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Arrl News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 13:00

New ARRL Podcast Geared Toward Newcomers to Amateur Radio Debuts on March 7

Arrl News - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 19:10

A new ARRL podcast aimed newcomers to Amateur Radio will launch on Thursday, March 7. “So Now What?” will alternate new-episode weeks with the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast.

“So Now What?” will focus on answering questions and providing support and encouragement for new licensees to get the most out of the hobby. Co-hosting “So Now What?” will be ARRL Communications Content Producer Michelle P...

Demand High as New ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications Courses Open

Arrl News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 19:18

The ARRL Lifelong Learning Department has launched a revised and updated Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001) course, and demand to sign up is prompting the recruitment of additional course mentors to expand the schedule. Registration just opened for the first of four EC-001 online sessions, which will run from Monday, April 1, until Friday, May 31.

“The demand for this course has e...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Arrl News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 18:25

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, 03/01/2019 - 15:02

At 2256 UTC on February 28 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning. “The Earth is currently under the influence of strongly elevated solar wind speed associated with a coronal hole. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce an isolated Minor Storm period.” The Bz component refers to the interplanetary magnetic field. See: https://bit.ly/1...

WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

Arrl News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 14:12

With its funding secure for another year, WWV, the world’s oldest continuously operating radio station, will have extra reason to celebrate its centennial this fall. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) have teamed up to organize 100th anniversary events. A memorandum of understanding is pending. The WWV Committee has ann...

FCC Universal Licensing System will be Down for Maintenance

Arrl News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:16

The FCC has announced that the Universal Licensing System (ULS), which processes Amateur Radio license applications, will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 0300 UTC until 1300 UTC on Saturday, March 2 (starting late on Friday, March 1, in continental US time zones).

The FCC said all applications submitted on Friday, March 1, and Monday, March 4, will be processed on Tuesday, March 5.

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