Northern Florida ARES Requests Clear Frequencies for HF Nets

Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator Karl Martin, K4HBN, is requesting that stations not directly involved in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) response to Hurricane Sally please avoid 3.950 MHz (primary) and 7.242 MHz (backup). ARES has activated in four…

ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference to Stream Live

The 2020 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) on September 11 – 12 will be streamed live on YouTube. No registration is needed; the URL will be announced via the TAPR website. A preliminary schedule has been posted. The 39th Annual ARRL/TAPR DCC will employ…

Maine Radio Amateur Dies after Fall from Tower

James Larner, N1ATO, of Bangor, Maine, died on Wednesday, September 2, after apparently falling a reported 80 feet from an amateur radio tower in the rural Knox County town of Union. The incident happened just before 1 PM local time. Said…

2020 Route 66 On The Air Special Event

This is a week long event, not a contest, the primary objective of W6O operators is to have fun meet new and old friends around the world.  0001Z 12 September 2020 to 2359Z 20 September 2020 Operating Frequency Guidelines  The Route 66 On The Air Special…

K1USN Radio Club Announces New Weekly Slow-Speed CW Contest

The K1USN Radio Club in Massachusetts is launching a new weekly, hour-long, slow-speed contest, the K1USN SST. The inaugural session will be on Monday, September 14, from 0000 – 0100 UTC (Sunday, September 13, in North American time zones). (7:00pm to…

FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

Comments are being accepted on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which proposes application fees for radio amateurs. Formal deadlines for comments and reply comments will be determined once the NPRM appears in the Federal Register….

FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

[UPDATED 2020-09-01 @1845 UTC] Amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC’s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades…

The New W5ES Bulletin

Here’s what’s happening with the El Paso Amateur Radio Club! Want your Club’s Newsletter featured on the section website? Get in touch with your Section Public Information Coordinator, Ron, WT5X, <Click Here>. It’s that easy!! <Download W5ES Bulletin Here>

Board of Directors Elects New ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA

The ARRL Board of Directors has elected David Minster, NA2AA, of Wayne, New Jersey, as ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer, starting on September 28. Minster is currently Managing Partner at Talentrian Partners, a management consulting firm serving the consumer goods…

Hurricane Watch Net Frequencies and Procedures

The Hurricane Watch Net and the operation of WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are manned entirely by volunteers.  We generally activate whenever a system has achieved hurricane status and is within 300 statute miles of populated land…