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Amateur Radio Fans Ham It Up in Lewes:

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 05:10 PM PDT

LEWES -- Since 2004, the Lewes Amateur Radio Society has been embracing and
promoting short-wave communication in the Lewes community and beyond. What
was a five-member group of local amateur radio operators at its inception
has expanded to 41. The group meets over the airwaves on a weekly basis
when there's no in-person meeting scheduled. Amateur radio operators are
licensed by the federal government and are given codes to identify
themselves. "It's a very diverse group and they're a hoot to be with,"
member Mike McClanahan said, adding that the members, while mostly retired,
have been involved in numerous industries. McClanahan, or W3RMM, has had
his license since the mid-1950s and is still amazed by it. "It's the awe of
being able to converse with people around the world without picking up the
phone or spending a lot of money," he said. "It's a neat hobby. It's just
fun, it really is."

Citizen Scientists Track Rain Drop by Drop:

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 05:10 PM PDT

Inside Jim Ridgley's living room in Frederick, Md., the fire station
scanner chatters nonstop and the AM radio buzzes with weather reports. A
hand-held ham radio sits by the easy chair in case Ridgley needs to radio
in severe weather alerts to the National Weather Service's Skywarn network.

ARNewsline Report 1809 -- Apr 13 2012:

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 04:35 PM PDT

The following is a QST. Carole Perry, WB2MGP, celebrates a quarter of a
century leading educators and youth forums at the Dayton Hamvention, an FCC
enforcement in California action may not be what it seems, entry level hams
in Belgium to get a power increase on the High Frequency bands and a United
States broadcaster pays homage to its oldest and longest listener. Find
out who she is on Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1809 coming your way
right now.

The FCC Wants to Know What Digital Modes Hams Use for Emergencies:

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 04:38 PM PDT

The FCC wants to know what digital modes hams are using to
relay messages in an emergency or disaster.
It seems they do not have a database of this information.

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