The Doctor Will See You Now!

17-Jan-2019, 13:00:00 (www.arrl.org)

Get involved – British Science Week 2019

British Science Week (BSW) runs from 8 to 15 March 2019 and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase radio communications in the 21st Century to young people. We’re encouraging clubs to develop relationships with their local school or community group. The theme for this year’s BSW is ‘journeys’. Ideas for activities could include: the journey […]
16-Jan-2019, 16:04:00 (rsgb.org)

December YOTA Month Activity Records More Than 80,000 Contacts

More than 80,000 contacts went into logs at YOTA suffix stations and others participating in December Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month, with most operations in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1). The final tally included 46,989 on SSB, another 28,064 on CW, some 3,814 on FT8, and the rest on various other modes.

“This year, as many as 44 participating stations made 82,938 QSO...

16-Jan-2019, 15:52:00 (www.arrl.org)

President’s review of 2018

I hope you had a great Christmas and let us all look forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019. Sitting here contemplating the last 12 months and looking forward to the next year, a few things struck me. Firstly, what a great year 2018 has been – thanks essentially to our volunteers. With only […]
16-Jan-2019, 11:15:51 (rsgb.org)

New 2019 Repeater Directory is Now Shipping

The new 2019 ARRL Repeater Directory® is now shipping. It includes “crowdsourced” listings contributed by users, repeater owners, and volunteer frequency coordinators. This means more listings that are and updated more often. With 28,000 listings, the ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada.

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15-Jan-2019, 19:54:00 (www.arrl.org)

Japanese Ham Receives License to Operate in Myanmar

Akio Taguchi, JE2QIZ/AC7XZ, reports that he has received a license from the Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) Ministry of Transportation and Communication. His call sign there will be XZ2B. Taguchi explained that Myanmar only permits Amateur Radio operation from 20 MHz to 300 MHz at a power of just 25 W, and he plans to operate a "fishing rod antenna" from his hotel.

Because license fees in Myan...

15-Jan-2019, 19:39:00 (www.arrl.org)

Court Rules Excessive Antenna Application Fees Violated Reasonable Accommodation

Long-pending Amateur Radio antenna litigation that ARRL helped to fund has finally borne fruit. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department has ruled in the case of Myles Landstein, N2EHG, that the Town of LaGrange, New York, not only overstepped its state-granted authority by assessing excessive fees, but violated the limited federal preemption PR...

15-Jan-2019, 17:45:00 (www.arrl.org)

AMSAT Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Program

AMSAT has announced its 50th Anniversary Awards Program, to help celebrate 50 years of keeping Amateur Radio in space. Satellite and HF contacts can help participants to earn one of these awards:

  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite Communications Achievement Award
  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT Satellite Friends of 50 Award
  • AMSAT on HF 50th Anniversary Award

The 50th anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite ...

15-Jan-2019, 14:32:00 (www.arrl.org)

US Islands Awards Program Announces 25th Anniversary Award, Recent Rule Changes

The US Islands (USI) Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is offering a commemorative award for both chasers and activators for contacts made between January 1 and December 31.

To qualify, chasers must confirm 25 islands during 2019, as a club or individual, and activators must qualify or activate 25 islands in any combination, making at least 15 contacts for both new isl...

14-Jan-2019, 19:29:00 (www.arrl.org)

Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is Radio Amateurs of Canada 2018 Amateur of the Year

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced that Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.

“Gabor has demonstrated an intense commitment to diverse aspects of Amateur Radio, and in 2010 he was recognized as the Pacific Northwest VHFer of the Year for consistently promoting and encouraging VHF/UHF/microwave activity in the Pacific Northwest,” RAC Pres...

14-Jan-2019, 16:27:00 (www.arrl.org)