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One ARRL Section will welcome a new Section Manager when the New Year begins, while incumbent SMs will continue to head five others. In Western Massachusetts, Raymond Lajoie, KB1LRL, of Lunenburg, will become the new Section Manager in January. He was the only candidate nominated for the position by the time the September 8 deadline arrived. He will succeed Ed Emco, W1KT, the current SM, who ha...
A lawsuit filed by former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager Joseph Ames, W3JY, of Malvern, Pennsylvania, against ARRL and several of its officers and Board members was dismissed with prejudice by the United States District Court in Philadelphia in December 2016.
Ames filed an appeal of that decision, and on November 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the ...
The launch of the already-delayed United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket that will transport the RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat carrying an AMSAT Amateur Radio payload and other payloads into orbit was scrubbed on November 14, with just over 15 minutes to liftoff.
â€śThe launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the JPSS-1 mission for NASA and NOAA was scrubbed today, due to a r...
International SATERN SSB Net Manager Ken Gilliland, AG6SV, has announced that starting immediately, the net will meet at the normal times on or near 14.312 MHz.
The netâ€™s usual frequency is 14.265, but an Islands on the Air (IOTA) DXpedition to Guinea-Bisseau November 13-25 is transmitting on 14.260 MHz and listening up 5 to 10 kHz, making 14.265 MHz unusable.
Microwave enthusiast Mike Seguin, N1JEZ, has reported several successful 78-GHz contacts between the US and Canada on November 9.
â€śWe believe these contacts may be the first W/VE on 78 GHz,â€ť Seguin said in a post to several VHF/UHF/microwave-oriented reflectors. â€śWe hope to extend distances before winter sets in here in the Northeast and mountaintop access is limited.â€ť
Software Defined Radio (SDR) pioneer Vanu Gopal Bose died on November 11 after suffering a sudden pulmonary embolism. He was 52. Bose was the son of Bose Corp founder Amar G. Bose, who died 4 years ago at 83.
Vanu Bose in 1998 founded Vanu Inc., which pioneered the commercialization of software defined radio and was the first company to receive FCC certification of an SDR in 2004.The firmâ€™s tech...
â€śNVIS: Near Vertical Incidence Skywaveâ€ť is the topic of the current (November 9) episode of the â€śARRL The Doctor is Inâ€ś podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcastâ€™s popularity.
Sponsored by DX Engineering, â€śARRL The Doctor is Inâ€ť is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smart...
A DXpedition to Macao (XX9) is planned for March 9-17, 2018. Team members will include Bom, XX9LT; Leo, PP1CZ; Junior, PR7AB; Claudio, PY2MC; Alex, PY2SEX; Alex, PY2WAS; Miguel, PY3MM; Fernando, PY4BZ; Herminio, PY5HSD; Beto, PY6RT, and Jim, PY7XC.
The call sign to be used has not yet been issued.
The team anticipates operation on 80 through 10 meters, with 160 a possibility as â€śa non-priority ba...
The 2017 Radio Club of America (RCA) Technical Symposium will be streamed live on Friday, November, 17, starting at 1300 UTC and concluding at 2130 UTC, compliments of Icom America. Flash Player is required. Videos will be made available on the RCA website. RCA has posted the complete schedule.
The twice-delayed launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket that will transport the AMSAT RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat carrying an Amateur Radio payload and other payloads into orbit now is set for Saturday, November 18, at 0947 UTC. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 mission launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, had to be postponed on November 14, â€śdue to a ra...
Thirteen days of zero sunspots ended on Tuesday, with sunspot numbers of 14, 14, and 15 on Tuesday through Thursday.
In this weekâ€™s bulletin average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 4, while average daily solar flux decreased slightly from 70.8 to 70.3. Average planetary A index decreased from 15.6 to 12.3, and average mid-latitude A index declined from 12.4 to 8.6.
The votes are in, and the ballots have been tallied at ARRL Headquarters in contested Director and Vice Director elections.
In a two-way race to fill the Dakota Division Directorâ€™s chair being vacated by Kent Olson, KA0LDG, the Divisionâ€™s members have elected Matt Holden, K0BBC, of Bloomington, Minnesota. Holden, the current Vice Director, received 698 votes, while Dean Summers, N0ND, of Dicki...
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