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When Vandals Strike Infrastructure, Hams Provide Communications Support

In the early morning, just after midnight on April 9, someone climbed down four manholes in the San Jose, California area and cut underground fiber optic cables. The sabotage led to widespread disruption of phone service -- including tens of thousands of land lines, an undetermined number of cell phones, Internet access and 911 emergency service -- in southern Santa Clara County, as well as in Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County.

Hams in Southeastern US Provide Spotting Assistance to NWS

As tornados swept through the southeastern part of the country on April 10, hams in Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas were on the air providing assistance to the National Weather Service (NWS).

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/04/14/10766/?nc=1

Nödfrekvenser i Italien

Typiskt nog kom följande meddelande sent på måndagkvällen, omkring 2345 (2145 UTC), efter det
att frekvenserna annonserats i vår lokalbulletin:

From the CQ Newsroom
Italian Hams Close HF Earthquake Net
The Emergency Communications Coordinator for International Amateur Radio Union Region I
(Europe and Africa) says that hams in Italy are no longer using HF for earthquake-relief
communications, and that 7045 kHz has been returned to regular amateur usage. CQ Public
Service Editor Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, reports that Greg Mossop, G0DUB, the IARU Region I

California County Says "Ham Radio Operators Remain Active and Appreciated"

"The California county of San Luis Obispo was notified by the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday, April 8 of a rumor on an Internet group site stating that the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on March 31 which would ban Amateur Radio operators -- commonly known as ham radio operators -- from operating their transmitting stations. The rumor is posted as an alleged news story from a non-existent Los Angeles news publisher.

FCC, Indianapolis Police Department Address Unlicensed Operations (USA)

"In response to an investigation by the FCC, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has taken action to prevent further use of Amateur Radio frequencies by unlicensed officers."

Se http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/04/06/10751/?nc=1

DX Bulletin 14 ARLD014

DX Bulletin 14 ARLD014 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 9, 2009
To all radio amateurs

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, XU7MDY, 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.

TUNISIA, 3V. A group of SWL operators will be QRV with special event station TS1LYMC from April 12 to 30. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK. QSL direct via operators' instructions.

International Marconi Day 2009

Saturday, April 25th marks the 135th anniversary of the birth of Marconi. To mark the occasion the Cornish Radio Amateur Club will be holding its 22nd annual International Marconi Day event and many stations with historic connections with Marconi will be active on that date

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

Seattle Hosts Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Seminar

More than 250 hams and emergency communications professionals enjoyed two days of focused programs and socializing at the 11th Annual Communications Academy in Seattle over the weekend of April 3-4. Held at South Seattle Community College in West Seattle, the conference drew attendees from across the country, mostly from the Pacific Northwest: Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

New ARRL Advanced Emergency Communications Course in the Works

Over the past several months, ARRL staff have been reviewing the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications online course program and have decided to combine two of the three Emergency Communications courses. According to ARRL Education Services Manager Debra Johnson, K1DMJ, the review included a critical examination of the course content, as well as methods of course delivery and interrelationships with government organizations.

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