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ARISS Contact on Amateur Television and YouTube:

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A video production of the recent contact by Melbourne's Sherbrooke Community College with the International Space Station is to played on the VK3RTV Digital Amateur TV repeater VK3RTV this Wednesday (11 November).

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Two Canadian Stations on 500kHz:

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On 30 October, Canada issued two licences in the Developmental Service in the range 504 to 509kHz. VE1ZZ has been assigned VX9PSO and is reported to be on 504.6kHz. VO1NA has been assigned VX9MRC and is reported to be on 507.77 and 508.5 kHz. Two more stations, VE3OHH and VE7BDQ, are expected to become active soon.

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debian and other off-work projects

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I met another debian package maintainer today for gpg key signing and general chat. I understood how horribly outdated I am, with the happenings in the debian world though I still manage to read some of the debian emails. It provided enough motivation for me to work on some of my packages.But that would mean taking time off from my Lisp study.

I have not been able to keep up with SICP videos though I managed to see (multiple times) up to 4b. I need to catch up with the book though. Currently I am working through Seibel’s Programming Common Lisp. I have also set my eyes on Clojure and had been going through its features. I also worked some small programs with it and found it to be incredibly powerful. It has immutable data structures which is better suited for creating pure functional programs, unlike CL where data is mutable.

I have zero Java knowledge though and often find myself struggling to use java classes from clojure.

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Eagle Radio Ham Honored for Long Service:

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A certificate has been presented to Ian Swan (G3MNS), a member of the Eagle Radio Group, for his long service to amateur radio. Ian has held his amateur radio callsign for over 50 years. The presentation was made by Tony Whitaker, who is normally to be found on the radio using his callsign ZL2RKL from the other side of the world in New Zealand.

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Bright Spot -- Ray Grob NN8R:

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Ray Grob demonstrates the transmission of messages using Morse code and shortwave radio at his home in Fremont. Grob was first licensed by the Federal Communications Commission 65 years ago when he was 14. He served as a Navy radioman during the early 1950s. Over the years, he has communicated by ham radio with residents of all 50 states and countries in every corner of the world. Amateur radio operators are often able to support their communities during emergencies. The Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club, of Fremont, was organized in 1952 and meets every month in the basement of the county jail. About 10 members of the group meet for breakfast at Denny's every month. Grob often meets with sixth-graders at Hayes Elementary School to share his experiences.

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K6VVA's FCC Petition For Rulemaking (Identity Protection):

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PETITION FOR RULEMAKING: Eric R. Hilding, hereinafter "Petitioner", respectfully Submits this PETITION FOR RULEMAKING to amend the FCC rules governing Amateur Radio Service. 1. Petitioner has been an FCC licensed amateur radio operator for more fifty (50) years, is an "Extra Class" licensee (K6VVA) and Amateur Radio "Emergency Responder" in his local community.

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Indonesia To Launch Orari Satellite Next Year:

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JAKARTA, Nov 6 (Bernama) -- The Indonesian Amateur Radio Organisation (Orari) and the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautic and Space (Lapan) will launch a satellite next year. However, Orari president Sutiyoso did not raveal the satellite's size or the orbit's distance from earth. "The satellite will expand the communication network to remote districts. Communication can't ensure victory at war but victory can't be achieved without communication.

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Radio Enthusiasts Help Red Cross During Games:

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Most people scream to lift their voices higher than the din of 90,000-plus people gathered at a University of Georgia football game. But some men and women show up just to talk. thought about what happens if someone passes out, falls down the stairs or (hurts themselves at a game)," Kay McMann said. They arrive two hours early, scatter to Red Cross stations throughout Sanford Stadium, wear ear pieces, carry radios and monitor frequencies - as well as people. Don't expect to hear them, though. Unless something is wrong. "Until I did this, I never thought about what happens if someone passes out, falls down the stairs or (hurts themselves at a game)," Kay McMann said. McMann is an amateur radio hobbyist and volunteer communicator at Georgia home games. Often, she works as the "net coordinator," receiving and delivering messages from the dozen or so radio operators who join her throughout the season. Most work in tandem with Red Cross volunteers who staff emergency stations scattered throughout the stadium. The operators talk in a calm way, relating to McMann first-aid locations and calls for more help, if need be. Situations can vary from routine sickness, injury and supply requests to a critical need for emergency personnel.

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Smugglers Had Illegal Ham Radio:

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Kota Kinabalu: Marine police seized contraband alcohol and a van worth more than RM62,000 at Putatan, early Thursday. Police found an illegal amateur radio used by the culprits. The two men were arrested under the Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967 and under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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ARNewsline # 1682 -- November 6 2009:

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The following is a Q-S-T. Georgia hams are given a $165,000 grant to build a D-Star rescue radio network, two hams help save a life on Catalina Iasland, the next Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference will take place in Curaco and two pre-teens come up with a cheap solution to the Digital Reception problem in the USA. Find out the details on Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1682 coming your way right now.

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Propagation Forecast Bulletin #45 de K7RA:

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Thanks so much to Steve Nichols, G0KYA for writing the Propagation Forecast Bulletin last week. In addition to the sunspot group 1029, which graced us from October 23-30, a new one (1030) just emerged on Thursday. It is currently in a maximally geo-effective position (in other words, in the center longitudinal meridian as viewed from earth), and may provide some enhancement for the ARRL CW Sweepstakes Contest this weekend. On Thursday the daily sunspot number was 15. Of course, this is a new Cycle 24 spot.

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Surfin': Homebrewing Today

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This week, Surfin' takes a look at some state-of-the-art homebrewing.

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Mustang Ham Operators Await Tower Ruling:

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Radio Hobbyists Annoyed By City's Tower Ruling: Ham radio operators who are looking for answers about transmission rights in Mustang said that all they're getting is static. City leaders said that residents can build radio towers but they can't use them to transmit signals. They said it interferes with radios, televisions and phones. "Why would I spend 15,000 to put up a tower and have all this equipment just to listen? You want to be able to transmit and enjoy the hobby," said Ham radio operator Richard Ridley.

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ARRL Audio News: Nov 5, 2009; Vol 2009-11-05 Number

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ARRL Audio News--OPEN--In this edition . . .; Ham Radio Operators Assist in Catalina Island Rescue; George E. Smith, AA2EJ, Wins Nobel Prize; ARRL Audio News ID--Satellite Update--BREAK:; Fall Frequency Measuring Test This Month; Look for the December QST in Your Mailbox; MARS Cuts Ribbon on New Pentagon Station; ARRL Audio News--News Briefs--CLOSE

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DX the Hard Way

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March 18, 1945. We could tell the war was going in our favor, but we were still in some danger in the Pacific. My best pal, Franz Butler, and I were stationed aboard a DE, destroyer escort, as radiomen. I was first class. Franz was second class. One night it happened. It’s always in the back of your mind, but when it happens, it takes you by surprise — and then some.

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GB3WX 6m/10m crossband repeater gets its NoV

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The Wessex Repeater Group are pleased to announce that Ofcom has approved for immediate operation, GB3WX, the UK's first 6/10 metre cross-band repeater

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GAREC-2009 Emergency Communications slides

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The presentation slides from the GAREC-2009 conference 'Emergency Communications across Borders' are now available on the web

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Satellite power-saving by on-board tracking

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A video on YouTube shows how a microcontroller could be used on an Amateur Satellite to conserve power when over certain areas of the world

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Veterans Day Special Event

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A reminder that members of the EARS (Emporia Amateur Radio Society - KB0SSR) will activate special event station K0V on November 7th and on Veterans Day, November 11th, to honor U.S. Veterans

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Pulau Labuan operation

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Steve 9M6DXX and John 9M6XRO will operate from Pulau Labuan (IOTA OC-133, WLOTA L 0456) from 6-8 November

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GB0AD - Armistice Day

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The Aberdare and District Amateur Radio Society will be on the air with the callsign GB0AD to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11th 2009

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Repairing Older Rigs

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On 24th November, the guest speaker at the Morecambe Bay Amateur Radio Society will be Harry Leeming G3LLL

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