Month: October 2019

FCC Turns Down Petition to Amend Amateur Radio Identification Rules

The FCC has denied a Petition for Rule Making to amend Part 97 station identification rules to better accommodate and simplify station identification during emergency nets, drills, or activations. ARRL member Robert A. Dukish, KK8DX, of Canfield, Ohio, had sought a change…

ARRL Creates New Online Groups for Members to Communicate with Leadership

ARRL’s Committee on Communication with ARRL Members has opened new online forums where all radio amateurs — ARRL members and non-members alike — can discuss issues and topics in two-way conversation with ARRL leadership. The new groups are aimed at…

Arizona Club Takes Advantage of Low Bands to Support 100-Mile Endurance Run

The Coconino Amateur Radio Club (CARC) provided safety and coordination communications for the 100-mile Stagecoach Line Run over the September 21 – 22 weekend. This endurance run from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon takes place every September. The 31-hour event…

Pitcairn Island DXpedition Offers Tips on Working VP6R on FT8

The contact count for the VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition was approaching 50,000 as of October 24. Stormy weather put a bit of a damper on things, however. “Late yesterday, we were hit with a tropical storm with torrential rain and…

The Lastest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

10/25/2019 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…

Dorian Sets New Record for Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Dorian, which sat nearly stationary over the Bahamas for several days – causing massive destruction there – before moving toward the U.S. east coast, resulted in a new record for hours activated during a single storm by the Hurricane…

Jamboree on the Air 2019

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own…

Get out and Vote!!

By now you should have received your green ballot and envelope. Please return your ballot in the green envelope. If more than one family member received a ballot, please submit them in their separate envelopes. If you have not received…

Confusion in California Over Viral Internet Post

Hams in California are being urged not to write angry letters to state legislators or other officials in response to a viral internet post claiming that “California declares ham radio no longer a benefit.” The post resulted from a letter…

Mail Delivery Problem Affecting Delivery of Board Election Ballots in West Gulf Division

ARRL has become aware of a mail delivery problem affecting the ARRL Board of Director election ballots sent to members in part of the West Gulf Division. Recent flooding has affected some US Postal Service distribution centers in the Houston…