Single Sideband Association
Serving Amateur Radio since 1960
into the voice of the Association,
kHz at 2300Z
History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL
Repeaters for 2 meter FM
operation were becoming very popular, and their numbers were growing
rapidly. QST described how to build repeater duplexers, control equipment,
antennas, and control links, and it kept repeater control operators
informed of relevant FCC rules as they were developed.
-- Al Brogdon, W1AB
While best known for its
efforts to aid voyagers on the high seas, the Maritime Mobile Service
Network (MMSN) occasionally helps
out in land-based emergencies too. That was the case recently when MMSN
net control stations received distress calls regarding motor vehicle
incidents in Nevada and Texas. On July 24, MMSN Net Control Station
Ken Porter, AC0ML, was notified by HF mobile operator George Molnar,
KF2T, that he had witnessed a tractor-trailer mishap on Nevada Highway
318. The rig had apparently skidded and landed on its side in a canyon,
precluding the use of cell phone or Amateur Radio VHF/UHF systems.
Porter, the NCS, later said
that he was "quite surprised" to get a call regarding a land-based
emergency but also understood why this might happen, given that the
Net's availability on 14.300 MHz daily from 1600 to 0200 UTC, and the
fact that many hams are aware of its existence.
Thanks to Hurricane Watch Net Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV
LARGEST COLLINS RADIO AM SHORTWAVE TRANSMITTER SAVED FROM EXTINCTION
A historic radio transmitter has been saved from the scrap-heap thanks to three organizations who worked diligently to preserve it. The announced transfer of the Voice of America broadcasting station in Delano California to the General Services Administration for disposal had potentially sealed the fate of the last compete Collins Model 821A-1 250,000 watt High Frequency Autotune transmitters in the world.
Meantime the Collins Collectors Association and the Antique Wireless Association had formalized an alliance named the Collins Radio Heritage Group. Hearing of the potential loss of the transmitter the latter working in cooperation with members of the Arthur A. Collins Legacy Association began campaigning to save some of the significant historical artifacts related to the Delano Voice of America transmitter site.
In December of 2013 a proposal
was submitted to the Voice of America and the Government Services Administration
to recover, preserve and display the transmitter and the studio control
console from the Delano site. This past May the proposal was approved
and recovery began. The effort was recently completed with the transmitter,
studio board and other associated remote gear being removed and shipped
to the Antique Wireless Association Museum in Bloomfield New York where
they will be displayed.
the new Buzzard Roost Certificate
Georgia Cracker Radio Club Newsletters from the past Provided by WA4IQU and ND4XE
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