High Valley Amateur Radio Club
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Wasatch Back Tri County Amateur Radio Group
Morgan, Summit, Wasatch
Time: 9:00 P (2100)
Freq: 147.360 MHz PL 100 Hz
Day: Second Thursday
Time: 9:00 P (2100)
Freq: 145.610 MHz
Day: Second Thursday
Time: 8:30 P (2030)
Freq: 145.010 MHz
Wasatch County Hams
|ARRL Website Will Be Unavailable on September 19 Starting at 2000 UTC|
Date Published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:43:00 -0400
The ARRL website is scheduled to be offline on Friday, September 19, starting at 2000 UTC. The length of the outage could run for several hours and possibly into Saturday, September 20. The ARRL IT Department will be performing maintenance in the process of testing and, if feasible, switching the site to a new server.
A “Down for Maintenance” message will appear for the duration of the outage wh...
|FCC Turns Down Petition to Create a 4 Meter Band in the US|
Date Published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:42:00 -0400
It does not appear that US radio amateurs will gain a new band at 70 MHz anytime soon. The FCC has denied a Petition for Rule Making filed earlier this year by Glen E. Zook, K9STH, of Richardson, Texas, seeking to add a 4 meter band to Amateur Radio’s inventory of VHF allocations. Zook had floated the proposal in 2010, and his petition was dated January 27, 2010, but the FCC said it did not rec...
|High-Value ARRL “Red Badgers” Will Hand Out Centennial QSO Party Points on September 21|
Date Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:34:00 -0400
The next ARRL “Red Badges on the Air” activity is just days away. On Sunday, September 21 UTC (starting the evening of Saturday, September 20, in US time zones), holders of red ARRL name/call sign badges will be on the air en masse, offering a chance to boost your ARRL Centennial QSO Party total. ARRL officers, elected officials such as Director or Section Manager, as well as Headquarters staff...
|IARU Region 1 General Conference, IARU Administrative Council to Meet in Bulgaria|
Date Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:25:00 -0400
Representatives of the countries comprising IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia) will gather this month for the Region 1 General Conference. The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs, (BFRA) will host the meeting September 21-26 in Albena on the Black Sea Coast. Regional general conferences are held every 3 years.
“At General Conferences IARU Region 1 makes major d...
|AMSAT-NA Announces Board of Directors Election Results|
Date Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:53:00 -0400
AMSAT-NA has announced the results of its recent Board of Directors election. These candidates have been elected to serve 2-year terms: Tom Clark, K3IO; JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM; and Lou McFadin, W5DID.
Jerry Buxton, N0JY, will serve the year remaining on the term of the late Tony Monteiro, AA2TX.
The First Alternate is Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, and the Second Alternate is Frank Griffin, K4FEG.
|Qatari Es’hail 2 Satellite will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Transponders|
Date Published: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:27:00 -0400
Gunter’s Space Page has reported that the Es’hail 2 communications satellite will carry analog and digital Amateur Radio transponders. The new satellite, which will be operated by Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, will be in a geostationary orbit, positioned at the 26° East “hotspot” position for TV broadcasting to the Middle East and North Africa. Launch is planned for late 2016.
|“Last Man Standing” Special Event Set for September 28|
Date Published: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:50:00 -0400
A Hollywood-style Amateur Radio special event is set for later this month from the so-called “Seinfeld Stage” on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City, California. The K6H “Hollywood Hamnado” special event station will be on HF and D-STAR, September 28, from 1400 until 2200 UTC. Hosts for the event will be Amateur Radio crew members of the ABC television series “Last Man Standing.” On the sh...
|Colorado ARES Team Wins an Honorable Mention in Citizen Corps Awards |
Date Published: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400
The Boulder County (Colorado) ARES team (BCARES) received an honorable mention in the Citizen Corps 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the nationwide award recipients on September 3.
BCARES was cited under the Technical Innovation category for its use of Amateur TV and APRS and for its Mountain Emergency Radio Network (MERN...
|Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Your Message from Space — But Hurry!|
Date Published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:53:00 -0400
The Amateur Radio payload on the lunar-orbiting 4M-LXS spacecraft will carry up to 2500, 13-character digital messages into space for retransmission via JT65B mode on 145.990 MHz. But wannabes will have to act fast. The message collection site will close Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 Central European Time (1100 UTC) the 4M website announced today. China recently announced plans to launch the...
|New $21.40 Vanity Call Sign Fee Now in Effect|
Date Published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:13:00 -0400
The new Amateur Service vanity call sign regulatory fee of $21.40 became effective on September 11. The FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (R&O) on August 29, in which it recalculated the fee to $21.40 for the 10-year license term. The $5.30 increase represents the largest vanity fee hike in many years. In past years, new vanity fees did not become effecti...
|W1AW Centennial Operations Heading to North Carolina and Connecticut on September 17 (UTC)|
Date Published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:52:00 -0400
The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Colorado, New Hampshire, and Texas. W1AW operations will transition starting at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 17 (the evening of September 16 in US time zones), to North Carolina (W1AW/4) and Connecticut (W1AW/1). W1AW has visited each of the 50 states for at least 1 week so far du...
|Amateur Radio Society of India Wants Less-Burdensome Amateur Radio Licensing Rules|
Date Published: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:29:00 -0400
|The K7RA Solar Update|
Date Published: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:05:00 -0400
We saw a nice increase in the level of solar activity this week, and the outlook for the near term looks good, or at least, interesting.
Average daily sunspot numbers for the period September 4-10 increased from 85.1 to 152.1, and average daily solar flux rose from 126.7 to 155.8. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index declining from 14.7 to 7.9, and average mid-latitu...
|No Easy Answers for RadioShack’s Slow, Downward Slide|
Date Published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:07:00 -0400
|Radio Scouting Webinar Set|
Date Published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:40:00 -0400
A webinar, "What is Radio Scouting and What Does it Mean to Me?" is set for September 18 at 0100 UTC (Wednesday evening, September 17, in US time zones). The presenter will be Jim Wilson, K5ND, chairman of the Boy Scouts of America's Radio Scouting Committee, president of the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association, and member of the World Scouting JOTA-JOTI Team.
“Radio Scouting” includes all things Am...