Category: Follow-up

BREAKING – via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Aborted over Safety Concerns

In a huge disappointment for the DX community and the members of the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team, the DXpedition’s leaders announced at 2000 UTC today (February 3) that a decision had been made to abort the DXpedition and head back to Chile. “During the last 72 hours, we continued to experience the high winds, low clouds, fog […]

via the ARRL: “Project Goodwill Kosovo” Celebrating Independence and New DXCC Status

A new on-the-air team is taking the reins at Z60A, as “Project Goodwill Kosovo” moves into its second week, with only 2 weeks to go until the actual 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Hams from 10 countries will take part in the Project’s current phase. Z60A has been on the air since January 21, steadily […]

via the ARRL: Anticipated New Building Won’t Be Ready for Hamvention 2018, but Flea Market Could Expand

Due to circumstances beyond their control, Hamvention® 2018 organizers reluctantly are walking back an earlier announcement that a new building would be available for this year’s event at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. “Despite all of the best efforts and intentions by Greene County, the Greene County Agricultural Society, and Hamvention, […]

Pirate radio signals in Nederland, Ward go dark in wake of FCC action (Colorado)

A pair of unlicensed radio stations that for years had broadcast music, community events and more from high in the Boulder County foothills fell silent this week after reporting visits by the Federal Communications Commission. The operators of Nederland’s KNED 93.1 FMand Ward’s KWHR 90.5 FM each shut down their over-the-air broadcasts Wednesday following what […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team Has Some 600 Nautical Miles to Go

[UPDATE: At 1605 UTC on January 29, the 3Y0Z team was reported 370 nautical miles from Bouvet Island.] The 3Y0Z DXpedition, now on board the Betanzos en route to Bouvet Island, the third most-wanted DXCC entity (now behind Kosovo and North Korea), is still some 600 nautical miles from its destination. The DXpedition had been hoping to be up and running by this […]

via the ARRL: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Island Amateurs are International Humanitarian Award Winners

The ARRL Board of Directors has conferred the 2018 International Humanitarian Award jointly on the Amateur Radio population of Puerto Rico — served by ARRL Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF — and the radio amateurs of the US Virgin Islands, served by ARRL Section Manager Fred Kleber, K9VV. Radio amateurs in Puerto Rico and in […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Board of Directors Agrees to Review of Conduct Code for Directors

The ARRL Board of Directors took action on a number of items at its Annual Meeting, January 19-20, in Windsor, Connecticut, including adopting a motion to a review the entire code of conduct for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of Members of the Board of Directors and […]

via the ARRL: Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including MARS, other federal agencies, and the Amateur Radio community, […]

via the ARRL: Grid Chasers: Make Sure TQSL Includes Your Grid Square

ARRL International Grid Chase (IGC) participants are encouraged to make sure that that each Logbook of The World (LoTW) station location in TQSL includes your grid square. To check, open TQSL, click on Station Locations, then on Display Station Location Properties. If no grid square is indicated, click on Edit a Station Location and insert the grid square […]

via the ARRL: Board Re-Elects Rick Roderick, K5UR, as ARRL President; Barry Shelley, N1VXY, is CEO-Elect

Incumbent ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has been re-elected by the League’s Board of Directors for a second term. The Board convened for its Annual Meeting on January 19-and 20. President Roderick, the League’s 16th President, received 9 votes, while the only other nominee, New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, received 6 votes. Current ARRL […]

via the ARRL: Permanent WSPR beacon in Antarctica Now on the Air

The DP0GVN WSPR beacon now is in operation from the German Neumayer III Research Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Antarctica. The installation is part of a scientific project of the Technical University of Munich in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC). […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Still at the Dock

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team’s vessel remains at the dock in Punta Arenas, Chile. Their vessel, MV Betanzos did leave the harbor yesterday and then returned. “This was for some kind of inspection, which they passed,” The Daily DXreported. The Bouvet MapShare website appears to show that the vessel remains docked. On January 16, the team reported that preparations […]

via the ARRL: NCVEC Question Pool Committee Releases Errata to New Technician Question Pool

The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has announced some errors in the 2018-2022 FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool released on January 8. These changes have been made in the download files as of January 12: T1F11 — Distractor A; change “They” to “The”; T4A01 — Change to correct answer; correct answer is D; T5B13 — Distractor A; change “GHZ” to “GHz”; T6A07 — Modified question. “What […]

via the ARRL: WSPR Beacon on its Way to Antarctica

Hardware for a planned permanent WSPR beacon system in the Antarctic is currently on its way. The installation — a joint project of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Bremen, and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) — consists of 5-W beacon transmitters for 160 through 6 meters, and a multiband WSPR receiver that will simultaneously monitor […]

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