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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

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Monday, May 07, 2012

The Commission requires that repeaters be under the supervision of a control operator and not only expects, but requires, such control operators and licensees to be responsible for the proper operation of the repeater system. Control operators may take whatever steps are appropriate to ensure compliance with the repeater rules, including limiting the repeater use to certain users, converting the repeater to a closed repeater or taking it off the air entirely.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Look for the new KD2SL six (6) meter repeater sometime in May if all goes well. The current authorized frequency is 53.670 Mhz. KD2SL will very much appreciate any and all activity and/or reports on his new repeater. 73/The Edtor.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

STATION ID

An amateur station "must transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication, for the purpose of clearly making the source of the transmissions from the station known to those receiving the transmissions".

Monday, February 20, 2012

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F.C.C. ACTIONS

Just a short note regarding the FCC Action updates found by scrolling down, The frequency of these updates is up to the FCC. I have no control over how recent they are. 73/88.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

RULE GLANCES

Not being a citizen of the country that issued the amateur service license
would disqualify a foreign amateur operator from being authorized for alien
reciprocal operation in places where the FCC regulates the amateur service.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Official Observers...There To Help

The "Official Observers" are often misunderstood. They are a dedicated group of "hams" who give of their time and experience to help our great hobby. OO's have no enforcement powers. They send helpful notices to fellow amateurs when they deem it necessary. They can and do provide the FCC with evidence (tape recordings etc.) to support investigations in serious cases. Most (should be all) OO's use common sense and are not "nit-pickers". They also send notices recognizing good operating. So don't believe everything you hear regarding the Official Observer program. It's there for YOU!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

WANT TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL OBSERVER?

Do you think you would like to become an OO? It's not for everyone but you may be the one to join over 700 other dedicated OO's in the 50 states. If you are really interested contact your respective Section Manager (SM) for more detailed information and requirements. He/She will be happy to discuss the appointment with you. If you don't know who your SM is ask around or check the listing in the first few pages of QST magazine. With todays influx of new hams and crowded frequencies on some bands, more OO's are needed. I was an OO in the 50's and 60's and still am today. OO's are the Amateur Radio Auxiliary of the F.C.C. 73.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

SUNSPOT CYCLES 1750-2007

11 YEAR CYCLES



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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Monday, December 17, 2007

GONSET COMMUNICATOR

 
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MY FIRST TWO METER RIG (AM) WITH AN 11 ELEMENT CUSHCRAFT. ABOUT SIX (6) WATTS. WOW! WHAT A POWERHOUSE!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

ECHOLINK...CHECK IT OUT!

"EchoLink" by Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD, is a useful and fun mode of communicating. I've used it since January (2005), and although it's not a daily activity in my case, it is enjoyable. All you need is the "EchoLink" software, a computer and any old microphone. I use a cheap Radio Shack mike here. Some use the one built into their webcams. I use the strictly Internet method. You can also link your rig to the system, either simplex or through a repeater.
To download the free program go to Echolink.org.
Just down the street or around the world, you never know where your next contact may be. Check it out if you get a chance.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


MY FIRST RIG....1953

Although this photo is of W5VID's first rig, it is identical to mine as a Novice in July of 1953. I built it and my best DX on 80 was Georgia. My power supply looked different,(it was on a metal chassis) but the transmitter is the same "Sucker Stick" rig.......73, K2DYB.
P.S., 2nd Rig was a Heathkit AT-1 and 3rd was a Heathkit DX-40. Then a used Collins 32-V3. Receivers were a National NC-57B, then a Hammarlund HQ-110 and finally a Hammarlund HQ-170C.
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WHETHER OR NOT, THERE'S WEATHER.

JUST A REMINDER......

If you are in contact on a frequency and decide to change to another one, remember to sign with your station ID before leaving. Just to say "O.K., I'll meet you there" isn't legal. Even though it seems like all one contact, it really isn't. Your contact ends when you finish on the first frequency and a new contact begins on the new frequency. This is why you have to sign off with your call letters before QSYing.

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The Commission requires that repeaters be under the supervision of a control operator and not only expects, but requires, such control operators and licensees to be responsible for the proper operation of the repeater system. Control operators may take whatever steps are appropriate to ensure compliance with the repeater rules, including limiting the repeater use to certain users, converting the repeater to a closed repeater or taking it off the air entirely.





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Some people call CW a MODE but in
reality it is an autonomous LANGUAGE.

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