PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1055

Release Date: May 11, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:23:16 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1055 Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service: ARRL […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1054

Release Date: May 11, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chr is Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:03:25 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1054 Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service: […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Invites Applications for Volunteer Monitor Positions

ARRL is now accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming part of the new Volunteer Monitor program, a joint undertaking of ARRL and the FCC. The program seeks volunteers who — working under the direction of ARRL — will monitor and survey the Amateur Radio bands both to detect improper activity and to recognize exemplary on-the-air behavior. Prospective […]

via the ARRL: GNU Radio Conference 2019 Seeks Papers, Presentations

The 2019 GNU Radio Conference (GRCon19), September 16 – 20 in Huntsville, Alabama, is seeking papers and presentations for the event. Submissions are due by July 1. The GNU Radio Conference highlights the substantial and remarkable progress of the world’s premier open-source digital signal processing framework for software-defined radios. In addition to presenting GNU Radio’s […]

via the RSGB: RSGB Convention 2019 – booking now open!

Join us between 11 to 13 October at Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes for this year’s RSGB Convention. The programme is being finalised and will feature streams including HF, VHF, AMSAT-UK and general interest. The Convention will include the annual Construction Competition, an SMD Buildathon, the Contest University and a Pi workshop. Our after-dinner speaker will be […]

via the ARRL: IARU Member-Societies Ratify Leadership Nominations, to Consider New Members

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies on May 3 completed voting to ratify the nominations of IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR, to new terms. With 57 affirmative votes required for ratification, Ellam received 75 votes, and Garpestad received 74 votes. Applications for IARU membership have been received via […]

via the ARRL: AMSAT-NA Issues Call for Board of Directors’ Nominations

AMSAT is soliciting nominations for its Board of Directors election. Four directors’ terms expire this year: Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Clayton Coleman, W5PFG; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; and Paul Stoetzer, N8HM. In addition, up to two Alternates may be elected for 1-year terms. A valid nomination requires either one member-society or five individual members in good standing to […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs to Demonstrate Emergency Messaging Capabilities for Red Cross, FEMA

Just days ahead of the 2019 Hurricane Season, dozens of hams along the US East Coast will demonstrate Amateur Radio’s ability to deliver messages without commercial power, infrastructure, or permanently established stations for officials of the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Thursday, May 23 event will take place in […]

via the ARRL: The FCC is Not Reinstating a Vanity Call Sign Fee

An erroneous report this week suggested that the FCC planned to again impose an Amateur Radio vanity call sign application (regulatory) fee of $70 for the 10-year term. This incorrect conclusion resulted from an incomplete reading of the May 7 FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the matter of the assessment and collection of regulatory fees […]

via the ARRL: Arizona Homeowners Association and Hams Agree on Outdoor Antenna Guidelines

The Board of Directors of an antenna-restricted community in Arizona voted overwhelmingly in April to allow radio amateurs to erect certain outdoor antennas on their properties. Some 75 hams live in the 10,000-home Sun City Grand, a self-contained residential community for older adults. An article in the Grand Ham Newsletter by Gordon Bousman, NW7D, called it “a […]

via HACKADAY: X-Rays Are the Next Frontier in Space Communications

Hundreds of years from now, the story of humanity’s inevitable spread across the solar system will be a collection of engineering problems solved, some probably in heroic fashion. We’ve already tackled a lot of these problems in our first furtive steps into the wider galaxy. Our engineering solutions have taken humans to the Moon and […]

via the ARRL: Museum Ships Weekend Set for June 1 – 2

Museum Ships Weekend will take place over the June 1 – 2 weekend, sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB. Radio operation will be from a variety of vintage and noteworthy vessels. This is not a competition. So far 75 ships are on the roster to take part. All stations working at least 15 […]

via the ARRL: Hams Help Trace “Mystery” Signal Disrupting Keyless Entry Devices in Ohio

A recent article in The New York Times reported that many garage door openers and keyless vehicle entry fobs in an Ohio town near Cleveland mysteriously stopped working. While the article invoked The X-Files and hinted initially that a NASA research center somehow could be involved, the cause was not so much mystifying as arcane. “Garage door repair people, local ham […]

via the ARRL: National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting to Expand Hours during Hamvention

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, located at the site of the former Voice of America Bethany Relay Station in West Chester, Ohio (between Dayton and Cincinnati, off the I-75 Tylersville Road exit), will expand its hours during Hamvention 2019 weekend. The WC8VOA station will be open. The museum includes a comprehensive collection […]