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Radio Scouting Webinar Set:
by The ARRL Letter on September 11, 2014
A webinar, "What is Radio Scouting and What Does it Mean to Me?" is set for September 18 at 0100 UTC (Wednesday, September 17, in US time zones). The presenter will be Jim Wilson, K5ND, chairman of the Boy Scouts of America's Radio Scouting Committee, president of the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association, and member of the World Scouting JOTA-JOTI Team.

Tuskegee Airman, Congressional Gold Medal Recipient George Mitchell K6ZE SK
by The ARRL Letter on September 11, 2014
ARRL Life Member, longtime Amateur Radio operator and Tuskegee Airman George T. Mitchell, K6ZE, of San Diego, California, died September 4. He was 94. During World War II Mitchell taught Morse code to the pioneering black aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
by The ARRL Letter on September 11, 2014
When the 1979 World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC-79) concluded, Amateur Radio had gained new bands at 10, 18, and 24 MHz. Those bands would become available to US hams later, after the FCC had done its work to put them in place. The term "WARC bands" for 30, 17, and 12 meters persists to this day.

Red Cross Volunteer Stu Press, KC8HQT, (SK):
by The ARRL Letter on September 11, 2014
American Red Cross Technology Group (DST) volunteer Stuart "Stu" Press, KC8HQT, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died September 5. He was 61. Press, an ARRL member, is reported to have become ill during a DST deployment to the State of Washington to assist with communication in a fire-stricken area, and he returned to Cincinnati, where he died.

K6H Special Radio Event:
by John Amodeo on September 10, 2014
The Southern California based PAPA Repeater System in association with BEARS (Broadcast Employees Amateur Radio Society) 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 operators on the crew of the hit ABC television series "Last Man Standing".

Win 500 Free Color QSL Cards:
by (AMATEURRADIO) on September 10, 2014
With the help of our generous sponsor, KB3IFH QSL Cards, we’re holding a drawing for 500 free full-color photo QSL cards. This is a US$75 value and open to all licensed hams worldwide.

Ham Radio Deluxe September Coupon:
by Katie Allen (WY7YL) on September 10, 2014
On the heels of the most recent update, HRD Software, LLC is happy to announce a fall discount to celebrate the kids going back to school giving us more time in the shack! For the rest of September, customers can enjoy a 15% discount on all items in our store with the Coupon Code: icanham.

Radio Amateurs of Canada 60-Meter Proposal:
by (VA3GX) on September 10, 2014
Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to pass on the news that the CPC (the IC consultative committee that IC uses to determine its position on WRC matters) has accepted the RAC proposal on WRC 15 Agenda Item 1.4 (to establish a 60m allocation for amateurs on secondary basis). This proposal will be tabled at the CITEL (ITU R2 countries minus Cuba) meetings in Merida, Mexico next month to be considered as the CITEL position going in to WRC15. In short it proposes two 25 KHz band segments for amateurs: 5 330 - 5 355 kHz and 5 405 - 5 430 kHz. Amateur access would be on a non-interfering, listen before transmit (secondary) basis, a standard operating approach already in force for several other amateur allocations (e.g. 440MHz).

Amateurlogic 70 is Released:
by peter berrett (VK3PB) on September 10, 2014
George builds a remote control antenna disconnect switch with an Arduino and a Servo. Tommy experiments with the MFJ Ultrasonic Noise Locator. Peter participates in the 2014 DATV QSO Party.

Radio Contact Allows Lanier Students to Talk with Astronaut Aboard ISS:
by on September 10, 2014
SUGAR HILL -- Mention that the astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday travel at 17,500 miles per hour and students’ eyes widen. Add that students could ask live questions about being an astronaut on the ISS and their jaws drop. That was the case for White Oak Elementary fifth-grader Joseph Gorman, who asked astronaut Reid Wiseman what he would do if the tether that connected him to the ISS snapped. While static interfered with Wiseman’s end of the connection broadcast in the Lanier High theater, it didn’t dampen Gorman’s spirits. “It’s once in a lifetime,” Gorman said as he described the experience. “I honestly didn’t think I was going to be able to make it, but I was surprised when I got the letter.” Gorman was one of a select few students in the Lanier cluster who were chosen to ask a question. The contact was made through a radio connection by the Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society and NASA’s Teaching From Space office that coordinated the event on Tuesday morning at Lanier High along with teacher Janelle Wilson. Wilson applied on behalf of the entire Lanier cluster, and the audience to witness the event was more than 100 people.

September 11th Memorial Station N2Y:
by Andrew Genau (KC2GOW) on September 9, 2014
Thursday September 11th, N2Y will be active on all bands 6m-160meters SSB/CW from NYC as a memorial station for the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center starting at approximately 0830 eastern time (1230z). Look for us on the air, ending time will be sometime in the evening local time to be determined.

Sharing a Passion to Help Others:
by on September 9, 2014
Kevin Crockett, 66, is president of the Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club. He joined the group in 2003 and has been president for eight out of the last 10 years. Amateur radio has long been a passion for Mr Crockett, who first became a licensed amateur radio operator in the 1970s. After he retired from a career in the rail industry, he enrolled at university to study an advanced diploma in electronic engineering to further pursue his hobby. Mr Crockett explained that an amateur radio operators could tune into frequencies across the world. "It enables people to cruise around the world without leaving their lounge room," he said. "With amateur radio you can put out a call and you never know who is going to answer from anywhere."

QSO Today Podcast -- Yehuda Cern 4X1TQ:
by Eric Guth (WA6IGR) on September 9, 2014
Yehuda, 4X1TQ, survived the electric shock of his life at the tender age of 13, while working on the high voltage power supply for his home-brew transmitter. Fortunately, for all of us, this led Yehuda on a life of innovation, teaching, and paying forward on his ham radio journey. Join Eric, 4Z1UG, on his QSO Today with Yehuda Cern, 4X1TQ.

WIA Makes Its Submission to Australian Government Spectrum Review:
by WIA on September 8, 2014
The WIA has made a submission to the Department of Communications review into the Australian spectrum policy and management framework. The Department states the review is necessary to "modernise spectrum policy to reflect changes in technology, markets and consumer preferences that have occurred over the last decade and to better deal with increasing demand for spectrum from all sectors". The WIA submission highlights the public-benefit aspects of the amateur service and identifies key areas where amateur radio can provide further substantial community value. Additionally, the WIA submission argues for a clear delineation between policy development and policy implementation, strong community input into future spectrum policy development, and increased resources for the ACMA in relation to interference management and enforcement.

Students Contact Astronaut on International Space Station:
by on September 7, 2014
An exciting day for Evansville Day School students. They got to send their questions beyond the atmosphere. With help from the amateur radio society, students were able to contact the International Space Station and talk to one of the astronauts on board. Teachers at Evansville Day School say the kids were excited about this opportunity. 11 students were chosen to ask their own questions this morning. They came with questions about life in space. And some students were curious about other things. These Evansville Day School students are learning about space at the Evansville Museum. They had a 10 minute window to talk with an American astronaut on the International Space Station. "I asked if, what activities were difficult in microgravity that were simple in the Earth's gravity," said 6th grader Samuel McGuire. "He said that it was all difficult, and that everything was really hard to do in space." Students learned about NASA and say the astronaut told them the Earth is really small.

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