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IARU Revises Satellite Coordination Guidelines to Align with WRC-15 Decisions

Starting on August 1, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) will follow revised guidelines for satellite frequency coordination. Educational satellite projects have grown in popularity as launch opportunities have increased. These satellites, constructed by students at universities and other institutions, generally have been licensed to operate in the Amateur-Satellite Service, which the International Telecommunication Union […]

AMC-9 loses control, debris coming from satellite

In response to a query from Ars Technica, the AMC-9 satellite’s operator, Luxembourg-based SES, issued the following statement on Sunday morning: In the early hours of 1st July, the SES Satellite Control reestablished contact to AMC-9. SES and the satellite manufacturer Thales are working around the clock to evaluate the status and define the next […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #957

This Week in Amateur Radio #957 Week of July 1, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR957 Running Time: 1:09:46   Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #957 with a release and air date of, July 01, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, […]

Greetings, E.T. (Please Don’t Murder Us.)

On Nov. 16, 1974, a few hundred astronomers, government officials and other dignitaries gathered in the tropical forests of Puerto Rico’s northwest interior, a four-hour drive from San Juan. The occasion was a rechristening of the Arecibo Observatory, at the time the largest radio telescope in the world. The mammoth structure — an immense concrete-and-aluminum […]

President Names FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr to Fill Vacant Republican Seat

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr, a Republican, to fill one of the two vacancies on the Commission. One FCC vacancy, to be filled by a Democratic candidate, remains in order for the Commission to be back to its full five-member complement. The president on June 14 named […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #956

This Week in Amateur Radio #956 Week of June 24, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR956 Running Time: 1:10:16 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #956 with a release and air date of Field Day Weekend, June 24, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Andre Wald, […]

via the ARRL: Hamvention Reports Second-Largest Attendance Ever for 2017 Show

The tally is in, and Hamvention® 2017, at its new venue in Xenia, Ohio, attracted 29,296 attendees, official spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, told ARRL. That is the second-largest reported attendance in the history of the event. Hamvention attendance peaked in 1993 at 33,669, before the 1996 change in date from April to May while it […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #955

This Week in Amateur Radio #955 Week of June 17, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR955 Running Time: 1:11:05 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #952 with a release and air date of Saturday, June 17, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence KB2MOB, Don […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #954

This Week in Amateur Radio #954 Week of June 10, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR954 Running Time: 1:04:26 This weeks program was produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. 1. Hamvention improvements for 2018 already underway 2. New distracted driving law in Washington State exempts hams 3. Online trial of Australian radio exams getting a lot […]

Hamvention Improvements Already in the Works for 2018!

Even before Hamvention® 2017 had wound down at its new Xenia, Ohio, location, plans were on the drawing board to enhance next year’s show. Hamvention 2017 “went reasonably well,” spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, allowed, but he acknowledged that there are still a “lot of things to work on” for 2018. Kalter, who lives in Xenia, […]

FCC Threatens ‘Lifetime Ban’ on Non-Compliant RF Equipment Suppliers

On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an Order and Consent Decree, imposing a steep fine and other penalties on a manufacturer and distributor of radio frequency (RF) devices that failed to comply with the FCC’s testing and authorization rules before marketing its product. The devices reportedly caused interference to radio transmissions, […]

via HACKADAY: A Tube AM Transmitter In A Soup Can

A standard early electronics project or kit has for many years been the construction of a small broadcast transmitter with enough power to reach the immediate area, but no further. These days that will almost certainly mean an FM broadcast band transmitter, but in earlier decades it might also have been for the AM broadcast […]

FCC Issues Amateur Radio Licensee a Notice of Violation for Pirate Broadcasting

The FCC Enforcement Bureau has sent a California Amateur Radio licensee a Notice of Violation (NoV) alleging that he engaged in unlicensed — or “pirate” — radio broadcasting — on the FM band. The NoV to Lyle E. Hilden, KD6LUL, of Vista, was released on May 26. Depending on Hilden’s responses, the NoV could be […]

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