Wednesday, October 28, 2009

lastest from the horse k1man himself
AMERICAN AMATEUR RADIO DIGEST – A A R D – 27 October 2009 A091027A (9:30 PM EST)
Edited by Glenn A. Baxter, P.E., K1MAN, AARA Executive Director and IARN Manager
(Note: If you do not wish to receive the AARD by E-mail, let us know, and we will delete you from our premium Radio Amateur mailing list. Tel. 207 242 2143 AARA@K1MAN.COM
T O A L L R A D I O A M A T E U R S:
Above is the International Amateur Radio Network (IARN) Talk Show and Bulletin Service in MP3 for your easy and convenient downloading for the week of 17 October 2009. Links to download all other IARN programs since 1987 are listed below. Perhaps you can take this and an inexpensive CD player to share the program(s) with some unfortunate radio enthusiast in the hospital or perhaps in jail or otherwise isolated from HF. If you don’t see the program(s) (going back to 1987) that you want, ask us and we will E-mail it(them) to you. Just specify the date(s) aired over IARN flagship station K1MAN.
INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO NETWORK – IARN – Emergency Activation Status – (Not Activated)
If both the phones and the internet go down during a national and/or international communications emergency, communicate with IARN’s 24/7 AMTOR mailbox on 14.128 MHz. LSB (sel call KMAN) You will get a free AARA T-shirt if you connect to our AMTOR mailbox during any non emergency period!!! So get busy! Be ready. (Please specify S, L, XL, or XXL)
K1MAN transmissions of the IARN Amateur Radio Talk Show and Bulletin Service are on 14.275 MHz. USB and 3.890 MHz. LSB, plus or minus QRM, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. This schedule will be modified during an emergency IARN activation; such as bulletins on 14.272 MHz.
Amateur Radio News - An excellent link is:
I A R N Bulletin Service MP3 Audio: (We will E-mail any program not seen below that we have aired since 1987 upon request. Simply state the date the program was on the air.)
25 October 2009
17 October 2009
4 October 2009

Greetings from Europe. My name is Anthony Smith, a very active Radio Amateur over here. I have been listening with interest to K1MAN’s bulletin service since its comeback after almost 4 years of complete silence. What’s with that? I really don’t wish to engage in the K1MAN debate, but I do believe Glenn is within his rights. Sure, it’s a big deal to transmit 24 hours per day on an international band such as 20 meters or even simulcast 80 meters as K1MAN does now, 365 days per year starting last July. He runs anything available of interest to the Radio Amateur or submitted to K1MAN for airing. If you write him a nasty e-mail, he sends a nasty e-mail back and asks you be a guest on next weeks program UNEDITED. Few take him up on the offer. I choose to submit this editorial.
I am a professional broadcaster and can’t help but hold K1MAN to “professional standards” since K1MAN is heard world wide. Glenn claims that K1MAN is an AMATEUR operation with some special circumstances that justify less than justify less than a professional standard. Much of K1MAN’s audio is so called “telephone audio” which drives me up the wall. K1MAN uses unconventional low cost production methods seemingly inconsistent with an international broadcast station which in fact, K1MAN is, but without commercial advertising or support from religious groups. But I know of no other short wave broadcast station that used single sideband. That plus amateur band protection allows K1MAN to be every bit as effective as mega powerful Voice of America or Radio Moscow. That fact has raised some eyebrows here in Switzerland.
Now to my point. Given the huge “splash” on the amateur radio scene by K1MAN’s spectacular comeback using an expired license, you would thing that ARRL or Bill Pasternak’s Amateur Radio Newsline would report on this and/or comment on this. SILENCE! What’s with that? This is not newsworthy? This, in my view, is one of the hottest amateur radio news items of 2009. July, 2009 CQ magazine pictures Riley Hollingsworth inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Texas Instruments engineer Jack Kilby who invented the integrated circuit. What did Riley do to deserve such an honor? Oh, he got rid of K1MAN, you say. But K1MAN came back on the air during the very same month of July. Do you get my drift here?
I understand K1MAN asked for mega powerful United States Senator Susan Collins to ask the FCC why it is over four years without any action on K1MAN’s FCC license renewal. Her only response was to introduce a bill in the United States Senate to have the Department of Homeland Security study the potential role of Amateur Radio during a national emergency in the Unites States, such as the phones and the internet going down. My guess is that they will not bother to as much as discuss this with K1MAN, who has an international reputation as being an expert in ”hands on” emergency communications, but rather discuss this with ARRL bureaucrats who have zero hands on experience with large scale amateur radio emergency communications. Just a guess, mind you. As before, K1MAN will probably pull light years ahead while the bureaucrats of ham radio just sit around and talk about how important they are….certainly too important to report on the spectacular re-emergence of K1MAN who really seems to be a ray of hope in out beloved but troubled radio hobby. E-mail your comments to me in care of 73!


“Not So Fast, Dr. Einstein” Volume 8, Numbers 6 Page 1 Page 2
(under construction)

“ This Week With Pastor Bill”
25 October 2009
17 October 2009
11 October 2009
4 October 2009
27 August 2009

A CAPPELLA (music)
“Belgrade Lakes Loons Flying In Slow Motion” plus: the V-8s, the VA Glee Club, Mt. Hermon, and others:
West Point Cadet Glee Club: https://k1man.sharefile.comcmd=d&id=/?
(under construction)

K1MAN Philosophical Autobiography (in progress):

We are getting many telephone calls and E-mails at IARN headquarters these days as amateur radio seems to be alive and well. There are too few connects with our AMTOR mailbox, and this must improve if the Amateur Radio Service expects to be ready for a major national/international communications emergency. There needs to be much more 80 meter HF in the cars out there to communicate with local Red Cross state wide when the repeaters go down. We noticed an article in this month’s QST about electromagnetic pulse, so there is concern about hams being ready for the worst. Maine and Connecticut Senators Collins and Lieberman have even introduced legislation to have the U.S. Department of Homeland Security do a formal study of potential rolls for Amateur Radio if something really bad happens. Getting ready for the worst can be fun!

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