In the Pierre area, the Pierre Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Capitol Heights Baptist Church on Hwy. 14 N. of Pierre, June 28-29. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license. Contact info: Richard Donahue 605-220-1179 or K0PIR at sdhams.com.
Read more at: Ham radio: Old technology gets new respect | Fox News.
Dayton Hamvention® 2014
Makers… The Future of Ham Radio
May 16-18 2014
Online Ordering Now Open!
Ticket orders will be sent out through May 5, after which orders may be picked up at will call at the HARA Complex.
Online ordering will close May 14.
Read more at: Dayton Hamvention 2014 – Makers… The Future of Ham Radio.
The Maple Grove Radio Club will be presenting the Midwinter Madness
Hamfest again this year. There are some changes in the
works, but it should be similar to last year. Here’s a
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Hobby Electronics show
Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:00AM – 1:00PM
Buffalo Civic Center
1306 County Road 134
Buffalo, MN 55313
Talk-in on 147.000 +
Web site http://www.k0ltc.org
MAPLE GROVE RADIO CLUB
PO Box 22613
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Hams in South Dakota will be participating in the ARRL Centennial QSO Party during the 3rd week in May. If you’re a Ham in South Dakota and would like to participate, please use the contact form on this website.
Operating schedule is located here.
The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world.The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities: 1 W1AW operating portable in each state and most territories; and 2 The Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from qualifying contacts made throughout 2014. To have a score listed online in the Points Challenge competition, logs must be submitted through the Logbook of the World LoTW system.W1AW will be on the air from every state and most territories, and it will be easy to work WAS working only W1AW portable operations. This is the first ARRL-sponsored operating event where every member is worth at least one point, so work as many points as you can during 2014! Earn awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no other.
via Centennial QSO Party.
The results of the 2013 ARRL Field Day have been posted. Less-than-ideal conditions this past June likely accounted for a slight drop in participation from 2012. Nonetheless, there were more than 2500 entries, and more than 35,500 people participated.
Read more via 2013 ARRL Field Day Results Posted!.
He sticks to VHF/UHF, but I couldn’t find a review of the IC-7000 on HF. The filters used on HF are fantastic and fun to play with.
Icom IC-7000: I got this radio in January of this year and still haven’t figured out all of the features. So far I like it pretty much. It’s compact, got a fine receiver and the display is easy to read, even mobile.
There are lots of other features that I like, but I’ll let the video do the talking.
Officials in the Philippines are still assessing the extent of damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (locally called “Yolanda”), which hit the central Philippines November 8. The death toll is at least 100, with many others injured and some 500,000 people left homeless. The typhoon (hurricane), with sustained winds approaching 150 MPH with gusts to 170 MPH, swept away homes and buildings, blocked roads with fallen trees and debris, and disrupted electrical power and communication facilities. Ham Emergency Radio Operator (HERO) Thelma Pascua, DU1IVT, said hams were handling essential traffic, as the rescue and relief effort continues.
“We have established a good HF communication link with Tacloban City,” she said. “Exchanges on air are for emergency, priority or welfare traffic to and from Leyte Province. This may take days while other means of communications are yet to be restored.” DX5RAN (RADNET or District 5 Radio Amateur Network) is operating at the Tacloban City Hall powered by a generator and using a wire antenna. Tacloban City is on Leyte, the hardest-hit island and one of six islands that the typhoon slammed into on Friday.
Read more via Amateur Radio Aids Post-Typhoon Rescue and Recovery Effort.
A hiker in distress in Nevada is thankful that he had his hand-held transceiver along when he found himself stranded in the hills near Henderson. Western Intertie Network (WIN http://www.winsystem.org/) System member Jim Frederick, KF6QBW, in Arizona reports he was monitoring the system November 3 around midday when he heard, “Mayday, Mayday. Hiker in distress!” from his WIN System repeater.
Forget the obvious reference to Star Trek’s M-class planets, solar flares just got real. Late last week, two huge solar flares erupted off the surface of the sun on Friday morning.