Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1917 - May 9, 2014

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Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1917 with a release
date of May 9 2014 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a Q-S-T.  The killer of 8 people including
a ham radio operator admits his guilt; Canadian hams granted
new band from 472 to 479 KHz; KickSat may not be able to
deploy its cargo of Sprite picosats; United States ARDF
registration extended to June 1st and a long trek across
Europe and Asia for a ham radio floater balloon.  All this
and more on Amateur Radio NewslineT report number 1917
coming your way right now.


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RADIO JUSTICE:  KILLER OF 8 INCLUDING A HAM RADIO OPERATOR
PLEADS GUILTY

The Southern California man who killed 8 people including a
ham radio operator sitting in his truck has pleaded guilty
to all charges.  Amateur Radio Newsline's Joe Moell, K0OV,
has the details:

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David Caouette N6DAC, was a star high-school athlete who
turned down college scholarships and NFL scouts so he could
join the Navy and serve in Vietnam.  He became a father of
three who loved offroading in his Land Rover.  David was age
64 on October 12, 2011 when he was shot down in cold blood
outside Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California.  He was
the last of the eight persons killed by 44-year-old Scott
Dekraai, a man enraged by a custody dispute with his wife,
who was the first of the victims.  Dekraai, who was heavily
armed and wearing a bulletproof vest, says he shot N6DAC
because he thought he was an off-duty or undercover officer.

After Dekraai initially pled Not Guilty, the goal of Orange
County's District Attorney was to have Dekraai's trial
within a year.  But that was not to be.  First the defense
wasn't ready, then there were more delays when his public
defender alleged that Dekraai's rights were violated because
a jailhouse informant in an adjacent cell enticed Dekraai to
make statements that were recorded.  But on Friday, May 2,
Dekraai went back to Superior Court and pleaded guilty to
all eight murders, telling the judge, "It's the right thing
to do, your honor."

Prosecutors were quick to point out that this was not a plea
bargain and they are still seeking the death penalty.  The
judge is expected to rule on that matter in June after fully
examining defense allegations regarding the informant.  Even
if the judge leaves the death penalty on the table,
Dekraai's fate is not expected to be placed into the hands
of a jury until some time next year.

After the May 2 hearing, N6DAC's son Paul Caouette is quoted
as saying that he does not believe that Dekraai is
remorseful and that if anybody deserves the death penalty,
he does.  From Orange County, California, this is Joe Moell,
K0OV for Amateur Radio Newsline.

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Dekraai still faces eight life sentences without the
possibility of parole if the judge rules out the death
penalty.  (K0OV from published news reports)

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RESTRUCTURING:  CANADIAN HAMS GRANTED ACCESS TO 472 TO 479
KHZ

Hams in Canada will soon have access to the 472 to 479
Kilohertz band.   This with the release of the new Canadian
Table of Frequency Allocations by telecommunications
regulator Industry Canada.

While approved by the International Telecommunications Union
at WRC 2012 each country had to implement regulations for
its amateurs before the band is available.  Operations are
subject to the international foot notes, which limit power
to 5 watts effective radiated power except in certain areas
within 500 miles of certain other countries.

Radio Amateurs of Canada says that its Zero to Thirty
Megahertz Band Planning Committee will be proposing a
suitable band plan to enable best use of this new very
narrow band.  Canadian hams with comments and suggestions
can send them to the committee via e-mail to rachq (at)
rac.ca.

Canadian amateur operators have recently secured two new
segments of spectrum thanks to the hard work of their
national society. The 60 meter band channels were made
official a few month ago as well.  (RAC)

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RESCUE RADIO:  HAMS RESPOND TO MIDWEST TORNADOES

Ham radio volunteers affiliated with SKYWARN and ARES were
called out when an outbreak of severe weather raked across
about one third of the United States beginning on Sunday,
April 27th.  Amateur Radio Newsline's Bruce Tennant, K6PZW
has more:

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The powerful thunderstorms across the Midwest and South,
sparked a deadly outbreak of severe weather that would span
five days and sweep across 20 states.  The brutal weather
system soon spawned a series of lethal tornadoes, torrential
downpours, life-threatening floods, wind gusts up to 80
miles per hour and a number of landslides.  At least 34
deaths occurred in Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi
and Tennessee with hundreds of injuries also reported.

Mike Corey KI1U, is the ARRL Emergency Preparedness
Manager.  He said he had received reports of weather
observations from hams involved in SKYWARN helping by
providing tornado warnings issued by the National Weather
Service.  Corey said that many people heeded those warnings
sheltered in underground bunkers as homes and buildings
buckled above them.

According to Corey, in one instance, SKYWARN volunteers
traced a tornado's movement throughout Arkansas.  While
forecasters watched by radar, they also were able to monitor
real time reports from SKYWARN on one of its nets.  All of
these sightings came from very reliable on-the-ground
observations.

With the severe weather of late spring and summer now here,
SKYWARN and Amateur Radio Emergency Service volunteers
across the Midwest and South Central states will be on stand-
by alert for some time.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bruce Tennant, K6PZW,
reporting.

--

According to the ARRL, members of the Amateur Radio
Emergency Service were also involved as severe rainstorms
led to flood warnings being issued for some areas.  (ARRL,
other published news reports)

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HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  KICKSAT SPRITE DEPLOYMENT MAY NOT
HAPPEN

An unexpected reset of the master clock on KickSat may mean
that the deployment of the 104 Sprite 437 MHz micro-
satellites will not take place before the KickSat CubeSat
burns up as it reenters the Earths atmosphere.

It appears the reset happened some time in the morning of
Wednesday, April 30th and was not the result of a power
issue as the batteries have been holding steady around 6.5
volts.  Rather it seems the likely cause was radiation
setting the deployment countdown for KickSat back to 16
days.

Controllers of KickSat have been trying every possible
contingency.  KickSat's uplink radio which could use to
command the deployment, can't turn on unless the batteries
reach 8 volts, and it doesn't look like they'll reach that
level in time.  (KD2BHC)

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HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  NASA TELEVISION TO AIR EXPEDITION 39
CREW'S RETURN FROM SPACE STATION

Three crew members currently aboard the International Space
Station are scheduled to end more than six months on the
orbiting laboratory Tuesday, May 13th U.S. time, and NASA
Television will provide complete coverage of their return to
Earth.

Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata, KC5ZTA, Flight
Engineer Rick Mastracchio, KC5ZTE and Soyuz commander
Mikhail Tyurin, RA9ANS, will undock their Soyuz spacecraft
from the station at 6:33 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The
spacecraft will land in Kazakhstan at 9:57 p.m..

NASA TV coverage of Expedition 39's return to Earth will
begin Monday, May 12, with the change of command ceremony in
which Wakata will turn over command of station operations to
Steve Swanson. Coverage will continue Tuesday and Wednesday
with Expedition 39 landing and post-landing activities.  The
return of the three space-farring astro-hams will wrap up
their 188 days on-orbit since launching from Kazakhstan last
November 7th.  (NASA TV via K6LCS)

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NEWSLINE UPDATE:  USA ARDF CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION
EXTENDED TO JUNE 1

An update to a story in last week's Newsline regarding the
USA's National Championships of on-foot direction finding
will take place June 5th through 8th near Boston.  After our
newscast went to air we received word that the deadline for
signing up to compete has been extended until June 1st.

These Championships are open to anyone who can safely
navigate the woods by themselves.  Competitors bring their
own direction-finding gear, and extra gear is sometimes
available for loan from other attendees.

For more about the international sport of on-foot Amateur
Radio Direction Finding, plus details about the Boston
competitions, go to www.homingin.com.  (K0OV)

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DX UP FRONT:  NEW THAI CLUB STATION ON THE AIR

In DX up front, E21EIC has told the Ohio-Penn DX Newsletter
that he received a new Thailand club callsign of E20AX that
will be hosted by his station. This new call will be used
for training new hams, for contest operations and by guest
operators.  If you make contact QSL via E21EIC
electronically using OQRS or Logbook to the World.  (OPDX)

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DX UP FRONT:  SOUTH COOK ISLANDS

And four members of the Yamato Amateur Radio Club will be on
the air from Rarotonga in the South Cook Islands, between
May 22nd to the 31st.  Activity will be on all High
Frequency bands from 160 through 10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY.  QSL via each operator's home callsign with a Self
Addressed Stamped Envelope or via the bureau.  (OPDX)

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BREAK 1

Time for you to identify your station.  We are the Amateur
Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world
including the N0DRC repeater serving Trinidad, Colorado.


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ENFORCEMENT:  FCC ISSUES CITATION TO WASHINGTON STATE
RESIDENT OVER INTERFERENCE TO 40 METERS

A Washington sate resident has been warned by the FCC that
he could face some severe penalties unless he terminates the
use of what the regulatory agency calls an incidental
radiator that is interfering with amateur radio
communications in the 40 meter band.  Amateur Radio
Newsline's Stephen Kinford, N8WB, has the details:

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In an April 23rd Citation and Order issued to Thomas Edward
Rogers of Woodinville, the FCC noted that on May 22, 2013,
in response to complaints of interference to licensed
Amateur Radio Service operations, an agent from the
Enforcement Bureau's Seattle Office located the source of
transmissions radiating on numerous frequencies between 7
and 8 MHz to Mr. Rogers residence.

On June 17, 2013, an RFI letter was issued to Mr. Rogers
concerning his responsibilities to resolve radio frequency
interference issues.  Rogers did not respond to the letter
and the Seattle Office continued to receive complaints of
interference.  Agents from the Seattle Office returned to
Rogers' home on October 30, 2013, and confirmed that the
signals emanating from the  residence on frequencies between
7 and 8 MHz were still active, and continued to cause
interference to a licensed radio service.

Now, in its Citation and Order the FCC has ordered Thomas
Edward Rogers to stop operating devices that are causing
interference to licensed radio operations and to comply with
federal rules and regulations related to radio frequency
devices.   This includes consumer and industrial devices
such as lighting ballasts that utilize radio frequencies in
their operation.  Failure to take action to resolve the
interference may result in severe penalties, including fines
of up to $16,000 per day.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, Im Stephen Kinford, N8WB,
reporting

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Rogers was also given 30 calendar days to respond in writing
to the Citation and must state that he has ceased operating
the incidental radiators and describe the specific actions
taken or planned to eliminate all harmful interference.  The
response must be signed under penalty of perjury.  (FCC)

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ENFORCEMENT:  LOUISVILLE UNLICENSED BROADCASTER FACES $15000
NAL

The FCC has proposed a penalty of $15,000 against Jose
Alejandro Aguilar for apparently operating an unlicensed
radio station in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Commission says
that it had previously warned Aguilar in person that such
unlicensed operations are illegal and he admitted that he
operated the radio station without a license.  But says the
FCC, Jose Aguilar continued to operate the radio station
notwithstanding the warning.  This says the regulatory
agency says that this demonstrates a deliberate disregard
for the Commission's authority and its rules and as such
warrants a significant penalty.  Agular was given the usual
30 days to pay or to file an appeal.  (FCC)

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RADIO RULES:  FCC COMMISSIONER PAI WANTS AM REVITALIZATION
SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY END OF OCTOBER

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has set the end of October as the
target for getting the regulatory agency's AM Revitalization
plan completed.  He made that commitment on Monday, May 5th
in a speech to the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters
gathered  in Hershey Pennsylvania.

During his talk, Pai said that time isn't on the side of the
grand old AM band, so he wants to  commit to getting the
FCC's work done by Haloween.

Pai noted that the FCC proposals will not be a panacea for
the real problems confronting AM broadcasters, that they
will help.  He added that he plans to hold a series of
meetings with stakeholders to discuss these proposals.
(B&C)

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RESCUE RADIO:  HWN LOOKING FOR MORE NET CONTROL STATIONS

The Hurricane Watch Net that provides communications to and
from hurricane threatened and affected areas is looking to
add to its roster of net control stations.

In addition to severe weather spotting, Net Control Stations
have added responsibilities that include the relaying of
weather reports to and from the National Hurricane Center in
Miami and to other net controllers as long as a storm is
within 300 miles of the U.S. coast.  They also spend a time
monitoring the Hurricane Watch Net on-line chat room for
developments coming their way via the Internwt.

Living in a location on the East Coast or Gulf Coast is
desirable as are bi-lingual operators.  Prospective members
in Latin America or the Caribbean are needed as well.

More information can be found at tinyurl.com/join-hwn-ncs
(HWN via RW)

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HAMVENTION NEWS:  REPEATER NETWORK TO AGAIN SERVE INDIANA TO
DAYTON

If you will be driving from Indiana to this years Dayton
Hamvention you will find some good VHF and UHF
communications along the way.  This as K9NZF Systems and the
Chief Anderson Amateur Radio Club announce the MegALinK
special event wide area voice network for this years event.

The MegALinK Network was conceived as a way to provide FM
mobile voice coverage from central Indiana all the way to
Dayton, Ohio, and onto the grounds of the Hara Arena which
is the Dayton Hamventions home base.

Core systems participating in the operation are located in
Anderson, Modoc and Greenwood Indiana, along with a repeater
on-site at the Hamvention itself.  More information
including frequencies, coverage area and Echolink
connections is on-line at www dot k9nzf dot com.  Simply
click on the words Hamvention Megalink.  (Megalink Network)

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HAM HAPPENINGS:  MICROWAVE UPDATE 2014

The annual Microwave Update or MUD conference will be held
on October 24th and 25th in Rochester, New York at the
Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel.  The Rochester VHF Group
conference where hams from all over the world have the
opportunity to discuss the latest technical developments and
operating achievements taking place in the 902 MHz-and-up
amateur radio frequencies. There will be test equipment for
measurements including noise figure up to 47 GHz available
on-site. For full details and registration, go to the
Microwave Update 2014 website at microwaveupdate.org.
(MUD2014)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  2 INDUCTED INTO ASTRONAUT HALL OF FAME

Some names in the news.  The accomplishments of two
astronauts who helped inspire another generation of space
explorers have been honored for their achievements on-orbit.
Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross, the former N5SCW, of the space
shuttle era were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of
Fame during a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex on May 3rd.

Shannon Lucid flew aboard the Atlantis three times and is
the only American woman to serve aboard the Russian Mir
space station from where she operated the R0MIR radio gear.
Jerry Ross was the first person to complete seven space
shuttle missions. Five of those were aboard Atlantis. He
spent more than 1,393 hours in space and 58 hours, 18
minutes on nine spacewalks.

During the ceremony, each told of the challenges, triumphs
and lighter moments of their careers in space to an audience
assembled underneath shuttle Atlantis.  (Published News
Reports)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  500 MILE MARATHON WALK TO
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

As reported in the current issue of the German magazine
'FUNK Amateur', retiree Volker Loose, DK2MT, will start a
almost 500 mile walk from his home in Haltern, Germany to
the HAM RADIO hamfest in Friedrichshafen.

But that's not all.  Loose is not planning to walk on flat
ground.  Rather he is a Summits on the Air enthusiast and
his route will take him up and down 40 mountains during his
47 day walk.

DK2MT plans to cover about 12 miles a day including stops to
operate with his Elecraft  KX3 and a VHF hand held.  His on
the air operation will mainly be on CW using an Inverted V
antenna supported a telescope pole.   (DD5LP / VK2JI)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  YOUNG SISTERS IN IRELAND NOW BOTH
LICENSED

Mid-Ulster Ireland Amateur Radio Club member Summer
McCormick, MI6YLT, was only 12 when she received her amateur
radio license in 2013.  Now her sister Grace, aged 10, has
received her license and the call sign MI6YLG.  Both sisters
are now members of the British Young Ladies Amateur Radio
Association.  A video of Summer on 20 meters is at
tinyurl.com/summer-on-the-air.  (Southgate)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  LAS VEGAS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD PASSES FCC HAM
TECH TEST

And not to be outdone, back here in the United States Las
Vegas Review-Journal reports that Zorion Connell, KG7KNK has
passed his amateur Technician class exam at the age of
eight.

Connell, who is in third grade, passed his test on April
5th, and received his license on April 11th.  He is thought
to be the youngest radio amateur in at the state of Nevada.

By the way, KG7KNK is no stranger to radio communication.
He obtained his General Mobile Radio Service authorization
and call sign WQNZ596 when he was age 5.

You can read the full Las Vegas Review-Journal story at
www.reviewjournal.com/news/education/8-year-old-passes-fcc-s-
amateur-radio-license-exam   (Southgate, reviewjournal.com)

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BREAK 2

This is ham radio news for today's radio amateur.  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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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY:  SPIN WAVES INCREASE SOLID STATE
EFFICIENCY

Something new called Spin waves could make electronics one
thousand times more efficient than current machines.  This
by using magnetic materials to control the passage of
electrons through transistor switches.  Here's Amateur Radio
Newsline's Heather Embee, KB3TZD:

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As computers become more advanced, the silicon chips that
house the infinitely small switches that make up logic gates
used to perform computing functions get smaller and smaller.
As the chips and switches get smaller and more are squeezed
closer together however, it gets harder to keep the
electrons flowing where they need to without jumping to
other components.

Now researchers at UCLA found that by introducing
multiferroic magnetic materials they created a switch that
could be turned on or off simply by applying alternating
voltage.  This creates an oscillating electric field within
a piezoelectric material which generates spin waves that
induced along a nickel film.  These steps cause power to
move through the material in a wave that matches the
oscillation frequency of the electromagnetic field called a
spin wave bus.

The difference between using spin waves to carry electrons
and letting them flow naturally is similar to the difference
between a river and wave.  By powering future devices by
varying the amount of voltage used, less power is used over-
all by virtue of the low voltage part of the wave. At the
same time the leaking transistor problem is solved,
eliminating wasted power and allowing for the potential that
spin waves could make electronics one thousand times more
efficient in the future.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Heather Embee, KB3TZD,
reporting.

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You can find a link to the complete and in-depth report on
this subject is at http://tinyurl.com/spin-waves-2014.
Backround information on Spin Waves
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_wave  (Guardian,
Wikipedia)

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WORLDBEAT:  ICASA AWARDS LONG-TERM 5MHZ LICENSE TO SARL

Some good news out of South Africa.  Almost a year ago
the South African Radio League obtained a license from the
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa or
ICASA to do propagation research on 5250 and 5260 kilohertz.
This work is in support the 2015 World Radio Conference
agenda item 1.4 which will consider a possible new
allocation to the amateur service from 5250 to 5450 kHz.

To support the agenda item propagation conditions, frequency
sharing studies on the impact to other services currently
allocated in the band and in the adjacent bands would need
to be carried out.  So last year the South Africa Radio
League submitted a proposal to the Council of ICASA for the
sponsorship of long term license.   The South Africa Radio
League has now received the official license which is valid
through October 31st of 2015.

Now, in association with the Kempton Park Amateur Radio
Technical Society some early result of the recent WSPR
(pronounced wisper) digital mode experiment have been
released.  More about on this is at www.sarl.org.za on the
propagation research page.  (SARL)

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WORLDBEAT:  HAM RADIO IN DR. WHO THEME MUSIC ARTICLE

Amateur radio got a very brief mention in an article on
making music for the British Doctor Who series from
broadcast test equipment at the Radiophonic Workshop.  The
story in the United Kingdom newspaper the Register
titled "Delia and the Doctor: How to cook up a tune for a
Time Lord." Among other things it describes the BBC's
Wobulator which was basically a Beat Frequency Oscillator
used by hams to receive CW and SSB and how it was used in
the creation of the tune.

(Southgate)

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DX

In DX, LA0HF is now operational as TY2BP from Benin.
Activity is on 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meter SSB but the
length of his stay is not known at this time. QSL via
IK2IQD.

VAO1AXC stroke CY0 is now active from the Sable Islands for
two months as a part of his work rotation. If you work him
please QSL via JE1LET.

EA5IDQ will be active stroke TF from Iceland between May
11th and the 22nd. This will be his first DXpedition and he
will be operating holiday style on 40 through 10 meters
using SSB and several digital modes. QSL via his information
on QRZ.com.

DK7TX will be active as stroke P from Spiekeroog
Island between June 11th to the 17th.  Listen out for him
mainly on 20, 15 and 10 meters.  QSL's go to his home
callsign either via the bureau or electronically using eQSL.

AI2N, N2ZN and WJ2O will be operational as PJ4J
from Bonaire between May 21st to the 28th.  Their trip is
timed to coincide with the CQ World Wide CW Contest an May
24th and 25th which they plan to enter as a multi-operator,
single transmitter all band station.  QSL as directed on the
air.

DK2WV and DJ9AF will be active as 7Q7WV from the Karonga
Museum in Malawi through May 21st.  Listen out for them on
160 through 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct,
via the bureau or electronically using Logbook to the
World.

Last but by no means least, JA1N-LX will be active as 3D2YA
from Mana Island in the Mamanuca group between October 3rd
and the 9th.  His operations will be on 30 through 10 meters
using mainly CW with some SSB and digital, if possible.  QSL
via JA1NLX, direct or via the OQRS.  Do not send cards via
the bureau for this operation.

(Above from OPDX and other DX news sources)

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THAT FINAL ITEM:  ASIAN TREK FOR RADIO HAM'S B-47 PARTY
BALLOON

And finally this week, another success for Leo Bondar,
MZ0XER and his long duration radio balloon flights equipped
with ham radio positioning gear.  Here's Amateur Radio
Newsline's Hal Rogers, K8CMD, with the details:

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Last week it was Leo Bondar's floater balloon called B 46
which flew from the United Kingdom Eastward over Greenland
and then looping back over Europe and finally ending its
adventure near the Ukrainian border.  Now comes Leo's
balloon B 47 which was launched on Monday, April 28th.  It
spent the next 8 days floating across Europe and Asia at an
altitude of around 39,000 feet, all the while sending back
telemetry on 434.500 MHz Upper Sideband using the amateur
radio data mode Contestia 8/250.

B 47's journey took it from its launch point in the United
Kingdom, then over the English Channel to France, Italy,
Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia,
China, North Korea before flying over Japan where it was
last reported on Monday, May 5th.  From there it was headed
out North East over the Sea of Okhotsk toward the Bering Sea
on a direct course toward Alaska if it makes it that far.
If it does go out to sea, tracking may be difficult for a
while as there are very few land masses over most of the
projected flight path.  Depending on the altitude, the 12
gram, three foot balloon could have had a radio range of
between 180 and 300 miles but that may be out of range of
any tracking station as B 47 floats along.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Hal Rogers, K8CMD

--

You can see the latest update on this medium altitude ham
radio floater at tinyurl.com/leo-balloon-b47.   (Southgate,
others)

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NEWSCAST CLOSE

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