Another great meeting!

Posted Oct 20, 2014 by AJ4MQ

2014-10-20 19.36.532014-10-20 20.20.37

ARRL Headquarters IT Department Working to Resolve Threat to Logbook of The World Server

Posted Oct 20, 2014 by ARRL

On Sunday afternoon, it was discovered that the Logbook of The World server at ARRL HQ was involved in a denial of service attack that disrupted operations. The ARRL IT Department identified the source and is continuing work on eliminating the threat. There may be intermittent disruptions of the Logbook service while the ultimate fix is being implemented. We apologize for any inconvenience.


From the ARRL Logbook of the World page:

"The Logbook of the World servers have been accepting logs for the past day but processing of those logs has been delayed. Processing should begin by noon today (1600 UTC on October 21, 2014).

We thank you for your patience."

DBARA Picnic photos online...

Posted Oct 18, 2014 by AJ4MQ

I've uploaded the pictures I took from the first half of the event. Hopefully I will get the rest to post soon.




AMSAT Offering Annual Meeting Remote Participation via EchoLink

Posted Oct 10, 2014 by AJ4MQ

AMSAT will be streaming audio from its Annual Meeting Saturday, October 11, 1945 UTC until 2115 UTC via EchoLink on the *AMSAT* Conference channel. The 2014 AMSAT Symposium is taking place October 10-12 in Baltimore. The Annual Meeting will include a report to the membership by the president and senior officers and include a question-and-answer session. EchoLink participants may send questions using EchoLink’s text-messaging feature.

AMSAT said that some Friday and Saturday Symposium presentations may also be available via EchoLink, as the system is tested prior to the Annual Meeting.

Before accessing EchoLink, new users must download software and validate their licenses. EchoLink use is restricted to Amateur Radio licensees. EchoLink software is free for Windows, Linux, OSX, iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms. An Internet connection is required. After starting EchoLink, search for and select the *AMSAT* Conference (node #101377) and click "Connect." (The channel name includes asterisks before and after the name AMSAT.) — Thanks to AMSAT News Service via Steve Belter, N9IP, and the AMSAT-NA Symposium Committee

Morse Code vs Text Messaging - Jay Leno Show

Posted Oct 09, 2014 by AJ4MQ
I love this example.. which do you think will win?

Granted, I don't usually post videos, but I hope to figure a better way to send them. -AJ4MQ

Radio Amateur is Among Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners

Posted Oct 08, 2014 by ARRL
A California radio amateur and ARRL member was among the three winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry. William Moerner, WN6I, of Los Altos, a chemistry professor at Stanford University, will share the prestigious award equally with two other researchers — Eric Betzig and Stefan Hell — for their work in high-resolution microscopy or nanoscopy. For many years scientists had believed that an optical microscope could never yield better than 0.2 micrometer resolution. The three scientists overcame that limitation through what the Nobel panel called “the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” “I was just incredibly excited and thrilled, and, of course, your heart races, and you say ‘Oh, can this be? Can this be?’” was how Moerner reacted when formally notified that he was a prize winner. Read More...

Realtime VHF Propagation Map

Posted Oct 08, 2014 by AJ4MQ
Check this out for VHF band openings -

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KB6NU's Column

Posted Sep 26, 2014 by KB6NU

KB6NUTwitter: another tool in the ham radio toolbox

It all starts innocently enough. You get a computer to do your logging, and before you know it, you're working digital modes. Then, you snake an Ethernet cable down to the shack or connect to your wireless router. Pretty soon, you can't do without having a browser window open to one of the DX clusters or ReverseBeacon.Net or QRZ.Com or all three simultaneously.

Well, now's there another Internet service that I can't do without down in the shack: Twitter! I get on Twitter all the time now when I'm in the shack, and I love it. It's truly enhanced my amateur radio experience.


Local Area Nets

Posted Aug 06, 2014 by NW0LF

DBARA Elmers and newbies net.
Sunday at 2000 hr local time on the 147.15 repeater

Board of Director Elections

November's meeting will have an election for the Board of Directors. Positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and 2 Director positions. Click here for more details.

Tropical Depression NINE
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FAILED TO STRENGTHEN SO FAR... As of 4:00 PM CDT Wed Oct 22 the center of NINE was located near 19.2, -91.7 with movement ESE at 5 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1003 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.
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