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Orlando Contest Dinner Tickets Available

Arrl News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 21:39

The 2019 Orlando Contest Dinner, sponsored by the Florida Contest Group (FCG) in conjunction with Orlando HamCation, will be held on February 8. A social hour gets under way at 5 PM, with a barbecue buffet to follow at 6:30 PM. Dinner speaker will be Andy Blank, N2NT, a CQ Contest Hall of Fame member and CQ World Wide 160 Meter Contest director. For more information and to purchase tickets, vis...

W6NBC Wins the January QST Cover Plaque Award

Arrl News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 18:19

The winning article for the January 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “The 2-Meter Slot-Cube Antenna” by John Portune, W6NBC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.

 

Dayton DX Dinner Tickets Now on Sale

Arrl News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:57

Tickets for the DX Dinner, sponsored by the SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and held in conjunction with Dayton Hamvention, are now on sale. The dinner will take place Friday, May 17, at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Boulevard in Dayton. A social hour will begin at 5:30 PM, and dinner will follow at 7 PM.

The DXpedition of the Year® will be announced, and the Island Radio Expedit...

ISS Fan Club Website Has Closed

Arrl News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:53

The ISS Fan Club website closed down on January 1, 2019, after nearly 17 years. The site offered information on tracking the International Space Station and on crew activity. It provided frequencies and ISS digipeating assistance, as well as a place to showcase ISS slow-scan TV (SSTV) images and to meet fellow ISS fans. An unrelated International Space Station Fan Group Facebook page offers sim...

MIT Radio Society, EE and Computer Science Department Hosting Radio Technology Lectures

Arrl News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 17:06

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radio Society (W1MX) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) are hosting a series of public lectures on “everything radio,” presented by academics and industry professionals. The series begins on Tuesday, January 8, at 5:30 PM ET in Building 3, Room 270.

Sessions also will be live-streamed via YouTube, courtesy of M...

Hamvention Contest, Top Band Dinner Tickets now Available

Arrl News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:50

Tickets are now available for the 27th annual Dayton Contest Dinner, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton, Ohio. The North Coast Contesters sponsor the event. Featured speaker will be Ted Rappaport, N9NB. The 2019 CQ Contest Hall of Fame inductees will be announced during the Dayton Contest Dinner. A social hour will begin at 5:30 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM.

Tickets for...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Arrl News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:40

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.

 

The K7RA Solar Update

Arrl News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:59

Sunspots returned with the New Year, with sunspot numbers of 13, 16 and 16 on January 1-3. The new region was AR2732, and the area of the spot tripled each day, beginning at 10 millionths of the visible solar disc, then tripling to 30 on Tuesday, and 90 on Wednesday. This made the average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (December 27 to January 2) 4.1, compared to zero for the previo...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Arrl News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:00

FCC Outlines Impact on its Operations of Potential Funding Lapse

Arrl News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 22:48

The FCC said in a January 2 Public Notice that in the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, it will suspend “most operations” at mid-day on Thursday, January 3. Some systems that have gone dark in prior government shutdowns will remain operational this time, however. That includes the FCC website, although it will not be updated except for matters related to spectrum...

FCC Reaches $900,000 Settlement in Unauthorized Satellite Launch Case

Arrl News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 20:38

The FCC has settled an investigation into an alleged unauthorized launch and operation of small satellites by Swarm Technologies. The company agreed to a Consent Decree that included a $900,000 penalty, an extended period of FCC oversight, and a requirement of pre-launch notices to the FCC, among other stipulations.

“We will aggressively enforce the FCC’s requirements that companies seek FCC aut...

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