The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • FCC Enforcement Advisory Targets Noncompliant Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers September 25, 2018
    The FCC is warning that noncompliant VHF/UHF transceivers may not be imported, marketed, or sold in the US, nor may anyone use them. The FCC Enforcement Advisory, issued on September 24, follows an August 1 Citation and Order (Citation) to Amcrest Industries, LLC (formerly Foscam Digital Technologies, LLC), an importer and marketer of popular and inexpensive […]
  • Scouting’s 2018 Jamboree on the Air Set for October 19 – 21 September 25, 2018
  • Sweden’s Telecommunications Regulatory Agency to Require Fee to Run More than 200 W September 24, 2018
    Effective on November 1, radio amateurs in Sweden who want to run more than 200 W PEP in certain Amateur Radio allocations will have to apply for a transmitter license to do so and pay a yearly fee. Sweden’s telecoms agency PTS has announced a modified listing of license-free transmitters that spells out the changes for Amateur Radio and other services. Swed […]
  • Philippine Amateur Radio Association Activates HERO for Typhoon Mangkhut September 24, 2018
    With Typhoon Mangkhut (locally Ompong) threatening, the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) activated its Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) at a Code Yellow level on September 12, per a declaration from PARA Chief Operating Officer Roberto Vicencio, DU1VHY. At Code Yellow, stations are advised to ensure that all equipment is operational, check ba […]
  • Fifth Annual “Enigma Reloaded” Operating Event Set to Start on September 28 September 24, 2018
    The fifth running of the “Enigma Reloaded” operating event will begin on September 28. Sponsored by A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club, the event celebrates the history of the Enigma enciphering machine, developed after World War I in Germany, initially for sending sensitive diplomatic, military, and commercial messages. British codebreakers working under Alan Turing […]
  • Long Island New York Club Supports the Great Cow Harbor Race September 24, 2018
    The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in Huntington, New York, provided communication support for the 41st Northport Great Cow Harbor 10K / 2K Run on September 15. The nonprofit event is held in cooperation with various community organizations.LARC members provided communications from the starting point, at various positions along the course, and at the fi […]
  • VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition to Offer Near Real-Time Contact Posting September 24, 2018
    The VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition, on schedule to begin October 20, has announced that it will use DXA to post contacts on a near real-time basis. “Bob Schmieder, KK6EK, of Cordell Expeditions, offered the use of DXA, and we gladly accepted,” the DXpedition said in a news update this week.“Within 60 seconds of your contact with VP6D, the browser page is […]
  • Window to Submit Proposals to Host Contacts with Space Station Crew Opens October 1 September 21, 2018
    Proposals by school and educational organizations to host Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with an International Space Station crew member next year will be accepted starting on Monday, October 1. Completed proposals are due by Thursday, November 15. ARISS anticipates that the contacts will be scheduled between July 1 and Dec […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update September 21, 2018
    Sunspots are gone again this week, with none observed since September 12. Average daily sunspot number declined to zero this week from 7.6 last week. Average daily solar flux was unchanged at 68.6. Average daily planetary A index declined from 12.6 to 9.7, while average daily mid-latitude A index went from 10 to 8.3.The Autumnal equinox is this weekend, at 0 […]
  • Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane Preparedness September 20, 2018
    September 20 is the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastating arrival in Puerto Rico. Today, many amateurs there are better prepared for the next storm or other disaster that could disrupt conventional telecommunications. With this in mind, the ARRL Puerto Rico Section is hosting monthly meetings in various cities around the island commonwealth […]