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Last Updated: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 13:26:57 +0000

 

American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.


AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open for Amateur Use
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AMSAT’s Engineering and Operations Teams have announced that AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) is now open for amateur use. AMSAT advises operators to use efficient modes for making contacts, such as CW or FT4, because issues with the satellite make SSB voice contacts “challenging at best.” An article in the May/June 2021 issue (Vol. 44, No. 3) of The AMSAT Journal details the various attempts t...



07/20/2021

FCC Investigating Alleged “Jamming” on 40 Meters
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Reports suggest that jamming stations have been deployed on the lower portion of 40 meters. The jamming appears to be coming from Cuba. The signals, spaced at regular intervals, exhibit a squishy, popping noise. The apparent jamming showed up after anti-government protesters took to the streets in Cuba, followed by a government crackdown. So far, there’s no proven connection between the jamming...



07/22/2021

Massachusetts Court Okays Amateur Radio Tower, Citing Board of Appeals’ Error
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A judge in the Massachusetts Land Court has ruled that the Zoning Board of Appeals in the City of Framingham “erred” in revoking a building permit for an 80-foot ham radio tower as an accessory use. The Building Commissioner in Framingham had granted ARRL member Mikhail “Misha” Filippov, KD1MF, a building permit for the tower, and Filippov had begun pouring concrete for the tower footings. Neig...



07/22/2021

ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Central Division
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ARRL Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA, has stepped down as Central Division Director. Carlson made the announcement at the July 2021 Board of Directors meeting this past weekend. Vice Director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, has acceded to the Director’s chair, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Brent Walls, N9BA, to succeed Luetzelschwab as the Central Division Vice ...



07/22/2021

The K7RA Solar Update
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Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: It’s exciting to observe increasing sunspot activity. Recently Solar Cycle 25 produced new sunspots frequently, and I watch them pop up every day on Spaceweather.com. New sunspots emerged on July 14, 16, 17, 19 and 20, and two new ones appeared on July 21. When I look at this image from July 22, our sun is peppered with spots, reminding me of past solar cycles....



07/23/2021

ARRL Board of Directors Creates Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee
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At its just-concluded July 2021 meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors approved By-Law changes creating a third Standing Committee that joins the existing Administration and Finance Committee and Programs and Services Committee.

The charter of the new Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee (EC-FSC) is to develop and recommend new or modified Board policy and programs for emergency c...



07/23/2021

Stations to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary of FT8
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07/23/2021

FCC to Re-Establish Technological Advisory Council, Solicits Membership Nominations
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The FCC is seeking nominations for a chairperson and members of the Technological Advisory Council (TAC). In a July 21 Public Notice, the Commission announced that it intends to re-establish the TAC for 2 years, by August 20, 2021. It’s anticipated that the renewed panel could hold is first meeting in October.

The TAC provides technical advice to the FCC and makes recommendations on the issues a...



07/28/2021

Amateur Radio Activities to be a Part of Missouri’s State Bicentennial Celebration
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The Missouri First Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles will host an amateur radio event on August 10, in association with this year’s celebration of the Missouri State Bicentennial. The original capitol building on the west bank of the Missouri River served as the state’s capitol from 1821 to 1826. The site is part of the St. Charles Historic District in the city’s Riverfront neighborhoo...



07/28/2021

MARS HF Net Participants Aid in Response to Fatal Maritime Disaster
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On July 6, an evening Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) HF practice net in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 2 (New York and New Jersey) was interrupted by several “mayday” distress calls on the channel, which is shared with the maritime service. Net control station Ron Tomo, KE2UK, immediately halted training and attempted (without success) to establish radio communic...



07/29/2021

8-Meter Experimental Station on the Air from the US
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WL2XUP is an FCC Part 5 Experimental station operated by Lin Holcomb, NI4Y, in Georgia. It’s licensed to operate with up to 400 W effective radiated power (ERP) between 40.660 MHz to 40.700 MHz.


John Desmond, EI7GL, reports that as of mid-July, WL2XUP was intermittently transmitting on Weak-Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) on 40.662 MHz (1500 Hz) for 2 minutes out of every 10, with an output p...



07/29/2021

The K7RA Solar Update
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07/30/2021

SSTV Transmissions Scheduled from ISS
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08/02/2021

Family of Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM (SK), Receives Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, Memorial Award
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Relatives of former IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM (SK), received the Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, Memorial Award on his behalf on July 17. Making the presentation was current IARU Region 2 president Ramón Santoyo, XE1KK.

The award is granted by the IARU Administrative Council as the highest distinction at the world level to acknowledge decades of service to IARU and to amateur radio...



08/02/2021

Woody White, KZ4AK, Wins the July 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award
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08/02/2021

 

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