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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Actor Tim Allen Gets His Ham License


Tim Allen, the famous American actor comedian who has appeared in many popular films, has just passed his ham licence

He has the callsign KK6OTD

Tim stars in the weekly Last Man Standing show which is watched by 8 million Americans.

The show features ham radio and on the show Tim uses the fake callsign ka0xtt

http://www.arrl.org/news/em-ham-radio-in-hollywood-em-last-man-standing-to-feature-ham-radio-in-upcoming-episode

Over the weekend k6h was on the air on many bands including a live video webcast on batc and w5kub from the Last Man Standing set on stage 9 at CBS tv centre in Hollywood.


Source: Southgate Amateur Radio News:

 http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2014/september/tim_allen_gets_his_ham_licence.htm#.VG6tZ_nF-YQ

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Top 10 Flashlight Apps Contain Spyware

I know this may not be Ham Radio related but you might want to check your flashlight apps:

Top 10 Flashlight Apps Contain Spyware

Be careful of what flashlight app you download into your smart phone. Many of them are loaded with Trojan spyware.

eRumorMill.com Determination: Potential Threat

The eRumorMill.com learned through a report by Gary Miliefsky, CEO of  SnoopWall, that the top ten flashlight apps available for smartphones are contaminated with spyware. 

Find out more at:
http://www.erumormill.com/conspiracies/flashlight-apps.htm

Saturday, October 4, 2014

HAM HAPPENINGS: CELEBRATING COAST GUARD AUXILIARY RADIO

From http://www.arnewsline.org/

HAM HAPPENINGS:  CELEBRATING COAST GUARD AUXILIARY RADIO

Laketown Park in Kenner, Louisiana, will host the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Radio Day on October 18th from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. local time.  This event commemorates the 75th anniversary for the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 45 and High Caliber Communications Division 4.  It is also a day dedicated to communication on the High Frequency bands by Coast Guard Auxiliary and non- Coast Guard amateur radio operators around the nation.  The gathering is scheduled to be held in the parks Shelter Number 2 with an admission fee of $5 per attendee.  (NOLA.COM)

Chilean DXpedition Team - DAMAS ISLAND OCTOBER 8-12

From http://www.arnewsline.org/

DAMAS ISLAND OCTOBER 8-12

The Chilean DXpedition Team will be active as XR2T from Damas Island between October 8th and the 12th. 

The main aim of this DXpedition will be to work the greatest possible number of unique callsigns, thus  offering a possibility lower power and QRP stations to make contact. Operations will be on 40 through 10 meters using mainly SSB, CW and the Digital modes.  QSL via CE3OP, direct or by the bureau.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Never too young to get them started!

4th and 5th graders in Fontana, CA learn about Amateur Radio and are now making contacts at K6DGE - Dorothy Grant Elementary School Ham Club:

Mobile HF Antenna Tips by Gordon West

Great tips by my friend Gordon West on selecting a mobile HF antenna: