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    Another Reminder to ARES Units..

    An earthquake on Vancouver Island on Feb 18 2021 serves as a reminder ARES units must be ready to respond if called upon. The COVID pandemic has forced everyone to change how they maintain their readiness. What has not changed is the need to be ready. For more information on the quake go to https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/earthquake-lightly-felt-in-north-vancouver-island-village-1.5314421?

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    US FCC to Require Email Address on US Ham Applications Starting on June 29, 2021..

    RRL Bulletin 2  ARLB002From ARRL Headquarters  Newington CT  January 4, 2021To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB002ARLB002 FCC to Require Email Address on Applications Starting onJune 29, 2021 Effective on June 29, 2021, amateur radio licensees and candidatesmust provide the FCC with an email address on all applications. Ifno email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as“defective.” On September 16, the FCC adopted a Report and Order (R&O) in WTDocket 19-212 on “Completing the Transition to Electronic Filing,Licenses and Authorizations, and Correspondence in the WirelessRadio Services.” The R&O was published on December 29 in the FederalRegister. The FCC has already begun strongly encouraging applicantsto provide an email address. Once an email address…

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    BC Amateur Snags Signal From Deep Space,.

    An amateur radio operator on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia has added another “gem” to his impressive list of finds in deep space. Canadian radio amateur Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, of Roberts Creek, British Columbia, has snagged another signal from deep space. His latest conquest has been to copy the signal from China’s Tianwen-1 (pronounced “tee-EN-ven”) probe, which went into orbit around Mars on February 10. Tilley told Spaceweather.com that the probe’s X-band signal was “loud and audible.” “It was a treasure hunt,” Tilley told Spaceweather.com. He explained that while the spacecraft did post its frequency with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), it was too vague for precise tuning (X band is between 8…