FCC Fines Drone-Maker, Pennsylvania Ham


In two unrelated actions, the FCC is proposing a fine of nearly $3 million for a drone manufacturer it says is using unauthorized audio/video transmitters in its devices, and agreed to a $7,000 payment from a Pennsylvania ham to settle a 4-year-old enforcement action for interference on 14.313 MHz.

Continue reading FCC Fines Drone-Maker, Pennsylvania Ham

WEST TEXAS FIELD DAY TOUR

June 23 and 24, 2018

Saturday morning dawned bright and early for Shirley and I as we prepared for our round robin tour of several ham radio clubs in the West Texas Section. I had decided that I would visit seven clubs in eight locations, as the Lubbock club was having Field Day at two separate locations. My wife Shirley KO5M and our dog Bear decided to keep me company on the trip. A decision that they may well regret. Looking back

Continue reading WEST TEXAS FIELD DAY TOUR

Broadcaster to Transmit Field Day Greetings in MFSK64

A 100 kW HF broadcast transmitter in Nauen, Germany, will send Field Day greetings to North American radio amateurs in MFSK64 mode during the weekly “Giant Jukebox” broadcast of The Mighty KBC on 9,925 kHz, June 24, 0000 – 0200 UTC. The MFSK64, centered on 1,500 Hz, will begin at about 0130 UTC. An RSID will be transmitted just before the transmission to guide decoding software to the correct mode and audio frequency.

Reception reports are invited. — Thanks to Kim Elliott, KD9XB

W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule

W1AW has announced its Field Day bulletin schedule. Those participating in Field Day can earn 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW or by K6KPH during its operating schedule on Field Day weekend. The Field Day bulletin must be copied via Amateur Radio. An accurate copy of the message must be included in your Field Day submission in order to earn the bonus points, which are available to all operating classes.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Continue reading W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule

2018 ARRL Field Day

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

“What Is Field Day” (Printable PDF Flier)

We welcome the public to come learn more about ham radio! Use our Field Day Locator to search for a Field Day site near you.

Objective-

Continue reading 2018 ARRL Field Day

Key City Amateur Radio Club conducts Technician Class

The Key City ARC, Abilene, Texas will conduct a Technician Class starting Saturday March 3, 2018.  Classes will be held at the Abilene Regional Hospital, Women Center starting at 8 a.m.  Classes will run approximately 8 weeks on Saturday mornings.  Contact Mike Roach 325-280-5174 or KF5ZQB@arrl.net

Nolan County Amateur Radio Association Conducts Technician Class

The Nolan County Amateur Radio Association, Sweetwater, Texas will be presenting a Technician Class starting February 13, 2018.  The classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m at the Nolan County Health Department on the corner of 12th Street and Elm Street.  The training will last four weeks.  Testing will be done the following Tuesday evening.

For more information, please contact Gary Armstrong, KC5NOX at 325-235-4110 or email at kc5nox@arrl.net

Pecos County Amateur Radio Club Opens New Clubhouse and Tower

Pecos County ARC Club President and Pecos County EC Benny Walker, KB5JXO announces that the new clubhouse and tower are now available for use.  This facility will also be used as an ARES Operations Center when needed.

The clubhouse contains a Radio Room and a Meeting room .  Outside is a 40 foot Tower.

Club members participating included:

Benny Walker-KB5JXO-Club President/ EC
Dwayne Bonham-KF5MSQ
Richard McGee-N5DLX-Vice President
Donald Lannom-KB5GLA
Joe Hallford-W5BQZ
Larry Mercado-KC5SLN
Robbie Dominguez-KF5AEJ-Secretary/Treasurer
Darren Hodges- KF5PEJ
Colby Taylor- KG5FYZ
Herb Rabinowitz-KG5EHO

  

 

TEXAS STATE PARKS ON THE AIR

April 7-8, 2018

Event will take place every year on the second weekend of April (except when Easter falls on the second weekend, then the contest is moved to the first weekend of April).  The Lake Area Amateur Radio Klub (K5LRK) enjoyed participating in this event in 2015 and 2016 and were sadened to hear that the initial sponsor Tom King, WK5DX, from Houston, who was running TSPOTA had gone silent key in 2015. The K5LRK club members decided that this was an event that should remain available as it provides a great opportunity for clubs to get out, have fun and enjoy our great state of Texas, so we carry on the torch for Tom! Please join us during this event, in a variety of state parks in Texas as we continue the Texas State Parks on the Air event!

For more information click here

Volunteers Invited to Assist in 2018 Boston Marathon


Opportunities for Amateur Radio and non-amateur volunteers are available for the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). Amateur Radio volunteers are needed for starting line, course, and finish line positions, and non-amateur volunteers are wanted for medical transportation and various other medical and logistical roles. Volunteer registration is open through Wednesday, February 7.

Those interested in volunteering for the 2018 Boston Marathon but unsure if they will be able to participate in April should register now and notify the volunteer coordinators later, if it turns out they will not be able to attend.

Continue reading Volunteers Invited to Assist in 2018 Boston Marathon