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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

Updated: Roger Watermiller, 54, of Milton identified in motorcycle fatality north of Argonia

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Jason · 311 weeks ago Lord Jesus, please bless all the friends and family of Roger. Fill them with your love and understanding. Keep them and lead them in your ways. You will be greatly missed, yet always remembered. Dearly loved and seen by many of us one day soon. Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Roger Watermiller, 54, of Milton was killed in a motorcycle fatality at the intersection of Argonia Road and 90th Ave. about eight miles north of Argonia and three miles south of Milton this morning.At 11:10 a.m., Saturday, Watermiller was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound when he failed to negotiate the curve in the road. He entered the west ditch, struck a sign, before being ejected, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol accident report. Watermiller was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the report said.According to the Kansas Highway Patrolman working the scene, there were no eye witnesses to the accident. A passing motorist discovered the accident about five minutes later at 11:15 a.m.The accident was investigated by KHP and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.The Kansas Highway Patrol and Sumner County Sheriff’s Office conducted the accident investigation.Enlarged pictures can be found here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Tony Becca | Windies eyes are smiling

first_imgThe history of West Indies cricket is rich and glorious, especially when we hear the echoes of Lord’s in 1950 and that wonderful summer, of the years surrounding 1965, and of the all-conquering march from the late 1970s, through the 1980s, and into the 1990s. It is even as wonderful when you hear the roll call of champions of the recent past. Some, however, may say that such greatness could not last, and that the West Indies should be grateful and thankful for all those memorable moments and great players while waiting for the renaissance, and, without a doubt, that is true. On the other hand, however, some may say, including me, that the wait is too long, far too long, and that from 1950, 1965, and the 1980s, is a long time to wait. does not matter And the hurtful part is that nothing seems to be happening, or is being done about it. It seems that it does not matter that a team which was once, or twice, so great, and for so long so invincible, is down at the bottom, mixing with the likes of Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and now Ireland and Afghanistan. And what is hurting even more is that while other teams will come along and, therefore, one cannot expect to be the best, or among the best, all the time, it has been this way for some 20 years with no change, neither up nor down, and mostly down. What is heard from time to time from those who are in charge is that we have “turned the corner” or we are “turning the corner” when all that we have been doing, apart from firing a shot here and there, is getting dizzy going around and round the roundabout. And what is heard from captains, coaches, and sometimes managers is excuse after excuse, nothing but words upon words, while they talk about “going back to the drawing board”, “players not pulling their weight”, “players not committed”, “players needing to show more responsibility”, “we did not make enough runs”, “we need more consistency in our bowling”, and “the players are not fit enough”. Since Thursday, however, from last Sunday to Thursday, to be exact, the mood has changed as West Indians from all over, at home and abroad, men, women, and children, exuded pride and happiness at West Indies’ brilliance in the sunshine of Barbados. After fumbling, slipping, and falling in the raindrops at Sabina Park a week or so before, an apparently inspired West Indies team went to Kensington Oval, once known as the “Lion’s Den” because of its fiery surface and many victories for West Indies, and preened themselves for all to see. After losing the first Test by seven wickets, and with many expecting them to fold again in Kensington Oval, the West Indies stood up, beat their chests, surprised Pakistan, and flogged them by 106 runs. Lowest total ever And it was not supposed to be, not really, and, at least, not after Pakistan had been left a winning target of 188 runs to win very early on the final day and despite the state of the deteriorating pitch. Bowling, and fielding, like men inspired, however, West Indies charged in, gave everything they had, and Pakistan were stunned and were humbled for the joint lowest total ever at the Oval when they were cut down one hour or so after lunch for a measly 81 runs in 34.4 overs. Finding a pitch which, probably, much to their regret before the final day, and on the evidence of the television screen, was unusually dry and powdery at the start of play and later on offering inconsistent bounce from the number of cracks around, the West Indies buckled down to business, played like how one is expected to play in a Test match, and although they appeared behind the eighth ball for most of the match, came back with a bang to win it in a thrilling, exciting, and dramatic finish. A number of the batting faults was still evident in some of the batsmen, especially the two newcomers; there were too many no-balls in the first innings, and a few catches were dropped, but when one looked at their overall commitment, they were super ambassadors, from start to finish. Roston Chase, playing copybook strokes as he did again India last year, once against stood in the breach with a lovely innings of 131, and captain Jason Holder, as he has done so often, offered good support with a good innings of 58 followed by bowling figures of three for 42 off 29 stingy overs in the first innings when the bowlers limited Pakistan’s batsmen to a very slow run rate and prevented them from getting away. As good as those performances were, however, because of who they came from, they were not surprising, neither were they unexpected. Stroke-playing potential The performances which made the victory so wonderful, and exciting, and dramatic were those in the second innings as Pakistan sniffed victory and moved in. Shai Hope, who locked away his stroke-playing potential to produce an innings of 90 on that pitch and under such testing circumstances, was marvellous, and so, too, for a time, was Vishaul Singh, who contributed a valuable 32, the fielding of Shimron Hetmeyer, the wicketkeeping of Shane Dorwich, and the bowling of the three pacers, who all demonstrated accuracy and skill, stamina, and a willingness to fight to the end. In a display of the stuff of which champions are made, Shannon Gabriel claimed five wickets for 11 runs off 11 overs, the best of his career, young Alzaaro Joseph, two for 42 off 12, and Holder, three for 23 off 11.4 overs. The score is one-one, but the “corner” has not yet been turned. Some of the players, most of them, still need to work hard, much harder. This, however, was a pleasing performance, despite the state of the pitch. There was, without a doubt, a little sunshine in Bridgetown on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more