Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1819 - June 22 2012

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Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1819 with a release
date of June 22, 2012 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a Q-S-T.  U-K hams learn that they will
have to share two meters with the 2012 Olympics; the I-A-R-U
High Frequency Championship to take place in July; German
hams get spectrum at 472 KHz and Radio Netherlands to cease
English language broadcasts.  Find out the details are on
Amateur Radio NewslineT report number 1819 coming your way
right now.


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RADIO LAW:  UK HAMS TO SHARE 2 METERS WITH OLYMPICS

Ham radio operators in London will be temporarily giving up
a part of the 2 meter band to accommodate the 2012 Olympic
Games.  Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, reports from Nottingham in the
UK:

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British telecommunications regulator Ofcom has announced
that a small block of the amateur radio 144 MHz band is to
be used for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

The RSGB have issued the following announcement:  Following
negotiations to minimize the impact on amateurs, Ofcom has
now announced that it will temporarily authorize a small
block of 12.5kHz channels, ranging from 144.0125MHz to
144.1375MHz, for the period 27 July to 28 August 2012 only.

The frequencies to be used specifically exclude 144.0500MHz
the CW Calling frequency  and 144.1000MHz which is the
Perseids Meteor Scatter CW Calling channel.

Ofcom are aware of the various amateur contests scheduled
for 4 and 7 August and will work with Game users to keep
operations to a minimum on these dates.

Usage of this spectrum by Games users will be in the
vicinity of London Olympic venues and will be limited to
handheld equipment operating on a maximum of 5W output.

I'm Jeramy Boot, G4NJH.

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Ofcom emphasizes that use of primary amateur spectrum is
only for the specified time period and does not constitute a
change of usage.  More is on line on the RSGB 2012 Olympic
Pages at www.rsgb.org/olympics.  (RSGB)

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RADIOSPORTS:  IARU HF CHAMPIONSHIP ON JULY 14 - 15

The International Amateur Radio Union sponsored High
Frequency World Championship 2012 will take place beginning
1200 UTC on Saturday July 14th and ending 1200 UTC on Sunday
July 15th.  The objective of this contest is to contact as
many other amateurs, especially IARU member society
Headquarters stations, around the world as possible.  This,
using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands.  The rules
for this year are available on line at  tinyurl.com/iaru-hf-
championship. (XE1R, IARU-R2)

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RESTRUCTURING:  GERMAN CLASS A HAMS GET 472 KHZ PRIVILEGES

German amateurs with a Class A license are now allowed to
operate in the new 472 to 479 kHz band. The power limit is 1
watt effective radiated with a maximum signal bandwidth of
800Hz.  (GB2RS)

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RADIO POLITICS:  UAE GOVERNMENT REGULATOR MEETS WITH
NATIONAL HAM RADIO SOCIERT

The Emirates Amateur Radio Society has met with the United
Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority or T-R-
A.  This to discuss amateur radio issues.

According to news reports, the meeting shed light on
Emirates Amateur Radio Society perspectives related to
regulations for radio communications amateurs issued by the
T-R-A.  This included amateur radio authorizations,
frequencies used by U-A-E hams, the mechanism of authorizing
visitors and residents to operate in that nation, and
cooperation and coordination between the two groups during
various activities.  The two sides also discussed ways to
utilize ham radio to support governmental entities while
performing public service activities and at international
competitions throughout the year.

At that gathering, the T-R-A stated that the United Arab
Emirates is a country concerned with providing various types
of communications to users including radio communications.
It said that meeting with a specialized entity such as the
society is highly important in order to promote radio
communications in the country.  It added that this meeting
garners further significance especially when it takes into
consideration that the United Arab Eemirates is a country
that hosts numerous desert sports activities and
competitions.  This it says makes radio communications a key
issue particularly with regard to cases of accidents,
disasters, or being lost in the desert.

The meeting took place at the TRA headquarters in Abu Dhabi
and brought to light a number of issues related to radio
communications.  The full report of the meeting in English
can be read at tinyurl.com/uae-hams.  (Southgate News)

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PROPAGATION:  DOUBLE CME HITS EARTH CAUSING AURORAS

SpaceWeather reports that a geomagnetic storm occured in the
wake of the Suns double Coronal Mass Ejection or C-M-E
impact on June 16.  The hit, which strongly compressed
Earth's magnetic field, lit up both poles with bright
auroras.

Here in the United States and Canada, the Northern Lights
descended as far south as Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Iowa, Washington state and the Dakotas.  And as
ham radio operators know, this C-M-E also made for some
rather interesting conditions on the air, especially on 50
Mhz and above.  (SpaceWeather.com)

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TECHNOLOGY:  PHASE MODULATION TESTS ON WWVB

The National Institute of Standards and Technology or N-I-S-
T is currently testing phase modulation in addition to the
existing amplitude modulation on time standard station WWVB.
The AM signal continues while the phase modulation is
tested, so there should not be any interruption in service
to existing AM devices.  However, the NIST warns that phase-
locked loop devices AM devices may lose signal lock at times
during the tests.  The experiment will end prior to the June
30th leap second correction.  Questions or comments can be
forwarded to WWVB Broadcast Manager John Lowe by e-mail at
john (dot) lowe (at) nist (dot) gov.  (WB5ITT)

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BANDPLANNING:  COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED 23 CM BANDPLAN

Rick Roderick K5UR, who chairs the ARRL UHF and Microwave
Band Plan Committee is asking for input on the new proposed
amateur 23 cm bandplan. K5UR requests that the ham radio
community look over the draft band plan and let him know if
you have any major concerns, You can see and download the
proposed plan at tinyurl.com/23-cm-plan.  Comments go by e-
mail to microwave-band-plan (at) arrl (dot) org.  (ARRL,
Southgate)

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RADIO LAW:  COMMUNICATIONS TOWER LIGHTS NOW FOR THE BIRDS

Federal Aviation Administration officials have decided that
operators of tall towers may turn off one type of warning
light that may be a cause of bird collisions, and do so
without endangering those flying aircraft.

According to news reports federal wildlife researchers found
migratory  birds get disoriented by steady red warning
lights.  As a result the FAA has determined it may be okay
to turn those off because they claim that pilots can still
see towers at night using flashing red warning lights.

Federal wildlife researchers and some conservationists claim
that close to 7 million migrating birds die each year when
they hit communications towers in the United States and
Canada.  Broadcasters and other tower owners doubt the
number is that high.  They point to counter research
collated by the FCC that says more birds die from cats and
flying into structures such as high rise building windows.

The FCC hasn't made the new light scheme mandatory but
officials said recently they would honor the change.  You
may recall that back last  December, the commission began
requiring formal public notice and requiring for new towers
taller than 450 feet.  Also required is an environmental
assessment of the potential impact of a new tower on
migratory birds.  (RW)

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BREAK 1

From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio
Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world
including the W8HVG repeater serving all of southern
Michigan.

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RADIO LAW:  FCC CORRECTS LICENSE CLASS PAPERWORK ERROR

The FCC has modified the Amateur Radio Service license of
Todd Wilson, WH6DWF, of Honolulu, Hawaii.  This by replacing
his General Class operator privileges with Technician Class
operator privileges.

No, Wilson did nothing wrong.  Rather he was the innocent
victim of a clerical error by the ARRL VEC.  Heres the back
story.

By correspondence dated January 13, 2012, the ARRL VEC
notified the Commission that it had made an error in the
November 29, 2011 data file and that Wilson was qualified
for a Technician Class operator license but not a General
Class. Therefore, ARRL VEC requested that the FCC modify
Wilson's license to correct the operator privileges
authorized.

The Order of Modification was released on March 15, 2012.
Wilson did not protest the proposed modification of his
license within the requisite thirty-day time frame.
Accordingly, he is deemed to have consented to the proposed
modification.  Based on the record before it, on June 19th
the FCC concluded that it is in the pubic interest to modify
the license for Amateur Radio Service Station WH6DWF by
changing the authorized operating privileges from General
Class to Technician Class.  (FCC)

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ENFORCEMENT:  ANOTHER UNLICENSED FLORIDA ISSUED $15000 NAL

The Tampa FCC Office has issued a $15,000 Notice of Apparent
Liability for Forfeiture to Albert R. Knighten, Jr..  This
for apparently willfully and repeatedly violating Section
301 of the Communications by operating an unlicensed radio
transmitter on the frequency 107.5 MHz from his residence in
Fort Myers, Florida.  Amateur Radio Newsline's Skeeter Nash,
N5ASH, has the details:

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On December 1st and 9th, 2011, agents from the Enforcement
Bureau's Tampa Office T-hunted a signal on 107.5 MHz to an
FM transmitting antenna mounted on a tower at Knighten's
residence.  Agents also determined that the signals on 107.5
MHz exceeded the limits for operation under Part 15 of the
Commission's rules and therefore required a license.

On December 9, 2011, local law enforcement executed a search
warrant for the premises.  At that time agents from the FCC
Tampa Office interviewed Knighten who was present in his
residence when the station was on the air.  During the
interview Knighten admitted to purchasing and installing the
radio equipment.  He also claimed to be the sole person
operating the unlicensed station and had been doing so for
over a month.  The FCC agents also inspected the unlicensed
radio station before the equipment was seized by local law
enforcement.

Now in issuing the Notice of Apparent Liability, the FCC
says that because Knighten consciously operated the station
and on more than one day, the apparent violation of the
Communications Act was both willful and repeated.  As such,
and based on the evidence before it, that a $15,000 penalty
is warranted.

--

Knighten was given the customary 30 days to pay the $15,000
N-A-L or to file an appeal.  (FCC)

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ENFORCEMENT:  INCOMPLETE PAPERWORK LEADS TO $10000 FINE FOR
NYC COLLEGE STATION

Columbia University in New York City has been issued a
$10,000 Monetary Forfeiture based on documents missing from
the public inspection file of its non-commercial station
WKCR- FM. Amateur Radio Newsline's Fred Vobbe, W8HDU, is
here with the details":

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The case is unusual because WKCR stated on its renewal
application that since its transmission facilities on the
World Trade Center had been destroyed on 9/11, the station
has faced operating difficulties.  As such, it has been
transmitting from various temporary locations and with a
reduced coverage area.

According to several media reports, Columbia University was
totally truthful on its license renewal application.  It
admitted that WKCR's public file was incomplete.  It said
the quarterly issues and program lists were not missing
deliberately but inadvertently.

However in rendering its decision, the FCC said the missing
files occurred over the entire eight-year period of the
license grant.  This,  included a four-year period before
its transmitting facilities were destroyed.  As such, the
regulatory agency stated that WKCR's violations we both
serious and displayed a pattern of abuse of the FCC's rules.
Because of this, the station came close to having its
license renewal granted for a short term period.  However
the Media Bureau decided not to take that route because WKCR
is due to file its next renewal application February 1,
2014.

In the end. the Commission decided that overall WKCR has
served the public interest during its license term. That's
why it will grant the renewal separately once the forfeiture
proceeding is concluded.

For the amateur radio Newsline, Im Fred Vobbe, W8HDU, in
Lima, Ohio.

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Columbia University was given the customary 30 days from the
date the FCC decision was rendered to pay the penalty or to
file an appeal. (RW, FCC)

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RADIO LAW:  SCRAP METAL THEFT BECOME A FELONY IN FLORIDA

It's about to get a lot more difficult harder to sell a
stolen piece of transmission line or any form of purloined
metal in Florida.  This as the state severely tightens
regulations on how scrap metal dealers operate their
businesses in that state.  Amateur Radio Newsline's Cheryl
Lasek, K9BIK, reports:

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The new rules that go into effect on July 1st make stealing
copper from a utility or communications services provider a
Florida state first-degree felony.  This translates into the
possibility of a thief being sentenced to a 30-year prison
sentence and a $10,000 fine. The law also makes knowingly
purchasing stolen metals a third-degree felony, which could
mean five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for the
purchaser.

But the change likely to have the greatest influence on
copper theft is the banning of cash payments for scrap
metal.  Under the new law all payments must be made by check
or an electronic payment system, and payment may be delayed
by up to three days.

All scrap-metal dealers will have to be registered with the
state, and dealers will be required to keep better records
of all purchases, including photographs of the material
bought. If they purchase an item with a serial number on it,
the dealer will have to check a state database to make sure
the item has not been reported stolen.

As to the perpetrators of such thefts, the new law waives
civil liability for property owners if someone is injured or
killed while trying to steal copper or other regulated
materials.  In other words a thief or a surviving relative
of the thief will not be permitted to file a law suit trying
to hold those who own the stolen metals responsible for the
perpetrators injuries or death.

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law at the
end of April.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Cheryl Lasek, K9BIK, in
Zion, Illinois.

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Copper theft has been an increasing problem for
broadcasters, power companies and other industries that use
these metals.  This is particularly true for those located
at remote and unattended sites.  Even ham radio operators
have in the past years reported theft of antenna
transmission lines.  (CGC, RW)

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HAM RADIO BUSINESS:  SUPERANTENNA RETURNS TO THE HAM RADIO
MARKETPLACE

SuperAntenna Corporation, maker of the legendary MP1
Portable Antenna and YP3 Portable Yagi, is back in business.

Super Antenna was begun in 2000 by Vern Wright, W6MMA.  As
some of you may know, the company ceased operations a few
years ago to sort out what it termed as legal issues.

On June 18th Super Antenna issued a press release stating
that the new company has already begun shipping the MP1
portable antenna and the YP3  portable yagi.  Both it claims
have been re-engineered to a higher standard of performance.

Super Antenna has also announced a new web site where hams
radio operators can get information on Super Antenna
products. Its in cyberspace at www.newsuperantenna.com.
(Via e-mail)

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HAM HAPPENINGS:  HAMS IN BROADCASTING VOIP GROUP

Hams in Broadcasting is a new on-line V-O-I-P group that
connects those in the broadcasting industry with one another
world-wide.  The system interconnects IRLP conference bridge
9615, Echolink conference 96150 and Allstar Node 27405 for
24 hour a day communication and chatting between hams who
are in the broadcast field.  For more information on the
"Hams in Broadcast" conference bridge, take a look
at tinyurl.com/ar-conference-bridge

Also of note are two nets that meet on the bridge. Every
Sunday night at 8:00 PM Eastern there is a general "Hams in
Broadcast Net."  It is usually hosted by Bruce Schiller,
WA2ZST, who works for the CBS network in New York City.

There also is a twice a month "SBE Hams on the Air" net.
More information on that gathering is at
tinyurl.com/broadcasters-voip
(Hams in Broadcasting)

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HAM HAPPENINGS:  AMSAT 2012 SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION UPDATE

The 2012 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium will be
held in Orlando, Florida on the weekend of October 26th to
the 28th.  This at the Holiday Inn Orlando Airport Hotel.

The Symposium weekend will feature sessions on various ham
radio satellites, operating techniques, news and plans from
the amateur satellite world.  Also taking place will be the
annual Board of Directors Meeting, the annual General
Membership Meeting and banquet.

For the latest updates please bookmark tinyurl.com/amsat-
symposium-2012  (2012 Symposium Committee)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  W0ADZ APPOINTED NEW SOUTH DAKOTA SM

Some names in the news.  Chris Stallkamp, W0ADZ, has been
appointed as ARRL South Dakota Section Manager, effective
June 15.

ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton,
NN1N, made the appointment in consultation with Dakota
Division Director Greg Widin, K0GW, and with the
recommendation of outgoing South Dakota Section Manager
Scott Rausch, WA0VKC.

Rausch had served as South Dakota Section Manager since
April 2009.  He decided not to run for another term of
office that was scheduled to begin on April 1st.  After a re-
solicitation for nominations this spring did not result in
any potential candidates, Stallkamp was then appointed to
take the Section Manager reins from Rausch.  Stallkamp's
appointment extends until March 31, 2014.  (ARRL)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  VA7MPG ELECTED RAC SM OF BC AND YUKON
SECTION

And congratulations to Paul Giffin, VA7MPG who was recently
elected Section Manager for Radio Amateurs of Canada's
British Columbia and Yukon Section Manager.  This, for the
balance of his appointed term that ends October 30, 2013.
VA7MPG ran unopposed eliminating the need for a balloted
election.  (RAC)

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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:

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WORLDBEAT:  RADIO NETHERLANDS WORLDWIDE TO CEASE ENGLISH
LANGUAGE BROADCASTS ON JUNE 29TH

Radio Netherlands English service will closes down at the
end of June.  According to the International broadcaster,
the decision to curtail English language transmissions on
June 29th is the result of steep budget cuts imposed by the
Dutch government and a concomitant change in focus of the
station.  As such, providing the world with what it terms as
a realistic image of the Netherlands, as it has done since
1947, will no longer be one of its statutory duties.

According to the stations website, as of July 1st there will
no longer be a daily review of the Dutch papers and coverage
of Dutch news stories will also cease.  And, since the
English webstream will also end on June 29th, there will be
a Listening Guide posted or mailed out.

For its final English language transmission on June 29th,
Radio Netherlands plans to broadcast a show looking back at
the past decades of its service.  Its asking listeners who
may have a memory to share to sent that by e-mail to letters
(at) rnw (dot) nl.

The shut down of the long popular Radio Netherlands English
language transmissions follow the closure of the Dutch
service in May.  More is on-line at
www.rnw.nl/english/article/were-changing (RNW)

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MAKING WAVES:  HAM RADIO TEST CRUISE OF OH10X/MM ON BALTIC
SEA.

Radio Arcala, the massive ham radio contest station that
operates as OH8X near the Arctic Circle in association with
Kristina Cruises Ltd. are in the process of testing to see
if a permanent amateur radio station will suit the maritime
environment and serve DX'ers in their leisure time.

The ship used for the first evaluation held June 20th to the
24th was the M/S Kristina Katarina which is owned by a
private Finnish company.  The onboard ham radio station
consisted of an Icom IC-7600 on the top deck.  The antenna
was a 20 meter long wire fed by a remote antenna tuner.

The first run that was to ascertain any potential
interference issues from the amateur radio station to the
ship's navigation system.  Also to see the impact from the
ship's advanced P-C networks to the reception of amateur
radio transmissions.

During the test cruise, the station was to be active at the
peak propagation hours to various continents on 14.267 MHz.
The test cruise took the ship to Estonia, Gotland, Sweden,
the Aland Islands, and back to Finland.

In addition to the technical evaluation, famed DXer Martti
Laine, OH2BH, was on-board with a target to contact all
continents.  This to celebrate the signing a possible
permanent agreement for the station to be available for
guests who hold an amateur radio license.

The M/S Kristina Katarina is a 138 meter long vessel.  It
has a cruising speed of 15 knots and can hold a maximum of
450 guests.  Two Finnair jetliners were available backing
the operations for change of passengers at a variety of
ports along the way.

For more details on this interesring ham radio cruise
evaluation, please take your web browser to
www.qrz.com/db/OH10X.  Information on the cruise line is at
tinyurl.com/ham-cruise.  (Radio Arcala)

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WORLDBEAT:  SARL AND ICASA WORKING TOWARD CEPT LIKE VISITORS
LICENSE

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa,
better known as the ICASA and the South African Radio League
are in negotiations to create a CEPT like ham radio license
that is universally accepted.  In the meantime, the
telecommunications regulator says that visitors to South
Africa who hold a valid amateur radio license in a Southern
African Development Community recognized country may apply
for temporary authorization to operate in South Africa.  A
copy of his or her license and the period to be spent in
South Africa, must be presented.

All requests go by e-mail to KMashile (at) icasa (dot) org
(dot) za as well as admin (at) sarl (at) org (dot) za. The
turn around time for applications will be approximately 48
hours.

According to Wikipedia, The Southern African Development
Community is an inter-governmental
organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.  Its goal
is to further socio-economic cooperation and integration as
well as political and security cooperation among 15 southern
African states.  It complements the role of the African
Union.  (SARL)

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ON THE AIR:  CYPRUS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION PRESIDENCY

To commemorate the first time that Cyprus will hold the
European Union presidency, a the Cyprus Amateur Radio
Society have been granted the use of the callsign P-3-E-U
for a six month period that expires on December 31st.
Using that call sign, club members will host a 24 hour
special event operation on July 1st on the High Frequency
bands using SSB and CW for the 24 hour event.  For the
duration of the 6 months of Cyprus holding the presidency
club members will be active using the P-3-E-U call on all
modes on the High Frequency and VHF bands.  A special QSL
card will be available.  (OPDX)

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ON THE AIR:  K4O CELEBRATES PUERTO RICO FLAG BEARING IN THE
LONDON OLYMPICS

On Sunday July 1st 2012, the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
will be celebrating the Flag Bearing of the Puerto Rico
Delegation to the Summer Olympic Games in London.  To
commemorate the event, the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio
League will be operating special event station K-4-Oh from
the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee headquarters. Actual hours
of operation will be 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on June 30th and
9 a.m to 2 p.m. on July 1st.  Both are local Puerto Rico
time.  More information on this operation is on-line at
www.prarl.org.  (PRARL)

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DX

In DX, K6ZRH will be on the air portable DU1 from Palawan
Island through June 30th.  His operation will be on 40, 20
and 15 meters using SSB. QSL this one also direct only to
his home call.

K9EL was on the air as FS/K9EL from St. Martin until June
24th. His operation was holiday style on 80 through 6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. If you worked him, QSL to his call
book address.

PE1GU will be active as PA6FUN from Ameland Island between
July 30th and August 15th.  His operation will be on 6
meters only. Modes have not been announced.  QSL via PE1GUR,
either direct or via the bureau.

ON4QX, will be operational portable P4 from Aruba through
July 2nd. Activity will probably be on all High Frequency
bands mostly using RTTY. QSL via ON4QX.

An international team of operators plan to visit five
islands belonging to Papua New Guinea between October 19th
and November 4th.  Some of the islands to host their
operations include Emirau, Simberi, and Lihir.  As we go to
air no bands, frequencies or a QSL Manager has been
announced.

Lastly, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the first
operation from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a
group of hams will take to the air using the call sign 1A0C
from Santa Maria del Priorato.  Their operation will be from
July 1st to the 4th on all of the High Frequency bands plus
6 meters.  QSLs for contacts with 1A0C can be requested via
1A0Z.

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THAT FINAL ITEM:  THE 12TH USA ARDF CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

And finally this week, a hidden transmitter hunt in
California has drawn radio direction finding fans from
around the country.  Newsline's Joe Moell (MELL) K-zero-O-V,
who is also the ARRL's ARDF Coordinator, tells us all about
it.

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Fans of on-foot transmitter hunting gathered in the little
village of Mt. Laguna, California early this month for the
twelfth annual USA championships of Amateur Radio Direction
Finding, or ARDF. They came from nine states plus British
Columbia, Canada to see who would win the medals and who
would be selected to go to the World Championships in Serbia
this September. One quarter of them had never been to a
national championship foxhunt before.

The big event was sponsored by the Los Angeles Orienteering
Club and was organized and hosted by Marvin Johnston KE6HTS.
With lots of volunteer help, Marvin set out two challenging
championship courses in the forested mountains at 6000 feet
elevation, one on two meters and the other on 80 meters, on
the weekend of June 1 and 2. In accordance with standard
rules of the International Amateur Radio Union, the
participants were divided into eleven age and gender
categories, so the ones in their 70's didn't have to compete
against prime-agers for the gold.

The championship courses were over six kilometers from start
to each of the five transmitters and then to the finish. In
addition, there was a sprint event to see who could find ten
lower-powered transmitters fastest. There was also a
foxoring event. That's a new sport that combines
orienteering and direction-finding. Competitors were given a
map marked with ten circles. When they got inside the area
represented by each circle, they could hear a QRP 80-meter
transmitter and track it down with RDF. The first to get all
ten would win. Before these events, there was a two-day
training camp on Wednesday and Thursday, with full-size
courses on two meters and 80-meters.

When it was all over, 13 OMs and 6 YLs had received medals
to take home with them. For the complete results and photos
of these championships, point your Web browser to
homingin.com. That's homingin -- as one word --
homingin.com. That's also a good place to learn more about
bringing on-foot foxhunting to your locality.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, this is Joe Moell K0OV.

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If you have never been out on a hidden transmitter hunt you
are missing one of the most fun aspects of the hobby.  If a
local club or other group you know of holds these fun
events, you might consider joining in and giving it a try.
(K0OV)

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