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ARRL Executive Committee Meets

ARRL News - 47 min 27 sec ago

The ARRL Executive Committee met on October 25 in virtual session, with President Rick Roderick, K5UR, presiding.

In his report, CEO David Minster, NA2AA, noted that the revised ARRL Articles of Incorporation approved during the July 2021 Board meeting had been filed with the State of Connecticut. He also discussed the delayed timing of the delivery of the December issue of QST. He advised that ...

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Transmissions Set to Mark Transatlantic Test Success

ARRL News - 4 hours 16 min ago

A replica 1BCG transmitter will operate as W2AN/1BCG on ±1.820 MHz on CW, from The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut. “We’re using type 204-A tubes,” said Mark Erdle, AE2EA, of the Antique Wireless Association. “The original transmitter used type 204 tubes. The primary difference is that the 204-A tubes had a thoriated filament that reduced the filament current. Transmissio...

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ARISS Named Amateur Radio Newsline Newsmaker of the Year

ARRL News - 5 hours 34 min ago

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has been named Amateur Radio Newsline Newsmaker of the Year.

“This group, based across 15 countries around the world, has been supporting amateur radio from the space station and performing school links around the world to astronauts for over 20 years,” the announcement pointed out. “As well as enthusing youngsters in the magic of space an...

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Senate Confirms FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for a New Term

ARRL News - Tue, 12/07/2021 - 3:59pm

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the US Senate confirmed FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for a new term at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on a vote of 68-31. President Joe Biden appointed Rosenworcel as Chair of the FCC in late October. The FCC will continue with two Democrats and two Republicans led by Chairwoman Rosenworcel.

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ARRL Northwestern Division Assistant Director Phil Kane, K2ASP, SK

ARRL News - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 1:24pm

ARRL Northwestern Division Assistant Director Phil Kane, K2ASP, of Beaverton, Oregon, died on November 24. An ARRL Life Member, he was 84.

An FCC engineer, Kane rose to the post of FCC San Francisco District Director and administered many ham radio and commercial license exams during his nearly 30 years there. He was a registered professional engineer in several jurisdictions.

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Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest Winners

ARRL News - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 12:28pm

On December 1, Intrepid-DX Group President Paul Ewing, N6PSE, announced the prize recipients of the second annual Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest. Ewing said all essays received “were all unique in thought and very well articulated.” Extra points were given for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, he said.

“Most of the essays gave unique perspectives on how to reach out and connect with t...

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Senator Blumenthal Supports Amateur Radio at Senate Confirmation Hearing

ARRL News - Sat, 12/04/2021 - 4:49pm

Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) received an affirmative reply from FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel when he asked her to commit to providing his office “an update on the steps that the FCC is taking to support amateur radio operators.” The Senator posed the written question as part of Rosenworcel’s renomination hearing conducted by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.


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ARRL Seeks News Editor

ARRL News - Fri, 12/03/2021 - 4:30pm

ARRL is seeking a ham with a professional journalism background to handle ARRL’s news function on a contract, remote basis. Candidates for ARRL News Editor should be plugged into the ham radio community, with a broad awareness of the major players (past and present) and the main issues (past, present, and potentially future) in the world of ham radio. Ideally, candidates will have professional ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 12/03/2021 - 9:35am

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity was up this week. Average daily sunspot number increased from 26.9 to 46.1, and average daily solar flux was up 10.8 points to 90.9. Geomagnetic indicators were a little higher. Average daily planetary A index increased from 7.9 to 8.7, and average daily middle latitude A index from 5.4 to 6.3.

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Two 160-Meter Events in December Give Nod to 1921 Transatlantic Tests

ARRL News - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 4:05pm

160-meter operators can revel in two opportunities in December that promise to fill the airwaves with activity to test skills and stations on that band. The events take place a century after the Transatlantic Tests of the 1920s, which ushered in the dawn of international amateur radio communication.

The annual ARRL 160-Meter Contest begins at 2200 UTC on Friday, December 3, and ends at 1559 UTC ...

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