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via HACKADAY: What Will You Do If WWVB Goes Silent?

Buried on page 25 of the 2019 budget proposal for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), under the heading “Fundamental Measurement, Quantum Science, and Measurement Dissemination”, there’s a short entry that has caused plenty of debate and even a fair deal of anger among those in the amateur radio scene: NIST will discontinue the […]

via the ARRL: Politico Article Raises Visibility of Amateur Radio Parity Act Progress, Challenges

On May 23, the US House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included the language of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) cleared the House. The following day, a fiscal year 2019 Financial Services appropriations bill also containing Parity Act language cleared the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee of the House Committee […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #988

This Week in Amateur Radio #988 Here is a summary of the news trending the week of February 3, 2018. Here is a summary of the news trending this week. February 03, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by,Amy Jo Clark, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited by […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Hudson Division Director Promotes Amateur Radio Parity Act Before Senate Committee

ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, testified Thursday (January 25) before a session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding Amateur Radio’s readiness to respond in an emergency. The session, “This is not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems,” was called in the wake of an incoming missile warning […]

via the ARRL: David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, Confirmed as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

The US Senate today confirmed ARRL member David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, of Burke, Virginia, as the next Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Trachtenberg, 60, is the president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting LLC, a national security consultancy. He is National Planning Coordinator and Northeast Division Director for USAF MARS, and is active in […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #962 – Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #962 Expanded Edition Week of August 5, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR962 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #962 with a release and air date of, August 05, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will […]

via the ARRL: ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S. 1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task. “[W]e are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act,” Roderick said. […]

Amateur Radio Parity Act is Introduced in US Senate

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 was introduced in the US Senate on July 12, marking another step forward for this landmark legislation. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are the Senate sponsors. The measure will, for the first time, guarantee all radio amateurs living in deed-restricted communities governed by a homeowner’s […]

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, […]

ARRL Board of Directors Adopts Legislative Objectives for 115th Congress

The ARRL Board of Directors has unanimously adopted five legislative objectives for the 115th US Congress. The Board took the action when it met in Connecticut January 20-21. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, chaired the session. The first objective is to seek early congressional passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, H.R. 555 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #935

This Week in Amateur Radio #935 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR935HAM Running Time: 1:11:45 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #935 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 28, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, […]

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Offers Praise for H.R. 555, Other Telecoms Bills

Newly designated FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised the House action on H.R. 555 and other telecommunications-related legislation that cleared the chamber on Monday. “I want to commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a number of important, bipartisan telecom bills yesterday,” Pai said on January 24. “These bills will help bring greater efficiency to […]

Amateur Radio Parity Act Speeds to U.S. House Passage, Heads to U.S. Senate

Just 10 days after being introduced, the 2017 Amateur Radio Parity Act legislation, H.R. 555, passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week on unanimous consent under a suspension of House rules. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which won House approval late last summer after attracting 126 […]

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 […]

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