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Local group offers Ham Radio training course

first_imgMadison, In.— Starting in February, the Local Amateur Radio Club Presents Free Ham Radio License Training Course.This is the entry-level ham license is required to become an Amateur Radio Operator.Amateur Radio Service operators develop valuable skills that can be used for public service to provide emergency and disaster communications or to converse with others around the world for fun.Whether it’s for emergencies, experimentation or just plain fun, the Technician Class license will help you get started in this exciting hobby of Ham Radio.The Royal Rangers Amateur Radio Club is offering this training course for everyone in the area and is open to the public.Interested individuals of all ages from youth to senior citizens and everyone in between are encouraged to participate.Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, running for nine weeks starting February 4, 2019, at the Madison Assembly of God Church, Family Life Center, located at 1636 Clifty Drive in Madison Indiana.In order to earn the Technician license, it requires passing one examination totaling 35 questions on radio theory, regulations and operating practices.The written examination establishes your level of operational and technical ability in performing properly the duties of an amateur service licensee. It only takes a 70% score to earn a license.There is no charge for the class. The only expense involved will be a $15.00 examination fee for the test.Details will be available at the first class session.There are books and study guides available for purchase from outside sources to help with your learning.These vary in cost and are offered by various suppliers. We will be using the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 4th edition.It is not mandatory you have the manual but highly recommended.Early registration is suggested as seating may be limited and final arrangements need to be made as soon as possible.For more information or to sign-up for the training contact Jerry Barnes by email at ka9pij@cinergymetro.net or by phone 812-569-8925.last_img read more

Piqué’s eFootball.Pro plan global esports league with KONAMI

first_img“We want to bind the best of both worlds to bring the public a new entertainment model that they love since the first day.” The competition will be played using KONAMI’s PES series. Hideki Hayakawa, CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd, noted: ‘eFootball.Pro’s unique position in eSports, combined with its strong football leadership, will allow us to deliver a fresh way for customers to enjoy our products. We are thrilled to collaborate with eFootball.Pro’.The press release concludes by stating that in alliance with the ‘global vision of the project’, the Chinese company Desports will also be involved and play an important role in the expansion of the competition throughout China. Esports Insider says: This is an odd but interesting one as we’ve precious little information to go on beyond the fact that eFootball.Pro and KONAMI have partnered up and will be launching a global esports competition. The release ends by stating more information will be unveiled soon, so we’ll keep tabs on this one and give more information as soon as it drops. Esports company eFootball.Pro and the developer behind the Pro Evolution franchise, KONAMI, have reached an agreement to create an esports competition. The press release stated that ‘the league will be international and broadcasted all around the world’. Gerard Piqué, eFootball.Pro President and FC Barcelona player, said of the announcement: “The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards eSports’. The company (eFootball.Pro) was briefly in the esports spotlight some months back after news broke of its formation and the fact that it has Spanish international and Barca player Gerard Piqué as its President. The company was seeking professionals with a knowledge of both esports and football across a variety of roles in March, from business development to content creation, though this is the only news we’ve heard since that time. last_img read more

Thunder Bay Transportation Authority Announces Winter Routes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAnd with winter around the corner, the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority trolley service will decrease its route. Trolleys will continue to transport riders on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only beginning this Wednesday, November 1st.The decreased route will run between the hours of 10:30 am until 2:30 pm starting at the Ramada Inn instead of it’s normal starting point at Neimans Family Market.Thompson and Michekewis Park stops will be eliminated until the spring. A new stop for the winter will include the dollar tree on Ripley Street.The winter route is to make sure that road conditions are safe for both drivers, and riders.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Region 9 Area Agency of Aging Receives National AccreditationNext Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Offer Cultural, Economic Impact on Downtown Alpenalast_img read more

FF CONSULTS FISHERMEN OVER ‘DRACONIAN’ LEGISLATION

first_imgSenator Brian O’Domhnaill carrying out consultation with fishermen over ‘draconian’ legislationFIANNA Fáil is carrying out a wide ranging public consultation with the fishing industry in over the next three days.The consultation is bein carried out by Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Brian Ó Domhnaill. Said Donegal Senator Ó Domhnaill: “The consultation will continue with meetings being held with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, Fishing Representative Organisations and Fishermen to discuss the proposed Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction (Fixed Penalty Notice) Bill 2013 and to discuss other fisheries related issues”The Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Bill proposes:1. Stiff criminal sanctions for foreign sea fishing vessels which enter Irish exclusive fishing limits.2. Administrative penalties for first and second fishery offences by way of a prescribed notice which also reduces the upper limit fine to €400 for the 1st and €800 for the 2nd offence. 3. The option for a person in receipt of a penalty notice to appeal same to the Minister within a certain period.4. The establishment of an Independent Appeal Committee to be established by the Minister.5. A Consultative / Advisory Role in relation to administering such offences for the following organisations;a. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI)b. The Marine Institutec. Inshore Fishermen’s Organisation d. Bord Iascaigh Mharae. Sea Fisheries Protection Authorityf. Killybeg’s Fishermen Organisationg. Irish South & West Fishermen’s Organisation Senator Ó Domhnaill concluded: “The fishing industry employs 12,000 people in this country and is worth €700 million to the economy.The industry must be fully supported in every way. This Bill forms a step in supporting the Irish fishing industry through common-sense changes to existing draconian legislation.”“The first meeting will take place tonight (Thursday) in Kinsale, County Cork in a series ofpublic meetings on this topic is being held in the South over the weekend.“These meetings are aimed at giving fisherman and coastal communities an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Bill.FF CONSULTS FISHERMEN OVER ‘DRACONIAN’ LEGISLATION was last modified: June 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FF CONSULTS FISHERMEN OVER ‘DRACONIAN’ LEGISLATIONfianna failSEA FISHIRIES AND MARITIME JURISDICTION BILLSenator Brian O’Domhnailllast_img read more