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  • Robert Bankston, KE4AL, is New AMSAT President
    Robert Bankston, KE4AL, of Dothan, Alabama, is the new president of AMSAT. The AMSAT Board of Directors elected Bankston at its annual meeting on October 18, to succeed Clayton Coleman, W5PFG. Bankston has served as treasurer and Vice President of Us…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 10:59pm -
  • ARRL Logbook of The World Harmonizes Designation of FST4 Protocol
    The Logbook of The World (LoTW) Committee worked with WSJT-X developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, to harmonize the designation of FST4 among WSJT-X, the ADIF standard, and LoTW. At present, FST4 is only supported in a recently released beta version of WSJT-X.…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 10:50pm -
  • FCC Headquarters Relocates
    FCC Headquarters has moved. The new address is 45 L St. NE, Washington, DC 20554. The change is effective immediately. The FCC announced plans to move last spring, but the transition was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The FCC, like many federal age…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 10:39pm -
  • ARRL Executive Committee to Meet on October 22
    The ARRL Executive Committee will meet at 1800 UTC on October 22 in closed virtual session. The panel’s primary agenda item is arrangements for the Board of Directors’ January 2021 meeting. The panel also will hear from Chief Executive Officer Da…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 10:36pm -
  • Florida ARES Group Publishes After-Action Book
    A new paperback aimed at the Amateur Radio Emergency Service Community, Power Out! After-Action Report and Improvement Plan by Susan Halbert, KG4VWI; Leland Gallup, AA3YB, and Gordon Gibby, KX4Z, is available on Amazon. The $5.99 paperback chronicles…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 2:05pm -
  • The K7RA Solar Update

    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 9:30am -
  • Now Open! The 15th Annual ARRL Online Auction

    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 20, 2:00pm -
  • Jamboree on the Air Takes Place this Weekend
    Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and concurrent Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) will be held Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18. A new US JOTA-JOTI website has details. Participants can register as individuals or as a group on the…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 20, 7:39pm -
  • 2021 Edition of The ARRL Handbook and New Microcontroller Projects Book Available

    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 20, 12:44pm -
  • Multiple Balloons Carrying Ham Radio Payloads Launched
    Eleven schools across the US launched helium-filled balloons carrying amateur radio payloads on October 9. The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum live-streamed the multiple launches. The balloons are trackable via ham radio on APRS (either 144.39 MHz F…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 20, 11:10am -


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