The Secret Nazi German Weather Station In Canada, Discovered 38 Years After It Was Built

Very interesting article about the Nazi weather station surreptitiously established in Labrador in 1943. Note that it was supposed to transmit its data back to Germany on 3940 kHz. It is currently on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

The Secret Nazi German Weather Station In Canada, Discovered 38 Years After It Was Built

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The Amateur Radio Operators Preparing for the Worst

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/03/ham-radio-disaster-preparedness/473598/

In natural or man-made disasters, ham-radio enthusiasts put their hobby to work.

Scanner hobbyist Rick Hansen holds his scanner/Ham radio device at his home Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Silver Spring, Md. In an effort to restrict access to their internal communications police departments around the nation are moving to encrypt them. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Scanner hobbyist Rick Hansen holds his scanner/Ham radio device at his home Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Silver Spring, Md. In an effort to restrict access to their internal communications police departments around the nation are moving to encrypt them. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

2016 ARRL Field Day is June 25-26

Just a reminder to mark the weekend of 25/26 June in your calendar – that’s Field Day weekend! Planning is well underway for this year’s event. We will have a 2A setup (two HF stations) plus a Get On The Air (GOTA) station for new or inexperienced Amateurs.

The location will be the same as last year – the Cottage Cove Picnic Park. This is an outstanding location for propagation, with a clear shot to the rest of North America over a salt water groundplane. Some good news – the GOTA station will have MUCH better antennas this year, so making contacts will be a whole lot easier! More good news – no more heavy and hard-to-assemble modular tents! Instead, we’ll use lighter tents that can be erected in a few moments. One of our stations will even operate from a trailer specifically modified for communications use.

We will be posting more detailed information as Field Day approaches. We still need volunteers to coordinate some aspects of the event, so if you would like to help please contact me. See you at Field Day!

https://www.facebook.com/events/451113168413604/?ref=4&action_history=null&source=4

http://www.arrl.org/field-day

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