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ARRL Creates New HF Band Planning Discussion Group

ARRL News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:13

ARRL has created a new HF Band Planning Discussion Group. HF Band Planning Committee Chair Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, will moderate the group, which will focus on the ARRL HF Band Planning Committee’s recommendations and other band-planning activities. Earlier this month, the ARRL HF Band Planning Committee invited comments and suggestions from the Amateur Radio community on its report  to the ARRL ...

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CubeSats Set for Deployment from the ISS

ARRL News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:20

[UPDATED: 2020 02-12 @ 1942 UTC] Deployment of several CubeSats from the ISS has been delayed until February 17. Satellites include Phoenix, a 3U CubeSat developed by Arizona State University (ASU) to study the effects of urban heat islands through remote infrared sensing. The ASU operations team has asked the amateur satellite community for help in identifying the spacecraft and verifying that...

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US Marines Sponsor Ham Radio Licensing Course

ARRL News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:04
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ARRL Board Grants Awards and Recognitions

ARRL News - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:36
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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

ARRL News - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:01

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.


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The March Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

ARRL News - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:29
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Dayton Hamvention 2020 Web Portal Opens for Tickets, Exhibit Space

ARRL News - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 10:56

Online orders for Dayton Hamvention® 2020 tickets, inside exhibit spaces, and flea market spots can now be placed online. Those who ordered online in 2019 should have their user IDs and passwords available when placing orders. Hamvention’s all-volunteer staff will work as quickly as possible to respond to orders. If you encounter difficulties, email the appropriate committee: Tickets, Inside Ex...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 10:05

We saw a nice run of cycle 24 and cycle 25 sunspots from January 24 through February 1. Daily sunspot number reached a short-term peak of 18 on January  26.

Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 11.1 reported in last week’s bulletin to 4.7 over the current reporting week, January 30 through February 5.

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 71 on February 7-14, 72 on February 15-20, 7...

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Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, Elected AMSAT President

ARRL News - Wed, 02/05/2020 - 14:51

During a teleconference meeting this week, the AMSAT Board of Directors elected Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, of Granbury, Texas, as AMSAT President. Coleman had served as a member of the Board of Directors and as AMSAT Secretary from 2017 until 2019, and he has volunteered in several other capacities for AMSAT, including as chair of the 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium. He succeeds Joe Spier, K6WAO, who r...

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Former ARRL East Bay Section Manager, Ti-Michelle Connelly, NJ6T, SK

ARRL News - Wed, 02/05/2020 - 14:03

Ti-Michelle Connelly, NJ6T, of Yuma, Arizona, who served as ARRL East Bay Section Manager from 2003 until 2007, died last week. An ARRL Life Member, she was 72.

The California native also held other Field Organization appointments, including Net Manager, Affiliated Club Coordinator, Assistant Section Manager, and Official Emergency Station. Connelly was also an ARRL VEC and W5YI Volunteer Examin...

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ARRL HF Band Planning Committee Seeks Comments on Recommendations

ARRL News - Wed, 02/05/2020 - 11:00

The ARRL HF Band Planning Committee is seeking comments and suggestions from the Amateur Radio community on its report to the ARRL Board. At the Board’s January meeting, the committee presented its specific recommendations in graphical form for each HF band and each US license class, with the goal of increasing harmony on the HF bands, particularly between CW and digital users.

“In general, the ...

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QRZ.com Ends Identity Verified Program

ARRL News - Tue, 02/04/2020 - 17:14

The popular QRZ.com amateur radio website has dropped its verified member program, which the site instituted last year in an effort to combat fraud and password phishers. Termination of the program was due to “a number of factors,” the site’s founder and president Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, explained in a post. Lloyd said the change will “transition our online swapmeet rules to reflect more open polici...

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President Signs PIRATE Act to Combat Illegal Broadcasting

ARRL News - Tue, 02/04/2020 - 17:05

On January 24, President Donald Trump signed into law the “Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act” or the “PIRATE Act.” The measure, which amends the Communications Act of 1934, authorizes enhanced penalties for violators. Under the new law, pirate radio broadcasters would be subject to a fine of not more than $2 million, and violators could be fined up to $100,000 for each day ...

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ARISS Announces Hosts for Space Station Ham Radio Contacts

ARRL News - Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:56

 Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced the names of schools and organizations selected to host amateur radio contacts with International Space Station crew members during the second half of 2020. Ten proposals were accepted to move forward in the selection process and placed in a scheduling queue for an amateur radio contact between July and December 2020. Altho...

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Informal Special Event to Commemorate Amateur Radio Newsline Cofounder Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF

ARRL News - Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:51

The Amateur Radio Newsline Amateur Radio Club will sponsor an informal activation of WA6ITF, the call sign long held by Newsline cofounder Bill Pasternak, who died 5 years ago. Pasternak would have turned 72 on February 7. With Bill Orenstein, KH6IAF, Pasternak created the original Amateur Radio Newsline as the Westlink Radio Network, recruiting volunteer broadcasters to contribute ham radio ne...

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