W4KKP Charles C Kayhart an 105-year-old

ARRL member, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, of White Rock, South Carolina, is claiming the title of “World’s Oldest Operating Ham.”


No official record of such milestones exists, but ARRL is not aware of any radio amateurs senior to Kayhart, and he is now quite likely the oldest active ham at least in the US.

Early this year, Charlie Hellman, W2RP, died at 106; he also may have been the longest licensed.
Hellman outlived the former “oldest US ham,” Harry Wolf, W6NKT, by 8 days.

Wolf was a couple of weeks shy of turning 108. Kayhart now lives at The Heritage at Lowman Home.

best 73 de IW2BSF - Rudy
73 VE3WZW Andre

Guglielmo Marconi, Father of Radio - London 1899

Guglielmo Marconi, Father of Radio - London 1899

blog:VE3WZW - Guglielmo Marconi, Father of Radio - London 1899

Guglielmo Marconi International Committee, Bologna, ITALY

2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25

2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25
http://www.arrl.org/field-day
Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

"What Is Field Day" PDF
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2017/6-2017%20FD%20Flier1.pdf

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2015/2015%20Rules.pdf


ONTARIO Canada Display Screen and Hand-Held Devices

ONTARIO Canada Display Screen and Hand-Held Devices

We Need Your Support !!!
Comments Due Date: June 14, 2017

LINK HERE :   tinyurl.com/hamcanada

Display Screen and Hand-Held Devices 5 Year Limited Exemption Review

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) recognizes the importance of creating an effective regulatory environment that accommodates the use of new and innovative vehicle technologies which promote economic growth and prosperity in Ontario - however road safety remains a top priority. For the past 15 years, Ontario's roads have been among the safest in North America and MTO continuously strives to maintain and improve on this leading safety record.

On January 1, 2018, specific time-limited exemptions for the holding and use of two-way radios outlined in Ontario Reg. 366/09 - Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices are set to expire. These exemptions currently allow the following to hold or use a two-way radio:
o Certain public function employees (eg., bus drivers);
o Commercial drivers;
o Amateur radio operators (eg., an Industry Canada-licensed operator which could include a commercial driver).

HamShield for Arduino (VHF/UHF transceiver)

HamShield for Arduino (VHF/UHF transceiver)

Turn your Arduino into a powerful radio transceiver!

HamShield lets your Arduino talk to far away people and things using powerful amateur radio bands! Best of all, the hardware and software is open source!

With the power of Arduino, you can use the HamShield to build and invent amazing things in minutes!

Here are some examples, right out of our sketch toolbox:
Packet Radio
Long range mesh networks
Emergency communication networks
High altitude ballooning
Talk to repeaters
Tracking devices (APRS)
Interface the HamShield to your computer!
Beacons
Weather stations
Repeaters
Remote controlled robots
Automated satellite tracking and reception
Weather satellites
Scanning police, fire, business, FRS, GMRS, and MURS frequencies
Logging and recording radio traffic
Touchscreen handhelds
Bulletin board systems
New inventions!

HOW DOES AN FM TRANSCEIVER WORK?

Take a look at this FM transmitter diagram:

The process is relatively straightforward:
1) The microphone takes the voice in.
2) This voice signal goes into an audio processor in order to create an input signal.
3) The input signal is combined with a carrier frequency that is generated by the voltage controlled oscillator (V.C.O.).
4) The result is a signal that carries our information but is not sufficiently powerful enough to be transmitted up through an antenna. The signal is amplified through two different stages:
5) The exciter stage amplifies the signal power up one level of output.
6) The power amplifier drives it up to another power output level, now sufficient for the transmitter’s antenna.
See video

Tallest buildings in Canada

Tallest buildings in Canada
This list of tallest buildings in Toronto ranks skyscrapers in the Canadian city of Toronto, Ontario by height. The tallest structure in Toronto is the CN Tower, which rises 553 metres (1,814 ft).[1]


The CN Tower was the tallest free-standing structure on land from 1975 until 2007. However, it is not generally considered a high-rise building as it does not have successive floors that can be occupied. The tallest habitable building in the city is First Canadian Place, which rises 298 metres (978 ft) tall in Toronto's Financial District and was completed in 1975.



It also stands as the tallest building in Canada.[2] The history of skyscrapers in Toronto began in 1894 with the construction of the Beard Building, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city.[3] Toronto went through its first building boom in the late 1920s and early 1930s, during which the number of high-rise buildings in the city vastly increased. After this period, there was a great lull in construction between 1932 and 1964 with only a single building above 91.5 metres (300 ft) tall being built.


Warning! So YOU Want to Buy the High Power Handheld Amateur HAM Radio

Warning !  So YOU Want to Buy the High Power 10 Watts Handheld Amateur HAM Radio

(VIDEO)
The California city famous for challenging the status quo is taking on the cellphone industry with signs warning against the dangers of cellphones, and now they're headed to court over the controversial signs

High Power (Watts) Handheld Amateur HAM Radio
Berkeley's cellphone crusade  (VIDEO)

TYT MD-2017

New dual band DMR digital radio coming from TYT

TYT has created quite a stir a few years ago, when his iconic MD-380 DMR radio entered the market. Came The MD-390, waterproof, submersible digital radio with GPS. Now the company is going to make waves again, starting with the upcoming MD-2017 Dual Band DMR Digital Radio!

Details are still unclear, but TYT released several specifications on this new handheld.  Key features TYT MD-2017

dual band
dual display
dual standby
is in accordance with ETSI TS 102 360-1, -2, -3
uses Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
Compatible with MOTOTRBO Tier 1 and II
GPS capable
Lone function worker
encryption features
analogue and digital modes
One call, group call and all call
Remote kill / Stun / Activate
IP67 waterproof.
firmware upgrade

DSTAR, the most reliable, and the most useful

We read what seemed to be a very bias and uninformed blog with no facts, so below I have added some facts if someone wishes to read.

Brought to you by VE3WZW, Last updated: 2017-04-23
59,573 DMR-Contacts WORLD-WIDE
The important fact is a better quality digital has now exploded, blown up to (60) sixty thousand id's within a few years and in the next year or two years will be the largest digital.  Join me to celebrate what will be the largest digital VE3WZW as 2016
As someone that spends my available hobby time on many modes, we all have opinions and most try to be unbiased. But the entire hobby is wonderful and each to his own preference   :)

POLL:
Poll and Small Sample
http://twitter.com/hamradioscanada

So here is FACTS

POLL : A new HAM Amateur Radio Operator asked of the two DIGITAL MODES -- what is recommend or what is suggested ? Best Digital ?
https://twitter.com/hamradioscanada/status/856705426733359104



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Although I don’t have specific numbers, DMR is about 45,000 users in NA,
Dstar is almost 2M worldwide and never suffers from the abusive behaviour sometimes heard on DMR and Analogue including spammers.
That’s why my moneys on Dstar! Great nets and very passionate Fellow Hams participating in meaningful conversations!
The D-Star mode continues its tradition of being the #1 Digital mode, the most reliable, and the most useful.
 

CQ CQ CQ. Anybody around - Do NOT Call CQ on Repeaters

Do NOT Call CQ on Repeaters
How to find active repeaters?

I've found quite a few repeaters in my area but most of them dont really have activity. One has a "Traffic report" at 8:30, and another is cw and some data. But none of them seem to be really active.

Hams have been complaining about lack of activity on repeaters for well over a decade. Way back in 2003 I created a cover of a magazine I was editing (the SERA Repeater Journal) that spoofed the ARRL's Now You're Talking license manual by changing the title to Now You're Missing. See the art for this episode if it shows up in your podcast feed. I also wrote an editorial about the phenomenon in that issue.

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