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  • ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio
  • FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio Users Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes

    The FCC has released an Enforcement Advisory for licensees and operators across radio services. [Complete text of FCC Enforcement Advisory follows.]FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORYDA 21-73Released:  January 17, 2021WARNING:  AMATEUR AND PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES LICENSEES AND OPERATORS MAY NOT USE RADIO EQUIPMENT TO COMMIT OR FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTSThe Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communic...

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: What happened? Solar Cycle 25 seemed well under way, but no new sunspots have emerged since December 23. The last time any sunspot was visible was January 2. On January 14, Spaceweather.com posted, “Welcome back, solar minimum.”Average daily solar flux declined from 78.6 to 73.8. Geomagnetic A index remained quiet. Predicted solar flux for the next 30 days is 7...

  • International Amateur Radio Union Preparing for WRC-23

    Preparations continue on the part of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to represent the interests of the amateur and amateur-satellite services at World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sponsors WRCs, typically every 4 years, to consider revisions to the international Radio Regulations that define frequency allocations for v...

  • New Amateur VLF Transatlantic Record Set

    Very low frequency (VLF) enthusiast Joe Craig, VO1NA, reports that Stefan Schaefer, DK7FC, copied his 50-character message transmitted from Newfoundland on 8.271 kHz, with a radiated power of 10 mW.“This is a new record for amateur transatlantic VLF,” Craig told ARRL. “The mode used was EbNaut by Paul Nicholson. EbNaut is a synchronous coherent BPSK mode for use at VLF and low LF. Craig’s tower...

  • AMSAT/Vanderbilt RadFXSat-2/Fox 1E Set to Launch
  • Dayton Hamvention Cancels 2021 Show
  • Former RAC President John "Hoppy" Hopwood, VE7RD, SK

    Former Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President John Farrell “Hoppy” Hopwood, VE7RD, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, died on December 8. He was 91. Hopwood was instrumental in the founding of RAC and was inducted in 2015 as a member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.Hopwood spent his career in telecommunications, once working as a telegraph lineman. In 1971, he formed a Systems C...

  • ARRL Life Member Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, is 2021 Carole Perry Educator of the Year

    Orlando HamCation® has announced that ARRL Life Member Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, of Bloomington, Indiana, is the 2021 recipient of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding individual contribution in educating and advancing youth in amateur radio. It was first awarded in 2018 to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in honor of her work as an educator teaching stud...

  • Seven US Schools Move Forward in ARISS Selection Process