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Re: Happy Birthday AO-7!

Benn Kobb
 

Happy Birthday AO-7!

Paul Wilson
 

AMSAT OSCAR-7 turns 45. It was launched 11/15/74, and is still in
operation. It has had quite the career, including its clandestine use by
Poland's Solidarity movement in the 1980s.

https://www.amsat.org/two-way-satellites/ao-7/

AMSAT=Amateur Radio Satellite Corp.
OSCAR=Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio

Re: Arlington SDR event tonight

kd9xb
 

I probably won't be able to attend as I am working on this weekend's SW Radiogram.

I hope you can attend and tell me how it goes.

On 11/13/2019 9:33 AM, Benn Kobb wrote:
IEEE will present an event on SDR in Arlington this evening:

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/208735

The registration link doesn't work for me, so I will just show up. I'm an IEEE member, but I don't think you need to be a member to attend.

The page contains two addresses. The correct address is likely the first one, because that is the Arlington Central Library.

Benn AK4AV


Arlington SDR event tonight

Benn Kobb
 

IEEE will present an event on SDR in Arlington this evening:

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/208735

The registration link doesn't work for me, so I will just show up. I'm an IEEE member, but I don't think you need to be a member to attend.

The page contains two addresses. The correct address is likely the first one, because that is the Arlington Central Library.

Benn AK4AV

AARC November Meeting Notice

Paul Wilson
 

Please join us for the November meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club.

Date/time: November 19, 2019, 7:00-9:00
Location: Knights of Columbus Council Home, 5115 Little Falls Rd.,
Arlington, VA 22207
Program: Business Meeting, Election of 2020 Officers

Talk-in: W4WVP/R: 145.470 MHz, -600 kHz offset, PL 107.2 Hz.

FCC solicits comments on encryption in Amateur Radio

Benn Kobb
 

The FCC today requested public comment on a Petition for Declaratory Ruling regarding the transmission on amateur radio frequencies of “effectively encrypted or encoded messages, including messages that cannot be readily decoded over-the-air for true meaning.”

The filing should be of particular interest to anyone involved in Winlink, which it cites as facilitating violations of FCC rules.

The petitioners are New York University professor Ted Rappaport N9NB and retired FCC engineer Mike Marcus N3JMM of Cabin John MD.

The FCC Public Notice is at this link:

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1130A1.pdf

and it contains a link to the petition.

Benn AK4AV

Re: MC Marathon

John Person
 

Thanks!

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 11:37 AM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

Jack, the repeater already identifies with club call in CW.

That doesn't exempt other stations from ID.

The FCC recently ruled on this very subject:


http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-turns-down-petition-to-amend-amateur-radio-identification-rules



Re: MC Marathon

Paul Wilson
 

Correction: not after every transmission, but at the end of a
"communication."

97.119 Station Identification.
(a) Each amateur station, except a space station or telecommand station,
must transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end
of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a
communication, for the purpose of clearly making the source of the
transmissions from the station known to those receiving the transmissions.
No station may transmit unidentified communications or signals, or transmit
as the station call sign, any call sign not authorized to the station.

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 11:38 AM Paul Wilson via Groups.Io <dcmcrider=
gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

I think Benn meant that supporting an event as Pubic Service event does not
exempt operators from giving their FCC-assigned call signs at the end of
every transmission, or every ten minutes.

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 11:19 AM John Person <
john.person@...>
wrote:

Maybe we could work something out where club members come on every 10
minutes with call sign of Club Station

Jack Person

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019, 10:42 AM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

How is it that the Marathon net using W4WVP gets a free pass to avoid
station ID?

Mile marker numbers and "net control" don't exempt anyone from normal
amateur practice and FCC rules.

AK4AV







Re: MC Marathon

Paul Wilson
 

I think Benn meant that supporting an event as Pubic Service event does not
exempt operators from giving their FCC-assigned call signs at the end of
every transmission, or every ten minutes.

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 11:19 AM John Person <john.person@...>
wrote:

Maybe we could work something out where club members come on every 10
minutes with call sign of Club Station

Jack Person

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019, 10:42 AM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

How is it that the Marathon net using W4WVP gets a free pass to avoid
station ID?

Mile marker numbers and "net control" don't exempt anyone from normal
amateur practice and FCC rules.

AK4AV





Re: MC Marathon

Benn Kobb
 

Jack, the repeater already identifies with club call in CW.

That doesn't exempt other stations from ID.

The FCC recently ruled on this very subject:

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-turns-down-petition-to-amend-amateur-radio-identification-rules

Re: MC Marathon

John Person
 

Maybe we could work something out where club members come on every 10
minutes with call sign of Club Station

Jack Person

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019, 10:42 AM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

How is it that the Marathon net using W4WVP gets a free pass to avoid
station ID?

Mile marker numbers and "net control" don't exempt anyone from normal
amateur practice and FCC rules.

AK4AV



MC Marathon

Benn Kobb
 

How is it that the Marathon net using W4WVP gets a free pass to avoid station ID?

Mile marker numbers and "net control" don't exempt anyone from normal amateur practice and FCC rules.

AK4AV

November meeting will be at Knights of Columbus

Michael Callaham
 

The November 19 meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club will be at the Knights of Columbus Chapter House, 5115 Little Falls Road, in Arlington. The meeting will be in the second-floor conference room, where we have set up the W4WVP Field Day station in some recent years.

There will be no presentation, because the meeting will be devoted to important business, including introduction of a proposed amendment to our Constitution and By-Laws, nomination and election of club officers, and discussion of impending changes to Yahoo Groups, including the ArlingtonARC Yahoo Group. Hence the November meeting may be less interesting to visitors than most meetings are, but visitors interested in ham radio are always welcome.
We will have a long time to conduct business, because we need not vacate the premises until closing time, about 11 or 11:30 pm. Another advantage of KoC is that one may arrive as early as 5:30 pm and enjoy food and beverages in the ground-floor bar and grill or bring them upstairs for the 7 pm meeting. Tuesday nights are half-price burger nights, so a Big Burger and Fries order is only $6.00.
Other illustrative menu items and prices (provided by Al K4ZB):
$1.00 Onion rings (extra for burger order)
$1.00 Sodas
$2.75 Regular Beers (e.g, Bud, Bud Light)$3.00 Premium Beer$4.00 IPA
$5.75 Guiness / Stout
Al says there is plenty of parking. He prefers to park at the swimming pools, in the extended lot behind the Chapter House, next to the tennis court and picnic facilities.
Furthermore, Al says we may meet in the second-floor conference room every third Tuesday.
I thank Al, a Knight of considerable rank (ask him for details), for arranging this, at no cost to the Arlington Amateur Club, pusuant to a resolution at the October meeting this week.
--Mike NW3V, President, Arlington Amateur Radio Club

Foxhunt in Maryland November 2

Michael Callaham
 

The AARC email account has received an announcement of a Fox Hunt on November 2, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. The fox den is somewhere in St. Mary's County, Maryland. The event is hosted by the Saint Mary's County Amateur Radio Association, SMCARA. Details are at
http://www.k3hki.org/event/fox-hunt/


Pre-registration is required, and individuals and teams ("hunting parties") may register.
--Mike nw3v

Yahoo Groups Changing

Michael Callaham
 

Paul,
Thank you. I agree.
I remember Geocities. I stood up the first W4WVP website on Geocities, when it was free. Yahoo acquired Geocities and started tacking Javascript onto the end of my XHTML 1.0 pages, so that the XHTML could no longer be verified as compliant by the World Wide Web Consortium (w3c.org). Then, as you said, Yahoo Geocites ended rather suddenly.
--Mike, nw3v

Re: Yahoo Groups Changing

Paul Wilson
 

We don't really use the features being phased out, however, it doesn't bode
well for the long-term viability of Yahoogroups. They've done this
before--they shut down Geocities with very little notice.

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 6:53 AM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

Yahoo is making major changes to the functioning of Yahoo Groups:

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN31010.html

Hat tip to KD9XB who found this.



Yahoo Groups Changing

Benn Kobb
 

Yahoo is making major changes to the functioning of Yahoo Groups:

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN31010.html

Hat tip to KD9XB who found this.

The ARES E-Letter for October 16, 2019

Michael Callaham
 

The ARES E-Letter for October 16, 2019, has been published and is available "for non-commercial or educational purposes, with attribution" at:
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/ares-el/?issue=2019-10-16

--Mike, nw3v

AARC October Meeting Notice

Paul Wilson
 

Please join us for the October meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club.

Date/time: October 15, 2019, 7:00-8:30
Location: St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St. (Enter from
the parking lot.)
Program: Fast-scan Amateur Television (ATV)

Talk-in: W4WVP/R: 145.470 MHz, -600 kHz offset, PL 107.2 Hz.

$17K Fine for NY Amateur

Benn Kobb
 

"Because amateur radio frequencies are shared, amateur radio licensees may not monopolize any frequency for their exclusive use. Deliberate interference undermines the utility of the Amateur Radio Service by preventing communications among licensed users that comply with the Commission’s rules.

"Harold Guretzky, an amateur radio licensee, was previously warned regarding deliberate interference in writing by the Enforcement Bureau but continued interfering with other amateur radio licensees’ radio communications. Given his history as a repeat offender, this violation warrants a significant penalty. Therefore, we propose a penalty of $17,000 against Guretzky for causing intentional interference on amateur radio frequencies."

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-989A1.pdf