Tethering Bitcoin to WSJT for Network Resilience

These new digi-modes, originally inspired and developed by and for amateur radio and scientific pursuits, may have other significant professional applications.

"This past weekend at the Scaling Bitcoin 2017 conference at Stanford University, two individuals discussed a new method of providing the Bitcoin network with more censorship resistance by utilizing weak signal radio communications. Stanford University’s Elaine Ou (KM6NCF) and the computer scientist, Nick Szabo, introduced a project…

Tethering Bitcoin to WSJT for Network Resilience
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Captain Dave KI4THY Phone Patch Honors Veterans Day

Last Friday, November 10, Captain Dave KI4THY, honored Veterans for Veterans Day via 3rd Party Traffic Phone Patch by calling VFW Posts in South Korea, Japan, and Guam and thanking them for their Service.

Many Hams joined in to Thank the Veterans on the Phone Patch for their service.

In response, Donald Kelley, Commander of VFW Post 10223, at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, sent Captain Dave, KI4THY, a Thank You Letter, to show his appreciation for calling Camp Humphreys….

Captain Dave KI4THY Phone Patch Honors Veterans Day
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Michigan Section Manager Appointment Begins on January 1

Jim Kvochick, K8JK, of Brighton, Michigan, has been appointed as Michigan Section Manager for the first half of next year. His appointment will begin on January 1, 2018, and will continue through June 30. Kvochick was appointed by ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, in consultation with ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, and outgoing Michigan Section Manager Larry …

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Ballots Counted in 2017 Director, Vice Director Elections

 

 

The votes are in, and the ballots have been tallied at ARRL Headquarters in contested Director and Vice Director elections.

In a two-way race to fill the Dakota Division Director’s chair being vacated by Kent Olson, KA0LDG, the Division’s members have elected Matt Holden, K0BBC, of Bloomington, Minnesota. Holden, the current Vice Director, received 698 votes, while Dean Summers, N0ND, of Dicki…

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Solar Xrays Oscillate D Layer Ionosphere

A team of scientists led by solar physicist Laura Hayes, investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth's ionosphere. They discovered oscillating pulses in the D layer of the ionosphere at Low Frequency [transatlantic propagation at 24 kHz LF] mirrored X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) oscillations during a July 24, 2016 flare. It has now become clear that solar flares exhibit quasi-periodic pulsations with timescales of minutes at X-ray energies; it had not been…

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2090 for Friday, November 17, 2017

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2090 for Friday, November 17, 2017Audio – https://www.arnewsline.org/s/Report2090.mp3

Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2090 with a release date of Friday, November 17, 2017 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.
The following is a QST. A court dismisses a defamation suit against the ARRL. A pioneer of software-defined radio dies — and a Special Event station in India prepares to honor a 19th century "father of wireless." All this and more as Amateur Radio…

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2090 for Friday, November 17, 2017
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