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Welcome to 2018 Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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Happy New Year 2018
Posted by W2NAP on Monday, January 01, 2018 @ 00:52:19 EST (67 reads)

One of Oldest US Radio Stations to Go Dark Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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One of the few US broadcast stations east of the Mississippi that sport K-prefix call letters — KQV in Pittsburgh — will go silent as the new year arrives on January 1 after nearly 1 century on the air.

“It’s a sad day for broadcasting and for the news business,” KQV Station Manager Bob Dickey Jr, told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. The family-owned news-talk station operates on 1410 kHz with 5,000 W into a five-tower array that provides separate day and night patterns. READ MORE

Posted by W2NAP on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 02:12:51 EST (68 reads)

Ham Spots Offline Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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Hamspots.net is offline and will be until sometime in 2018.
Posted by W2NAP on Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 14:57:19 EST (71 reads)

W1AW to begin scheduled transmissions on 6 meters starting January 2, 2018 Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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Beginning with the 9 AM EST fast code practice on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, W1AW will add 6 meters - specifically 50350 kHz - to its regular CW code practice, and CW, digital and phone bulletin transmission schedule.

Prior to late 1989, W1AW had a presence on 6 meters for all its CW practice, and regular bulletins. Since that time however, the station was absent on 6 meters, with the exception of regular visitor operations and contests. READ MORE

Posted by W2NAP on Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 15:04:44 EST (74 reads)

Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS Scheduled for December 6-8 Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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ARISS has announced that the MAI-75 Slow-Scan (SSTV) system in the Russian Service Module of the International Space Station (ISS) will be on the air starting on December 5 at around 1500 UTC and continuing until December 6 at 0900 UTC, transmitting test images on 145.800 MHz FM that should be available worldwide. READ MORE
Posted by W2NAP on Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 07:07:49 EST (120 reads)

FCC Dismisses Radio Amateur’s Petition to Revise Call Sign Rules Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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The FCC has dismissed a rule making petition filed last May by Thomas J. Alessi, K1TA, of Stamford, Connecticut, that sought to amend the Part 97 rules regarding Amateur Radio Service call signs. The Commission action came in a November 28 letter from Scot Stone, Deputy Chief of the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Mobility Division. Alessi had asked the FCC to make call signs consisting of one letter, followed by two digits, followed by one letter (1 ×× 1 format) available to Amateur Extra Class licensees. Alessi asserted that the number of Amateur Extra Class licensees who desire short call signs exceeds the available supply of 1 × 2 and 2 × 1 call signs, and that his plan would make available an additional 7,800 four-character call signs. READ MORE
Posted by W2NAP on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 18:31:09 EST (62 reads)

What the heck is the ARRL Board thinking? Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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On Monday, I got an email from the ARRL. Attached were minutes of a Special Board Meeting of the ARRL Board of Directors held by teleconference on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. At first, I didn’t think much of it, but after reading the minutes, I thought to myself, “What heck are these guys thinking?” READ MORE
Posted by W2NAP on Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 09:23:43 EST (71 reads)

AO-91 Commissioned, Declared Open for Amateur Use! Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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AMSAT-NA’s latest Amateur Radio CubeSat, RadFxSat (Fox-1B), now known as AO-91, has been opened for general use. AMSAT Engineering officially announced that AO-91 was ready for use at 0650 UTC on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. AMSAT VP of Engineering, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, turned over operation to Mark Hammond, N8MH, and AMSAT Operations during a contact on the AO-91 repeater during the pass over the Eastern US, AMSAT said in a bulletin. READ MORE
Posted by W2NAP on Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 08:44:07 EST (69 reads)

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91 Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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The latest CubeSat in the Fox series — RadFxSat (Fox-1B) — launched today (November 18) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta II vehicle lifted off at 0948 UTC.
In the wake of the successful launch, deployment, and reception, OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, designated the new satellite as AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91).
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Posted by W2NAP on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 14:05:20 EST (78 reads)

Werner Trainer Craps Himself Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF 
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OK, so this has nothing to do with ham radio, nor technology. but this is a old but good read. if you got some time and want a bit of a laugh check out the link below.
Funny Read
Posted by W2NAP on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 19:17:07 EST (74 reads)



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