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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:05:00 -0500

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The K7RA Solar Update
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:34:00 -0500

Following a month of no sunspots in February, solar activity returned on March 5-12, then disappeared over five days, returning last week on March 18-20.

But our reporting week (Always Thursday through the following Wednesday) ended with a bang when the daily sunspot number rose to 28 on March 20, the first day of spring. Sunspot numbers have not been as high since last August, when the sunspot ...

Ohio ARES Provides “Situational Awareness” During January Blizzard
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:53:00 -0500

Ohio ARES members stared down “Snowmageddon” 2019, the mid-January blizzard that blanketed the lower Great Lakes region. Based on ominous forecasts and discussion with Assistant SECs across the state, Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, and the Ohio Watch Office, SEC Stan Broadway, N8BHL, asked ARES operators to provide observations and reports to assist decision makers at the Ohio Emergency O...

XR0ZRC Update from Robinson Crusoe Island
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:34:00 -0500

The XR0ZRC DXpedition team on Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez Islands) reports that a very slow internet connection has hampered its ability to upload logs. Operators report that severe local noise on the low bands is making reception difficult.

“The team is looking for another QTH for the low-band position,” an announcement on the group’s website said. “Some of the equipment that came fr...

So Now What?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:40:00 -0500

“The New Ham Radio Starter Pack” is the focus of the new (March 21) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! “So Now What?” offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternat...

Comments Due March 22 on Proposed Updates to the National Emergency Communications Plan
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:51:00 -0500
FCC Adopts New Rules for Spectrum above 95 GHz in Branded “Spectrum Horizons” Initiative
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:44:00 -0500

The FCC has adopted new rules to encourage development of new communication technologies and expedite the deployment of new services above 95 GHz. The action was the latest move in the Commission’s “Spectrum Horizons” branded initiative.

“This spectrum has long been considered the outermost horizon of the usable spectrum range, but rapid advancements in radio technology have made these bands esp...

IARU Represents Amateur Radio at WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:27:00 -0500
Canadian Amateur Radio Interference Case Adjudicated
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:25:00 -0500

Interference from what ISED, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, called an individual “operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators” has been adjudicated. The case resulted in a petition, which attracted 1,135 signatures, being presented to the House of Commons on January 30, and the Government of Ca...

OH10X IOTA “Ice DXpedition” to Inakari Island Logs More Than 8,000 Contacts
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:24:00 -0500
Norfolk Island Special Event DX Operation Set to Start on April 1
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:20:00 -0500
Changes in March 23 West Coast Qualifying Run from K6KPH
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:37:00 -0500
FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:31:00 -0500

An FCC Enforcement Bureau Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NoUO) issued last fall to a California Technician-class licensee for alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz now has been upgraded to a Notice of Violation (NoV) that cites violations of the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. The March 15 NoV sent to Daryl Thomas, KE6MWS, of Carmichael, also specifically acknowledges Thomas as an Amat...

Radio Amateurs Aid Isolated Settler in Chile
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:24:00 -0500
HAARP Gearing Up for its Spring Research Campaign
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:19:00 -0500