Tag: licensing

via the ARRL: Canada’s Amateur Radio Population Showing Continued Growth

According to Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, Amateur Radio in Canada grew by 1,758 new licensees in 2018 — the largest number in the past 4 years. In his March editorial in RAC’s member journal The Canadian Amateur, MacDonell reported that the country’s ham radio population jumped from 63,317 to 70,198 between […]

via the ARRL: Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Hands Off Amateur Radio Exam and Call Sign Management

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is turning over Amateur Radio exam provision and call sign management to a new provider. WIA reports that telecommunications regulator ACMA has selected the University of Tasmania and Australian Maritime College (AMC) to take over as the preferred provider for the delivery of Amateur Radio examination, call sign management, and […]

via the ARRL: FCC to Suspend Most Operations on January 3, if Government Shutdown Continues

If the partial lapse in federal government funding continues, the FCC will suspend most operations on Thursday, January 3, at mid-day. At that time, employees will have up to 4 hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations. Work required for the protection of life and property will continue, however, as will any work related […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Case Attracts Attention of FCC Commissioner

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, has used the latest chapter in an Amateur Radio enforcement proceeding to reiterate his call that the Commission abolish its Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) system. The long-standing case involves efforts by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, (ex-N6AYJ), of Diamond Spring, California, to renew his license. Late last week, the FCC denied reconsideration […]

via the ARRL: ARRL VEC Conducts First-Ever Amateur Radio Licensing Exam Session in Cambodia

The first ARRL VEC Amateur Radio examination session in Cambodia was held on April 5. The session resulted in two new Technician licensees, both Cambodian nationals, and one university professor who tested all the way to Amateur Extra-class in a single bound. Currently, no path exists for Cambodians to obtain an Amateur Radio license in […]

via the ARRL: More than 30,000 New Ham Licensees and 7,000 Amateur Radio Exam Sessions in 2017

For the fourth year in a row, more than 30,000 new licensees joined the Amateur Radio ranks, and the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) conducted more than 7,000 Amateur Radio exam sessions, serving some 35,350 candidates for a new or upgraded license. At the end of December 2017, the US Amateur Radio population stood at […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #997

This Week in Amateur Radio #997 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, April 7, 2018. This week’s edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clarke, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:23:25 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR997 Trending […]

via the RSGB: First individual amateurs in Tunisia

The first individually-licenced amateurs in Tunisia are now able to get on the air. Of the 10 people who passed the first exam, five were able to attend a special ceremony to receive their documents personally. President of the National Frequencies Agency, Ashraf Chaabane and the amateur radio committee president Mehdi Hmem spoke about the […]

via the ARRL: Swedish Telecoms Regulator Considering Charging Hams a Fee to Run More Than 200 W

Sweden’s Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) is considering lowering the transmitter output power for general Amateur Radio stations to 200 W PEP. Under a set of wide-ranging proposed regulatory changes affecting many radio services, radio amateurs who want to run higher power would have to apply for a license and pay an annual fee of […]

First Tunisian individual ham radio licenses issued

Ashraf 3V8/KF5EYY reports on the IARU Region 1 site that Tunisia has started issuing individual amateur radio licenses After issuing the ministerial decree allowing for Tunisians to acquire their individual licenses in September, and after arranging for the first amateur radio exam on December 20th 2017, ANF (the Tunisian Regulator) has delivered last Friday the […]

Sea Cadets earn Ham Radio Technician License (Washington)

During the Winter break from school, local Sea Cadets of the Capitol Battalion Sea Cadets took the opportunity to earn their Amateur Radio Technician’s License. On December 18 through 20, Thurston County District 13 Griffin Fire Station hosted these local Cadets. The class and hands-on practice were provided by Lee Chambers KI7SS, Steve Ward WC7I, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #985

This Week in Amateur Radio #985 Here is a summary of the news trending the week of January 13, 2018. This weeks edition is anchored by, George B, W2XBS, Fred Fitte, NF2F, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:12:25 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR985 Trending stories in this weeks bulletin service: 1. […]

via the ARRL: NCVEC Releases New Technician License Question Pool into the Public Domain

The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has announced the release of the 2018-2022 Amateur Radio Element 2 Technician class license question pool into the public domain. Each question pool must be published and made available to the public prior to its use as a question set, from which individual examinations are developed. Alert the NCVEC Question […]

Iceland plans to end ham radio call sign discrimination

On November 9, 2017 Iceland’s Ministry of Transport and Local Government has published draft changes to the Radio Regulations for comment The national society, Icelandic Radio Amateurs (IRA), had proposed ending the practice of highlighting amateurs who had Novice call signs, an N was added to their call sign. In addition the IRA proposed ending another discriminatory […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #975

This Week in Amateur Radio #975 Week of November 4, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR975 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. November 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]