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BARC and Jeffco ARES in Alabama before and after the tornados

I was impressed by the immense turnout on the BARC(146.88 tone88.5) repeater in Birmingham Alabama as the storms approached. Storm spotters reporting in, various other ham radio operators reporting conditions. The unity and control of the net was obvious. I listen more than I talk and enjoyed being a fly on the wall. This disaster …

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HR 607 – House bill 607 -Limit amateur radio service ability to respond to emergencies

This is a full reprint of the HR 607. Introduced by Mr. KING of New York , Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. ROGERS of Alabama, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mrs. MILLER of Michigan, Mr. LONG, and Mr. GRIMM). This bill is another attempt to limit the public’s ability to communicate in the event of an emergency and should be stopped.
Please read the bill which is included in this article and get active!

Birmingham airport radio frequencies-BHM-Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport

This information is so oddly useless that when I needed it, I could not find it, so now I have posted it for me (and you) to have.   I have flown in and out of this airport many times and find its small and outdated facilities have a ‘hometown’ feel.  Birmingham, Alabama BHM-Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport Birmingham …

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IFR am/fm-1200: Two-way radio repair, not yet (update 5 more pictures)

IFR am/fm-1200 arrived on time as expected but the IFR am/fm-1200 has more issues than the seller lead me to believe. I am still hopeful that I can figure this one out but at thispoint I am a little bit frustrated. I am still looking through the various boards and changing out the fuses. Maybe I will …

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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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VX-7r out of alignment

Misaligned vx-7r – Not really sure what I did but my vx-7r is out of alignment and is picking up interference (voices barely breaking squelch but distinctly talking/dispatch). This pains me as I love this radio and use it EVERYDAY in dual band mode (monitoring two bands with scanning). Thus I broke out this procedure… …

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Italian amateur radio repeaters impact satellite operations by disregarding the IARU bandplan

Italian amateur radio repeaters disregard IARU bandplan In Italy, FM and D-Star repeaters are being licensed in the 2m IARU Amateur Satellite segment 145.8-146.0MHz causing considerable interference to Amateur Radio Satellites and the International Space Station. It would appear that the Italian regulator permits repeaters anywhere within 2m on a provisional basis for 60 days. …

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