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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1975 September 4 2015:
by James Pastorfield (KB7TBT) on September 4, 2015
The following is a QST. A 105-year-old radio amateur honored for 90 years of QSOs. YLs in the UK repurpose unused repeater time by establishing a net. The FCC takes back an Arizona hamís vanity call sign. Digital mode users prep for a big QSO party Down Under AND a conference in The Windy City. All this and more in Amateur Radio Newsline report 1975 coming your way right now.

Patna University Students to be Trained in Ham Radio Use:
by timesofindia.indiatimes.com on September 4, 2015
PATNA: Representatives from the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, Indian Red Cross Society, Scouts and Guides, National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Patna and students from Patna University colleges are likely to attend a five-day HAM radio training programme commencing here from Saturday under the auspices of the G P Sinha Centre for Disaster Management and Rural Development. Programme adviser Sharwan Kumar Singh said HAM radio or amateur radio is a unique device which remains functional even as all other communication network fails in the time of disasters. Besides, of late, it is also used as a hobby and a tool for personality development for the reason that it is a two-way communication device. During floods, the administration establishes contact with the block level officials through this device to channelize initial course of assistance in a particular area.

Radio Broadcast Tells Sub's WWII Story:
by arkansasonline.com on September 4, 2015
Hobbyist cranks up Razorbackís old gear on anniversary of Japanís surrender: Using a metal storage container as a makeshift seat, a U.S. Navy veteran positioned himself in the cramped radio room of the USS Razorback submarine Wednesday afternoon, twiddling the knob that controls the radio's frequency. Once John Moore, 53, of Olathe, Kan., reached the frequency he wanted, he adjusted his old Telex headphones and lifted a microphone to his face. "C-Q, C-Q, November-five-Romeo," Moore said. "Special events station aboard the USS Razorback. C-Q, C-Q." Moore was using his Yaesu brand radio and the submarine's original whip antenna to contact other radio operators -- "C-Q" in radio-speak means "I seek you" -- to tell them about the Razorback's World War II history. He and a fellow amateur radio operator, Don Whitney, also of the Kansas City, Kan., area, traveled to North Little Rock to broadcast from the submarine on the 70th anniversary of Japan's formal surrender at Tokyo Bay, which marked the end of World War II.

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #35:
by W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on September 3, 2015
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by HA0HW, K5SL, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
Just Ahead In Radiosport:

ARRL Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity Statement Separates Fact from Fiction:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
The ARRL has taken steps to address objections and concerns recently raised by representatives of community associations about the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 -- H.R. 1301 and S. 1685. A statement released on August 28, "Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity," makes it clear that the bill would not create new federal policy with respect to outdoor amateur antennas.

ARRL Supports Maximum Flexibility for Amateur Use 2200, 630 Meter Bands:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
The ARRL has told the FCC that Amateur Radio operation in the new 135.7-137.8 kHz (2200 meters) and 472-479 kHz (630 meters) bands should be as unfettered as possible from a regulatory standpoint. The League spelled out its case August 31 in detailed comments that argue in favor of flexible FCC Part 97 regulations in light of the exceptionally low interference potential to unlicensed power line carrier (PLC) systems that utilities use to manage the power grid.

FCC Universal Licensing System Down for Maintenance Until September 8:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) and other FCC website public applications went down for maintenance on September 2 at 2200 UTC and will remain unavailable until 1200 UTC on Tuesday, September 8.

FCC Proposes Bumping Arizona Ham's License Back to Former Call Sign:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
The FCC has told an Arizona radio amateur who was granted a vanity call sign within the 2-year waiting period on the basis of being a close relative of the previous holder that the relationship cited was not close enough.

ARISS Issues Invitation to Schools, Educational Organizations, Groups:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is inviting proposals from schools, educational organizations, and groups that are willing and able to host an Amateur Radio contact with an International Space Station crew member. The window for formal and informal proposals will be open from September 1 until November 1, 2015. ARISS anticipates that the contacts will be scheduled between July 1 and December 31, 2016. Crew schedules and ISS orbits determine exact contact dates.

The ARRL September VHF Contest Beckons!
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
The ARRL September VHF Contest gets under way on September 12 at 1800 UTC and wraps up on September 14 at 0259 UTC. This operating event provides a chance for radio amateurs at all levels to experience contesting on the most popular VHF and UHF bands, as well as on those less-frequented frequencies above 450 MHz.

Amateur Repeaters Fall Victim to Washington Wildfire:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
Two Central Washington repeaters, owned and operated by the Lake Chelan Amateur Radio Club, have been destroyed by one of the wildfires raging in that state. The co-located machines, one on 2 meters and one on 6 meters, were sited on Slide Ridge near Manson, Washington, in Chelan County. On August 27, the First Creek Fire completely leveled the building housing the repeaters. Scorched antennas and support structures are still standing but are likely beyond repair. The club's Roger Odorizzi, W7CH, said the repeaters had been offline for several days.

Ham-Cyclist Completes US Leg of His Trip Around the Globe:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
Cyclist Thomas Andersen, OZ1AA/K9DXX, completed his 6-week ride up the US East Coast on August 29 and is now in the Canadian Maritimes, the 38th country he has visited beginning his "Cycling the Globe" adventure in Copenhagen 5 years ago. Andersen has already put more than 26,000 miles on his bicycle -- more than the distance around the equator. Along the way, he has been availing himself of ham radio hospitality. On the US leg, which he began in Key West, Florida, he often stayed with fellow radio amateurs and made many new US friends on his trip.

WRTC 2018 Organizers Map Event Strategy:
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) organizers have picked the Jessen/Wittenberg area near Berlin, Germany, to stage the next international Amateur Radio competition. On August 15, the WRTC 2018 Organizing Committee met in Jessen for a workshop, and the town's mayor, Michael Jahn, expressed his pleasure that his community was picked to host the "Olympic games of Amateur Radio."

In Brief...
by The ARRL Letter on September 3, 2015
In Brief...


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