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ARRL May Seek HF Data Privileges for Technicians

Among other actions taken by the ARRL board of directors at its July meeting, it tasked its executive committee with looking into the possibility of seeking “limited RTTY/data privileges for Technician licensees on 80, 40, and 15 meters,” according to a summary in the ARRL...
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Ham Radio: Old Technology Gets New Respect

ATLANTA –  Seeking reliable backup communication in a crisis, emergency managers are finding new solutions in an old technology: ham radio. “It’s just another avenue, another opportunity for us to be able to communicate,” said Herb Schraufnagel, public safety captain with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Emory HealthCare...
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Hand’s On With Ham Radio

Radio Shack’s original and core customer used to be the young man who was a tinkerer: ham and shortwave radio operators, guys who hacked telephones and built their own stereo components and even some early computer builders. Now kids are passively entertained with a cornucopia...
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Amateur Radio-Developed Software Assisting in Search for Missing Airliner

US Navy personnel helping to look for missing Malaysia Air Flight MH370 are using the signal-processing and analysis package Spectrum Laboratory by Wolf Buescher, DL4YHF, to analyze recently detected 37.5 kHz “pings” that may be from the missing plane’s “black box.” Some Spectrum Laboratory screen shots as seen aboard the...
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Art Bell Leaves SiriusXM

Dark Matter is over only after 6 weeks this was on artbell.com “Art Bell, the radio icon that joined the SiriusXM line-up on September 16th is leaving the air after just a month and a half.  While passionate satellite radio fans may not want to hear...
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Another “Last Man Standing” Ham Radio Episode

“Last Man Standing” producer John Amodeo, NN6JA, reports that lead character Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) finally gets on the ham bands during the program’s Thanksgiving episode, which was shot in mid-October and scheduled to air on November 22 on ABC. According to John, Mike heads...
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Heathkit is Back in the Kit Business

By popular demand, Heathkit is bringing back the kit building tradition.  Successfully building your own products provides a sense of pride and accomplishment, not realized by simply buying something off the shelf. In late August, Heathkit will debut their new line of Do-it-Yourself kits for...
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ABC Comedy Featuring Ham Radio Renewed

“Last Man Standing,” the ABC-TV comedy starring Tim Allen, has been renewed for a third season, according to the program’s producer, John Amodeo, NN6JA. In the program, Allen’s character is a licensed amateur and has stations set up in his office and his basement, both...
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The Dummy’s Guide to PSK31 Setups

Found this on a QRZ forum and I have tested this and but to bed the rumors you need a sound card for PSK31. Rule 1) THROW OUT YOUR HESITATION, and most importantly stick that money back in your wallet! you don’t need a cent to try PSK31. Really,...
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