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Teachers Institute Details for 2009

Posted by af6aq on 20th January 2009

The dates for the ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology have been finalized for 2009. Six sessions will be offered again this year, the earliest in Roswell , New Mexico, May 26-29. The details of all of the workshop dates and locations and application deadlines are included in the brochure which is downloadable on our Web page at An application is also posted on that page.

What is the ARRL Teachers Institute?

The Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology (TI) is a week long, in-residence learning opportunity designed for motivated teachers and other school staff who want to learn more about wireless technology and bring that knowledge to their students. A variety of topics are covered during the 4 days of the TI including basic wireless technology literacy, electronics, and the science of radio; bringing space into the classroom; ham radio operation; introduction to micro controllers; and basic robotics.

2009 Dates and Locations:

Date:                            Location:                                                                      Application Deadline:

May 26 -29, 2009        New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM                 April 15, 2009

June 15- 18, 2009        Parallax, Inc, Rocklin, CA                                             April 15, 2009

June 15 -18, 2009        Pueblo Magnet High School, Tucson, AZ                       April 15, 2009

June 23- 26, 2009        Brevard Public Schools, Viera, FL                                 May 15, 2009

June 29-July 2, 2009    Berrien Regional Education Service, Berrien Springs, MD    May 15, 2009

July 27 -30, 2009         ARRL Headquarters, Newington, CT                            May 15, 2009

Please direct any questions about the program to:

Mark Spencer, WA8SME
ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology
774 Eastside Rd. , Coleville , CA 96107
or by phone at 530-495-9150 (PST)

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Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Emergency Ham Frequency Declared?

Posted by af6aq on 9th January 2009

On Thursday, January 8 at 1921z, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the Central American country of Costa Rica. The earthquake, with an epicenter located about 22 miles northeast of San Jose, comes after a series of almost 60 seismic events that have rocked the country since early this week.

The Radio Club de Costa Rica (RCCR) — that country’s IARU Member-Society — is monitoring local repeaters and 7090 kHz. IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Coordinator Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P, requests that 7090 kHz be kept clear of non-essential traffic due to possible emergency communications dealing with the earthquake. The ARRL encourages all amateurs to be aware of the emergency operations on this frequency. US amateurs should avoid interfering with Spanish language SSB while using digital modes.

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