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UPDATED: Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2418 for Friday March 1st, 2024

BREAKING: HAM RADIO LOSES WELL LOVED MENTOR, BOB HEIL, K9EID IS A SILENT KEY - EXPEDITION ON INDIAN ISLAND DRAWS ATTENTION TO CYCLONE PERILS - YLS GATHER IN PARKS FOR A POTA PARTY - ARISS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF HAMS ON THE RADIO IN SPACE - FUNCUBE TRANSPONDER TO BE SILENT THROUGH MID-MARCH - VINTAGE RADIO MUSEUM'S HAM SHACK IS BACK ON THE AIR - SILENT KEY: EMERGENCY RESPONDER NORA RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, CO8NRR - LUNAR LANDER STILL FUNCTIONS DESPITE LANDING ISSUES - NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR - FCC HONORS PROGRAM SEEKS ENGINEERING APPLICANTS - OLDER STARLINK [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2417 for Friday February 23rd, 2024

- QUESTIONS LINGER OVER MISSING RADIO TOWER - SCOUTS ACHIEVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH ISS ASTRONAUT - DIGIPEATER IS BACK IN ACTION ON THE ISS - NEW RULES IN EFFECT FOR UK AMATEURS - AMATEUR LICENSE CHANGES BEGIN IN AUSTRALIA - INDIAN DXPEDITION TESTS DX ABILITIES OF VHF REPEATER - SILENT KEY, BILL HUDZIK, W2UDT, OF ARRL HUDSON DIVISION - LUNAR LANDER DELAYS LAUNCH OF CREW-8 ASTRONAUTS - SKYWARN NEEDS TRAINED SPOTTERS - AWARD HONORS THE OPEN INNOVATIVE SPIRIT OF HAM RADIO - DX CENTURY CLUB AWARD HONORS THE ELMERS BEHIND THE CHASERS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: NETS OF [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2416 for Friday February 16th, 2024

- PROPOSED LAW WOULD PROTECT HAM ANTENNAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA - LAWMAKERS SEEK FEDERAL PROTECTION FOR HAM RADIO ANTENNAS - NEW LICENSE PROCEDURES TAKING EFFECT IN AUSTRALIA - EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY SEEKS HAM INPUT ON PROPOSED SATELLITE PAYLOAD - LIFETIME AWARD FOR 50 YEARS OF RADIO COMMITMENT - SILENT KEY: CQ DX HALL OF FAMER BOB ALLPHIN, K4UEE - SILENT KEY: DMR's TGIF FOUNDER MITCH SAVAGE, EA7KDO - HIGH MARKS FOR PROTOTYPE ANTENNA SYSTEM AND SATELLITES - SIMPLEX RADIO NET SEEN AS SAFETY NET IN HAWAII - W. VIRGINIA FIRST RESPONDERS ORGANIZE NEW HAM CLUB - WORLD OF DX - [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2415 for Friday February 9th, 2024

- THIEVES DESTROY RADIO TOWER IN ALABAMA - SILENT KEY: TOP DXER, CONTESTER SLAVKO CELARC, S57DX - A BOOST FOR DEVELOPING NATIONS' CUBESATS - FAREWELL TO CUBESAT AO-92 - CHANGES TO UK LICENSES BEGIN THIS MONTH - RIDING RADIO'S ROAD TO PLUTO'S DISCOVERY - INT'L YL GROUP PLANS EVENT AT CZECH CONTEST STATION - NORTH BENGAL HAMS PROVIDE SUPPORT AT MAJOR FESTIVAL - EXPLORING SILICON VALLEY'S AMATEUR ROOTS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: AMATEUR RADIO PUT A SONG IN HIS HEARTSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2414 for Friday February 2nd, 2024

- TWO ARRESTED AFTER THEFT OF COPPER FROM DESTROYED RADIO TOWER - WINTER FIELD DAY FOCUSES ON PREPAREDNESS - ORGANIZERS LAUNCH STATE QSO CLUB CHALLENGE - FOR DXPEDITIONERS, A MEMORIAL TO A FRIEND - AMSAT MAKES PLEA TO KEEP GREENCUBE IN SERVICE - "HAM RADIO AND MORE" JOINS DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTION - FCC ADDING STAFF, VEHICLES FOR HUNTING PIRATES - NEW SOTA GROUP IS GROWING FOR WEST MALAYSIAN HAMS - STATEN ISLAND SCHOOL SERVES AS MODEL FOR HAM RADIO EDUCATION - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: MARITIME MORSE CODE PROVES SEAWORTHY, EVEN ON LANDSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2413 for Friday January 26th, 2024

- A GUYANA DREAM NO LONGER DEFERRED - ARRL DEFERS CONFLICT OF INTEREST VOTE; OKS FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - SILENT KEY: DAVE MILLS, W3HCF, CREATOR OF NTP - SILENT KEY: NOTED SOTA CHASER, BOB WARDEN, KU4R - HAMS GET CREDIT FOR ADVANCING THE INFORMATION AGE - LATEST MISSION TO BOARD ISS HAS ALL-HAM CREW - RACING EVENTS SEEN AS SHOWCASE FOR AMATEUR RADIO - HAMS DONATE RADIOS TO HUMANITARIAN EFFORT IN UKRAINE - FCC WEBINAR WILL GIVE OVERVIEW OF EXPERIMENTAL LICENSES - RSGB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO DO YOUTH OUTREACH - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: WHEN RADIO REQUIRED A LICENSE [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2412 for Friday January 19th, 2024

- VANDALS DESTROY OKLAHOMA RADIO TOWER - TEXT-MESSAGING FROM SPACE BECOMES A REALITY - CLASS LICENSE STRUCTURE ARRIVING IN AUSTRALIA - VERY LOW POWER DEVICES MAKING GAINS ON 6 GHZ - ARISS ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE FEATURES 3 ASTRONAUTS - PREPARE NOW FOR WINTER FIELD DAY - HAMSCI WORKSHOP TO REVIEW ANNULAR ECLIPSE FINDINGS - WRTC 2026 RECEIVES GRANT FROM YASME FOUNDATION - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: "UNDERGROUND RADIO" HAS DIFFERENT MEANING INSIDE BUNKERSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2411 for Friday January 12th, 2024

- TECH-SAVVY TEENS SCORE A DIRECT CONTACT WITH ISS - PRESENTATIONS NEEDED FOR EARTH-MOON-EARTH CONFERENCE - GERMAN AMATEURS GET 6-MONTH EXTENSION ON 160, 6 AND 4M - SILENT KEY: MARTIN ENGSTROM, N1ARY, MAINE'S "MARTY ON THE MOUNTAIN" - SILENT KEY: EAST COAST REFLECTOR'S TOM MOLYNEAUX JR., KE3GK - GRANT TO FUND AMATEUR TRAINING IN TECH SECTORS - NEWEST SATELLITES TO ENABLE EXPERIMENTAL TEXTING VIA SPACE - HAMCATION 2024 ANNOUNCES AWARD-WINNERS - HAMS PROVIDE MISSING-PERSONS RESOURCE AT RELIGIOUS PILGRIMAGE - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: PAYING TRIBUTE, ONE SCOTTISH ISLAND SUMMIT AT A TIMESCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2410 for Friday January 5th, 2024

- AMATEURS IN SRI LANKA RECALL TSUNAMI DISASTER - MOBILE BASE STATIONS TO EXPAND FREQUENCY USE WORLDWIDE - ELECTRONICS MUSEUM OFFERS FREE COURSE ONLINE FOR EXTRA CLASS - GUJARAT CONFERENCE WELCOMES INDIA'S SATELLITE ENTHUSIASTS - STUDENT PROJECT PROVIDES NEW SATELLITE FOR INDIA - SILENT KEY: BROADCAST VETERAN CHARLES EDWARD RICH, W8GCW - HRU MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY ON JANUARY 6TH - GETTING ON THE AIR TO CELEBRATE VINTAGE EQUIPMENT FROM KW ELECTRONICS - TEXAS TEEN CHOSEN FOR HIRAM PERCY MAXIM AWARD - ARRL WRAPS UP YEAR-LONG EVENT AND HONORS VOLUNTEERS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: RADIO BRINGS TWO OLD ACQUAINTANCES, [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2409 for Friday December 29th, 2023

- PLANNING BEGINS FOR DXPEDITION TO PETER THE 1ST ISLAND - CQ MAGAZINE SUSPENDS PUBLICATION - STRAIGHT KEY MONTH CELEBRATES A TRADITION - ARIZONA DESERT COMES ALIVE WITH QUARTZFESTHAMSCI ADVISOR BECOMES DIRECTOR OF HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY - GET READY FOR HAM RADIO KIDS' DAY - FRENCH AMATEUR'S SPECIAL EVENT HONORS POLISH MARTYR = SOTA ACTIVATORS PREPARE FOR YEAR-LONG 10M CHALLENGE - ARISS CONFERENCE TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF HAM RADIO - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: A TREASURED TRANSMITTER'S ENDURING MESSAGESCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2408 for Friday December 22nd, 2023

- HAMS HELP COMMUNITY RADIO STATION GET BACK ON AIR - GLOBAL RESPONSE TO SIGNALS FROM IRELAND'S 1ST SATELLITE - SILENT KEY: FORMER RAC PRESIDENT DANIEL LAMOUREUX, VE2KA - LASER SENDS NASA'S FIRST ULTRA-HD VIDEO FROM SPACE - CAMPUS IN INDIA BECOMES EMERGENCY-RESPONSE NEXUS - COMPANY PRODUCES VIDEO ON REPEATERS' EVOLUTION - PRESENTERS NEEDED FOR DIGITAL CONFERENCE - DXPEDITIONERS PLANNING TRIP TO VANUATU - BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION ADDING REMOTE OPERATION - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: IF CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE HAD BEEN A HAM, HE MIGHT HAVE WRITTEN THISSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2407 for Friday December 15th, 2023

- OFCOM MAKING CHANGES FOR UK HAMS IN 2024 - NEW YEAR BRINGS CLASS-LICENSE FORMAT TO AUSTRALIA - IARU MEMBERS ACT TO ELIMINATE NAVIGATION SERVICE INTERFERENCE - HAMVENTION THEME CHOSEN AS 'EXPANDING OUR COMMUNITY" - INVITE WRTC ORGANIZERS TO YOUR NEXT MEETING - DIGITAL LIBRARY RELEASES ITS WISHLIST FOR HOLIDAY AND BEYOND - AN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION VIA SSTV - "FLYING HAMS" ARE ON THE AIR - ESA EXPLORES POSSIBLE MICROWAVE AMATEUR PAYLOAD ON SATELLITE - AMATEUR IN AUSTRALIA MAKES ONLINE STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE - US ISLANDS PROGRAM LAUNCHES YEAR-LONG AWARD - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: HAMS' POSTAGE STAMPS ARE [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2406 for Friday December 8th, 2023

- HAMSCI RELEASES FIRST SOLAR ECLIPSE FINDINGS - FCC ISSUES WARNINGS TO LAND OWNERS FOR SUPPORT OF RADIO PIRACY - AMSAT-CA INCORPORATES, JOINS PROPOSED SATELLITE PROJECT - AMATEUR RADIO IN SPACE MARKS 40 YEARS OF QSOS - IRISH HAREC SYLLABUS AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOAD - DOCUMENT HELPS HAMS ADDRESS NEIGHBORS' RF SAFETY CONCERNS - SEASONED SOTA OPERATOR TO SURVEY YL INTERESTS IN SUMMITS - SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR HAMS AND RADIO TECHNOLOGY TOPS $2.1 MILLION - SPECIAL EVENT CELEBRATES NEW "WILLY WONKA" MOVIE - NEW HAM STATION FOR INDIA'S CYCLONE-PRONE ISLAND REGION - WRTC 2026 RELEASES LIMITED EDITION PADDLE - WORLD [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2405 for Friday December 1st, 2023

- FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH NIKOLA TESLA’S LAST REMAINING LAB - HAMS HELP TRACK DOWN LIFESAVING MEDICINE FOR ILL CHILD IN INDIA - FCC SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROPOSALS FOR 2200 and 630 METERS - SPACEX ASSURES FCC: NO RADIO INTERFERENCE FROM STARLINK - NASA RELEASES NEW VERSION OF ISS-SPOTTING APP - YOUTH ON THE AIR APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN - NEWSLINE TO ANNOUNCE INT'L NEWSMAKER AWARD WINNER - FCC OKS CROSS-BAND OPERATIONS WITH MILITARY FOR PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE - HISTORIC TRANSMITTER IN SWEDEN TO TRANSMIT TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE - AUSTRALIA'S TECHNORAMA UNITING HAMS, BROADCAST COMMUNITY - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2404 for Friday November 24th, 2023

- USING RADIOWAVES TO DIAGNOSE CLIMATE ISSUES - PINK SATELLITE INSPIRED BY BUSINESSMAN'S DAUGHTER - SILENT KEY: CHICAGO BROADCASTER, OUTDOORSMAN ORRIN BRAND, K9KEJ - UNIVERSITY'S NEW HAM RADIO TOWER PREPS STATION FOR ECLIPSE - HAM RADIO WORKBENCH GOES ON THE AIR FOR 200TH SHOW - HAMS BRING MISSING FATHER TO FAMILY AFTER 24 YEARS - A CHANCE FOR A QSO WITH KRENKEL MEDAL WINNERS - INDIANA AMATEUR RECEIVES ARRL TECHNICAL SERVICES AWARD - AMATEURS CELEBRATE GROWING ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE DISABLED - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: A LITTLE ANTENNA WITH A LOT OF CAN-DOSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2403 for Friday November 17th, 2023

- US STRATEGY TARGETS 5 BANDS FOR EXPANDED SPECTRUM USE - FCC REMOVES OUTDATED RESTRICTIONS ON DIGITAL MODES - FCC EXTENDS WINDOW FOR COMMENTS ON 60M PROPOSAL - VETERANS HONOR VETERANS VIA AMATEUR RADIO - "ROGUE SATELLITE" IS BAG OF TOOLS DROPPED BY ISS ASTRONAUT - SPECIAL CALLSIGN CELEBRATES WIA'S 90TH YEAR IN PRINT - ARRL ANNOUNCES 1ST 'WAS' WINNER ON 33cm BAND - HER RADIO, HER LIFE - AND HER MOVIE - TIMEKEEPER PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE TO ELIMINATING "LEAP SECONDS" - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: FOR ONE HAM, A QSL CARD FOR LIFESCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2402 for Friday November 10th, 2023

- FIRE DESTROYS KEY BEACON ON MADEIRA ISLAND - IN GERMANY, AN EASIER WAY TO REPORT RFI - INDIA CONTINUES WORK TOWARD CREWED SPACEFLIGHT - 'ADVENT CALENDAR' EVENT ACTIVATES UK BUNKERS - EVENT ENGAGES VINTAGE-STYLE RADIOS IN QSO PARTY - HAMS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT DE-ORBITING DUTCH CUBESAT - UK FOUNDATION TO SUBSIDIZE ENTRY LEVEL LICENSE EXAMS - STRAIGHT KEY CENTURY CLUB CONTEST - RAGCHEWS ENCOURAGED DURING ESSEX CW'S ACTIVITY WEEK - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: 'ALL THE LIGHT' THAT THEY COULD HEARSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2401 for Friday November 3rd, 2023

- INDIAN STATE COMMITS TO CULTIVATING AMATEUR STRENGTH - STARLINK SATELLITES LINKED TO RADIO TELESCOPE RFI - SILENT KEY: CHICAGO AREA BROADCAST LEGEND BILL CRANE, W9ZN - INDIA CONTINUES WORK TOWARD CREWED SPACEFLIGHT - DARC MEMBERS PAY TRIBUTE TO GERMANY'S 1st AM RADIO BROADCAST - UNUSUAL WEST COAST HURRICANE SURPRISES RESPONDERS - HAMS IN INDIA HELP ACCIDENT VICTIMS GET WORD TO FAMILIES - AFTER SINGLE-CAR ACCIDENT, A RESCUE BY REPEATER - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: A MOUNTAINTOP TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND OF HAM RADIOSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2400 for Friday October 27th, 2023

- FCC EYES NEW APPROACH TO WIRELESS ALERTS - GRANT TO AID MISSOURI REPEATER SYSTEM UPGRADE - REPEATER SYSTEM DISABLED BY TENNESSEE WILDFIRES - RUSSIAN AMATEUR QSOs ON 6-METRE BAND DEEMED LEGAL - BROADCAST CELEBRATES 80 YEARS FOR UK SHORTWAVE SITE - YLS PREPARE FOR NOVEMBER ALARA MEETUP - NEWSLINE TO PRESENT INTERNATIONAL NEWSMAKER AWARD - TAIWANESE STATION HOLDING SHORTWAVE EVENT - MERIT BADGES HIGHLIGHT FOR WISCONSIN JOTA WEEKEND - SWAINS ISLAND W8S DXPEDITION RELEASES QSO DATA - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: FAST RADIO BURST TAKES A "LONG PATH"SCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2399 for Friday October 20th, 2023

- THE WORLD CALLS CQ FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE QSO PARTY - SILENT KEY: CONTESTER, HAM RADIO LEADER WILLIAM SMITH K4WMS - AUSTRALIA MARKS 100 YEARS OF PUBLIC RADIO BROADCASTS - ARDC COMMITTEES SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - FCC LEVIES RECORD FINE UNDER PIRATE ACT - CANADIAN BROADCASTER HALTS TIME-KEEPING BROADCASTS - DARC SEEKS HELP WITH CQGMA PROJECT - SCOUTING'S BIG WEEKEND ON AIR AND ONLINE - HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY RETURNS IN PERSON - WORLD OF DX - CHANNEL ISLAND RADIO OPS ARE CHANNELING FRIENDSHIPSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

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