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Surfin’: Tell Your Story

04/15/2011

By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU
Contributing Editor

This week, Surfin’ relays an invitation to tell how ham radio touched your life and news about some new allies on the GPS QRM front.

Ham Radio Story Project

Dan Romanchik, KB6NU -- of KB6NU.com fame -- has started a new website called the Ham Radio Story Project. The goal of his new site is to capture the human spirit of ham radio by collecting stories from hams around the world -- personal stories of how ham radio has touched lives, either the lives of ham radio operators themselves, or of the people who hams serve.

“I don’t want to lose another great story because there isn’t a place to tell it,” says Dan. He invites any and all hams to sign up as an author and contribute. Or, if you would prefer, you can tell your story to Dan and he will write it up for you.

Got GPS? Maybe Not For Long!

Last week’s Surfin’ discussed a perceived threat to GPS (Global Positioning System) coming from a new nationwide broadband wireless network. On the heels of that blog post came news that the US Departments of Defense and Transportation officials have expressed concerns to the FCC that the new service could potentially interfere with military GPS devices. So it looks like we are not alone in this battle and we have some big guns on our side!

Until next time, keep on surfin’!

Editor’s note: Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, is still worried (about GPS QRM). To contact Stan, send e-mail or add comments to the WA1LOU blog.



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