ARRL Now Provides Free RF Exposure Calculator

ARRL Now Provides Free RF Exposure Calculator08/05/2021 The FCC has adopted guidelines and procedures for evaluating environmental effects of RF emissions. Under the new FCC rules, some amateurs need to perform routine station evaluations to ensure that their stations comply with the RF exposure rules. This can be as simple as running an online calculator […]

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The Steady Analog Pulse of the Famed Russian Woodpecker

1970s-era radio amateurs will remember the steady analog pulse of the famed Russian Woodpecker, which pelted many stateside HF QSOs, CW and otherwise, in that era. Here’s a fascinating reference, courtesy ARRL: Russian Woodpecker Antenna Array Now a Cultural Heritage Site The massive Duga-1 antenna array that transmitted the obnoxious and infuriating “Russian Woodpecker” HF signal […]

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Pacificon 2021

QST: Pacificon 2021 is moving forward. Please see the organizer’s website for information regarding registration and scheduled events — http://www.pacificon.org/ Oct. 15-17, 2021San Ramon Marriott2600 Bishop DriveSan Ramon, CA  94583 […]

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ARRL Board of Directors Creates Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee

ARRL Board of Directors Creates Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee07/23/2021 At its just-concluded July 2021 meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors approved By-Law changes creating a third Standing Committee that joins the existing Administration and Finance Committee and Programs and Services Committee. The charter of the new Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee (EC-FSC) […]

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The 30th Sea Otter Classic

The 30th Sea Otter Classic will be held on October 7-10, 2021.  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 Sea Otter […]

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June 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Activity Report Released

June 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Activity Report Released07/13/2021 The June 2021 activity report of the Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program has been released. The VM Program is a joint initiative between the ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. The FCC was requested to review a vanity call sign application filed by […]

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PAARA

PAARA scheduled this extended Zoom presentation on July 9, 2021. https://www.paara.org/ Spend time with Dave Minster, NA2AA, ARRL’s Chief Executive Officer David Minster, NA2AA, of Wayne, New Jersey, is ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer. His new post started September 28, 2020. Minster began his career as a software engineer, moving into management. From there, he spent some […]

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