Month: June 2019

ARRL Offers “What is Amateur Radio?” Video and PowerPoint Presentation

ARRL has produced and is making available the downloadable video, “What is Amateur Radio?” to use at club meetings and at public events, including ARRL Field Day, June 22 – 23. A PowerPoint version is also available for members to download. Recognizing the tremendous…

Radio Amateur to Lose License as Part of Enforcement Case Settlement

A New Jersey radio amateur, David S. Larsen Sr., WS2L, of Highland Park, will surrender his Amateur Extra-class license and pay a $7,500 civil penalty as part of a Consent Decree with the FCC to settle an enforcement action. An FCC Enforcement…

2019 West Texas Section Managers Award

Once again it is time for ARRL Field Day and once again, ARRL Affiliated Clubs in the West Texas Section will be competing for the coveted West Texas Section Manager’s Award. This will be the 17th year that Affiliated Clubs…

Field day PR tips

In the past few years, social media have become a dominant force in coverage as Hams no longer have to rely on traditional media outlets of newspapers, broadcast radio and television to get out word about Field Day.  Across all…

ARLX005 2019 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

Special Bulletin 5  ARLX005 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  June 17, 2019 To all radio amateurs SB SPCL ARL ARLX005 ARLX005 2019 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

Field Day June 22-23, 2019

Time flies!  Field Day this year has caught a lot of us by surprise. This year June has five weekends and since Field Day falls on the fourth weekend of June, many of us are not ready. In checking the…

Ham Com 2019! Hello fellow West Texas Hams!

Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Ham-Com at Plano. This Hamfest has really matured since its move back to Plano from Irving. Parking is much better, the outdoor flea market is filled with opportunities to add…

Ham-Com and The ARRL West Gulf Convention

A reminder to all that Texas’ largest hamfest — Ham-Com — starts Friday, June 7, 2019 at High Noon at the Plano Event Center. The Outdoor Flea Market opens on both Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at 7:00…

China Set to Launch New Amateur Satellite with “Sail Ball” Stabilization

Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT) has announced the impending launch of the CAS-7B satellite, also designated as BP-1B, a short-lived spacecraft that will carry an Amateur Radio payload. An unusual feature of the spacecraft is its “sail ball” passive stabilization system. The…

A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

A new QST QuickStats survey is now available for your viewing and voting pleasure. With the summertime Sporadic-E season underway, we thought it might be a good time to ask about 6-meter operating habits. Check the QuickStats pageat http://www.arrl.org/quickstats. ● How often do you…