Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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Monday, May 07, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
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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Sunday, August 17, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
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
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.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Monday, December 17, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
"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.
FOR WEATHER RADARS, ETC.
Why not contact your local Emergency Coordinator (EC), or Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), about the
NOAA NWS NOAA NWS NOAA NWS NOAA NWS
activity in your county or section? You can help the National Weather Service (NWS) and the residents of your area! They need on the ground weather reports during severe conditions.(IN WINTER TOO!) (CLICK ON TEXT FOR THE NATIONAL SKYWARN WEBSITE)
JUST A REMINDER......
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.
"A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it.
An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it."
EMERGENCIES AND A.R.E.S.
SALVATION ARMY TEAM EMERGENCY RADIO NETWORK
Just click here for the SATERN Website.