Geoffrey Starks Sworn in as FCC Commissioner

ARRL News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:11

The FCC now officially has its full complement of five members. Democrat Geoffrey Starks, who succeeds Mignon Clyburn on the Commission, was sworn in January 30. He formerly served as assistant bureau chief in the FCC Enforcement Bureau and in the US Department of Justice.

“I am deeply honored to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, and I thank the President and the...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 08:00
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FCC Now Processing Amateur Radio Applications

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:27

The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator said today that the FCC has begun processing Amateur Radio applications for the first time since early January, when it shut down because of the lapse in funding.

“The FCC worked through its backlog very quickly, and started processing our files about noon today,” Assistant ARRL VEC Manager Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL, said on Wednesday. “We’re slowly submittin...

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Very Limited ISS Slow-Scan TV Transmissions Set

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:25
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Amendment Aims to Promote CITEL/CEPT Amateur Radio Operating Reciprocity

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:22

Chile recently became the third country to sign the Amendment of the Inter-American Convention on the use of an International Amateur Radio Permit (IARP). Once the Amendment is in effect, Chile and other Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) signatories may offer reciprocal Amateur Radio privileges to Amateur Radio licensees from European Conference of Postal and Telecommunication...

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FCC Resets Filing Deadlines, Receipt Dates in Wake of Government Shutdown

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:51

As it attempts to dig out from beneath a blizzard of applications from all services, the FCC has reset some filing deadlines and established new receipt dates. Certain electronic filing and database systems, including the Universal Licensing System (ULS) that Amateur Radio licensees use, were unavailable or not supported from January 3 until January 28, 2019. As the shutdown began, the FCC had ...

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National Weather Service Dropping High Seas and Storm Warnings on WWV/WWVH

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:41

The National Weather Service (NWS) is discontinuing its high seas and storm warnings transmitted via National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) WWV/WWVH time and frequency-standard HF transmissions, starting January 31 at 1800 UTC. The NWS warnings are aimed at the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific.

“This service is being terminated because weather information in the current...

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