ARRL Supports Maximum Flexibility for Amateur Use of New 2200 and 630 Meter Bands

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: ARRL Supports Maximum Flexibility for Amateur Use of New 2200 and 630 Meter Bands (http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-supports-flexibility-for-amateur-use-of-new-2200-and-630-meter-bands).

Accessed on 01 September 2015, 04:09 hrs, UTC.

The ARRL has submitted detailed testimony to the FCC regarding ET Docket 15-99, which governs amateur radio use of the 2200 meter (135.7-137.7 kHz) and 630 meter (472-479 kHz) bands.  Basically, the ARRL says there is “no evidence that Amateur Radio Operations would be incompatible on the LF spectrum.”

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New QST QuickStats Poll Posted

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: New QST QuickStats Poll Posted (http://www.arrl.org/news/view/new-quickstats-poll-posted-19,

Accessed on 01 September 2015, 03:58 hrs, UTC.

The New ARRL “QuickStats Poll” is now posted.  You can weigh in on special events for 160 meters, 10 meters, and whether you or your family uses MURS (Multiple Use Radio System).

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A Reminder — FCC Universal Licensing System Down for Maintenance September 2-8

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: A Reminder — FCC Universal Licensing System Down for Maintenance September 2-8 (http://www.arrl.org/news/view/a-reminder-fcc-universal-licensing-system-down-for-maintenance-september-2-8).

Accessed on 01 September 2015, 03:50 hrs, UTC.

Just a brief reminder from HQ ARRL:  The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) will be down for maintenance and upgrade work from 02 September-08 September 2015.  The 18-day vanity call sign waiting period will remain in effect for now.

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WRTC 2018 Organizers Meet Near Berlin to Map Event Strategy

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: WRTC 2018 Organizers Meet Near Berlin to Map Event Strategy (http://www.arrl.org/news/view/wrtc-2018-organizers-meet-near-berlin-to-map-strategy).

Accessed on 01 September 2015, 04:08 hrs, UTC.

Organizers of the World Radiosport Team Championship recently met near Berlin, Germany and selected the Jessen/Wittenberg area for the next International Amateur Radio Competition.  The search is on for over 60 sites to host segments of the “Olympic Games of Amateur Radio.” WRTCs are held in conjunction with the IARU HF Championship each July.

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Ham-Cyclist Completes US Leg of His Trip Around the Globe

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: Ham-Cyclist Completes US Leg of His Trip Around the Globe(http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ham-cyclist-completes-us-leg-of-his-trip-around-the-globe).

Accessed on 01 September 2015, 03:53 hrs, UTC.

Ham-cyclist Thomas Andersen (OZ1AA/K9DXX) completed the U.S. leg of his around the world “Cycling The Globe” effort on 29 August 2015.  He is now in the Canadian Maritime Provinces, the 38th country he’s visited since he began his cycling quest 5 years ago in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Thomas should publish an e-book of his travels when he is done with peddling around the globe.  This should be an interesting tale.

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ARISS Issues Invitation to Schools, Educational Organizations, Groups

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: ARISS Issues Invitation to Schools, Educational Organizations, Groups (http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ariss-invitation-to-schools-organizations-group.)

Accessed on 01 September 2015, 03:40 hrs, UTC.

ARISS has invited schools, educational organizations, and non-profit groups to apply for a contact with ISS astronauts in 2016.  Applications will be open from 01 September through 31 December 2015.  Possible contact dates will range from 01 July to 31 December 2016, depending on ISS crew schedules and orbits.

There will be an online information session on Thursday, 17 September 2015 and on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 for those interested in applying for the ARISS contact program.  For details, visit aris@arrl.org.

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ARISS contact for school in Finland.

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http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/august/ariss_event_0109.htm.

Accessed on 31 August 2015, 01:24 hrs, UTC.

The International Space Station’s ARISS Program is preparing for another ISS/Earth conversation with students.  This time, amateur radio operators on board the ISS will be talking with students at the Uliva Upper Secondary School in Western Finland.  The program is set to begin on Tuesday, 01 September 2015, 11:44 hrs, UTC.  This will be a direct radio contact between ORISS and OH1F.  The audio will be downloaded on 145.800 MHz for those in the coverage area.

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6,800 km journey of UK students’ 434 MHz balloon a success.Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/august/6800_km_journey_of_uk_students_434_mhz_balloon.htm.  Accessed on 31 August 2015, 01:04 hrs, UTC.

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This is the story of the little balloon that could.  Here’s the complete report from the University of Bristol student group who launched the UBSED69 HAB balloon on 25 July 2015.  The balloon was the university’s first superpressure HAB to use solar panels to recharge lithium polymer batteries.  The balloon rose to an altitude of 34,000 feet/10.3 km and was tracked for 6,800 miles as it crossed Europe and Siberia.

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Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role – WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi

When Hurricane Katrina knocked out communication services on the Coast, amateur radio operators provided many people with their only contact to the outside world.

Source: Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role – WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi (http://www.wlox.com/story-2991112/sen-wicker-thanks-mam-radio-operators-for-their-lifesaving-role-during-katrina).  Accessed on 30 August 2015, 05:38 hrs, UTC.

When U.S. Senator Roger Wicker visited Hurricane Katrina special event station K5A in South Mississippi, he had three purposes in mind:

  1.  To thank radio amateurs for their lifesaving work during Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago.
  2.  To operate K5A as a guest operator.
  3.   To drum up support for the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015.  Wicker is a co-sponsor of a companion bill to H.R. 1301, The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015.  Wicker said Congress wants the FCC to realize just how important amateur radio operators are during emergencies, such as Hurricane Katrina.  The bills in congress would compel the FCC to extend protections of PRB-1 to private property and allow radio amateurs to erect antennas necessary to maintain emergency communications.

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The K7RA Solar Update

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: The K7RA Solar Update (http://www.arrl.org/news/view/the-k7ra-solar-update-389).  Accessed on 30 August 2015, 05:18 hrs, UTC.

Another fine effort from Tad Cook (K7RA) and his volunteer team of propagation monitors.  Any venture into the HF spectrum is worth a glance at Tad’s solar update.  Tad also provides links to space weather and propagation sites for further study.  A complete, accurate look at solar conditions and how they affect Amateur Radio operations.

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