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QST is excited to be offering readers a column dedicated entirely to clubs. This new column, written by clubs, for clubs, is a space for you to share specific and practical ideas about what has contributed to your club’s success…

ARRL Website Update

Good morning, Last evening during the monthly Section Managers meeting with ARRL HQ staff we discussed the issue that many members were having in accessing the ARRL website: Robert Naumann, W5OV, Chief of Operations for HQ provided the following information…

RATPAC Zoom Presentation 

Hello Everyone, The RATPAC puts on a lot of very interesting video presentations.  You may want to attend this one because all of us have faced RFI in one form or another. 73, dale W5WI WTX Section Manager   Wednesday,…

2022 ARRL Field Day — Ready, Set, GO!

After taking a few detours over the past couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARRL Field Day rules are being updated on a permanent basis starting this summer. ARRL conducted a Field Day community survey with invitations propagated…

World Amateur Radio Day

World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is April 18 and is celebrated worldwide by radio amateurs and their national associations, which are organized as member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). It was on this day in 1925 that the…

Hospital Use of Ham Radio

Over the past couple of months, we have learned of several Hospitals wanting their staff to obtain ham radio licenses to enable the staff to operate Amateur Radio equipment placed in the Hospital during emergencies. In consultation with retired FCC…

Amateur Radio License Expiration Dates

There has been considerable discussion when the expiration date on amateur radio license dates changes.  I asked the ARRL VEC for an answer since they work hand and glove with the FCC licensing process.  The following is their definitive answer: An…

Publication issues

As many of you have heard, due to COVID and its related shipping and distribution problems, many businesses have had trouble getting paper to print their publications. Unfortunately, the ARRL is among them. Faced with the decision to delay publication…

Testing Session

VE Test Session, April 7

The Abilene VE Team will be having an unscheduled VE test session Thursday night, 4/7 at 7pm, at the Mall branch of the Abilene Public Library. This could be the last session prior to the FCC implementing their new fee….

ARRL News | New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade an Amateur Radio Licensee’s operator class and changes to…