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FCC Not Processing New License Applications

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 4:35pm

4/27/2022

On Wednesday, April 27, in a notice to all VECs, the FCC again asked them to refrain from submitting any amateur radio exam session or license application files while the Commission works to resolve an issue with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) application filing system.

The ULS application filing system was not functioning properly last week and then the FCC indicated the problem ...

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ARRL Honored by Masons in Newington, Connecticut

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 8:49pm
Freemasons of the Sequin-Level Lodge No. 140, located in Newington, Connecticut, recognized ARRL with a presentation on Thursday, April 7, 2022. The special recognition was organized and led by the Lodge's Worshipful Master, Jon Faasen, AA1EZ. Faasen is also a member of the ARRL staff, serving as a Membership Services Representative in the Membership, Marketing, and Communications Department.

Fa...

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Section Manager Spring Election Results

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 8:45pm
The results of two Spring Section Manager (SM) elections were determined when the ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Because no nominations were received by the original nomination deadline of September 10, 2021, it was necessary to re-solicit nominations for Delaware SM. Joseph Grib, KI3B, a resident of Bear, Delaware was appointed Interim Delaware SM in January...
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20th Annual ARRL Donor Recognition Reception Held in Dayton

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 8:38pm

The 20th Annual ARRL Donor Recognition Reception was held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at The Schuster Center Wintergarden in Dayton, Ohio. Over 160 ARRL donors and their guests were in attendance. The keynote speaker for the evening was ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Minster, NA2AA. The event preceded Dayton Hamvention®, held May 20 - 22.

"What does amateur radio mean to you?" asked Minster a...

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ARRL EXPO and Hamvention® 2022 a Great Success

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 7:55pm

By all accounts, the 2022 Dayton Hamvention®, which also served as the 70th reunion, was a great success. Thousands of ham radio operators, their families and friends, and other enthusiasts passed through the gate during its 3-day run, May 20 - 22, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Local reports estimate the event brings over $30 million dollars to the economy of ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:54am

 Solar activity was up, up, up this week, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 74.4 to 134.1, and average daily solar flux from 120.3 to 157.3.

To get some perspective, I averaged the weekly averages for sunspot number and solar flux from this bulletin and the previous three, then compared them to the bulletins from one year earlier.

A year ago, the averages for 2021 Propagation For...

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