EVARC Events/Announcements

June 19, 2016
Vol 16, No 23

 

- IN THIS EDITION -

 

EVARC Upcoming Events/Announcements
Test Sessions
Hamfests/Conventions
From the ARRL Letter - June 16, 2016
     ARRL Now Offering New "Radio and Wireless Technology" Patch Program for Girl Scouts
     FCC Turns Away Petition to Permit Experimental Operation on Amateur Bands
     Polish DXer 3Z9DX Reported Ready to Return to North Korea on a Moment's Notice
     "The Magic Band" Lives Up to its Name in ARRL June VHF Contest
     White House Honors Limor Fried, AC2SN, Among "Champions of Change for Making"
     Nepal Radio Amateur Describes Earthquake Response Effort at West Coast Gathering
    
In Brief
Education and Training
Closing Items

   

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EVARC Upcoming Events/Announcements

   

Next meeting of the Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club
Date:  Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time:  08:30 AM
LocationBailey's Bistro & Lounge
                 1201 S 13th St
                 Norfolk, NE

Minutes from the May 2016 meeting are available and can be read on the EVARC Web page

Visitors and guests are always welcome to the meeting.

For more Information see the EVARC Web Page

 

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Field Day 2016

The Club will be participating in Field Day again this year.  The annual event will be Saturday through Sunday, June 25 - 26.  We will be setting up at The Park in Woodland Park, east of Norfolk starting Saturday morning, June 25.  Further details will be provided in the near future

 

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Special Event Station

The Club will be participating in the Norfolk 150 celebration on July 4.  We will set up at the Elkhorn Valley Historical Museum Monday morning July 4 and plan on operating from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  We will be using the club HF radio and mobile tower trailer.  Operations are planned to operate 14.280 MHz and 7.275 MHz.  If you can be available to help with set-up and/or operations please contact Nick Brekenfeld, KBØGMQ, or Monty Wilson, NRØA

 

Midwest Division / Nebraska Section News

The Midwest Division ARRL Newsletter for May 2016 is available on the EVARC Web site.

The Nebraska Sections news from January 18, 2016 has been posted.

 

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ARRL Legislative News

The ARRL Legislative News is now available on the EVARC Web site.  Check out what legislation is being proposed and status of on-going legislation.

 

 

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Test Sessions within 100 miles of Norfolk, NE

For more testing locations see the ARRL Testing Web page

 
 
06/14/2016
     Sponsor: Prairie Dog Amt Radio Club
     Date: Jun 14 2016 
     Time: 4:00 PM (No walk-ins) 
     Contact: Fred L. De Roos
                    (605) 665-2590
     Email: flderoos47@gmail.com
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: Christ the King Luthern Church
                    305 W 25th St
                    Yankton	SD	57078-1317
 
06/15/2016
     Sponsor: Amt Radio Assoc Nebraska
     Date: Jun 15 2016 
     Time: 6:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Allen D. Harpham
                    (402) 462-4619
     Email: aharpham@wd0dxd.com
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: The Grey Center
                    1100 N Elm Ave
                    Room 108
                    Hastings	NE	68901-9999
 
06/28/2016
     Sponsor: Southwest Iowa ARC
     Date: Jun 28 2016 
     Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Gregory S. Ross
                    (712) 566-2698
     Email: Greg.Ross@BHMI.COM
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: American Red Cross
                    705 N 16th St
                    Council Bluffs	IA	51501-0105
 
07/07/2016
     Sponsor: Lincoln ARC
     Date: Jul 07 2016 
     Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Christopher W. Evens
                    (402) 613-3484
     Email: webmaster@cvctrailblazers.org
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: Northside Cafe
                    2701 N 48th St.
                    Lincoln	NE	68504-1425
 
07/12/2016
     Sponsor: Prairie Dog Amt Radio Club
     Date: Jul 12 2016 
     Time: 4:00 PM (No walk-ins) 
     Contact: Fred L. De Roos
                    (605) 665-2590
     Email: flderoos47@gmail.com
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: Christ the King Luthern Church
                    305 W 25th St
                    Yankton	SD	57078-1317
 
07/13/2016
     Sponsor: Amt Radio Assoc Nebraska
     Date: Jul 13 2016 
     Time: 6:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Allen D. Harpham
                    (402) 462-4619
     Email: aharpham@wd0dxd.com
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: The Grey Center
                    1100 N Elm Ave
                    Room 108
                    Hastings	NE	68901-9999
 
07/22/2016
     Sponsor: Siouxland ARA
     Date: Jul 22 2016 
     Time: 7:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Gary L. Johnson
                    (712) 898-7631
     Email: garywy0v@msn.com
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: American Red Cross
                    4200 War Eagle Dr
                    Phone call is preferred
                    Sioux City	IA	51109-1700
 
07/26/2016
     Sponsor: AksarbenARC/Omaha Area VE Team
     Date: Jul 26 2016 
     Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Gregory S. Ross
                    (712) 566-2698
     Email: Greg.Ross@BHMI.COM
     VEC: ARRL/VEC
     Location: American Red Cross
                    2912 S 80th Avenue
                    Near 84th and Center
                    Lower Level West Side
                    Omaha	NE	68124-3250
 

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l Hamfests/Conventions

 

 
06/18/2016 
The Greater Midwest Radio Show
     Start Date: 06/18/2016
     End Date: 06/18/2016
     Location: Hastings College - Kiewitt Gymnasium
                    710 Turner Avenue
                    Hastings, NE 68901
     Website: http://greatermidwestradio.org
     Sponsor: Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska
     Type: ARRL Hamfest
     Talk-In: 145.130 - (PL 123.0)
     Public Contact: Allen Harpham , KBØASQ 
               1126 North Briggs Avenue Hastings, NE 68901
     Phone: 402-462-4619
     Email: info@w0wwv.org
 
07/09/2016
Pioneer ARC's 19th Annual Flea Market
     Start Date: 07/09/2016
     End Date: 07/09/2016
     Location: St. Charles Parish Center
                    8th & Locust Streets
                    North Bend, NE 68649
     Website: http://www.k0jfn.com
     Sponsor: Pioneer Amateur Radio Club
     Type: ARRL Hamfest
     Talk-In: 146.67/07
     Public Contact: Richard Mehaffey	, KBØARZ	
                              230 West 11th Street North Bend, NE 68649
     Phone: 402-652-3410
     Email: 4randjme@futuretk.com
  07/30-31/2016
Victoria Springs Hamfest
     Start Date: 07/30/2016
     End Date: 07/31/2016
     Location:
Victoria Springs SRA
                    Anselmo, Nebraska
     Website: http://cnarc.club/
 
 
09/10/2016
AK-SAR-BEN Amateur Radio Club Flea-Esta
     Start Date: 09/10/2016
     End Date: 09/10/2016
     Location: Sarpy County Fairgrounds 4-H Building
                    100 Main Street
                    Springfield, NE 68059
     Website: http://www.aksarbenarc.org
     Sponsor: Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club
     Type: ARRL Hamfest
     Talk-In: 146.940
     Public Contact: Dave Rice	, N0JSB	
                              8002 Crown Point Avenue 
                              Omaha, NE 68134
     Phone: 402-571-8915
     Email: davegr@netzero.net
 
 

For a complete listing of Hamfests go to the ARRL Hamfest Search page

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From the June 16, 2016 ARRL Letter

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ARRL Now Offering New "Radio and Wireless Technology" Patch Program for Girl Scouts

The ARRL has begun offering a new Girl Scouts “Radio and Wireless Technology” patch program that offers opportunities for participants to learn about wireless technology, including Amateur Radio. Scout leaders and Amateur Radio volunteers associated with the Greater Atlanta Girl Scout Council, and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains developed the program to incorporate information and exploratory activities that provide a backdrop for understanding radio communication. The program will encourage Girl Scouts to take on activities in which they will gain knowledge and skills, as well as kindle an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers.

“The initiative for the program came about through my conversations with hams who wanted to work with Girl Scouts as well as Boy Scouts and wanted a patch program that would introduce ham radio, as the ‘Radio’ merit badge does in the Boy Scouts,” said ARRL Education Services Manager Debra Johnson, K1DMJ. “I was introduced to a group of leaders with Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta who wanted to work in developing a new fun patch program for radio that would fit with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience structure. This group was joined by Jill Galus, KB1SWV, of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains in New Hampshire. We collaborated on this over the course of several years.” Galus’s father, “Skip” Youngberg, K1NKR, and a team from the Nashoba Valley Radio Club helped test drive the new patch program during “Thinking Day on the Air” this past February with Girl Scouts in Raymond, New Hampshire.

The program defines the requirements for Girl Scouts to earn the patch at the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador levels. Girl Scouts can learn the fundamentals of radio communication and wireless technology from broadcasting to smartphones and apply what they learn to connect people, provide safety, and explore related careers. In addition to acquiring the fundamentals, participants can explore radio science through hands-on learning with Amateur Radio, and use radio to talk around the world and for public service. They also can learn about the role of wireless technology in everyday life and in careers.

The program supports the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by enabling participants to discover, by exploring the natural world to learn about radio communications and wireless technologies; to connect by using knowledge of wireless technology to understand its capabilities and its limitations, and by becoming an informed citizen who understands how wireless technologies are regulated and used, and to take action to make a difference in their communities by making friends through radio contacts, providing public service and emergency communication, and raising awareness of career opportunities.

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FCC Turns Away Petition to Permit Experimental Operation on Amateur Bands

The FCC has denied the 2015 petition of a Missouri radio amateur seeking to have the Commission authorize low-power experimental activity on Amateur Radio frequencies. James Edwin Whedbee, N0ECN, of Gladstone, sought to amend FCC Part 97 Amateur Service rules to let radio amateurs conduct experiments on all Amateur Radio bands, subject to certain limits on duration, power, and bandwidth. The FCC declined to put his petition on public notice and invite comments.

"[T]he Commission's rules contain numerous provisions for experimentation and development of new radio equipment and techniques," the FCC said in a June 9 letter to Whedbee. "The Experimental Radio Service (ERS) rules contained in Part 5 permit a broad range of experiments, including in the Amateur Service, and prescribe the manner in which the radio spectrum may be made available to experiment with new radio technologies, equipment designs, characteristics of radio wave propagation, or service concepts related to the use of the radio spectrum."

The letter pointed out that the FCC "recently revised and streamlined" its Part 5 rules "to provide additional flexibility to innovators" and noted that Whedbee did not discuss in his petition whether those rule changes might address his concerns.

In the same stroke of the pen, the FCC denied a 2016 petition from Whedbee seeking to delegate to the chiefs of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) the authority to dispose of certain requests for exemptions, waivers, and rulemaking regarding new technologies or new application of existing technologies.

"The Commission has already delegated to WTB and OET authority to act on applications, waiver requests, petitions, and even some rulemaking matters, so long as they do not raise novel questions of law or policy which cannot be resolved under outstanding Commission precedents and guidelines," the FCC told Whedbee.

"[W]e conclude that [both] petitions present no evidence of an existing problem or other evidence meriting a rule change, and we dismiss the petitions," the FCC concluded.

Whedbee is no stranger to the FCC petition process. Earlier this year he petitioned the FCC to designate Morse (radiotelegraphy) Amateur Radio band segments as "symbol communication" subbands, and the FCC invited public comment on that request (RM-11769). In 2012, the FCC turned down Whedbee's request that the FCC declare homeowners associations' covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) unenforceable.

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Polish DXer 3Z9DX Reported Ready to Return to North Korea on a Moment's Notice

In the wake of a surprise "demonstration" operation from North Korea -- officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- in December, Polish DXer Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, is eagerly awaiting the call that will allow him to return to the most-wanted DXCC entity for another brief activation. Just when that will come could be anytime, however. DX-World and The Daily DX report that Grzyb has received confirmation that North Korea will authorize a 5-day operation, and he is ready to roll as soon as he gets word, which will be on short notice -- just enough time for him to book his flight, grab his gear, and head off. DX World reported that no notice would be given prior to the P5/3Z9DX activation itself.

There are other conditions: He may only operate on SSB and on one band, 20, 15, or 10 meters. No decisions will be made until Grzyb gets to the DPRK, however.

Over the course of his unanticipated December 20-21, 2015, activation -- the first in more than a decade -- P5/3Z9DX made nearly 785 SSB contacts, most of them on 15 meters. Nearly 600 of the contacts were with stations in Asia; P5/3Z9DX worked just 26 stations in North America. He has posted his log on ClubLog. The ARRL DXCC Department subsequently approved the P5/3Z9DX operation for DXCC. -- Thanks to The Daily DX and DX-World

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"The Magic Band" Lives Up to its Name in ARRL June VHF Contest

Six meters sounded more like an HF band during the ARRL June VHF Contest over the June 11-12 weekend, as sustained sporadic E (E-skip or Es) openings greeted participants. Some found 6 meter contacts so bountiful that they tended to neglect the other VHF/UHF bands, where conditions were more typical.

“As for why the contest weekend was so good, all I can say is that June can be good for E-skip,” said Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, the former “Propagation” editor for National Contest Journal (NCJ). “I think the term ‘sporadic’ in its name is well suited. We just don’t understand the detailed processes of 6 meter Es.”

For many, it was a 6-meters-only event, with the best conditions in several years and much of the action on CW. “This was the consummate 50 MHz festival, with wide open bands throughout most of the contest,” Bill Schwantes, W7QQ, in New Mexico, posted in his soapbox comments on the 3830 website. “For the first time in my memory I felt like a rate junkie, often reaching 200 per hour. What fun on 6, while ignoring long-haul, weak signal contacts on 144, 222, and 432.”

Bob Striegl, K2DRH, who boasts some serious VHF-UHF antennas in Illinois said the band “was going crazy” in the evening from the East Coast to Europe, and to Japan from the Midwest and South. “In a lull I tuned up JA7QVI, who was the strongest, and worked him on CW with low power! I even saw some action to the Caribbean when ZF1EJ and several COs and KP4s called me in my pileup. I also made a QSO with EA8DBM on SSB, when he was a true S-9.” The DX aside, Striegl’s philosophy is that trying to score new DXCC entities in an event such as this just slows things down, since DX contacts count the same as any other.

Mike Smith, VE9AA, in New Brunswick called it “A VHF (6 meter) contest I can write home about.” He was one station’s first 6 meter contact, “and I was tickled to do that.”

Top-tier HF contester Dan Street, K1TO, in Florida, made his first 6 meter contact with Japan during the ARRL VHF, only his third ever. “Conditions were amazingly different for all of us,” Street said in his soapbox post. “I watched in awe as the W1s seemed to have a contest-long opening to somewhere. EA8DBM’s skimmer made an incredible number of USA spots, and he worked stations out to the West Coast. Yet here in Florida, I never heard him once, nor even one European.”

Eric Gruff, NC6K, in California also didn’t get in on the excitement. “Another frustrating VHF contest from DM13,” he posted. “[T]he majority of the time, I spent listening to the same local stations calling CQ incessantly while the rest of the country was enjoying a huge opening.”

Charlie Panek, KX7L, in Washington, summed things up this way: “Every few years the planets line up right, and we get a good Es opening during the contest,” he said. “This was one of those years!”

The terrific conditions persisted at least into the next day, when former ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, reported working 121 Europeans from Connecticut, including two new ones — Greece and Romania — bringing his DXCC total to 101 on the Magic Band.

Lightning could strike twice on the same band, when the SMIRK Contest and the IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest take place on June 18-19.

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White House Honors Limor Fried, AC2SN, Among "Champions of Change for Making"

The White House will honor Adafruit founder Limor “Ladyada” Fried, AC2SN, on June 17 as one of 10 “Champions of Change for Making.” According to the announcement, while an engineering student at MIT, Fried became determined to create a company that focused on supporting the learning of electronics for makers of all ages and skill levels.

“These individuals were selected by the White House for their personal passion and tireless efforts to make advances in technology and platforms, educational opportunities, or spaces that empower even more Americans to become tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs,” the announcement said.

Fried founded Adafruit in 2005, and it has grown to now employ more than 100 individuals in a 50,000 square foot factory in New York City. As the company’s sole owner, she has committed to building both innovation and community and is known for creating resources for learning.

“When Limor Fried looks at a circuit board, she sees it as a series of aesthetic choices — a vehicle for self-expression, rather than simply the product of rational optimization,” Nicola Twilley wrote in the March 3 edition of The New Yorker magazine. Twilley quotes Fried as saying, “I want to show people that engineering isn’t something cold and calculated. Thinking like an engineer is a beautiful and fascinating way to see the world, too.”

Fried was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine, and she was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by Entrepreneur magazine. She also served on the NYC Industrial Business Advisory Council.

Adafruit has expanded its offerings to include tools, equipment, and electronics, which Fried personally selects, tests, and approves before it goes into the Adafruit store. In 2014 Adafruit was ranked number 11 in the top 20 US manufacturing companies and number 1 in New York City in the Inc.com list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies. Adafruit was featured for New York in Google’s 2015 Economic Impact report. It cited Fried as saying, “Engineering can be a force for good. We’ve done such a good job of showing what engineering is like, and who engineers are, that we can actually change generational thinking. You can really change somebody’s life, if you get to them early and inspire them.”

According to the announcement, the Champions of Change program was established as a way for the White House “to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.”

The White House will live stream the recognition ceremony on Friday, June 17, at 1700 UTC.

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l Nepal Radio Amateur Describes Earthquake Response Effort at West Coast Gathering

Amateur Radio’s “vital role” in the 2015 Nepal earthquake response was the topic on June 2 as the City of Santa Clara, California, hosted Sanjeeb Panday, 9N1SP, of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu Nepal. Given that the Silicon Valley and the Kathmandu Valley share the common geography of multiple, nearby earthquake fault lines, the subject was relevant. The Santa Clara Fire Department sponsored the presentation, with an eye toward applying the lessons learned in the wake of the Nepal earthquake to better prepare for a similar disaster in the Silicon Valley.

“The Nepali people have gone through a tremendous ordeal,” Panday told the audience. “If our experience can help others in different parts of the world [to] better prepare for disasters, then this can be regarded as a positive outcome.”

Nearly 100 spectators attended Panday’s presentation, including firefighters, emergency response officials, City of Santa Clara ARES/RACES members, Bay-Net participants, and members of the Nepali-American Community. Scout leader Richard Silkebakken, KM6CPH, and members of Cub Scout Pack 32 (Monterrey Bay Council) presented Panday with two hand-held transceivers for delivery to Scouts in Nepal. Also during the event, the office of US Rep Mike Honda presented the Global Nepali Professional Network (GNPN or CAN-USA) with a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.” Through its Radio Mala program, GNPN funded and helped to construct the only two Amateur Radio repeaters operating in Nepal during the earthquake.

Panday was in the US to attend the International Microwave Symposium (IMS), where he addressed a panel on Amateur Radio in post-secondary education. On June 1, he also spoke to the US Geological Survey.

Second-generation Nepali-American Suresh Ojha, W6KTM, said he was “thrilled that the international community is recognizing one of the heroes of the Nepal earthquake.” Even more gratifying, he added, was that the academic community and governments within the US are looking at Nepal’s earthquake experience with an eye to applying the lessons learned to the challenges faced in the US.

Panday invited all attendees to speak to the Kathmandu Valley via the 9N1SP repeater using IRLP and EchoLink.

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l IN BRIEF
  • The K7RA Solar Update - Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: It was a little scary to see the daily sunspot number at zero for 4 days -- June 3-6 -- but conditions seem to have recovered nicely. The average daily sunspot number for our June 9-15 reporting week was 29.1, up from 7.7 the previous week. Due to the way sunspots are counted, the minimum non-zero sunspot number is 11. A sunspot number of 11 means there is one sunspot (counting as one point) in one sunspot group (adding 10 points). A second sunspot raises the sunspot number to 12, unless that spot is on its own and not clustered with the other spot, in which case the sunspot number would be 22. So, that average daily sunspot number of 7.7 from the previous week is due to the fact that 4 out of the 7 days had sunspot numbers of zero; you would never see a day with an actual sunspot number of 7.7. Average daily solar flux this week was 88.3, up from 80.7. Predicted solar flux for the next month is pretty flat, at 85 on June 16-30; 80 on July 1-5; 85 on July 6-9; 92 on July 10-11; 95 on July 12-18; 92 and 90 on July 19-20, and 85 on July 21-27. Predicted planetary A index is 18, 12, and 8 on June 16-18; 5 on June 19-21; 8, 10, 12, and 8 on June 22-25; 1 on June 26-27; 5 on June 28-July 1; then 25, 20, and 8 on July 2-4; 5 on July 5-6; 8 and 10 on July 7-8; 8 on July 9-10; 5, 8, 12, and 8 on July 11-14; 5 on July 15-19; 10, 12, and 8 on July 20-22; 1 on July 23-24, and 5 on July 25-28. Sunspot numbers for June 9 through 15 were 22, 28, 40, 39, 27, 26, and 22, with a mean of 29.1. The 10.7 centimeter flux was 85.2, 84.9, 88.2, 94.1, 91, 87.6, and 87.3, with a mean of 88.3. Estimated planetary A indices were 4, 9, 11, 10, 9, 21, and 14, with a mean of 11.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 5, 9, 11, 9, 10, 15, and 15 with a mean of 10.6. In Friday's bulletin look for reader reports on recent 6 meter propagation.  Send me your reports and observations!

  • The Doctor Will See You Now! -  "Grounding" is the topic of the latest (June 16) episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn! Sponsored by DX Engineering, "ARRL The Doctor is In" is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like! Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast. Enjoy "ARRL The Doctor is In" on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for "ARRL The Doctor is In"). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices. If you've never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner's guide. Just ahead: "Are Linear Amplifiers Really Worthwhile?"

 

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l Education and Training
 
  • ARRL Certification and Continuing Education course registration - The ARRL has many ways to continue your education in things Amateur Radio.  For more information go to the ARRL FEMA ISP training web sitee.  Look for the 100, 200, and 700 series courses.

  • Weather Spotter Training - To be a certified Weather Spotter in the State of Nebraska, you must attend a weather spotter training session, take two on-line courses, and pass a written exam provided by your local Emergency Coordinator.  The on-line courses can be found on the ucar.edu

  • Did you know you can practice code on-line? The ARRL posts their code practice files on the web. These audio files can be played on line or downloaded for later play back on your own computer. Practice files are available for 5, 7.5, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 Words per Minute. To find the files click the following link: http://www.arrl.org/code-practice-filesssssss

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  • lCLOSING ITEMS

    The EVARC weekly net meets every Monday evening at 7:30 PM on the club 2 meter repeater (146.73 -). Check-in to the net to hear an update on activities of other club members,  announcements of local interest, and any late breaking information. Everyone is welcome to check in.

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    The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information to local hams with items of interest.  It is compiled from local, regional, and national sources an includes national, regional, and local news items and events.  Created by Monty Wilson, NRØA. Contact  NRØA with comments or questions.