Month: September 2019

ARRL West Gulf Division Candidate Interviews

Ham Radio 2.0 This was recorded from a Facebook livestream by Ham Radio 2.0 on Sept 28, 2019, between the 2 candidates running for West Gulf Division Director. Thanks to Mike, N5VCX for arranging this meeting. N5AUS’ Election Page: https://votewestgulf.org…

So Now What? Podcast

“Demystifying the Language of Morse Code” will be the focus of the new (September 19) 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….

Hurricane Watch Net Sets New Activation Record during Dorian

Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) volunteers set a new record for total hours activated during a single storm. The net was active for 157 hours — 139 hours of which were continuous. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the continuous activation…

ARRL Renews Request for FCC to Replace Symbol Rate with Bandwidth Limit

In ex parte comments filed on September 17 in WT Docket 16-239, ARRL renewed its request that the FCC delete symbol-rate limits for data transmissions in the Amateur Service rules. As it did in its initial filing, ARRL asked the…

Unraveling the Mystery of 1 × 1 Call Signs

The 1 × 1 Special Event Call Signs system offers a way for clubs, groups, or even individuals to use a short call sign of special significance to the amateur community. These 1 × 1 call signs are reserved in…

Hamvention to Stay in Xenia for at Least 5 More Years

The Dayton Amateur Radio Association says it has signed an agreement to keep the Dayton Hamvention® at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for at least the next five years. Hamvention General Chairman Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, said the agreement…

FCC Proposes Phasing Out Paper Applications

The FCC has proposed requiring electronic submissions for all filings to the Universal Licensing System (ULS), including amateur radio license applications, modifications, etc. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in early September is part of a broader plan to eliminate…

Nine Schools and Organizations Make the Cut for Ham Contacts with ISS Crew

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that nine schools and organizations have been selected to host Amateur Radio contacts with International Space Station crew members during the first half of 2020. The selected host organizations must…

France Backs Down on 2-Meter Proposal

When the World Radiocommuni- cation Conference (WRC-19) convenes in Egypt in late October, France’s proposal to study additional spectrum space for the Aeronautical Mobile Service will not include 144-146 MHz. The 2-meter amateur band segment had been part of the…

FCC Seeks to Streamline its Hearings Process

The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.“Currently, these hearings typically are conducted like trials in civil litigation and include, among other…