Monday, April 10, 2017

On experimentation and allocation of the radio spectrum

I'm catching up on stacks of print media and came across another great editorial by Tom Gallagher, NY2F, ARRL CEO.   While making the point for amateur experimentation in the 47 GHz band he states "...our best defense of spectrum has at its core vigorous and wide-ranging experimentation".    Mr. Gallagher continues with an interesting analogy defending the preservation of public microwave bands over doling out to commercial interests by asking "how much would the nation benefit from the sale of National Park Service land for commercial development?"

Nicely stated!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WESCON Traffic Net

WESCON NTS Traffic Net checkins for 2017Apr06 as recorded by N1DN:

K1HEJ LARRY
K1XFC PHIL
KT1NG TAD
K1MTD MARY
N1TAA TRAVIS
KC1GQH RICK
N1URO BRIAN
N1DN PHIL
KC1HHU ADDISON
KB1AGB JOHN
KC1EER AMANDA
KB1NMO ETHYL
K1STM ANNE
K1EIC BETSY
W1SVC STEVE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

N1DN Station Activity Report for March, 2017

N1DN - Station Activity Report

MO YR      Originated / Sent / Received / Delivered

Nov 16          0 / 6 / 18 / 4     Total 28
Dec 16          0 / 12 / 12 / 4   Total 28
Jan 17           0 / 9 / 21 / 3     Total 33
Feb 17          0 / 12 / 31 / 4    Total 47
Mar 17          0 / 32 / 24 / 6    Total 62

Public Service Honor Roll

MO YR         1          2          3          4          5          6          Total

Nov 16         33        28         0           0          0          10         71
Dec 16         40        28          0          0          0          10         78
Jan  17         19        33          0          0          0          10         62
Feb 17          24        40         0          0          0          10         74
Mar 17         32        40         0          0          0           10        82


Categories

1-Participation in a Service Net Check-in
2-Handling formal radiogram messages
3-Serving in an ARRL sponsored volunteer position
4-Participation in scheduled, short term, public service events
5-Participation in an unplanned emergency response
6-Develop and maintain a digital relay system, web page, or email list oriented toward amateur radio public service