Pictures from the various locations around the state from last weeks Volunteer Day are here: http://www.arrlri.org/VolFair2008/. If anyone else has additional pictures they would like to share just email them to me. Thanks to all.
ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS TEST (10 MAY 2008)
The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are co-sponsoring the annual military/amateur radio communications tests in celebration of the 58th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD). Although the actual Armed Forces Day is celebrated on Saturday, May 17, 2008, the AFD Military/Amateur Crossband Communications Test will be conducted 10 May 2008 to prevent conflict with the Dayton Hamvention (16-18 May 2008), which is the same weekend as the actual Armed Forces Day.
The annual celebration features traditional military to amateur cross band communications SSB voice tests and copying the Secretary of Defense message via digital modes. These tests give Amateur Radio operators and Short Wave Listeners (SWL) an opportunity to demonstrate their
individual technical skills, and to receive recognition from the Secretary of Defense and/or the appropriate military radio station for their proven expertise. QSL cards will be provided to those stations making contact with the military stations. Special commemorative certificates will be awarded to anyone who receives and copies the digital Armed Forces Day message from the
Secretary of Defense.
MILITARY-TO-AMATEUR CROSS BAND SSB TEST CONTACTS.
Military-to-Amateur cross band operations will take place on the dates/times in ZULU (UTC), and frequencies listed below for each station. Voice contacts will include operations in single sideband voice (SSB). Some stations may not operate the entire period, depending on propagation and manning. Participating military stations will transmit on selected Military MARS frequencies and listen for amateur radio stations in the Amateur bands indicated below. The military station operator will announce the specific amateur band frequency being monitored. Duration of each voice contact should be limited to 1-2 minutes. The following stations will be transmitting on MARS frequencies listed below which are provided as "Window/Dial Frequency" in kHz.
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service Forecast Office
445 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton MA 02780
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SKYWARN TRAINING
The National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting a severe weather spotter training session, part of its SKYWARN program, in Rhode Island in May.
The class will be held on Tuesday May 13, 2008 from 7:00 PM.to 9:30 PM.
Community College of RI. Knight Campus.
400 East Ave. Warwick RI 02886
Room 1134 on the first floor.
The session is open to the public at no charge. Emergency managers, police, fire, and other first responders are especially encouraged to attend. Everyone age 16 and older who stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters.
Each training session includes a two and one half hour computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for “severe” thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service.
It is not necessary to pre-register for this training. However, if you have any questions about SKYWARN or the training sessions, please contact Bill Babcock, SKYWARN Program Leader, or Glenn Field, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at
508-823-1900 during normal business hours.
By Martin Mendelson n1jma
SKYWARN Coordinator for RI
email . email@example.com
Abba’s House of Prayer - Amateur Radio Club
License Training Class Schedule
General Class License: Monday nights 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 12, 19, 21, June 1, 9, exam June 16 @ 6:30PM
( date & time subject to VE Schedules )
Technician Class License: Thursday nights 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, exam June 19
( date & time subject to VE Schedules )
Please call Bill WA1ANB at 401‐413‐2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Seating is limited.
Place: Abba’s House of Prayer
57 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI. 02891
CRADDOCK, JOSEPH D., 75, of Greenway Drive, Evans, Georgia, formerly of Cranston, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA. He was the husband of the late Rose (Norigian) Craddock.
Born in Stoutland, MO; he was a son of the late Alfred C. and Alta E. (Toombs) Craddock. Mr. Craddock was an Electrical Engineer for Raytheon Corporation, Portsmouth, for thirty-two years, retiring in 1992 . He was a Korean War veteran serving in the US Navy.
He is survived by his children; Joseph Craddock of Bethany, CT, Jill Campbell of San Antonio, TX and Diane Pennoyer of Evans, GA. Mr. Craddock was the loving grandfather of James and Olivia Pennoyer and Julia and Caroline Campbell. He was the brother of Floyd Craddock of Stillwater, OK, Dean Craddock of Arkansas City, Kansas, Thomas Craddock of Colorado Springs, CO, Zelma Bechtel of Stoutland, MO and the late Alfred Craddock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688. Visit www.nardolillo.com for information and online condolences.