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IARU Attends CEPT Meeting on Wireless Power Transmission

Arrl News - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 14:05

International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) reports that a further meeting to address the topic of Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) took place last week. A subgroup of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Committee SE24, which charged with work on a report on generic WPT devices, met in Copenhagen, Denmark.

IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie,...

The K7RA Solar Update

Arrl News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:57

Tad Cook, K7RA, in Seattle, reports: Solar activity remains very low. Over the past 2 weeks, only 4 days had visible sunspots, so the average daily sunspot number went from 6.7 in last week’s report to 1.6 this week.

Average daily solar flux remained the same, moving only from 67.4 to 67.5. Geomagnetic activity was also flat, with average daily planetary A index changing from 5 to 4.9, and avera...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Arrl News - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 12:00

Scientist Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG, Honored for Ionospheric Imaging Research

Arrl News - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 19:59

Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG, the academic director of the University of Bath Doctoral College in the UK, has received the 2019 Edward Appleton Medal and Prize for her pioneering research in tomography and data assimilation that revealed a completely new perspective on the ionosphere in response to extreme space weather.

“Mitchell innovated a completely new Earth observation technique by adapting med...

Historic Amateur Radio Contact Reported via Moon-Orbiting Satellite

Arrl News - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 15:42

A contact between a radio amateur in Germany and China took place on July 1 via the moon-orbiting LO-4 satellite, DSLWP-B, launched in May 2018. The two-way exchange between Reinhard Kuehn, DK5LA, in Soerup, Germany, and Harbin Institute of Technology club station BY2HIT (operated by Wei Mingchuan, BG2BHC), in Harbin, China, occurred between 0551 and 0728 UTC, according to reports. The GMSK-to-...

IARU Attends CEPT Project Team Meeting in Switzerland

Arrl News - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:16

IARU was represented at a recent meeting in Switzerland of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Project Team D. This was the last of the CEPT project team meetings preparing European Common Proposals (ECP) for a number of agenda items for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) this fall in Egypt.

WRC-19 agenda item 1.1, which addresses the po...

Well-Known RTTY Contester Bill Turner, W6WRT, SK

Arrl News - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 16:02

Frequent participant in RTTY contests and former RTTY reflector moderator William R. “Bill” Turner, W6WRT, of Landers, California, has died. He was 77. Turner had been licensed since 1957 and previously held the call signs W6PDN, WA6HKV, W7LZP, and W7TI. He had been reported inactive for the past year. Turner was a past moderator of the RTTY Reflector on Contesting.com. “This saddens me a lot, ...

ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Application Window Opens on September 1

Arrl News - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 15:58

Applications for the 2020 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between September 1 and December 31, 2019. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class.

Applicants should review the scholarships and check of...

ARRL Announces “Happy 150!” Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration

Arrl News - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 15:40

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL’s first president and cofounder Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW, born on September 2, 1869. ARRL will hold an operating event this summer to celebrate HPM’s legacy from 0000 UTC on August 31 and continue until 2359 UTC on September 8. It is open to all radio amateurs.

The event goal is straightforward: Contact as many participating station...

Candidates for AMSAT Board of Directors Announced

Arrl News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 17:41

AMSAT has announced its list of 2019 Board of Directors candidates. They are Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Howard (Howie) Defelice, AB2S; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Jeff Johns, WE4B; Brennan Price, N4QX; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV. The four candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be seated as voting members of the Board of Directors. Two altern...

Past IARU Region 3 Director Sangat Singh, 9M2SS, SK

Arrl News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 17:38

Former International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Director Sangat Singh, 9M2SS, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, died on June 29. He was 86. Licensed in 1962, Singh served as an IARU Region 3 director in the 1990s, stepping down in 2000. In 2008, Singh served as an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) volunteer and loaned his call sign for an ARISS contact between the National Pla...

Canada Day Contest Under Way

Arrl News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:41

ARRL Headquarters Will be Closed on July 4 and 5 for Independence Day

Arrl News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:00

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on July 4 and 5 for Independence Day. The ARRL Letter will not be published on July 4, and ARRL Audio News will not be produced on July 5. ARRL Headquarters will re-open on Monday, July 8, at 8 AM EDT.

We wish everyone an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.

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