Tag: government

Nellie Ohr: Ham radio not used for Russia contacts (Massachusetts)

A transcript made public on Thursday by a GOP lawmaker in Congress shows that the wife of a top Justice Department official said she got a ham radio license as part of an effort to help with local community emergencies, not as part of any effort to communicate with anyone overseas, or to monitor broadcasts […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1040

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1040 Release Date: February 2, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:08:42 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1040 Trending […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1039

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1039 Release Date: January 26, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 58:27 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1039 Trending […]

via the ARRL: FCC Now Processing Amateur Radio Applications

The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator said today that the FCC has begun processing Amateur Radio applications for the first time since early January, when it shut down because of the lapse in funding. “The FCC worked through its backlog very quickly, and started processing our files about noon today,” Assistant ARRL VEC Manager Amanda Grimaldi, […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Applications Piling Up as Partial Government Shutdown Continues

Volunteer Examiner Coordinators across the US are continuing to receive paperwork from Amateur Radio exam sessions held during the partial government shutdown. While it’s still possible to access the Universal Licensing System (ULS) and file applications, the FCC is not processing individual, club, and exam session — new and upgrade — Amateur Radio applications. The […]

via the ARRL: FCC Reactivating Equipment Authorization System

The FCC says it will reactivate its Equipment Authorization System (EAS), which had been unavailable since the FCC ran out of funds on January 3 because of the partial government shutdown that began a month ago. RF devices, including Amateur Radio equipment that contains a scanning received, and Amateur Radio power amplifiers must be properly […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Applications in Limbo as Partial Shutdown Continues

The FCC is not processing any Amateur Radio applications as the partial government shutdown approaches its fourth week. The FCC suspended “most operations” at mid-day on Thursday, January 3, although an appearance of activity continues. For radio amateurs, the shutdown means that while the Universal Licensing System (ULS) continues to accept applications for all valid […]

via the ARRL: FCC Outlines Impact on its Operations of Potential Funding Lapse

The FCC said in a January 2 Public Notice that in the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, it will suspend “most operations” at mid-day on Thursday, January 3. Some systems that have gone dark in prior government shutdowns will remain operational this time, however. That includes the FCC website, although it will […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1035 / 1036 New Year’s Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1035 / #1036 New Year’s Edition Release Date: January 5, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by George W2XBS, and Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 0:56:26 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1036 Trending […]

via the ARRL: FCC Releases Plan in the Event of a Partial Government Shutdown

The FCC has released its Plan for Orderly Shutdown in case funds become unavailable to continue operation. “If a potential lapse in appropriations is imminent, the FCC will determine whether and for how long prior-year funds are available to continue agency operations during a lapse,” the FCC said in its plan. According to the plan, if prior-year […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Christmas Edition #1034

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1034Release Date: December 22, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:44:55 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1034 Trending stories […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Honored in Advance of Field Day 2018 on June 23 – 24

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations. This list of those that took part is not necessarily comprehensive. via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources https://ift.tt/2tcTifz

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 […]