• Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, of Hannibal, Missouri, died on February 25. He was 87. Although he had been suffering from cancer, Gordon had remained active on the air until his death.Licensed in 1947, Gordon was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. After separating from the service, he attended Purdue University, earning a bachelor’s degree in physics.An ARRL Life Member, G...

  • Two satellites with Amateur Radio transponder payloads have been selected for future NASA launches.AMSAT reports that the TJREVERB CubeSat, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder. The University of Washington-Seattle’s HuskySat-1 has a 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder and was developed by st...

  • Dan Ringer, K8WV, will become West Virginia’s Section Manager starting on March 1. He has been appointed to succeed Phillip Groves, N8SFO, who is stepping down for personal reasons after serving since July 2015. Ringer, an attorney who lives in Morgantown, will serve the remainder of the current term of office, which ends on September 30.An ARRL Life Member, Ringer serves as an Assistant Sectio...

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  • To add teeth to the disaster preparedness, Assam Police Radio Organisation (APRO) has decided to fall back on the use of amateur radio

  • WIA News reports on an information resource on the Amateur and Amateur Satellite Services used by those engaged in frequency sharing studies

  • In this edition of NewsWest we bring you our traditional segments of Foundations of Amateur Radio and Roy's Helpline. We have advice of the WAVHF group's meeting and the upcoming HARGfest. A round up of Amateur Radio snippets, activity at Ham College, some QRP DX action and an update on DMR repeaters

  • Cincinnati’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host a panel discussion titled, “Truth Matters. Facts Matter,” Thursday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester

  • The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2017

  • A recurring theme is that in the 'yea good ol' days of yore' Amateurs got real licenses and today anyone can get one in the back of a cornflake box


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