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France Stands its Ground on 144 ? 146 MHz Aeronautical Mobile Sharing Proposal
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 15:21:00 -0500
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:28:00 -0500

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.


Reminder: World Wide Digi DX Contest Debuts on August 31
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:15:00 -0500
The K7RA Solar Update
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:30:00 -0500

Spotless days continue this week, with consecutive days without sunspots now at 16 days, according to as of August 22.

Average daily solar flux for all practical purposes was unchanged, from 67.4 last week to 67.5 this week. Average daily planetary A index went slightly lower from 6.3 to 4.4.

Predicted solar flux looks the same as it has been for months now, at 67 on August 23 to...

So Now What? Podcast
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:00:00 -0500

?Contesting,? with ARRL Contest Program Manager, Paul Bourque, N1SFE, will be the focus of the new (August 22) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.

If you?re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! So Now What? offers insights from those who?ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be...

Efforts Continue to Enhance ARES Program, Add Resources
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:59:00 -0500

The ARRL Board of Directors, committees, and Headquarters administrative staff are continuing efforts to enhance the venerable Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESŪ) program. A major ARES Plan has been adopted, providing new direction going forward. In addition, a standardized training plan has been adopted and a new ARES Emergency Communicator Individual Task Book approved and published.

At it...

ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference Presentations Announced
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:47:00 -0500
Reminder: The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration Begins on August 31
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:15:00 -0500
Inter-American Proposal Removes 47 ? 47.2 GHz from Bands under Study for 5G Services
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:12:00 -0500

The 34th meeting of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) Permanent Consultative Committee II (PCC.II) concluded a week of meetings on August 16 in Ottawa, Canada, in advance of World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19). The meetings were aimed at reaching regional consensus on WRC-19 agenda items. Attendees at PCC.II included ARRL Technical Relations Specialist Jon Siverli...

Radio Amateurs in India Support Rescue and Relief Operations in Wake of Flooding
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:15:00 -0500

Radio amateurs in at least three western Indian states along the Arabian Sea coast are pitching in to support communication for rescue and relief operations following heavy rainfall and flooding. In Kerala, Shyam Kumar, VU2JLE, told The Hindu newspaper that he and 15 other radio amateurs belonging to the Wayanad Hams (WHAMS) group have been closely monitoring to help the government speed rescue...

Candidates for ARRL Directors and Vice Directors Announced
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:44:00 -0500

Two races for the office of ARRL Director and one contest for Vice Director are set for this fall. In the Southeastern Division, incumbent Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, faces a challenge from Mickey Baker, N4MB. A three-way race is set for the office of Southeastern Division Vice Director, with incumbent Joseph Tiritilli, N4ZUW, facing James Schilling, KG4JSZ, and Jeff Stahl, K4BH.

In the West G...

Somalia Operation Set for September
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:45:00 -0500
Alexanderson Alternator Station SAQ Hails ?Incredible? Number of Listener Reports
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:35:00 -0500
WWV Centennial Committee Prepares for Trial Run of WW0WWV Special Event
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:14:00 -0500
Department of Defense Message Prompts Listeners to Take WWV/WWVH Survey
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:01:00 -0500

Through Saturday, August 24, WWV and WWVH will transmit a US Department of Defense (DOD) message in conjunction with the COMEX 19-3 interoperability exercise in Tennessee. The broadcast also urges listeners to complete a survey on WWV/WWVH listenership and listening habits. The messages are broadcast on WWV at 10 minutes past the hour and on WWVH at 50 minutes past the hour. WWV and WWVH transm...


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