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Preliminary Results of the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) Now Available

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:31

ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has announced that through the yeoman efforts of Charlie Carroll, K1XX; Kelly Taylor, VE4XT, and Ward Silver, N0AX, preliminary results of the 2019 ARRL International DX CW now are available.

 

New West Gulf Division Vice Director Appointed

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:23

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced his choice of past South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, of Leander, Texas, to be the new Vice Director for the West Gulf Division.

“I’ve known Lee for a number of years and really look forward to having him on the Board team,” Roderick said.

Cooper’s appointment fills a vacancy created when former West Gulf Division Vice Director John Ro...

Well-Known Moonbouncer and VHF-UHF DXer David Anderson, GM4JJJ, SK

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:18

A luminary in the moonbounce and VHF-UHF DX arena, David Anderson, GM4JJJ, of Dunfermline, Scotland, died on March 15. Anderson was the developer of MoonSked software for EME.

“He had been fighting spinal cancer through many years of remission and relapse, which often made it difficult to come on the radio,” his friend Ian White, GM3SEK, explained. “David did everything he could to remain active...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:58

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

 

 

ARRL Audio News - March 15, 2019

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:38
ARRL Audio News - March 15, 2019

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:51

Sunspots reemerged for 8 days on March 5-12. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 4.4 in last week’s bulletin to 9.9 this week (March 7-13). Average daily solar flux barely changed, from 70.6 to 70.9. Average planetary A index declined from 12.6 to 5.1, and average middle latitude A index from 9.7 to 3.9.

The vernal equinox will occur next Wednesday, March 20 when the southern and northern he...

Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:46

Those interested posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express.

In the “Proceeding(s)” field, enter the number of the PRM, e.g. RM-11828 (using this format), complete all required fields, and enter brief ...

ARRL Supports No Change to Table of Allocations for 45.5 – 47 and 47 – 47.2 GHz Bands

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:16

The FCC has opened a brief window for public comment on recommendations approved by the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee (WAC). Comments are due March 18 on International Bureau Docket 16-185. The FCC said the short comment period was necessary to allow time to finalize the US position for submission to the upcoming meeting of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commissio...

“Tyro” License Proposal Now Open for Public Comment

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:08

The same day that the FCC put ARRL’s Technician Enhancement petition on public notice, it also invited comments on another proposal, designated RM-11829, asking the FCC to create a “Tyro” license class that would require a minimal online examination as well as mentoring by an Amateur Radio licensee of Technician class or higher. A “tyro” is a novice or a beginner. The petition was filed in Augu...

Effort Under Way to Revive Boston College Amateur Radio Club

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:58

Some alumni, faculty, and staff of Boston College are in the process of trying to restart the Boston College Amateur Radio Club. They would appreciate hearing from current BC students and alumni who are interested in participating. Contact Jim Repetti, WJ1R.

2019 Green Country Hamfest - April 12 & 13 in Claremore, Oklahoma.

ARRL Oklahoma - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:56
DON'T MISS OUT!  FLEA-MARKET TABLES ARE GOING FAST....
Purchase Hamfest admission and tables online and save at http://www.greencountryhamfest.org/

Advance admission is $8.00
Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Order early and save!
Online Ticket Purchase Ends
March 31st, 2019
Special Guest Speaker Bob Heil – K9EID
 Oklahoma'sLargest & Most Attended Hamfest!!!
 2019 Green Country Hamfest - April 12th& 13th in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Only 30 minutes from Tulsa! Claremore Expo, 400 Veterans Parkway,Claremore, OK, 74017  MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/X9kEa
Talk-in
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Free Parking!!! - Low Cost ON-SITE RV Parking!

Terrific Prizes! Fantastic Forums - Learn something new! See
Flea Market - Great Bargains!
Free Test Table - Check It Before You Buy It!
On-site VE Testing Get or upgrade your license!
Admission is $10.00 per person at the door (One ticket covers both
Days) Children 12 and under are Free!
Hours: Fri. 4pm-9pm  -  Sat. 8am-3pm
Flea Market Tables are $15.00 at the door

More info at http://www.greencountryhamfest.org/

Friday open to public at 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday open to public 8 AM to 3 PM
Setup Friday 12:00PM. Setup at 7:00AM Saturday until 8:00AM.














Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, Appointed as New ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:15

Headquarters veteran Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has been appointed as ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager. Jahnke, who has served as ARRL Contest Branch Manager for the past 3 years, succeeds Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, who was recently promoted to Director of Operations at ARRL Headquarters.

“This new role now offers me the exciting opportunity not only to be on the front lines of our radiosport communit...

ARRL Announces 2019 Teachers Institutes on Wireless Technology Sessions

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:24

As part of its educational outreach through the Education & Technology Program (ETP), ARRL will offer three sessions of the Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology in July. These week-long workshops will be held at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, and hosted by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) in Dayton, Ohio. The Teachers Institute (TI) is an expenses-paid professional...

Survey: FT8 Growing as DX Mode in an Era of Waning Propagation

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:08

In the 2018 update of his survey of modes used on the air, Club Log’s Michael Wells, G7VJR, says the number of Club Log users uploading at least one FT8 contact to the site grew from 8,000 in 2017 to 14,200 in 2018. Wells worked with data from Club Log users who, he reports, uploaded 41.3 million contacts in 2018, up by 12% from last year.

“I think that fact is more significant given the ongoin...

ITU Strengthening Emergency Telecommunications in the Americas

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:58

In the aftermath of disasters, alternative telecommunication systems are often needed to fill in for systems that have been damaged or destroyed. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) says its members consider emergency communication as a priority in the Americas and are working to upgrade capabilities in the region.

Last year, the ITU teamed up with the International Amateur Radio Uni...

Important Notice to ARRL Members Using the Apple Digital QST App

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00

A known bug with the Apple version of the digital QST app may prevent some users from downloading issues of the magazine. ARRL has confirmed with the developer that version 5.0 of the app, introduced in early February, may produce instances where the app crashes on some devices when the user tries to download an issue of QST for offline reading. We apologize for this inconvenience, and we are w...

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