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Status Report of ARRL Official Observer Program Review

ARRL - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:01am

At its most recent meeting, the ARRL Executive Committee directed the ARRL Headquarters staff to resume accepting a limited number of appointments to the Official Observer (OO) program, as necessary and where needed, under the current rules and standards.

In 2015, following the FCC’s decision to reduce the number of its Field Offices and Field Agents, the Executive Committee of the ARRL’s Board ...

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ARRL Counting Down to Hamvention® 2018

ARRL - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:36am
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ARRL Executive Committee Hears Updates on Parity Act, FCC Petitions, Small Satellites

ARRL - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:23am

Meeting on April 21 in Windsor, Connecticut, the ARRL Executive Committee (EC) heard a status update on several regulatory matters and the Amateur Radio Parity Act from ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD. Imlay reported that ARRL continues to work multiple avenues in its efforts to secure passage of the Parity Act. He said ARRL continues to have solid support from House leadership, and most...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:31am

Sunspots disappeared again this week, with a blank sun on April 28, and continuing every day since.

Average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 20 to 3.6, while average daily solar flux decreased from 73.4 to 69.3.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 11.9 to 4.4 and average mid-latitude A index went from 8.6 to 5.

Predicted solar flux is 67 on May 4-5, 68 on May 6, 69 on May 7-10, 68 on M...

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Iowa National Guard Exercise Pushes Communications Interoperability Boundary

ARRL - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am

An Iowa National Guard exercise in late April for the first time saw the use of a common digital mode among military, Amateur Radio, and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) participants on the 60-meter interoperability channels. Military standard communications mode MilStd 188-110 was pressed into service to pass digital messages during Exercise Stable Mercury. Because Amateur Radio operator...

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Lunar-Orbiting Microsats with Ham Radio Payloads Will Make Use of WSJT JT4G Sub-Mode

ARRL - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:43pm

China’s twin-launch Chang’e 4 mission to the far side of the moon will place a pair of microsatellites in lunar orbit “to test low-frequency radio astronomy and space-based interferometry.” The two satellites, DSLWP-A1 and DSLWP-A2 (DSLWP = Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder) are expected to launch in June. They will carry Amateur Radio and educational payloads, but not a tra...

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Radio Amateur Engaged in Puerto Rico Recovery is among Crash Victims

ARRL - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:07am

A radio amateur and Puerto Rico Air National Guard member involved in hurricane recovery there died on May 2 when a Hercules C-130 aircraft crashed in Georgia, killing all aboard. Among the nine fatalities was Eric Circuns, WP4OXB, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The cargo plane, attached to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard’s 156th Airlift Wing, went down shortly after takeoff while on a routine ...

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In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering freshman is bringing back ham radio club - Interlochen

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 9:14am

In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering freshman is bringing back ham radio club
Interlochen
She may be busy with her double major in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics, but Kettering University student Ruth Willet always finds time for her passion: amateur radio – also known as "ham radio." And even in this era of FaceTime and ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 9:00am

“Kits and Kit Building” is the topic of the current (April 26) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Docto...

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Frequency fliers - Hawaii Tribune Herald

Google News of the Day - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:05am

Hawaii Tribune Herald

Frequency fliers
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Ham radio and radio technology enthusiasts were out in force Saturday during HPP Radio Day at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center in Keaau. Hosted by Ham Radio Hawaii, the event included radios set up for use, activities and demonstrations ...

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Nazis Pressed Ham Radio Hobbyists to Serve the Reich – but Survival Came at a Price - The Wire

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:31pm

The Wire

Nazis Pressed Ham Radio Hobbyists to Serve the Reich – but Survival Came at a Price
The Wire
In fact, German ham radio operators and their clubs found themselves with several powerful Nazi supporters – including in the German military – who protected them from being shut down as other hobby groups had been. The government even doubled the ...

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Report: Former Hamvention® Home Hara Arena Getting a New Owner

ARRL - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:46pm

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that a Louisville, Kentucky-based developer, Michael Heitz, of Garrett-Day LLC Properties, is in the process of buying Hara Arena, which served as home to Dayton Hamvention® from 1964 until 2016. Heitz told the Dayton Daily News that he bought out income tax liens on the property from Montgomery County and is hoping to close on some bank liens later this week....

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In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering freshman is bringing back ham radio club - Michigan Radio

Google News of the Day - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:49pm

Michigan Radio

In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering freshman is bringing back ham radio club
Michigan Radio
She may be busy with her double major in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics, but Kettering University student Ruth Willet always finds time for her passion: amateur radio – also known as "ham radio." And even in this era of FaceTime and ...

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Europe Day On the Air 2018 Activity May 4 – 6

ARRL - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:41pm

Stations taking part in Europe Day “on the air” (EUDOTA) 2018 will be active from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, with special call signs AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU, and AO9EU. (Europe Day is Wednesday, May 9.)

Sponsored by the EA Digital Foundation with the support of the European Radio Amateurs’ Organization (EURAO), the on-the-air event commemorates the creat...

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Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award”

ARRL - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:14pm

Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan’s Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award.” The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications, and who have delivered a presentation at the annual RCA Technical Symposium. Receiving the aw...

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Amateur Radio Case Attracts Attention of FCC Commissioner

ARRL - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:13am

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, has used the latest chapter in an Amateur Radio enforcement proceeding to reiterate his call that the Commission abolish its Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) system. The long-standing case involves efforts by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, (ex-N6AYJ), of Diamond Spring, California, to renew his license. Late last week, the FCC denied reconsideration of Crowell’s pet...

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Community Calendar - Lonoke News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:28pm

Community Calendar
Lonoke News
May 19: Our Vets Cabot will be having their monthly pantry for Veterans and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 214 Rainbow Drive, Cabot. For more information see our Facebook page. Facebook.com/feedourvetscabot. May STARS, (Small Town Amateur ...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:30am
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Third Public Test of FT8 “DXpedition Mode” Set for May 5

ARRL - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:25am

A third public test of the nascent FT8 “DXpedition Mode” is set for Saturday, May 5, the WSJT Development Group has announced. A fourth “release candidate” now is available, and participants in the May 5 public test should install WSJT-X version 1.9.0-rc4, beforehand.

“Once again, the goal is to simulate a rare-DXpedition pileup by having many stations (‘Hounds’) calling and trying to work a de...

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Nazis pressed ham radio hobbyists to serve the Third Reich – but surviving came at a price - WTOP

Google News of the Day - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:11am

Nazis pressed ham radio hobbyists to serve the Third Reich – but surviving came at a price
WTOP
More importantly, though, German amateur radio hobbyists were a big boost for the Nazis' secret military rebuilding effort. The Treaty of Versailles, which had ended World War I, strictly limited how many people and weapons the German military could have.

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