Tag: ARRL

via the ARRL: Ham Radio Satellites to Deploy from ISS

Three BIRDS-3 satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station on Monday, June 17. The BIRDS-3 constellation includes CubeSats from three countries: They are Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1; Uguisu from Japan, and Sri Lanka’s first satellite, Raavana-1. The primary mission of the BIRDS constellation is to provide ciphered short messages […]

via the ARRL: Wireless Power Transmission Provokes Discussion in ITU-R Study Group

The emerging wireless power transmission (WPT) technology and associated applications came in for closer scrutiny during the May/June meeting of International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Group 1 and its Working Parties. Participants wrapped up 7 days of sessions in Geneva on June 7, with International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Region 1 […]

via the ARRL: Registration Now Open for W9DXCC Convention and Banquet

The 67th annual W9DXCC Convention and Banquet will take place September 13 – 14 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, and registration is open for the convention, banquet, and hotel accommodations. The event is sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association. W9DXCC plans to offer Contest University and DX University on Friday. Saturday will […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Files Interim Report with FCC in “Symbol Rate” Proceeding

ARRL has filed an interim report with the FCC in order to report on its efforts to find common ground regarding issues surrounding the “symbol” or “baud” rate proceeding, FCC Docket WT 16-239 (the FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WT 16-239, which stemmed from ARRL’s rulemaking petition RM-11708). ARRL highlighted that the public benefits from the […]

via the ARRL: Orkney Islands DXpedition Announces Call Sign

The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) team planning the 2020 DXpedition to Orkney Islands will use the call sign VP8/VP8DXU. The team reports that radio and antenna strategies are complete, and work is under way on detailed project plans. Elecraft will provide K3S transceivers as well as amplifiers and panadapters for the adventure. The team has […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio Equipment Donated in Dominica

Dominica News Online reports that four handheld Amateur Radio transceivers have been donated to the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD), allowing DAPD members who have received Amateur Radio training to get on the air. Two Swedish members of the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. (DARCI) who had joined the DAPD handled the presentation. During an […]

via the ARRL: QRZ.com Institutes Password Security, Seller Verification Programs

In an effort to combat fraudsters and password phishers, the popular QRZ.com Amateur Radio website is offering the option of establishing two-factor authentication (2FA) for its registered users. The site’s founder and president, Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, explains that 2FA secures a user’s password on the site. “With 2FA, your actual password becomes nearly moot, and revealing […]

via the ARRL: Kuwait is Latest Country to Join the 60-Meter Band Club

Kuwaiti telecom regulator CITRA, has made available a new secondary Amateur Radio allocation of 5,351.5 – 5,366.5 kHz to Kuwaiti radio amateurs. The Kuwaiti allocation falls under ITU Footnote 5.133B, which, in the case of Kuwait, means a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. The first Kuwaiti ham on the new band was Muhammad, 9K2NO, operating FT8. — Thanks […]

via the ARRL: W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention Set for September 20 – 21

The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention will take place September 20 – 21 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. A radio shack will be set up with some of the latest offerings from the Amateur Radio industry for visitors to test drive. The Ham Radio Boot Camp will take place on opening day, Friday, September 20. This day-long ham […]

via the ARRL: On-the-Air Activity to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Market Reef DXpedition

The Aland Islands Postal Administration is issuing a postcard this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first DXpedition to Market Reef, OJ0MR, in late December 1969 and its attainment of DXCC status. Soon after that initial operation, the permanent lighthouse keeper, Karl-Erik, OJ0MA, also hit the airwaves, and a stream of DXpeditions followed, […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio Newscast Producer Hap Holly, KC9RP, and The RAIN Report Retiring

Hap Holly, KC9RP, who’s been producing the The RAIN Report Amateur Radio newscast every week for 30 years, has announced that he’s retiring and closing down The RAIN Report (Radio Amateur Information Network). “The archives will remain online for those who want to download and/or broadcast them,” Holly told ARRL. “My thought is to expand the archive from RAIN Reports […]

via the ARRL: Make: Magazine Going Dark

Maker Media, which published Make: magazine and produced Maker Faire, has laid off its staff and is terminating operations due to financial problems. Maker Media CEO and founder Dale Dougherty confirmed to TechCrunch that the company was ceasing operations and that it had laid off all 22 employees, citing financial difficulties with publishing a magazine and the lack of corporate […]

via the ARRL: FCC Settles with Massachusetts Pirate Broadcaster

After filing a civil action and seeking an injunction to stop a church-related pirate radio station from operating in Worcester, Massachusetts, the US Attorney’s Office this week reached a settlement with the station’s operators, Vasco Oburoni and Christian Praise International Church. US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Rosemary Harold announced the […]

via the ARRL: New FT4 Beta Release “Leaps and Bounds” Better than Earlier Iterations

User reports have been favorable in the wake of the release of another new beta version of the FT4 protocol by the WSJT-X Developoment Group this week. WSJT-X 2.1.0-rc7, which is now available for testing, is not compatible with any previous FT4 releases. A short mock contest session to wring out the contesting features of FT4 took place on […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1058

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1058Release Date: June 8, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:10:13 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1058 Trending headlines […]