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Dust off those keys and paddles! The CW Rookie Roundup - the last Rookie Roundup event for 2013 - takes place Sunday, December 22, 1800 through 2359 UTC.
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<![CDATA[With the holiday spirit in mind, The Des Moines Register editorial board is bestowing a rose each day in December in recognition of the good that is found in Iowa. (Send your rose recommendations to editorial writer Rox Laird at email@example.com.) -- Randy Evans, Opinion editor A rose to the memory of James Van Allen, whose spirit lives on at the University of Iowa. Iowans can be forgiven for not paying closer attention to what goes on inside a classroom building with offices and research laboratories on the northeast side of downtown Iowa City. The building is named for the late U of I astrophysicist famous for his discovery of radiation belts encircling the Earth. The existence of the bands of radiation was one of the first big discoveries of the space age, and they now bear his name. Inside Van Allen Hall, some of the world's leading scientists are connecting with the heavens using instrument packages designed and built in one of the pioneering homes for space research. One such instrument package is aboard a spacecraft called Juno, which is on its way to Jupiter. When the craft was making a swing near Earth recently, scientists in Iowa City arranged for licensed amateur radio operators around the world to send a simple message using a decidedly 19th century technology -- Morse Code -- to say "hi" to Juno to test the instrument. Some 1,400 ham radio operators sent the message, and the test was a success, even when the craft was still 23,000 miles away from the Earth. It was the first time in history that ordinary Earthlings have been able to communicate directly with a passing interplanetary object. Imagine if all those students who take the introduction to physics course for freshmen at the University of Iowa were able to comprehend as easily communications from the professors who are in the same room.
The Orange CERT graduated and swore in 15 new members on Wednesday, Dec. 11, swelling the ranks of the team to 55 members; 12 of which are ham radio operators.
The kindly faced mother, wearing an apple-pie's-in-the-oven housedress, is knocking on her son's bedroom door, trying to get him to dampen down the racket.
ADIF to Cabrillo is a compact application designed to help you convert the log files for amateur radio transmissions.
One of Juno's sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also had a unique view of the Earth-moon system.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Hears Amateur Radio Operators Say 'Hi': Message Was First-Of-Its-Kind for an Interplanetary Spacecraft - Thousands of amateur radio operators around the world were able to say "Hi" to NASA's Juno spacecraft Oct. 9 as it swung past Earth on its way to Jupiter.
ADIF Filter is a practical tool for the users who want to split their ADIF logs by filtering the content.
"Ham radio really is the original social network and as it developed as the technology grew the government established a federal radio commission which ended up giving the radiometers the worst possible frequency.
Bill Gibbons, K2TQC, of Jamesville, New York, is the recipient of the ARRL Diamond DXCC Challenge trophy.