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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 5:03pm

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 1:06pm

The past week saw increased solar activity, with average daily sunspot numbers rising from 5.3 to 19.6 and average daily solar flux from 69.8 to 74.5. We haven’t seen such strong activity since the beginning of last summer, when ARLP016 in 2018 reported average daily sunspot number at 22.6 and average daily solar flux at 75.3.

But sunspots only persisted from January 22 through January 30, and o...

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Geoffrey Starks Sworn in as FCC Commissioner

ARRL News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 1:11pm

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 - 8:00am
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FCC Now Processing Amateur Radio Applications

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 4:27pm

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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Amendment Aims to Promote CITEL/CEPT Amateur Radio Operating Reciprocity

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 4:22pm

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 - 2:51pm

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 - 12:41pm

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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The FCC is Back in Business

ARRL News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:06am

In the wake of the more-than-month-long partial government shutdown, the FCC has said it would begin processing the Amateur Radio application backlogs starting today, January 29, in addition to the other applications that have built up. Information released before the shutdown said the FCC would take the first day it was open, Monday, January 28, to get idle systems up and running again.

“The F...

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Europe’s Youngsters on the Air Enthusiasm Breeds Contesting Exuberance in US

ARRL News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:59am

Some of the enthusiasm engendered by Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) in International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 (Europe and Africa) has spilled over into IARU Region 2 (the Americas). A group of a half-dozen young radio operators calling itself “Team Exuberance” will visit the contest superstation of Tim Duffy, K3LR, in late March for the CQ World Wide WPX SSB event. The team was inspire...

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W1AW Continues Search for West Coast Qualifying Run Station

ARRL News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:00pm

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW is seeking a volunteer station on the US West Coast that can serve as another ARRL Qualifying Run CW transmitting station. The west-coast station shares in the transmission of a monthly Qualifying Run for the benefit of those on the west coast. Minimum requirements include the ability to transmit a good, high-quality, stable, high-power (at least 1 kW) CW signal on 8...

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Nominations Invited for CQ Contest Hall of Fame

ARRL News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:52pm

CQ Magazine has announced that nominations for the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are being accepted until March 1. Individuals, clubs, and national organizations may submit nominations. Nominations should clearly indicate that they are for the Contest Hall of Fame and detail the reasons and basis for the nomination. Email submission is preferred, with a subject line of Contest Hall of Fame. Nominatio...

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