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Amateur radio users help scientists study space weather

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:25
As noticed in the recent issue of the ARRL Contest Update,

http://www.earthmagazine.org/article...-space-weather

Naysayers against radio sport-contesting, DX pile-ups or rapid-fire casual operating should be somewhat mollified knowing that it floods the RBN with useful data points that are being harvested for scientific study!

Quote from article -

"These kinds of contributions, along with emergency communication, education and promotion of international goodwill, are why governments have reserved frequencies for Ham users in the first place. This is just one more way Hams can help, Frissell says: “Anyone at home can go set one of these receivers up and contribute back into science.”

73 de John - WØPV

Dual-Band Handheld Giveaway from AmericanRadioSupply.com

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 20:05
AmericanRadioSupply.com is giving away a Wouxun KG-UV8D 'Dual-Band' Handheld Amateur Radio this Saturday, July 18, 2015. Details here: http://bit.ly/1CCRaiq or at www.go2ars.com

Dual-Band Handheld Giveaway from AmericanRadioSupply.com

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 20:05
AmericanRadioSupply.com is giving away a Wouxun KG-UV8D 'Dual-Band' Handheld Amateur Radio this Saturday, July 18, 2015. Details here: http://bit.ly/1CCRaiq or at www.go2ars.com

Introducing the NEW BCH-220 Handheld Radio

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 16:56
July 14 2015
BridgeCom Systems, Inc
Phone:(816)532-8451 E-Mail: tim@BridgeComSystems.com
Contact: Tim King


Introducing the BCH-220Handheld Radio


Bridgecom Systems, Inc ispleased to announce the availability of a 220 MHz Handheld radio tothe amateur radio market.

Introducing the BCH-220Handheld radio. It operates between 222-225 MHz, 1.25m, and features userselectable 5 or 2 Watts. Other features included: LCD Display, DTMFKeypad, 199 channels, 50 CTCSS/105 DCS, durable, good battery life,light weight at 230 grams and it is a perfect size to fit in the palmof your hand. For a full list of features and a specs visithttp://www.bridgecomsystems.com/products/bch-220 or call816-532-8451.


Bridgecom Systems, Inc. wasestablished in 2004 and is located in Smithville, MO. We specializein the development of communications equipment for land mobile radioand remote monitoring industries. Our first product to market was ananalog FM community repeater available in both UHF and VHF. Sincethat time, we developed an LTR controller and a new repeater seriescalled the BCR available in UHF, 220 MHz and VHF. Bridgecom Systemssignature product is called TL-NET. TL-NET is a multi-site wide arealinking product that links RF sites including: LTR, conventional,digital, P25 and more. As a third-party developer for MOTOTRBOproducts, TL-NET also allows for various enhancements to MOTOTRBOdigital repeaters operating in IP-Site connect mode.


In addition, we offerconcept to reality engineering for your design and manufacturingneeds. Our services include electronic and software engineering andcomplete turn-key communication solutions.
As the industry evolves weare committed to developing outstanding products that meet ourcustomers' needs.


BridgeCom Systems, Inc
102 NE State Route 92 Hwy,Ste C
Smithville, MO 64089
www.BridgeComSystems.com
(816)532-8451

Introducing the NEW BCH-220 Handheld Radio

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 16:56
July 14 2015
BridgeCom Systems, Inc
Phone:(816)532-8451 E-Mail: tim@BridgeComSystems.com
Contact: Tim King


Introducing the BCH-220Handheld Radio


Bridgecom Systems, Inc ispleased to announce the availability of a 220 MHz Handheld radio tothe amateur radio market.

Introducing the BCH-220Handheld radio. It operates between 222-225 MHz, 1.25m, and features userselectable 5 or 2 Watts. Other features included: LCD Display, DTMFKeypad, 199 channels, 50 CTCSS/105 DCS, durable, good battery life,light weight at 230 grams and it is a perfect size to fit in the palmof your hand. For a full list of features and a specs visithttp://www.bridgecomsystems.com/products/bch-220 or call816-532-8451.


Bridgecom Systems, Inc. wasestablished in 2004 and is located in Smithville, MO. We specializein the development of communications equipment for land mobile radioand remote monitoring industries. Our first product to market was ananalog FM community repeater available in both UHF and VHF. Sincethat time, we developed an LTR controller and a new repeater seriescalled the BCR available in UHF, 220 MHz and VHF. Bridgecom Systemssignature product is called TL-NET. TL-NET is a multi-site wide arealinking product that links RF sites including: LTR, conventional,digital, P25 and more. As a third-party developer for MOTOTRBOproducts, TL-NET also allows for various enhancements to MOTOTRBOdigital repeaters operating in IP-Site connect mode.


In addition, we offerconcept to reality engineering for your design and manufacturingneeds. Our services include electronic and software engineering andcomplete turn-key communication solutions.
As the industry evolves weare committed to developing outstanding products that meet ourcustomers' needs.


BridgeCom Systems, Inc
102 NE State Route 92 Hwy,Ste C
Smithville, MO 64089
www.BridgeComSystems.com
(816)532-8451

Episode 4: 100 Watts and a Wire with Christian Cudnik, K0STH is Posted!

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:46
In this episode we re-cap a week chock-full of on-air activity, the trials and tribulations of Christian's antenna work and Katie's upcoming trip to W1AW.

http://100wattsandawire.com/100-watt...of-the-willing

73!

---------

Fans of 'Ham Nation' may recognize Christian, KØSTH from his work as the host of the "New Ham" segment.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a 'new' ham.

The show will feature topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. We'll explore the interesting layers of this diverse hobby and service.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd.

You don't have to spend a fortune to get on the air and have fun!

Join Emmy winner Christian Cudnik, KØSTH and Katie Allen, WY7YL for an inside a look at the world of amateur radio.

Episode 4: 100 Watts and a Wire with Christian Cudnik, K0STH is Posted!

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:46
In this episode we re-cap a week chock-full of on-air activity, the trials and tribulations of Christian's antenna work and Katie's upcoming trip to W1AW.

http://100wattsandawire.com/100-watt...of-the-willing

73!

---------

Fans of 'Ham Nation' may recognize Christian, KØSTH from his work as the host of the "New Ham" segment.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a 'new' ham.

The show will feature topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. We'll explore the interesting layers of this diverse hobby and service.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd.

You don't have to spend a fortune to get on the air and have fun!

Join Emmy winner Christian Cudnik, KØSTH and Katie Allen, WY7YL for an inside a look at the world of amateur radio.

QSO Today Podcast Ep 49 - Glen Popiel - KW5GP - Arduino for Ham Radio

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:04
When it comes to building ham radio projects using the Arduino microcontroller, the best person to call is Glen Popiel, KW5GP, author of Arduino for Ham Radio, published by the ARRL. Like many hams, Glen was into computers early and now applies those computer skills to new and fascinating ham radio projects. KW5GP is Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.

Show Notes: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/kw5gp
Podcast Link: http://goo.gl/9hXSNb
iTunes Store: http://goo.gl/CvLNmV
Stitcher: http://goo.gl/uhf1XZ

QSO Today Podcast Ep 49 - Glen Popiel - KW5GP - Arduino for Ham Radio

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:04
When it comes to building ham radio projects using the Arduino microcontroller, the best person to call is Glen Popiel, KW5GP, author of Arduino for Ham Radio, published by the ARRL. Like many hams, Glen was into computers early and now applies those computer skills to new and fascinating ham radio projects. KW5GP is Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.

Show Notes: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/kw5gp
Podcast Link: http://goo.gl/9hXSNb
iTunes Store: http://goo.gl/CvLNmV
Stitcher: http://goo.gl/uhf1XZ

Episode 6 of Podcast YHAMRADIO, enjoy!

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:30
It is with great pleasure We present one of the legends in Amateur Radio here in New Mexico for episode 6 "YHAMRADIO". Don Grab (K5BIS) talks about "Y" He got into Ham Radio. Enjoy!


You can find it at http://www.w5mhg.com/yhamradiio/

or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC3e9jyh500

Episode 6 of Podcast YHAMRADIO, enjoy!

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:30
It is with great pleasure We present one of the legends in Amateur Radio here in New Mexico for episode 6 "YHAMRADIO". Don Grab (K5BIS) talks about "Y" He got into Ham Radio. Enjoy!


You can find it at http://www.w5mhg.com/yhamradiio/

or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC3e9jyh500

ICQPODCAST - Friedrichshafen Review Part Two

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:31
Series Eight Episode Fifteen -Friedrichshafen Review Part Two
In this episode, Martin M1MRB /W9ICQ is joined by Ed Durrant DD5LP ,Martin Rothwell M0SGL and ChrisHowards (M0TCH / N4CTH) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radionews. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodesfeature is the second part of our Ham Radio Friedrichshafen Review.
  • Ham Radio Skills for Dresden Students
  • Thai Licenses Invalidated
  • Ofcom take action in Cambridge
  • Disabled Teen Helped by Ham Radio
  • WSPR station with RF Board and Raspberry Pi
  • New World Distance records on 2.3 and 3.4 GHz Amateur / Ham Radio Bands
  • Ham Radio Deluxe Team Grows - UK Member Added
  • AREN Honoured by Cork County Mayor


The ICQPODCAST can be downloadedfrom http://www.icqpodcast.com

ICQPODCAST - Friedrichshafen Review Part Two

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:31
Series Eight Episode Fifteen -Friedrichshafen Review Part Two
In this episode, Martin M1MRB /W9ICQ is joined by Ed Durrant DD5LP ,Martin Rothwell M0SGL and ChrisHowards (M0TCH / N4CTH) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radionews. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodesfeature is the second part of our Ham Radio Friedrichshafen Review.
  • Ham Radio Skills for Dresden Students
  • Thai Licenses Invalidated
  • Ofcom take action in Cambridge
  • Disabled Teen Helped by Ham Radio
  • WSPR station with RF Board and Raspberry Pi
  • New World Distance records on 2.3 and 3.4 GHz Amateur / Ham Radio Bands
  • Ham Radio Deluxe Team Grows - UK Member Added
  • AREN Honoured by Cork County Mayor


The ICQPODCAST can be downloadedfrom http://www.icqpodcast.com

AmateurLogic 80: A Country Field Day

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:24
AmateurLogic 80: A Country Field Day

AmateurLogic.TV Episode 80 is now available for download.
George, Tommy and Wayne head back to the country for Field Day. We tried a few new things this year that worked out pretty well. Plus your viewer emails and more.
1:16:20
Download
YouTube

AmateurLogic 80: A Country Field Day

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:24
AmateurLogic 80: A Country Field Day

AmateurLogic.TV Episode 80 is now available for download.
George, Tommy and Wayne head back to the country for Field Day. We tried a few new things this year that worked out pretty well. Plus your viewer emails and more.
1:16:20
Download
YouTube

AMSAT to be featured on w5kub.com at 8 PM CT Tuesday night July 14.

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:04
AMSAT to be featured on w5kub.com at 8 PM CT Tuesday night July 14. (0100 UTC Wed) Tune in to hear history and future plans which include Fox -1C. This weekly live ham radio program is seen on w5kub.com and also simulcast on powerful shortwave station wtww on 5085 KHz. Ask questions via our chat room or call in phone lines. Hosts Tom Medlin W5KUB and Ted Randall WB8PUM

AMSAT to be featured on w5kub.com at 8 PM CT Tuesday night July 14.

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:04
AMSAT to be featured on w5kub.com at 8 PM CT Tuesday night July 14. (0100 UTC Wed) Tune in to hear history and future plans which include Fox -1C. This weekly live ham radio program is seen on w5kub.com and also simulcast on powerful shortwave station wtww on 5085 KHz. Ask questions via our chat room or call in phone lines. Hosts Tom Medlin W5KUB and Ted Randall WB8PUM

Twin Typhoons - Yet Again

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 12:18
The National Hurricane Center is tracking two systems in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico. Tropical depression Five-E has formed today and forecast to become a hurricane by 7-14-15.

NHC: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

The JTWC is tracking this and two western Pacific Typhoons:

JTWC: http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/

Twin Typhoons - Yet Again

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 12:18
The National Hurricane Center is tracking two systems in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico. Tropical depression Five-E has formed today and forecast to become a hurricane by 7-14-15.

NHC: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

The JTWC is tracking this and two western Pacific Typhoons:

JTWC: http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/

Amateur Radio Newsline is Back! Report #1967 is online!

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 01:11
Amateur Radio Newsline is Back! Report #1967 is online!

I am happy to announce that Amateur Radio Newsline is back and it feels good!!

We're hoping to come in around 18 minutes each week in 2 segments instead of nearly 30 minutes in 3 segments. We're a little shorter than that this week at around12 minutes, Bill, Skeeter and Don talked about making ARNewsline a bit shorter and more modern sounding in a conversation before Bill passed, Bill was in agreement.

The entire newsline team would like to remind you that there are many ways to listen and/or read the weekly news reports, you can go straight to the ducks mouth and visit www.arnewsline.org where you can get the Text, RSS, iTunes and the MP3 version of the weekly newscasts.

Another way is to become a member of the Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/ARNewsline/
Not only do you get the weekly newscasts but you get up to date, current, breaking news along with many other amateur radio news bulletins that may be time sensitive. The ARNewsline Facebook page is "all the news all the time". Member posts are moderated for a specific criteria.

Yet another great way is to subscribe to the weekly ARNewsline Yahoo Groups E-Mail list at arnewsline-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
The weekly ARNewsline reports will be sent to your email or you can read it on the Yahoo Groups page.
The email group posting is closed for members, the email list is for "the reports, only the reports and nothing but the reports".

Don't forget the "Old Skool Way"!!
Do a search within your area to listen to the ARNewsline reports on your local repeater.
There are many, many repeaters out there that play the weekly ARNewsline audio reports, ask around and/or tune around!

From all of the ARNewsline team, thank you all for your patients thru these difficult times, the ARNewsline reports are back and that was a "BIG" wish from Bill before we lost him...

Spread the word, share this post/email and help keep Bills vision, dreams and memory alive.

{ WA6ITF/sk de KB7TBT, it is only a flesh wound, 73 .. }

73
James
KB7TBT