Month: July 2020

ARRL Board Meets in Remote Electronic Meeting

Due to travel and gathering restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ARRL Board of Directors met on Friday, July 17, 2020 in a remote session, using the Zoom videoconferencing platform. During this session, the Board took the following actions:…

ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Seeks Papers

Technical papers are being solicited for presentation at the 2020 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), September 11 – 13. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s conference will be held online. Papers will also be published in the Conference Proceedings. Authors do…

West Texas Section Roundtable (Zoom Meeting)

The week got away from me as we had too much to do.  Especially during that way too short cool spell.  I did get a lot of outside work done during that brief period I’m happy to say. This weekend…

FCC Fines HobbyKing Nearly $3 Million for Marketing Unauthorized Drone Transmitters

The FCC has issued a Forfeiture Order (FO) calling for HobbyKing to pay a fine of $2,861,128 for marketing drone transmitters that do not comply with FCC rules. An FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation stemmed in part from a 2017 ARRL complaint that HobbyKing was…

Hurricane Watch Net Activates for Hurricane Hanna

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has activated for Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season. The storm is poised to make landfall along the Gulf of Mexico. A Category 1 storm, Hanna has maximum sustained winds of…

Tropical Storm Hanna

Weekly Section Roundtable

Our weekly Roundtable discussion will again be held this coming Thursday evening at 8 p.m.  This week we have Victoria (Tori) Harden, KF5VSI who will discuss the popular internet program Discord that is widely used by gamers, young hams, CW…

Field Day 2020 is Shaping Up to be One for the Record Books

ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, reported that ARRL has received more than 8,700 online Field Day entries by mid-week, and paper-only entries have started arriving too. “As many participants chose to operate from home this year — and…

Ham Holiday 2020 Canceled Replaced as an Online Event

Due to the Covid-19 limitations the CORA Board regrets to say that this year’s Ham Holiday will not be held as an in-person event. We will be operating as a free Zoom based online event and we’ll fill the day…

More Than 70 Speakers Scheduled for “Virtual Ham Expo”

CQ Newsroom As we reported here last month, QSO Today podcast host Eric Guth,4Z1UG, is trying to fill the vacuum left by cancelled hamfests by organizing an online “QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo,” which will be accessible via your computer or mobile…