ARRL Board of Directors Elects Officers, Executive Committee

ARRL Board of Directors Elects Officers, Executive Committee One new face will be among the Officers at the next ARRL Board of Directors meeting in July. During their twice-yearly meeting, the Board met in Windsor, Connecticut, January 21-22, 2022, and elected John R. Sager, WJ7S of Saratoga Springs, Utah to succeed Treasurer, Rick Niswander, K7GM, […]

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New Amateur Radio License Applications Fee To Become Effective April 19, 2022

New Amateur Radio License Applications Fee To Become Effective April 19, 2022 A Public Notice released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 23, 2022, in MD Docket No. 20-270, announced that new application fees for Wireless Telecommunications Bureau applications will become effective on April 19, 2022. The new fees, mandated by Congress, apply […]

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Volunteer Monitor Program Cautions against Operating Beyond License Privileges

Volunteer Monitor Program Cautions against Operating Beyond License Privileges Many of the Advisory Notices sent out each month by the ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program go to stations heard operating outside the operator’s license privileges. While some may be doing so deliberately, it seems clear that many of these reports reflect a lack of clarity regarding […]

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Ukraine Maintains Ham Radio Silence in State of Emergency

Ukraine Maintains Ham Radio Silence in State of Emergency Radio amateurs in Ukraine appear to be diligently maintaining radio silence as the state of emergency declared there just prior to the Russian military invasion remains in effect. A February 24 decree from President Volodymyr Zelensky included “a ban on the operation of amateur radio transmitters […]

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

ARRL News | New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades 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 […]

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Ham Payload Going to the Chinese Space Station

Ham Payload Going to the Chinese Space Station The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) satellite frequency coordination panel reports that an application has been submitted for an amateur radio payload to be hosted on the Chinese Tiangong space station. The coordination request states: “CSSARC is the amateur radio payload for Chinese Space Station, proposed by […]

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Morse Operations Continue

Morse operations continue !  Section member Jeff / AA6XA ran a successful SOTA HF CW operation on Mt. El Sereno at Montevina Ridge on March 5. Jeff shares this great YouTube video that was made at the site with Naina / KN6REU https://youtu.be/mmCRndk8A0U  A few more images are posted here – https://www.facebook.com/arrlscv […]

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The 2022 Lifetime Sea Otter Classic

The 2022 Lifetime Sea Otter Classic will be held on April 7-10, 2022. Help from amateur radio operators has been a vital resource for communication in the Fort Ord National Monument backcountry and the Gran Fondo (“Great Endurance”) Carmel Valley Route. Thank you to those of you who have volunteered in the past. The Lifetime Sea […]

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ARRL Seeks Exemption from Proposed US Forest Service Communication Facility Fees

ARRL Seeks Exemption from Proposed US Forest Service Communication Facility Fees; Comment Period to be Re-Opened Through March 31 02/28/2022 ARRL has filed comments with the US Forest Service (USFS) seeking an exemption for amateur radio facilities to a proposed new $1,400 annual administrative fee. The USFS proposal resulted from requirements in the Agriculture Improvement […]

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Amateur Radio in Ukraine Ordered Off the Air in State of Emergency

Amateur Radio in Ukraine Ordered Off the Air in State of Emergency02/24/2022 [UPDATED on 2/28/2022 @ 1812 UTC] A state of emergency was declared in Ukraine just prior to the Russian military invasion. Among other things, the February 24 decree from President Volodymyr Zelensky will remain in effect at least for 30 days and may […]

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