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GENESIS Ham Satellites among Payloads Lost in Launch Failure

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The GENESIS-L and GENESIS-N ham radio satellites were among several carrying amateur radio payloads lost following the failure of the Firefly Alpha rocket during its first launch on September 2 from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. An anomaly occurred about 2 minutes into the mission, causing controllers to destroy the launcher in flight. The anomaly has yet to be explained.

This w...

ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Monday, September 6

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ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions. ARRL HQ will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, at 8 AM EDT. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! 

3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition Receives $100,000 from Northern California DX Foundation

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The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has donated $100,000 to the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island, which is set for late 2022. The DXpedition will be carried out by Amateur Radio DXpeditions, a Norwegian non-profit organization created for the purpose of conducting DXpeditions. The NCDXF is now the DXpedition’s lead sponsor.

“We wish to recognize and thank the Northern Californ...

FCC Grants 60-Day Waiver of Part 97 Data Rate Rules for Hurricane Relief Traffic

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In an August 30 Order, the FCC granted a temporary waiver sought by ARRL to facilitate relief communications related to Hurricane Ida. The waiver also applies to relief communications directly related to any future hurricane within the next 60 days. The waiver permits radio amateurs handling hurricane relief communications on HF to use any protocol that would comply with the FCC’s rules but for...

ARRL Responds to Story of Radio Amateur Told to Remove His Antenna

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ARRL has responded to an Orlando, Florida, news story on August 23, 2021 by WFTV Channel 9 alleging a radio amateur was told to remove his antenna by the management of his subdivision following a complaint made by a neighbor.

“The news story appears to stem from a 2-year-old complaint from a neighbor who believed her insulin pump had malfunctioned due to the radio amateur’s operations ‘a few doo...

Katherine Forson, KT5KMF, is the Recipient of the 2021 ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award

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Increasing the interest and participation in amateur radio of those younger than 21 remains a primary effort of ARRL. Underscoring that focus is ARRL’s annual bestowing of its premier award, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award, on a young member whose contributions to both amateur radio and her local community embody the ideals of the Amateur Radio Service.

The recipient of the 2021 Hiram Percy...

Centenario del Primo Gran Premio Automobilistico d’Italia

ARI Nazionale -

La Sezione ARI di Brescia, in collaborazione con l’Historic Racing Club Fascia d’Oro (club ASI 321), indice il diploma del “Centenario del Primo Gran Premio Automobilistico d’Italia” corso a Montichiari nel settembre
1921.
La manifestazione si terrà in corrispondenza delle due settimane centrali del mese di Settembre; nel dettaglio l’inizio sarà Sabato 11 Settembre 2021 e la fine sarà Domenica 26 Settembre 2021.

Per scaricare il regolamento completo in PDF cliccare QUI

Click HERE to download the rules

Fonte: ARI Brescia

ARRL Board Establishes Program to Cover Initial FCC License Fee for Young Applicants

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The ARRL Board of Directors has formally endorsed a proposed program calling on ARRL to cover the $35 application fee for license candidates younger than 18 years old. The FCC is not expected to implement the $35 application fee schedule until sometime in 2022. The Board approved the “Youth Licensing Grant Program” at its July meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. The program concept, first raised ...

Hurricane Watch Net, VoIP Hurricane Net Funnel Ham Radio Reports to Forecasters During Ida

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The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and the VoIP Hurricane Net (VoIP WX) were busy gathering “ground-truth” weather observations from radio amateurs as Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana Gulf Coast on August 29 as a powerful Category 4 storm. ARES teams in Mississippi activated. Ida wrought extensive damage, especially in Louisiana and Mississippi, and left some 1-million customers in New Orlea...

Job Openings at ARRL Headquarters

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ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio® has the following employment opportunities at ARRL headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. Qualified candidates are invited to email a cover letter and resume to ARRL Human Resources. Visit the ARRL Employment Opportunities page for more information.

  • Acquisitions Editor

  • Assistant Marketing Manager

  • Director of Emergency Management

  • Director of Infor...

FEMA Announces HF Interoperability Activity on 60-Meter Channels 1 and 2

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Channels 1 and 2 on 60 meters will be available starting on August 30 for interoperability between US government and US amateur radio stations involved in Hurricane Ida emergency communications. This situation will remain in place until the storm has passed and the need for these channels no longer exists, or on September 6, whichever comes first.

These frequencies will be used: Channel 1 Primar...

FCC Grants Temporary Waiver to Permit Higher Symbol Rate Data Transmissions for Hurricane Ida Traffic

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The FCC has granted an ARRL emergency request for a temporary waiver intended to facilitate relief communications in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The waiver was orally granted on Saturday, August 28, and immediately permitted amateur data transmissions related to Hurricane Ida traffic to employ a higher symbol rate for data transmissions than the current limit of 300 baud.

ARRL pointed out in its ...

Hurricane Watch Net Calls for “All Hands on Deck” on Sunday

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As Hurricane Ida moves into the Gulf of Mexico drawing a bead on New Orleans, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is ramping up preparations to track the storm during its approach.

“Sunday will be an “all hands on deck” situation for members of the HWN,” HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said on Friday. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says a hurricane warning is in effect for Intracoastal City, Lo...

Radio Amateurs Prepare for Potentially Catastrophic Storm this Weekend

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The National Weather Service has forecast that Hurricane Ida is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the US Gulf Coast on Sunday. ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®, urges radio amateurs in, and just outside of, affected areas to prepare themselves and their property for a potential emergency.

At 1710 UTC on Friday, August 27, messages from the NWS National Hu...

Three-Way Races for Director Set in New England and Roanoke Divisions

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ARRL members in the New England and Roanoke Divisions will choose among three candidates running for Director in each Division. The candidates include two incumbents. Those are the only contested races in this year’s election cycle for Director and Vice Director.

 

In the New England Division, the candidates for Director are the incumbent, Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, of Lincoln, Massachusetts; past N...

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