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  • newFCC to Require Email Addresses on Applications
    Amateur radio licensees and candidates will have to provide the FCC with an email address on applications, effective sometime in mid-2021. If no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as defective.The FCC is fully transitionin…
    - 13 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 5:51pm -
  • newDecember is YOTA Month
    The month of December has been designated as YOTA month. The annual initiative sponsored by Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) initially focused on International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 (Europe, the Mideast, and Africa), with young radio amateu…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 12:49pm -
  • Arecibo Observatory Instrument Platform Falls into Iconic Dish
    [UPDATED 2020-12-02 @1609 UTC] The 900-ton instrument platform of the 305-meter radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell some 400 feet Tuesday morning, crashing into the huge, already-damaged dish below, the National Science Founda…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 20, 12:29am -
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Departing Commission
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to leave the Commission on January 20, 2021, as the Biden Administration comes into office. The FCC chairman is appointed by the president.“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Fede…
    - 2 days ago 30 Nov 20, 8:55pm -
  • RadioShack Purchased by Online Retailer
    RadioShack® is back as an online retailer of electronics, offering some parts in its inventory that largely consists of radios, batteries, telephone gear, drones, computer accessories, and even cameras. The iconic company was recently purchased from…
    - 2 days ago 30 Nov 20, 8:47pm -
  • Powerful Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection Occur on November 29
    A solar flare from massive solar region 2786 at 1311 UTC on Sunday, November, 29, was the most powerful solar flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) so far during the new Solar Cycle 25.The sun’s activity is now rapidly increasing after a slow incre…
    - 2 days ago 30 Nov 20, 8:45pm -
  • ARRL Invites Members to Participate in #GivingTuesday on December 1
    ARRL is taking part in #GivingTuesday on December 1. This global day of giving invites individuals to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities and their world. Many ARRL programs and services are not covere…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • The K7RA Solar Update
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Over the past week our sun has been quite active, with rising sunspot numbers and solar flux showing strong evidence that Solar Cycle 25 is progressing.Average daily sunspot number rose from 12 last week to 27.9 in t…
    - 6 days ago 27 Nov 20, 4:02pm -
  • ARRL Asks FCC to Allow 3.4-GHz Operation until Spectrum is Occupied
    In comments to the FCC, ARRL has argued that radio amateurs be allowed to continue shared operation in the 3.4 GHz band until 5G licensees who purchase the spectrum when the FCC puts it up for auction initiate incompatible operations. In its Further…
    - 7 days ago 26 Nov 20, 12:55pm -
  • Yasme Foundation Announces Excellence Awards
    The Yasme Foundation has announced the latest recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award. They are Brett Ruiz, PJ2BR, and Helena Ruiz, PJ2ZZ; Bob Wilson, N6TV; Jari Perkiömäki, OH6BG, and Jim Brown, K9YC. The Yasme Excellence Award recognizes individ…
    - 7 days ago 26 Nov 20, 12:54pm -


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