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Conference Preparatory Meeting Report is WRC-19 Playbook

ARRL News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 15:06

The long-awaited World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) gets under way on October 28 in Egypt and continues until November 22. The Conference Preparatory Meeting Report provides details on the technical, operational, regulatory, and procedural matters that delegates to the international gathering will consider. Amateur Radio’s 50 MHz allocation in ITU Region 1 (Europe, the Middle Eas...

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Anna Brummer, N2FER, Feted on her 105th Birthday

ARRL News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 14:58

When she turned 80, Anna Brummer, N2FER, of Fort Edward, New York, predicted she would live to be 100. On September 27, she topped her own forecast by 5 years, as she celebrated her birthday at the Fort Hudson Nursing Center, surrounded by family and friends. The only thing she wanted was a drink of Scotch whiskey, and the nursing home obliged, along with a slice of cake. Unit Manager Donna Hop...

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ARRL Executive Committee to Meet

ARRL News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:01

The ARRL Board of Directors’ Executive Committee (EC) will meet on October 12 in Denver, Colorado. The meeting agenda includes legal, legislative, and organizational matters as well as reports from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR; ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, and Washington Counsel David Siddall, K3ZJ.

The EC will consider an ex parte filing on ARRL’s petition for rule making (RM-11785) to...

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N0AX Wins the October QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 08:19

The winning article for the October 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “About Impedance Matching Circuits” by Ward Silver, NØAX.

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 November issue today.

 

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N0AX Wins the August QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 08:19

The winning article for the October 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “About Impedance Matching Circuits” by Ward Silver, NØAX.

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 November issue today.

 

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:32

A new sunspot from old Cycle 24 appeared on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, then by Thursday was gone.

The sunspot number was 11 on both days, the minimum non-zero sunspot number.

Average daily solar flux rose only slightly from 67.3 to 67.6. Geomagnetic indices were higher. Average planetary A index rose from 5.4 to 14.4, and average mid-latitude A index increased from 4.6 to 11.

Predicted so...

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FCC Dismisses Three Petitions for Rule Making Filed by Radio Amateurs

ARRL News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:22

The FCC has dismissed petitions for rule making filed in 2018 by three radio amateurs. All of the petitions were put on public notice earlier this year and comments invited.

Edward C. Borghi, KB2E, of Farmington, New York, and Jeffrey Bail, NT1K, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, submitted very similar petitions seeking changes in how the FCC grants Amateur Radio vanity call sign applications....

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So Now What? Podcast

ARRL News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 07:00
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Bidding in ARRL Online Auction Begins on October 17

ARRL News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 15:21

More than 230 items will go on the block as bidding begins on Thursday, October 17, at 10 AM EST (1400 UTC) for the 14th Annual ARRL Online Auction. The auction will continue through Thursday, October 24, closing at 10 PM EST. An auction preview opens on Monday, October 14.

The 2019 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipment, and one-of-a-kind items, plu...

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IARU Administrative Council Steps Up Efforts to Combat Radio Spectrum Pollution

ARRL News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 14:50

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council (AC) met on September 28 and 29 in Lima, Peru, to conduct a final review of IARU preparations for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19). The Council’s annual meeting took place just ahead of the triennial IARU Region 2 (IARU R2) General Assembly. Responsible for IARU p...

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IOTA DXpedition to Tonga (OC-049) Wraps on October 6

ARRL News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 14:36

The A35JT Islands on the Air DXpedition to Tonga (OC-049) continues until October 6. The team reports that station setup took longer than anticipated, but once things got under way, activity was fairly brisk.

“[W]e finally have the three stations operational since Wednesday night local time,” the A35JT team said in a September 27 progress report. “So far we have seen success to Europe on 160-me...

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Australian Regulator Reinstates US Amateur Radio License Reciprocity

ARRL News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 13:54

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) reports Australia’s communications regulator ACMA is reinstating the reciprocal arrangement for US Amateur Radio license holders.

“The reinstatement follows a period of suspension of reciprocity precipitated by a complainant objecting to the granting of [Australian] licenses,” a WIA statement read. “The WIA believes that irrespective of the motivations o...

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IARU Region 2 General Assembly Under Way in Peru

ARRL News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:22

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (the Americas) 20th General Assembly continues until October 2 in Lima, Peru. Radio Club Peruano (RCP) is hosting the gathering. Delegates will participate in meetings and in various working committees, and an Emergency Communications Workshop will take place on October 4.

The Lima conference will discuss the promotion and defense of Amateur...

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Belarus Team Dominates 16th IARU High-Speed Telegraphy World Championship

ARRL News - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 15:23

The team from Belarus dominated the 16th High-Speed Telegraphy (HST) World Championship in mid-September, sponsored by the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Belarus came away with more than two-thirds of the medals, with several other countries’ teams sharing the rest. Representatives of 19 countries participated in the championship, which took place in Albena, Bulgaria, sponsored by th...

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Past North Texas Section Manager Phil Clements, K5PC, SK

ARRL News - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 15:20

Former ARRL North Texas Section Manager Phil Clements, K5PC, of Ben Wheeler, Texas, died on September 23. An ARRL Life Member, he was 79. Clements served as ARRL North Texas Section Communications Manager/Section Manager from 1979 until 1989. (ARRL changed the position title to Section Manager in 1984.) Clements was a pilot for Braniff Airways and Airborne Express.

 

 

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