From http://www.arrl.org/news/fema-region-vi-to-conduct-communication-test-on-60-meters Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VI will conduct a communication test on June 3, from 1300 until 2359 UTC. Region VI consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The intent of the test is to complete system checks prior to the “Vigilant Guard” exercise that will take place this summer. Set…

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Congratulations on your Upgrades KS5KIP and KG5OMB   As a result of a Saturday morning testing session, Skip, KS5KIP, and Robert, KG5OMB, upgraded their licinses to to Amateur Extra Class and General Class, respectively.  Well done, guys!  Now if we can just get one or both of them on CW… The VE’s for this session…

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Several questions have been asked at Saturday Breakfast Meetings concerning Photovoltaic (solar) emergency power systems. It seemed pointless to continually have to repeat answers as different members attended or not. As a result, this one time Chalk Talk will be presented this coming Saturday, Nov 12. It will not be repeated. Bring note-taking supplies because…

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ARRL urges promoting passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act, HR1301 Undoubtedly I’m in a minority about this topic because it is my considered opinion the “Amateur Radio Parity Act, HR1301” will be a public relations disaster for Amateur Radio.  My other deeply rooted concern about this piece of legislation is it inserts the Federal…

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