Caribbean Emergency Weather Net Activates; FEMA Announces Interoperability Nets

Jeff Austin, 9Y4J, Emergency Coordinator Advisory Group, IARU Region 2, Area E, reports that the Caribbean Emergency Weather Net (CEWN), activated at 1030 UTC on 3.815 MHz. The net will use 3.815 and/or 7.188 MHz as propagation dictates. The CEWN will provide 24-hour coverage during the passage of Hurricane Maria and in the storm’s immediate wake, in case there is a need to pass health-and-welf…

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Ham Radio 360: Workbench -32 Frequency References w/K4FMH

Are you curious about what the “10 MHz” connector on the back of your test equipment does? Interested in calibrating an SDR to reduce tuning error? Do you want an accurate frequency source for tuning radios? How about a super accurate sense of what time it is?

In this Episode of the Workbench Podcast, Dr. Frank Howell K4FMH joins Jeremy and George to talk about GPS Disciplined Oscillators and Frequency References for your workbench..

Ham Radio 360: Workbench -32 Frequency References w/K4FMH
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IARU Administrative Council Considers New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) believes high-power wireless power transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles has significant potential for interference with radio communication. That assessment came as the AC met on September 15 and 16 in Landshut, Germany, immediately prior to the IARU Region 1 Conference, to review its priorities and positions with r…

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Hurricane Redux: Amateur Radio Community Goes on Alert for Maria

Caribbean Island residents and the Amateur Radio community have hardly had a chance to catch a breath from Hurricane Irma as recovery operations continue, but now Hurricane Maria is knocking on the door. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated today on 14.325 MHz, with plans to maintain operations on that frequency during the day and on 7.268 MHz after dark.

“As propagation dictates, we may oper…

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HamRadioNow 345: Appliance Boy meets Circuit Girl

Jeri Ellsworth, co-founder of the Augmented Reality company castAR (among many, many other things) has added ham radio to her list of accomplishments. She's now AI6TK. We spotted her at the Dayton Hamvention this year (AmateurLogic TV snagged the interview).

And she just attended the ARRL/TAPR DCC in St. Louis with her friend Amy Herndon…

HamRadioNow 345: Appliance Boy meets Circuit Girl
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FCC Posts Start Date For LF/MF General Use

Today the FCC finally posted the notification for Part 97 mods, allowing
general amateur operation on the 137 and 472 kHz bands. Legal operation
is expected to commence on Oct. 16, 2017.

However, if operation is planned, one must 'register' with the UTC via their
website, here: https://utc.org/plc-database-amateur-notification-process/

If they don't tell you formally that you CAN'T operate within 30 days, you are…

FCC Posts Start Date For LF/MF General Use
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Hurricane Irma, Surviving The Storm, HAM RADIO!

My thoughts and prayers are with EVERYONE who have their lives ruined by these storms in 2017.
This is probably the most comprehensive and most educational video I have ever posted on my channel. If you live in a Hurricane prone area, IF you live in Florida, IF you don't know what's going to happen when a hurricane hits, then THIS video is for you.

I watched some despicable actions of people "preparing".. Half the people do not even know how to panic….

Hurricane Irma, Surviving The Storm, HAM RADIO!
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ICQPODCAST Episode 248 – Trying 60m with SOTABeam BandHopper Antenna

In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) Edmund Spicer (M0MNG), Bill Barnes (N3JIX) and Martin Rothwell (M0SGL) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Trying 60m with SOTABeam BandHopper Antenna by Martin Butler M1MRB/W9ICQ.

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ICQPODCAST Episode 248 – Trying 60m with SOTABeam BandHopper Antenna
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QSO Today 163 Steve Herman W7VOA, VOA White House Correspondent

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Steve Herman, W7VOA’s, love of amateur radio and media led him into a career as a news correspondent for the Associated Press, freelance overseas journalist, and ultimately with the Voice of America (VOA) as its White House correspondent, traveling and reporting on the President of the United States. Even with his 24 X 7 busy schedule, W7VOA has time for amateur radio and this QSO Today with Eric, 4Z1UG.

Show Notes: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/W7VOA

QSO Today 163 Steve Herman W7VOA, VOA White House Correspondent
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