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The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • The K7RA Solar Update January 21, 2022
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar and geomagnetic activity increased this week. The average daily sunspot number was up by 52 points, rising from 42.4 to 94.4. The sunspot number peaked at 120 last Saturday, January 15.Average daily solar flux went from 101.6 to 112, peaking at 119.4 on Sunday, January 16. Average daily planetary A index rose from 6.1 […]
  • Two Radio Amateurs Appointed to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) January 20, 2022
    FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel named two prominent radio amateurs among her appointments to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) on January 19. Appointed were Greg Lapin, N9GL, and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV. Lapin chairs the ARRL RF Safety Committee and has represented ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio on the TAC since 2001.ARRL Labo […]
  • Extended ARRL Team Will Support February’s ARRL National Convention in Orlando January 20, 2022
  • FCC Seeks Attorney-Advisor for its Mobility Division January 19, 2022
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted an opening for an attorney-advisor in the Mobility Division of its Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in Washington, DC.As a principal attorney with mid-to-senior level responsibilities, the individual’s job duties would include working on policy, rulemaking, and legal issues; drafting Commission- and Bu […]
  • IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Vice Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, Retires January 19, 2022
    Citing age, health, and personal issues, Peter Jost, HB9CET, has stepped down as International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) Vice Coordinator. He will continue to serve as IARUMS Coordinator for Switzerland’s IARU member-society USKA (Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen-Amateure).IARU Region 1 said that Jost, who received the IARUMS R1 […]
  • Amateur Operation in 3.45 – 3.5 GHz Segment Must Cease by April 14, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • Bangladesh Amateur Radio League Founder Saif Shahid, S21A, SK January 18, 2022
    Saif D. Shahid, S21A/KF6WJZ/G1NWJ, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on January 10. He was 73. Shahid was the founder and President of the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League (BARL), which was established after more than 12 years of hard lobbying and negotiating with government officials by Shahid and others. Until then, amateur radio operation from Bangladesh ha […]
  • Distance Challenge Special Event Set in Arizona January 18, 2022
  • ARES Activates as Wind-Driven Year-End Fire Destroys 1,000 Colorado Homes January 18, 2022
    Nine Boulder County (Colorado) Amateur Radio Emergency Services (BCARES) volunteers turned out on December 30, 2021 as the devastating Marshall Fire roared through Superior and (portions of) Louisville, Colorado. Intense winds whipped a grass fire south of Boulder near Marshall into a massive firestorm that became too large and fierce for firefighters to bat […]
  • Homebrew Heroes Award to be Managed by Ham Radio Workbench January 18, 2022
    The ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast team has shifted ownership and management of the Homebrew Heroes Award to the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast. “It makes better branding sense for their team to acquire and manage this awards program,” said Frank Howell, K4FMH, of the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast team. “Their episode-to-episode content clearly reflects the unde […]