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Interruption to Internet Access at ARRL Headquarters Scheduled for March 4
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:12:00 -0600

As part of ARRL Headquarters’ transition to new internet service providers, an interruption of internet access at ARRL Headquarters is set for Wednesday, March 4, starting at 2300 UTC. The interruption will last no longer than 4 hours.

During the work period, these services will be unavailable:

  • Logbook of The World (LoTW)
  • Online DXCC
  • International Grid Chase Archive
  • National Parks on the Air Arch...
Coronavirus Fears Postpone Another DXpedition
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:45:00 -0600
Partially Submerged NEMO-1 WSPR Buoy Retrieved by Fishing Boat
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:36:00 -0600

The NEMO-1 WSPR buy buoy launched by AMSAT-Argentina (AMSAT-LU) on January 30 was retrieved 12 days later by a fishing vessel. The buoy transmitted WSPR on 14.095.6 MHz and APRS on VHF FM using the call sign LU7AA. The captain of the tuna vessel Juan Pablo II considered that the buoy was partially submerged, decided to retrieve it, and informed AMSAT-LU.

The NEMO-1 traveled another 8 days aboard...

ARRL Seeks a New Chief Executive Officer
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:19:00 -0600

ARRL is seeking an experienced radio amateur to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The CEO is the top compensated employee in ARRL’s management structure and oversees all operations in collaboration with the President and the Board of Directors, in accordance with ARRL’s Articles of Association, Bylaws, and Board policies. The successful candidate wi...

FCC Turns Down Amateur Licensee’s Appeal
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:04:00 -0600

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) released on February 20, the FCC turned down an appeal by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, of Diamond Springs, California, of an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) dismissal of Crowell’s amateur radio license renewal application. Chief ALJ Richard L. Sippel, ruled in 2018 that Crowell “failed to prosecute his application by refusing to attend a hearing scheduled...

AMSAT Cites Need for Adequate Spectrum in Opposing Deletion of 3.4 GHz Band
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:54:00 -0600
ARRL Opposes FCC Plan to Delete the 3.4 GHz Band
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:23:00 -0600
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society Reports Continued “Smart Meter” RFI
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:38:00 -0600

The St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) reports continued interference to St. Kitts radio amateurs from so-called power company “smart meters.” SKNAARS, an IARU member-society, took its complaint to the national telecommunications regulator last year, and the regulator issued a cease-and-desist order last October 7.

SKNAARS said this week that Saint Kitts amateur radio opera...

IARU Region 3 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Camp Set for this Fall in Thailand
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:25:00 -0600
It’s Never Too Late to Upgrade
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:21:00 -0600
ARRL Website, Other Services to be Offline on February 28
Sun, 23 Feb 2020 07:00:00 -0600

The ARRL website and other online services will be offline on Friday, February 28, for up to 8 hours in order to conduct necessary maintenance. The outage will begin at 0500 UTC and should end by 1300 UTC. Affected will be the main ARRL website, the ARRL Store, and the ARRL contesting-related pages, including the log submission page. Logbook of The World (LoTW), email, and all ARRL Headquarters...

VP8PJ South Orkney Islands DXpedition Anticipates Being on the Air on Sunday, February 23
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:44:00 -0600

The VP8PJ DXpedition to South Orkney Islands now anticipates being on the air sometime on Sunday, February 23, a couple of days behind the projected schedule. “The process of assembling the camp continues,” the DXpedition team reported on February 21. “[G]oing well, but will continue throughout today and tomorrow.” And in a follow-up report, “The ice has cleared enough to get the equipment asho...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:26:00 -0600

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.


Emergency Communication Exercise Set in Northern Florida
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:07:00 -0600

On Sunday, March 1, dozens of amateur radio volunteers from several states will take part in a 3-hour exercise in the northern Florida city of Gainesville. The exercise is designed to test and evaluate skills, assets, and strategies for emergency communication, such as those that might be needed in the aftermath of a hurricane. The exercise is being organized by the North Florida Amateur Radio ...

France Authorizes Use of 60-Meter Band
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:01:00 -0600