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The Doctor Will See You Now!

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:00

2018 ARRL International Grid Chase Certificates Page Now Live

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:01

The ARRL International Grid Chase Certificates page is now live. As IGC competitions are monthly, people can start generating monthly certificates to display. At year’s end, IGC will have the option to generate a certificate based on year-end tallies. For now, participants can select a month, then select up to 16 band/mode certificates they’d like to create. Participants with more than 16 band/...

Canadian National Parks on the Air Event Set to Start on January 1

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:33

The Canadian National Parks on the Air event (CNPOTA) will get under way on January 1, 2019, and continue until year’s end. A volunteer group of a half-dozen hams in Nova Scotia, working with a zero budget, came up with the notion of attempting to replicate the success of the National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event in 2016, first created to mark the centennial of the National Park Service.

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FCC Will Be Closed on Wednesday, December 5

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:34

In observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush, the FCC will close on Wednesday, December 5.  All paper and electronic filings due on December 5 are now due on Thursday, December 6, the Commission’s next official business day. Additionally, December 5 will not count in computing filing periods shorter than 7 days because it will be a Commission holiday. Due to the ...

AMSAT's Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat Launched Successfully

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 17:25

[UPDATED: 2018-12-04 @ 1320 UTC] SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission carrying AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat has been deployed into orbit. A SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle carried Fox-1Cliff and several other satellites into space on December 3 at approximately 1334 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, following a 1-day launch delay. (See the launch on YouTube.) Acco...

FCC Tells LED Sign Marketers to Abide by Statutes and Rules

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:55

The FCC Enforcement Bureau has called on on marketers of light-emitting diode (LED) signs to ensure that these lights comply with FCC rules. Since March of this year, the agency has entered into 21 settlement agreements with companies that marketed noncompliant LED signs in violation of the Communications Act and FCC rules. The settlements yielded approximately $850,000 in penalties, and commit...

2018 ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award Presented in Festive Style

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:50

The winner of the 2018 ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award, Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, received the award plaque and allotted $1,500 on November 3 in a festive award ceremony during the Stone Mountain Hamfest in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Hosted by Alford Memorial Radio Club, the Stone Mountain Hamfest was also the 2018 ARRL Georgia Section Convention. ARRL Southeastern Division Director Greg Sarratt,...