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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
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AMSAT Announces Fox-1C Launch Opportunity and Fund Drive

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pAMSAT-NA has announced a third-quarter 2015 launch opportunity for its Fox-1C CubeSat and has kicked off a fun drive to cover the costs of putting the Amateur Radio satellite into space. AMSAT reports that it has teamed with Spaceflight Inc for integration and launch services utilizing Spaceflight’s strongSHERPA/strong system to put Fox-1C into a sun-synchronous orbit. Spaceflight describes SHERPA as an “in.../p

The K7RA Solar Update

Hace 4 horas 25 mins
pTad Cook, K7RA, in Seattle, Washington, reports: Last Thursday, July 17, there were no sunspots at all, a sobering reminder of how weak this solar cycle is. We have to go way back to August 14, 2011, to find the last “spotless” day; the Sun exhibited no spots on January 27, 2011, as well./pp/ppOn July 18 two new sunspot regions emerged, but the sunspot number was only 26. Two days later, on Sunday, J.../p

Radio Amateurs Named to Order of Canada

Vie, 25/07/2014 - 00:33
pTwo radio amateurs were among those recently named to the Order of Canada. The list of recipients included telecommunications researcher Veena Rawat, VA3ITU, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, VA3OOG/KC5RNJ./pp/ppspanRawat was honored as a “Companion of the Order of Canada” for contributions to telecommunications engineering and for her leadership in establishing a global regulatory framework for rad.../span/p

Cincinnati BPL Internet Service Provider Pulls the Plug on its System

Jue, 24/07/2014 - 05:59
pA Cincinnati, Ohio, broadband-over-powerline (strongBPL/strong) Internet service provider is throwing in the towel and yielding to more modern technology. Cincinnati Communications will pull the plug on its BPL system on August 1, according to a strongreport/strong on iThe Enquirer/i newspaper’s website./pp/pp“The failure of the Cincinnati system will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with BPL technology,” sa.../p

W1AW Centennial Operations Move to Indiana, Rhode Island

Mié, 23/07/2014 - 05:46
pThe ARRL Centennial strongspanW1AW WAS/span/strong operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, July 23 (the evening of July 22 in US time zones), to Indiana (W1AW/9) and Rhode Island (W1AW/1). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to work all states solely by contacting W1AW portable.../p

India’s VO-52 Satellite Goes Dark

Mar, 22/07/2014 - 01:02
pDespite efforts to keep the flagging VUSat OSCAR-52 (VO-52) Amateur Radio satellite in operation for a while longer, ground controllers have yielded to the nearly decade-old spacecraft’s failing technology and have permanently taken it out of service. Launched into low Earth orbit in 2005, the VO-52 microsatellite carried two Amateur Radio transponders for SSB and CW. B.A. “Mani” Subramani, VU2.../p

FEMA and ARRL Sign Agreement; FEMA Administrator Calls Ham Radio “Resilient”

Sáb, 19/07/2014 - 07:43
pThe ARRL and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (strongFEMA/strong) have announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will enhance cooperation between the League and FEMA in the area of disaster communication. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, and ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, signed the agreement July 18 during the ARRL National Centennial Convention at the Connecticut Convention Center i.../p

The K7RA Solar Update

Vie, 18/07/2014 - 23:12
p/ppspanSolar activity is suddenly weakening, and yesterday, Thursday, July 17 the daily sunspot number was zero. We had no other zero sunspot days so far this year, none last year or in 2012, and only two in 2011, on January 27 and August /br /We had 48 days with a sunspot number of zero in 2010 (although reports 51 days, and they may be correct), and 260 days with a daily sunspot numbe.../span/p

ARRL Dedicates Centennial Terrace to Honor Major Donors

Vie, 18/07/2014 - 20:55
pVisitors to ARRL Headquarters will be greeted with something new in the area in front of the main entrance. Complementing the terrace of memorial bricks and benches on the left, a new Centennial Terrace on the right side of the main entrance was dedicated on July 17 at a ribbon-cutting and reception, held in conjunction with the ARRL strongNational Centennial Convention/strong now underway in Hartford, Conn.../p

ARRL President Issues Call to Action to Gain Support for HR.4969 Amateur Radio Parity Act!

Jue, 17/07/2014 - 02:35
pIn a strongvideo/strong, ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has issued an urgent call to all radio amateurs to get behind a grassroots campaign to promote co-sponsorship of HR.4969, “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014.” HR.4969 would require the FCC to extend PRB-1 coverage to restrictive covenants. It was introduced in the US House with bipartisan support on June 25 at the request of the ARRL, which worke.../p

A Special Video Message from ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, Concerning HR.4969

Jue, 17/07/2014 - 02:35
p/pp/ppARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has recorded a video message to all amateurs concerning the need for immediate grassroots support of HR.4969, the Amateur Radio Parity Act. Click stronghere/strong to watch the video on YouTube. Also, see the ARRL HR.4969 web page at /p

ARRL Board of Directors to Meet July 21-22 in Hartford

Jue, 17/07/2014 - 02:24
pThe ARRL Board of Directors will strongmeet/strong Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22, in Hartford, Connecticut, The slightly altered scheduling of the July meeting takes advantage of the fact that most Board members will already be in town for the ARRL National Centennial Convention July 17-19./pp/ppInternational guests at the gathering will include IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR, and Radio Amateurs of Can.../p

Grassroots Campaign Underway to Promote Co-Sponsorship of “Amateur Radio Parity Act”

Mié, 16/07/2014 - 19:51
pA grassroots effort is underway to encourage radio amateurs to promote co-sponsorship of strongHR.4969/strong, the Amateur Radio Parity Act. The measure, introduced in the US House with bipartisan support on June 25, would call on the FCC to apply the “reasonable accommodation” three-part test of the strongPRB-1/strong federal pre-emption policy to private land-use restrictions regarding antennas. The bill’s primary spo.../p

Centennial Convention Will Be an Event to Remember, ARRL President Says

Mar, 15/07/2014 - 18:19
pARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, is eagerly anticipating the strongARRL National Centennial Convention/strong this week with a sense of history, awe, and honor. The Convention gets underway Thursday, July 17, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Craigie said this week that to be President when the ARRL celebrates its centennial “is an extraordinary good fortune that I am sincerely grateful for.../p

It’s Official: N6MJ and KL9A Take WRTC-2014 Gold, Slovak and German Teams Win Silver and Bronze

Mar, 15/07/2014 - 17:06
pAfter considerable deliberation over which team placed third in the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (strongWRTC-2014/strong), it’s now strongofficial/strong. At the awards ceremony July 14 concluding the international Amateur Radio contesting competition, the US team of Dan Craig, N6MJ, and Chris Hurlbut, KL9A, operating as K1A, took home the gold for their winning team effort. They racked up 7,184,844 points. T.../p