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Some Countries Permitting “STAYHOME”-Suffix Call Signs during COVID-19 Pandemic

ARRL Ham Radio News - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 14:26

Some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special “STAYHOME” call sign suffixes. For example, listen for 8A1STAYHOME from Indonesia, and A60STAYHOME/# call signs from the United Arab Emirates.

In Canada, Michael Shamash, VE2MXU, is using VC2STAYHOM “to raise awareness for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Canada limits call sign suffixes to seven character...

Spain Grants Unlicensed Individuals Permission to Use Amateur Stations During Lockdown

ARRL Ham Radio News - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 13:36

Spain’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society URE has obtained temporary permission from the country’s telecommunications regulator for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the coronavirus lockdown.

“The main objective of the request is to disseminate and promote amateur radio among schoolchildren who must be confined at home,” the announcement from the Ministry of ...

To All ARRL Members and ARRL VEC Accredited Volunteer Examiners

ARRL Ham Radio News - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:58

We know many examiners have canceled amateur radio license exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and of health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners (VEs) is first and foremost in any decision-making process. The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) does not offer video-supervised online amateur radio...

'I was just in disbelief': Delmarva athletes reckon with seasons cut short by coronavirus

Delmarva Now ~ News - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:57

After school closures due to COVID-19, some Delmarva athletes must cope with their senior seasons abruptly ending.

       

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