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Juridiska problem vid JOTA USA <-> Sverige

Enligt http://www.scouting.org/jota/operators_guides.aspx som hänvisar till

http://www.arrl.org/third-party-operating-agreements

kan tyvärr inte scouter i USA prata direkt med en scout i Sverige (såvida inte den svenska scouten har en egen amatörradiolicens).
Scouten i USA får istället tyvärr bara prata med sändaramatören i Sverige.

Russian radar and Voice of Iran on 21 MHz

The IARU Monitoring System newsletter reports a Russian radar covered the entire 21 MHz amateur radio band and a spurious emission from Voice of Iran is also causing interference

The International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring System (IARUMS) Region 1 September 2014 newsletter can be read at
http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2014/news1409.pdf

Microwave Update 2014

Microwave Update is less than two weeks away!

Along with many great talks, noise figure measurements up to 78 GHz will be made through the generosity of both Keysight Technologies and Al Ward W5LUA, we’ll have the equipment (noise figure analyzers and noise sources) to accomplish this!

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2014/october/microwave_update_1110.htm

AMSAT Annual Meeting remote participation via EchoLink

The 2014 AMSAT Symposium will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct 10-12 in Baltimore. The Annual Meeting will be held Saturday afternoon from 15:45 - 17:15 EDT (19:45z - 21:15z) and will be broadcast via EchoLink on the *AMSAT* channel.

The Annual Meeting includes a report to the membership by the President and Senior Officers and includes a question and answer session where members may ask senior officers and BoD members questions.
Echolink participants may send questions using the text messaging feature of EchoLink.

Scouting’s 57th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) Takes Place October 18-19

The 2014 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is set for the October 18-19 weekend. An annual Scouting event, JOTA links Scouts around the world via Amateur Radio. More than a half million Scouts and Guides get together over the airwaves each third weekend of October. for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA). According to the World Scout Bureau, JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world, with nearly 750,000 Scouts participating from 6000 stations in 150 countries around the world. Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venture crew members.

An Extra class on EchoLink?

After reading my post on the latest Tech Class, a reader e-mailed me, “I’m looking for an Extra Class. Do you know where I can find one.”

Very few clubs teach Extra classes. I think the main reason that there are so few is that there’s so much material, which, in turn, translates into a loooong class. From the teacher’s point of view that means that you not only have to find a teacher (or teachers) who is comfortable with all that material, but who is also willing to prepare the class material. This is not a small undertaking.

Silverstone B-64 balloon still flying

The B-64 balloon launched at 06:51 GMT on July 12, 2014 from Silverstone (in the UK) is still in the air transmitting on 434.500 MHz using Contestia 64/1000 and APRS

On Saturday, October 3 Phil Heron MI0VIM reported decoding data while it was over the North Atlantic ocean, coming up to 6th time it would pass the United Kingdom on it's continuing journeys around the world.

B-64 was built by radio amateur Leo Bodnar M0XER, he made both the plastic foil envelope and the solar powered transmitter payload which weighs just 11 grams.

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