Pictures from Rosetta's encounter with the asteroid Steins are now available. The first images from Rosetta's OSIRIS imaging system and VIRTIS infrared spectrometer were derived from raw data Saturday morning and have delivered spectacular results
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In this edition . . .; ARRL, Amateur Radio Gears Up for Hanna, Ike; Amateur Radio Operators Were Ready for Hurricane Gustav; ARRL Audio News ID--Satellite Update--BREAK; ARRL Ham Aid Go Kits Support Amateur Radio Operations During Hurricane Gustav -- and Beyond; Look for the October Issue of QST in Your Mailbox; Membership Manager to Leave ARRL; ARRL Audio News--News Briefs
Enligt Icom UK kommer ett EU-förbud mot att importera NiCd-batterier att börja gälla den 26 september 2008. Därefter får man bara sälja slut på existerande lager. Vidare info finns på
För äldre handapparater kan det alltså bli problem, om inte det finns NiMh- eller andra ersättningsbatterier!
On September 3, the American Red Cross released a statement to clarify their policy as it concerns Amateur Radio operators. The letter below from American Red Cross Disaster Service Technology Manager Keith Robertory, KG4UIR, is presented in its entirety:
On September, 13 and 14, radio amateurs are invited to the 53rd VHF Convention in Weinheim.
The main event will again be at the Karl-Kübel-Schule in Bensheim. Lectures as well as the flea market take place here.
Late last month in Panama, the Executive Committee of IARU Region 2 held its annual meeting. According to IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AMH, the importance of having active and inclusive IARU Member-Societies is the "only way to ensure the future of Amateur Radio." Leandro said this theme was "underlined" throughout the meeting. The United States is a member of Region 2.
In an effort to streamline hurricane support operations at ARRL Headquarters, the League has set up two e-mail addresses for hams to pose questions or relay information to HQ Staff relating to hurricane or named tropical storm events. If you need to communicate with ARRL HQ regarding these storms, please use firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. These e-mail addresses will be monitored during each storm's descent on the US, as well as throughout the hurricane season.
Three years later, the two grants from the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) are still at work. In the days following Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita in the fall of 2005, ARRL received generous support -- almost $200,000 -- from CNCS to assist with Amateur Radio's response. While some funding went to support the efforts of individual hams who had served along the Gulf Coast, a portion of the grant funded additional resources to strengthen ARRL's response capabilities.
The International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC) has listed frequencies in use for Hurricane Gustav relief efforts