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,” […]

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 […]

FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer

The FCC has proposed a fine of more than $400,000 on a Queens, New York, man who has admitted making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with NYPD officers’ communications. Peralta, 20, is alleged to have transmitted false bomb threats, false claims of criminal activities involving firearms, […]

WRTC 2018: 500 Days and Counting!

Pointing out that World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) in Germany is only about 500 days away, the event’s all-volunteer Organizing Committee reports that while many necessary tasks are out of the way, much more work remains. So far, among other things, it has wrapped up the qualification process, drafted official rules for […]

Nayif-1 Status Report and New Dashboard

The Nayif-1 (EO-88) CubeSat has now been in orbit for more than two weeks and all systems continue to operate nominally.

The power budget is positive, the spin/tumble rate is acceptably low, on board temperatures are perfectly okay and, importantly, the educational/amateur transponder switching is taking place autonomously as planned.

More than 250 stations around […]

A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

A new QST QuickStats survey is now available for your viewing and voting pleasure. These poll results will be published in the June issue of QST, so the questions are all about ARRL Field Day! Check the QuickStats page at http://www.arrl.org/quickstats and enjoy…

● Will you be participating by yourself or with a group?

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Amateur Radio Emergency Service Posts its 2016 Annual Report

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) has posted its 2016 annual report. The 2016 ARES Annual Report focuses on documenting the value that ARES provides to the nation, states, and localities in collaboration with partners at all levels. The report features basic data drawn from Section Emergency Coordinators’ reports, a breakdown of ARES figures by […]

FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Petition to Allocate New 5 MHz Band

The FCC has invited comments on the ARRL’s January 12 Petition for Rule Making to allocate a new, contiguous secondary band at 5 MHz to the Amateur Service. The League also asked the Commission to keep four of the current five 60-meter channels — one would be within the new band — as well as […]

2017 Rookie Roundup (SSB)

The next Rookie Roundup will be Sunday, April 16, using SSB.

NEW RULES – MORE ROOKIES!

• You can be a Rookie if you were first licensed in 2017, 2016 or 2015 – send the year you were first licensed in the exchange.

• Starting in April, if you were licensed before 2015 you can […]

FCC Chairman: Enforcement Consent Decrees Must Get Okay from Full Commission

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has put in place another process reform measure that he says will enable the commissioners “to become more fully involved in the agency’s enforcement activities.”

From time to time, the FCC Enforcement Bureau resolves cases by entering into a consent decree, in which the party under investigation agrees to comply with […]