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The Doctor Will See You Now!
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:00:00 -0600
Winter Section Manager Election Results Announced
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:13:00 -0600

Four new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected in the just-concluded winter election cycle, and one incumbent Section Manager was re-elected to a new term. Section Manager election ballots were counted on February 19 at ARRL Headquarters. Four incumbent Section Managers ran without opposition during this election cycle. All terms start on April 1.

In Iowa, Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, of Rob...

New Plan Aligns ARES with the Needs of Served Agencies
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:59:00 -0600

The new ARES Plan adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in January represents an effort to provide ARES with a clearly defined mission, goals, and objectives; specific training requirements, and a system for consistent reporting and record-keeping. The Board?s Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG) spent more than 3 years crafting the ARES Plan which, ARRL offic...

Fake News: Belgian News Magazine Misrepresents Amateur Radio Numbers
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:57:00 -0600

The Belgian Dutch-language weekly The Sunday (de Zondag) recently reported incorrectly that just 153 Amateur Radio licensees existed in the country, dramatically proclaiming, ?Amateur Radio permits have dropped drastically in 5 years,? and asking, ?Where have the radio hobbyists gone?? The error was based on a misunderstood parliamentary exchange. The facts are that 153 new licenses were issued...

New Book HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio Now Shipping
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:49:00 -0600

ARRL?s HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio is a collection of 20 HF dipole antenna designs from the pages of QST between 2000 and 2017. It includes innovative antenna projects for single-band and multiband antennas, as well as antennas for portable applications.

Portable Antennas

  • ?An Easy-to-Make Three-Band Dipole for ARRL Field Day?

  • ?A Field-Portable Multi-Band Rotatable Dipole Antenna?

  • ?A Smal...
KickSat-2 is Alive and Being Tracked
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:58:00 -0600
ITU WRC-19 Conference Preparatory Meeting Under Way in Geneva
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:41:00 -0600

The second Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in advance of World Radio Communication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) this fall got under way on February 18 at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva. Delegates from around the world are attending.

This CPM will prepare a consolidated report that will support of the work of WRC-19, based on contributions from various adminis...

Antarctic Activity Week is Under Way
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:49:00 -0600

Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) 2019 is under way until February 24, with special call signs on the air. The goal of the event is to promote interest in Antarctica, where many countries have established research facilities.

Some of the call signs to listen for are: Australia, VK2ANT; Austria, OE16AAW, OE88WAP, OE89ANT, and OE90AAW; Belgium, OR16ANT; France, TM16AAW, TM16WAP, and TM1ANT; Italy, II2...

XX9D in Macau: And You Think Your Noise Problem is Bad
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:36:00 -0600

The group that?s been activating Macau as XX9D for the past week or so reports its biggest challenge is not so much managing the pileups but hearing the pileups in the first place due to high noise levels. Nonetheless, the group has managed some 18,000 contacts on 160 through 6 meters, and the operators credit FT8 with making many of those possible.

?All team members are a little bit disappoint...

Amateur Radio is Aboard during Attempt to Become Oldest Circumnavigator
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:23:00 -0600
FCC: Supplier?s Declaration of Conformity Procedures are Now in Effect
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:17:00 -0600

The FCC is reminding electronic device retailers that Supplier?s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) procedures are now in effect and being enforced. In an FCC Enforcement Advisory released February 15, the FCC Enforcement Bureau (EB) pointed out that marketers of RF devices may be subject to new compliance requirements provided in the SDoC procedures.

?In general, a device subject to SDoC is one t...

HamSCI Workshop Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:33:00 -0600
Planned Experiment Will Disconnect Russia from the Internet
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:03:00 -0600

Authorities and major internet providers in Russia intend to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment purportedly aimed at enhancing national security, the Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) has reported. The stated reason for the experiment is to gather insights and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliam...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:31:00 -0600

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



ARRL Headquarters Seeks Radiosport and Field Services Manager
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:53:00 -0600

ARRL is accepting applications for the position of Radiosport and Field Services Manager at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary. The successful candidate would be responsible for managing the Radiosport and Field Services functions, including employee training, and program and services delivery to members and field voluntee...


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