To all Amateur Radio Operators: Facebook is now allowing Hams to add their callsign to their profile. If you want to do it, here’s how it’s done:
- 1st) Open up “Settings”.
- 2nd) Under “General Account Settings”, on the line that says “Name”, click “Edit”.
- 3rd) Enter your callsign in the space marked “Alternate name”.
- 4th) Check the box for “Include this on my timeline”.
- 5th) Save these settings by entering your Facebook password in the box marked “Password.
- 6th) Click on the box marked “Save Changes”.
- Now return to your Main page and your callsign will appear under your name.
Jul 16, 2014 — Officially licensed amateur (ham) radio operators may now use their call sign as their Alternate Name, or nickname, on their individual profiles.
Jeff KB1PNB, who works at the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California found this petition on an amateur radio Facebook Group to which he belongs, and then did some research, wrote the necessary code, then got it reviewed and approved.
HUGE THANKS to everyone who supported this petition, which was originally the idea of Rich KW7PTL, without whom, this may not have happened so easily and quickly.
A few months ago, The A.V. Club posted about Nothing, a surprisingly disturbing supercut of empty establishing shots from Seinfeld, strung together by artist LJ Freeza to create a portrait of an empty and haunted New York. Of course, as with any pumping, feel-good dance hit, a remix o
Seinfeld….Seinfeld is a place…. a place where nothing…nothing ever happens….
As I love to be out in the woods and I do enjoy ham radio, I was glad to hear about the Summits on the Air effort. [SOTA] Basically, you find locations that are tagged and hike up to a particular spot to work on your ham radio.
I’ve geocached and there are a lot of similarities. I know…
In a message to the LituanicaSAT-1 team, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO announced, “LituanicaSAT-1 has met all of the requirements for an OSCAR number. My findings from information provided to AMSAT-NA and IARU officials confirm this to be true. Accordingly, under the authority vested in me by the AMSAT-NA President, I do hereby assign LituanicaSAT-1 the designation LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78, or LO-78. I, and all of the amateur radio satellite community, wish LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78 a long and successful mission.”
On behalf of the LituanicaSAT-1 team, Simon Kareiva, LY2EN replied, “It is my honor and pleasure to accept this assignation. Our team is focused to keep LO-78 operational for the benefit of amateur radio as long, as it is possible for a small cubesat. Thank you very much, Simon LY2EN.”
The LituanicaSAT-1 team has announced activation of the FM transponder. A general rule to find out if the transponder is working at the moment is to monitor the beacon frequency on 437.275 MHz. If you can hear CW FM beacon it means that the transponder is off, if you cannot hear it - the transponder is on. The transponder frequencies are approximately 435.1755 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift) for the downlink and 145.950 MHz for the uplink with 67 Hz CTCSS.
[ANS thanks Bill Tynan, W3XO, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator for the above information]
Museum Ships Weekend is upon us! Subs, Lightships, Destroyers, Frigates, Aircraft Carriers, Minesweepers, Tugboats… and even Marconi’s Yacht! 101 different stations to work in all. 15 gets you a certificate. Always a fun and interesting event.
Just worked the last pass, a 70 degree maximum elevation pass over Washington, DC. The satellite sounded good with strong signals. Lots of interference on the uplink made things challenging. I worked KK4VAU in Tennessee and KQ2RP in New Jersey. Also heard AA5PK and N5AFV, both in Texas.
'Four Days In May' happens every year in Dayton, Ohio. It is the annual convention of the QRP ARCI ham radio club and runs concurrently with the Dayton Hamvention. It is an event for ham radio operators and, in particular, those interested in QRP, home construction, antennas and portable operating. Check out http://www.qrparci.org/fdim for more information about FDIM 2014 FDIM 2014 dates: Thursday 15 May 2014 - Sunday 18 May 2014