Tag: Connecticut

Via the ARRL: ARRL Headquarters is Closing

ARRL Headquarters will comply with an executive order from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont that all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities reduce in-person workforces by 100% no later than March 23, 2020, at 8 PM. ARRL will equip as many Headquarters staffers as possible to work remotely. W1AW bulletin and code practice transmissions will continue. Customer […]

Via the ARRL: ARRL Headquarters Remains in Operation, Many Staffers Working Remotely

Interim ARRL Chief Executive Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, informed members on March 20 that ARRL will remain operational to meet their needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Shelley noted that ARRL is taking steps to help protect the health and safety of ARRL Headquarters employees, in line with the recommendations provided by US and Connecticut health […]

Via the ARRL: ARRL Suspending Tours and Guest Visits to Headquarters, W1AW

As part of efforts under way to help protect the health and safety of ARRL Headquarters employees and volunteers from the impacts of the coronavirus, ARRL has decided to suspend all tours and guest visits to Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station W1AW and ARRL Headquarters, effective Monday, March 16. Out of an abundance of caution, […]

Via the ARRL: ARRL Seeks a New Chief Executive Officer

ARRL is seeking an experienced radio amateur to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The CEO is the top compensated employee in ARRL’s management structure and oversees all operations in collaboration with the President and the Board of Directors, in accordance with ARRL’s Articles of Association, Bylaws, and Board policies. […]

ARRL Suspends Registration for Emergency Communications Course, as Online Platform Announces Shutdown

Registration for “Introduction to Emergency Communications” (EC-001) was suspended on April 30, after ARRL learned that the online platform provider for the course — Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) — is being dissolved, effective July 1, according to CTDLC’s parent, Charter Oak State College. CTDLC officials cited the fiscal challenges that the Connecticut state college […]

via the ARRL: Foundation to Honor Former ARRL Connecticut Section Manager Betsey Doane, K1EIC

Former Connecticut Section Manager and retired professor Betsey Doane, K1EIC, will receive the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) Lifetime Achievement Award on April 19, during the college’s 50th anniversary community celebration. Doane has been on the cutting edge of major industry advancements in teaching techniques for the visually impaired. She has worked toward developing computer […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs Pitch In to Help as “Hat Trick” of Major Coastal Storms Hit Northeast

Amateur Radio volunteers with WX1BOX at the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, and various ARES groups had their hands full during March, as Mother Nature’s hat trick of nor’easters brought severe weather conditions and a lot of snow to the northeastern US. The storms caused the Cape Cod ARES team to extend activations for […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Repurposes AM Broadcast Transmitter for Ham Radio Use

Thanks to a joint effort by ARRL and the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (VRCMCT), a classic Gates BC-1T AM broadcast transmitter will enjoy a second life on the Amateur Radio bands for occasional use under W1AW or under the ARRL Headquarters Operators Club call sign, W1INF. Spearheaded by broadcast engineer Dan Thomas, […]

via the ARRL: FCC Dismisses Radio Amateur’s Petition to Revise Call Sign Rules

The FCC has dismissed a rule making petition filed last May by Thomas J. Alessi, K1TA, of Stamford, Connecticut, that sought to amend the Part 97 rules regarding Amateur Radio Service call signs. The Commission action came in a November 28 letter from Scot Stone, Deputy Chief of the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Mobility Division. Alessi had […]

Radio amateurs in CT prepare to help with Irma relief efforts

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, radio amateurs in Connecticut are gearing up to assist with relief efforts as once the powerful storm makes landfall in the United States. Channel 3 visited the National Office for Amateur Radio in Newington and got a closer look at how people are assisting with communication down south. When natural disasters […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Personality, Broadcaster, Businessman Al Cohen, W1FXQ, SK

Veteran radio amateur Alexander “Al” Cohen, W1FXQ, of Newington, Connecticut, died on July 27. He was 99. A businessman, Cohen was a fixture within the Greater Hartford, Connecticut, Amateur Radio community as well as in broadcasting circles. He was an ARRL member and had served as the Public Information Coordinator and as a Public Information […]

13 Colonies Special Event Returns July 1-7

The ninth annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place July 1-7, with activity starting at 1300 UTC on July 1 and continuing until 0400 on July 7 (the evening of July 6 in US time zones). Participating stations try to contact all 13 Colony Stations plus two Bonus Stations — a clean sweep, a […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #936

This Week in Amateur Radio #936 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR936HAM Running Time: 1:13:45 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #936 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by  Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #934

This Week in Amateur Radio #934 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR934HAM Running Time: 1:14:30Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #934 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 21, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Wil Rogers, K5WLR, and […]

via the RSGB: Transatlantic commemoration successful

Last week we mentioned the special event to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic contact between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossan, Scotland on the 12 December. The commemorative contact between Greenwich and Ardrossen took place at 1531UTC with US operator Dave Patton, NN1M and Scotland operator Jason O’Neill, GM7VSB. The original 1921 message was […]

Homage to first shortwave trans-Atlantic radio broadcast

Members of the Radio Society of Great Britain took part at the North Ayrshire coastal town on Sunday. They exchanged broadcasts with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Radio Club of America in Connecticut. The groups said the first transmission helped pioneer global communications. They used modern and historical equipment to recreate the […]

ARRL’s Tom Gallagher to Speak at 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium in Hartford, Connecticut

The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) today announced that Tom Gallagher is the latest keynote speaker for the upcoming 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium. Gallagher, CEO of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), will address current events in the world of amateur radio during the Symposium boxed lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at noon. Taking place […]