Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1878 - August 9 2013

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Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1878 with a release
date of August 9 2013 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a QST.  Scientists say that the Sun's
magnetic poles are about to reverse; hams in India again
respond as monsoon rains bring landslides; a Florida man is
electrocuted while installing an antenna; Louisiana adopts
the Alert FM public warning system and guess who is not
going to retire from ham radio teaching.  Find out the
answer on Amateur Radio NewslineT report number 1878 coming
your way right now.


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FUTURE PROPAGATION:  SUN MAGNETIC POLES READY TO REVERSE

According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories,
the sun's vast magnetic field is about to turn over.
Amateur Radio Newsline's Heather Embee, KB3TZD, has the
details:

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The Sun's magnetic field changes polarity approximately
every 11 years.  It happens at the peak of each solar cycle
as our home star's inner magnetic field generator
reorganizes itself signaling the mid-point of a Solar Cycle.

Todd Hoeksema is the Director of Stanford's Wilcox Solar
Observatory which is one of the few that monitor the sun's
polar magnetic fields.  He says that we are no more than 3
to 4 months away from a complete field reversal and that
this change will have ripple effects throughout the solar
system.  This is because of the fact that the domain of the
Sun's magnetic influence, also known as the Heliosphere,
extends billions of kilometers beyond the minor planet Pluto
and almost too interstellar space.

When solar physicists talk about solar field reversals they
are also referring to something known as the Sun's Current
Sheet.  This is a sprawling surface jutting outward from its
equator where it's slowly rotating magnetic field induces an
electrical current.  During field reversals, the current
sheet becomes very wavy.  As Earth orbits the sun, it dips
in and out of the current sheet. Transitions from one side
to another can stir up stormy space weather around our
planet which in turn can affect radio propagation to some
degree.

As the field reversal approaches, data from the Wilcox Solar
Observatory shows that the sun's two hemispheres are out of
synch.  According to Solar Physicist Phil Scherrer the Sun's
North Pole has already changed sign, while the South Pole is
racing to catch up.  Soon both poles will be reversed, and
the second or downhill half of Solar Max will be underway.
For ham radio it likely means that good DX openings
especially on the higher bands could be fewer and far in-
between.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Heather Embee, KB3TZD,
in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

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You can read more about what is happening with "Old Sol" at
tinyurl.com/solar-max-midpoint-here.  Frequent updates are
also on the web at sciencedaily.com  (NASA)

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RESCUE RADIO:  HAMS IN INDIA AGAIN RESPOND TO MONSOON
FLOODING

Hams in India are reportedly once again on the front lines.
This as another series of heavy rains on August 4th lead to
landslides hit in the high mountain range area of Idukki and
the adjoining districts of Kerala.

At airtime nine people have lost their lives and scores are
reported missing from the monsoon saturated areas.  Word is
that the ham radio response is centered on 7.080 MHz for
long distance communications with VHF being used within the
storm devastated region.

Idukki is described as an agricultural area where most
people operate small farms.  Reports say that the region has
suffered heavy crop and property loss due to the flooding.

More information on the current situation is on the web at
tinyurl.com/more-india-flooding.

(Southgate, IndiaToday.com, Times of India)

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RADIO LAW:  UK GOVERNMENT MAY AMEND OFCOM'S STATUTORY DUTIES

A report by the United Kingdom Department for Culture Media
and Sport says that telecommunications regulator Ofcom's
duties should expanded to include the power to issue
monetary penalties for breach of Wireless Telegraphy Act
licenses.

The report is titled Connectivity, Content and Consumers -
Britain's digital platform for growth.  It covers a number
of issues related to the RF spectrum including such items as
spectrum management on and the already planned digital radio
switchover.  However of greater interest is the Spectrum
Management Impact Assessment document. It notes that the
Government's preferred option is to amend Ofcom's statutory
duties to make possible Dynamic Spectrum Access database
licensing, incentive auctions and to impose monetary
penalties for breach of Wireless Telegraphy Act licenses.

The report says that should a holder of spectrum is in
breach of the Wireless Telegraphy Act even in a minor way,
Ofcom can currently only prosecute licensees or revoke their
licenses.  Such measures are often disproportionate to the
offence.  The report also suggests that its time to
introduce a system of penalties which provide appropriate
incentives for compliance.  This would essentially be
similar to the authority that the FCC has here in the United
States.  (Published news reports)

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FOLLOWUP:  RADIO CLUB WILL MOVE DIGIPETER AFTER ITS
RECOVERED FROM FALLEN TOWER

A follow-up to last weeks story on the destruction of the
Rocky Ridge radio tower east of San Francisco, California.
It's now been learned that the ham radio system on that
tower belonged to the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club and was
its heavily trafficked 144.390 MHz Packet Radio and APRS
digipeater.

Jim Siemons, AF6PU, is a spokesman for the group.  He says
that the club's repeater committee has decided to move the
digipeater and the results were amazing:

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AF6PU:  "This last Friday (Julu 2nd), Trevor Hall, WA6JAU,
was able to get into the vault at Rocky Ridge and retrieve
all of our Digipeter gear.  Early on Saturday morning (July
3rd) a group of us met to go up to the North peak of Mt.
Diablo to set up ATV gear.  And while we were up there
Trevor was able to install and get running the Digipeter.
The great news is that at its higher vantage point we are
now covering almost 150 miles all the way around."

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According to AF6PU, the new site should offer packet and
APRS coverage to the majority of hams in Northern
California.

Meantime police are still asking the publics assistance in
finding the person or persons responsible for this act of
vandalism.  If you have any information that might help
please contact investigators at area code 510-881-1833.
(AF6PU, ARNewslineT)

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BREAKING DX NEWS: SWAZILAND DXPEDITION NEEDS RTTY OPERATORS

Some interesting DX news.  Word that Roger Jones, ZS6RJ, and
a multi-national team of operators will be active as 3DA0ET
from Piggs Peak, Swaziland, between November 18th and the
27th.  They plan to have 4 stations on the air, covering 160
through 10 meters plus 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
This operation will also include the CQ World Wide DX CW
Contest that takes place this year from November 23rd
through the 24th.

According to planner Charles "Frosty" Frost, K5LBU, the team
is still looking for operators, especially some skilled in
RTTY operators.  If you are interested in joining this
DXpedition, please  contact ZS6RJ at: roger.jones (at)
vodamail (dot) com or K5LBU to 3da0cf (at) gmail (dot) com.
More information on this upcoming operation is on-line at
www.swazidx.org  (OPDX)

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THIS JUST IN:  DAYTON ARA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE AT RENOVATED
CLUBHOUSE

Some late breaking good news.  It comes in words of
congratulations to the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.
This on the grand re-opening of its clubhouse after some
extensive renovation and expansion.

On Friday, August 16th from 4 to 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight
time club members and the public are invited to preview the
facilities that include a lounge, a kitchenette, two new
classrooms and a Board Room which have been wired with the
latest video, audio and Smart Boards projection gear.

Current club President Reuben Meeks, W8GUC and Past
President Don DuBon, N6JRL, will be hosting a ribbon cutting
ceremony at 5 pm and again at 7 pm.  Refreshments will be
served.

The Dayton Amateur Radio Clubhouse is located at 6619
Bellfontaine Road in the Dayton suburb of Huber Heights,
Ohio,  For more information on this event please e-mail
WD8QAI (at) gmail (dot) com.  (DARA)

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RADIO ACCIDENTS:  FLORIDA MAN ELECTROCUTED PUTTING UP
ANTENNA FOR ALLEGED UNLICENSED RADIO STATION

An Oakland Park, Florida man was electrocuted on July 29th
while trying to install an antenna for an unlicensed radio
station antenna on the roof of a strip mall.  According to
the Broward Sheriff's Office forty-two year old Jean Roselet
Adelphonse was reportedly climbing a tree at about 10:40
p.m. when the 30-foot antenna that was supporting came into
contact a high voltage power line.  His friend, Clebert
Durand, who was helping him install the antenna, called 911.
Officials said Adelphonse was trying to start a Creole-
language pirate station and that they found
more broadcasting equipment in his vehicle.  (RW, Orlando
Sentinal)

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RESCUE RADIO:  LOUISIANA ADOPTS ALERT FM STATE WIDE

A new public alert system is coming to the state of
Louisiana.  Amateur Radio Newsline's Don Wilbanks, AE5DW,
has the details:

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If there's ever another disaster like Hurricane Katrina,
Louisiana will be in a far better position to advise its
residents than back in August of 2005.  This with the
announcement by Louisiana's Office of Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness that it has adopted the Alert
FM system as a way of notifying the state's emergency
managers in 64 parishes and 42 institutions of higher
learning of an imminent threat to life or property.

According to the release, Louisiana's Senator Mary Landrieu
was an early supporter of the broadcast-based emergency
alert systems.  She is quoted as saying that with Alert FM,
Louisiana has implemented a reliable method of distributing
life-saving information to the citizens.  She added that the
dependability of broadcast transmissions can make the
difference between life and death during an emergency.

As previously reported here on Newsline, Alert FM is
an emergency notification system that delivers messages from
state, local, and private sector officials to citizens,
schools, businesses, and first responders using the Radio
Data System or R-D-S sub-carrier of local FM radio stations.
Messages are originated by designated officials and are then
transported from a secure web-based portal to the data sub-
carrier via GSS Net which is a secure satellite data
delivery system. These alerts and messages are then received
by FM stations and re-transmitted to Alert FM equipped
receivers or to cell phones that have both active FM chips
and properly installed software.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in
New Orleans.

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More about the Alert FM system is on line at alertfm.com.
(Radio Weekly)

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ELECTRONIC SAFETY:  APPLE OFFERS FAKE FOR REAL CHARGER
EXCHANGE

Apple has begun a worldwide program to replace third-party
and counterfeit USB chargers for use with its iPhone, iPad,
and iPod products.  The after reports that a woman in China
was electrocuted by a non-Apple charger.

Apple said it would swap third-party chargers for an
official replacement on payment of $10 or the equivalent fee
in local currency.  The exchange program begins on August
16th and will run until October 18th.

In mid-July, Apple said it was investigating reports that Ma
Ailun was killed when she answered her iPhone 5 while it was
plugged into a wall charger.  Investigators later said that
her death was caused by a fake third party non-Apple
charger.

No mention was made of the woman's death in the announcement
of the trade-in program but Apple did say that the
initiative was prompted by safety issues.  Apple also said
that the third-party and fake chargers would be disposed of
in an environmentally friendly way.  You can read one of the
many detailed stories on this Apple initiated safety program
at tinyurl.com/apple-charger-exchange.  (BBC, iDigital
Times, Huffington Post, others)

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ENFORCEMENT:  FCC PROPOSES $8000 FINE AGAINST BROADCASTER
THAT MOVED TRANSMITTER WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION

The FCC has proposed an $8,000 fine to the religious
broadcaster Fellowshipworld Inc. which is the licensee of
WFWO - FM.  This for allegedly operating from a location
other than the one it was authorized for.  Stephan Kinford,
N8WB, reports:

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According to the Commission, the noncommercial station was
authorized to transmit on 89.7 MHz in Knowelsville, New
York.  Responding to a complaint in October 2012, an agent
from the Enforcement Bureau's Philadelphia office traced the
signal back to the Fellowship Christian Center in Buffalo,
some 36 miles from Knowelsville.  The agent also took field
strength measurements to determine if WFWO's power levels
were low enough to operate under Part 15 of its rules.  The
FCC said in its decision that WFWO exceeded the maximum
permitted for non-licensed devices and, therefore, required
a license to operate.

In his response, Fellowship President John Young told the
commission the station stopped operating from its original
transmitter site so the property owner could remove some
trees around the antenna.  Young was admitted that the group
was operating a one-watt low-powered transmitter on 89.7MHz
in Buffalo.  The agent told Young to stop operating the 1
watt transmitter because it was over-powered for Part 15
operation and not at its authorized location. The FCC said
Young agreed and the agency followed up with a Notice of
Unlicensed Operation.  It warned the licensee of a violation
and that a fine could be imposed.

But in November of 2012 the director of engineering from a
licensed station told the FCC that WFWO was once again
transmitting again from the Buffalo location.  An FCC
Enforcement Bureau agent confirmed that it was on the air
and inspected the facility.  This time Young claimed he was
unaware the station was operational and alleged that his
children must have turned on the transmitter.

But in its imposing the penalty the FCC said that while the
base fine for this type of violation is $4,000, that it
raised it to $8,000, saying the licensee's conduct in this
case is egregious.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB,
in Wadsworth, Ohio.

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Fellowshipworld Inc. was given the customary 30 days from
imposition of the proposed fine to pay or to file an appeal.
(FCC)

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RADIO LAW:  NO FM TRANSLATOR FOR EMF IN LOS ANGELES

The FCC says that the Educational Media Foundation cannot
have an FM translator in Los Angeles, California.  In making
its decision the regulatory agency said that the broadcaster
had not proven that granting its application would not
preclude future Low Power FM licensing opportunities for it
in that market.

The Media Bureau had treated the Educational Media
Foundation situation as a request for a waiver and said in
its decision such waivers face a high hurdle.  Audio
Division Chief Peter Doyle noted that given the massive
number of pending translator applications, the agency isn't
going to conduct a case-by-case assessment of any one
request.  (FCC, RW)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  BOB GROVE EXPLAINS THE DEMISE OF
MONITORING TIMES

As reported last week, Bob Grove W8JHD, founder, editor and
publisher of Monitoring Times Magazine, has announced his
and the magazine's retirement.  Now in a one-on-one video
interview, Ham Radio Now's Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, finds out why
Bob's retirement also means an end to the magazine.   It's a
very interesting conversation that will give you a lot of
insight into Bob Grove's thinking and putting his popular
magazine to bed.  To find out, take your web browser to
tinyurl.com/monitoring-times-says-goodbye  (arvidnews.com)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  WHEELER ONE STEP CLOSER TO FCC CHAIR

President Obama's nominee for chairman of the Federal
Communications Commission is one step closer to that
position.  This with word that Thomas Wheeler has received
the approval of the Senate Commerce Committee for that
position.

Its now believed that a full Senate vote on Wheelers
nomination will take place shortly after Congress returns
from its August recess.  If approved, Wheeler will replace
former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski who retired from the
position to join the Aspen Institute as a senior fellow.
(Published news reports)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS: SENATE CONFIRMS THREE MEMBERS FOR
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Before its recess the United States Senate confirmed three
new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Jeffrey Shell, Matthew C. Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan C.
Crocker were unanimously appointed to the bipartisan board.
Shell was also confirmed as chair.  The board had been below
quorum level for some time but with the swearing in of these
new members it will once again be at a fully operational
level.   (The Hill)

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HAM HAPPENINGS:  ANTIQUE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AUG
20 - 24

The 52nd Antique Wireless Association World Convention is
slated for August 20th to the 24th at the Rochester
Institute of Technology Inn and Conference Center.  The
event will celebrate the grand opening of the new Antique
Wireless Association Museum that takes place on August 20th.
For more information on this event please take your web
browser to antiquewireless.org/annual-convention  (AWA)

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HAM HAPPENINGS:  WORLD DIGITAL ATV QSO PARTY AUGUST 20 TO 31

The next World Digital Amateur Television QSO Party is on
its way.  The event created by Peter Cossins, VK3BFG, in
2011, will begin on Friday the August 30th and conclude on
Saturday the 31st with scheduling all in Australian Eastern
Standard Time.

This QSO Party will be initiated through the VK3RTV
Melbourne-Geelong repeater in Australia linked with the
California W6ATN network in the United States. It will also
include an on-line seminar by Ken Konechy, W6HHC, of the
Orange County Amateur Radio Club with an update on the DATV
Express Project. This is a digital fast scan television
system being developed by United States and British hams.

European presenters are yet to be confirmed; however the QSO
party will be streamed on-line thanks to the British Amateur
Television Club.  If you are a ham interested in the world
of digital video, this is one event that you won't want to
miss.  (VK3PC)

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with links to the world from our only official website at
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WORLDBEAT:  NEW ZEALAND RADIO STATION ORDERED TO APOLOGIZE

Some enforcement of a different kind.  This as a broadcaster
down-under is ordered to apologize for things said on the
air.  Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, has the details:

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A New Zealand radio station has been ordered to apologize on-
the-air for abusing and insulting local councilors, as well
as a rival radio broadcaster.  This after the nations
Broadcasting Standards Authority ruled that Cruise FM
Waikato must express regret for unfair comments made about
South Waikato District Council members, Classic Hits Radio
and its staff in two broadcasts late last year.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority found that while host
and owner Johnny Dryden and another councilor were broadly
discussing issues of public interest, their comments went
beyond what could be considered acceptable.  Also that they
had the potential to be very damaging to the individuals'
reputations.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority went on to note that
Dryden made comments that were not related to their public
or professional duties but were personally abusive and
insulting.

Cruise FM has been ordered to pay the Crown $2500 New
Zealand Dollars to cover its costs in the matter.  It must
also broadcast an apology for the unfair treatment within a
month.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, on
the South Island in Nelson, New Zealand.

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Imagine if there was a board similar to the New Zealand
Broadcasting Standards Authority here in the United States.
It there were, its likely there would be very few edgy radio
talk shows and no shock jocks on the air.   (RW, NewsComAu,
Broadcast NZ)

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HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  HAM TV HEADS TO THE ISS

A Japanese HTV-4 cargo vessel carrying the new Ham TV gear
was successfully launched to the International Space Station
on Saturday, August 3rd.  Once activated, the primary
mission of Ham TV is to perform contacts between the
astronauts on the ISS and school students by adding real
time video to the current voice only QSO's within the ARISS
program.

The European Space Agency's Columbus module on the ISS will
host the 2.4 GHz video transmitting station in addition to
the existing 2 meter FM amateur radio station.  The new
equipment can broadcast images from the ISS during the
school contacts or other downlink other pre-recorded video
images up to 24 hours a day.

The IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel has
announced frequencies of 2422.0 MHz and 2437.0 MHz for use
by the Ham TV project.  It is currently planned to transmit
using the DVB-S signal format with 10 watts of power. More
about the project is on the web at tinyurl.com/iss-ham-tv
(ARISS)

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HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  SPACE CONTACT BIG SUCCESS AT SCOUTING
JAMBOREE

Christopher Friesen, VE4CWF, reports via the AMSAT News
Service that he heard and recorded the space to ground
portion of ham radio contact between NA1SS on board the
International Space station with operators at the Boy
Scout's of America 2013 Jamboree on July 20th.  Friesen, who
lives several hundred miles away in Steinbach, Canada says
that he copied astro-ham Luca Parmitano, KF5KDP, operating
as NA1SS making contact with Jamboree station K2BSA and
answering questions from the scouts.

VE4CWF added that at the time of the contact that space
station was making a relatively low 30 degree pass to the
south of his location.  He says that to copy the N-A-One-S-S
side of the contact that he had to climb to the peak of his
roof to get above the trees and other rooftops in the area.
He says that he used his Yaesu FT-60R handheld transceiver
and what he called his Slapshot antenna capture the contact.
You can read VE4CWF's entire report and hear the ISS to
ground portion of the QSO at tinyurl.com/ANS-216-B.  The
audio clip is near the bottom of the page.  (ANS)

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WORLDBEAT:  ILLW REACHES 450 REGISTRATIONS WITH 17
LIGHTSHIPS

A new record for registrations for this years International
Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.  This as it's announced
that the milestone 400th registration went to Australia's
Carpentaria CLS-4 Lightship and there have been 49 more
since then.

The Carpentaria CLS-4 is a Scottish designed and Australian
built lightship.  It is moored at Australia's National
Maritime Museum in Sydney's Darling Harbor.  Word is that it
will be put on air by the Hornsby and Districts Amateur
Radio Club as station VK2MA for the International Lighthouse
and Lightship event.  It is also one of 17 such vessels
taking part in International Lighthouse and Lightship
Weekend that has so far attracted some 450 registered
entries from 42 countries around the world.

Now in its 16th year, International Lighthouse and Lightship
Weekend was created to increases public awareness of the old
form of maritime navigation, engender good will and promote
amateur radio.  This year's event takes place August 17th
and 18th.  More about it is on the web at www dot illw dot
org.  (VK3PC)

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PROPAGATION:  NEW 6 METER BEACON ON GIBRALTER

A new six meter beacon has been set up at the on 50.012.5
Mhz operating from the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society's
club house on that British Overseas Territory.  Located in
Grid Square IM-76-HD the beacon is signing the call ZB2SIX/B
and running 5 watts output into a temporary inverted V
dipole.  QSN reports go via the information found on
QRZ.com.  (ZB2B)

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DX

In DX, YT7AW and YT4RA will be active stroke 4 Oh from
Montenegro through August 15th. Their operation will begin
in Durmitor National Park followed by a seaside stopover and
ending with a possible stop on Crna Gora. QSL's go via their
home callsigns as shown on QRZ.com.

Bill Moore, NC1L, at the ARRL Awards Desk reports that the
2013 T5TC operation from Somalia has been approved for DXCC
credit.  If you've had this rejected in a prior application,
send a note to bmoore (at) arrl (dot) org to be placed on
the list for an update to your record.

DL7VOA will be active stroke EA8 from the Canary Islands
through August 17th.  His is holiday style using CW and
mainly during his evening night. QSL to DL7VOA direct or by
the Bureau.

IK2OHG will be active as HC2IOH from Ecuador between August
10th and September 12th.  This operation will be holiday
style on 40 through 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
via his home callsign, direct, via  the Bureau or
electronically using Logbook of the World.

Lastly, KF8UN is on the air from Tanzania as 5H3BB through
August 20th. He is there on a safari with his fife K8FUN.
Activity is possible on 40 through 15 meters, but mostly 20
meters using SSB with some CW.  QSL via his home callsign
direct.

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THAT FINAL ITEM:  GORDON WEST WB6NOA SAYS HE WILL TRAIN THE
TRAINERS

And finally this week the man who is possibly the worlds
best known ham radio instructor says that he is not going to
rehire after all.

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WB6NOA:  "That's right; Gordo is not retiring from teaching
but rather Ill be teaching `Elmers' and instructors and
Scout Merit Badge leaders how to do ham radio classes
similar to the classes that I have done for the past 44
years."

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Of coarse that's Gordon West, WB6NOA, who earlier this year
had hinted that a change was coming in his life that many
saw as a hint that he would be pulling the plug.  But West
says that he feels that it's time to take his years of
accumulated knowledge and pass it on to the next generation
of instructors who will be the people bringing new operators
into the hobby over the next several decades.  And from this
came the idea of rounding out his career by teaching the
teachers:

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WB6NOA:  "Teaching the teachers was a decision that I made
when I saw that class sizes were continuing to remain strong
and I had other `Elmers' come over and monitor.  So I
thought `why not teach the teachers and get more classes
going throughout the local area here in Southern California
as well as well as when I travel throughout the country
going with some of the techniques I use.'  So beginning
officially now, I'm going to be training the trainers rather
than actually presenting classes for students."

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West says that he plans to get this new educational project
underway in just a couple of weeks:

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WB6NOA: "We are going to hold our first Instructors Class on
October 5th here in Orange County (California) and we
already have about 25 signed up.  And these are not
necessarily ham radio instructors but rather `Elmers'
wanting to representing their club and wanting to teach ham
radio classes like mine.

"Then Ill take this same technique and this same seminar,
make it shorter and present sessions at Pacificon coming up
in October, the Midwest Convention in November and other ham
shows throughout the country where Ill put on an hour or so
on training the trainers."

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The exact location of this first "Train the Trainers"
session will be the Muth Interpretive Center, 2301
University Drive in Newport Beach California.  The class
will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight
Time.  Each instructor will receive the forty
page INSTRUCTOR TEACHING GUIDE that gives step-by-step
directions on teaching the new Technician class materials.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to download this
free guide ahead of time at www.haminstructor.com.

Lastly, more information on Gordon West's plans to train the
next generation of ham radio educators can be found on his
website at www dot gordonwestradioschool dot com.  Just
click on the tab marked `Ham Instructors.'  (WB6NOA,
ARNewslineT)

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