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The Gavel Falls – Everyone Wins (December 2013 Program)

Each year there exits one or two events about this time of the year.  With the advent of winter and the time for a possible increase in operating time or…

The First Edition

Readers of this last of the 2013 issues of the eDipole are being given an opportunity to read the first edition of the Dipole. This was a printed document that…

Code of Conduct Revisited

As 2013 ends, one of the traditions as (most) everyone prepares for the upcoming New Year is to adopt resolutions for the upcoming year.  The Marple Newtown Amateur Radio Club…

Coins on a Tombstone

Have you ever been in a cemetery and saw coins lying on a tombstone? There is actually a reason behind that practice. While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that…

Amateur Radio Early Communications Tool in Philippines

Public Radio Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin began her post hurricane weekend coverage with this dialogue: In the Philippines, the relief effort after Typhoon Haiyan is now in its second…

Special Birds Aloft

A Russian Dnepr rocket carried AMSAT-UK’s FUNcube-1 — now known officially as AMSAT-OSCAR 73 — and 18 other satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads to orbit at 0710 UTC on Thursday,…

Special Offer

Dan Amoroso, W3DI has provided the following information.   Current members of the American Radio Relay League can print this special, commemorative ARRL Centennial Membership Certificate   ARRL membership certificates commemorating…

Ham Satellite Bonanza

Anyone who paints high school students with a broad brush and says “today’s students have no motivation to learn and they are not really learning anything” was not aware of…

Amateur Radio Worked Well

Both the ARRL and the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) have shared information about the Island operation Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO).  These stations were activated by the Philippine Amateur…

ARRL Asks for Deletion

The ARRL, via their November 20 Bulletin, has asked the FCC to delete the symbol rate limit in §97.307(f) of the Commission’s Amateur Service rules and to replace it with…