US Amateur Radio Numbers Reach an All-Time High

Courtesy ARRL 03/04/2015 Amateur Radio growth in the US continues to soar. At the end of 2014, the total number of radio amateurs in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System...

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US Southeast ARES Teams on the Job as Severe Winter Weather Strikes

Courtesy ARRL 02/26/2015 Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers in the US Southeast remained on alert on February 26, as the region faces an unaccustomed ration of severe winter...

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German Radio Amateurs Breathe New Life into “Orphaned” Shortwave Channel

Courtesy ARRL 02/25/2015 Some radio amateurs are frustrated broadcasters, and when German national broadcaster the Deutsche Welle closed down a 500 kW shortwave broadcast transmitter near Munich, an entity...

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FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Now in Effect

Courtesy ARRL 02/17/2015 Starting today, February 17, the FCC no longer routinely issues paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission maintains that the official Amateur...

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K1N Navassa Island DXpedition is Ham Radio History

Courtesy ARRL 02/15/2015 The K1N Navassa Island DXpedition wrapped up on schedule early on Sunday, February 15. While some seekers went away empty handed — even after hours of...

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ARRL Warns Experimental Licensee to Avoid Interference to HF Ham Activity

Courtesy ARRL 02/13/2015 The ARRL has asked a Massachusetts company that plans to conduct experimental transmissions over wide portions of the HF spectrum either to avoid Amateur Radio allocations...

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Radio Shack about to Close

The end is near for Radio Shack. A number of legal steps would come first, including a likely bankruptcy filing. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) delisted Radio Shack...

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SSTV Transmissions Scheduled from the International Space Station

(Courtesy ARRL) 01/29/2015 The Russian Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team plans to activate slow-scan television (SSTV) from the ISS on Saturday January 31, and on...

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FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Goes into Effect on February 17

From arrl.org: 01/28/2015 Starting February 17, the FCC no longer will routinely issue paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission has maintained for some time...

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School Club Roundup

From arrl.org: Objective: To exchange QSO information with club stations that are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate. Sponsored...

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