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FCC Resets Filing Deadlines, Receipt Dates in Wake of Government Shutdown

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

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

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

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

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

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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ARRL Launching New Podcast Geared Toward New Radio Amateurs

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:40pm

For those just getting started on their Amateur Radio journey, ARRL is launching a new podcast aimed at answering your questions, providing support and encouragement for newcomers to get the most out of the hobby. The podcast “So Now What?” will launch on Thursday, 
March 7, and new episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating new-episode weeks with the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podca...

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Third AM Rally is this Weekend

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:37pm
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