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October Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 19 Oct., 2016 09:22 EDT - (25 Reads)
The October 2016 edition of the Listening Post has been posted to this website under the Newsletters section.
  • Austrian Moonbounce Enthusiast Demonstrates Success with Small-Scale Setup    (Fri 28 Oct., 2016)
    Hannes Fasching, OE5JFL, of Braunau am Inn, Austria, has demonstrated that you don’t need a huge antenna system to operate EME (moonbounce) successfully. Fasching fired up for the October 22-23 weekend of the ARRL EME Contest, using a small horn antenna on 1.2 GHz.“Because of other commitments I had only a few hours to be QRV in the first part of the ARRL EME Contest,” he said in a Moon-Net pos...
  • Reminder: November 1 is the Deadline to Submit Proposals to Host ARISS Contacts    (Fri 28 Oct., 2016)
    The deadline is November 1 for formal and informal education institutions and organizations to submit proposals to host an Amateur Radio contact with an ISS crew member on board the ISS. ARISS anticipates that contacts will take place between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits determine contact dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for ...
  • Suspicious Bangladesh Border Ham Band Signals Now of Interest to Indian Intelligence    (Fri 28 Oct., 2016)
    What have been called “highly suspicious” VHF transmissions along the Bengal-Bangladesh border now are being considered signals of interest to India’s Intelligence Bureau. After several days of monitoring, Ambarish Nag “Raju” Biswas, VU2JFA, told The Indian Express that he and his team have determined that the transmissions, taking place on Amateur Radio frequencies, are coming from the area of...
  • Boy Scouts Issue Last Call for JOTA 2016 Station Reports    (Fri 28 Oct., 2016)
    Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, has issued a final call for JOTA 2016 station reports. Information submitted will be compiled into the US JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet) report and filed with the World Organization of the Scout Movement for its overall JOTA-JOTI report. Reports are due by November 1.“If you don’t have exact numbers for some of the information, you ...
  • Amateur Radio Keeps “Phantom” in Touch with the Outside World from the Skull Cave    (Fri 28 Oct., 2016)
  • Mexican Red Cross Responding to Hospital Explosion    (American Red Cross, Thu 29 Jan., 2015)
    On January 29th, an explosion caused extensive damage to the Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City. The Mexican Red Cross has responded with 23 ambulances and more than 40 rescuers and is helping to transport victims to other hospitals. The Mexican Red Cross has not asked for additional assistance from the American […]
  • Disaster Alert: Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Approaches the Philippines    (American Red Cross, Thu 04 Dec, 2014)
    Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) has gained strength in the western Pacific and is projected to intensify further as it heads towards the Philippines. If the storm makes landfall, it will pose a serious threat to lives, homes and livelihoods. It is possible that it will cross through highly populated areas and affect millions […]
  • Disaster Update: Mexican Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Odile    (American Red Cross, Thu 18 Sep., 2014)
    More than 500 Red Cross volunteers are helping people affected by Hurricane Odile in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The volunteers—120 of which are paramedics—are providing basic medical check-ups and delivering food to people housed in shelters. The Red Cross has sent 2,000 food parcels to the city of Los Cabos. In addition, […]
  • Disaster Update: Hurricane Odile in Mexico    (American Red Cross, Tue 16 Sep., 2014)
    Hurricane Odile struck Mexico’s Baja peninsula on late Sunday evening. Now graded as a Tropical Storm, the system is still active and slowly moving up the peninsula. Roughly 80% of the areas in Hurricane Odile’s path are without electricity and approximately 3,000 people have had to evacuate their homes, as of September 15. In response, […]
  • Disaster Update: West Africa Ebola Outbreak    (American Red Cross, Thu 31 July, 2014)
    As the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history continues to devastate Western Africa, the American Red Cross is supporting efforts through both financial and staffing support. While the Sierra Leone Red Cross is taking the lead in promoting awareness through social mobilization campaigns, the American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, […]

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