Month: July 2018

Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS

Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station: July 30-31 RAC/ARISS – ARISS Russia is planning another of their popular MAI Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin at 16:00 UTC on July 30, then powered down at 19:30 UTC. The next day (July 31), the...

HAARP to Use WSPR on 80 Meters

ARRL – Alaska’s super-power High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitters in Gakona, Alaska, will take advantage of the WSPR digital protocol and the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network (WSPRnet) during a short experimental campaign, July 30 through August 1. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Space Physics Group researcher...

FCC Proposes $18,000 Fine in Louisiana

FCC Proposes $18,000 Fine in Louisiana Amateur Radio Interference Case ARRL – The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) proposing to fine Jerry W. Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, $18,000 “for apparently causing intentional interference and for apparently failing to provide station identification on amateur radio frequencies,” the FCC...

Software and Downloads

Scanner & Amateur Radio Software  Work in progress… OP25 – OP25 is a not-for-profit project to bring together folks that are interested in implementing APCO P25 using a software-defined radio on Linux systems. Their goal, is to build a software-defined analyzer for APCO P25 signals that is available under the...

Dangerous Street Drug Suspected In Northumberland

Northumberland – The Northumberland OPP is warning the public about a new synthetic street drug called “Flakka” suspected to be circulating in Northumberland County. Some call it the “zombie” drug because it turns it’s victims into zombies. This drug is being sold on the streets as Xanax according to...

Teen Sexually Assaulted At Oshawa Centre

Oshawa – Police are investigating a report that a teenager was sexually assaulted by a stranger at the Oshawa Centre. The young woman was walking in the mall with a friend around 5 p.m., June 30 when she was approached by a suspect who touched her inappropriately, Durham police...

Port Hope Police Issue Warning

Robert Washburn – Concerns were raised after a Port Hope woman was woken up during the night after she heard someone at the back door of her Trefusis Street home Monday night. The woman through it was a neighbour and went back to sleep. She spoke with her neighbour the...

Storm Chasing

Storm chasing is broadly defined as the pursuit of any severe weather condition, regardless of motive, which can be curiosity, adventure, scientific investigation, or for news or media coverage. A person who chases storms is known as a storm chaser, or simply a chaser. While witnessing a tornado is...

Obituary of Ruth Bate

Ruth Josephine Bate (Nee Fogg) August 10, 1917 – July 9, 2018 Beloved wife of the late Roland.  Daughter of the late George Valentine Fogg and Emmeline Ada May Standing.  Sister to the late Beverly, John and Brenton.  She is the proud mother of David, Larry and Richard and...

World JOTA-JOTI Registration Now Open

ARRL – Registration is open worldwide for Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet. JOTA-JOTI take place October 19 – 21 — always the third weekend of October. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, encourages JOTA groups to register as soon as possible. “The sign-up system...