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Saturday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Emergency Service organizations open doors to visitors

Chambersburg Police Cpl. Michael Taylor gets kisses from Rownan at the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services open house.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Franklin County, PA, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Life, Hobbies, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

QST

Amateur Radio Society of India Wants Less-Burdensome Amateur Radio Licensing Rules

The Amateur Radio Society of India - India's International Amateur Radio Union member-society - is continuing its efforts to make it easier to obtain an Amateur Radio license in that country, where excessive red tape is an accepted reality when dealing with government agencies. The latest attempt came in an August 19 letter from ARSI President Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN, to Ravi Shankar Prasad, who heads the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, World News, India,

Slashdot

UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

First time accepted submitter product_bucket writes A consultation published by the UK Radio Regulator Ofcom seeks views on its plan to remove the mandatory 15 minute callsign identifier interval for amateur radio licensees. The regulator also intends to permit the use of encryption by a single volunteer emergency communications organization.

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Slashdot

UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

First time accepted submitter product_bucket writes A consultation published by the UK Radio Regulator Ofcom seeks views on its plan to remove the mandatory 15 minute callsign identifier interval for amateur radio licensees. The regulator also intends to permit the use of encryption by a single volunteer emergency communications organization.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

QST

Radio Scouting Webinar Set

The presenter will be Jim Wilson, K5ND, chairman of the Boy Scouts of America's Radio Scouting Committee, president of the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association, and member of the World Scouting JOTA-JOTI Team. "Radio Scouting" includes all things Amateur Radio and Scouting.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KLEW-TV Lewiston

Firefighters respond to fast moving brush fire in canyon

A fast-moving fire Wednesday afternoon could've ended badly if it weren't for the quick response of firefighters from Lewiston and Asotin County. The brush fire broke out around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, and because of tall, dry grass and windy conditions, the fire moved quickly.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Lewiston, ID, Life, Hobbies

Government Executive

Army Eyes 4G Cellular Tech for Combat Communications

The Army's communications research center wants to evaluate the use of commercial, broadband cellular technology for battlefield communications, a move that could herald the beginning of the end for a similar system the Defense Department has struggled to develop and deploy since 1997.

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QST

ARES/RACES Volunteers Mobilize in Wake of Nevada Flash Flooding

ARES/RACES members in Clark County, Nevada, activated Monday, September 8, after heavy rains sparked flash flooding. The Amateur Radio volunteers deployed after being called up by local emergency managers to support communication during recovery efforts in the Moapa Valley northeast of Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Weather, Clark County, NV, Life, Hobbies, Moapa Valley, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Hurricane, Hurricane Norbert

Tue Sep 09, 2014

QST

Keynote Convention Speech of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, Available on YouTube

Fugate spoke before some 800 guests at the Friday evening convention banquet. Earlier that day, he and ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, signed a Memorandum of Agreement aimed at enhancing cooperation between the League and FEMA in the area of disaster communication.

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QST

Morse Learning Machine Challenge Catching on with Hams

Experimenter Mauri Niininen , AG1L, of Lexington, Massachusetts, reports that his Morse Learning Machine Challenge has been catching on among members of the Amateur Radio community. The goal of the competition is to build a machine that can learn how to decode audio files containing Morse code - a better "code trap," if you will ."

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Related Topix: Lexington, MA, Life, Hobbies, Science, Computer Science

Emery County Progress

Sinbad Ham radio club monthly meeting

Sinbad Desert Amateur Radio Club met for their first Thursday of August meeting at Joes Valley Marina. Joes Valley Marina is owned and operated by Scott and Mindi Labrum.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Emery County, UT, Carbon County, UT

KLEW-TV Lewiston

Partiers' trash Illia Dunes once again, beach closed until further notice

A popular beach site is closed after a large crowd visited over the weekend. About 1,800 people took a trip to the Illia Dunes on Saturday leaving behind an extensive amount of trash.

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Related Topix: Headphones, Life, Hobbies

Mon Sep 08, 2014

QST

FCC Enforcement Bureau Warns Two Hams for Failing to Identify Properly

The FCC Enforcement Bureau has released Warning Notice letters it sent in July to two radio amateur, advising them that it monitored transmissions in which they failed to identify properly. The Bureau posted the correspondence earlier this month on its Amateur Radio Service Enforcement Actions web page.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Inman, SC

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Letter: Spyware on school computers in Trinidad

Dear Sir: Thanks for publishing my letter ; the local news media have been highlighting the story in Trinidad and Tobago for the past five days. I listened to the Hon.

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Related Topix: Spyware, Science / Technology, Travel, Trinidad and Tobago Travel, Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Caribbean Travel, Central America, Life, Hobbies

Sat Sep 06, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Amateur Radio License Classes Being Offered

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club will be offering Amateur Radio license classes. The class will present the Technician Class license program.

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Related Topix: South Plainfield, NJ, Life, Hobbies, Plainfield, NJ

LongIsland.com

Nassau County Conducts Emergency Volunteer Training September 21st

September 5, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces a comprehensive hands-on emergency volunteer training session will be held Sunday, September 21st at 4 Towns Fireman Training Center located at 1650 Merrick Road in Merrick. The Nassau County Citizen Corps Training Exercise which runs from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. is open to any local CERT volunteers and amateur radio operators who would be activated in a declared emergency, scout volunteers are encouraged to participate in the training as well.

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Related Topix: Nassau County, NY, Merrick, NY, Life, Hobbies

Fri Sep 05, 2014

TheCourier.com

Radio club to host Hamfest Sunday

The Findlay Radio Club will sponsor its 72nd annual Findlay Hamfest Sunday at the Hancock County fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Admission is $7.

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Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Life, Hobbies, Computers

KLEW-TV Lewiston

Avista moves pole at 11th Ave & 8th St. Intersection, 4-way stop 9/8-9/10

Lewiston city leaders want everyone to know about some road work that could affect your commute Monday through Wednesday next week. The intersection at 11th Avenue and 8th Street will be turned into a four-way stop.

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QST

Tuskegee Airman and Congressional Gold Medal Recipient George Mitchell, K6ZE, SK

ARRL Life Member, long-time Amateur Radio operator and Tuskegee Airman George T. Mitchell, K6ZE, of San Diego, California, died September 4. He was 94. During World War II Mitchell In 2007, Mitchell was among the group of Tuskegee Airmen veterans to belatedly receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the United States' highest civilian award, for his wartime service. African-American servicemen had been barred from training as military pilots until the Roosevelt Administration, faced with a federal lawsuit and mounting protests, opened an aviation school at Tuskegee Institute, a traditionally black college in Alabama.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, African-American

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Design News

Always Inspect the Fuses

I purchased a video disk player after they had been replaced by VCRs because I found one for $20 with a bunch of disks. These were analog recordings on a disk about one inch more in diameter than a 33 RPM record -- assuming you're old enough to remember the 'vinyl' records.

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