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The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, Receives IARU Diamond Award March 19, 2019
    The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has recognized Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, for his success over many years in raising the visibility at international forums for Amateur Radio’s role in providing disaster-relief communication. A presentation took place on February 20 in Geneva.While at the United Nations Office for the C […]
  • Smithsonian Institution’s NN3SI Returning to the Air March 19, 2019
    The historic NN3SI call sign is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. “We do not have a physical station location, and we are not open for guest operation as in the past, but this this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian,” the group’s president, John Weise, N4NPG, told ARRL. “We […]
  • Radio Amateurs to Launch APRS Balloon at Young Researchers Congress March 19, 2019
    Radio amateurs attending the 20th Young Researchers Congress in Münster, Germany, plan to launch an APRS-carrying weather balloon on March 21. The payload will transmit on 433.000 MHz with the call sign DL9II-11. The weather balloon carries a probe with two cameras, meteorological probes, and a Geiger counter. Two University of Heidelberg students will handl […]
  • 3Y0I DXpedition Team Reports It has Departed for Bouvet Island March 19, 2019
  • General Class Element 3 Question Pool Errata Released March 19, 2019
  • W1AW Endowment Contributions will be Properly Credited Despite Incorrect Return Envelope March 18, 2019
    Due to an inadvertent mix-up, a recent ARRL solicitation letter to benefit the W1AW Endowment Fund included a return envelope designating the Spectrum Defense Fund.“We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused for those who donated or were considering making a donation,” ARRL Development Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, said. “At ARRL, […]
  • FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal March 15, 2019
    The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. Interested parties have 30 days to comment. The Technicia […]
  • Preliminary Results of the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) Now Available March 15, 2019
    ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has announced that through the yeoman efforts of Charlie Carroll, K1XX; Kelly Taylor, VE4XT, and Ward Silver, N0AX, preliminary results of the 2019 ARRL International DX CW now are available. 
  • New West Gulf Division Vice Director Appointed March 15, 2019
    ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced his choice of past South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, of Leander, Texas, to be the new Vice Director for the West Gulf Division.“I’ve known Lee for a number of years and really look forward to having him on the Board team,” Roderick said.Cooper’s appointment fills a vacancy created when former Wes […]
  • Well-Known Moonbouncer and VHF-UHF DXer David Anderson, GM4JJJ, SK March 15, 2019
    A luminary in the moonbounce and VHF-UHF DX arena, David Anderson, GM4JJJ, of Dunfermline, Scotland, died on March 15. Anderson was the developer of MoonSked software for EME.“He had been fighting spinal cancer through many years of remission and relapse, which often made it difficult to come on the radio,” his friend Ian White, GM3SEK, explained. “David did […]