HELP SAVE WWV NOW!

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Time is running out…  ACT NOW to save WWV!

The 2019 annual budget for NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) decreased by $49 Million USD from the 2018 budget.

Due to the decrease in budget, the NIST has decided to pull funding for WWV, WWVB, and WWVH just a year short of it’s 100th anniversary.

In Session 38 of the Scanner School podcast, we talk about the history of WWV and what types of services they offer besides just announcing the time over the airwaves

WWV, WWVH, and WWVB

  • Are used by many radio operators to check band conditions
  • Used by many to calibrate their receivers to make sure they are on frequency
  • Used by mariners for storm updates
  • Used by anyone who has a device that sets the time automatically from the “atomic clock”
  • Broadcast the official US Time
  • Broadcast Atlantic and Pacific Maritime Conditions
  • Broadcast GPS Status Updates
  • Broadcast geophysical alerts from NOAA

Please take a listen to Session 38 and hear why we must do our best to save WWV.

How can we save WWV, WWVH, and WWVB

Sign this online petitionIn order for the White House to respond, 100,000 electronic signatures are required.

As of this podcast date, only 16k are signed and they need 83k more for the White House to respond

73 KE2YK

QSO Party Calendar

QSO PARTY

Stumbled upon this cool Web site which lists QSO Parties, links to their respective Web Pages and includes a very nice sort feature.

Like the WA7BNM Contest Calender, the State and Province QSO Party Calendar is another tool which helps us to enjoy the hobby!

The site is maintained by N5NA. Thanks for another great reference tool.

72 and 73 de KE2YK

MOARC Celebrates 30 Years!

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Event Date: 09/16/18

Location: Madison-Oneida BOCES, Spring Road, Verona. TriPlexus, use entrance T8 or T9.

Website: http://www.moarc.com

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Public Contact Info: In December of 1988 a group of ham radio operators came together to create their own radio club. Thirty years later we would like to take an afternoon to remember all of the good times we’ve shared. The picnics, pancake breakfasts, public service events, auctions, banquets, bunny hunts and field days we’ve shared have created lasting friendships and memories. This event is open to current and former members of MOARC as well as regular attendees from years gone by. Please RSVP by September 5 to Dave Roy, N2SMJ, at (315) 724-1596 (leave a message if no response) or David@N2SMJ.com.

We’re hosting a special event station as part of our event with commemorative QSL cards for those making contact with us. We’ll be monitoring frequencies on 20 Meters (14.285-14.310 MHz) and 40 Meters (7.180-7.200 MHz) from Noon-4pm on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Pubic Contact Phone: 315-525-0067

Public Contact Email: rick@dandoprint.com