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New 2019 Repeater Directory is Now Shipping

ARRL - 3 hours 48 min ago

The new 2019 ARRL Repeater Directory® is now shipping. It includes “crowdsourced” listings contributed by users, repeater owners, and volunteer frequency coordinators. This means more listings that are and updated more often. With 28,000 listings, the ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada.

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Japanese Ham Receives License to Operate in Myanmar

ARRL - 4 hours 3 min ago

Akio Taguchi, JE2QIZ/AC7XZ, reports that he has received a license from the Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) Ministry of Transportation and Communication. His call sign there will be XZ2B. Taguchi explained that Myanmar only permits Amateur Radio operation from 20 MHz to 300 MHz at a power of just 25 W, and he plans to operate a "fishing rod antenna" from his hotel.

Because license fees in Myan...

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Court Rules Excessive Antenna Application Fees Violated Reasonable Accommodation

ARRL - 5 hours 57 min ago

Long-pending Amateur Radio antenna litigation that ARRL helped to fund has finally borne fruit. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department has ruled in the case of Myles Landstein, N2EHG, that the Town of LaGrange, New York, not only overstepped its state-granted authority by assessing excessive fees, but violated the limited federal preemption PR...

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AMSAT Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Program

ARRL - 9 hours 10 min ago

AMSAT has announced its 50th Anniversary Awards Program, to help celebrate 50 years of keeping Amateur Radio in space. Satellite and HF contacts can help participants to earn one of these awards:

  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite Communications Achievement Award
  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT Satellite Friends of 50 Award
  • AMSAT on HF 50th Anniversary Award

The 50th anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite ...

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Getting to know... Bill Dolan - Rockdale Newton Citizen

Google News of the Day - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:24pm
Getting to know... Bill Dolan  Rockdale Newton Citizen

If you have been to a Newton High School basketball game in recent years, you have likely heard the familiar voice of Bill Dolan, the school's longtime public ...

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US Islands Awards Program Announces 25th Anniversary Award, Recent Rule Changes

ARRL - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 2:29pm

The US Islands (USI) Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is offering a commemorative award for both chasers and activators for contacts made between January 1 and December 31.

To qualify, chasers must confirm 25 islands during 2019, as a club or individual, and activators must qualify or activate 25 islands in any combination, making at least 15 contacts for both new isl...

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Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is Radio Amateurs of Canada 2018 Amateur of the Year

ARRL - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:27am

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced that Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.

“Gabor has demonstrated an intense commitment to diverse aspects of Amateur Radio, and in 2010 he was recognized as the Pacific Northwest VHFer of the Year for consistently promoting and encouraging VHF/UHF/microwave activity in the Pacific Northwest,” RAC Pres...

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Bengaluru’s ham radio operators to set out on 3-hour hunt to locate hidden transmitter - Times of India

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 9:25pm
Bengaluru’s ham radio operators to set out on 3-hour hunt to locate hidden transmitter  Times of India

BENGALURU: Armed with directional antennas and receivers, ham radio operators and enthusiasts will set out on a three-hour hunt for a hidden transmitter ...

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QSO Today - George Zafiropoulos KJ6VU - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 4:02am
QSO Today - George Zafiropoulos KJ6VU  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

George Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU, is the the co-host of the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, one of the more popular ham radio podcasts.

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World Radio put Council Bluffs on the cutting edge of technology - The Daily Nonpareil

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 1:15am
World Radio put Council Bluffs on the cutting edge of technology  The Daily Nonpareil

High tech” wasn't always synonymous with Silicon Valley. For many years, it was Council Bluffs that was home to one of the most innovative electronics ...

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World Radio put Council Bluffs on the cutting edge of technology - The Daily Nonpareil

Google News of the Day - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 1:15am
World Radio put Council Bluffs on the cutting edge of technology  The Daily Nonpareil

High tech” wasn't always synonymous with Silicon Valley. For many years, it was Council Bluffs that was home to one of the most innovative electronics ...

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WIA complimentary membership for new ham radio qualifications - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 4:06am
WIA complimentary membership for new ham radio qualifications  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

The WIA has announced complimentary membership for 1 year to operators who pass any Australian amateur radio exam - Foundation, Standard or Advanced ...

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A New Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

ARRL - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:52pm

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

 

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:14pm

In this reporting week, January 3-9, average daily sunspot number increased from 4.1 to 7.7. Average daily solar flux increased from 70.4 to 71.6.

Average daily planetary A index went from 9.3 to 7.4, and average mid-latitude A index went from 7.6 to 6.1.

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days appears to mostly toggle between two values, 70 and 71, with one exception. Predicted solar flux is 6...

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W1AW Seeking West Coast Qualifying Run Volunteer Station

ARRL - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:50am

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW is seeking a volunteer station located on the US West Coast that can serve as another ARRL Qualifying Run CW transmitting station. The west-coast station shares in the transmission of a monthly Qualifying Run for the benefit of those on the west coast.

The minimum requirements are:

  • Ability to transmit a good, high-quality, stable, high-power (at least 1 kW) CW signal o...
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Amateur Radio Applications in Limbo as Partial Shutdown Continues

ARRL - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:42pm

The FCC is not processing any Amateur Radio applications as the partial government shutdown approaches its fourth week. The FCC suspended “most operations” at mid-day on Thursday, January 3, although an appearance of activity continues. For radio amateurs, the shutdown means that while the Universal Licensing System (ULS) continues to accept applications for all valid purposes, the FCC will not...

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North American Collegiate Championship Expanded to NAQP RTTY

ARRL - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:42am

The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) has announced an expansion of the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC), which takes place in conjunction with the North American QSO Party (NAQP). The inaugural event last January only covered the NAQP SSB event. This year, the NACC will also cover the NAQP RTTY event. NCJ (National Contest Journal) sponsors the NAQPs. The NAQP SSB runs from 1800...

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Intrepid DX Group Seeks Nominations for Annual Intrepid Spirit and Humanitarian Awards

ARRL - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:29am

The Intrepid DX Group is seeking nominations for its annual Intrepid Spirit and Humanitarian awards.

“We wish to recognize the individual or group that most displayed their Intrepid Spirit this past year,” the announcement said. An Intrepid Spirit is defined as “bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless, generous, resolute, and visionary in their approach to Amateur Radio,” according to ...

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Bulgaria to Host the 2019 Youngsters On The Air Summer Camp

ARRL - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:15am

The ninth Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) summer camp will be held in Bulgaria, with the Bulgarian Federation of Radioamateurs (BFRA) hosting the event.

“In this YOTA Camp, we will be continuing with our train-the-trainer program, which will be the main theme of the week,” IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, said in announcing the annual event. “Participants will be workin...

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