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Tip: Military Service Verification

Military members serving on active duty occasionally need to show proof of active duty military service to a private vendor or another government organization in order to qualify for protections offered by the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The SCRA, … Continue reading

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Can you hear me?

Did you know that there are hundreds of stations listening and reporting reception of your digital and CW transmissions when operating on the High Frequency (HF) amateur bands? A friend recently pointed me toward PSK Reporter, which offers a graphical world … Continue reading

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Viewing the International Space Station (ISS)

In the “must do sometime in your life” category comes watching the International Space Station with the naked eye.  Only visible within a couple hours of sunrise and sunset, while the sun is still below the horizon, the ISS is large … Continue reading

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JT65/JT9 Digital Modes on HF

I had the pleasure of giving a short presentation to the Saint Clair Amateur Radio Club during the last week of February regarding two “relatively” new digital modes of communication on the High Frequency bands that have been gaining in popularity: JT65 … Continue reading

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IL Non-Resident Concealed Carry – Major Change

On 2 Feb 2017, to the surprise of many, the Illinois State Police changed the list of states classified as substantially similar for the purpose of allowing applications for a concealed carry license. Since 2014, residents of VA, SC, NM, … Continue reading

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Pentagon Issues New Arming Policy

The Pentagon just released a new revision of its arming policy, known as the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 5210.56, “Arming and Use of Force.”  The new revisions were reportedly made to meet Congress’ inclusion of a requirement in the … Continue reading

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