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FCC Administrative Law Judge Dismisses Radio Amateur’s Long-Standing License Renewal Application

ARRL - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:00pm

[UPDATED 2018-07-12 @ 1937 UTC -- This story corrects some incorrect statements included in an earlier post.]

A California man embroiled in a long-running license renewal proceeding has lost the next step in his fight to remain a radio amateur. In a July 9 Order, FCC Administrative Law Judge Richard L. Sippel terminated the decade-old license renewal application of William Crowell, W6WBJ (ex-N6A...

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Commissioners learn about amateur radio - The Wellsboro Gazette

Google News of the Day - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 2:16pm

Commissioners learn about amateur radio
The Wellsboro Gazette
Although it's unlikely that a weather emergency like a hurricane would happen in Potter County, Thomas Guilfoy said that it can and has happened in other places where power and cell service are knocked out. In that case, ham radio operators are able to ...

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Some ARRL Contest Award Certificates Now Available for Download

ARRL - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 9:27am

The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that some contest award certificates now are available for download from the ARRL website in PDF and JPEG formats. Just enter the call sign. 

ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, credited “the extraordinary efforts of Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, together with Trey Garlough, N5KO; Ward Silver, N0AX, and the ARRL IT team,” for making this a reality.


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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 9:00am

“Mailbag” is the topic of the current (July 5) 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 Doctor himself, Joel ...

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WRTC 2018 will Use Y2A – Y9Z Call Signs

ARRL - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 8:22am
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VE7CA Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:46pm

The winning article for the July 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Antenna for 630 to 10 Meters” by Markus Hansen, VE7CA. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the August issue today.


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Now-Hurricane Chris Poses Possible Threat to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-Labrador

ARRL - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:38pm

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has reiterated a call to Canadian radio amateurs to keep a close watch on Hurricane Chris. The storm was just upgraded from Tropical Storm to hurricane status and has gained considerable forward motion as it bears down on the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland-Labrador with winds of 155 kilometers per hour (100 MPH).

The storm is moving to the northeast at 37 kilo...

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ARRL Volunteer Examiner Team in Australia Holds First Technician Test Session under New Element 2 Question Pool

ARRL - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:38am

An ARRL VEC Volunteer Examiner (VE) team in Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, conducted the first Technician test session under the new Element 2 Question Pool that went into effect on July 1. The newly revised pool, released in January 2018 (and subsequently updated and re-released in February) by the Question Pool Committee (QPC) of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinat...

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Ham-designed Gear Used in Thailand Cave Rescue - Hackaday

Google News of the Day - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:27am


Ham-designed Gear Used in Thailand Cave Rescue
Sadly, [G3TDZ] is now a silent key (ham radio parlance for deceased) so he didn't get to see his design play a role in this high-profile rescue, although it has apparently been a part of many others in the past. .... My FCC license says 'Amateur Radio ...

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Bloomington Amateur Radio Club Meeting August 3 - WBIW.com

Google News of the Day - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:43am

Bloomington Amateur Radio Club Meeting August 3
(BLOOMINGTON) - The Bloomington Amateur Radio Club will meet on August 3 at 7 p.m.. The meeting will feature guest speaker Rick Phillips (ham radio call sign WA9MTH) who will speak on using an Oscilloscope. The public is invited to attend.

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FCC Administrative Law Judge Terminates Long-Standing Amateur License Renewal Case

ARRL - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:36pm

In a July 9 Order, FCC Administrative Law Judge Richard L. Sippel has ended the decade-old license renewal proceeding involving William Crowell, W6WBJ (ex-N6AYJ), of Diamond Springs, California, upon a motion by Enforcement Bureau Chief Rosemary C. Harold. Termination of the proceeding and the dismissal of Crowell’s license renewal application followed his refusal to appear for a hearing in Was...

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ARRL Urges Regulatory Regime to Keep Non-Amateur Satellites off Amateur Spectrum

ARRL - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:46pm

ARRL wants the FCC to facilitate bona fide Amateur Satellite experimentation by educational institutions under Part 97 Amateur Service rules, while precluding the exploitation of amateur spectrum by commercial, small-satellite users authorized under Part 5 Experimental rules. In comments filed on July 9 in an FCC proceeding to streamline licensing procedures for small satellites, ARRL suggested...

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Hams to explore 50 years of technology - Kaufman Herald

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:41pm

Hams to explore 50 years of technology
Kaufman Herald
CCARC participates in the National Weather Service SKYWARN program and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The club also provides guidance and information to those wishing to join the ranks of Amateur “ham” Radio. There no longer is a ...

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ARISS-Russia SSTV Transmissions Continue

ARRL - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:21pm

The ARISS-Russia SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station’s the Russian Service module that started on June 29 may continue until July 13, when the equipment being used for SSTV transmissions will be required for a school contact.

RS0ISS is sending stored images commemorating various satellites that have been hand-deployed from the ISS, including the first such satellite deploymen...

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World JOTA-JOTI Registration Now Open

ARRL - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:06am
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AMSAT Issues First Call for 2018 Space Symposium Papers

ARRL - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:47am
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