Sam The Bellhop

This has nothing to do with Ham Radio but it was way too good to pass up. Check out this link and find out about Sam The Bellhop. Hopefully it will brighten up your day.

ARISS Silver Anniversary of Amateur Radio from Space

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team is currently celebrating the silver anniversary — 25 years — of Amateur Radio operations from space. According to ARISS International Chairman Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, the crew on the International Space Station (ISS) has configured the radio to support cross-band repeater operations. They have also supported some SSTV downlinks and participated in a special test of 9600 baud packet radio operations on the simplex frequency of 145.825 MHz. After December 19, Bauer said he expects the ISS ham radio system to be on the 145.825 MHz frequency supporting 1200 baud packet. If PCSAT is configured during the week, he said double hop APRS is possible.

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NAQCC Holiday Greetings

The NAQCC wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May this be your most joyous holiday season ever, whether you celebrate Christmas or some other holiday at this time of year.

We are looking forward to your continuing participation in our club activities in the new year of 2009 and many years to come.

Without its members, the NAQCC would not be the great club that it is, and we appreciate very much having you as one of our valued members.

Thank you very much for your support of CW & QRP through the NAQCC.

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John K3WWP – NAQCC Vice President

on behalf of:

Tom WY3H – NAQCC President

and all other club officers and members.