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ARRL News - Mon, 12/27/2021 - 07:00
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ARRL to Oppose Forest Service Administrative Fees for Amateur Facilities

ARRL News - Fri, 12/24/2021 - 11:47


The US Forest Service is proposing to implement a statutorily required annual fee for new and existing communications use authorizations to cover the costs of administering its authorization program. ARRL plans to vigorously oppose the imposition of the proposed fees on Amateur Radio.

The Forest Service proposal results from requirements set forth in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka...

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Experimental Station will Recreate 1906 Fessenden Transmissions

ARRL News - Fri, 12/24/2021 - 11:00

Experimental station WI2XLQ will be on the air on 486 kHz AM for the Reginald Fessenden commemorative transmission. Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, is the licensee. He will transmit for 24 hours starting at 2000 UTC on December 24, with a repeat transmission starting at 2000 UTC on December 31. Justin will use a homebrew 1921-era MOPA exciter with Heising modulation, followed by a modern 500-W linear. Th...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 12/24/2021 - 07:32
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ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Friday, December 24

ARRL News - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 15:11

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Friday, December 24. The ARRL Letter will not publish on Thursday, December 23, and ARRL Audio News will be on hiatus on Friday December 24. There will be no W1AW bulletin or CW practice transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Monday, December 27, at 8 AM EST (1300 UTC). We wish all a joyous Christmas holiday.

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Former Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller, N9DGK, SK

ARRL News - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 13:19

Former ARRL Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller Sr., N9DGK, of Rockvale, Tennessee, died of COVID on December 22. An ARRL Life Member, he was 75. Miller served four terms as ARRL Tennessee Section Manager from 2012 until December 2019, when he decided not to run for another term. He was licensed in 1981 and was very active in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and emergency communica...

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WSJT-X Development Group Releases Version 2.5.3

ARRL News - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:37
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David Benoist, AG4ZR, Appointed as ARRL Georgia Section Manager

ARRL News - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 14:27

In consultation with ARRL Southeastern Division Director Mickey Baker, N4MB, ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, has appointed David Benoist, AG4ZR, to fill the vacant post of ARRL Georgia Section Manager (SM), starting immediately. Benoist, of Senoia, had previously served in the position from 2016 to 2021. The former Georgia ARRL SM, Jim Millsap, K9APD, resigned for personal reaso...

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Georgia Club Donates License Manuals to Local Schools

ARRL News - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 14:19

The Dalton Amateur Radio Club (DARC) in Dalton, Georgia, has donated copies of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual to several schools in its service area. The materials will be available in the schools’ media centers.

On December 1, DARC President Jack Thompson, N5UOV, met with media specialists Sarah Hicks of North Murray High School and Ryan Long of Murray County High School to present both scho...

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Switzerland has its own AMSAT Organization

ARRL News - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:41

AMSAT-HB is the latest amateur radio satellite organization in the AMSAT fold. AMSAT-HB was formed in Switzerland on November 26. Switzerland’s IARU member-society USKA cited a sharp rise in interest in ham radio satellites in the country, as well as interest in the QO-100 geostationary satellite, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), and tracking objects in space.

“More and ...

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Norway is Trying to Track Down 2-Meter Intruders

ARRL News - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:34

Norway’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, the Norwegian Radio Relay League (NRRL), is working with the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) to stop intruders from operating on 2 meters. Unlicensed stations in eastern Norway are operating on 144.200 MHz, 144.300 MHz, and 144.650 MHz. NRRL wants radio amateurs and listeners to listen on these frequencies, log the deta...

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New Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite Could Launch on December 25

ARRL News - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:28

[UPDATED: 2021-12-22 @ 1215 UTC] The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) amateur radio satellite has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, and related work is in progress as planned, CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, reports.

“If all goes well, the satellite will be launched on December 25, 2021.” The orbit will be a circular sun-synchronous orbit with an altit...

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ISS SSTV Transmission Set for Late December

ARRL News - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:20
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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 12/17/2021 - 10:05
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Past ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH, SK

ARRL News - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 16:20

Former ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, died on December 12. An ARRL member, she was 78.

From the time she arrived at ARRL Headquarters, Mary served enthusiastically as ARRL’s Chief Development Officer, developing relationships that helped to grow the ARRL Endowment. One individual she invited into the ARRL fold of regular supporters was Joe Walsh, WB...

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World Radio TV Handbook to Cease Publication

ARRL News - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 15:48

The EI7GL blog reports that publication of the World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) will cease with the current 76th edition. For many years, the WRTH provided information about shortwave broadcast times and frequencies, but the number of listeners has dwindled as broadcasting has shifted to the internet. In addition, information on international broadcasting schedules and frequencies is also availab...

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Interim SM Appointment Made in Virginia; Georgia SM Post Becomes Vacant

ARRL News - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 12:29

The vacancy created by the untimely and unfortunate death of ARRL Virginia Section Manager (SM) Joseph Palsa, K3WRY, will be filled in the Virginia SM election scheduled to occur in January and February 2022. The winner of the SM election will assume office on April 1, 2022. Former Virginia SM Carl Clements, W4CAC, has been appointed by ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY to temporar...

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