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Saif D. Shahid, S21A/KF6WJZ/G1NWJ, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on January 10. Shahid was the founder and President of the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League (BARL), which was established after more than 12 years of hard lobbying and negotiating with government officials by Shahid and others. Until then, amateur radio operation from Bangladesh had been sporadic and of questionable legality.The...
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[l] at 1/18/22 9:44am
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[l] at 1/18/22 9:34am
Nine Boulder County (Colorado) Amateur Radio Emergency Services (BCARES) volunteers turned out on December 30, 2021 as the devastating Marshall Fire roared through Superior and (portions of) Louisville, Colorado. Intense winds whipped a grass fire south of Boulder near Marshall into a massive firestorm that became too large and fierce for firefighters to battle.“The only battle was evacuation, ...
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[l] at 1/18/22 9:31am
The ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast team has shifted ownership and management of the Homebrew Heroes Award to the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast. “It makes better branding sense for their team to acquire and manage this awards program,” said Frank Howell, K4FMH, of the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast team. “Their episode-to-episode content clearly reflects the underlying principles of the Homebrew Her...
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[l] at 1/18/22 9:19am
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[l] at 1/14/22 5:08am
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: The Australian Space Forecast Centre issued this warning at 2355 UTC on January 13:“A Southern coronal hole with extensions into the equatorial region is expected to reach geo-effective location on the solar disk on late UTC day 15 January. As a result, unsettled-to-active conditions with a chance of minor storms are possible on these two days.”Two new sunspot ...
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[l] at 1/13/22 12:53pm
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[l] at 1/13/22 12:52pm
A new ARRL Foundation Club Grants program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), will make $500,000 available to radio clubs. The program will provide up to $25,000 for worthy club projects. Requests for more than that will be referred back to ARDC.ARRL has long recognized that it is in the best interests of amateur radio to encourage and support amateur radio club...
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[l] at 1/13/22 12:41pm
Two spacecraft comprised of wood or using wooden framing are hoping to launch this year and next. One will carry an amateur radio payload.WISA Woodsat, a Finnish spacecraft that planned to include an amateur radio payload, was forced to postpone its announced launch target from 2021 to 2022 after the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination system turned...
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[l] at 1/12/22 11:30am
The TEVEL mission, which consists of eight satellites carrying amateur radio FM transponders, is set to launch on January 13 at 1525 UTC on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-3 mission, which also carries AMSAT-Spain’s (AMSAT-EA) EASAT-2 and HADES satellites. The TEVEL satellites were developed by the Herzliya Science Center in Israel. All eight satellites will use the same frequencies, as long as...
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[l] at 1/12/22 9:35am
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced the schools and organizations hoping to host ham radio contacts with an International Space Station (ISS) crew member. Contacts would take place between July 1 and December 31. Eight of the proposals submitted during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the selection processes. The primary goal of...
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[l] at 1/12/22 9:29am
The 2022 running of the popular International DX Convention (IDXC) in Visalia, California, has been cancelled. IDXC Co-chairs Bill Kendrick, N6RV, and Mel Hughes, K6SY, posted this announcement on the IDXC website: “It is with regret that the 2022 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, has been cancelled. The convention committee of the Southern California DX Club acted in response...
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[l] at 1/12/22 7:04am
Until very recently, it had been some 35 years since the most recent Worked All States (WAS) was awarded on 1.25 meters. Former ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, in Arkansas, and Marshall Williams, K5QE, in Texas stand at the vanguard of a new generation of VHF enthusiasts aiming at earning the Worked All States (WAS) Award on 222 MHz (1.25 meters). Harrison was issued WAS #11 on 1.25 meters ...
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The EASAT-2 and Hades satellites are scheduled to launch on January 13 on a SpaceX TR-3 flight, AMSAT has reported, citing information provided by AMSAT-EA President and Mission Manager Felix Paez. Both will carry amateur radio payloads offering FM voice and data retransmission in FSK or AFSK up to 2,400 bps, and Hades is equipped for slow-scan television (SSTV) and FM voice beacons with call s...
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[l] at 1/10/22 2:19pm
NASA has recognized Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) as a science education and research program. Two images of ARISS activity are among those singled out by the space agency as some of the Best Space Station Science Pictures of 2021. ARRL Representative to ARISS-International Rosalie White, K1STO, said recognition is significant because it shows that NASA considers what...
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Joseph M. Grib, Jr., KI3B, has been appointed to fill the role of Delaware Section Manager (SM) on an interim basis. A DuPont retiree, Grib lives in Bear, Delaware, and is active in the local repeater association. Outside of ham radio, he enjoys saltwater fishing, the beach, and computers. Grib is an avid CW operator but enjoys other modes as well, including SSB, DMR (Digital Mobile Radio), and...
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[l] at 1/10/22 10:22am
Former ARRL Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N, of St. Augustine, Florida, has died. An ARRL Life Member, he was 85. Hall served as Section Manager from 1988 until 1996. He later served as an Assistant Section Manager in 2002 before relocating to Florida. Licensed in the 1950s, he once worked for Heathkit. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club. 
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[l] at 1/7/22 6:44am
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity was substantially lower this week, but new sunspot groups emerged on December 31, January 1, January 4, and January 5. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 110.1 to 36.4, while average daily solar flux went from 124 to 91.4.Geomagnetic activity was still fairly quiet, even with a number of flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), with ave...
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[l] at 1/6/22 6:27am
The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. This is the December 2021 activity report of the VM Program.Operators in Center Hill and Coconut Creek, Florida, were issued notices for excessive signal bandwidth on 40 and 75 meters, in violation of Section 97.307(a) of FCC rules. General-class operators in Hud...
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[l] at 1/6/22 5:55am
The ARRL Programs and Services Committee is seeking input from stations and groups that participated in ARRL Field Day 2020 and 2021 and has posted a survey. The committee said the survey results may help shape the development of Field Day rules for 2022 and beyond. The survey has already been sent via email to some 13,000 Field Day participants, more than 2,400 Affiliated Clubs, and to the CQ-...
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[l] at 1/5/22 2:30pm
Orlando HamCation has announced that Dick Fijlstra, PA0DFN, is the 2022 recipient of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding contribution to education and advancing youth in amateur radio. It was first awarded in 2018 to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, to recognize her work in teaching students about ham radio. Orlando HamCation and ARRL are sponsori...
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have invited comments regarding a new Monument Management Plan for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (KH1, KH3, KH5, and KH9).The monument encompasses approximately 495,200 square miles in the central Pacific Ocean. It includes seven islands and atolls: Baker, Howland, and J...
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A $47,533 ARRL Foundation grant will fund the initial phase of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS‐USA) *STAR* Keith Pugh Memoriam Project. *STAR*, which stands for Space Telerobotics using Amateur Radio, honors the memory of Keith Pugh, W5IU, a highly respected member of the ARISS team who died in 2019. ARISS arranges live question-and-answer sessions via ham radio betw...
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At the request of the Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT), AMSAT Vice President of Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, has announced the designation of the new Chinese XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite as Hope-OSCAR-113 (HO-113). Developed by CAMSAT, in cooperation with the Chinese government’s aerospace and education departments, XW-3 was launched on December 26 at 0311 UTC on a CZ-4C Y39 vehicle fr...
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ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® is pleased to announce the hiring of Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, into the role of Director of Emergency Management. Johnston is from Ozone, Arkansas, and comes to ARRL with 16 years of experience as the Director of Johnson County (Arkansas) Department of Emergency Management. He holds an Extra class Amateur Radio license as well as being an ARES® Eme...
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[l] at 1/3/22 2:27pm
New Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President, Phil A. McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ, took office on January 1. He was elected by the RAC Board of Directors. McBride succeeds Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, who served the maximum three consecutive 2-year terms in the top post.McBride is the former RAC Ontario South Director. Former Ontario North and East Director Allan Boyd, VE3AJB, is the new Vice President, ...
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[l] at 12/31/21 6:26am
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity persisted this week, although the numbers were a little lower. The average daily sunspot number declined from 124.4 to 110.1. Average daily solar flux slipped slightly, from 125 to 124. Average daily planetary A index went from 9.1 to 6.4, and average middle latitude numbers changed from 6.4 to 4.4.New sunspot groups appeared on December 25, 26...
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[l] at 12/29/21 10:14am
Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, says 2021 was the third most-active hurricane season on record in terms of named storms, and was the sixth consecutive above-normal season.\“We’ve completed another hurricane season. The Atlantic basin was extremely busy again for 2021,” Graves told HWN members. “For the year, we had 21 named storms, seven of which became hurricanes, and f...
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[l] at 12/28/21 12:56pm
We apologize for the delivery issue of The 1915 Commemorative QST download offer on Christmas Day.  The link below will provide ARRL Members with access to the document. http://www.arrl.org/qst-reissueIf you have any further issues or comments, please email members@arrl.org.
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[l] at 12/24/21 9:47am
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to implement a statutorily required annual fee for new and existing communications use authorizations to cover the costs of administering its authorization program. ARRL plans to vigorously oppose the imposition of the proposed fees on Amateur Radio.The Forest Service proposal results from requirements set forth in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (ak...
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[l] at 12/24/21 9:00am
Experimental station WI2XLQ will be on the air on 486 kHz AM for the Reginald Fessenden commemorative transmission. Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, is the licensee. He will transmit for 24 hours starting at 2000 UTC on December 24, with a repeat transmission starting at 2000 UTC on December 31. Justin will use a homebrew 1921-era MOPA exciter with Heising modulation, followed by a modern 500-W linear. Th...
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[l] at 12/23/21 1:11pm
ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Friday, December 24. The ARRL Letter will not publish on Thursday, December 23, and ARRL Audio News will be on hiatus on Friday December 24. There will be no W1AW bulletin or CW practice transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Monday, December 27, at 8 AM EST (1300 UTC). We wish all a joyous Christmas holiday.
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[l] at 12/23/21 11:19am
Former ARRL Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller Sr., N9DGK, of Rockvale, Tennessee, died of COVID on December 22. An ARRL Life Member, he was 75. Miller served four terms as ARRL Tennessee Section Manager from 2012 until December 2019, when he decided not to run for another term. He was licensed in 1981 and was very active in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and emergency communica...
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[l] at 12/22/21 10:37am
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[l] at 12/21/21 12:27pm
In consultation with ARRL Southeastern Division Director Mickey Baker, N4MB, ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, has appointed David Benoist, AG4ZR, to fill the vacant post of ARRL Georgia Section Manager (SM), starting immediately. Benoist, of Senoia, had previously served in the position from 2016 to 2021. The former Georgia ARRL SM, Jim Millsap, K9APD, resigned for personal reaso...
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[l] at 12/21/21 12:19pm
The Dalton Amateur Radio Club (DARC) in Dalton, Georgia, has donated copies of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual to several schools in its service area. The materials will be available in the schools’ media centers.On December 1, DARC President Jack Thompson, N5UOV, met with media specialists Sarah Hicks of North Murray High School and Ryan Long of Murray County High School to present both scho...
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[l] at 12/21/21 8:41am
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AMSAT-HB is the latest amateur radio satellite organization in the AMSAT fold. AMSAT-HB was formed in Switzerland on November 26. Switzerland’s IARU member-society USKA cited a sharp rise in interest in ham radio satellites in the country, as well as interest in the QO-100 geostationary satellite, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), and tracking objects in space.“More and ...
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[l] at 12/21/21 7:34am
Norway’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, the Norwegian Radio Relay League (NRRL), is working with the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) to stop intruders from operating on 2 meters. Unlicensed stations in eastern Norway are operating on 144.200 MHz, 144.300 MHz, and 144.650 MHz. NRRL wants radio amateurs and listeners to listen on these frequencies, log the deta...
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[l] at 12/21/21 7:28am
The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) amateur radio satellite has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, and related work is in progress as planned, CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, reports.“If all goes well, the satellite will be launched on December 25, 2021.” The orbit will be a circular sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of 770.1 kilometers. The XW-3...
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Former ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, died on December 12. An ARRL member, she was 78. From the time she arrived at ARRL Headquarters, Mary served enthusiastically as ARRL’s Chief Development Officer, developing relationships that helped to grow the ARRL Endowment. One individual she invited into the ARRL fold of regular supporters was Joe Walsh, WB...
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[l] at 12/15/21 1:55pm
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[l] at 12/15/21 1:48pm
The EI7GL blog reports that publication of the World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) will cease with the current 76th edition. For many years, the WRTH provided information about shortwave broadcast times and frequencies, but the number of listeners has dwindled as broadcasting has shifted to the internet. In addition, information on international broadcasting schedules and frequencies is also availab...
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[l] at 12/15/21 10:51am
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[l] at 12/15/21 10:29am
The vacancy created by the untimely and unfortunate death of ARRL Virginia Section Manager (SM) Joseph Palsa, K3WRY, will result in an election to fill the position; the election will occur in January and February 2022. The winner of the election will assume office on April 1, 2022. Former Virginia SM Carl Clements, W4CAC, has been appointed by ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, to...
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[l] at 12/15/21 9:50am
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ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® and the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) have announced winners of the 160-Meter Transatlantic Centenary QSO Party. The December 12 on-air event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the successful second Transatlantic Tests which contributed to the dawn of international amateur radio communication. Participating stations operating on CW at...
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[l] at 12/14/21 1:18pm
The Falkland Islands Communications Regulator has directed Polish radio amateur Sebastian Gleich, SQ1SGB, to cease his ham radio operation from Antarctica’s Halley VI Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf, OpenFalklands reported. Apparently following up on a complaint, the Falkland Islands regulator ordered Gleich to stop all operations as “VP8SGB.” He has been identifying as VP8/SQ1SGB, in a...
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[l] at 12/14/21 1:15pm
On December 24, SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, is scheduled to transmit a Christmas message to the world, using the 97-year-old 200 kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz CW. At 0730 UTC, a livestream will begin on YouTube. Start-up and tuning of the Alexanderson alternator will begin at 0800 UTC. Transmissions will begin at 0800 UTC. Some test transmissions will take place on December 23 between 120...
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[l] at 12/12/21 3:08am
The Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland (MRCN) and the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club in England will conduct a modern-day re-enactment of Marconi’s first transatlantic radio experiment in 1901.December 12, 2021,marks the 120th anniversary of that accomplishment.On December 12, preparations will begin at 1555 UTC for receiving the letter “s” in Morse code at 1600 UTC. The letter “s” was transmitted f...

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