Ham Radio Connects Bellefontaine, Ohio Students with Astronaut Kayla Barron

Ham Radio Connects Bellefontaine, Ohio Students with Astronaut Kayla Barron04/29/2022 Astronaut Kayla Barron, amateur radio call sign KI5LAL, completed a successful, scheduled ham radio contact on April 21, 2022, with students from Bellefontaine High School in Bellefontaine, Ohio via Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). The radio contact was streamed on https://youtu.be/6t5ZQOw2j68 The students […]

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Radio Amateurs to Participate in MARS Interoperability Exercise in May

Radio Amateurs to Participate in MARS Interoperability Exercise in May04/29/2022 Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct an HF skills exercise from Monday night, May 2 through Saturday, May 7, 2022 to practice interoperability with the amateur radio community. A 60-meter high-power broadcast will begin on May 3 at 0200 UTC followed […]

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Friedrichshafen, Germany to Host the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Host the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition04/29/2022 After a 2-year break, amateur radio fans will reunite on Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from June 24 – 26, 2022, for HAM RADIO — the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition. Planning for Europe’s largest amateur radio exhibition is under way, and this year’s theme […]

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ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program

ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program04/29/2022 The ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program, in effect since April 19, 2022, will cover the one-time $35 application fee for new amateur radiolicense candidates younger than 18 years old for tests administered under the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) program. “We are thrilled that we are able to provide this […]

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FCC Not Processing New License Applications

FCC Not Processing New License Applications04/27/2022 On Wednesday, April 27, in a notice to all VECs, the FCC again asked them to refrain from submitting any amateur radio exam session or license application files while the Commission works to resolve an issue with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) application filing system. The ULS application filing […]

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Amateur Radio Helps Rescue Injured California Outdoorsman

Amateur Radio Helps Rescue Injured California Outdoorsman04/14/2022 A relaxing weekend of camping and fishing did not go as planned when a member of a California outdoors club fell and broke his hip. The Old Goats Mountain Club (OGMC) had worked their way along an old Forest Service Road into a rugged, off grid location in […]

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New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades

New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades04/04/2022 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade an amateur radio licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. […]

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Electronics Flea Market (EFM)

Electronics Flea Market (EFM) The Electronics Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022 in the parking lot of the Sunnyvale Public Library from 5:00 a.m. until noon.  http://www.electronicsfleamarket.com/ […]

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Santa Cruz ARES Succeeds in Operation FOXHUNT

The Heist It was well known that one of WB6ECE repeater group’s units, instrumental in communication during the early stages of the August 2020 CZU complex fires, burned down in the same event. Located over the hill from Felton, California near Empire Grade Road, it was a vital emergency link between that community and Santa […]

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Crozet Island DXpedition Preparations are Moving Forward

Crozet Island DXpedition Preparations are Moving Forward The upcoming solo Crozet Island DXpedition spearheaded by Thierry Mazel, F6CUK, will likely arrive on the island around Christmas. While traveling aboard the Marion Dufresne, Mazel will make stopovers at other remote islands that are also rare DXCC entities, including TromelinIsland. The Crozet and Tromelin islands are administered […]

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