The Next Meeting of the
Amateur Radio Club
will be on
April 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross
2912 S 80th Ave
(near 84th and Center)
in Omaha, Nebraska
Thu, Apr 17 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bellevue ARC Meeting
Sat, Apr 19 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat, Apr 19 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm Sat, Apr 19 2014 - 9:00 pm Sat, Apr 19 2014
AARC Coffee & Conversation
Mon, Apr 21 2014 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday Night Chat Net
The Annual Spotter training for those who wish to participate in SKYWARN Activities will be held March 25 Omaha, NE (Douglas County) 7:00pm CDT Boys Town Music Hall 13715 Flanagan Blvd. There are (2) Free Parking Lots to the South of the building. Everyone should enter through the Front Doors. - See link on the map. Talk in will be on 146.940MHz
On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 0730 UT astronaut Koichi Wakata KC5ZTA deployed a batch of amateur radio CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS)
LituanicaSAT-1, LitSat-1, ArduSat-2 (2U), UAPSAT and the 915 MHz SkyCube were successfully ejected from a NanoRacks deployment pod.
At 0855 UT Dmitry Pashkov UB4UAD received the LituanicaSAT-1 beacon. and received LitSat-1 at 1030 UT.
At 1022 UT Mike Rupprecht DK3WN received LitSat-1. Mike had heard UAPSAT at 0845 UT.
There is another amateur radio Cubesat still on the ISS, the Peruvian Chasqui-1 which was launched to the space station on February 5, 2014. It is understood that Chasqui 1 is scheduled to be hand-deployed during a future Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA).
Frequency information at
UB4UAD website in Google English
DK3WN satellite blog
Members of the Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club, who are in good standing (that means current on your dues!) and possesses a active FCC issued US Amateur Radio License may borrow one of two Icom HTs.
The radios are a basic 2 meter radio which is great for the new user. It has a NiMH battery and a drop in charger and an alkaline pack making it the perfect if you need to borrow a rig to help with that community service event, or if you are just itching to get on the air as you shop for your new radio. Completely programmable from the keyboard there is no need for the complication of computer based programming.
to make arrangement for its return. Someone else might be waiting!
|Item||Serial Number||Borrower||Date Due Back|
|Icom V80 Kit #1||25006471||Available|
|Icom V80 Kit #2||25006472||Available|
|ARRL Intro To Morse Code CD Set
|MFJ-259B Antenna Analyzer||Pending|
Other equipment will become available soon!
I am writing with great enthusiasm and excitement today because for the first time since the arrival of the TBS we have truly great news to report!
Full electrical power to the USS Hazard has been restored! For those of you who have never been aboard a ship, power is the life blood. Steel does not pass light well. Warships have very little portholes if any. Walking through a dark ship is like walking through a cave. It is eerie and there is a slight discomfort to the whole thing. When you run into a cold steel wall that you could swear wasn’t there last time ones patience starts to wear thin.
With power everything is 100 times easier. It has been two years since we had main power. In those two years the only way we could light the interior was with small clamp lights and a small generator we would set on the fantail. Preservation and restoration progress was slow to say the least. After a series of communications between the City, the Volunteers, and OPPD, a relatively inexpensive plan was put in place to restore our 480V service to the ship. While we still sit with a 6.5 degree list to port, what we can do has grown immensely, including making a pancake breakfast on the original griddle!
Recently a group of Air Force volunteers from Offutt have been joining us on Saturday’s. They have been working on restoring the pilot house as well as taking care of some much needed tidying around different storage areas aboard. Painting is unfortunately on pause until we restore heat which we are quickly working on doing. That said; work still needs to be done! Today the radio room has been disassembled. Chipping is almost complete but we still need help! Receivers need new capacitors installed, feed lines need to be checked, desks need to be sanded, and painting needs to be done! We are hoping to have this done soon so that we can finally install and test the TBS!
The ARRL has asked the FCC to delete the symbol rate limit in §97.307(f) of its Amateur Service rules, replacing it with a maximum bandwidth for data emissions of 2.8 kHz on amateur frequencies below 29.7 MHz. The ARRL Board of Directors adopted the policy underlying the petition initiative at its July 2013 meeting. The petition was filed November 15.
“The changes proposed would, in the aggregate, relieve the Amateur Service of outdated, 1980s-era restrictions that presently hamper or preclude Amateur Radio experimentation with modern high frequency (HF) and other data transmission protocols,” the League’s petition asserted. “The proposed rule changes would also permit greater flexibility in the choice of data emissions.” Symbol rate represents the number of times per second that a change of state occurs, not to be confused with data (or bit) rate.
Current FCC rules limit digital data emissions below 28 MHz to 300 baud, and between 28.0 and 28.3 MHz to 1200 baud. “Transmission protocols are available and in active use in other radio services in which the symbol rate exceeds the present limitations set forth in §97.307(f) of the Commission’s Rules, but the necessary bandwidths of those protocols are within the bandwidth of a typical HF single sideband channel (3 kHz),” the ARRL’s petition pointed out.
Read the entire story at http://www.arrl.org
The Spectrum Monitor, an e-magazine, will cover amateur radio, longwave and shortwave listening, public service scanning, AM/FM/TV broadcasting, satellites, WiFi radio, vintage radio and more.
The Spectrum Monitor will debut with the January 2014 issue, on December 15, 2013, and will carry virtually all of the current Monitoring Times columnists and feature writers. Reitz noted, “These are the experts in all facets of radio who have helped make MT the best, full-spectrum magazine available and we are all excited about continuing our work for the new publication.”
The Spectrum Monitor will be available only as an electronic publication in PDF format which may be read on any desktop, laptop, iPad™, Kindle Fire™ or any other device capable of opening a PDF file. Details on how to become a charter subscriber may be found at
The K0USA repeater is an open repeater system and available for any licensed amateur radio operator to use. We welcome other clubs and organizations to use the repeater for providing communications support for non-profit activities.
To avoid any scheduling conflicts with the use of the repeater for these community service nets the club asks that you obtain permission from the Ak-Sar-Ben ARC Repeater Committee. Please fill out the form listed below at least 72 hours advance of the date of the net.
Please use the following link to submit your request. K0USA 146.940 Use Request Form