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  • ARRL’s 12 Days of Deals Start on Monday!
  • ARRL Asks FCC to Dismiss Petition Seeking Declaratory Ruling on Encoded Message Rule
  • The K7RA Solar Update

    No sunspots again this week. This run of zero sunspots has persisted for over three weeks.In last week’s bulletin, we erroneously said that average daily sunspot number for the week was 70.4, but as KB8W pointed out this was the value of average daily solar flux. Average daily solar flux for this week, November 28 through December 4, was 70.2.Geomagnetic indicators were very quiet, with average...

  • FCC Amending Amateur Radio RF Exposure Safety Rules

    The FCC is amending its Part 97 Amateur Service rules relating to RF exposure safety. In a lengthy document in ET Docket 19-226 released on December 4 that addresses a broad range of RF safety issues, the FCC said current amateur radio RF exposure safety limits will remain unchanged, but that the amateur-specific exemption from having to conduct an RF exposure evaluation will be replaced by the...

  • Dayton Hamvention Admission, Fees to Increase in 2020

    Dayton Hamvention® is increasing the cost of admission and its booth fees. Hamvention General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, announced this week that general admission would rise by $4 per ticket to $26 in advance or $31 at the gate for all 3 days. The cost of flea market spots will go up by $5 per space, and inside exhibitors will pay $30 more.“Hamvention has always strived to produce a very high-q...

  • The Doctor Will See You Now!
  • ARISS Contact with Pennsylvania School to be Streamed Live

    An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact with astronaut Dr. Drew Morgan, MD, KI5AAA, and students at Council Rock High School in Pennsylvania will be livestreamed. The contact will take place at approximately 1756 UTC on Thursday, December 5. Morgan is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Several Warminster Amateur Radio Club members, including Michael Shanbla...

  • Oldest Known US Ham Receives ARRL Centurion Award

    The oldest known US radio amateur, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, received his ARRL Centurion Award plaque in November. The award recognizes hams who have achieved centenarian status. Kayhart, who lives in White Rock, South Carolina, is 108. The ARRL Board of Directors conferred the award on Kayhart at its July 2019 meeting.At the November meeting of the Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group in Little Mountain...

  • UN Headquarters’ 4U1UN has been Back on the Air

    The United Nations Amateur Radio Club, 4U1UN, at UN Headquarters in New York has been on the air recently. Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, recently was on site to replace and test a serial cable, and, while there, made some 100 contacts.“Now that all works, we should hear the 4U1UN more often on the air,” he commented. QSL via HB9BOU.4U1UN is a separate DXCC entity. The 4U1UN Facebook page reported th...

  • Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station Taking Place until December 6

    Russian cosmonauts were expected to activate VHF FM Slow Scan TV (SSTV) image transmissions from the International Space Station, starting Wednesday, December 4, until Friday, December 6 (UTC). December 4, until 1650 UTC; December 5, from 1125 until 1715 UTC, and December 6, 1020 UTC until 1640 UTC. Transmissions will be sent on 145.800 MHz FM (5-kHz deviation) using SSTV mode PD-120. Once rece...