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ITU-R Working Party 5A Groups Meeting in Geneva

Arrl News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 19:05

IARU Region 1 reports that three International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Group 5 working groups are meeting in Geneva until May 10. Working Party 5A deals with the Land mobile service above 30 MHz, excluding International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), wireless access in the fixed service and the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite services. Working Group 5A1, ...

So Now What? Podcast

Arrl News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:30

“Finding the Right Club for You” is the focus of the new (May 2) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! “So Now What?” offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating...

ARRL’s Free Exam Review for Ham Radio Updated

Arrl News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:00

ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™ has been updated in advance of the release of the ninth edition of The ARRL General Class License Manual for Ham Radio. ARRL Exam Review is a free online resource for use with current editions of ARRL License Manuals. The service can be accessed via a web browser, and uses the official examination question pools to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Upon compl...

ARRL Field Day Gear Now Available

Arrl News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 19:34

ARRL Reply Comments Stress Need to Update Technician Privileges in a Digital World

Arrl News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:56

In reply comments to the FCC (comments on comments already filed) on its Petition for Rule Making (RM-11828), ARRL has stressed that updating HF privileges for the entry-level Technician license “is the sole subject and intent” of the petition. ARRL filed its reply comments on April 29, urging the FCC to disregard comments irrelevant to its petition and maintaining that Technician privileges mu...

National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting to Expand Hours during Hamvention

Arrl News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:53

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, located at the site of the former Voice of America Bethany Relay Station in West Chester, Ohio (between Dayton and Cincinnati, off the I-75 Tylersville Road exit), will expand its hours during Hamvention 2019 weekend. The WC8VOA station will be open. The museum includes a comprehensive collection of Drake Amateur Radio gear. Extended hours f...

ARRL/LIMARC School Club Roundup Certificates are Now Available

Arrl News - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:28

School Club Roundup (SCR) certificates are now available for the February 2019 event as well as for any future SCRs, via the Certificate menu item on the ARRL Contests Portal.

Top US/Canada performers included the Russell Elementary Amateur Radio Club (KM4RE) in the Elementary/Primary category; Schofield Middle School Ham Radio Club (N4SMS) in Middle/Intermediate/Junior High category; LASA High ...

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test Set for May 11

Arrl News - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 18:29

The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will host the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 68th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 11. The event is open to all radio amateurs. Armed Forces Day is May 18, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention®. Com...

ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, to Connect Directly with Hams via W1AW

Arrl News - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 18:22

ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, will host an on-the-air opportunity for ARRL members and the larger Amateur Radio community to get to know him better. Michel, who joined the team at ARRL Headquarters last October, is still a relative newcomer. The “Put Howard to Work!” event is being sponsored by the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast to give radio amateurs a chance to chat with Michel in a natural ...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Arrl News - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 16:37

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, 04/26/2019 - 10:39

Following a good two-week run, sunspots disappeared after April 20. The average daily sunspot numbers for the recent reporting week were 8.1, down from 14 reported in last week’s bulletin, and average daily solar flux was 70.6, down from 76.4. Daily planetary and mid-latitude A index were nearly the same this week, with the average planetary A index at 4.7 and middle latitude A index at 4.6.

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Low Audio for ISS SSTV Transmissions Raises Issue of Crew’s Ability to Intervene

Arrl News - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 13:14

Reception problems owing to low audio levels plagued a recent round of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station-sponsored (ARISS) slow-scan TV transmissions. Some clever operators on the receiving end were able to use software to bump up the deficient audio so the images would decode properly. But the matter raised questions concerning the ISS crew’s ability to troubleshoot problems and...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Arrl News - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:00

International Marconi Day 2019 is April 27 (UTC)

Arrl News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:31

Some 70 stations have registered to take part in the 2019 International Marconi Day (IMD) observance on Saturday, April 27 (UTC). Registered stations will operate at sites with a personal connection to wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, including sites at which he set up transmitting and receiving stations. The 24-hour Amateur Radio event celebrates the birth of Marconi on April 25, 1874, and ...

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