Stanford engineers aim to connect the world with ant-sized radios

Interesting article, link to it below.

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/september/ant-radio-arbabian-090914.html

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FCC Enforcement Bureau Warns Two Hams for Failure to Identify Properly

The FCC Enforcement Bureau has released Warning Notice letters it sent in July to two radio amateurs, advising them that it had monitored transmissions during which the licensees had failed to identify properly. The Bureau posted the correspondence earlier this month on its Amateur Radio Service Enforcement Actions web page. The two notices from FCC Enforcement Bureau Special Counsel Laura L. Smith, both dated July 21, contain essentially the same wording.

Read more @ http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2014-09-11#toc03

Smith pointed out that Section 97.119(a) of the Amateur Service Rules requires each amateur station to “transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication.”

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Sept. – Oct. Newsletter

Thanks again to Mike Jozefowicz (NS0U) we have another great newsletter!

Download your copy at  http://w0dbq.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/GRARC-Vol-7-I5.pdf

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Club Meeting, September 8, 2014

The next club meeting is Monday, September 8, 2014 at the American Red Cross in Dubuque, IA. The meeting will start at 7:00pm and is open to anyone interested in electronics, ham radio and technology in general. You do not have to be a ham or club member to attend.

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New Vanity Call Sign Fee – $21.40

The FCC has adjusted very slightly downward — to $21.40 — its proposed Amateur Service vanity call sign regulatory fee for Fiscal Year 2014. In a June Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), the Commission said it was planning to hike the current $16.10 vanity fee to $21.60 for the 10-year license term. The FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (R&O) in the proceeding on August 29, in which it recalculated the fee to $21.40 for the 10-year license term. The $5.30 increase still represents the largest vanity fee hike in many years. The new $21.40 fee does not go into effect until 30 days after the R&O is published in The Federal Register.

Read more at http://www.arrl.org/news/new-amateur-radio-vanity-call-sign-fee-set-at-21-40

Saving $2.14 a year over a 10 year period will net you the $21.40.
Saving $.18 a month over a 10 year period will net you $21.60.
Saving $.o1 a day over a 10 year period will net you $36.50.

Doesn’t really seem like a big deal when you break it down.

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The Amateur’s Code

The Amateur’s Code
by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA (1928)

The Radio Amateur is:

CONSIDERATE – never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL – offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE – with knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.

FRIENDLY – with slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED – Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC – with station and skill always ready for service to country and community

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Club Meeting, August 11, 2014

The next club meeting is Monday, August 11, 2014 at the American Red Cross in Dubuque, IA. The meeting will start at 7:00pm and is open to anyone interested in electronics, ham radio and technology in general. You do not have to be a ham or club member to attend.

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Transmitter Hunt

TRANSMITTER HUNT

And

PIZZA PARTY

HIDDEN VALLEYS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

Saturday, August 16 (2:30 to 4:30 PM)

Platteville, WI

Meet at the Pizzeria Uno parking lot at 2:30 PM 155 West (City) Highway 151

Talk-in on 146.895 (tone 114.8) repeater and 146.500 MHz. simplex

Frequency used during Fox Hunt will be 146.580 MHz.

Trophy given for first place

No entry fee

At 5:00 PM all amateurs and their spouses from the surrounding area clubs are

invited to a pizza party. You do not have to enter the contest to come for pizza.

The Pizza Party is at Pizzeria Uno at 155 West (City) Highway 151. All the pizza

you can eat, free pop, and free house beer for only $5.00 per person. The Hidden

Valleys club will cover the rest including the tip.

Any questions? Contact: K9ZMU Kent Scheuerell, 860 Grace Street, Platteville, WI

53818 608-276-0279 and kscheuerell@gmail.com

Pre-registration is not necessary, but would be appreciated. Just let K9ZMU know

that you will be coming, and in case of inclement weather, pre-registered

contestants will be notified by phone and on the 146.895 repeater.

See the official rules for 2014
HVARC transmitter hunt guidelines 2014

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Strange Activity on Echolink

On ‎Tuesday, ‎July ‎15, ‎2014, around ‏‎2:37 PM I recorded some activity on our repeater through Echolink.  I taped the conversation and have included the .wav file below.  Please listen to it and post a comment.  Thanks, KJ4HYJ

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July – August Newsletter

click here  to be directed to the latest Newsletter.

 

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G.R.A.R.C VEC Testing Dates

August 9

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