level would be impossible.

KK6EK and KY6R say that they have therefore decided to delay the expedition to the early 2015 date to allow more time to restructure the project. It will also give them the ability to locate a more suitable vessel and bring the cost more in line with projected available resources.

According to Club Log, Heard Island is Number 7 on its DXCC Most Wanted List. The operations website is at www.heardisland.org. A detailed account of the problems being incurred in planning this important expedition is on line at tinyurl.com/Heard- Rescheduled and we will have more DX related news near the end of this week’s newscast. (OPDX, Southgate)

From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world including the N8URW repeater serving Jackson, Michigan.

HAM HAPPENINGS: A LOOK AT HAMVENTION 2013

The 2013 Dayton Hamvention will likely go down in the amateur radio history books as one of the best. And while it will be a while before we know the actual number of those attending, all indictors say that it was again a banner year. Amateur Radio Newsline’s Stephan Kinford, N8WB, reports:

It was rather foggy on Friday, May 17th when the doors opened at the Hara Arena for the 2013 Dayton Hamvention. But the gloom outside was quickly replaced by crowds of hams inside the showplace ready for three days of ham radio fun. One of these was Hollywood producer Dave Bell, W6AQ:

Bell: “So the first thing I do is go down the ramp to deposit my ticket stub; my winning ticket stub which has never won. And then down into the main arena which I call the ‘snake pit’ because it is always full and this Friday it was even fuller than usual. It was packed!

“I turned around and went out the the way I came in and into a relatively empty hallway to go around to where the rest of the merchants were and it was busy over there too. I think the merchants must have done a gangbusters business this time.”

According to several long time attendees, numbers appeared good for an opening day as its been the past two or three years. The ARRL reports that its Expo area drew a substantial crowd with popular activities such as the W1AW 75th anniversary exhibit, the Youth Lounge and spectral purity testing provided courtesy of the ARRL Lab. And as usual, lines formed immediately for DXCC card checking.

There were several new products introduced at Hamvention 2013 and while we do not have time this week to cover all of them, perhaps one of the most interesting was Yaesu’s new High Frequency transceiver. Tim Phactor, KT7F, of Yaesu described the new entry:

Phactor: “Weve come out with a very new HF rig which is called the FTDX-1200 which is an entry level TFT screen radio.

“Last year you may remember that we came out with the FTDX-3000 which was an opportunity for those who liked the 5000 to have a price point a little less. So this year we just topped that with now an entry level TFT screen radio with a built-in bandscope and the kind of features you would find on a higher priced radio.”

Not to be outdone, Icom was there with two new products. The company showcased both its ID-51A portable and IC-7100 mobile radios. Both are are D-STAR ready and as such they facilitate clear digital voice, short data messages, worldwide D-STAR linked repeater access over the Internet and more.

The IC-7100 is particularly of interest in that it combines VHF and UHF analog and digital with all-band all-mode mobile operations using a new slanted control head with what is the amateur industries first touchscreen interface. This is the radio many saw previewed on the Ham Nation Internet TV show a few months ago.

Icom, along with several other manufacturers were also prize contributors to one of the highlights at the Hamvention for over a quarter of a century. That being the Youth Forum hosted by New York City educator Carole Perry, WB2MGP. This session usually pulls one of the largest crowds of any session and 2013 was no exception:

Perry: “Well this year was a banner year for the Youth Forum. It was our 26th year and we had close to 300 people in what I refer to as the love audience. Those who come out to support the kids.

“I had six young speakers age 10 to 18 who gave phenomenal presentations. We had a scientist doing a live demonstration on cloaking (which is) a new technology and he tied it into his childhood involved with amateur radio. And we had twenty-two radios that were donated by the manufacturers Icom, Kenwood and MFJ. And it was simply wonderful!”

Meantime, over in the ARRL Expo area there was also an emphasis on youth and according to the Leagues president Kay Cragie, N3KN, this young peoples interest in ham radio bodes well for the future:

Cragie: “One of the things I think is most positive is that young people who are in technical and engineering fields ‘get’ amateur radio today. A lot of them are going to spend their careers in the wireless industry so radio makes sense to them in a way that it might not have twenty or twenty- five years ago when everything was computer programming.”

Even though the theme of this year’s Hamvention was DX, there was a lot there dealing with ham radio technology as well. One of the most interesting hi-tech displays was over at the Amsat booth where AMSAT-North America had the engineering model of the Fox- 1 satellite on display. The satellite is presently scheduled to fly in November 2014.

But for the average ham in the street it was a book that caught a lot of attention. The Heil Ham Radio Handbook, Edition 2 is a newly revised edition of Bob Heil, K9EID’s earlier work but updated for ham radio in the 21st century. And according to K9EID, this was for him a labor of love:

Heil: “The big focus here for us this year is our book. Thanks to a lot of people, Stephan Kinford probably being one of the most valuable, we were able to take our book from 1976 and we’ve enhanced it. A lot of the old stuff left there but we also put a lot of new stuff in it. And its really been successful here; everybody is thrilled with it and I am honored to bring things to this industry that haven’t been here before.”

Thank you for the compliment Bob. I can tell you that working with you on this project was one I enjoyed as well.

Theres lots more to tell you about Hamvention 2013, but that’s all the time we have right now. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Stephan Kinford, N8WB, in ham radio city, U.S.A.

Stephan will be back next week with more on Hamvention 2013. Meantime if you were not there and did not see any of the live streaming video of this years event there’s still a way to get a peak at some of the highlights in a slide show video posted to YouTube by Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, Just take your web browser to tinyurl.com/freeze-frame- video, sit back and enjoy. (ARNewsline™)

HAM HAPPENINGS: NORTHERN NEVADA SWAPFEST ON JUNE 1ST

Turning to other events on the ham radio social calendar, the 8th annual Northern Nevada Swap Meet is slated for Saturday, June 1st at the Brad Hollander N7RCA Ranch in the city of Minden. That’s about 15 miles South of Carson City. Anyone interested in radio from the latest and greatest to old boat anchor gear is welcome. A map and contact information is on-line at www.N7RCA.info. (N7RCA)

HAM HAPPENINGS: SEA-PAC AMATEUR RADIO CONVENTION MAY 31 – JUNE2

The SEA-PAC Amateur Radio Convention takes place in Seaside, Oregon, May 31st to June 2nd. SEA-PAC is the Northwest’s largest amateur radio gathering with communication equipment dealers and factory representatives on hand to demonstrate the very latest in ham radio technology. Also seminars will be held on emergency communications, digital communications, the national electrical code for amateur radio and there will also be amateur radio licensing testing. For more information on this fun event take your web browser to seapac.org. (SEA-PAC)

This is ham radio news for today’s radio amateur. From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline with links to the world from our only official website at www.arnewsline.org and being relayed by the volunteer services of the following radio amateur:

ENFORCEMENT: PITTSBURGH CB OPERATOR ISSUED $18000 NAL

A Pennsylvania Citizens Band radio operator has been issued an $18,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for several violations of Part 95 of the FCC rules. Amateur Radio Newsline’s Heather Embee, KB3TZD, reports:

In its May 14 order the FCC alleges that Pittsburgh resident Nathaniel Johnson failed to comply with restricted hours of station operation as required in an official notice. Also that he failed to make his CB station available for inspection by authorized FCC representatives.

This story goes back to January 19, 2012. Thats when the FCC received a complaint alleging that Nataniel Johnson's CB station was causing interference to his neighbors' telephone and television reception.

When agents in the Enforcement Bureau's Philadelphia Office attempted to conduct an on-scene inspection at Johnson's residence on February 16, 2012, no one answered the door. So on March 19, 2012, the Philadelphia Office sent a Warning Letter to Johnson, directing him to contact the Philadelphia Office within ten calendar days to schedule an inspection. The Warning Letter also specified that if the harmful interference continued, and arrangements were not made with the Philadelphia Office to schedule an inspection, the Commission might impose restricted hours of operation for the CB station. Johnson did not contact the Philadelphia Office to schedule an inspection as directed.

This pattern repeated itself even after the FCC sent Johnson two separate warning letters and imposed quiet hours on his operation.

On October 11, 2012, agents from the Philadelphia Office performed an on-scene investigation to confirm the source of continuing interference to televisions and telephones in Nathaniel Johnson's neighborhood. At 9:55 a.m., during the Quiet Hours period, the agents monitored multiple radio transmissions on the frequencies 27.025 MHz, 27.055 MHz, and 27.015 MHz. They then T-Hunted the interference directly to Johnson’s residence.

Agents then knocked multiple times on the door but no one answered but the transmissions on 27.025 MHz, 27.055 MHz, and 27.015 MHz ceased. The agents left copies of the June 12 Warning Letter on Johnson's front door, back door, and in his mailbox to remind him of the operational restrictions and the directive to immediately contact the Philadelphia Office to schedule an inspection.

However the FCC says that to the day it issued the Notice of Apparent Liability that Nathaniel Johnson still had not contacted the Philadelphia Office, and that Office continues to receive interference complaints concerning Johnson's CB station operation.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Heather Embee, KB3TZD, in Berwick, P.A.

In addition to the $18,000 proposed fine which he was given the customary 30 days to pay the FCC has also ordered Johnson submit a written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, confirming compliance with the Quiet Hours restriction. He is also ordered to specify a date and time no later than forty- five calendar days from issuance of the NAL when FCC agents can inspect his CB radio station. (FCC)

PUBLIC SERVICE: HAM RADIO COMMUNICATORS NEEDED FOR 2013 SUMMER SPECIAL OLYMPIC GAMES

Ham radio volunteers in Southern California are needed to provide communicators for the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games. The dates are June 8 and 9 with the venue being the California State University in the city of Long Beach.

More than 1,100 athletes from throughout the region will showcase their determination, courage, and skills at this years summer games. This event is free and open to the public. If you or your group is available to volunteer please contact Mark Lidikay, KE6TNM, by e-mail to MLidikay (at) holdenandrew (dot) com (KE6TNM via N6ZXJ)

NAMES IN THE NEWS: CLYBURN NOW ACTING CHAIR OF THE FCC

Some names in the news. First up is FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn who became acting chair of the agency, effective Monday, May 20th. She is temporarily replacing former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski who retired from that position on Friday, May 17th.

Clyburn is the first woman to hold that post and will continue to helm the agency until President Obama’s nominee for Chairman, Tom Wheeler can receive his nomination hearing. According to a Senate Commerce Committee spokesman that’s not likely to happen any earlier than sometime in June.

Also up for grabs is the seat of now retired Commissioner Robert McDowell who is headed for a new position at the Hudson Institute. That could take from several weeks to several months. Until at least one of the two vacant positions can be filled the FCC will be at operating with the bare minimum of three seated commissioners that is required for a quorum. (RW)

NAMES IN THE NEWS: JUSTIN JOHNSON, G0KSC RECEIVES AWARD FROM RSGB

InnovAntennas, Ltd. founder Justin Johnson, G0KSC, has been awarded the Harold Rose Plate by the Radio Society of Great Britain. This in recognition of Justin's many contributions to 50 MHz antenna technology and the amateur radio community.

The award citation was presented to G0KSC at the RSGB's Annual General Meeting in April. This is considered to be a very prestigious honor and was made in recognition of Justin's years of design, development and teaching of the tools and techniques that have led to the introduction of several novel antenna designs. These include such antennas as the Loop Fed Array and the Optimized Wide-band Low-Impedance Yagi. (GB2RS)

NAMES IN THE NEWS: CQ MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES HALLS OF FAME INDUCTEES

CQ magazine has announced eight inductees to its Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Its also adding two members each to the CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame.

The 2013 inductees to the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame are longtime amateur radio industry leader Evelyn Garrison, WS7A; former QST Magazine Managing Editor Joel Kleinman, N1BKE; well known BBC correspondent Laurie Margolis, G3UML/GPC3L; former Wireless Institute of Australia leader and Chairman of IARU Region 3 Michael Owen, VK3KI; Harry Rubinstein the ex-9EEV who is credited as the inventor of the printed circuit and several other devices; journalist, author and historian Walker Tompkins, K6ATX; famed guitarist and performer Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, and former CQ Novice Editor Bill Welsh, W6DDB. Evelyn Garrison, Joel Kleinman, Michael Owen, Harry Rubenstein and Bill Welsh are being honored posthumously for their contributions.

The 2013 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are Vladimir Bykov, UA4WHX/AC4LN and Robert "Gary" Dixon, K4MQG. CQ Contest Hall of Fame inductees are Dale Green, VE7SV, and Charles Fulp, K3WW.

Formal ceremonies to the CQ Contest and CQ DX Halls of Fame took place at last weeks Dayton Hamvention. A more detailed descriptions of this years inductees will appear in the July 2013 issue of CQ magazine. (CQ)

With you 52 weeks a year, every year since 1976. From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline with links to the world from our only official website at www.arnewsline.org and being relayed by the volunteer services of the following radio amateur:

RADIO HISTORY: FIRST RADIO REPORT OF SPORTING EVENT COMMEMORATED

A bit of radio history. Were you aware that the first reporting by wireless of a sporting event took place in Dublin Bay during the Kingstown Yacht Regatta way back in July 1898? It did and plans are afoot for ham radio to commemorate the event.

The story goes this way. At the request of the Express newspaper, famed inventor Guglielmo Marconi installed wireless equipment aboard the vessel the Flying Huntress and transmitted reports to the harbormaster’s office in the town of Kingstown which is now known as Dun Laoghaire. The results were posted in a window and published even before the yachts returned to port.

Now in 2013, to commemorate the event Ireland’s Howth Martello Radio Group and the South Dublin Radio Club plan to set up two special event stations. As the races took place off Howth Head, one station will operate from the Martello Tower in Howth and the other from the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire.

The weekend of 20-21 July is proposed for this operation but it has to be added that planning is at an early stage. As such things are still subject to change. (IRTS)

RADIO SCIENCE: NASA ROVER EXPLORING GREENLAND ICE SHELF

A new NASA wheeled explorer has been released here on mother Earth. Named Grover which is an acronym for the Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research the radio equipped rover will explore Greenland's ice sheets to better understand how they form, and how quickly they may be melting.

Grover was developed by teams of students in the 2010 and 2011 summer engineering boot camps at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, according to a release from NASA. The 6-foot-tall, 800-pound vehicle is equipped with ground-penetrating radar that will send pulses into the ice sheet, and measure the reflections to tell researchers about the characteristics of the snow and ice layers.

While radio equipped, Grover is solar-powered and semi-autonomous. It began its first mission on Friday, May 3rd, and will continue through Saturday, June 8th. More about this Earth based NASA explorer is in line at tinyurl.com/meet-grover (NASA, Live Science)

HAM HAPPENINGS: CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2013 DIGITAL ARRL-TAPR DCC

Hams worldwide are invited to submit papers for publication in the printed proceedings of the joint ARRL and Tucson Amateur Packet Radio Digital Communications Conference. The conference slated for September 20th to the 22nd in Seattle, Washington but you do not have to attend to submit a paper for consideration. Submissions will not be edited and authors will retain all rights. If you have such a presentation that you would like to see included, please send it before July 31st to Maty Weinberg, ARRL Headquarters, 225 Main Street, Newington, Connecticut, 06111 or by e-mail to maty (at) arrl (dot) org. (ANS)

WORLDBEAT: DARC AWARDS: PDF VERSIONS AND PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL

The national amateur radio society of Germany says that following a successful test certain Deutscher Amateur Radio Club awards will become available as PDF printable file at reduced fees, and payment via PayPal will be accepted. At the same time fees for printed awards were adjusted to their actual costs.

The DARC says that as of June onwards printed awards will cost 7 Euros while an e-mailed PDF file award will be available for only 3 Euro. Implementation of this new payment system will begin with the Worked All Europe Award with others to follow.

(DARC)

WORLDBEAT: THREE DECADE OLD TI9CCC DATES FINALLY APPROVED

Bill Moore, NC1L, at the ARRL DXCC Desk reports that an almost three decade old operation from Cocos Island has been approved for DXCC credit. According to Moore, over the years some applicants have had the TI9CCC operation rejected in their DXCC application mostly due to an “Incorrect Date Period.” Now, the issue with the dates for this operation has been resolved. If you had this operation rejected, and your confirmation falls between February 15 through February 28, 1984 you are invited to send an e-mail to bmoore (at) arrl (dot) org to be placed on the list for an update to your record.

(ARRL DXCC)

DX

In DX, word that OD5SK is currently active from Jordan as JY8KS. He is reported to be on the HF bands only. QSL via IZ8CLM.

Five English amateurs will use the callsign SZ8S from the Greek island of Samos through the 30th of May. This will count as EU-049 for the Islands on the Air Award. QSLs go via G1LAT for direct cards or via M0SCG for bureau cards.

VE3DZ will be active from Bermuda through May 30th as VP9FOC He will be operational on all of the High Frequency bands QSL via home call.

DJ2II will visit IOTA reference EU-042 through May 30th working stroke P on 80 through 10 meters. He will be using SSB and CW only. QSL via DJ2II either direct or via the bureau.

K9VV and WP2XX will be visiting the Radio Reef DXers super station on St Croix Island from May 21st to 28th. They will be on the air with their own callsigns and as KP2M for the CQ WPX CW contest. QSL for KP2M go via Logbook of the World or direct via AI4U.

UT6UD will be operational from Hiva Oa Island in the Marquesas from July 7th to the 13th and from Rurutu in the Austral Islands from July 14th to the 22nd operating stroke F Oh. He will be active on 30 through 10 meters on CW , SSB , RTTY. QSL via his home call of UT6UD.

Lastly, WB8BZK will be on the air stroke VE3 from Seseganaga Lake in Ontario. Canada between May 26th and 31st. He will be operating only on 6 meters, primarily on 50.135MHz running SSB and CW. Operating times are tentatively each morning at 1230 GMT and then again between 22.30 and 23.00 GMT each evening. If you make contact, please QSL with a self addressed, USA- stamped envelope to WB8BZK at his address on QRZ.com.

THAT FINAL ITEM: DAYTON 2013 – THE MARGELLI REPORT

And finally this week, no report on the Dayton Hamvention would be complete without a few words from someone who has quite literally devoted his entire life and professional career to amateur radio. Heres a quick assessment of this years Dayton gathering from Chip Margelli, K7JA:

Margelli: “Ive seen a lot of excited people this weekend looking to put up new antennas or get new radios or looking tp learn something new.

“The theme of the convention this year is DX and to me DX is what ham radio is all about. It’s right at the heart and soul of everything to do with ham radio.

“Everybody seems to be having a good time learning, seeing, meeting up with old friends and just having a ball in Dayton.”

Thank you Chip and our thanks also to the organizers of Hamvention 2013 for yet another great show. Ands less we forget to mention, mark your calendars now with the dates of next May 16, 17 and 18 for Hamvention 2014. We will see you there. (ARNewsline™)

NEWSCAST CLOSE

With thanks to Alan Labs, AMSAT, the ARRL, the CGC Communicator, CQ Magazine, the FCC, the Ohio Penn DX Bulletin, Radio Netherlands, Rain, the RSGB, the Southgate News, TWiT-TV and Australia's WIA News, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline™. Our e-mail address is newsline (at) arnewsline (dot) org. More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's™ only official website located at www.arnewsline.org. You can also write to us or support us at Amateur Radio Newsline™, 28197 Robin Avenue, Santa Clarita California, 91350

Before we go a reminder that the there are only about a week and a half left to nominate a young ham age 18 or under for this years Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year Award. The closing date is midnight on May 30th and any nominations postmarked or sent to us electronically after that date will not be counted for this years judging. This years winner will receive an expense paid trip to the Huntsville Hamfest courtesy of Yaesu USA, a week at Spacecamp Huntsville from CQ Magazine, a prize of ham radio gear and a plaque commemorating the event from us here at the Amateur Radio Newsline. Full details and a nominating form are on our website at www.arnewsline.org/yhoty. We look forward to receiving your nominations.

For now, with Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, at the editors’ desk, I’m Jim Davis, W2JKD, saying 73 from Florida’s Treasure Coast, and we thank you for listening.

Amateur Radio Newsline™ is Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.

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