Month: February 2020

FCC Turns Down Amateur Licensee’s Appeal

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) released on February 20, the FCC turned down an appeal by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, of Diamond Springs, California, of an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) dismissal of Crowell’s amateur radio license renewal application….

Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions

March 7 – Delta Division Convention, Russellville, Arkansas March 13 – 14 — North Carolina Section Convention, Concord, North Carolina March 14 – 15 — Great Lakes Division Convention, Perrysburg, Ohio March 14 — Nebraska State Convention, Lincoln, Nebraska March…

ARRL Website, Other Services to be Offline on February 28

The ARRL website and other online services will be offline on Friday, February 28, for up to 8 hours in order to conduct necessary maintenance. The outage will begin at 0500 UTC and should end by 1300 UTC. Affected will…

FAA’s Proposed Remote Identification Rules Would Affect Drones, Hobby Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to require remote identification of so-called “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS), which include drones and hobby aircraft. A growing number of radio amateurs utilize camera-equipped drones for aerial photography purposes, to examine antenna systems,…

WTX Section Manager & WG Director to Visit El Paso

The ARRL West Gulf Director, John Stratton N5AUS, the West Texas Section Manager, Dale Durham W5WI, and the West Texas Emergency Coordinator, David Overton KF5WDJ, are traveling to El Paso to meet with the area hams. This is a combined…

ARRL Podcast Schedule

ARRL’s “On the Air” podcast’s second episode (February 13) focuses on building the ground plane antenna featured in the first issue of On the Air magazine, a discussion of open-wire feed lines, and an interview with a relatively new public…