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29 MHz the forgotten band for ham radio satellites

Hans van de Groenendaaal ZS6AKV writes in the EngineerIT magazine about the potential for 29 MHz as a satellite uplink band

Universities and other scientific research institutions are using portions of the amateur spectrum for their CubeSat’s which has caused the 145 and 435 MHz amateur-satellite band segments to be very crowded, leading to an increasing number of satellite builders to explore alternatives. For many, such as those requiring single-channel bandwidth greater than approximately 12.5 kHz, the best answer will be found in the microwave bands.

Emergency Preparedness Fair set for May 30

The East 1488 Community Emergency Response Team in partnership with the East 1488 Community Association will sponsor the 6th annual East 1488 Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Home Depot Parking lot located at 6119 FM 1488, off Egypt Lane, East of Hwy 2978.

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/magnolia/news/emergency-preparedness-fair...

Ny nyhetswebb för radioamatörer

I dagarna har en ny webbplats med nyheter för radioamatörer startats. Adressen är http://hamnews.dzv.se. Webbplatsen har mottot Nyheter och verktyg för radioamatörer on-the-air. Grundare, redaktör och ansvarig utgivare är Erik Nyberg SM7DZV i Böda på Öland.

http://www.ssa.se/ny-nyhetswebb-for-radioamatorer/

After a long break Parachute Mobile is back

We are pleased to announce that Mission 20 is scheduled for May 31. Mark, AF6IM and Michael, KF6WRW will be back in the air taking contacts from around the Greater Bay Area. Accompanying them will be Parachute Mobile’s illustrious Ground Crew proving live video, APRS and all needed tactical support.

UPDATE!! Mark, Jumper 1, will dedicate one of his jumps for HF contacts. This was originally going to be on 20 meters but now changed to 10 meters

Fieldday Uppsala

Hej, härmed inbjuder vi i Uppsala Radioklubb er att deltaga vid vår fieldday Uppsala möte den 6
Juni 2015 med start vid 11 tiden.

På programmet står bl.a. workshop om störningar, ta med något du misstänker är störande och vill ha
uppmätt. (elektronik eller elpryl).

http://sk5ro.se/onewebmedia/Inbjudan%20Uppsala%20m%C3%B6te%206%20juni.pdf

FCC Proposes to Permit Amateur Access to 2200 and 630 Meters

Amateur Radio is poised to gain access to two new bands! The FCC has allocated a new LF band, 135.7 to 137.8 kHz, to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis. Allocation of the 2.1 kHz segment, known as 2200 meters, was in accordance with the Final Acts of the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07). The Commission also has proposed a new secondary 630 meter MF allocation at 472 to 479 kHz to Amateur Radio, implementing decisions made at WRC-12.

Nepal shakes while recovery continues

Fear is still held following further tremors in the land-locked nation of Nepal that a third earthquake may occur, although shocks have been below 4.6 in magnitude.

The initial earthquake on April 25, the worst in that country for more than 80 years, killed than 8,000 people, injured thousands and destroyed many buildings.

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/may/nepal_shakes_while_recovery_co...

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1965 May 15 2015

Amateur radio responds as another killer earthquake hits Nepal
Radio France International heard splattering on 40 meters
Thailand's military to keep 50 to 54 MHz
Ham radio numbers fall and rise in Germany
And a look back at the history of the Dayton Hamvention.

http://arnewsline.squarespace.com/storage/audio/2015/nsln1965.mp3

Gemensam fieldday i SMØ den 13-14 juni

SKØQO är värd för den gemensamma fieldday som kommer att gå av stapeln i SMØ i juni 2015.

Inbjudan till planeringsmöte, den 22 januari, sändes ut till de aktiva klubbar som vid tillfället var registrerade hos SSA och ett flertal klubbar hörsammade inbjudan och deltog med en eller flera representanter.

http://www.sk0qo.se/jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1156...

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