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Oklahoma Hams Warn of Oncoming Tornadoes

A rare winter tornado struck Oklahoma around dinner time on Tuesday, February 10. According to various news reports, Oklahoma officials credited Amateur Radio operators with spotting the tornadoes and relaying the information to the National Weather Service.

DX Bulletin 6 ARLD006

DX Bulletin 6 ARLD006 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT February 12, 2009
To all radio amateurs

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, 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.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Stavros, 5B4AFM is QRV as 8Q7FM from the Lhaviyani Atoll, IOTA AS-013, until February 19. Activity is on 40 and 30 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via M0BBB.

Request for reports of Kagayaki signals

As yet nothing has been heard from the Kagayaki Amateur Radio satellite launched last month. It should be transmitting on 437.375 MHz. Kagayaki was launched along with four other Amateur Radio satellites on January 23

Colorado Amateur Radio Operators Win Legislative Victory

Amateur Radio operators in Colorado won a legislative victory on February 3 before the Transportation and Energy Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives. The committee heard testimony Wednesday on HB 09-1094, A Bill for an Act Concerning Wireless Telephone Prohibitions for Drivers.

First DAB+ transmitters arrive in Australia

The first DAB+ digital radio transmitters have arrived in Australia.

A total of sixteen transmitters are currently being installed at various sites in the five state capital launch cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

ARRL approves limited use of CW Skimmer

A big change in the world of contesting. Following months of review, the ARRL has decided to allow the use of the controversial CW Skimmer program, but only for multi-ops and single operators using assistance in ARRL contests


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