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As howling storm battered Alaska, ham operators provided vital link

Jill Burke from the Alaska Dispatch — The jet stream feeding the wintery sea-spun tempest that sideswiped Alaska’s western coast wasn’t the only worldwide conveyer belt in motion this week. As howling winds whipped up and crashing waves pounded beaches, the people who live in the remote, isolated villages along the storm’s path stayed connected …

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Record numbers at Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club licensing session

A record 150 electrical engineering freshman students from Cal Poly will take their FCC amateur radio technician-class license exam this November in the largest amateur radio licensing event ever held in San Luis Obispo County. Hosted by the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club (CPARC), this session may be the largest Amateur Radio License Testing Session …

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AubieSat-1 was launched today

 AubieSat-1 was launched today and now can be heard as it circles our earth. AubieSat-1 downlink frequency: 437.475 MHZ  Keplerian Elements  Epoch: 28 Oct 2011 11:26:20 UTC  Period: 5841.68 sec  Eccentricity: 0.0253027  Inclination: 101.648 deg Argument of Perigee: 295.263 deg RAAN: 233.359 deg True Anomaly: 198.658 deg  The satellite will started transmitting on 28 Oct 2011 at 12:17:20 UTC For more information …

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November 9 2011, the day the TV went off

The EAS is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers to provide the communications capability to the President to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state …

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AubieSat-1 cube satellite to be launched Oct. 27th

The satellite is a “cubesat,” which is a 4-inch, cube-shaped satellite that is used primarily for research. Once released from the rocket, AubieSat-1 will have two antennas come out – one for receiving signals from Auburn University and one for sending signals back to Auburn. The students have built a control center in the Physics …

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NASA seeks Amateur Radio operators aid with NanoSail-D

NASA seeks Amateur Radio operators’ aid The US Space Agency NASA has asked for the help of Amateur Radio operators to help in receiving the signal from NanoSail-D on 437.270MHz. The NASA Press release says: Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, engineers at Marshall SpacemFlight Center in Huntsville, Ala., confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite …

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