Don Wilbanks (AE5DW) introduces the 2019 Young Ham of the Year recipient Dhruv Rebba (KC9ZJX) at the Huntsville Hamfest.
Riley Hollingsworth to Head Up New ARRL/FCC Joint Enforcement Initiative
Former FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, is heading up a revamped version of the former Official Observer Program, this time with much more involvement from the FCC
Don Wilbanks (AE5DW) introduces 2018 Young Ham of the Year recipient Bryant Rascoll for ARN's 25th anniversary of the award. The entire presentation audio is available below.
Here is the audio of the contact made on May 31, 2018 between Princess Elettra Marconi, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, from Cape Cod, Massachusets and members of the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs at Signal Hill. With our thanks to Art Donahue W1AWX and Barbara Dugan N1NS.
What you're about to hear is the Final Call for Jim Sellars N0UAM who became a Silent Key on May 22. Rob KD1CY was net control for this tribute on May 26, just before the WX4NHC annual test. Our thanks to Lloyd Colston KC5FM.
Remembering the passing of Art Bell (W6OBB) who left us on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the age of 72 at his southern Nevada home. From a 2016 interview between Art Bell and QSO Today's Eric Guth. The excerpts were provided to Amateur Radio Newsline courtesy of Hap Holly's RAIN report.
Announcement for 2017 Young Ham of the Year Award winner, Marty Sulliway (KC1CWF) at the Huntsville Hamfest.
Hear Tony Hutchison (VK5ZAI) have first contact with Aleksandr Serebrov, connecting the cosmonaut to schoolkids who had a barrage of questions for him. The contact also formed the basis for the long friendship the two men developed in the ensuing decades until Serebrov's death. All in this weeks' Amateur Radio Newsline™ 2074 EXTRA:
Don interviews 13 year old Bryant Rascoll (KG5HVO), the 2017 winner of the Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure Essay contest!
Bryant won the following:
- Alinco DX SR8T
- 50' of coax
- Jetstream power supply
- Jetstream JTV 680 vertical antenna.
- Inclusion to a DXpedition in Costa Rica
Here's a video of Bryant receiving his award:
Hear details on the history of Amateur Radio Newsline from an interview Don Wilbanks (AE5DW) had with long time friend of Bill Pasternack (WA6ITF/SK), Robert Sudock (WB6FDF). Recorded in 2016.
Hear the complete inverview, uninterrupted of Don Keith (N4KC) by Newsline reporter Cheryl Lasek (K9BIK) that was partially played in AR Newsline Reports 1971 and 1972 by downloading it here: RIGHT CLICK THIS LINK
Ask yourself why personal electronic devices are discouraged from being used on commercial flights during takeoffs and landings. The answer is simple. In the USA, if the device has an FCC certification, under Part 15 it qualifies as an "unintentional radiator". And if it has Wi-Fi or mobile telephone capabilities, it becomes an "intentional radiator" This crerates the opportunity for spurious emissions. The emissions, spurious or not, are just milliwatts. Aircraft scatter elevates the possible concequences by directing signals with orders of magnitude more power directly at aircraft and its antennas. Do the math and see the mixes and images that result.
And what sorts of RF equipment are commonly installed in the typical commercial aircraft?
(Courtesy of Robert Sudock, WB6FDF)