Why we’re needed Here in  New Mexico we had an incident a few weeks ago where a fiber-optic cable was cut by a road crew north of Socorro which disrupted broadband service throughout much of the state.  The quoted AP article  addresses the effects on society for routine communications.  Imagine if the “vandalism” were more…

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ZCZC AG07 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 7 ARLB007 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT February 17, 2015 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB007 ARLB007 FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Now in Effect Starting today, February 17, the FCC no longer routinely issues paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The…

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Valentine’s Day Chalk Talk Special Event Stations Operating Practices and Procedures Presentation by W5DET We’re not that far away from this year’s celebrations for which we’re planning to operate Special Event Stations.  In fact, I just received an inquiry from Ranger Linda Wallace at Smokey Bear Memorial Park asking if we will be participating again…

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Lincoln County ARES/RACES Practice Net Where:   146.920 Alto Crest Repeater (100 Hz, -input) and 145.450 Camelot Repeater (100 Hz, – input) (Linked repeaters.  Use the one you can reliably access from your location.) When: Every Wednesday at 1900 Hrs (7PM) Local Time Public Service Planning and News Emergency Preparedness Information CLICK HERE to get ARRL…

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SBARC Repeaters Status Alto Crest 146.920 (- input, 100 Hz) On Air 24/7 Emergency Power (Solar/Battery)   Camelot 145.450 (- input, 100 Hz) On Air AC + Battery Backup   Repeater Link:  Enabled   Last Update:  1202 UTC 02/27/2015 .

Here are the details of the 20 Meter Long Wire antenna I used for Digital Operation for the 2011 SBARC Field Day.  I am presently using this antenna with considerable success at the Arizona QTH. Over 60 QSOs with JA1RZD on 20 Meters in the last six months attests to the efficiency of this antenna….

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