Space Debris Concerns

Space Debris Concerns — via ARRL Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon on November 15, destroying Kosmos 1408, one of its own old and now-defunct satellites. Launched in 1982, Kosmos 1408 was some 300 miles above Earth. Its destruction generated a debris field in low-Earth orbit that prompted the seven International Space Station crew members, including […]

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October 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report

October 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report11/11/2021 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 October VM Program report. Technician operators in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Texas, received Advisory Notices after making numerous FT8 contacts on 40 and […]

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Solo DXpeditioner Says Operating From Crozet is Limited by Nature

Solo DXpeditioner Says Operating from Crozet is Limited by Nature — via ARRL, 11/11/2021 The recent announcement of a pending 3-month DXpedition to activate Crozet Island (FT5W) in 2022 – 2023 has generated enthusiasm within the DX community. Right on the heels of the announcement, the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) pledged $20,000 to support […]

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Message From John / N6QX, Our Santa Cruz County DEC

The following message from John / N6QX, our Santa Cruz County DEC, is reproduced here, in its entirety — “After many years of service, Bert Bailey, KG6MBA, has resigned as Emergency Coordinator of the Loma Prieta Area of Santa Cruz County ARES. In his place, he and I nominate Mike Myers, AC6E. Mike is a […]

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ASRTU-1 CubeSat with V/u FM Transponder Submitted for IARU Coordination

ASRTU-1 CubeSat with V/u FM Transponder Submitted for IARU Coordination11/03/2021 China’s Harbin Institute of Technology has applied for IARU Coordination of the ASRTU-1 CubeSat. Among other capabilities, the satellite will provide a V/u FM amateur radio transponder. ASRTU-1 is a 12U CubeSat mission designed by Russian and Chinese university students for education and amateur radio. […]

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Russia-Ukraine “Radio War” Trying Patience of IARU Region 1 Monitoring System

Russia-Ukraine “Radio War” Trying Patience of IARU Region 1 Monitoring System10/28/2021 The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports in the September issue of the IARUMS newsletter that the Russian-Ukrainian “radio war” on and around 7055 kHz continues to be a major source of frustration. IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, […]

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The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Opens November 1st

The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program opens November 1st. The ARRL Foundation Scholarship application period for the academic year 2022-2023 opens on November 1st and ends on December 31, 2021. The Foundation issued $550,000 in scholarships for 2021-2022 and for the academic year 2022-2023 there has been a significant increase in the number of large dollar […]

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Meetings of Interest for all SCCo ARES/RACES/ACS Members

This is a monthly announcement of upcoming training, events, and meetings of interest for all SCCo ARES/RACES/ACS Members.  • Wednesday, 11/03/2021 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications – Night Class     https://www.scc-ares-races.org/activities/eventdetail.php?id=1077 • Saturday, 11/06/2021 Packet Operations – Type II / Advanced Troubleshooting (Zoom)https://www.scc-ares-races.org/activities/eventdetail.php?id=1083 • Thursday, 11/11/2021 EC/AEC Council Meetinghttps://www.scc-ares-races.org/activities/eventdetail.php?id=1088 • Tuesday, 11/16/2021 Training Net – Message Passing Practicehttps://www.scc-ares-races.org/activities/eventdetail.php?id=1154 • Tuesday,  […]

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QST to All Regional Amateur Radio Clubs

QST to all regional amateur radio clubs — ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY advises that work continues on the first edition of the new Clubs Newsletter, with a target of mid-November, 2021. Please add  clubs@arrl.org to your club’s newsletter distribution list. Mike and staff are looking for good stories that can included in this […]

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Enjoy Two Weekends of Fun During the ARRL November Sweepstakes

Enjoy Two Weekends of Fun During the ARRL November Sweepstakes The ARRL November Sweepstakes (SS) weekends loom large on the amateur radio contest horizon. The CW weekend is November 6 – 8, while the phone weekend is November 20 – 22. Both events begin on Saturday at 2100 UTC and conclude on Monday at 0259 […]

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