Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2064 for Friday, May 19, 2017:
May 19, 2017
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2064 for Friday, May 19, 2017
Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2064 with a release date of Friday, May 19, 2017 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.
The following is a QST. Germany gets a new band on a trial basis. A former amateur with a long combative history becomes a Silent Key — and we meet two hams honored at Hamvention. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2064 comes your way right now.
AT HAMVENTION, HAMS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE
DON/ANCHOR: We begin with – what else? – Hamvention which gets underway as this report goes to production. One of the highlights of this annual event is the recognition of amateurs who’ve made a difference for others in our hobby. The honorees this year have done just that. Let’s hear more about them from Amateur Radio Newsline’s Neil Rapp WB9VPG.
NEIL: The celebration of ham radio that is the Dayton Hamvention is underway as we go to broadcast. And part of the celebration is recognizing the Hamvention award winners. Two of the winners accepted the invitation to be featured on a recent episode of Ham Talk Live! This years Amateur of the Year is Frank Bauer, KA3HDO. Frank is the international chairman of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station project. He worked for NASA and other space related companies for 4 decades. Frank has worked on several projects tying ham radio with space. And, his current one involves maintaining a ham radio presence on the ISS.
FRANK: It is hard to believe that two weeks after the first crew came on board, we inaugurated the amateur radio station. And, we have been operational ever since. And so, that was back in…