into the voice of the Association,
kHz at 2300Z
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Net Seeks Net Control Operators
"With the 2016 hurricane season rapidly approaching, the Hurricane Watch Net is preparing for what looks to be an active season," HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said. "It has been a long time since the US has seen a major hurricane make landfall." He believes the US may be overdue for one.
Graves said the HWN is always on the lookout for well-qualified, experienced net control operators who can effectively communicate with hurricane-prone areas from eastern Canada, the US East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. He said bilingual (English and Spanish) operators are a valuable asset.
NCVEC Announces Third Public Release of 2016-2020 Amateur Extra Question Pool
"We would like to remind the public that users of question pool documents are free to correct minor typographical or punctuation errors, including obvious minor omissions of same," the NCVEC Question Pool Committee said in releasing this revision. "Such corrections must not cause a change in the meaning of a question or any of the proposed answers to the questions."
The QPC notes that FCC Part 97 rule citations are not a part of the exam question itself, but are included for reference purposes, and that errors in or changes to Part 97 are not considered adequate reason to remove a question from the pool.
The QPC invites comments and questions.
-- Thanks to the NCVEC Question Pool Committee, ARRL Letter
Heil Sound Celebrating 50th Anniversary
Bob Heil initially made a name for himself working with music performers to provide sound reinforcement for their live gigs, initially supplying full sound system packages for venues and festivals throughout the Midwest and later working with world-class acts, such as Humble Pie, The Who, The Grateful Dead, and Joe Walsh, WB6ACU. Heil said it was the Dead's Jerry Garcia who suggested changing the name of his enterprise to Heil Sound. Among other innovations, Heil created the quadraphonic sound system for The Who's "Quadrophenia" tour as well as the Heil Talk Box made famous by Joe Walsh and Peter Frampton.
By 1982, Heil Sound had curtailed the touring side of the business and began concentrating on developing products for the Amateur Radio market. Heil also launched a home theater division. Amateur Radio and professional audio came together in 2006, when Walsh suggested that Heil Sound develop microphones for concert use. Heil Sound designed and manufactured high-quality microphones, and has gained a reputation among music performers for its professional microphone products, such as the PR30 and PR40.
Bob Heil and his wife and business partner Sarah -- who is the president of Heil Sound -- are frequent visitors at major Amateur Radio conventions and gatherings.
Were entering a solar minimum what it means, and how it influenced 2015
The sun erupted with two
notable space weather events in 2015: the geomagnetic storms on June
22 and March 17. They lit up the northern skies with beautiful aurora,
which in some places continued for days. But 2015 was also a relatively
quiet year for space weather. To find out why, we need to look
at the bigger picture for the answer.
History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL
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