ARDC Grant Will Expand RMHAM’s 5 GHz Microwave Network in Rockies

12/08/2021 A grant of $374,233 from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) to Rocky Mountain Ham Radio (RMHAM) will go toward expanding a multistate 5 GHz microwave network and help to outfit communications trailers. The microwave network enables partnering amateur radio clubs and groups to access, enable, or expand their repeater …

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ARRL Virginia Section Manager Joseph Palsa, K3WRY, SK

12/08/2021 Virginia Section Manager Joe Palsa, K3WRY, of North Chesterfield, Virginia, died on December 7. An ARRL Life Member, he was 80. Palsa was appointed Virginia Section Manager in February 2015, and had since won elections in his own right. A radio amateur for more than 50 years, he also …

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November 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report

12/08/2021 This is the November 2021 report of Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program activity. The VM program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. Operators in Ardmore, Tennessee; Lithonia, Georgia; Coconut Creek and Miramar, Florida, and East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, were issued …

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ARRL Executive Committee Meets

12/08/2021 The ARRL Executive Committee met on October 25 in virtual session, with President Rick Roderick, K5UR, presiding. In his report, CEO David Minster, NA2AA, noted that the revised ARRL Articles of Incorporation approved during the July 2021 Board meeting had been filed with the State of Connecticut. He also …

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Transmissions Set to Mark Transatlantic Test Success

12/08/2021 A replica 1BCG transmitter will operate as W2AN/1BCG on ±1.820 MHz on CW, from The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut. “We’re using type 204-A tubes,” said Mark Erdle, AE2EA, of the Antique Wireless Association. “The original transmitter used type 204 tubes. The primary difference is that the …

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ARISS Named Amateur Radio Newsline Newsmaker of the Year

12/08/2021 Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has been named Amateur Radio Newsline Newsmaker of the Year. “This group, based across 15 countries around the world, has been supporting amateur radio from the space station and performing school links around the world to astronauts for over 20 years,” …

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WSJT-X Development Group Partner Bill Somerville, G4WJS, SK

12/06/2021 A key member of the WSJT-X development group — where FT8 and other cutting-edge digital amateur radio technology has originated — has died. Bill Somerville, G4WJS, was reported to have passed away earlier this week. He was in his mid-60s, and his death was unexpected. The development group founder, …

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Ham Radio University Going Virtual Again

12/06/2021 With COVID-19 uncertainties precluding an in-person gathering for a second year, the 23rd annual Ham Radio University (HRU) educational conference will be held as a virtual event again this year, on Saturday, January 8, 1300 – 2000 UTC, as an online GoToWebinar videoconference. Advance registration is required and begins …

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