House Bill 1301: Grassroots on Antenna Parity on HamRadioNow

From Ham Radio Now —

Talkin’ about House Bill 1301, the bill that would extend PRB-1 style require­ments to Homeowner’s Asso­ci­a­tions rules, with ARRL Roanoke Vice-Director Bill Morine N2COP and North Car­olina Sec­tion Man­ager Karl Bow­man W4CHX. Both are active in the grass­roots cam­paign to gather sup­port for the bill. Karl and his NC crew met with their Rep­re­sen­ta­tive last year and have some expe­ri­ences to share.

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KARC Michigan QSO Party - April 18!

The Kala­ma­zoo Ama­teur Radio Club will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 2015 Michi­gan QSO Party from “Home” Base in the club Radio Room located in the South­west Michi­gan Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Red Cross, 5640 Ven­ture Ct in Kala­ma­zoo, MI (Oshtemo Town­ship).

The QSO Party is con­ducted from Noon to Mid­night on Sat­ur­day, April 18th. We are in need of oper­a­tors to com­mu­ni­cate or log through­out that time period. Ide­ally, we’ll have a min­i­mum of 2 per­sons on at a time for 2 hour shifts. If you are inter­ested in oper­at­ing, please email Chip at WB8ALW [at] W8VY [dot] Org and I’ll con­nect you with the local event organizers.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the MI QSO Party, see :


Dayton Hamvention 2015 Bus Trip Reminder

Just a reminder that the South­west Michi­gan Ama­teur Radio Team is again spon­sor­ing a bus trip to this year’s Day­ton Hamven­tion. See attached flyer or go to Ques­tions? Email Info [at] W8VY [dot] Org and we will for­ward them on to the S.M.A.R.T. per­son coor­di­nat­ing the event.

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Line Of Sight Team (LOSTeam) 2015 Schedule

Ques­tions? Con­tact Scott Lem­mer at KD8RCI [at] W8VY [dot] Org

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W8VY 147.000 Repeater Downtown Link Returned to Service

The down­town Kala­ma­zoo link on the 147.000 is back in service.

Out­put 147.000 MHz, Neg­a­tive Off­set, CTCSS (PL) 127.3