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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.

Memorandum of Understanding - RAC and Canadian Red Cross Society

A renewed Memorandum of Understanding has now been signed between Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) and the Canadian Red Cross Society. All Amateurs involved with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service should make themselves aware of the content of this document

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

German AMSAT Team Transmits, Receives Signals from Venus

On March 25, a group from AMSAT-DL bounced radio signals off the surface of Venus, marking the first time Amateur Radio operators have bounced radio signals off another planet. According to AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, the Earth-Venus-Earth (EVE) transmission is another step in preparing for a mission to Mars. According to an AMSAT-DL press release, the team's transmitter was generating about 6 kW CW on 2.4 GHz.

http://www.arrl.org/?artid=8863

2009 National Hurricane Conference Has Amateur Radio Focus

The 31st Annual National Hurricane Conference will take place April 6-10 in Austin, Texas. This annual event brings together many disciplines in the Emergency Management field to address tropical events that impact the United States. According to ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Dennis Dura, K2DCD, the conference will feature several Amateur Radio presentations catering to Amateur Radio operators, Emergency Management and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) officials. "This will be Amateur Radio's most significant presence at a National Hurricane Conference," Dura said.

Morse Code: Digital mode for interplanetary communication?

A YouTube video showing a demonstration of Morse Code to students at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee makes the point that Morse is currently the mode of choice for Interplanetary communications

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/march2009/morse_code_video.htm

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