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  Implosions bring down 48 surplus VOA towers
Posted by: News Man - 11-27-2017, 07:31 PM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

A series of implosions is all it took to bring down 48 radio towers that have been a part of U.S. history for over 50 years.

It happened Monday morning at the old Voice of America Site A in Beaufort County.

Not used since 2006, the VOA site was sold to Beaufort County as surplus U.S. property.


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  Tributes to Feltham man who always 'put others before himself' (UK)
Posted by: News Man - 11-26-2017, 06:43 PM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

The sudden death of a community-spirited man who always 'put others before himself' has left a hole in the heart of Feltham.

The passing of Mark Savage, 56, of Carlton Avenue, Feltham came as a great shock to his family, friends and colleagues after he died of a ruptured aorta in the early hours of March 14.


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  Amateur radio club is still making waves after 50 years (UK)
Posted by: News Man - 11-25-2017, 05:42 PM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

The letters MNOVFW might not mean anything to the average observer - but to a select group of local folk, they signify something quite vital.

Those letters are the call sign for the Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club (MUARC), which has just celebrated fifty years on air.



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  Woman discovers grandfather’s post card on eBay
Posted by: News Man - 11-24-2017, 11:07 AM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

IT’S amazing what you can find on eBay - like a post card sent from Barnsley to America by your grandfather in 1939.

That’s what happened to Jane Walton when she was reminiscing about her grandfather’s passion for amateur radio.


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  Spotters provide vital information during stormy weather (Nebraska)
Posted by: News Man - 11-23-2017, 08:10 AM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

Chris Augustine admits he was a weather geek when he was a child.

His dream was to be a meteorologist forecasting the weather on television. Those plans didn’t pan out, but Augustine is still able to keep tabs on Mother Nature by volunteering with Columbus/Platte County Emergency Management.


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  Telewave Co-Founder, President Raymond L. Collins, ex-K7EQB/W6GLN, SK
Posted by: News Man - 11-22-2017, 10:39 PM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

Raymond L. Collins, ex- K7EQB/W6GLN, the president and co-founder of Telewave Inc, died on March 15. He was 83.

Collins co-founded Telewave in 1972 to supply custom-built filtering and power monitoring devices for the broadcast industry, which were not widely available at the time. Over his 44-year career at the helm of Telewave, Collins’ gained a reputation as a tireless worker, motivator, and innovator. He grew up in the rural Yakima Valley of Washington, where he built and operated his own amateur gear, including a kilowatt amplifier.


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  The first wireless hack
Posted by: News Man - 11-22-2017, 03:45 AM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

In this video Tom Scott describes the first ever wireless hack carried out by Nevil Maskelyne in 1903

No, it wasn't called "hacking" back then: it was called "scientific hooliganism". Let's talk about Marconi, Nevil Maskelyne, and a demonstration that didn't go as planned.


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  Swap Net Listings For November 21, 2017
Posted by: W7RMG - 11-21-2017, 09:19 PM - Forum: Tuesday Night Weekly List - No Replies

Hey Everybody,
Here again with this week's Tuesday Night Swap Net Listings.
All listings will be posted here on the my513.net forums each week after the net ends.
If you need your listing updated or corrected, you may send me a Private Message (PM) here on the forums and let me know what needs to be changed.
If your item(s) have been sold I will simply indicate it as such in your listing instead of just deleting it. This verifies to others that the item(s) have definitely been sold.
Listings will not be posted the following week unless the lister relists their sale or wanted item(s) during the net.
If you see something here you are interested in, please contact the lister via their contact information.



SWAP NET LISTINGS FOR NOVEMBER 21, 2017

 
W7ETK – STEVE – CORVALLIS – steveaudio@yahoo.com 
FOR SALE: Scanners, different makes, models, styles. Contact for more info.
FOR SALE: Assorted low amp power supplies, good for low current circuit designs or devices. MAKE OFFER ON ALL.

KF7OMB – JOHN – ALBANY – 541-928-1540 or cell 541-223-1925
WANTED: For an Icom IC-720: an SM-5 desk microphone or other that will work on the 720.

AA7GG – PAUL – CHESIRE – aa7ggham@gmail.com
FOR SALE: 3 towers, unknown type, 60 footers, 2 have hand cranks, the other may be a bolt together style, 2 have some rust, the other no rust. All three towers are on the ground ready to be picked up- $100.00 each or trade.
FOR SALE: 3 2-meter beam antennas, one 14 element, one 15 element and one 17 element. 
Email Paul for more information and prices.

KE7PYM – ROY – ALBANY – 541-791-2717
FOR SALE: HF station, includes Icom IC-718 HF transceiver, MFJ-929 antenna tuner and Vista 20-22amp power supply. Was priced at $650.00, NOW $600.00 FIRM FOR THE ENTIRE PACKAGE.

Thanks to all who checked in and/or listed tonight.
Total amount of check ins (including listings) 22.

Got stuff to sell or want but can’t check into Swap Net? No worries! Just shoot me an email at the link below with your list and I’ll get it on the air for you. Just give a brief description about each of your items and include your contact information. Remember, ham radio items only but also can include computer gear, test gear and electronic parts.

stevew7rmg@gmail.com

 
“The Best Nets Are On PRA” ~ KA7RON

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  Election Commission seeks support from Radio Hams (India)
Posted by: News Man - 11-21-2017, 07:42 PM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

Page last updated on: Sunday, March 27, 2016
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Election Commission seeks support from Radio Hams

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought support from ham radio operators, who were applauded for their service during the earthquake in Nepal, in the upcoming Assembly elections in Bengal

The Deccan Herald reports:

Amateur operators with high frequency radios will provide communications support to EC officials in areas with negligible or zero mobile telephone network. In a letter to Ambarish Nag Biswas VU2JFA, secretary of West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur), the poll panel has asked for support during the six-phase polls in Bengal, starting from April 4.


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  DX Engineering Supports the EP2A Iran DXpedition
Posted by: News Man - 11-21-2017, 12:07 AM - Forum: Amateur News - No Replies

DX Engineering provided the EP2A Iran DXpedition team with a Hi-Z Antennas Triangular Array System as they attempt to activate the country under callsign EP2A and make contact with as many other Hams from around the world as possible. Iran is seldom activated, so this is an excellent opportunity for operators pursuing the prestigious DXCC award to grab a rare contact.



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