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ITU-R Working Party 5A Groups Meeting in Geneva

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 15:05

IARU Region 1 reports that three International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Group 5 working groups are meeting in Geneva until May 10. Working Party 5A deals with the Land mobile service above 30 MHz, excluding International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), wireless access in the fixed service and the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite services. Working Group 5A1, ...

So Now What? Podcast

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:30

“Finding the Right Club for You” is the focus of the new (May 2) 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, alternating...

ARRL’s Free Exam Review for Ham Radio Updated

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:00

ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™ has been updated in advance of the release of the ninth edition of The ARRL General Class License Manual for Ham Radio. ARRL Exam Review is a free online resource for use with current editions of ARRL License Manuals. The service can be accessed via a web browser, and uses the official examination question pools to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Upon compl...

ARRL Field Day Gear Now Available

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:34

ARRL Reply Comments Stress Need to Update Technician Privileges in a Digital World

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:56

In reply comments to the FCC (comments on comments already filed) on its Petition for Rule Making (RM-11828), ARRL has stressed that updating HF privileges for the entry-level Technician license “is the sole subject and intent” of the petition. ARRL filed its reply comments on April 29, urging the FCC to disregard comments irrelevant to its petition and maintaining that Technician privileges mu...

National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting to Expand Hours during Hamvention

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:53

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, located at the site of the former Voice of America Bethany Relay Station in West Chester, Ohio (between Dayton and Cincinnati, off the I-75 Tylersville Road exit), will expand its hours during Hamvention 2019 weekend. The WC8VOA station will be open. The museum includes a comprehensive collection of Drake Amateur Radio gear. Extended hours f...

ARRL/LIMARC School Club Roundup Certificates are Now Available

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:28

School Club Roundup (SCR) certificates are now available for the February 2019 event as well as for any future SCRs, via the Certificate menu item on the ARRL Contests Portal.

Top US/Canada performers included the Russell Elementary Amateur Radio Club (KM4RE) in the Elementary/Primary category; Schofield Middle School Ham Radio Club (N4SMS) in Middle/Intermediate/Junior High category; LASA High ...

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test Set for May 11

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 14:29

The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will host the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 68th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 11. The event is open to all radio amateurs. Armed Forces Day is May 18, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention®. Com...

ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, to Connect Directly with Hams via W1AW

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 14:22

ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, will host an on-the-air opportunity for ARRL members and the larger Amateur Radio community to get to know him better. Michel, who joined the team at ARRL Headquarters last October, is still a relative newcomer. The “Put Howard to Work!” event is being sponsored by the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast to give radio amateurs a chance to chat with Michel in a natural ...

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