ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S. 1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task.

 

“[W]e are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act,” […]

ARISS Reports ISS Packet System is Down

The aging Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet system on 145.825 MHz appears to have stopped functioning altogether, after experiencing some recent problems, and restoring it to operation could take months. ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, said the packet system, located in the Columbus module, started to act up late […]

The K7RA Solar Update

All the indicators we track at the bottom of this bulletin fell last week.

Because there were no sunspots in six of the seven days (July 20-26) last week, average daily sunspot number dropped from 26.6 to 1.7. Average daily solar flux declined from 85.9 to 69.7.

Average daily planetary A index declined […]

President Names FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr to Fill Vacant Republican Seat

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr, a Republican, to fill one of the two vacancies on the Commission. One FCC vacancy, to be filled by a Democratic candidate, remains in order for the Commission to be back to its full five-member complement. The president on June 14 […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot numbers rose this reporting week (June 15-21) from 4.9 to 29.4. The previous week had four days with no sunspots, and this week there were no zero sunspot days, hence the dramatic increase in the average.

Average daily solar flux barely budged from 74.4 to 74.6

Average daily planetary A index […]

ARRL to Sponsor 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar

The ARRL will sponsor a 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday, July 17, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Tuesday, July 18). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to take part in […]

FCC Chairman to Appoint New Enforcement Bureau Chief

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Michael Carowitz, who has been serving as acting bureau chief, will become the Bureau’s deputy chief. Harold is an attorney with experience within the FCC agency and in private practice; she’s also […]

TS Cindy Update 21 June 2017

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Tropical Storm Cindy Intermediate Advisory Number 9A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 700 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017 …HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUES TO AFFECT THE NORTHERN GULF COAST… …THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING…

SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…28.3N 93.3W ABOUT 125 MI…200 KM S OF LAKE […]

W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters has announced its Field Day 2017 bulletin schedule. The Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit the W1AW Field Day 2017 bulletin for the benefit of West Coast stations.

Friday, June 23

Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern UTC CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 […]

Tropical Storm Cindy Predicted to Hit Texas

Tropical Storm Cindy Advisory Number 5 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 400 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017 …CINDY MEANDERING OVER THE CENTRAL GULF… …HEAVY RAINFALL COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST…

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…25.7N 90.6W ABOUT 280 MI…450 KM S […]