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EmComm Workshops at 2009 National Hurricane Conference Focus on Amateur Radio

On April 6-10, Amateur Radio had its largest presence ever at the 2009 National Hurricane Conference in Austin, Texas. Representatives from the ARRL, WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and VoIP Hurricane Net (VoIPWXNet) completed several presentations at the conference as well as a presentation at the local Austin Amateur Radio Club. According to ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Dennis Dura, K2DCD, the workshops were very well attended with more than triple the participation of prior conferences.

ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service Now Receiving EarthLink Messages

Information Technology Manager Jon Bloom, KE3Z, reports that as of Tuesday, April 21, EarthLink has stopped blocking mail to arrl.net addresses. Earlier this week, the ARRL discovered that EarthLink was blocking e-mail traffic routed to its subscribers (with earthlink.net, peoplepc.net or netcom.com addresses) via the ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service (@arrl.net addresses), resulting in valid e-mail traffic bound for an ARRL member's EarthLink e-mail account to "bounce back." More than 1700 ARRL members were affected. ARRL apologizes for any inconvenience this situation may have caused.

EarthLink Blocking ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service Traffic

The ARRL has learned that EarthLink is blocking e-mail traffic routed to EarthLink subscribers (with earthlink.net, peoplepc.net or netcom.com addresses) via the ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service (@arrl.net addresses), resulting in valid e-mail traffic bound for an ARRL member's EarthLink e-mail account "bouncing back." According to ARRL Information Technology Manager Jon Bloom, KE3Z, senders of such messages are receiving error reports.

Balloon launch - assist in tracking

The NS3 group of Cornell University engineering graduate students will launch PBH-9 (Project Blue Horizon) from Lockheed Martin in Owego NY on Sunday evening. This ARHAB flight (Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning) will ascend and then float for up to 50-hours while drifting to the east

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/april2009/balloon_tracking.htm

International Marconi Day - stations to listen for

This year sees the 22nd International Marconi Day (IMD), which marks the anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi’s birth, 25 April 1874. It is a 24-hour amateur radio event that is not a contest but an opportunity for radio amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites and to gain an Award for achieving the requisite number of Marconi stations worked

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/april2009/marconi_day_stations.htm

Power Line Interference - HF Directional Loop Antenna

Mike of the UKQRM group has made available on YouTube the 4th and final part of his DF loop videos. It also illustrates the interference that can be caused by Power Line Adaptors up to 300 metres away

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/april2009/ukqrm_loop_antenna_videos.htm

CQ World Wide DX Contest breaks 10,000 log barrier

For the first time, more than 10,000 logs have been submitted for the CQ World Wide DX Contest. In addition, the number of CW logs have exceeded the number of phone logs for the first time in more than 20 years

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/april2009/cqww_log_record.htm

DX Bulletin 15 ARLD015 April 16, 2009

DX Bulletin 15 ARLD015 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 16, 2009
To all radio amateurs

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by F8DVD, IK7JWX, K9WZB, LA7VK, NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, DXNL, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. In celebration of World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society will be QRV as A60WARD. QSL via IZ8CLM.

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