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President Obama Nominates New FCC Commissioner

"On Wednesday, April 29, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Mignon L. Clyburn of South Carolina as an FCC Commissioner. If her nomination is approved by Congress, Clyburn will fill the seat of Democrat Jonathan Adelstein."

Se http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/04/30/10795/?nc=1

DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017

DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 30, 2009

To all radio amateurs

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, PS7AB, 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Jan, OK2ZAW is QRV as 3D2ZW/p until May 8 from Viti Levu, IOTA OC-016, the Mamanuca Group, IOTA OC-121, the Yasawa Group, IOTA OC-156, and Viti Levu, IOTA OC-016. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

The Amateur Amateur: Packet, Part II

"I ended my last column by saying that I had purchased an Alinco DR-135 transceiver with a built-in TNC (Terminal Node Control, in this case a Tasco Radio Modem) and that all of my difficulties with packet radio had disappeared. Oh boy. Was that ever an optimistic statement."

Se http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2009/04/27/10785/?nc=1

Internet Search Engine Celebrates Birthday of Samuel F. B. Morse

Internet search engine Google has reconfigured their home page for April 27 to honor the 218th birthday of Morse code creator Samuel F. B. Morse (April 27, 1791-April 2, 1872). Morse, a native of Charlestown, Massachusetts, conceived the basic idea of an electromagnetic telegraph in 1832. Experiments with various kinds of electrical instruments and codes resulted in a demonstration of a working telegraph set in 1836 and introduction of the circuit relay, making transmission possible over any distance.

Boston Area Hams Provide Communications Support for Annual Marathon

More than 250 Amateur Radio operators provided communication support for the 113th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, also known as Patriots' Day. With more than 26,000 official runners and 500,000 spectators along the 26 mile route, the marathon utilized amateurs at the starting line, along the course at each water and first aid station along the route, and at the finish line.

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/04/22/10780/?nc=1

DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016

DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 23, 2009
To all radio amateurs

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by IZ0EHO, JA6REX, NC1L, SV1JG, 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. Cliff, SV1JG will be QRV as 8Q7SV from April 29 to May 5. Activity will be on all HF bands using mostly CW with some digital modes. QSL to home call.

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