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Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Tue 14 Feb., 2017 11:33 EST - (36 Reads)
The February 2017 edition of the Listening Post has been uploaded to the "Newsletters" section of this website.
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  • Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, SK    (Sun 26 Feb., 2017)
    Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, of Hannibal, Missouri, died on February 25. He was 87. Although he had been suffering from cancer, Gordon had remained active on the air until his death.Licensed in 1947, Gordon was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. After separating from the service, he attended Purdue University, earning a bachelor’s degree in physics.An ARRL Life Member, G...
  • Two Amateur Radio CubeSats Carrying Transponders Set for Future NASA Launches    (Fri 24 Feb., 2017)
    Two satellites with Amateur Radio transponder payloads have been selected for future NASA launches.AMSAT reports that the TJREVERB CubeSat, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder. The University of Washington-Seattle’s HuskySat-1 has a 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder and was developed by st...
  • New Section Manager Appointed in West Virginia    (Fri 24 Feb., 2017)
    Dan Ringer, K8WV, will become West Virginia’s Section Manager starting on March 1. He has been appointed to succeed Phillip Groves, N8SFO, who is stepping down for personal reasons after serving since July 2015. Ringer, an attorney who lives in Morgantown, will serve the remainder of the current term of office, which ends on September 30.An ARRL Life Member, Ringer serves as an Assistant Sectio...
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 24 Feb., 2017)
    At 0124 UTC on February 22 Australian Space Weather Services issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for February 22-24.“The effect of a high speed solar wind stream from a recurrent coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity to active levels from 22 to 24 February with the possibility of minor storm periods on 23 and 24 February.Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coron...
  • The March/April Issue of QEX is Hot Off the Press!    (Thu 23 Feb., 2017)
    The March/April 2017 issue of QEX will be arriving at mailboxes soon. In this issue . . .•    David M. Drumheller, K3WQ, explains how to model antennas made from angle stock, wires cages, tape measures and other unconventional conductors.•    Rick Peterson, WA6NUT, shows how FDMA technology can be used for new sound card modes.•    Brian Machesney, K1LI, and Tony Brock-Fisher, K1KP, use polar m...
  • Mexican Red Cross Responding to Hospital Explosion    (American Red Cross, Thu 29 Jan., 2015)
    On January 29th, an explosion caused extensive damage to the Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City. The Mexican Red Cross has responded with 23 ambulances and more than 40 rescuers and is helping to transport victims to other hospitals. The Mexican Red Cross has not asked for additional assistance from the American […]
  • Disaster Alert: Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Approaches the Philippines    (American Red Cross, Thu 04 Dec, 2014)
    Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) has gained strength in the western Pacific and is projected to intensify further as it heads towards the Philippines. If the storm makes landfall, it will pose a serious threat to lives, homes and livelihoods. It is possible that it will cross through highly populated areas and affect millions […]
  • Disaster Update: Mexican Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Odile    (American Red Cross, Thu 18 Sep., 2014)
    More than 500 Red Cross volunteers are helping people affected by Hurricane Odile in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The volunteers—120 of which are paramedics—are providing basic medical check-ups and delivering food to people housed in shelters. The Red Cross has sent 2,000 food parcels to the city of Los Cabos. In addition, […]
  • Disaster Update: Hurricane Odile in Mexico    (American Red Cross, Tue 16 Sep., 2014)
    Hurricane Odile struck Mexico’s Baja peninsula on late Sunday evening. Now graded as a Tropical Storm, the system is still active and slowly moving up the peninsula. Roughly 80% of the areas in Hurricane Odile’s path are without electricity and approximately 3,000 people have had to evacuate their homes, as of September 15. In response, […]
  • Disaster Update: West Africa Ebola Outbreak    (American Red Cross, Thu 31 July, 2014)
    As the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history continues to devastate Western Africa, the American Red Cross is supporting efforts through both financial and staffing support. While the Sierra Leone Red Cross is taking the lead in promoting awareness through social mobilization campaigns, the American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, […]


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