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Default Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1670 - August 14 2009

Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1670 - August 14 2009

Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1670 with a release date of
Friday, August 14, 2009 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a Q-S-T. A circus performer will be the next tourist
in space. Will he also be the next ham radio operator on-orbit?
Also, South Africa's next ham-sat is set for a mid-September launch, 2
meters proves to be a good band for DX, the vanity call sign fee is
going up and ham radio will help to coordinate National Wildlife Refuge
Week. All this and more on Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) report number
1670 coming your way right now.


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HAM RADIO IN SPACE: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FOUNDER TO BE NEXT TOURIST IN
SPACE

A former stiltwalker and fire-eater will be the next mega-millionaire
tourist to visit the International Space Station. This with word that
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte is shelling out a reported $35
million for his round-trip ticket aboard a Russian spacecraft to visit
the orbiting outpost. Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, has mo

--

Guy Laliberte will rocket into orbit from Kazakhstan at the end of
September with an American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut as his
travel mates. Like his predecessors, Laliberte will then spend more
than a week at the space station.

At a news conference in Houston, Laliberte said that he will be like a
kid in a candy store" and will be experimenting with zero-gravity
tricks.

Liliberte explained that he is not a scientist, a doctor nor an
engineer. Rather he sees himself as an artist and creator. As such he
says that he will try to accomplish this mission with his creativity
and what life has given him as a tool.

Laliberte assured reporters that he will not play with any fire in
space, but he hopes to try some acrobatics in weightlessness and may
teach his crewmates a card trick or two.

Lileberte described his life as a fairy tale and said watching men land
on the moon 40 years ago on a black-and-white television in a
campground in the middle of the forest was his inspiration. He said
this taught him that all things are possible. Now he says that it's
his turn to inspire the next generation.

What's not known is whether or not Laliberte will get his ham ticket
and conduct ARISS contacts with those of us here on Mother Earth.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, in the
studio in Los Angeles.

--

For those of you who do not speak French, Cirque du Soleil translates
into the Circus of the Sun. It's a truly amazing performance of
acrobatic skill combined with dance and circus acts that once you see
you will never forget. (Space Science Review)

**

HAM RADIO IN SPACE: SUMBANDILASAT TO LAUNCH JUNE 15

South Africa's latest ham radio satellite called SumbandilaSat is now
due to launch on September 15th. According to the Southern African
Amateur Radio Satellite Association website the bird is already on its
way to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazikstan from where it will be
carried into orbit on board a Russian Soyuz launch vehicle.

The amateur radio payload on board SumbandilaSat is made up of an FM
voice transponder with an uplink in the 2 meter band and a downlink in
the 70 centimeters. It also carries a store and forward voice
digipeater and a voice beacon. These will be operating in conjunction
with the University of Stellenbosch Software Defined Radio project that
will share the on-orbit VHF receiver and UHF transmitter.

SumbandilaSat will also carry a Very Low Frequency or V-L-F radio
experiment from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. More on this South
African ham radio in space project is on the World-Wide-Web at
www.amsatsa.org.za. (AMSAT-ZA)

**

HAM RADIO IN SPACE: A $8000 PERSONAL HAMSAT

In the old days hams bought a kit to build a transmitter or a receiver.
Now, in the 21st century we seem to have entered the age of the
personal satellite with the introduction of Interorbital's TubeSat
Personal Satellite Kit.

The new IOS TubeSat PS Kit is the low-cost alternative to the AMSAT-
developed CubeSat. It has three-quarters of the mass (and volume of a
CubeSat, but still offers plenty of room for most experiments or
functions including those that enterprising ham radio groups might come
up with. Perhapps a tiny D-Star repeater or linear translator. And
best of all, the price of the TubeSat kit includes the price of a
launch into Low-Earth-Orbit on an IOS Neptune 30 launch vehicle.

There is one negative to the Tubesat concept. Since the these tiny
satellites are placed into self-decaying orbits only 192 miles above
the Earth's surface they will eventually fall back and burn up as they
re-enter the atmosphere. On the other hand, being relatively short
lived they will not contribute to any long-term build-up of orbital
debris.

Launches are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2010. The total
price of the TubeSat Kit including a placing it in orbit is only
$8,000. More is on-line at
http://spacefellowship.com/2009/08/0...s-tubesat-pers
onal- satellite-kit/ (VK4TJ)

**

RADIO LAW: VANITY CALL SIGN FEE RISING IN SEPTEMBER

The cost of a United States amateur radio vanity call sign is once
again going up. On August 11th, the FCC announced that the cost of an
vanity call will increase from $12.30 to $13.40 for its 10 year term.
Now that notice has been published in the Federal Register, the
increase will take effect in 30 days on September 10th. (ARRL, FCC)

**

RADIO LAW: ITS REALLY A MOBILE

A UK ham who thought he had found a novel way around local zoning
restrictions is facing challenges from his neighbors. This, over 60
foot high telescoping tower complete with rotor and tri-band antenna
mounted on a vehicle parked on his property.

Robert Dodson, G4RNK, is fighting calls to remove the tower that nests
down to 27 feet from his back garden despite complaints from neighbors.
Dodson claims he has not breached neighborhood planning regulations
because the entire antenna system is mounted on a trailer,

Dodson was served an enforcement notice for its removal after he
erected it without permission last September. At a planning inquiry on
Wednesday, July 29th, Michael Matthews who is a lawyer representing
Dodson outlined his grounds for appeal while senior enforcement officer
Jamie Cooper upheld the authority's position. Both parties thrashed
out legal issues surrounding the tower and argued whether it is a
temporary or permanent structure, which would determine if it needed
planning permission.

Also present at the hearing were several neighbors who called the mast
an ‘eyesore' and claimed it interfered with their TV, radio and
telephone signals. In rebuttal, Dodson said the entire installation
had twice been tested and approved by U-K telecommunications regulator
Ofcom.

A decision is expected to be made within the next month. (eHam.net)

**

ENFORCEMENT: UNLICENSED BROADCASTER DINGED $10000

The FCC has ordered Texas resident Radhames Severino to pay a $10,000
fine. This for allegedly operating of an unlicensed radio transmitter
on the frequency 101.5 MHz in the Houston area.

In its forfeiture order adopted on August 5th, the FCC noted that on
May 26th the Commission's Houston Resident Agent Office of the
Enforcement Bureau had issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for
Forfeiture in the amount of $10,000 to Severino for the alleged
offense. To date, Severino has not filed a response to the order.

This case dates back to On October 23 and 25, 2006. That's when the
FCC responded to a complaint about an unlicensed radio station in the
Houston area. An agent from the Commission's Houston Office T-hunted
the signal on 101.5 MHz to a building in the Houston area. On October
31, 2006, an agent from the Houston Office inspected the radio station
located in suites K-M of the building, which was labeled as the home of
the Iglesia Misionera Evangelistica Elohim church. The agent determined
that Severino leased these suites, was responsible for the station, and
was the pastor for the church.

On November 7, 2006, the Houston Office sent a formal Notice of
Unlicensed Operation to Severino at his residence. The notice warned
him that operation of an unlicensed radio station violated Section 301
of the Act and directed him to cease all unlicensed operations
immediately. The letter also outlined the potential penalties for such
a violation,.

But the FCC warning to Severino apparently went unheeded. On January
30, March 12, and October 15, 2008, agents from the Houston Office,
again T-hunted the signal on 101.5 MHz to Severino leased suites. This
in turn lead to the issuance of a $10,000 Notice of Apparent Liability
to Severino to which he never responded. As a result, Severino was
given the customary 30 days to pay or to file an appeal. (FCC)

**

THE SOCIAL SCENE: HUNTSVILLE HAMFEST VIDEO ON-LINE

If you want to be at this years Huntsville Hamfest but cannot make the
trip Tom Medlin W5KUB, will be able to take you there vicariously.
That's because Tom bringing it direct to your computer screen through
the magic of streaming video over the Internet.

Tom tells Newsline that he will be going live Friday morning August
14th at 08:00 Central time. This, to broadcast the 2009 Huntsville
Hamfest on his world wide internet site that this year will feature a
chat room for hams to discuss the convention with others. Tom also
plans to give away prizes to viewers almost every hour during this live
event.

Included in this years coverage will be the presentation of the Amateur
Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year award to Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB.
That takes place on Saturday afternoon, August 15th.

Tom's video streaming website is very easy to find. Simply type in
w5kub.com or wa5kub.com to your web browser without the www and it
should take you right these.

The bottom line: If you cannot make the trip to Huntsville this year,
then tune in on w5kub.com and vicariously join in on the fun. (W5KUB)

**

BREAK 1

From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline,

heard on bulletin stations around the world including the WA2EHL
repeater serving Burlington, New Jersey.

(5 sec pause here)


**

SPECIAL REPORT: E SKIP ON 2 METERS

Friday, July 31st was an amazing day for DX. That is if you happened
to have been on 2 meter SSB or Morse that day. Yes, we said 2 meters.
Take a listen:

--

Actual contact audio: Hear it in the MP3 version of this report
downloadable at www.arnewsline.org

--

That's Jacque Dupuy, N0IRS, in Kansas City, Missouri, making the kind
of VHF contacts that those who limit their operation only to repeaters
are missing out on. Heres mo

--

Actual contact audio: Hear it in the MP3 version of this report
downloadable at www.arnewsline.org

--

The secret to working DX like this is to be using the right mode on the
right frequency when the band is open with E skip. With many of
today's repeaters employing tone access, the day of listening for an
out of area station on your favorite machine is fast coming to an end.
You need to have a receiver capable of CW and SSB reception and be
monitoring on or near 144.200 MHz to know when the DX is in.

And for those of you who want to hear more of what K0IRS has worked on
2 meters, simply go to YouTube dot com and put his call in the search
box. What you see and hear may make a lot of you want to buy a big 2
meter antenna and a VHF multi-mode rig. (ARNewsline(tm) with audio
from N0IRS video)

**

RESCUE RADIO: OWENSBORO KY TRAINS TO EMCOMM HAMS

Local officials in Owensboro, Kentucky, are again turning to ham radio
to solve some of the communication problems they encountered.

During that severe winter weather crisis cellphone service throughout
the Owensboro area was disrupted, sometimes for days at a time.
Landline phones were also affected, and communication problems were
cited by multiple emergency response agencies as the biggest issue they
faced.

But Owensboro is one community well acquainted with turning to ham
radio in such situations thanks in great part to the late George
Wilson, W4OYI. Long before he became President of the ARRL Wilson
brought the concept of turning to radio amateurs for emergency
assistance to the attention of city leaders.

That was several decades ago. Now, many other hams are following in
George Wilson's steps including Bob Spears, AA4RL, who is a member and
past president of the Owensboro Amateur Radio Club. He says that
drawing on the experience of the amateur radio operators, emergency
management officials decided to sponsor a class on amateur radio
operation. The five-week session teaches the skills and rules needed
to pass the Technician class amateur radio test.

Spears, who has been licensed since 1961 said in a recent newspaper
interview that this educational series will be good for the community
because it will provide more people who can be deployed with radios.
Spears said that these new hams can serve as weather spotters as well
as assisting the Red Cross assess damage. Having amateur radio
operators throughout the county would give real-time, on-the-scene
feedback to emergency managers and to officials with the National
Weather Service office in Paducah.

Owensboro Kentucky has a long history of cooperation between rescue
radio hams and city officials. This is just another example of how
that tradition carries on. (ARNewsline(tm) and Published reports)

**

RESCUE RADIO: HAWAII HAMS WERE PREPATED FOR FELICIA

Hams in Hawaii were ready for a big storm that never arrived. This as
the threat from hurricane Felicia was downgraded to a tropical
depression and has now has passed.

Ron Hashiro, AH6RH, is the Hawaii State Civil Defense RACES
coordinator. He says that in preparation for Felicia that daily nets
were in operation. But as the storm approached and broke apart the
need for the Skywarn activation was cancelled.

Ron says that the daily State Civil Defense net was instead operated as
an ARES net instead of a RACES activation. Because the threat did not
materialize, RACES was not activated and this daily ARES net carried
informational bulletins with revised frequencies and times as
conditions warranted.

Hashiro says that it was a textbook example of coordination,
information sharing and dissemination under the umbrella of ARES prior
to activation to keep the amateur radio operators informed.

As an aside, Len Winkler, KB7LPW, who used to host the radio program
Ham Radio and More now lives in Hawaii. He reports over Facebook that
the area ended up with a total of 2" of rain but at the time of his
posting on Wednesday, August 12th, they experienced some high winds
that had began some 7 hours earlier. He reported that the winds were
in excess of 35mph.and coming in from the West which is totally
different than our normal. He added that his trees were not enjoying
their swaying and that there were avocados everywhere. (AH6RH, KB7LPW)

**

RESCUE RADIO: MISSOURI HAM ASSISTS LOST HIKERS

A Houston, Missouri amateur radio operator played a role in aiding some
lost hikers recently in the Paddy Creek area in northwest Texas County.
On Saturday, August 1st, Richard Wood, KB0MPO, was monitoring a local
repeater when he heard a call for help. The person was asking for
assistance for himself and several hikers who became lost on the Paddy
Creek Trail.

It appears that one o the hikers had his own ham radio equipment with
him and found a local repeater frequency to call for help. The hikers
described their location. Wood assessed the situation and gave
directions to return to their campsite.

When some of the hikers decided it was too far to make the trip back,
KB0MPO notified the sheriff's department to make a rescue. The hikers
ultimately returned to their starting point without further incident.
(KA0ADI)

**

RESCUE RADIO: CAR HORN BASED EMERGENCY ALERT SYSYEM PROPOSED IN
GERMANY

In the past, Germany used sirens to warn the population in the streets
against floods and other dangerous situations. Today, most sirens are
gone having been dismantled after the Cold War.

Now, researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend
Analysis want the population to be warned of pending disasters by use
of common car horns. In fact, they have applied for a patent of a
technology which allows the horns of parked cars to be activated in
cases where such an immediate emergency natice to the Gerrman public is
required..

The technology is based on the Germany's eCall emergency system, which
new cars are going to be equipped with beginning in September 2010.
The eCall system was developed at the initiative of the European Union
Commission to help reduce the number of road traffic fatalities. It
consists of a GPS sensor and a mobile phone component, which is
activated only in case of an accident such as when airbags are
triggered. The system then can transmit data such as the time and
location of an accident and driving direction of the vehicle to an
emergency call center.

The researchers soon realized that the eCall infrastructure can also be
used to warn the population. Once the cars are equipped with a radio
receiver, their horns can be triggered in case of disaster authorized
civil protection agencies. This proposed new system is meant to
complement rather than replace the other emergency alert options
already in place in Germany many of which are broadcast based. More on
this concept is on line
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0720083423.htm (Science
Daily)..

**

RADIO BUSINESS: MFJ ACQUIRES CUSHCRAFT AMATEUR ANTENNAS

In ham industry news, MFJ Enterprises, Inc., of Starkville, Mississippi
has purchased Cushcraft Amateur Radio Antennas Product Line from Laird
Technologies, St. Louis, Missouri. The sale was effective July 31,
2009 and MFJ has announced that Cushcraft products will continue to be
manufactured in Manchester, New Hampshire.

According to MFJ Founder Martin Jue, K5FLU, Cushcraft Amateur Radio
Antenna products have long been a popular source for a wide range of
HF, VHF and UHF vertical, beam and yagi antennas for the amateur radio
community. He says that the acquisition of Cushcraft Amateur Radio
Antennas will bring over fifty new products to MFJ's amateur radio
product line. Jue added that his company will add more new products to
this antenna line and will continue the Cushcraft Amateur Radio
Antennas name long into the future. Look for more information soon at
www.mfjenterprises.com. (MFJ)

**

RADIO BUSINESS: RADIO SHACK TO BE KNOWN AS THE SHACK

And in case you have not heard the latest, Radio Shack will call itself
the polite version of what hams have long called the chain. The Shack.

According to Chief Marketing Officer Lee Applbaum, customers,
associates and even the investment community have long referred to
Radio Shack as 'The Shack. So says Applbaum the company has decided to
embrace that fact and -- in his words not ours -- to share it with the
world.

According to Applbaum customers see more of a focus on mobility and
wireless products in the new advertising. He says that the company is
contemporizing the way it wants people to think of the brand, rather
than actually changing the official name of the company.

The word contemporizing does not seem to appear in any dictionary but
we did find the words contemporize. It means to give a modern or
contemporary character or setting or to update. It also means to place
in or regard as belonging to the same age or time. (Published
reports)

**

HAM HELP: PENNSYLVANIA HAM SEARCHING FOR ONE OF HIS OLD QSL CARDS

A Pennsylvania ham is looking for someone who has one of his old QSL
cards so that he can recreate it and start using that design once
again. Phil Lanse, K3IB, id that ham but the card he is looking for
has his old K2IBP call sign on it.

Phil tells Newsline that he used those cards between 1953 and 1990
while he was very active on terrestrial VHF and EME from New Jersey.
He says the card in question was printed by Richard "Brownie" Brown,
W3CJI, who is now a silent key. The design featured Phil's K2IBP call
in fluorescent blue letters outlined in black and black lettering on a
fluorescent red background.

Phil says he would like to get a scan of one of his old cards so that
he could have another print shop recreate it for him to use once again,
If you can assist, please contact Phil by e-mail to l31nesep(at) epix
(dot) net. He will be very grateful to anyone who can assist. (K3IB)

**

BREAK 2

This is ham radio news for today's radio amateur. From the United
States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline with links to the
world from our only official website at www.arnewsline.org and being
relayed by the volunteer services of the following radio amateur:

(5 sec pause here)

**

THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD: ART HOUSHOLDER, K9TRG - S.K.

One of the hams who contributed mightily to the initial growth of FM in
ham radio has become a silent key. Art Housholder, K9TRG, the founder
of the Chicago-area based Spectronics passed away on Tuesday July 7th
at age 82.

A a longtime resident of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Art was one of
those kids bitten by the amateur radio bug and soon became K9TRG. In
the late 1960's his store, Spectronics was one of the centers where
hams nationwide could purchase surplus land mobile two-way gear that
they could convert to amateur radio use as mobile and fixed stations as
well as repeaters.

Its unknown just how many repeaters started as used taxi and police
radios that were recycled to ham radio through Spectronics, but the
number had to have been into the hundreds if not thousands. In the
process it also made the name Art Housholder and the call letters K9TRG
a kind of early FM legend in the ham radio community.

Art Housholder was age 82 when he passed away at the Alexian Brothers
Medical Center. A memorial was held on Saturday, July 11, at St.
Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, Illinois. K9TRG leaves
behind a legacy of helping to create a facet of ham radio that will
likely live on for decades to come. (ARNewsline(tm))

**

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY: 6 IN 10 COMPANIES TO SKIP WINDOWS 7 FOR NOW

The upcoming release of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system has the
computer world buzzing but the long awaited replacement for Vista may
not get the level of corporate sales that its developers are hoping
for. David Black, KB4KCH, reports:

--

Six in 10 companies in a survey plan to skip the purchase of Microsoft
Corp's Windows 7 computer operating system, many of them to pinch
pennies and others over concern about compatibility with their existing
applications.

Windows 7 will not be released until October 22nd, but has already
garnered good reviews. This, in contrast to its disappointing current
version known as Vista. Vista simply did not catch on with either
consumers or the business world and many P-C makers opted to stay with
the proven and popular Windows XP. Also, many companies rejected
Windows Vista as unstable. For example, the chip maker Intel Corp,
stayed with the older XP system.

So why will adoption of Windows 7 be slower than Mivrosoft expected?
Many of the more than 1,000 companies that responded to a survey by
ScriptLogic Corp say they have economized by cutting back on software
updates and lack the resources to deploy Microsoft's latest offering.
The survey found about 60 percent of those surveyed have no plans to
deploy Windows 7. About 34 percent will deploy it by the end of 2010
and only 5.4 percent will deploy by the end of 2009

Forty-two percent said their biggest reason for avoiding Windows 7 was
a "lack of time and resources. Another 39 percent of those surveyed
said they had concern about the compatibility of Windows 7 with
existing applications.

--

ScriptLogic is a corporation that provides help to companies in
managing their Microsoft Windows-based networks. It sent out 20,000
surveys to information technology administrators to learn the state of
the market. (Technology OnLine)


**

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY: USB PORT PROTECTION FROM L-COM

A surge protector for your U-S-B ports. That's the latest product from
a company called L-com that is offering its model AL-ECF504-AB. This
is a USB 2.0 connector port resistant to power surges and shielded
against electromagnetic as well as RF interference. The unit is
available as both Type A and Type B connectors. More is on-line at
www.L-com.com. (L-COM)

**

PUBLIC SERVICE: HAM RADIO TO COORDINATE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WEEK

Ham radio is about to become involved with improving the environment.
This with word that the KP1-5 Project, which sponsored the 2009
Desecheo Island DXpedition has announced that it will be serving as
national coordinator for Amateur Radio's involvement in the 2009
National Wildlife Refuge Week from Sunday, October 12th to Saturday,
October 18th.

The goal this year is to combine amateur radio's communication skills
with ones enjoyment of the outdoors to help others learn about the
National Wildlife Refuge System. Hams worldwide can help spread the
word about the National Wildlife Refuge System by operating in or near
a refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week.

Only authorized, responsible access to refuges is sanctioned by this
event. For more details please visit www.nwrweek-radio.info

By the way: This year the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates
106 years of conservation and quality recreation in 2009. (Press
release)

**

WORLDBEAT-UK: AMSAT-UK COLOQUIUM VIDEOS NOW ON LINE

In news from around the world, the videos of presentations at this
years AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium are now available to
watch on the British Amateur Television Club website. All 18 sessions
can be seen at www.batc.tv (Southgate)

**

WORLDBEAT-AUSTRALIA: NEW VK BANDPLANS AND TONE ACCESS PLANS RELEASED

And word that the Wireless Institute of Australia has released revised
repeater access plans that specifically include CTCSS tones, Echolink
and D-STAR frequencies.

Under the revised scheme 91.5 Hz is the new CTCSS tone for standard
repeater activation in Australia. It replaces 123 Hz which is no
longer recommended for future relay devices due to problems with false
detecting. 141.3 or 146.2 Hz are to be used to activate links to
repeaters on other VHF and UHF bands. 85.4 Hz will be used to activate
links to other bands that some operators are not permitted to directly
use.

The WIA has also revised band plans so as to include recommended
frequencies for D-Star and Echolink simplex operation. Included is an
interim plan for the new 2200 Meter or 135.7 to 137.8 kHz very low
frequency band as well. (WIA News)

**

ON THE AIR: CELEBRATING A MUSEUM IN THE NETHERLANDS

On the air, listen out for PD55EA. That station will be on the air
until August 28th to celebrate the 55th birthday of the "Ellert and
Brammert" Museum in Schoonoord, the Netherlands.. They group will be
active on 40, 20 and 10 meters using SSB and the digital modes. There
may also be activity on 2 meters as well. QSL's will be sent
automatically via the bureau. If you want to QSL direct, please send
your QSL via PD7BZ. (DXNL)

**

DX

In DX, F2VX and FYFYD, will sign portable 4J from August 11th to 29th,
from Azerbaijan using mainly H-F SSB. QSL via direct with an self
addressed envelope plus postage or via the French Ref-Bureau only.

And T6AD will be on the air using mainly CW during his free time from
Afghanistan until 22nd of August. QSL via K2AU.

W2LPL will be operational portable A25 from Botswana from August 16th
to the 19th. Plans are to use SSB and PSK31 on 20 meters. QSL's go to
W2LPL.

EI6DX, will be active as portable 6W between November 7th to the 16th
from Somone, Senegal which is located about 70 km southeast of the city
of Dakar. He will concentrate on the lower bands and CW. QSL to
RX3RC, direct or via the bureau.

EI3IO says he is leaving Ireland and will move to Bahrain for at least
2 years. He has not yet received his callsign yet but plans to be
active on 160 meters through the VHF bands. Listen for him on 20
meters starting in September. Hopefully more details will be
forthcoming at his Web page at http://EI3IO.com

Lastly, W2VQ and WQ2N using their own calls stroke FJ from St.
Barthalamy between August 18th nto the 25th. Their operation will be
on 80 through 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. An online log
will be available during and after the operation.

(Above from various DX news sources.)

**

THAT FINAL ITEM: RADIO LAW: TEEN SUES AMAZON OVER 1984 BOOK DELETION

Radio transmission is what makes the Amazon Kindle electronic book work
and its Amazon's use of radio to delete a book from the Kindle that has
lead to legal action against the merchandising giant. This, as a 17
year old student from Michigan has filed a lawsuit against Amazon after
it deleted a book he had purchased for his Kindle device. Jerry Gaul,
KE7GGV, has the details:

--

The high school student, Justin D. Gawronski, filed suit in a Seattle,
Washington court. He claims that Amazon forcibly recalled copies of
George Orwell's "1984" in July after it was revealed that it was an
unauthorized version. Gawronski's complaint alleges that he was
reading "1984" over the summer for an advanced placement class and had
to turn in notes called reflections on each hundred pages. Gawronski
claims that with the loss of the digital book, his page count was
thrown off and his notes were -- in his words -- "rendered useless
because they no longer referenced the relevant parts of the book."

While buyers received refunds for the electronically recalled copies of
the Orwell books, the fact that no advance notice has created an uproar
against Amazon. The lawsuit, for one, alleges that Amazon did not make
it clear enough to customers that remote book deletions were even a
possibility. It also alleges that the company violated its own terms
of use by radioing Gawronski work notes away, without giving him a
chance to save it first.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jerry Gaule, KE7GGV.

--

Gawronski along with a California resident are seeking class action
status for the suit. Amazon has so far declined to comment on the tort
action filed against it. (Todays Technology and other published news
reports)

**

NEWSCAST CLOSE

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